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.
It was amazing. The guides on board were knowledgeable, helpful and enthusiastic. They took us upclose to the whales and captured the excitement for us. I could actually capture a whale breeching on video and that was the highlight for me. I would recommend this shore excursion very highly.
Staff were excellent and very knowledgable. We saw whales which was great. The boat ride was excellent.
We saw more whales than expected. The captain and crew were extremely accommodating from the hot chocolate to helping get close to the whales. The time flew by and the rate was much cheaper than booking on the ship. We had less than 20 people on our boat so it was not crowded.
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The weather the day of our excursion was rainy and high winds. All the people that booked on the Carnival Legend had their excursions canceled. We were given the opportunity to cancel, however, nobody did. It was a good thing because the whales didn't care about a few rain drops and neither did we. We had a great Captain and tour guide. This was on of the highlights of our cruise.
Awesome! Having been to Juneau on a cruise coordinated HUGE boat to go look whale watching- this was MUCH better. Smaller boat, locally owned, good brief educational component on the boat. Mendenhall was a good hop to see before the whale watching - just enough to remember that the darn glacier is melting fast.
The crew was amazing and informative. We had a group of 9, three had mobility aids and the crew was top notch in assisting everyone. I highly recommend this tour.
Other than the weather, our whale-watching adventure was wonderful. Both our captain and guide were so knowledgeable. We saw the whale close and upfront. I highly recommend this excursion.
It was a great excursion. I booked this tour independently during our Princess cruise for me and my 9 yr old son. Our initial group was split, so we shared the experience with only about 18 other people. The boat was roomy, clean and the crew I wish I could remember these ladies names! was capable and entertaining. We happened to be in the right place at the right time at the end of our whale filled 2 hrs which went by way too quickly when we were visited by a Humpback whale so close to the boat that we could see its long white pectoral fin. Amazing. Even the crew was excited about the encounter. It was hard to choose between getting that perfect shot or simply enjoying the view. Afterward, we were delivered to the Mendenhall glacier and found that we had plenty of time to hike to the waterfall and for my son to scamper around on the rocks, before the ride back to town. It was a terrific way to spent the day in Juneau. The excursion and the crew delivered.
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Very good experience. The captain female - forgot name and deck mate female - forgot name - one of them was Amy were wonderful. Saw at least 8 whales. Saw 4 of them breach. The boat was comfortable. The bagel with salmon creme cheese spread was great. Also had hot chocolate. The deck mate was pleasant and seemed very knowledgeable about whales. We spent about 45 minutes at the Glacier, which was sufficient to view the glacier and the info center. A 15 minute movie was playing but I missed it twice my fault. A similar excursion was 65 more thru the cruise ship.
my only complaint is that the meeting place was said to be at the pier where the ship docked but actually it was at the tramway so i missed my 11:30 trip but caught the 1:00 but i was lucky that there was a vacancy at 1:00
Whale watching awesome with a great Skipper and Mate. Trip ran like clockwork but totally relaxed.
Lots of whales and friendly guides on a small but comfortable boat that made for easy viewing.
unbelievable. multiple whales, breaching and bubble feeding. very knowledgeable, efficient, and nice tour guides. do not hesitate to book!!!!!!
Troy and Captain Amy were fantastic. Very informative and saw lots of whales.
A very nice tour to get the most out of a visit to Juneau. The guides are very knowledgable and really knew what they were doing.
A great value! Highly recommended. Beat cruise ship prices by far.
the ship captain Amyshe is from ocean springs MS, anf Tyler, going to school in Belligham? for graphic design made it great. give them huge raises
Awesomeness at it's best. This shore excursion has it all, whales and glacier. Got to see the whales and enjoy them while viewing the beautiful scenery. The tour guide and the captain of the boat always provided us with information and knew where to spot them. Then the Mendenhall Glacier was amazing and beautiful and got to spot a porcupine just leaving the entrance for the glacier. This excursion is totally worth it!!!
Wonderful experience! The crew was knowledgeable and friendly, genuinely excited when pointing out the whales to us!
Everything was perfect. Right from the assembly point all the way up to completion of the trip. Thoroughly enjoyed. Real value for money. Highly recommended.
This was a fantastic excursion through Viator! From start to finish, everything was wonderful! Instructions were emailed to me regarding where to meet the young people who would direct us to the bus transportation and they were helpful and friendly. We had a bus driver who gave us a tour on the way to the glacier and to the boat. The captain of the boat made sure we saw many whales up close on our touring day. And both the buses and the boat were well maintained. It was a wonderful day!! I would use Viator again!!
This was a really great trip. The captain of the boat we were on knew just where to look for the whales and we saw a lot! We stopped the boat 100 yds from the whales but they came to us and were really close with a big baby who went under the boat. They have never been known to flip a craft over. The Mendanhall Glacier was nearby and we were taken there following the whale excursion. Well worth going to but I was v.unhappy that I, the paying customer, was expected to confirm the excursion when in Alaska. My mobile would not work and I had a lot of worry getting through, succeeding when another holiday maker leant me his mobile. Not good enough when you are paying a lot of money for the trip.