Join us for a morning or afternoon whale watching tour in Icy Strait. We've done over 2,000 tours now, and have not seen whales only twice. We are a "Whale Watching Tour" 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 sometimes observed as well.

Cross Sound Express

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.

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Cross Sound Express

Our Tours

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 flights to Juneau.

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Cross Sound Express

Daily Schedule

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.

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