Everything was beautiful. Just like I pictured it.
We had the best time on our whale watching tour! The weather was a bit cold and rainy, but the boats were very comfortable and warm inside. Our guides kept things interesting and moving along and our whale sightings far exceeded our expectations. It was a definite highlight of our trip to Alaska. We were so happy that we took the extra time to see the Mendenhall Glacier. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for a memorable day!
I remember when I booked this it stated that a local resident would be taking us on our trip. I was looking forward to a native driver. Imagine my surprise when our host has only been in the US for three years!!!! There were questions he could not answer. It was very good and I would recommend but that issue didn't sit well.
Doing what: Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks
An amazing tour.
We were lucky enough to see Humpback whales.
Both crew were very informative.
Was the best! The price was so unbelievable! Dinner at the top of Mt.Roberts was fantastic, and the view was breathtaking!! Do yourself a favor... book this tour!
This tour was amazing!
The guide / driver to Mendenhall Glacier was very good. Gave good info and spotted a few bald eagles for us. Wish we could spend a little more time at the glacier.
The tramway to the top of Mt. Roberts is very good too. Great view from top. The restaurant on top served very good food. Friendly staff.
The tour was down and dirty. Great to see the wildlife. The dinner could have been eliminated. The tram ride was brilliant.
My experience with this tour is that everything is being rushed. From the Whale Watching to the Mendenhall Glacier Tour, the tour operator seems to just want to check us off their list so they can go on with the next group. We are especially very disappointed with the Glacier Tour. We were only given an hour to "tour" the Mendenhall Glacier which is too short if you want to hike to the Falls which is the "main thing" in this glacier. This was a self-guided tour and they only thing that the tour company does is to drop and pick us up at the glacier visitor center. As for the whale watching, we only saw a couple of whales and they are a bit far. We can only see the tail and back for a few seconds.
Not sure if it's just the tour operator, but In my opinion, this tour is not worth it. The Mendenhall Glacier is worth the trip, but there are other, cheaper, options available to do so if you aren't interested in viewing the whales.
Whale watching was truly amazing! We were lucky that we saw more than one whale come close to the boat. Have a camera that shoots multiple shots at a fast speed because the whales are faster than they look!
I can't say enough good things about this tour. The tour guide was amazing. He was so knowledgeable and interesting and really made this a comfortable and informative experience. The other people on the tour were super cool and we all got along well, ended up having a delicious meal together, etc. If you are in Fairbanks I highly recommend this tour- it was fun and I'd definitely do it again! :-)
Doing what: Alaskan Heritage Tour in Fairbanks
We had a fantastic experience on this excursion. The package was far less expensive than what was offered on the cruise ship. Our bus driver, Ben, gave us an informative tour of Juneau and provided a great background of his Tlingit Tribe. I'd highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Juneau.
Jessica and Captain Derrick of our tour were the best! We not only got to see whales, but we saw 7 whales together doing what our captain said was bubble-netting. The whales swim together, dive, eat, and blow water. I took around 50 pictures of just these whales. What a sight to see. Mendenhall glacier was absolutely beautiful and they gave us around 1 hour to see this sight. I wish we would have gone straight to the falls as this is around a 45 minute walk. Everyone who did it said it was beautiful. But we still saw the falls from a distance. FYI - this tour is cheaper than the cruise, plus you see more. I highly recommend it.
Good experience. Watched at least five whales for over an hour bubble net feeding. Crew was great. Would do this again in a heart beat. Gwen and paul sullivan. July 5 2014.
Nice setting. I wish to have more time at the glacier for hiking. I was lucky to catch clear view from the top of Mt. Roberts as it was covered with cloud when I arrived. Salmon dinner was nice from the top of mountain looking down, but the salmon can be a bit more juicier. Would recommend this for anyone travelling to Juneau.
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