There’s nothing quite like the first time you see a humpback whale from a kayak. Keeping a respectful distance, we’ll observe these impressive creatures as they spout, turn, feed, slap the surface with their fins, and sometimes erupt into a full-scale breach. It’s truly one of the most sublime wildlife displays on the planet.
Spirit Walker Expeditions first pioneered these trips to Point Adolphus over thirty years ago, and these continue to be our most popular outings. Our experienced guides know every inch of the shoreline of Chichagof Island, and that experience helps ensure your kayak trip will be the experience of a lifetime. With a leisurely paddle schedule, this is an ideal trip for families.
After a short boat ride, you’ll be kayaking the rocky shores of Point Adolphus, world-renowned for viewing humpback whales. In camp, our skilled guides will provide you with gourmet meals as well as informed commentary about the abundant wildlife all around. Summer is a time when these animals are stocking up on the nutrient-rich abundance of the sea and forest. While out on the water, in addition to whales, keep an eye open for Stellar’s sea lions, harbor seals, and sea otters. On walks through the quiet rainforest, you’ll see bald eagles nesting high in the Sitka spruce, hear the croak of ravens echoing through the hemlocks, and perhaps even sight a brown bear feasting on salmonberries.
Our three-day Whales trips combine world-class wilderness kayaking, quiet hikes, and numerous opportunities to see the magnificent spectacle of humpback whales gathering and feeding. We’ll treat you to great meals, and in the evenings, be sure to listen for the sounds of whales offshore from the quiet of your tent. It’s an experience you won’t forget.