40 reviews of Juneau Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Adventure with Mendenhall Glacier Tour
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Reviewed by nikki, May 2013
Great trip - lots of whales, seals and porpoise, The lady who led the tour was lovely as was the boat driver - comfy boat and great for viewing- just wish trip was a bit longer - would definitely recommend.
Reviewed by Pam E J, September 2012
Best ever. This was the highlight of my Alaskan cruise. I saw lots of humpback whales. I got a picture of 2 whale tails going down at the same time. Great crew and awesome whales. Take this tour! You will not regret it. It is worth every cent.
Reviewed by Stephen R, September 2012
The guide was excellent with an easy going charm and vast local knowledge. Mendenhall Glacier is stunning and we had plenty of time just to walk around and take in the scenery.
The whale watching was an unforgettable experience both from seeing humpback whales up close but again from the knowledge of the naturalist and the skill of the captain of the boat.
Reviewed by Donna S, September 2012
A wonderful boat ride for us! We saw lots of whales and whale tails. We also saw some sea otters...so playful and cute. This trip was cheaper, longer and less people than the one offered by the cruise line.
Reviewed by Pamela E, August 2012
Awesome! Great tour, great guides, clean buses and boats. Knowledgeable staff.
Reviewed by Matthew M, August 2012
Really awesome from beginning to end. Lots of whales and other wildlife. It would be nice to have a naturalist give a tour of the Mendenhall Glacier, but otherwise a great experience.
Reviewed by ROSELYN N, August 2012
a terrific group of people running this tour. All of them were first rate and so was the whales
Reviewed by Richard S, July 2012
The whale watching excursion was outstanding. We saw many whales and the crew was very friendly. Unfortunately our cruise came in three hours late and we never made it to the glacier.
Reviewed by Henry M, July 2012
Lovely tour.Good guide. Lots of excitment.. we'll tell others......
Reviewed by Barbara S, July 2012
We booked our Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier Tour through Viator who chose Dolphin Tours and we were extremely pleased with the entire experience from making the booking to completing the tour. The weather was perfect, calm seas, blue skies and warm enough for shorts. The drive to the dock gave our driver a chance to give us some information on Juneau which was appreciated. On board the Jet Boat our young naturalist advised us that both he and our Captain were from Juneau before giving us a thorough and reassuring safety briefing, it was obvious that they really enjoyed what they were doing, and why not? It would be hard to become jaded in these beautiful surroundings. After a short ride we got the call "There she blows!" except it was "There they blow!". We saw lots of whales, up close and personal, before returning to the dock. It would have been a perfect day had it ended then but the encore was still to come! Mendenhall Glacier awaited us, we took the walk out to the Falls, a must do. Our driver back to our Ship was a real character who kept us laughing while passing on more interesting and useful information. This was one of those occasions which we all agreed will always be a cherished memory, with lots of photographic evidence to help us prove how close we came to these magnificent mammals in there natural habitat
Reviewed by Judy B, July 2012
fantastic our daughters and grandkids were in awe thank you
Reviewed by stradz, June 2012
An excellent trip. Very comfortable and speedy boat, and an excellent and knowledgeable guide.Large distance travelled to find the current position of humpback whales, but a bonus on this trip was that we also ended up surrounded by a pod of Orca whales. A most worth while trip to the glacier with enough time to visit the various viewpoints and the Visitors Center/ Museum.. Excellent value for money.
Reviewed by Lenore L, June 2012
A great experience; fun 'Ride' all the way. Helpful and knowledgeable boat crew. Bus
drivers witty and easy-going. Thanx.