Get an up close view of these mammoth travelers as they pass Resurrection Bay. The newly pregnant females lead the way, often arriving in late March. The males and juveniles follow, with the mothers with new calves bringing up the rear as late as early May. The males can reach up to 46 feet long and weigh up to 40 tons! Even the calves are large – around 19 feet long and 3,000 pounds.
From late March until early May, visitors can cheer them along on their journey from the comfort of Seward-based sightseeing cruises.