Alaska's Best Whale Watching Charter!

All Photos were taken aboard The TAZ, in the community of Gustavus, and throughout Southeast Alaska.
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Join us for a morning or afternoon whale watching tour in Icy Strait, Alaska. We are a "Whale Watching Tour" and not a "Whale Searching Tour." We've done over 2,000 tours, and only twice have we not seen whales. In addition to humpback whales, on some trips we also observe orcas (killer whales), minke whales, and a variety of marine mammals — including Alaskan brown bears, Stellar sea lions, sea otters and Dall's porpoises. Bald eagles, puffins, arctic terns, phalaropes, blue herons and glaucous-wing gulls are also often seen.

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Welcome Aboard

We offer morning and afternoon excursions into Southeast Alaska's legendary humpback whale feeding grounds in Icy Strait. Our morning tour departs at 8:30 am and returns at noon. Our afternoon tour departs at 12:30 pm and returns at 4:00 pm.

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Whale Watching

A whale-watching trip aboard The TAZ offers you a great opportunity to see not only humpback whales, but also orcas, brown bears, eagles, sea lions and more. Every trip is unique. Our on-board naturalist provides excellent information on every tour.

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Our Schedule

We offer morning and afternoon excursions into Icy Strait and Point Adolphus (near Glacier Bay). Join us for a great opportunity to see humpback whales, orcas (killer whales), Alaskan brown bears, stellar sea lions, bald eagles, and a variety of shore birds.

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Custom Tours

The TAZ is also available for custom charters, passenger/freight trasnport, weddings and kayaker dropoffs. We take pride in our professional service, reputation, and style. We commonly service camps, lodges, schools, communities, individuals, and special events.

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Gustavus, Alaska

Gustavus is a small homesteading community near Glacier Bay National Park, and has nearly 500 residents. Gustavus Airport is a twenty-five minute scenic flight from Juneau. The Alaska Ferry also connects Gustavus with Juneau.

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Alaska Wildlife

Nothing matches the freedom of our Alaskan whale-watching tours. Our "mobile base" provides unparalleled access to Alaska's whales and wildlife. There is no better way to capture images of the amazing Alaskan wilderness.

We offer morning and afternoon excursions into Southeast Alaska's fabulous humpback whale feeding grounds in Icy Strait, just outside Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Our on-board naturalist provides excellent information on every tour. The TAZ is Alaska-owned and operated by Tod Sebens.

 
The TAZ is also available for custom charters. Wildlife viewing, passenger transport, kayaker dropoffs, freight transport, photography workshops, or just about any other creative project — we're ready to work with you! We take pride in our professional service, reputation, and style. We commonly service camps, lodges, schools, communities, individuals, and special events.
Bears
TAZ Whale Watching: Bears, Eagles, Orcas and Whales
Eagles
TAZ Whale Watching: Bears, Eagles, Orcas and Whales
Gustavus
TAZ Whale Watching: Gustavus
Orcas
TAZ Whale Watching: Photography
Whales
TAZ Whale Watching: Bears, Eagles, Orcas and Whales
 
Whale Watching Tours