Our Sitka Whale Watching experience is brought to you by Captain Cody Loomis and his wife, Marlie.

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    The Whales

    The Whales

    As Alaska natives we pride ourselves on all the beauty Alaska has to offer, as we are in no short supply! However, it goes without saying that the wildlife in Sitka is like none other, and when it comes to whales and other sea animals, we do not disappoint! When you book a whale watching tour with us here at Sitka Whale Watching, you can expect to see lots of wildlife including Sea Otters, Bald Eagles, Stellar Sea Lions, Puffins and more! As for whales you will see up to 3 main species including the:

    Humpback Whale

    The Humpback Whale can grow up to 17 meters in length and is characterized by its dark color, large fins and large tail. If you do happen to seea Humpback Whale it’s not uncommon for them to be seen slapping the water as they hunt. When eating they’ll likely prey on plankton, tiny krill and other small schooling fish. You’ll usually see them gulp enormous mouthfuls of their prey
    and seawater.

    Orca Whale

    Also known as “the killer whale” orca’s are the most common whales around because they are found in every ocean! Characterized by their black and white color, these whales can weigh as much as 8,000lbs and can live up to 30-45 years! You’ll likely see the orca feasting on fish, seals and sea lions, dolphins, sharks and rays, large whales, squids, seabirds and more.

    Grey Whales

    Like the name describes this whale, is gray in color and has a smaller head than other whale species. It’s not uncommon to see their heads covered with barnacles and white whale lice. Both of which will appear like white bumps all over their head. Gray Whales are bottom feeders and they typically swoop up lots of sand and eat smaller sea animals like crabs, shrimp and plankton.

    Once you’re rady to book your whale watching, click here to make arrangements. If you have any questions about our whale watching tours, or what you can expect to see here in Sitka, give us a call at (907)738-7311.

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