The schools mascot is a mariner, usually represented by a wheel or sometimes an anchor. Whale watching in alaska is fun, accessible andexciting. No one spoke as we waited for the fortyfive foot, forty ton humpback whale to return to the surface. Our visit in homer was cut short but we didnt miss a chance for a beautiful hike and to watch beluga whales on the way back to anchorage. Many tour operators offer gray whale watching in the spring and summer. Turnagain arm and alaska wildlife tour from anchorage. Various species of whales migrate between the warm coastal waters of mexico and the frigid waters of alaska.
Homer is a city in kenai peninsula borough in the u. Homer whales are unique softform toys individually hand made by abigail kokai in homer, alaska. In alaska, the best places to see gray whales are coastal towns such as seward, sitka, ketchikan and kodiak. Experience the best whale watching in the world that is if you know who to go there with humpback whales congregate here to feed on massive schools of herring and krill. Travel alaska homer traveler and vacation information. The 15 best things to do in homer updated 2020 must. North gulf oceanic society whale research, conservation. This familyrun company operating out of valdez will show you the best glaciers, with great customer service along the way. Downtown homer pioneer avenue represents the heart of homer. Alaska whale tours provide you with the opportunity to see huge whales in their native habitat. This 3 12hour tour out of juneau is equipped with an amplified hydrophone system so you can listen to the whales underwater, while also enjoying the lush rainforest views. By thekenai posted in attractions and activities, fishing, the kenai lifestyle, tobe categorized, travel tips and planning, wildlife tagged fishing alaska, fishing homer alaska, fishing seward alaska, orca whales alaska, orca whales kenai peninsula, the kenai alaskas playground, whale watching alaska, whale watching kenai peninsula.
Offshore orcas surprise whale researcher homer news. Tracking bowhead whales, alaska department of fish and game. Book your tickets online for the top things to do in homer, alaska on tripadvisor. Check with local visitor bureaus and chambers of commerce for information.
Homerwhales are unique softform toys individually hand made by abigail kokai in homer, alaska. Blues and minke whales also feed in prince william sound during the summer. Most species of whale bear a fin on their backs known as a dorsal fin. The project is a collaboration between the alaska department of fish and game, the north slope borough, the alaska eskimo whaling commission and the whaling captains associations of the whaling villages, the department of fisheries and oceans canada, and the greenland institute of natural resources. May 02, 2017 abigail kokai is raising funds for homer whales on kickstarter. Long known as the halibut fishing capital of the world. Apr 08, 2015 during their time in alaska, gray whales are focused on feeding and have voracious appetites, eating more than one ton of food per day. The rainbow connection and discovery are waiting to complete your alaskan adventure. Anchorage whale watching deals in anchorage, ak groupon. Pictures of the whalesong bed and breakfast in homer alaska. Several pods of orcas, killer whales, reside in the prince william sound area and humpbacks can be spotted in the western portion midmay through september. These are some of the words our passengers use to describe our encounters with humpback whales.
No other company in seward offers a whale guarantee. I was just wondering if i were going to try and find a cruise to alaska it would have to be during whale season. Seamans adventures develops customized trips to meet your needs and interests. Most of our coastal towns feature many excellent tour operators, some of them worldclass with naturalists, refreshments and other amenities on board. Humpback whale photo gallery, alaska department of fish. Plenty of whale tours let you watch the orcas and humpbacks as they breach and spout from the waterbut not many also let you eavesdrop on the big mammals conversations. Ideally situated to use trails and walkways throughout homer to access the beach, delicious eateries, fine art galleries, quaint shops, and more for the whole family to enjoy. Come and enjoy beautiful downtown homer, alaska in a clean, lovely, comfortable intown bed and breakfast. This small whale breached four times right in fromt of us but this is the only time i got it on video. Seamans ecotour adventures can be customized to fit guest desires. Alaskas inside passage, protected from the open ocean, is whale watching paradise and the ultimate setting for whale photography. Whalesong student newspaper university of alaska southeast. Some reside in these cold waters year round and some migrate for long distances returning in the summer months to feed upon the abundant sea life and to bear their young. Located at the very end of the road on western shores alaska s kenai peninsula, homer is home to a large fleet of both commercial fishing and charter boats.
This was the first documented sighting of offshore killer whales in the bay, and the earliest arrival of offshores in alaska for the season, he said. On any given day trip youll likely see huge rafts of sea otters, horned and tufted puffins, cormorants, humpback whales, or even bald eagles. Following your pickup near the cruise ship pier, well get you over to auke bay, which is the prime time location to start a whale watching trip. During their time in alaska, gray whales are focused on feeding and have voracious appetites, eating more than one ton of food per day. Threehour whale watching adventure for one or two from hometown charters up to 30% off.
Homer high school is located in homer, alaska at 600 e fairview ave. Still the whale watching trip from homer surpasses by far this one from juneau or anywhere else. Kodiakbound travelers can board the alaska marine highway system from homer and cruise the same area on the 9. Homer is also nicknamed the end of the road, and more recently, the cosmic hamlet by the sea. Although alaska whales generally do not possess hind limbs, some whales such as sperm whales and baleen whales sometimes have rudimentary hind limbs. Committed to our community, we take pride in our services and our vast knowledge of the local waters. It is part of the kenai peninsula borough school district. Downtown homer welcome to homer alaska homer chamber of. Alaskas coastline is vast, enabling whale sightings from virtually any coastal community. A summer whale watching trip in southeastern alaska will give you lifelong memories of wildlife encounters.
Alaska whale watching tours best in seward, whittier. Multiple trips will allow the visitor to more fully experience th. Arrive in anchorage, alaskas largest city and the launching point for your kenai peninsula wildlife viewing. Photographing bald eagles in homer ak what worked and what didnt. The best time for whale watching in alaska getaway usa. Humpback whale photo gallery, alaska department of fish and game. New issues are available the last thursday of every month while classes are in session. There are a variety of alaska whales that can be seen on alaska whale tours. Kachemak heritage land trust is an accredited land trust. Of course we cant control nature, but we are so sure that we will see a whale on this whale watching tour that the boat captain is willing to say that if a whale is not sighted on this adventure your money will be refunded. In july 2011 we went on the third great whale watching trip from juneau where we observed bubble net feeding for at least one hour which is not a very frequent occurrence.
Customers favorite targets are bald eagles, sea otters, and puffins. Ever since eva saulitis began her whale research in alaska in the 1980s, she has been. Jul 29, 2014 fisherman john encounters young killer whales in kachemak bay off homer, alaska. Whale watching tour 100% guarantee sighting seward alaska. You can enjoy marine wildlife with whale watching from seward in kenai fjords national park.
Download our free list of all 32 rv campsites we used on our trip to alaska and back. The dead humpback whale that had been floating near the port of anchorage last week has washed ashore at kincaid park, drawing groups of onlookers monday and prompting federal officials to warn. Alaska is famous for whale watching and if their beers are anything like their humpbacks, then you are in for a real treat. Homer, ak nonprofits and charities donate, volunteer.
Whale watching in alaska many species of cetaceans, whales, dolphins, and porpoise, inhabit or migrate through alaskan waters. While you will see humpies from a cruise ship, booking a whale watching excursion in juneau or icy strait point will get you much, much closer. Discounts are available for trips of three or more days. Alaskan whales winter makin whoopee in hawaii pretty smart and summer havin babies and eating tons of fresh seafood in alaska. Downtown homer welcome to homer alaska homer chamber. Prince william sound in alaska is the summer habitat for gray, humpback and orca whales, making april through september some of the best months to whale watch. Announcement homerwhales are unique softform toys individually hand made by abigail kokai in homer, alaska. The project is a collaboration between the alaska department of fish and game, the north slope borough, the alaska eskimo whaling commission and the whaling captains associations of the whaling villages, the department of fisheries and oceans canada, and.
Photographing bald eagles in homer, alaska natural. The 15 best things to do in homer updated 2020 must see. The whalesong is the official studentrun newspaper for the university of alaska southeast. Enjoy this fun homemade orca whale stuffed animal or decorative pillow made right here in homer, alaska. Whale alert is a free iphoneipad application for fishermen. Glacier and whale watching cruises to kenai fjords national departing from anchorage, alaska, wildlife viewing, photography and calving tidewater glaciers. No matter which part of alaska you visit, you are sure to find a unique whale watching tour.
Kachemak bay, homer, alaska, usa if you have seen much of this web site, you probably know that i gravitate toward subjects that have. Alaska whale watching tours whalewatching in alaska. In the summer of 2015, abigail had dreamed of making a wishing whale for the homer spit, after watching whales around kachemak bay. The schools mascot is a mariner, usually represented by a. Whale watching is a favorite past time of residents, too. Alaska whale watching glacier cruise departing from anchorage. Request a visitor guide welcome to homer alaska homer. Bald eagle in flight, banking over beach with kachemak bay in background. Thanks to its acrosscookinlet location, homer is a major departure point for bearwatching trips to katmai national park and preserve. Abigail kokai is raising funds for homer whales on kickstarter. Bald eagle, haliaeetus leucocephalus, haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis location. Visit homer relocate to homer local homer homer to go the chamber business directory 2020 homer visitor guide. Fisherman john encounters young killer whales in kachemak bay off homer, alaska.
Located on the alaska peninsula, 100plus miles southwest of homer by floatplane, the park is home to some of the largest brown bears in alaska. If you would like personalized service, please call 9072357740 and ask for jan. On an alaska whale watching tour, you will discover that although the whales are strangelooking creatures, they display some highly human qualities. The best and most reliable whale watching really requires going out in a boat. Alaskan waters boast a wide range of whale inhabitance. Captain glenn will position photographers for the best angles, light, and location so guests can return home with amazing footage from their trip. Alaska whale watching tours is dedicated to providing the best wildlife viewing and whale watching experiences in juneau. Pioneer avenue boast of numerous art galleries, a worldclass museum, restaurants, coffee shops, unique curiosity shops, services, a college, hotels, city government and more. Accreditation means kachemak heritage land trust meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands. Whale watch alaska 317 west 12th, st, juneau, alaska 99801 rated 4. Your whale watching juneau adventure begins with convenient pickup near the cruise docks, followed by a 25minute drive through downtown juneau, with narration provided during the journey to introduce you to the sights of alaskas capital city and its rollicking history as a wild frontier mining town. Come experience the sights of homer alaska, see the beauty, and meet the wildlife of kachemak bay.
From juneau to homer, youll find many opportunities to explore the spectacular seascape, from the open ocean to steepsided fjords. This was the most unforgettable whale watching experience ever. Whether you want to go whale watching for orcas, humpbacks, grays or beluga whales, most alaska whale watching tours are just an easy day cruise away. How to see whales in alaska the best whale watching spots. According to the 2010 census, the population is 5,003, up from 3,946 in 2000. Located at the very end of the road on western shores alaskas kenai peninsula, homer is home to a large fleet of both commercial fishing and charter boats.824 970 282 195 1223 480 782 632 284 117 1316 1541 674 1481 109 775 227 345 314 205 1166 1533 1147 1267 1000 1453 214 156 1415 168 180 733 93 240 568