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Alaska Whale Watching

#21 of 44 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Juneau Features Animals
Juneau, AK 99801
+1 907-321-5859
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Great lifetime experience

We took a Gastineau Whale Watching excursion while in Alaska. The boat, captain and guide were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kurt K
Largo, Florida
Whale watching and Mendenhall glacier

We had a great whale watching experience that included regular whales and a pod of orcas. the staff... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Elizabeth S
San Juan, null, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took a Gastineau Whale Watching excursion while in Alaska. The boat, captain and guide were simply excellent. Luckily, we had beautiful sunny weather (early May) and now have many memories, and photos, of Whales, Sea Lions, Eagles and much more.

Thank Kurt K
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a great whale watching experience that included regular whales and a pod of orcas. the staff Colton, Captain Lee & Keith were friendly and informative. Their boats were comfortable, safe and in great shape. I would highly recommend this excursion in Juneau.

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Alaska has the most wild beauty I have ever seen, it's just breath taking. On this particular day the sun shone and it was warm we went on a boat with an all girl crew to see the wild life. We straight away came across...More

Thank golden17
Reviewed 18 December 2016

On a cruise at the end of the summer, my wife and went out on a boat for the whale watching tour. We were not disappointed. There was a pod of killer whales that stayed close the boat for a long time. We saw harbor...More

Thank culpe10
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Went out on Whale Watch and it was great. Had a great biologist/guide and a great captain. They went out of thier way to find us whales. It ran a touch long and it was a race to get back to the ship but we...More

Reviewed 24 October 2016

You expect to see whales up close but forget that the laws do not allow you to get close. The boats have to keep a minimum distance away so you end up with a second or two of whale breaching. Not cheap and not much...More

Thank gregp422
Reviewed 3 October 2016

My wife loved the trip and all the scenery. While we did sea Humpbacks (blow holes and tails, and Orcas (fins), as well as lots of sea lions, it was the Alaska coast that was the highlight. Even though we were already on a cruise...More

Thank Robinn33701
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Great Trip!!!! Highly recommend. Last trip of year. We saw lots of whales. Captain and crew were informative and fun!

Thank Suzanne Y
Reviewed 26 September 2016

While the 2016 season is about over, when you schedule your Alaskan vacation or cruise, you really want to engage Captain Jack or Captain Alan of the M/V Scania. This is an excursion not used by the cruise ships. Quite frankly, way better. Maximum 12...More

Thank kentucky47
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Animal Planet Alaska’s Whales and Mendenhall Glacier trail by Gastineau Guiding in Juneau was delightful. There were about 15 people on the tour. Kellie led the hike to Mendenhall Glacier- very impressive and she passed on a great deal of knowledge during the hike to...More

Thank Sue H
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Paula M
Will there still be whales in September of 2016? We are on a Princess cruise and want to know what the odds are.
11 April 2016|
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What is the best month to see the whales?
15 September 2015|
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HI, I am going with my mother in law in Sept. Is this wheel chair accessible. Thanks, Marcy
20 August 2015|
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