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Juneau Whale Watching Tour

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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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • 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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    Went on this whale watching tour last minute as our original helicopter tour was cancelled. This trip was awesome. As an avid boater is was great to get out on the water in a smaller boat as the folks in Alaska do. Seeing the whales breaching was an added bonus. Would
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    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 one of the highlights
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    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 be honest - nasty!). Still ---
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    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 Glacier and 2 hours for
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    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 that day but the ride was
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    About the operator
    By: Juneau Tours
    Marilyn W
    We loved this tour!
    The whale watching was by far the best part of this tour. The food was fantastic along with the views. Tour guides
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    Chip S
    Very educational and beautiful
    My family came in on a Disney cruise to Juneau for the day and we had Brett as our guide. We were absolutely
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    Riverside, California
    My main reason for going on this cruise...to see a glacier and waterfall...I wasn’t disappointed. Also got to see
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    Awesome Experience
    We were on a cruise in July 2019 and decided to book through trip advisor rather than through our cruise ship. It
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    Amazing breathtaking experience
    My husband and I went on September 23. We could not believe how many whales we saw. It was spectacular. We saw
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    Barbara M
    Ashburn, Virginia
    Alaska Cruise
    This was a great excursion. As a bonus on our what watching boat, we got to see a pod of killer whales and lots
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    Bennett, North Carolina
    Very pleased with this last minute decision
    We were booked with Harv and Marv on a small boat. Our tour with them was canceled due to weather. I was so very
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    Linda P
    Lombard, Illinois
    Boating Alaska
    Went on this whale watching tour last minute as our original helicopter tour was cancelled. This trip was
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    義雄 周
    Economy and convenience
    We used this service to visit Mendenhall Glacier and Nugget Falls. The pick-up place was at the Mt. Roberts
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    Joann T
    Kearney, Missouri
    Whale Watch
    We went out with Capt Josh, Courtney and Khris. Their knowledge and enthusiasm were beyond great. Even the rain
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