4.5 star rating: Recommended 228 Reviews

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  • Location: Juneau, Alaska
  • Duration:  4.5 hours

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.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

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!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Wow! Just wow! I'm not sure if our experience is the same as everyone but we were able to see 20-30 whales in the area Captain Nick took us. Tyler, our naturalist, told us that it's not the season for whales breaching i.e. doing back flips like the picture shows but we saw a lot of breaching. This is the first time I've ever seen whales outside a zoo or park. And to see these majestic beasts less than 200 yards away is an experience I'll never forget. Big big thanks to Captain Nick and Tyler who were amazing and made this experience so incredible for me and my family.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

We had a great tour guide who was very knowledgable and our boat captain was very into the excursion. We ended up seeing at least 4 whales, even a baby whale breaching, and two were very close to our boat. They offered refreshments and a snack and it was a great time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Captain Amy and guide Ashley did their best to make sure that we saw the whales

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Wonderful experience! Captain Amy and nature guide Ashley were both very knowledgable. Without wasting time, they were able to take us to the part of the ocean where humpback whales were gathering. We were very lucky that we saw over a dozen whales doing the bubble net feeding and 2 mother whales with baby whales. The Dolphin Jet boat was very very clean and updated. A friend traveling with me on the same Alaska cruise said her whale watching excursion boat was not half as nice as this one. Captain Amy circled the boat around slowly so people were able to observe the whales from both the front and the back areas of the boat and take pictures or in my case, observe through binoculars. My 11-year old son had a great time. Now we get to brag about seeing the uncommon phenomenon of whale bubble net feeding in person.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

We enjoyed the whale and we saw several whales and porpoises. The boat crew was very friendly and informative. Highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Absolutely loved the whale watching portion of this tour. Pods of whales so close our friends got sprayed!! The captain and crew were true professionals. Not sure we would repeat the glacier visit as we were headed to Glacier Bay.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Well organised and professionally executed. Both elements of the trip were very enjoyable and will provide lasting memories for yeasrs to come!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

We enjoyed this trip although there was a mix-up at first with the number of passengers that were scheduled to ride our boat. We enjoyed seeing the humpback whales and sea lions and having the opportunity to take pictures, as well as see the surrounding sights. We also appreciated the snacks offered on board.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This your was amazing! We saw several whales and even a baby playing in the water. The glacier was beautiful. All of the guides on this tour were knowledgeable and seemed to love their jobs. The naturalists onboard the whale watching portion were almost as excited to see whales as we were.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Great Excursion. Small group on the boat allows for better viewing. Saw multiple humpback whales.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Very beautiful and very well planned out by Tour group! Wonderful and would not hesitate to book again!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Had a great time ! The crew where amazing saw many whales and sea lions .... A must do

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

This trip is worth every penny! It's awesome to see humpback whales and sea lions!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Our tour guides (2 young girls) great!! We saw a whale breach and many more jumping. Mendenhall Awesome

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

courteous tour guide. Lots of wildlife. NIce hot chocolate and sandwiches

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Fantastic experience! Great informative, friendly, and attentive crew. We saw and HEARD many whales.

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