Whales, ho? Taking KTVA 11's Daybreak team on a whale-watching excursion in Seward.

 

It’s always a joyous moment when Alaskans see something they hadn’t before. Be it wildlife or landscape, Alaska never fails to disappoint, even for those of us who have called the state home for a long time. Like whale-watching, for instance.

Hello, hello. Testing out "sea lion vision" at the Alaska Sea Life Center in Seward.

KTVA 11′s Daybreak host James Gaddis joined me on a trip to Seward a few weeks ago to hopefully catch a few flukes before gray whales finished their northern migration to the Arctic Ocean. Lucky us, we saw that, and more, thanks to an amazing boat captain with Kenai Fjords Tours and a bit of finger-crossing on our part (or should that be flipper-crossing?). At any rate, KTVA published the first of several stories this morning, so if you’ve not gone whale-watching with your kids yet this spring, consider putting it on the family calendar.

Where it all happens in Resurrection Bay. Thanks Kenai Fjords Tours!

Approaching a bachelor pad of sea lions along the craggy shoreline of Resurrection Bay, near Seward.

Kenai Fjords Tours offers tours that depart for four-plus hours of Resurrection Bay cruising, beginning May 17; just right for first-time sailors or youngsters in the family. Wild things? Oh yes, there were wild things, just check out the video and complimenting story. You won’t believe what WE saw! There’s even a stop at Fox Island Lodge for lunch or dinner, depending upon your departure time.

I swing by KTVA’s Daybreak on the first Thursday of every month, showcasing activities and events just right for families. Tune in between 6:30 and 7 a.m., I guarantee it’s worth getting up early.

~EK

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