Sitka WhaleFest is a celebration of the diverse and abundant marine mammals’ population. From mid-September until mid-January, the pristine waters of Sitka Sound are home to many humpback whales. Biologists believe the whales are building up food reserves prior to their migration to tropical waters.
Whalefest is the place to learn about the most recent studies on humpback whales and other Alaskan marine wildlife by attending slide shows, workshops and discussions. Open forum question and answer sessions follow all presentations.
Come experience the pleasures of living in an area where your neighbors are magnificent humpback whales, harbor seals, Steller sea lions and flourishing sea otters.