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Harv and Marv's Outback Alaska

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Juneau, AK 99803
+1 866-909-7288
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At Least a 10 Star Amazing Trip

We booked this trip seven years ago and knew this time on our trip to Alaska Harv and Marvs was a... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
MiamiTravelers_7
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Miami, FL
Late-season whale watching

We took a whale-watching excursion while visiting Juneau on the Ruby Princess. Our visit was on... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
MarkB10
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Austin, Texas
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Harv and Marv’s mission is to provide the highest quality, personalized, Alaskan outdoor experience available; and do so in an honest and sincere way.
  • Excellent93%
  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“captain liz” (98 reviews)
“small boat” (117 reviews)
“sea lions” (267 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Juneau, AK 99803
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

We booked this trip seven years ago and knew this time on our trip to Alaska Harv and Marvs was a definite do again. Our captain Liz was so informative a walking Wikipedia of the area. She knew exactly where to take us for best...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

We took a whale-watching excursion while visiting Juneau on the Ruby Princess. Our visit was on September 24, at the very end of the season. In fact, we were told that the whales had already begun their migration so whale watching might be problematic. Our...More

2  Thank MarkB10
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This was the highlight of our Alaskan cruise trip! They were wonderful and got us so close to the whales! They also taught us so much about the whales which was fascinating. Thank You!

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

My mother and I took Cruise to Alaska, and it was right decision to buy Excursion tour with Harv and Marv's. In fact, my friend recommended me, and I am glad to join Capt Brent and his naturalist who is very knowledgeable and helpful. It...More

1  Thank thitiporn p
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

6 of us (two in their 80's) took the Outback Alaska Whale Watch Tour in late September 2017. Captain Gabe and Naturalist Anton did not disappoint and we did spot quite a few whales. There was quite a walk from the gangway to the bus...More

1  Thank nippy6
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

My family of 14 visited Juneau on September 7, 2017. Whale watching was our first excursion on our Alaskan cruise. We went out on the Riptide with Brent and Juliana. Brent was extremely capable and he and Juliana both were very knowledgeable. They were extremely...More

1  Thank Kathy G
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We have done this tour in past years and still enjoy it every time we book. We enjoy the smaller group and personalized service. The crew was very knowledgeable about the area and with the marine animals. Definitely the way to go for whale watching...More

1  Thank Pauline H
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We did the Harv and Marv whale watching tour in Juneau. They pick you up at the dock in a large charter bus and take you about a 20-minute Drive to where the ship is docked. We met our captain and our naturalist when we...More

1  Thank jdm0325
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

I can't say much more than what others have already said. Great experience, top notch company, our captain Brent did a great job of making sure we had a great day out on the water. We took the small boat, 6 total passengers. Two bench...More

3  Thank Guthrie T
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We were on a small boat with four other people. Our boat captain was very nice and gave us a lot of good information. We saw an Orca, some humpbacks, eagles and seals on our trip. It was a nice sunny day on the water.

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klaw1
12 January 2018|
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Response from NewboldBroad | Reviewed this property |
The van that took us back to the cruise ship stopped where we had a view of the Mendenhall glacier and could take pictures.
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Tripfilip
20 March 2017|
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Response from harvandmarvs | Property representative |
See below for answers to most any question you may have - or call 866-909-7288 Frequently Asked Questions Q. What about the boats, is everything a 'small boat experience'? A. We are proud of the six pack... More
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SandraR2010
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Response from chris45ny | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure that you could bring your own. You may want to contact the vendor and let them know your diet restriction and ask if it's ok to bring your own snacks. I honestly don't think it would be a problem but you can... More
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