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

Reserve Your Spot

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

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.

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