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A Whaling Adventure with Captain Alan on The Scania

This is what we were waiting for – a trip out to see the whales! We researched all the companies offering these outings, and Adventures in Alaska caught our attention because of the maximum number of people they carry – 12. On our trip out, there were 7 customers, Captain Alan, and his brother Andy.

Other whale watch trips were leaving at the same time – with twenty five or more passengers seated side by side in rows INSIDE. On The Scania, there is an upper deck, a lower deck, and an inside cabin and you can move freely up and down and from side to side for the best view, and the best angle if you are shooting photos.

Once we were all aboard, we zoomed down the coast, hoping to see Orcas, and there they were! It was such a thrill.

This is what other boats looked like:
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Passengers have to shoot from inside:
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Leaving Auke Bay en route to the Orcas:
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Captain Alan moving out to insure that we see Orcas:
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Our first glimpse of Orca
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At first we saw dolphin . . . and then we saw Orcas moving really fast and then some commotion and then . . . no more dolphin. The Orcas are feeding:

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Orca diving
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These are my favorite moments of all – the baby Orca was just irrepressible, dancing, twisting, diving and twirling – so entertaining, and so cute!
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We also saw Humpback whales, sea lion, and eagles. It was a truly grand day.

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September 3, 2013 - Posted by | Adventure, Alaska, Beauty, Cultural, Entertainment, Environment, ExPat Life, Travel, Wildlife | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. stunning!!!

    Comment by sb2711 | July 9, 2014 | Reply


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