prince of wales island
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Southeast Alaska's clean, cold sea is prodigiously prolific. From sculpins and sea stars in tide pools to humpback whales, orca whales and sea lions feasting in the food-rich waters of our pristine ocean.
Boaters and kayakers may seal seals and sea otters swimming, feeding and playing in coves. Visitors must remember to enjoy marine mammals from a distance as they are federally protected. We try not to disturb them as they share our near-shore waters.
Wet and Wild
The ocean is full of life and you're sure to see something amazing.
Go out on a boat to the open ocean or kayak around the coast. Keep your camera close as sightings can happen quickly and you don't want to miss a thing!
Killer whales, or orcas, travel in pods and can be seen throughout the summer feeding and playing.
At low tide on the beach in tide-pools, you'll see many variety of sea stars and other sea life.
Sea otters are abundant in our waters, hang out in groups, and feed on a diet of clams and crabs.
Stellar sea lions are a sight to behold. Males can grow to a size of 11 feet and 2500 pounds!
Harbor seals can be seen swimming in the ocean or lounging on rock haul-outs.
Humpback whales are commonly seen in the spring feeding on herring during their spawn.
come see for yourself
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