Whale Watching

Frederick Sound, near Petersburg, offers some of the best whale-watching opportunities

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.

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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.

The following is an article from the Petersburg Pilot Newspaper.

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