Sound, near Petersburg, offers some of the best whale-watching
found anywhere in the world. This region is a
very important summer feeding ground for Humpback whales.
Experts estimate that as many as 500 individual humpbacks may
enter Frederick Sound each summer. They are normally present
from mid-May through September with a peak in July and August.
In addition to the humpbacks, Orcas (killer whales) and Dall's
porpoise are also frequently seen. Pacific
white-sided dolphins, Minke whales , and Gray
whales are occasional visitors to the inside
waters of Southeast Alaska.
Frederick Sound is one of the
best places in the world to observe the feeding behavior
of humpback whales and in particular, their spectacular
cooperative bubble net feeding that can involve twenty
whales or more. This bountiful body of water also supports
an abundance of other marine mammals such as harbor
porpoises, Steller sea
lions and harbor seals. Boat charters
leave Petersburg harbors for whale watching daily.
Let the Waterfront staff set you up with the best of
the local whale watching operations.
following is an article from the Petersburg Pilot Newspaper.
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