Best time to visit Alaska

Whale Watching

Whales are the largest mammals in the world. Seeing them is a truly unforgettable experience!

Whale Watching in Alaska - Best Time
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Dave Bezaire

Whale watching in Alaska is special since you can meet different species of whales here. Humpback whales, Blue whales, Minke whales, orcas, belugas—all of them inhabit the waters around the state. The best time to see these majestic marine mammals is from June until August.

Killer Whales
Killer Whales

But there is another period when people can observe something even more interesting. From April to May you can witness the great Grey whale migration through Alaskan waters. They go north to the Arctic Ocean in search of food, so watching them is a spectacular activity. There are plenty of organized tours from Ketchikan, Sitka, Kodiak, or Seward.

Humpback Whales
Humpback Whales
Gray Whale Migration
Gray Whale Migration

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