Take part in an exciting whale-watching safari that additionally gathers and provides scientific data for a university natural history programme.
Discover whales in their natural habitat
Gather and provide data to a science programme
Explore Alaskan waters in a comfortable boat
See the ocean’s largest and learn about the ocean’s tiniest creatures
Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people
Comfortable walking shoes, dress in layers, and a rain jacket
Get more out of your cruise excursion experiences with a whale safari that collects and contributes scientific data.
Help gather and provide documentation and data to local university and regional science programmes - while seeing whales up close from our custom safari vessels.
You arrive at a quaint harbour where you board the safari vessel to head out and see whales and wildlife and collect scientific research. Our custom-built boats have comfortable heated cabins, low-to-the-water vantage, large opening panel windows, and an open bow perfect for observing wildlife. Your group will learn about the smallest plants and animals in the oceans and how these tiny animals and plants support the whole ecosystem.
As a citizen science observer, you will attempt to track and record behaviours pertaining to various marine animals including humpback whales.
In addition to an amazing tour experience, you also have the satisfaction of knowing your efforts contribute to safeguarding and deepening our understanding of south-east Alaska’s delicate marine environments.
Hands-on experiences may include collecting water samples, invasive species monitoring, plankton sampling, humpback whale identification, and recording marine mammal observations.
Your observational data-logging improves scientific understanding of the local food chain and other environmental variables that affect local marine wildlife populations.
Remarks/requirements: Comfortable walking shoes, dress in layers, and a rain jacket