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Ecology of Southeast Alaska

Come explore the exciting ecology of Southeast Alaska as we search for killer whales in Endicott or Tracy Arm and humpback whales in Frederick Sound. Discover the unfamiliar microscopic world of plankton and unleash the curiosity of your inner 5-year old as you stare into a tidepool teeming with life. Step into an old-growth forest and walk in the footsteps of bears. This trip is designed to bring you into nature so you can see how the sea and the forest are interconnected.

Itinerary – 8-Days Round-Trip Juneau

Trip #379
Dates: June 17 – 24, 2021
Boards: Juneau
Disembarks: Juneau
Price: $7,100 per person

For availability and discounts visit our Schedule and Rates Page.

Here are some of the highlights for each day.

Day 1 – Juneau to Taku Harbor Humpback whales feeding together.

  • Historic Cannery Ruins
  • Beach Walk
  • Search for Humpback Whales, Black Bears, Sea Birds

Day 2 – Taku Harbor to Gambier Bay

  • Search for Humpback whales, Killer Whales, Dall’s Porpoises
  • Watch for Brown Bears
  • Beach WalkBald eagle on an iceberg in Tracy Arm, Alaska. Small Ship Cruise
  • Kayaking
  • Skiff Ridge

Day 3 – Gambier to Cannery Cove

  • Search for Humpback Whales, Killer Whales, Dall’s Porpoises
  • Look for Brown Bears
  • Kayaking
  • Beach Walk
  • Skiff Ride

Day 4 – Cannery Cove to Wood Spit

  • Search for Humpback Whales, Killer Whales
  • Sealion Haulout
  • Watch for Brown Bears, Bald Eagles, Sea Birds
  • Microscopic World of Plankton
  • Beach Walk
  • KayakingKiller Whales in Alaska

Day 5  – Wood Spit to Fords Terror

  • Search for Humpback and Killer Whales
  • Watch for Black Bears, Brown Bears,
  •  Moose, Wolves
  • Tide pooling
  • Forest Walk
  • Glacial HistoryPhotography Workshop in Tracy Arm Alaska
  • Fanciful Icebergs
  • Skiff Ride

Day 6  – Fords Terror to Dawes Glacier to North

  •  Dawes Anchorage
  • Search for Humpback, Killer Whales, Harbor Porpoises
  • Watch for Black Bears, Moose, Sea Birds, Harbor Seals, Mountain Goats
  • Fanciful IcebergsPack Creek Brown Bear Photography Workshop
  • Glacier Carved Canyons
  • Tide pooling
  • Forest Walk
  • Tidewater Glacier viewing
  • Skiff Ride

Day 7  – North Dawes Anchorage to No Name Cove

  • Search for Humpback Whales and Killer Whales
  • Watch for Brown Bears, Black Bears, Wolves, Sea Birds, Harbor SealsDawes Glacier In Alaska
  • Fanciful Icebergs
  • Microscopic World of Plankton
  • Kayaking
  • Meadow Walk or Waterfall Walk

Day 8 – No Name Cove to Juneau

  • Search for Humpback Whales and Killer Whales
  • Watch for Brown Bears, Black Bears, Harbor Seals, Sea Birds
  • Fanciful Icebergs

Please note that all itineraries are subject to change due to weather, tides, and wildlife.