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Juneau Whale Watching and Salmon Bake Combo

Highlights
  • Full-day tour in Juneau with whale watching and a salmon bake
  • Explore Auke Bay where more than 65 humpback whales migrate each year
  • Enjoy large windows, binoculars and an exterior observation deck for prime views
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Juneau Whale Watching and Salmon Bake Combo
From US$ 177.45
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Juneau Whale Watching and Salmon Bake Combo
US$ 177.45
Overview
Experience some of the best that Juneau has to offer with this full-day tour that features whale watching and a salmon bake. Watch for the giant creatures breaching and playing in Auke Bay. A naturalist on board also points out Steller sea lions, Dall's porpoises, bald eagles and sea birds in the area. Whale sightings are guaranteed! Then, in a historic gold rush setting, enjoy freshly grilled Alaska salmon, part of an all-you-can-eat buffet. Roast marshmallows around a campfire — what’s a better way to end a day of Alaska sightseeing?
What to Expect
This full-day Juneau tour will leave you refreshed, relaxed and bubbling over with action-packed tales of frontier adventure.
 
At Auke Bay, board a state-of-the-art 48-passenger vessel custom-built for whale watching in Juneau waters, complete with a hydrophone system for listening to whales communicate underwater.
 
More than 65 humpback whales migrate annually to Auke Bay, also home to harbor seals, porpoises and bald eagles. These waters are so rich, whale sightings are guaranteed! In fact, if a whale is not spotted you'll receive a $100 refund ($50 for children).

Stand on the exterior observation deck or stay inside the cabin with extra-large windows. Pick up provided binoculars, and listen to your naturalist guide’s commentary about the humpbacks, local ecosystem and other wildlife sightings. On a clear day, you may even see Mendenhall Glacier.

After whale watching, a motor coach takes you to the Gold Creek Salmon Bake, a historic gold rush setting complete with authentic mining artifacts. The aroma of wild Alaska salmon grilling over an open alder wood fire will get your appetite going. This all-you-can-eat buffet includes parmesan chicken, au gratin potatoes, baked beans with reindeer sausage, wild-rice pilaf, and other sides, salads and beverages and blueberry cake for dessert.
 
A shuttle service departs for the pier every 15 to 20 minutes, so you can return to the pier at your leisure. Meanwhile, there are a number of activities you can try: Roast marshmallows over a crackling campfire, check out the Salmon Creek Trading Post, stroll to the Salmon Creek waterfall and see inside the entrance to the historic Wagner Mine.
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Reviews (33)

1 - 5 of 27 reviews

Reviewed yesterday
Great Tour w Captian Tom & Katie

Our weather was incredible, Tom and Katie did all they could to put us on Whales. I got photo and video of Humpbacks and Orca's breeching the water. Everyone on the boat seemed to be really enjoying the tour. The Salmon Back later after was...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 1 week ago
Katie (our guide) was fabulous!

Captain Terry and whale expert Katie were by far the best guides for all our tours throughout our entire Alaska cruise. Katie's knowledge of the whales, the comfort of the boat and Terry's knack for finding the whales treated us to quite a show! Several...More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
We saw 6 different whales on our trip

We booked through our cruise - Princess - and they must know their excursions as this was just wonderful Sara and Tom were our crew on our boat trip out to see the whales. And yes we saw six different whales plus a sea lion...More

Thank Charlotte M
Dale S, Director of Sales & Marketing at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for such a detailed review. Thanks for sharing, glad you had a great time with us! Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Excursion

The whale watch was great, though we understood it was totally dependent on the whales Capt Terry and Katie were very informative. We saw about 5 whales and hundreds of sea lions. The boat was well mastered, stopping often to observe.. Pointing out the different...More

Thank SARGEBROOMALL
Dale S, Director of Sales & Marketing at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us! Glad you enjoyed. Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing Adventure!

We enjoyed a phenomenal experience whale-watching on Auk Bay near Juneau on August 15. Captain Tom and Meghan, the naturalist on board, gave us a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with several whale sightings that afternoon; PLUS we were lucky to experience not only one sighting of humpback...More

Thank VincentR2338
Dale S, Director of Sales & Marketing at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I wish we could take all the credit, but I do have to give props to the whales! So glad you got to experience that. Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing

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