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Wildlife Cruise

Whale watching is an unforgettable experience. Being in the presence of these mammoth beings is a special honor. Imagine cruising in comfort, with a nice glass of wine in hand, watching for Orca, Humpback, Fin and Minke whales during a sunset that seem to last forever.

No vacation to Alaska would be complete without taking the time to see the spectacular sea life found in the nutrient rich waters of protected Kachemak Bay. This is a hub of marine life from our beloved whales and porpoise, to the treasured wild salmon and halibut that thrive in abundance in these waters.

Kachemak Bay, home to the National Estuarine Research Reserve, hosts a remarkably high level of biological activity, due in part to water circulation patterns which keep nutrients, bait fish and in turn, predators such as sea mammals in the bay year-round.

Our captains and guides are dedicated to educating guests on these magnificent mammals as well as upholding sustainable wildlife watching practices, with a focus on preserving the marine environment.

Alaska’s amazing, abundant wildlife is one of our most unique features, and seeing bears, moose, eagles, whales, seals and more may well be the highlight of your vacation, especially if you are traveling with kids. Of course, these creatures have their own schedules and routines, so you’re never guaranteed to see a specific animal, but with our experienced guides and captains, you will see many different species during your stay with us. A few tips to maximize your experience:

  • Dawn and dusk are the best times to see most wildlife, so be particularly alert during these times.
  • Move slowly and quietly: most creatures will hear or smell you before you see them, but if you stay still, they may return.
  • The only exception is bears—then you want to make noise when you are out and about, especially if there has been a recent sigting.
  • Bring a 200mm lens or longer for the best chance at high-quality wildlife photography.
  • Take advantage of our guided wildlife-viewing outtings.
  • Listen to your guide, who will educate you on the proper wildlife-viewing etiquette for each sighting

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“If you are searching

for the raw and unspoiled theater of the wild, yet still wish for the luxuries of civilization, Halibut Cove is the place for you.

And no one can better offer you that experience than Stillpoint Lodge.”

–Alaska legend and official balladeer Hobo Jim