Scott Hocking

The Year of the Whale

This year certainly seems to be the year of the whale, as I’ve seen whales on every trip I’ve taken to Columbia Glacier this May!  Here is some footage of three humpbacks in the Valdez Arm.  They get their name from the “hump” we see on the surface as they round their backs to go into a dive.  It’s hard to believe that when we see their fluke, or tail fin, they’ve gone from nearly horizontal to a 49 foot headstand under the surface of the water!

To try your luck at seeing whales like these, join us on one of our Columbia Glacier Day Trips this summer!

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