Gray Whale Photo Expeditions
Experience the unique opportunity to photograph or just watch a whale species that is only in the area for a short time in the spring.
April 15 - May 5
$249 per person /4 Hours on the Water
Sitka is a feeding stop for the Gray Whale and a place where as many as 50 Gray Whales congregate in a One (1) sq mile area grazing in water as shallow as 10 feet deep. Join us for this fantastic season as we search for these magnificent creatures on their incredible annual migration. Every year, these whales migrate over 10,000 miles from the Sea of Cortez to the Bering and Chukchi Seas – the longest migration route of any mammal. These whales begin migrating north in late February and arrive in Sitka in the spring, spending the summer feeding in shallow Arctic waters before migrating south in mid-October. They deliver their calves in the warm, protected lagoons off the coast of Baja in the winter. Our Gray Whale Photography and Watching tour takes you into Sitka Sound to the edge of the Gulf of Alaska, searching for our returning visitors. In addition to gray whales, we often see Steller Sea Lions, Sea Otters, Harbor Seals, Bald Eagles, many species of colorful marine birds, and other whales, including Humpbacks and Orcas, during this wonder-filled expedition.