While Alaska has approximately 300 days of rain per year, the summers in this beautiful region are perfect to me. The weather can change in an instant, from rainy and chilly to sunny and warm. My best advice? Dress in layers!
Eagles are plentiful here. Look at the trees and if you see a golf ball, that's an eagle. It is so wonderful to see them sitting together in pairs, or protecting their nests. When they soar past the ship, they are definitely a sight to behold. I've also seen whales, dolphins, salmon, sea otters, sea lions here. Sadly, I've not yet seen a bear, although many people have. I just never seem to be looking in the right direction.