Whale Watching out of Skagway Alaska and Whitehorse Yukon.

Take the Klondike Highway from Whitehorse Yukon to Skagway Alaska,  a short 2 hour drive from the interior of the Yukon to the headwaters of the Inside Passage of Southeast Alaska. From Skagway you can board a high speed catamaran for a day cruise on the Fjord Express to Juneau. In one day, see Lynn Canal, our continents longest and deepest glacier fjord as well as whales, sea lions, seals, eagles, porpoise, lighthouses, waterfalls, glaciers, Juneau and MORE!

What a Mouthful…Humpback Whale Lunge Feeding.

Humpback whales are filter feeders and have baleen plates that line the roof of their mouth.  The whale lunge feeds and engulfs an enormous volume of water and fish which extends its throat pleats out. The baleen acts like a comb or strainer and the whale pushes the water out keeping the fish in its mouth. Over several hours of continuous foraging a whale can consume over a ton of herring or other small fish.  This feeding behavior requires the whales to spend time at the surface catching their breath for several minutes between bouts of feeding which allows excellent wildlife viewing opportunities.

Whale watching is a part of every trip on the Fjord Express to Juneau excursion. Image by Gary Jacobson.