Join us for a morning or afternoon whale watching tour in Icy Strait. We've done over 2,000 tours now, and only twice have we not seen whales. We are a "Whale Watching Tour" and not a Whale Searching Tour. We also occasionally observe orcas (killer whales), minke whales, and a variety of marine mammals, including Alaskan brown bears, Stellar sea lions, sea otters, Dall porpoises, and harbor porpoises. Bald eagles, puffins, arctic terns, phalaropes, blue herons and glaucous-wing gulls are also sometimes seen.
About The TAZ
The TAZ is a 50-foot aluminum, high-speed, diesel-powered passenger vessel. The TAZ is U.S. Coast Guard approved, and is certified to carry 28 passengers. The TAZ is very stable, with large windows and a comfortable heated interior, and is great for whale-watching and wildlife viewing, from inside or outside.
We offer two touring options each day. Our morning tour departs the Gustavus dock at 8:30 am, and returns at noon. Our afternoon tour departs at 12:30 pm, and returns to the Gustavus dock at 4:00 pm. This schedule lets you take an afternoon tour, with plenty of time to catch the evening Alaska Airlines flight to Juneau.
We offer morning and afternoon excursions into Icy Strait and Point Adolphus (near Glacier Bay). Join us for a great opportunity to see humpback whales, orcas (killer whales), Alaskan brown bears, stellar sea lions, sea otters, dall porpoises, harbor porpoises, bald eagles, puffins, and a variety of other shore birds.