There’s nothing quite as awe-inspiring as seeing a creature as massive and majestic as a whale enjoying its natural habitat. These beautiful animals draw visitors to Alaska from all over the world. If you would like to enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing a whale in the wild for yourself, check out these expert whales watching tips for this season.
Best Places to See Whales in Alaska
By far the most important tip for successful whale watching is choosing the right location. If you go where the whales are, chances are you will get to see them.
With that in mind, we’d like to introduce you to one of Alaska’s best-kept secrets: the Chatham Straits. In the Chatham Straits, krill and herring – the main food sources for whales – are bountiful, making these waterways the perfect place for a family of whales to reside. Here, you can expect to see humpback whales net feeding as well as killer whales and porpoises. In fact, the Chatham Straits are such a whale-rich location that both the Discovery Channel and National Geographic have filmed documentaries at this amazing site.
Pick the Right Time of Year
As the waters around Alaska warm up, whales begin to migrate up from Mexico. If you want to maximize your chances of seeing these incredible creatures, visiting during the months of May through September is your best bet.
Book Your Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience Today
Seeing whales playing and feeding in the beautiful waters of Alaska is an experience you won’t soon forget. At Favorite Bay Lodge, we are renowned for helping visitors see these gorgeous animals up close and in-person. Located right next to the Chatham Straits, the waters outside our lodge are among the best places to see whales in Alaska.
If you would like to learn more about how we can help you book the whale-watching experience of a lifetime, we invite you to contact us today.