Whale Watching

Whale Watching

Enjoy a relaxing excursion on the waters of Icy Strait, just outside of Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve on the M/V TAZ, a 50’ long vessel with seating for 28 passengers and an open back deck for viewing and photographing of the whales and wildlife.


May 28 - September 5 
5 - 7 Days a Week 
Morning Excursion 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Afternoon Excursion 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

What you will most likely see:

  • Orcas (killer whales)
  • Minke Whales
  • A variety of marine mammals, including Alaskan brown bears
  • Stellar Sea Lions
  • Sea Otters
  • Bald Eagle
  • Dall porpoises & harbor porpoises
  • Puffins
  • Arctic Terns
  • Phalaropes
  • Blue Herons
  • Glaucous-Wing Gulls

This tour departs from Gustavus City Dock, which is approximately 10 miles from Glacier Bay Lodge. The TAZ travels out to Point Adolphus, a nutrient-rich feeding ground for several types of whales, including humpbacks, which in summer feed before migrating back to Hawaii for the winter. Complimentary hot drinks including coffee, a wide variety of teas, hot chocolate, water, and snack bars.

For advance bookings please call 888.229.8687. Or upon arrival to Glacier Bay Lodge, front desk personnel will gladly arrange this ‘must-see’ trip for you.