Before the winter descends and the sun disappears for months, the Barrow Inupiat whalers embark on the second Alaskan whaling season of the year. The fall whale hunt takes place each year in early October, and the catch must feed the Inupiat families throughout the cold season ahead. When you visit Barrow during this time, you can watch the natives set out for the hunt in their seal skin covered umiaqs . You may also have the opportunity to see a whale being brought in on the beach and butchered.. This season is also the perfect time to photograph polar bears, which often come to Barrow to feast on the whale remains. The Inupiat hunt whales for subsistence, much in the same way that their ancestors did centuries upon centuries ago. Are you interested to visit Barrow and learn about whale hunting for subsistence? Be a guest at our friendly hotel and discover the incredible culture, history, wildlife and adventures in this beautiful region of Alaska. We offer comfortable rooms with contemporary conveniences, including cable TV and private baths. You'll also find a 24-hour front desk, gift shop and beverage bar for hot drinks on cold nights. Experience the Arctic like never before. Please contact us directly at 1-970-852-3900 for more information on Inupiaq whale hunting or for reservations at our hotel in midtown Barrow.