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  • Location: Juneau, Alaska
  • Duration:  5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier, Whale-Watching Cruise and City 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.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Are Juno and the whale watching tour was excellent captain TJ and the rest of the crew were great the city tour showed us things we would have never been able to see within the limited amount of time we had and we appreciate everybody you made a great day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Very good excursion.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Overall the tour was excellent, but wish the communication was better between the company and customers. We were dropped off at Mendenhall glacier and told look for a grey bus at this time. I would have liked a little more info about the transfer to the whale watching, but we worked it out.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Great tour excursion in Juneau! We were given a good amount of time at Mendenhall Glacier, not enough for the long hike to the waterfall (2 miles), but enough time to explore the visitor center and scenic overlook area. The ticket does not cover the entrance fee into the visitor center, but the gift shop and restrooms are available to all, even without the ticket to the park visitor center. The whale watching was excellent. We had a great day and saw orcas from a distance and three humpbacks around 20-30 feet from our boat. The boat was loaded with a full group, but did not seem crowded. The folks at Juneau Whale Watching were very pleasant to talk to and great with giving information and answering questions. The city tour was more of detailing the highlights along our path to Mendenhall Glacier and the marine, but that was fine, since we were more interested in the other parts of our excursion.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

This was one, if not the high light of our trip. The tour guides were so informative and took us to the greatest spots to see the whales and sea lions. The glacier was fabulous and we enjoyed our time walking thru the museum. We got to see Dall Sheep with babies on the mountain side. Our guided city tour was so informative. We learned so much about that great town that we would not have learned on our own. Thanks for a wonderful memory filled day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

It was wonderful! No complaints here! A great time was had by everyone in my family!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Our group of 4 took this excursion July 8th, 2014. We had an excellent experience with lots of whales and whale breachings, eagles galore, and gorgeous scenery! We booked this tour after reading very positive comments and very reasonable pricing. Our curiae ship also offered the same tour (double the cost), however the boat they take out hold 300 people as opposed to this boat that hold 25. This made it easy to maneuver around and everyone had a spot to take pictures. Our captain and mate were knowable and very friendly and took great care that we had an excellent tour. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

My family of four took this tour. We were very pleased. The city tour was nothing special but our driver did give us some interesting info about Juneau. The glacier tour was really a self-guided tour. We really enjoyed seeing the glacier /waterfall. The actual whale-watching event was a lot of fun. We had a great crew. We got close to many whales. We also saw bubble net (When many whales come up at one time), a baby/mother whale and sea lions up close. The boat had about 60 people on it...but once we got to our destination it we could move around. There was an inside cabin and then we could go outside on an upper deck. It was pretty cold (even in July) so it was nice to be able to go inside every once in a while. I would definitely recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

It was amazing! Captain Dirk and Christian were friendly and knowledgeable of the wildlife and Juneau. The bald eagles, sea lions and whales were close to the boat. Mendenhall Glacier and the waterfall were breath taking. Take a jacket and scarf it was chilly. Boat for whale watch has closed area for viewing to stay out of cold but did not obscure views. Snack and drink were provided. Our city tour guide Ben was very informative and nice (Juneau is not very large so it was a quick tour).

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Captain T got us up close and personal and Gabby was a great first mate

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Saw Orca, 1 in 40 chance, Mendenhall Glacier Service Center very informative, lots of hiking and close ups, City Tour lots of history. Thank's

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Our family took this tour on the morning of 6/8/14. This tour was well worth it. We saw multiple humpback whales, stellar sea lions and other smaller wildlife. The captain was determined that we see as many whales as possible. Jessie, the marine mammal specialist was informative and did a great job answering questions. The boat had a comfortable, heated indoor section as well as an upper deck open to the elements so customers could choose their seating and comfort level. Make sure to bring binoculars or a camera with a zoom lens for close-ups of the amazing whales! We got some great photos to remember our vacation!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Great whale watching crew! T was captain.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Great trip. Saw a lot of Humpback Whales close by. Although is rained the whole trip, it was very rewarding.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

The Mendenhall Glacier was very beautiful. It didn't take long to cover the park but was able to take some very nice photos. Some people said they had seen bears.

For the whale-watching cruise, It took a while before we spotted any whales, but when we did, they were putting on quite a show for us. There were a few in one location, later there were a few more in a different location. Very active and made for many great pics.

I missed the City Tour but I figure I lucked out when I saw all the whales that I did, so I won't complain. :)

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