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3 Wildlife Viewing Opportunities In Alaska You Don't Want To Miss

May 04, 2018

If there's one thing Alaska is known for, it's the state's beautiful wildlife in the form of national parks, preserves, and forests. In fact, more than half (52%) of Alaska's acreage is made up of wilderness.

It's for this reason that Alaska is the hot spot destination for those looking for the ultimate nature vacations the U.S. has to offer. But what exactly can you do to explore the local wildlife while on an authentic Alaska vacation?

As it turns out, quite a lot.

3 Wildlife Viewing Experiences To Check Out In Alaska

After you've settled into your all-inclusive resort, it's time to see what makes Alaska one of the top vacation spots in the United States: Mother Nature. Alaska offers several different types of wildlife viewing experiences including the following:

  1. Marine life day cruises. For the mermaids among us, day cruises offer a huge opportunity to view all the incredible marine life Alaska has to offer. You and your family can see porpoises, whales, puffins, sea otters, cormorants, and maybe even some eagles on the hunt. Harbor seals are also plentiful in Alaska's waters and around the local icebergs.

  2. Bear tours. Alaska is the home of more than 35,000 brown bears and 50,000 black bears. Even polar bears can sometimes be found around the area. Alaska offers bear viewing tours for those happy to see bears in their natural habitats. In some of Alaska's prime locations, you can see bears fishing, sunbathing, feeding on salmon, and playing in the water.

  3. Wildlife parks. Alaska offers families and friends the chance to see wildlife up close and personal at the state's several wildlife parks. For those who are fans of feathers, the Alaska Raptor Center in Sitka gives you the chance to see eagles, falcons, and owls. The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center also houses eagles along with bison and bears in a 90-acre space. Families can also visit the Alaska Zoo, a wooded area with plenty of space that puts other zoos across the country to shame.

If you're looking for nature vacations to give you and your family the experience of a lifetime, Alaska is the place to visit. For more information on Alaska resorts and luxury lodges, contact Stillpoint Lodge today.

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