Glacier Bay, Alaska - A perfect place to watch Whales.
Alaska is one of the less famous whale watching spots, but that is a fact which belies the quality of seeing the great animals here. The U.S state’s coast is the migrating route of several species of whale, including gray, humpback and belugas’, as well as impressive pods of orcas. The Kenai Fjords National Park is a popular spot on the south coast of the state for tours which catch gray whales on their annual migration to the Arctic Circle. Killer Whales frequent the Gulf of Alaska all year round, making it one of the best places in the world to see these phenomenal animals. Glacier Bay in the south west of the state was one of the first sites where humpback whales famous “bubble-netting” feeding technique was first studied, and is still frequented by the active giants at various times of the year, alongside orcas and several dolphin species.

Where is it?
Alaska is the 49th U.S State but is situated to the north-west of North America, separated from the U.S by Canada. Its northern coastline sits on the Arctic Ocean, while its south coast overlooks the Pacific Ocean.

Best time to visit?
When to visit Alaska is very dependent on which whales you wish to see. March to May covers the gray whales migration period, while May to September is the best for killer whale viewing. June to September is the best time to see humpback whales that return to the Inland Passage of Alaska.

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