Whales Day Trip

Paddle for the day at Point Adolphus, world-famous spot for observing humpback whales!

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Whales Day Trip

Whale watching from the kayaks!

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Whales Day Trip

Join us for a great day of sea kayaking and whale watching.

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Location: Point Adolphus, Icy Strait. Trip starts and ends in Gustavus, Alaska

Duration: 1 day

Paddle Distance: 2-5  miles

Activities: Paddling, photography, whale watching, rain forest hikes

Highlights: Point Adolphus is a world-famous location for watching 50-ton humpback whales as they gather and feed. From your kayak and from our lunch stop on shore, you’ll observe this awesome spectacle, as well as having the chance to spot Stellar’s sea lions, porpoises, bald eagles, and orcas.

Price: $599/person, 10% discount for bookings of 3 or more people



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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 they 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, a world-renowned spot for viewing humpback whales. Summer is a time when these magnificent 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. During our lunch break on shore, you’ll have time to wander through the quiet rainforest, where you may see bald eagles nesting high in the Sitka spruce, hear the croak of ravens echoing through the cedars, or perhaps even sight a brown bear feasting on salmonberries.

Our Whales Day Trip is a great way to get a taste for wilderness paddling and observing the magnificent spectacle of humpback whales gathering and feeding.



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My trip with Spirit Walker Expeditions was amazing. My experience kayaking among the whales is something I will never forget! Go! You will love it.

Mandy L, visited Sept, 2015

We had a wonderful experience on a Spirit Walker trip this summer. Six nights, seven days in the Myriad Islands Wilderness. The trip was well organized, the gear was top quality and the guides were great! ... an experience I'll always remember.

Walt G, visited July, 2016

Hearing the whales and having them come up so close to you is a once in a lifetime feeling.

Jill T. August 2012

We booked the Whales tour to Point Adolphus for our family which includes a 6 year old and 9 year old... Great safety orientation for our boys who don't have a lot of experience kayaking. Thanks for an unforgettable experience.

Jonathan R, visited July 2016

It doesn't get any better than this. If you want to experience the real Alaska you must get out on the water... If we return to Alaska, we will make this expedition again.

Ernie B, visited August 2013

"Magic Family Holiday" I can't say enough about the wonderful trips that Spirit Walker puts together. The safety and equipment is great. The guides are great fun and knowledgeable about the areas we went. The food is incredible.

NIcondit, Visited August, 2015

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