The Song of a Humpback Whale
Humpback whales are known for their beauty, size, and dramatic leaps in and out of the water. These gorgeous animals are frequently found near Sitka Alaska. Humpback whales are accessible on good viewing days with a comfortably outfitted charter boat. Sitka Whale Watch has a specially outfitted 35-foot charter boat with hydraulic downriggers and exhaust systems to keep the fumes away. Hydrophones Let You Listen on Deck Our hydraulic additions and other modifications to the boat enable our customers to move through the water very slowly as we get closer
The Nature of a Humpback Whale
These whales are known for their acrobatic "breaching" displays and their long bodies, which contain the animal's long flippers. They often swim upside down near the surface of the water, sometimes just under a boat to be petted. They are also known for singing songs, though they do not vocalize with lungs like humans. Instead, they drum with their flukes on the surface of the water. Let's explore more of their nature. Size and Growth A mature whale is about 39 feet in length and weighs up to 40 tons.