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“Whale Watching at Icy Strait Point(ISP)”

Alaska Whale Watching
Reviewed 30 August 2013

We had several whale watching experiences in other parts of the world and came off disappointed and could not decide if we should go on this one. A couple we knew invited us to join them on a private cruise but seats were all taken up by the time we decided to accept their invitation. When we arrived at ISP early in the morning, we decided to go with the 1st boat of the cruise ship tour. How lucky we were. Not only did we sight some 10 Ocar and killer whales, but they were putting up a show for us, breaching, dancing and singing away. They dive deep and came out of the water playfully. You would not except such grace fullness from such huge mammals. All these without human synchronization. Our friends who was out on the private tour was envious when they saw our photos later. They saw whales but no show. Just swimming around without any other activities. I can only say that when it comes to sighting wild life, it depends very much on luck and whether you pay private or cruise ship tours. I thus wish all of you going out to watches the same luck we had and all an enjoyable trip.

Thank passionfruitsin
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

We saw 10 whales, porpoises, sea lions and rainbows! GREAT salmon at the lodge! Dont't. Miss the little aquarium tank...very interesting. Our guide was very, very knowledgable and helpful. Highly recommended

1  Thank lindasay
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

this was the best tour we had as we did see whales jumping out of the water and on kid for over 30 minutes. there were seal eagles and others to see. they do work for there people to find whales or give you $100 if they do not find whales.
We did this on a cruise with NCL Pearl which I will say is a nice ship but well the cabin person really just makes bed and puts towels in you , as for cleaning no good we had same dirt in the bathroom for the whole 7 day cruise. The food is just so so I think as the buffet is a food frenzy and not enough seating you will walk around a lot to find one. Main dining is much better but menu is not a large but service is great. Best part of Cruise was the Coffee Bar they were the best thanks" I" great bartender

Thank glendar10
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

very educational, the crew was very informative. We got some good pics of whales &sea lion on a floating buoy. A whale & her calf were also present. There must have been 7 or 8 humpbacks.
The weather was awesome. it was a very enjoyable experience, its a once in a lifetime experience.

Thank David P
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

Beautiful trip. Saw seals, sea lions, and, of course, whales. Lots of whales. Captain got close enough for great pictures of a bubble feeding and amazing pictures. They also told us about the area and the whales. Would recommend for anyone! We went us a family and it was a very memorable trip.

Thank FtWashGal
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