Cross Sound Express Whale Watching, Gustavus, Alaska
Gustavus, Gustavus, Alaska| Map |
Families who have never gone whale-watching can have no finer introduction to this activity than in the wildlife-rich waters of Glacier Bay, and Cross Sound Express Whale Watching provides this unforgettable experience with aplomb. Cross Sound Express, or “The Taz” as it’s known locally, takes passengers on morning and afternoon rides out in the bay’s feeding grounds to see large numbers of humpback whales and orcas up close, along with sea otters, sea lions, porpoises and even magnificent bald eagles. The mid-sized boat carries about 12 to 24 passengers and has an open back deck so everyone has a great view. Their on-board naturalist gives a good blow-by-blow description of the trip, and handles questions from the kids. Cross Sound Express is also very flexible about charters to special destinations, and taking kayakers wherever they want to go, so families can add something special to their itinerary. For vacationers who want to get the most out of their Glacier Bay trip, Cross Sound Express Whale Watching is a sure bet.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Call them in advance to arrange for special features that children and families will like -- this tour operator aims to please and can cater to almost any request.
Address: Gustavus, Gustavus, Alaska| Map
Hours: May 28-Sep 5, tours depart daily. Morning tour 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM; Afternoon tour: 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Price: Adults(13+): $120; Children(4-12): $60; Children(0-3): Free