I'm considering an Inside Passage trip to Alaska next May. I understand that the weather is better in the summer, but I'm OK with cold and wind as long as the visibility is good. Dense fog or anything that keeps me from seeing the scenery is bad.
Is that time of year worse or better for wildlife? Are the whales around or off somewhere on migration still? How about for calving glaciers - any different from summer?
June - September is more constrained for me, so I am looking at May. Summer is a back up if conditions are better for visibility or wildlife.