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What's the best time to cruise Alaska to see bears, catch salmon and whale watch?

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The best time to cruise Alaska to see bears, catch salmon and whale watch is early to mid summer. This is the time of year when Alaskan wildlife is most active and easiest to observe from the coast.

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During spring, bears emerge from their dens in search of food that will sustain them for the next year. By early summer most have made their way to coastal streams where Red and King salmon have gathered in the thousands to spawn. Likewise several species of whales including Humpacks and Ocras return to Alaska's coastline after months of migration through warmer waters in the south.

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