Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Juneau Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Adventure with Mendenhall Glacier Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
We were so impressed with this tour. The captain and crew were the best we have experienced with any tour we have every taking. They went the extra mile to ensure that the passengers had the experience of a lifetime. We would recommend the "Dolphin" tours to anyone who would be considering this tour in the future. We would definitely book with them again and our experience with Viator was great, too.
Great trip. Equipment was very nice, crew made both the whale watching and the glacier trip enjoyable. Took this trip as opposed to the cruise ship recommendations and we were very pleased. Great value.
Loved it! Friendly knowledgeable staff. We sailed on the Norwegian Pearl. The shuttle for the ship to the center of town was a few minutes and free. The tour staff were out in front of the tramway station. Easy to find and set us right up with getting our tour underway. Bus driver, Teresita was very friendly and knowledgeable about that area. I felt like the time frames for both the whale watching and Mendenhall Glacier was sufficient for us. We didn't do any hiking tho. Mendenhall Glacier area is beautiful. The only negative thing in my book about the tour was that the bus was a little smelly. Snacks onboard the excursion was a nice touch. While it was a whale watching tour Patrick and the boat driver took us up to see an island that had 100's of sea lions. We also saw bald eagles. Yeah, great value, great guides, great trip, great experience!
Very beautiful and very well planned out by Tour group! Wonderful and would not hesitate to book again!!
Had a great time ! The crew where amazing saw many whales and sea lions .... A must do
This trip is worth every penny! It's awesome to see humpback whales and sea lions!
Our tour guides (2 young girls) great!! We saw a whale breach and many more jumping. Mendenhall Awesome
courteous tour guide. Lots of wildlife. NIce hot chocolate and sandwiches
Fantastic experience! Great informative, friendly, and attentive crew. We saw and HEARD many whales.
Great! Saw lots of whales. Captain was good. Need better PA system, though.
This was a beautiful excursion. Watching the whales feed was amazing and breathtaking. The tour guides were wonderful and very accommodating. My family enjoyed it very much.
Excellent excursions on both water and land. The hot chocolate on the whale watching boat was a nice touch too!
this excursion was the highlight of our cruise. Lots of humpback whales and dolphins. Mendenhall Glacier was flooding which was a disappointment but no ones fault. significant savings were had versus booking this excursion with the cruise lines
It was great we were lucky to see about 10 whales bubble net fishing but we were disappointed when we started back to the dock we could have stayed out there for a couple of hours just watching them. Then we went to see seals and then off to the Glacier. On the plus side seeing the Mendenhall Glacier and "a porcupine up a tree" around the site was great. The commentary by the staff aboard the ship was great, the staff very friendly and helpful .
AMAZING tour!! Saw many humpback whales right away and even saw them feeding!! Great once-in-a-lifetime experience. Guide was great and very knowledgeable. It was great to have time on our own at the glacier. The trail to Nugget Falls was closed :( due to flooding but the view was spectacular. Highly suggest going whale watching first and then the glaciers after because of dense fog in the morning. The tour before us couldn't see the glacier in the morning and there was less whale activity in the afternoon.
This was a great tour everything went our way, the weather was beautiful, the whales were on form and had a lovely walk to the waterfalls at the Glacier.
The whale watching portion of our tour was phenomenal!! There were 6-7 whales and our captain and tour guide were great. We saw what I believe they called a bubble feeding, it was awesome. At the Mendenhall Glacier we had rain and it was not the best day to view the glacier but would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Alaska.
The whale watching guides were excellent with Dolphin Jet Tours. There about 20 people on the boat which made for an enjoyable viewing experience. We saw 3 Orca's and the humpback whales were "bubble feeding" meaning that ~10 whales are feeding in the same spot. Were able to see 2 groups of whales during the outing. Highly recommend with great service. Tour was on time for all stops and provided helpful information along the way.
This was the best tour I have ever been on, and I have been on many tours. From the minute we stepped on the bus to begin the tour until we ended it was amazing. The bus driver had a big personality and was very informative about Juneau. The dolphin eco tour was spectacular. The hosts on board were very educated about whales and the captain of the boat knew just where to go to see the whales. We saw over a dozen whales and some sea lions and bald eagles. Everyone was so kind and informative. We had a person in a wheelchair and they could not do enough for them. The boat for the whale watching was amazing. We passed the double decker cruise tour where people were jammed in and couldn't get to the rail. We had plenty of rail room on our boat for everyone to see. Being a smaller boat than the double decker and having an experienced crew we were up close to the whales. The glacier was also amazing. We got our great bus driver who explained everything about the glacier. We had plenty of time to walk around. This was a five plus tour!!!!!
We loved the trip. It was our favorite. We saw many whales and thought we were going to get to walk on the glacier. We saw some salmon, a mother bear and 3 cubs. The cubs climbed a tree
It was raining as we all stood on deck watching at least 6 whales bubble-met feeding! A rare sight indeed. The captain seemed to know exactly where to go for maximum viewing. After we returned to the dock, a bus was waiting to take us to the Mendenhall Glacier which was awesome. All in all a great day despite the rain.
FAbulous!! They were very informative, professional and the trip was wonderful! The boat was fast to get us to the place where the whales were (1/2 hour) and right away we starting seeing whales "bubbling". Spectacular!! The only negative~ it ended too fast :( I should have booked a longer tour!
p.s. They also provided binoculars!