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Alaska’s Summer Visitors: Humpback Whales
In summer the waters off Alaska’s southeast coast play host to hundreds of humpback whales, which come to feed on krill and baitfish. People exploring these waters by small ship or kayak during this season are just about guaranteed to see whales surfacing, diving, showing their flukes (or tails), and breaching. Some may even get close enough to get splashed.

To maximize traveler encounters with Alaskan wildlife, all Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Alaska itineraries are led by trained naturalists and marine biologists.
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