Whale Watching Tips At Afognak Wilderness Lodge

Whale watching in Afognak, AK, can be one of the most memorable moments of your life. Watching the largest animals on earth in their natural habitat is nothing short of breathtaking. To ensure that your whale watching experience is worthwhile, it is important to be prepared and know what to expect. The experts at Afognak Wilderness Lodge offer these four tips to follow to get the most out of your whale watching adventure.


#1: Book Your Trip With A Trustworthy Company

Before going on your whale watching adventure, make sure you spend some quality time researching whale watching companies in the area. This will help you to have a more successful and enjoyable whale watching trip.

Since whales are wild, there is no way whale watching companies can guarantee that you will see a whale on your whale watching trip. Check the recent sightings in the area and decide from there which company to book with. Some companies may offer a money-back guarantee if you don’t see a whale while on the trip. However, the staff at Afognak Lodge encourages you to not get flustered if you don’t see as many whales as you hoped. Instead, focus on the whole experience from the way the air smelled to what the vastness of the ocean looked like.


#2: Pack Wisely

It tends to be 10 to 15 degrees colder and very windy out on the ocean. You’ll want to dress appropriately or bring layers to put on as you get further out into the ocean. You will also want to wear solid, rubber-soled shoes. If there is even the slightest chance of rain, be sure to bring your rain gear. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Oh and don’t forget the sunscreen.


#3: Bring A Camera

You will want to remember this day where you went whale watching Afognak. You will probably even want to send a picture to your loved ones or share with your social media followers. Be sure to bring a fully charged phone if you don’t have or don’t want to bring a camera. If you’re bringing a camera make sure you have extra batteries and a clear SD card. You will cherish the photographs you take while whale watching.


#4: Be Prepared For Possible Motion Sickness

If you have no idea if you will have motion sickness out at sea, it’s a good idea to think about taking a motion sickness pill. You will need to take the pill 30 to 60 minutes before the whale watching tour begins. Whale watching tours usually last for at least three hours, it would miserable to have motion sickness for the entirety of that time. If you take a motion sickness pill, be sure that it is non-drowsy so you don’t sleep on the whales.


Call To Book Your Whale Watching Adventure

If you want to have the breathtaking experience of seeing mammals in their natural habitat – including whales, there is no better place to stay than Afognak Wilderness Lodge. Besides whale watching, the Lodge area offers the chance to observe other land & marine wildlife, take a sea kayaking adventure, and, of course, fresh & saltwater Kodiak fishing expeditions. Treat yourself to an Alaskan vacation package that you will never forget at our award-winning lodge! We will make you feel right at home in our lodge or cabins, and we have the personal experience to give you a new brand of adventure. Book your trip to Kodiak, Alaska today by calling us at (360) 799-3250!