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Orca Inlet Natural History Tour


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10 travellers
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Discover rich fishing history and diverse marine life as you explore Cordova harbour and Orca Inlet.
  • Discover the diverse marine life that flourishes in the rich waters of Prince William Sound.

  • Get a deeper understanding of the importance of the salmon fishing industry to small Alaskan communities.

  • Learn about the devastating Exxon Valdez oil spill and its impact on the region.

  • Take in Prince William Sound from the water and see important salmon spawning streams.

Charming Cordova 

Delve into the rich fishing history of Cordova as you discover the array of fishing boats in the city’s harbour and its shoreside processing facilities, including one of the first salmon canneries in Alaska.  

Learn about the devastating Exxon Valdez oil spill and the emerging industry of kelp mariculture. As you explore, see the amazing diversity of wildlife, including Bald Eagles, sea otters, sea lions and many types of sea birds.

Practical information

  • Remarks/requirements: Please dress according to the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.  

  • Language: English and German

  • Walking information: Involves limited physical activity, most of the tour is operated by vessel.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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