Top 10 Alaska Cruise Experiences

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Enjoy Whale-Watching

Photo Credit: Courtesy Safari Quest

Aside from an up-close encounter with a bear, humpback whale sightings are perhaps the most thrilling wildlife encounter to be had in Alaska. To spot whales, look for their blow—a waterspout that can rise 10 feet high. Whales typically blow several times before rising gently to reveal their hump backs for a few moments. Before they start a deep dive, when they might disappear for a few minutes or nearly half an hour, they may "wave" with their fluke (tail) in the air.

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  • manenita on Jun 30, 2013 at 02:40 PM

    Advise on Alaska, please: cruising or going on your own?
    Thank you, Martha