Harbor seals sun on an ice floe in Tracy Arms.

Marine Mammals - Sea Otters and Whales

See the remarkable variety of wildlife in the Tongass National Forest.

  • Enjoy a comfortable ride in a covered and heated boat on the way to the Tongass National Forest.
  • Search for native species, from sea otters and Steller sea lions to eagles and humpback whales.
  • Gain valuable knowledge about the wildlife and local area from the specialist guides.
  • Make the most of fantastic photo opportunities and take home special memories of your experience within the Tongass National Forest.
  • Season

    Available all year

  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

  • Duration


  • Min. passengers


  • Max. passengers


  • Booking Code


  • From

    $ 385

  • Notices

    Lunch is included (sandwich and a snack)

Wrangell’s animals

Join your captain and biologist guides for a boat ride through the waterways of the Tongass National Forest, where nature reigns supreme. Your expert captain and guide will decide on the best places to go that day to spot wildlife. Wherever you go, keep your camera ready. Humpback whales may be feeding on sand lance and herring, or there might be Steller sea lions fighting over the best sunning spots. Either way, you’re in for a treat.

Practical information:

  • Remarks/requirements: Lunch is included (sandwich and a snack)
  • Language: English
  • Walking information: Guests must be able to navigate the ladder from the boat for access to the beach for bathroom purposes.
  • Wheelchair accessible: No