Whale watching in Alaska sure does work up an appetite.
Our candidate for top honors in picnic sites is A Taste of Nature by Above and Beyond Alaska. Imagine gliding across the dark waters of the Alaska coastline in a kayak. Farther off the coast, you catch the flap of an orca fin. Next, you spot a glacier standing sentinel at the seashore.
At last you and your group of adventure seekers in the Last Frontier reach your destination, a beach where you’ll feast on halibut, smoked salmon scooped up with sourdough bread, and more locally prepared eats.
You’ll trade observations of your paddling trip.
“Was that really an orca?”
“Was it a humpback whale?”
“Whale watching sure does work up an appetite,” someone will surely crack, reaching for the low-hanging fruit.
“Did you think the glacier creaked in such a way that a section of it was going to crash into the water a moment later?”
“Look at those otters, over there!”
“Up there, a bald eagle!”
Such are the wonders that await when you embark on the Juneau-based A Taste of Nature, where whale watching will absolutely work up an appetite.
For more information on A Taste of Nature by Above and Beyond Alaska, visit the tour company's website.
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Photography: Gabe Donohoe, Gabe Donohoe, Connor Callahan, all Courtesy Above & Beyond Alaska