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Paddle with Whales! Kayak Adventure

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    Stop At: Juneau Channel Island State Marine Park, Juneau, AK 99801

    Jump on our water taxi and travel up the Inside Passage to the richest Humpback Whale feeding ground in Alaska! See the lush and vibrant temperate rainforest, exquisite snow-capped peaks and flowing glaciers, your only neighbors are the feeding humpbacks, curious sea lions, playful porpoise, and soaring eagles!

    Having been picked up and transported to a boat harbor north of Juneau, you’ll board our water taxi and be whisked away to the Channel Islands State Marine Park while scanning the seas for marine wildlife. If a whale is spotted, have the option to jump into a kayak straight from the boat and join them in their journey. Once you have completed your kayak exploration, be treated to a high quality delicious hearty, healthy snacks full of Juneau favorites.

    From both water and land, you may see humpback whales, harbor seals, steller sea lions, dall’s porpoise, harbor porpoise, orca, numerous bird species including bald eagles and blue heron, and deer or river otters along the shore. Throughout this trip, our expert guides and boat captain will share their local knowledge of the area and interesting information about the wildlife and their behaviors. Be prepared to take in the beauty of glaciers off in the distance and the majestic mountains of the Chilkat and Coast Ranges. After the water taxi cruise back to the harbor, our van will be awaiting your return to drive you back to Juneau.

    Suitable for all experience levels, this eco-adventure is sure to provide a new perspective on what’s possible in the world of remote Southeast Alaskan island exploration and is the preeminent paddling and island adventure in Southeast Alaska.


    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Above & Beyond Alaska, 2767 Sherwood Ln # C, Juneau, AK 99801-8546

    This is the first stop on the tour where guests will be fitted in their gear and have a chance to use restrooms.

    After the tour will return to de-gear and use restrooms before returning to pick up location.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Mount Roberts Tramway, 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We are unable to pick up from vacation rentals or Air BnB's. If guest is staying at any of these pick up location will be arranged.

    Ports
    Juneau, Alaska
    Duration
    6h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Bottled water
    • Snacks
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • A maximum of 6 people per booking
    • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • All passenger shoe sizes MUST be advised at time of booking
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • All passenger rain gear sizes MUST be advised at time of booking
    • If there are any medical/diet restrictions must be advised at time of booking
    • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Not only did we get lucky with a very clear weather but the whales and sea lions were there to greet us! The guide was great and the landscape amazing (even without the whales it would at be worth it!). The snack was good, just remember it is a snack, not a lunch. Just do it!
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    Response from ElizabethBarlow, Manager at Paddle with Whales! Kayak Adventure
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Thank you for your review! So glad to hear you had such a great time and thank you for making us a part of your Alaskan vacation! Come back and see us again.
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    We went whale watching and then kayaked near them with Auri. It was SO FUN! There were SO MANY WHALE PODS OUT - it was crazy. Auri (and our boat driver - I unfortunately for his name) were great; very friendly, informative, and helpful. The trip was really well-organized (with a
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    Response from ElizabethBarlow, Manager at Paddle with Whales! Kayak Adventure
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Wow; what a truly amazing experience!! Thank you for taking the time to share this. I will pass this along to Auri and Wade (the captain). Thank you for letting us be a part of your Alaskan vacation and come back to see us again!
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    the tour " paddle with whales" was less exciting than expected , and too expensive for what it offres . we should have paddled for 2 hours but was not the case . we really paddled very little , moving very little , despite having 4 adults . we than had stop for lunch on the
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    Response from Caitlin M, Manager at Paddle with Whales! Kayak Adventure
    Responded 5 Sep. 2019
    We are so sorry to hear about your experience! That is the exact opposite of our goal for every customer. We are reviewing this situation as a management team and brainstorming solutions to ensure it does not occur again. I have emailed you directly to gain additional feedback and to discuss reimbursement options. Thank you for sharing about your experience and providing us the opportunity to learn from it and correct it for all future clients. We greatly value you choosing to join us for your vacation and hope you will work with us to find a solution. All the best regards to you and your family!
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    We did the tour with Arya our guide and Captain Wade and both were terrific hosts. We first stopped several times to catch views of the humpback whales and then beached with a whale about 50 yards off shore. We proceeded to jump onto the two person kayaks and padded out and
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    Response from Caitlin M, Manager at Paddle with Whales! Kayak Adventure
    Responded 20 Aug. 2019
    Great to hear it! Thank you for sharing your experience and so cool to hear about your up close whale encounter. Everyday is different out there but sounds like it was the perfect day for it!
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    We did enjoy this excursion but we never actually "Paddled with Whales". Unfortunately we caught an unusually windy day and the water was very rough so we couldn't paddle out where the whales normally are. But we still had a good time with an informative guide. We did get
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    Response from Caitlin M, Manager at Paddle with Whales! Kayak Adventure
    Responded 6 Aug. 2019
    Awww bummer! We are sorry that the weather and wind didn't cooperate with us on that particular day. That can absolutely happen and can affect the exact plan for the day. But we adapt, roll with it, and make the best of it! In Alaska, that is all we can do sometimes. So glad you still had a great day out there and we appreciate you joining us! For all clients - we can never provide any guarantees that the whales will be in a safe paddling zone. We visit the prime feeding ground within the State Marine Park and actively seek out the whales. But weather, wind, and wildlife locations can all affect our ability to paddle near the whales. This is an eco-adventure tour that we hope to provide an intimate and close up look at wildlife and their environment. But be ready for anything Alaska could throw at us! :)
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