Top 10 Whale Watching Spots in the US (2019) | MojoTravels
These massive and beautiful mammals are always worth the trip. Welcome to MojoTravels and today we're counting down our picks for the Top 10 Whale-Watching Spots in the US in 2019.
For this list we're looking at the best places across America to see whales in their natural splendor this year. We're basing our choices on a mix of varieties and sheer numbers of whales, as well as the unique sights that each location has to offer.
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FIN WHALES TO WILD KILLER WHALES IN SEWARD ALASKA
Jack and Colton get up close to fin whales and within a few feet of a killer whale in Alaska. Fin whare are the second largest whale in the world and killer whales are one of the largest predators in the sea. The waters of Alaska's Kenai Fjords National Park are full of the world's largest whales.
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Dall's porpoise bow-riding - Wildlife & Glacier cruise in Resurrection Bay, Alaska
A group of about 12-15 Dall's porpoise bow-riding our catamaran, as experienced on a wildlife and glacier cruise in Resurrection Bay / Kenai Fjords Glacier and National Park area, around Seward, Alaska in May 2015. Apparently, these folks love to bow-ride like dolphins. They are different from dolphins and whales, although they are related to them. Dall's porpoise, a sub-specie of the Porpoise species, are native to Northern Pacific Ocean and Alaska. Dall’s porpoises are compact, muscular porpoises that rival killer whales as the fastest marine mammals in Alaska waters. Their black backs and white bellies and flanks resemble the markings of killer whales, but they are much smaller, averaging about six feet in length and weighing about 300 lbs (136 kg). They are fast swimmers and often generate a “rooster tail” spray that can be visible at long distances. They often “bow ride,” a behavior that is ideal for wildlife watching. The bow of a moving ship creates a pressure wave in the water, like the blast of wind that follows a passing truck. Porpoises and dolphins sidle up to a boat and swim just below the surface, riding in the pressure wave.
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Catamaran whale watching and bird watching along cliffs off Seward Alaska July 2013
Lots of various whale tails and partial humpback breach at 1 minute mark. I missed the big out of the water part though!
Sitka Whale Watch 2014 with Gallant Adventures
Sitka Whale Watch with Gallant Adventures
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Whale Watching and Alaskan Brewing Company Tour from Juneau
While in Juneau, go whale watching and taste beers at the Alaskan Brewing Company.
Mix two favorite Alaskan activities with this combo tour in Juneau. Head out onto the waters of Auke Bay to spot eagles in the air and whales and sea lions below, complete with a beverage and an Alaskan salmon spread on a bagel. Back on land you’ll ride to the Alaskan Brewing Company to learn about and try their unique brews inspired by the nature around them.
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Story Time with Aunt Phil, The Phoenix rises near Seward
In this segment of Alaska Story Time with Aunt Phil, author/historian Laurel Downing Bill shares the story of the first ship ever built in Resurrection Bay. This episode first aired on CBS Anchorage affiliate KTVA Channel 11 Daybreak on Sept. 7, 2017.
Alexander Baranof arrived at Kodiak Island in 1791 to manage the fur exporting operation of Grigorri Ivanovich Shelikhov, who formed the North American Company. When he received orders to build a sea-going vessel, Baranof remembered a sheltered bay he had seen that was a welcome refuge from Pacific storms.
Baranof had named it Resurrection Bay, where Seward now exists, as he had found it during the Easter season. Baranof knew he would have access to timber suitable for shipbuilding, and the rise and fall of the tides would make ship launching possible.
Baranof received a vessel filled with shipbuilding material, including iron, rigging and sails, for one ship, from Shelikhov. The ship’s commander, Second Lieutenant Thomas Shields, was an American shipbuilder who worked for Shelikhov.
Baranof, who was told to “teach the Natives to be sail makers, riggers and blacksmiths,” arrived in Resurrection Bay with 23 men, four women and supplies on Sept. 19, 1791. The group then completed building dwellings and work buildings by the end of that month.
Two summers and two winters went by while Baranof and Shields improvised and invented ways to build the 180-ton, 73-foot-long vessel. The three-masted Phoenix, which had two decks, was completed on Sept. 4, 1794, and became the first ship launched on the northwestern Pacific Coast.
The name Phoenix was very appropriate. Like the legendary bird after which it was named, the boat literally rose from ashes, for tons of wood was burned to make charcoal to forge bolts and nails.
His shipbuilders had axes, but no other tools necessary for the task at hand. Not even a handsaw. They used forest moss mixed with hot pitch for caulking and whale oil, thickened with red ochre from iron deposits, for paint.
After the launch of the Phoenix, Baranof built two more ships that were completed in 1795. The Dolphin and the Olga both were 40 feet long, 17.5 feet wide and 9.5 feet deep. They were single masted, single deck ships.
The Phoenix sailed six times between Kodiak and Okhotsk with loads of fur during the next four years. Then on Dec. 1, 1799, it left Okhotsk bound for Kodiak. This would be her final voyage. Weeks passed beyond her expected arrival date in the Alaska port. Then on Dec. 29, pieces of the ship washed ashore on the eastern shore of Kodiak Island.
Shipbuilding was carried on at Fort Resurrection until 1867, when Alaska was transferred to the United States.
Wildlife in Resurrection Bay - Alaska - old
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Resurrection Bay is a bay on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska, United States. Its main settlement is Seward, located at the head of the bay.
You can see plenty of wildlife in this Bay, bald eagles, gulls, sea lions, otters, whales, orca...
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Amazing Humpback whale breach in Juneau, AK
We were enjoying a day of fishing in Juneau, AK and began watching some humpback whales. This was a calf and was part of a larger pod of whales. The breach happened directly behind out boat and was about 50-75 feet away.
Orcas - Boat Tour Homer, AK DSCN2557
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See bears, a wolf taking down a caribou, moose, whales, eaglet, etc. We had a fabulous time and wonderful weather, from Seward to Denali.
Watching whales feeding on the coast by Highway 1, West Coast USA..
Watching whales feeding on the coast by Highway 1, West Coast USA..
Wild Orcas in Alaska
I was lucky enough to see a playful pod of Orcas (Killer Whales) while whale watching in Juneau, Alaska. Check out this short clip of these playful sea dwellers!
Filmed: July 2014
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Whale capsizes NJ fishermen's boat
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Fin whale necropsy in Seward
(Video by Andrew Sorenson) An endangered fin whale that arrived in Seward, Alaska on Sunday, May 29, 2016 slung across the bow of the Holland America cruise ship Zaandam is examined on the beach by officials working to determine how it died.
Whale waving his flipper
Whale was waving his flipper when i was on the dolphin fleet whale watch in cape cod, mass.
Orcas Breaching in Resurrection Bay, AK
On March 29, 2008, we joined a whale watch cruise with Renown Tours out of Seward Alaska. At 1:10, we came upon a large pod of Orcas (probably 20 - 30). Two larger Orcas breached followed by many others. Heard in the background is Captain Leif of Renown Tours.
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Trip to Alaska July 15th 2015
ALASKA'S INSIDE PASSAGE (Part 1/6) - WHALE WATCHING in AUKE BAY, JUNEAU
The first port of call on a cruise through Alaska's Inside Passage was the state capital and No. 1 spot for whale watching - Juneau. After a couple of hours in a boat we went for a look at the Mendenhall Glacier and Nugget Falls (28 July 2014)
Alaska Seward Glaciers Orca Killer Whale Family
Boat tour in Alaska Seward around September 2013. Orca killer whale family surfaces around the tour boat. Scenic mountain ranges in the background of Kenai peninsula Resurrection bay