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Old June 24th, 2002, 10:35 PM
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Where is the best place to see puffins?
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Old June 25th, 2002, 12:15 PM
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Hi Lorna! My choice would be to go to the Sea Life Center in Seward. They are very small, even from a tour boat - but you can see them in their natural habitat on one of the day cruises out of Seward. If you go to the Sea Life Center, you have a two story glass panel to watch them, either under water or from above. There is also a open air viewing area where you can "almost" touch them. They are so cute and funny!

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Old June 25th, 2002, 01:23 PM
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We saw several on our 6 hr Kenai Fjords tour in late May. They were in holes in the sides of the cliffs. Even came out pretty good on pictures, although Sea Life Ctr may give you better view.
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Old June 26th, 2002, 05:13 AM
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If you have a good pair of binoculars you can see thousands in Glacier Bay
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Old July 3rd, 2002, 09:44 AM
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Where is the best place to see puffins?

My clear preference is in the wild - even though I did go to the Seward Sealife Center, they do have an excellent exhibit of underwater viewing. You will see them on the boat tours of at least 6 hours out of Seward. I have seen them in Glacier Bay but not on all trips and not in the numbers of the other post. The other place I have gone is to St. Lazaria Island on a boat trip out of Sitka, only SE Alaska accessable puffin rookery. BUT if every in Maine- don't miss Norton's out of Jonesport and be sure to purchase the permit to get on the island- hours of extremely close up viewing in blinds.
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