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The End of The Road

Homer, a city founded on dubious means by an infamous con man, has evolved in to the self-acclaimed halibut fishing capital of the world. It’s a beautiful, laidback beach town whose charm is accentuated by its location on the end … Continue reading

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Synchronized Swimming

A resident pod of orcas that we hadn’t seen in a few weeks came back to visit, apparently while out to sea they were busy practicing the underappreciated art of synchronized swimming.

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A Whale of a Good Time

Scientists do not know why these massive 40 ton creatures breech clear out of the water. Some believe it is a method of communication, others a way to stir up food or catch a glimpse of life above water. However, … Continue reading

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Rough Seas

A day out in rough seas and huge swells is an incredible experience. The day starts out like any other, the harbor’s water is glassy and calm, the passengers are excited and chatty. Unfortunately, the captain knows the sea conditions … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, America!

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Killer Whales!

I was told that these are the offshore species of killer whales (which are actually part of the dolphin family). There are three types of orca the resident, transient and offshore. The residents are the large pods that hang out … Continue reading

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The Alaska SeaLife Center

The Alaska SeaLife Center located at the end of the road in Downtown Seward is a must visit. They have a rehabilitation center for injured animals, a beautiful aquarium, an informative museum and state-of-the-art research facility. “The Alaska SeaLife Center … Continue reading

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Whale’s Your Head At?

This humpback, affectionately named Morgan La Fey, almost ran straight into the boat, I could have touched him. The captain had to cut the engines to spare hitting him. Then Morgan decided to put on an incredible show. For perspective, … Continue reading

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The (Un)Common Murre

These adorable little birds live very interesting lives. Not a birder by any means, these small penguin-like sea birds have managed to capture my attention. They live the majority of their lives on the water, only coming on land to … Continue reading

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The Boats

Star of the Northwest or The Snooze – our slowest and most boring tour, perfect for the elderly and families with small children Kenai Star – our longest tour, offers employees and passengers alike a wonderful place to relax and … Continue reading

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