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Whale Watching in Seward, Alaska

After my time with the bears in Katmai National Park, I wasn’t sure how anything else could possibly come close to topping that experience.

But Alaska kept showing me her best, and the second half of my trip was filled with stunning scenery, diverse wildlife and amazing experiences.

A real highlight was the Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise from Seward, a 6-hour ride out in the  Alaskan waters to view wildlife like whales, sea otters, puffins, orcas and more. I was particularly eager for this day trip, because “Whale Watching in Alaska” was #45 on my 55 Places Bucket List.

Wildlife spotting isn’t guaranteed, but we luckily picked what turned out to be a fantastic day. The weather was clear, the water was smooth… and we saw more sea life (and WHALES!) than I could ever have imagined.

Here’s our journey, in photos!

Kenai Fjords- boat in Seward Harbor

Our boat in Seward Harbor

 

Orca 2

Immediately after leaving, we see 3 orca. They were curious, and came up to our boat.

 

Humpback Whale

Then, we saw whales! Then more whales. Then more!

 

Humpback whale fluke

Everyone wanted to capture the elusive “fluke” whale tail shot. This was the closest I got.

 

Birds and scenery

Birds!

 

a gaggle of otters

A gaggle of sea otters say ‘hello.’

 

Bird Island 2

I called this “Bird Island.” It was really pretty… and smelly.

 

Glacier with floating ice bits

We were able to get really close to a glacier. Beautiful!

 

Kayakers

Some kayakers got even closer!

 

Puffins! 3

Puffins! I was enchanted by these birds.

 

Puffins! 2

More puffins on another “Bird Island.”

 

Seals 2

Sea lions… or seals. I can’t seem to keep them straight!

 

Mom and I on boat

Mom and I enjoy the nice day on the boat.

 

Dad and I drinking alaskan amber

Dad and I enjoy the trip back to Seward with an Alaskan Amber.

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One Response to Whale Watching in Seward, Alaska

  1. Nancy and Tony August 5, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

    ENJOYED YOUR PICTURES!

    LOVE,
    NANCY AND TONY

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