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Hurtigruten Group

Marine Mammals—Sea Otters and Whales


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4 hours 30 minutes
Available all year
Min. number
10 travellers
Booking code

See the remarkable variety of wildlife that calls the Tongass National Forest home.
  • Enjoy a comfortable ride in a covered and heated boat on the way to the Tongass National Forest.

  • Search for native species, from sea otters and Steller sea lions to eagles and humpback whales.

  • Gain valuable knowledge about the wildlife and local area from the specialist guides.

  • You’ll have fantastic photo opportunities so you can take home special memories of your experience in the Tongass National Forest.

Wrangell’s Animals 

Join your captain and biologist guides for a boat ride through the waterways of the Tongass National Forest, where wild nature reigns supreme. Your expert captain and guide will decide on the best wildlife to see, and wherever you go, you’ll want to keep your camera ready. Whether it’s humpback whales feeding on sand lance and herring or Steller sea lions fighting over the best sunning spots, you’re in for a treat.

*While we're excited to share the unique flavors of this region with you, it’s important to note that allergy awareness and hygiene standards can vary widely across the world. The local community providing food for this tour may not be as familiar with allergy concerns or preparation standards as suppliers in your home country or the expert chefs onboard our ships. As a precaution, we advise anyone with a severe food allergy to contact a member of the onboard Expedition Team before booking this excursion.

Practical information

  • Remarks/requirements: Lunch is included (sandwich and a snack) 

  • Language: English 

  • Walking information: Guests must be able to navigate the ladder from the boat in order to access the beach for bathroom purposes. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No

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

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