Big Miracle, which was filmed entirely on location in Barrow and Anchorage, is expected to increase the interest in whale-watching this year, especially in Alaska.
Alaska's gray whale season takes place in the spring when the whales migrate from Baja California to their summer breeding areas in Northern Alaska.
There are dozens of cruise lines offering whale-watching tours, including Major Marine Tours, which has a 6 hour tour that runs from May 12 to June 16. The one day trip leaves from Seward, Alaska and travels to Kenai Fjords National Park for the best views of Alaskan wildlife. Adult tickets cost $149. For more information, visit MajorMarine.com.