5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

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

Juneau Shore Excursion: Tongass Wildlife Kayaking Adventure

While you're in port in Juneau, experience the tranquility of the Alaskan wilderness from a kayak! As you paddle the waterways in search of local fauna on the Tongass Wildlife Kayaking Adventure, keep your eyes peeled for humpback whales, seals and other marine life.


  • Wildlife kayaking shore excursion in Tongass
  • Views of Mendenhall, Herbert and Eagle glaciers
  • Possibility of seeing humpback whales, orcas and seals
  • Small-group tour ensures personalized experience
  • Snack and beverages included
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Juneau Shore Excursion: Tongass Wildlife Kayaking Adventure

Tongass Wildlife Kayaking Adventure

After your cruise ship docks in Juneau, a 30-minute drive will bring you to a private beach near Amalga Harbor and Yankee Cove; you'll pass Mendenhall, Herbert and Eagle glaciers along the way. Keep your eyes on the surrounding rivers, peat bogs and spruce-hemlock trees for local wildlife including porcupine, deer, beavers and eagles. By the time your shore excursion ends, hopefully you’ll have seen an array of Alaskan wildlife.

At the beach, your guide will help you get outfitted in quality gear before you slip away from the beach in a tandem kayak to begin your Tongass Wildlife Kayaking Adventure. This area is the perfect breeding ground for krill and phytoplankton due to the fresh water that pours into the coastline from the glaciers. The plankton-rich waters attract a myriad of wildlife looking for an easy meal. Humpback whales traveling through to Hawaii often spend the whole summer feeding in these waters and from time to time orcas can be spotted cruising the area, as well. Seals, porpoises, sea lions and many species of sea birds are also often seen.

Rain or shine, this is quite simply the finest half-day kayak trip you will find. Certified guides lead an entertaining coast wilderness route that is limited to 12 participants. This is an easy to moderate adventure that requires no previous experience, making it perfect for beginners and families. You need only bring your camera and an appetite for adventure. Join the locals for a true Alaskan wildlife experience!

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Juneau for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Perfect! We were a small group of 4 with mixed experience kayaking. The boats (Current design, like my boat at home!) were terrific and the rest of the equipment was first class! Our guide Miles was knowledgable, enthusiastic and lots of fun! This excursion was one of the highlights of our trip in AK! The scenery was wonderful, and we got to see lots of eagles, salmon and a even a lone seal came close to our boats. We will recommend to our friends and will put it on our list of things to do again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

This was without a doubt the highlight of my entire Alaska vacation. We paddled out about two and a half miles and on our way back we came across a young humpback whale who was feeding in a cove. Even without seeing him this would have been the trip of a lifetime but that was icing of the cake. The weather was ideal and our guide was fabulous.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

Great trip - knowledgeable guide and excellent equipment.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2012

Megan and Brock were great guides! I was sort of dissapointed because we didn't do or see much after all the exhausting trouble of putting on all the equipment they provide you and carrying everything to and from the dropping zone.

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