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Juneau Wildlife Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier

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    What to Expect
    Our tour representatives will meet you at the main cruise ship terminal and check you in for the excursion. You will board a transport bus with a guide that will bring you to the Mendenhall Glacier for 45 minute stop. Here you will be able to explore the area on your own. The parking lot is a very short walking distance to magnificent photo opportunities, hiking trails, visitor's center, and bear viewing platforms raised above the salmon spawning streams. Once the glacier exploration is complete, we will transport you to the local boat harbor. Where you will be met by our captain and crew who will walk you past the fishing fleet to board one of our state-of-the-art boats built for wildlife viewing. The boats are equipped with restrooms, heated cabins, large windows, comfortable seats, and outdoor decks for viewing. We will then begin a 2 hour journey in search of Humpback Whales and other water wildlife native to the area. You can sit back and relax while taking in the beautiful scenery on the boat ride or assist us in searching for signs of whales including water spouts, tail dives, and whales jumping out of the water. No trip is the same as mother nature decides what to provide for each tour. Your naturalist and crew will interpret what you are seeing and explain the behaviors of the massive and beautiful creatures. At the end of the trip the captain will make an announcement and we will return back to the harbor. Feel free to enjoy a complimentary snack and beverage as you soak up your remaining time on the water. Your driver will meet you at the harbor and bring you back through town to the main cruise ship terminal in downtown Juneau where the excursion started.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Tour check-in is centrally located at the main cruise ship terminal in downtown Juneau.
    Duration
    4h 30m
    Inclusions
    • 100% Guarantee to see Whales
    • Roundtrip Transportation from Cruise Terminal
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    • Live commentary on board
    • Driver/guide
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Round-trip shared transfer
    • A Great Time!
    Exclusions
    • None
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Collapsable Wheelchairs Only
    • No Motorized Scooters
    • No Motorized Wheelchairs
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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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    Popular mentions
    We had a rushed trip to Medenhall, another half hour would make a difference. If you do the walk to the Nugget falls you only get a few minutes there as you have to rush back to make sure you get on the bus.The whale trip was well organised. Unfortunately we had a very wet day,
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    We took Alaska Tales at the boat dock with no prior reservations . The guide/ bus driver and the whale watching crew were very informative, giving many local facts and extras, including where to see more wildlife, etc. We were lucky to see a mother bear and cubs at Mendenhal
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    To start with there was not one at the pick up site but finally arrived. Then we were driven to a drop off point at the glacier and told to be back at the drop off point in an hour. No guide for glacier and no time to get to the glacier on your on. Very sad I would not
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    Captain Rich, Katie, and Libby went above and beyond in making sure our excursion was amazing! After a booking snafu caused by other passengers, they graciously took care of us on a later voyage! Hats off to all three of them for their positive attitudes! Our adventure was
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    We took the bus to see the Glacier from the Tourist Building which at displays and a comprehensive movie in their theater every hour or so. The Glacier was easiy visible but you are watching it, not walking on it, but nice enough photo ops. The WHALE WATCHING was super on a
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    About the operator
    By: Alaska Tales
    851 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    SueChristchurch
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    90
    Combo tour
    We had a rushed trip to Medenhall, another half hour would make a difference. If you do the walk to the Nugget
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    Cheryll M
    Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    21189
    FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE
    Our crew was Libby, Danielle and Captain Sarah, an all female crew! We had a great day out with the crew and they
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    Joyblue53
    10
    Excellent
    We took Alaska Tales at the boat dock with no prior reservations . The guide/ bus driver and the whale watching
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    Janet H
    10
    WHALE WATCHING WAS GOOD NOT MENDENHALL
    To start with there was not one at the pick up site but finally arrived. Then we were driven to a drop off point
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    958angieg
    1710
    Ms
    Private excursions with friends. I had used this tour operator two years prior and still was impressed. The boat
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    Donna P
    San Jose, California
    34
    Amazing adventure and incredible employees!
    Captain Rich, Katie, and Libby went above and beyond in making sure our excursion was amazing! After a booking
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    BRUCE A
    NORTHPORT
    122
    A nice tour to see the Glacier, Great Whale Watching, then a fine Alaskan Meal on their Island
    We took the bus to see the Glacier from the Tourist Building which at displays and a comprehensive movie in their
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    Jack C
    London, Canada
    3213
    Accessible whale watchong
    Whale watching in a scooter? - well not quite - but this whale watching tour was fantastic and very accessible.
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    Angy M
    Andover, Minnesota
    20
    It was AWESOME!
    Capt Rich and Aaron were fabulous! We loved our whale watching excursion. We got up close and personal to several
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    Myrtle1125
    30
    Whale watching Excursion
    Very knowledgeable crew had a great time seeing orcas and humpback whales and seals. Enjoyed it very much the
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    Jennifer R
    London, United Kingdom
    141
    An excellent, well organised Tour Company
    This is an excellent, well organised tour with just enough time at the glacier. We were picked up punctually
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    Hannah F
    11
    Can’t wait to go again!
    This past July/August our family took an Alaskan Cruise and while in Juneau went whale watching with these guys.
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    Ana Maria A
    10
    Best excursion of our Alaskan trip
    We had a great experience at the Mendenhall Glacier with the bus tour, it was a beautiful place to see and then
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    shalieddy
    40
    Wow !!
    The whale watching tour was one of the best part about our trip to Juneau. We were able to see the whales at a
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    jhols28994
    Columbus, Ohio
    62
    Great tour
    Those people are very nice and knowledgeable. Price we paid is much cheaper then cruise people offer. Highly
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