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Juneau Whale Watching Tour

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US$ 120.75
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    What to Expect

    Our 2 hour whale watching adventure begins when we board a coach bus that departs downtown Juneau from the Mt. Roberts Tram parking lot. A 25 minute journey through the picturesque landscape of Southeast Alaska will take you to Auke Bay Harbor. “All aboard!” and you’re off to Alaska waters and the ultimate whale watching experience.

    On our quest for whales, we will be on the lookout for bald eagles, seals, sea lions, black bear and more of Alaska’s wildlife. The star of the tour is the humpback whale, but we are always looking out for the playful orcas. Once we spot a whale, the captain will slow down and allow you to go on the spacious viewing decks for a great photo opportunity. Our custom design vessels provides unrestricted viewing from inside the cabin as well as outside. Although the cabin is enclosed and heated. we recommend you dress in layers, after all it is Alaska!

    With our experienced captains and Juneau being one of the best ports for whale watching in Alaska, this tour will be an unforgettable experience.

    Snacks are binoculars are also provided.

    Stop At:

    • Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway, 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801-1328
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Mount Roberts Tramway, 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Round-trip transportation between port and boat harbor
    • 2-hour whale watching tour on a custom 24-passenger jet boat or 49-passenger catamaran
    • Heated cabin with wide viewing windows, spacious decks for whale watching, and bathrooms on board
    • Naturalist on whale tour
    • Informative professional driver guide during transfers
    • Bottled water and a light snack aboard the whale boat
    • Multiple tour times for flexibility
    • Snacks
    • Gratuities (greatly appreciated)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Tour time is a check-in time; departure is within 15 to 30 minutes.
    • The meeting place is under the cables in front of the Mt. Roberts Tramway.
    • All ports or docks are within 10 minutes walking distances, except one - the A Dock - which provides a “Downtown” shuttle to the Mt. Roberts Tramway.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the name of their ship.
    • Tour operates in all weather conditions, so please dress appropriately in layers and for the likely chance of rain. It is recommended that you wear warm layered clothing, a waterproof jacket and comfortable slip-proof shoes.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    My wife and I booked a whale watching tour through Auke Bay that took approximately 2 hours. It was great! Saw about 8 whales and the ship got as close as legally allowed. The staff were well informed, funny, and passionate about whale watching. Definitely...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Paul W
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We had a great tour, beginning with our driver Michael who first took us to Auke Bay for the whale watching. We were both very lucky and very unlucky. Lucky because we saw MANY whales, some breaching. Unlucky because it was rainy and windy (to...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank RexT
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We booked the Mendenhall Glacier and Whale Watching tour upon arrival at the Juneau Port (dock side) for half the cost of the on-board price of the cruise line and we got a much better tour. Our tour tour started with transportation to the Mendenhall...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Joe A
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    When our helicopter/dog sled on glacier trip was cancelled due to wind, we decided to hop on a whale watching tour. Captain Kara, Brendan, and Chris were awesome. Very knowledgeable and gave lots of tips on how to spot whales.. Water was a bit rough...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank eggsuz31
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Captain Dan and Danielle were great excursion hosts. On time pickup and return. All crew members were very knowledgeable about all aspects of finding and watching whales. Saw quite a few orcas and humpback whales on the tour. Highly recommend!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Ronald Y
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    29 September 2019|
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    Response from Ronald Y | Reviewed this property |
    No, but the whales are always in the area at this time, and there is great communication between all the boats.
    17 July 2019|
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    Response from BurtlerF2019 | Reviewed this property |
    We booked it directly through the company.
    5 July 2019|
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    Response from N8686AQcherylg | Reviewed this property |
    It would depend on what time you had to be back on the ship. If you’re also doing the glacier tour, it’ll take you 3-4 hours.
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