Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of Sitka, Alaska, with our Bubble-Netting Whales of Alaska Photography Holiday. Spend seven nights in single occupancy accommodation in a cosy hotel in central Sitka, centrally located for easy access to the town's charm.

Embark on a thrilling adventure aboard a licensed ship with a seasoned skipper. Observe humpback whales in their element. Experience the awe-inspiring sight of these majestic creatures displaying their intelligence & teamwork during feeding frenzies.

Capture the magical moment as humpback whales burst out of the water in unison, their throat grooves filled with herring, showcasing their extraordinary feeding behaviour.

Witness , gulls, & converging in the waters, creating a dynamic scene that will leave you breathless. Only a few humpbacks worldwide have mastered this unique fishing technique, making Sitka a premier destination to witness this natural spectacle.

Don't miss the opportunity to participate in one of nature's most incredible events. Join us on this unforgettable journey to photograph & witness the of in action.


A Small Group Of Bubble Netting Whales Off The Coast Of Sitka In Alaska

What is the Bubble-netting Behaviour That the Whales Exhibit?

Bubble-netting is a fascinating feeding behaviour exhibited by certain species of whales, such as humpback whales. During bubble-netting, a group of whales work together to blow bubbles in a circular formation around a school of fish, trapping them in a “net” of bubbles. This cooperative hunting strategy allows the whales to concentrate their prey in one location, making it easier for them to feed. Once the fish are corralled, the whales swim upwards with their mouths open to engulf large amounts of fish in one gulp. This behaviour showcases these marine mammals' intelligence & social cooperation & is a captivating spectacle for photographers, researchers & whale watchers alike.

What Wildlife Other Than the Humpback Whales is Found in Sitka?

Sitka, , is home to a wide variety of diverse wildlife besides the majestic humpback whales. Our guests will also likely encounter soaring through the skies, playing in the waters, foraging along the coast, & various seabird species nesting on the rocky cliffs. The rich biodiversity of Sitka is attributed to its unique temperate rainforest ecosystem, providing a habitat for numerous animal species to thrive. Exploring Sitka's wilderness offers a chance to witness these incredible creatures in their natural environment, making it a popular destination for wildlife photographers & nature lovers.

Capture the grace & power of the Bubble Netting Whales in Alaska – Join this wildlife photography holiday of a lifetime!

A group of Bubble-netting Whales in the cold waters near Sitka in Alaska

Bubble-Netting Whales of Alaska Photography Holiday Itinerary

The following is the proposed itinerary for this photography holiday, it should be considered provisional & subject to change.
  • Day 1 - Assemble Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport - transfer to local hotel - overnight Sitka
  • Day 2 - Full-day of whale watching & photography on the waters of Sitka Sound & surrounding Baranof Island & St Lazaria - overnight Sitka
  • Day 3 - Full-day of whale watching & photography on the waters of Sitka Sound & surrounding Baranof Island & St Lazaria - overnight Sitka
  • Day 4 - Full-day of whale watching & photography on the waters of Sitka Sound & surrounding Baranof Island & St Lazaria - overnight Sitka
  • Day 5 - Full-day of whale watching & photography on the waters of Sitka Sound & surrounding Baranof Island & St Lazaria - overnight Sitka
  • Day 6 - Full-day of whale watching & photography on the waters of Sitka Sound & surrounding Baranof Island & St Lazaria - overnight Sitka
  • Day 7 - Full-day of whale watching & photography on the waters of Sitka Sound & surrounding Baranof Island & St Lazaria - overnight Sitka
  • Day 8 - transfer to Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport
A pair of humpback whale tails, called flukes, are visible as the whales dive in the waters of Sitka in Alaska

Bubble-Netting Whales of Alaska Photography Holiday Highlights

We have taken care to refine the itinerary for this wildlife photography holiday; as such, we consider the following to be amongst the highlights of this tour.
  • Six full days in Sitka photographing the humpback whales
  • Daily excursions making use of a locally skippered boat to traverse the bay
  • A flexible itinerary to allow photography of other native wildlife as well as landscape shots
  • Accommodation in a comfortable hotel in central Sitka
  • Stay for seven-nights on a full board, non-shared basis
  • Single occupancy accommodation is provided at no extra cost to you
  • You don't need to bring long lenses to get incredible images
  • A great guide to client ratio of no more than 1:6
  • Guided by David Miles for NatureLens
A group of Bubble-netting Whales in the waters off the coast of Sitka in Alaska
A pod of Bubble-netting Whales burst to the surface off the coast of Sitka in Alaska

What Is Included & Excluded on the Breathtaking Bubble-Netting Whales of Alaska photography holiday?

If you have any questions about the following, please contact us prior to making a booking.

What Is IncludeD In The Cost Of This PHOTOGRAPHY HOLIDAY

What ExcludeD FROM THE COST OF THIS Wildlife PHOTOGRAPHY HOLIDAY

A pod of Bubble-netting Whales bursts to the surface off the coast of Sitka in Alaska

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance – it is a requirement when booking on any wildlife photography holiday scheduled by NaturesLens that you have adequate travel insurance, we suggest a policy from TrailFinders or Campbell Irvine.

Camera Insurance

Insuring your camera equipment before embarking on any wildlife photographic holiday is crucial. Our trips often involve venturing into remote, & sometimes unpredictable environments where accidents & unexpected incidents occur. Insuring your camera gear provides financial protection against theft, loss, or damage, ensuring your investment is safeguarded.

Wildlife photography involves capturing unique & irreplaceable moments, & without proper insurance, any unforeseen mishap could result in significant monetary losses. By insuring your equipment, you can enjoy peace of mind, knowing that you’re covered in case of any unfortunate events, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring world of wildlife & capture stunning photographs without worry.

We recommend PhotoGuard for amateur photographers or Glover Howe, who we use.

The spectacular sight of Bubble-netting Whales off the coast of Sitka in Alaska

Capture the Majestic Bubble-Netting Whales of Alaska on an Unforgettable Photography Holiday!

The Breathtaking Bubble-Netting Whales of Alaska photography holiday is a seven-night duration event, that costs £7999 & takes place in Sitka in United States, between the dates of 25th March - 1st April 2026. It is ideal for photographing Bubble-Netting Whales of Alaska. This photography holiday is led by David Miles for NaturesLens.

The Breathtaking Bubble-Netting Whales of Alaska photography holiday is offered on a full board, single occupancy with no single supplement payable basis.

Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 4 participants & a maximum of 5, plus David.

We consider this to be a photography holiday requiring medium effort or exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us before making a booking enquiry.

The Breathtaking Bubble-Netting Whales of Alaska photography holiday starts & ends at Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport. .

The Breathtaking Bubble-Netting Whales of Alaska photography holiday requires a deposit of £1500 to secure a place.

The Breathtaking Bubble-Netting Whales of Alaska photography holiday is a seven-night duration event, that costs £7999 & takes place in Sitka in United States, between the dates of 25th March - 1st April 2026. It is ideal for photographing Bubble-Netting Whales of Alaska. This photography holiday is led by David Miles for NaturesLens.

The Breathtaking Bubble-Netting Whales of Alaska photography holiday is offered on a full board, single occupancy with no single supplement payable basis.

Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 4 participants & a maximum of 5, plus David.

We consider this to be a photography holiday requiring medium effort or exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us before making a booking enquiry.

The Breathtaking Bubble-Netting Whales of Alaska photography holiday starts & ends at Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport. .

The Breathtaking Bubble-Netting Whales of Alaska photography holiday requires a deposit of £1500 to secure a place.

NaturesLens photography holidays do not include flights unless it is explicitly stated on the event page. When it is time to book your flights, we will send you the details in plenty of time to allow for bookings at the best available price.

The photography holiday itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.

NaturesLens photography holidays require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the photography holiday may not go ahead.

In the event that the minimum number for a photography holiday to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given photography holiday. In that event 100% of monies received will be returned. However, NaturesLens is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.

Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.

Please note the cuisine on many of the NaturesLens photography holidays is authentic & typical of the region in which you are travelling. International or western cuisine is often NOT available. If you have any concerns over the food arrangements or have any special dietary requirements, please contact us prior to making a booking.

All personal luggage are the responsibility of the owner & we request that photography holiday participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag & tripod. We do not wish to appear dictatorial in this matter & the request is made to ensure space & comfort for everyone in our vehicles.

NaturesLens & its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, & as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause.

NaturesLens reserves the right to substitute hotels, & other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.

NaturesLens reserves the right to pass on to photography holiday participants any additional & unplanned expenditure incurred during a photography holiday, via events beyond the control of NaturesLens. NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any photography holiday.

Payment of deposit by photography holiday participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.

All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.

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