Spring has sprung, but there’s still so much more to come

Since Kenai Fjords Tours kicked off their 2019 season two weeks ago, there’s been plenty of action in Resurrection Bay! The great Alaska migration is underway and the team is ready.

Every day has been an adventure so far. And the weather has been absolutely stellar—flat, calm, sunny and overall, perfect.

It's been an early spring, says Eric Simpson, KFT"s Marine Operations Manager.

Highlights so Far

Tours have spotted the young humpback whale who overwintered in the Gulf of Alaska. On Saturday, the tour saw a pod of resident Orcas. And Sunday's highlight was witnessing some playful Dall's porpoises playing in the boat's waves, Simpson says.

Gray Whale Breach Seward Kenai Fjord

"The usual suspects are all in place—sea lions, seals, the occasional mountain goat," he says.

Birders are having a thrilling spring as well. Kittiwakes and Murres are beginning to congregate in the tens of thousands off of Cape Resurrection.  And perhaps extra surprising was a puffin spotting over the weekend, about a month earlier than usual.

"It was still in its winter colors, and so looked a bit like a Victorian chimney-sweep," Eric says.

Dusting off for the spring like the rest of us, the puffin is a favorite for Kenai Fjords Tours adventurers. And a sign that spring 2019 is going to be a great one!

Check out the live Kenai Fjords Tours webcam to see what it’s looking like today. And keep an eye on our Facebook page today. Guests have also been posting their own photos and videos there—check it out! 

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