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Itinerary
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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Overview
This wildlife viewing excursion takes you on a journey to see two of the major highlights in Southeast Alaska. You will be guided to the Mendenhall Glacier for a 45 minute self-exploration followed by our wildlife whale watching tour. Once you have had a chance to experience the glacier, we will take you to the whale watching harbor where you will come aboard one of our state-of-the-art vessels to search for majestic Humpback Whales and other water wildlife we may find along the way. Our expert captains and naturalists are so familiar with these amazing creatures that we can actually guarantee you will see whales in their natural habitat from a safe distance. Our state of the art boats are equipped with restrooms and heated cabins to make this journey extra comfortable. Our fleet of fast jet boats all have plenty of outdoor deck space so you can choose to watch the wildlife in the open air or from the comfort of the cabin. This is an Alaskan adventure you won't want to miss!
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Awesome adventure

We booked this excursion right off the ship in Juneau. It was an amazing trip for sure. Captain Rich and Brandi were so knowledgeable, they took us to the perfect spots. We saw whales for over an hour. It was amazing.

Thank Laurie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great Trip

Had an awesome time on the tour, highly recommend for anyone. Saw lots of whales and the crew was very friendly and informative.

Thank lukepanchura
Reviewed 1 week ago
Reasonably Priced vs. the Ship Price

We had a great time and felt as though Captain Rich and Brandi were OUTSTANDING HOST. They are both extremely knowledgeable and do a wonderful job. The bus was well maintained and the boat we took out was very up to date and comfortable. I...More

Thank hilltopfwb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Whale watching Tour

Had a great trip sold by Nick and went with Capt. Rich and Brandi. It was a wonderful afternoon on the water and the Whales were amazing

Thank BethDean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Whale Watching

Capt. Rich and 1st mate Brandi are amazing!; He went over the safety issues 1st, then she describes how to spot humpbacks and Orcas; Saw both and were really impressed about the professionalisms of both

Thank Bruce G
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