The True Alaskan Experience

Wildlife Viewing

Experience the wonderment of Southeast Alaska’s fascinating wildlife

As pioneers of Alaska cruising, and after nearly 50 years of operation, we’ve developed an unrivaled knowledge of the region’s most abundant wildlife areas. Our routes are designed to travel through these places, while allowing ample time for up-close encounters. If wildlife viewing is high on your list of priorities during your travels to Alaska, you’ll discover the benefits of our local, insider knowledge.

Commonly sighted terrestrial animals include both brown and black bears, mountain goats, and Sitka black-tailed deer. Occasionally, wolf and moose are seen.

Of course, Southeast Alaska is famous for its seasonal migration of humpback whales, which are engaged in almost constant feeding behaviors. Orcas, Steller sea lions, harbor seals, Dall’s porpoise, harbor porpoise, and sea otters are also frequently spotted on our expeditions. Shipboard hydrophones enable us to listen for marine mammal communication.



An Excellent Crew -

“It was nice getting to know the Captain and others there. It was always special to me to begin my day there seeing where we were as well as watching the sunrise over the Alaskan mountains and waters. The cruise was a great escape for us all. Sharing the experiences of the serenity of the humpback whales, the activities of the orcas, the excitement of the bears, and the challenges of the salmon going up the rivers will touch our lives forever. The towns, the people, and the scenery will always be remembered. Alaskan Dream Cruises has put together a great package for folks like us to experience. All this with a great ship captain and an excellent crew thrown in – wow. How lucky can we be.”