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Whale Watching and King Crab Station

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US$ 204.75
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    What to Expect
    Step aboard a 48-passenger jet boat, custom-built for whale watching, which takes you to prime wildlife viewing locations in Auke Bay, located about 12 miles (19 km) north of Juneau. Stand on the exterior observation deck or stay inside the cabin with extra-large windows — no matter where you are, you’ll take in great views. Feel free to use the provided binoculars. En route, learn about the region’s history, culture and outdoor lifestyle, including Juneau’s gold rush history.


    Auke Bay, with its pristine marine habitat and mountain and glacier views, provides an ideal spot for a wildlife cruise. On clear days, you can snap a photo of the Mendenhall Glacier. These nutrient-rich waters are so popular with whales, that whale sightings are guaranteed! In fact, if a whale is not spotted you’ll receive a $100 refund ($50 for children).


    In addition to the whales, your naturalist-guide points out any bear or blacktail deer sightings along the shore. In the water, keep watch for Steller sea lions, Dall’s porpoises, bald eagles, and a variety of seabirds.


    After the cruise, head to the Pier 49 Seafood Station, Juneau’s premier seafood outdoor eatery located along the waterfront. Feast on a pound of Bering Sea Red King Crab legs, dipped in drawn butter, of course. Scrumptious side dishes include Pier 49’s famous seafood chowder, house-baked bread knot, coleslaw, and soda, beer or wine.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Mount Roberts Tramway, 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local taxes
    • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
    • Glass of wine, beer or soda included
    • Gauranteed Whale sightings
    • Commentary from a Naturalist guide
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Round-trip shared transfer
    • Gratuities
    • Additional beverages
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Captain Tom was alert to making sure everyone on the boat had a great view and knew how to best capture images and videos best to preserve and share the experience. Megan, our Naturalist, was a natural moving about the boat and filling everyone with valuable info and insights
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    Response from Dale S, Director of Sales & Marketing at Whale Watching and King Crab Station
    Responded 19 Aug 2018
    Thanks for sharing! Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing
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