Thursday, April 20, 2017

We had a report of at least 15 gray whales near buoy #3 off Spruce Cape, heading to the north end of Long Island! These are moving steadily, feeding and BREACHING, according to Andy who spotted them. He expects them to move past Chiniak and then into Ugak Bay later today, so be on the look out near Narrow Cape. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Kodiak Killers 2 are back!

We just got a call that the Kodiak Killers 2 are back in the downtown harbor area. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Whales Sighted at Surfer's Beach March 31, 2015

Kodiak Whale Fest folks received a report at 2pm today of whales seen from Surfer's Beach, located between Pasagshak and Fossil Beach. There hasn't been a positive ID of the whales yet, but they are most likely gray whales. Has the early migration begun? Maybe!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Just in!

10:30am Just seen from Pier 2 (City Dock, where the Kennicott ties up):

Active Humpback whale AND an Orca - possibly more because the birds are going wild.
Happy whale watching!

Thank you, Andy Finke for the whale report!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

More Grays are on the Way

Lots of folks have been seeing whales in the distance (beyond some big surf) at Narrow Cape, Surfer's Beach and from Pasagshak Point over the past couple of weeks.  This morning there was a report of what was probably a gray whale seen at 9:30am by a fisherman about 2 miles north of Woody Island, heading south.

Even better news: a contact in Southeast Alaska has reported seeing many grays pass by near the Skagway area today - our migrating grays are on their way!

Don't forget the final Whale Watching Walk this Saturday with the Audubon Society folks.  Meet a little before 9:30am at the ferry terminal building in downtown Kodiak.  From there you will car pool to Narrow Cape to walk and watch the whales.  Bring a lunch, water, boots (there will probably be some mud and mushy land to go through) and wind/water proof gear (you'll be fairly exposed to the wind on part of the hike).  Don't forget your binoculars!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Whales at Narrow Cape

We have reports of whales spotted from Surfer's Beach and Pasagshak Point in the Narrow Cape area. Some reports were from earlier in the week but spouts were seen as recently as Friday evening from Surfer's Beach. Time for a trip out the road!  Don't forget your binoculars. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Getting Busy Out There!

Not only did we have multiple sightings of the local Kodiak Killer pod of orcas (March 26 - 29) and one humpback spotted east of Narrow Cape on the 29th, today we had our first report of a gray whale spotted off of Surfer's Beach.  The gray was about 300 yards off the beach.  Start watching for spouts everyone!