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Nice boat, great staff, did a good job getting us close to the whales.
I was a little sceptical as to whether we would see any whales and if so how close we would get. Well "Captain Larry" and Kelly, our very enthusiastic guide, soon put paid to that.
They seemed to be totally in tune with these majestic creatures. Whilst they had to keep the boat the required distance from the whales, the whales obliged by approaching the boat - on one occasion as close as 25 metres. They seemed to be playing with the boat, more like porpoises than whales.
We saw about 12 whales (simultaneously) who obliged with blows that created mini rainbows with the sun behind us. They would follow that with a high "hump" curving into a magnicient tail display.
The crew's narration was first class and also very entertaining. They are clearly extremely knowledgeable about all marinelife with a particular affinity for the whales.
Captain Larry's parting comment is one that will stay with me for a long time to come. "Today nature has been kind to you. When you get home, you be kind to nature".
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This excursion was great! Both the captain and his asst. we're very knowledgable in the area, the whales, etc. They both made sure that the group on board would see whales and we did. Best experience ever for my husband and I.
This excursion provided what was promised. We saw many humpback whales, sea lions and bald eagles. Our captain was friendly and knowledgeable.
Orca Enterprises does an awesome job doing whale watching tours in Juneau, Alaska. They are knowledgable, fun and very accommodating, not packing up their boat so that you can't move around. I can't imagine them not finding whales and other sealife. Capt. Larry actually "counts" how long the whales are down after diving and puts you right on the spot when they surface. The boat is very accommodating with great views inside or out--enclosed windows all the way around to keep you warm and wind free. Or you can go out back and up top for even more incredible views. Our highlight of the cruise.
Great trip. The boat was almost brand new and the skipper worked hard talking to us about the whales and their habits and getting as close as safely possible without disturbing them. Lots of pictures of water and one whale flume! However plenty of sightings to enjoy.
I started out pretty upset because the bus was late to pick us up and we ultimately missed the bus. However, they offered to put us on a later outing and it turned out to be better weather than the one we missed. The whale watching was amazing and I loved the small boat and the crew was spectacular. Our driver was so friendly and accommodating! I would definitely recommend these folks with no reservations and would certainly book with them again.
What a great family trip. We set off in a brand new boat. We saw orcas in the harbor and hump backs right away. We even saw a hump back breaching. There were plenty of eagles and seals. The captain and guide were very knowledgeable. It was a great trip for the entire family (our kids are 5 and 8). I would highly recommend it. Viator also had the best price, hands down!
We had an excellent time.Both of our boat tour guides were excellent, and we saw a lot of whales. It was awsome, probably one of the highlights of our trip.
The sightings this day were only ok. There were several Orkas, but not much else.
The boat was new and the people providing the tour did the best they could. Just sorry we didn't see more.
We were so impressed with the beautiful scenery, the calm waters and yes, whales who would follow us around and blow every once in a while. The entire excursion went very smoothly, from pick up to drop off and the enthusiasm of the narrator was infectious. Thank you.