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Our tour guides Ally and Captain Derrick were awesome. They were very knowledgeable about whale behavior and our boat had a fun time trying to spot the whales in the water. We were fortunate enough to encounter both a humpback whale and a pod of Orcas, which included a baby. Would highly recommend this tour.
We saw plenty of whales and the crew did a good job of explaining habits and traits.
Would highly recommend this excursion.
Saw 8 whales bubble feeding, and the guides were ecstatic for us. Appeared to be a water ballet by these magnificent creatures. Mendenhall glacier and the waterfall were breathtaking. Recommend this to all. My husband is on oxygen and was accommodated nicely by the staff.
Great tour saw lots of whales. Wish we could have gotten closed to the glacier, but it was a great deal for the price.
Awesome. Guides were friendly and very knowledgeable. We had a great time!!!! Also saw many whales breaching( is that the right word for jumping out of the water?)
We had an absolutely wonderful experience on this tour. We had guides, Mike and Kinzie, and captain Dennis I believe were there names. We were so fortunate to see a group of whales feeding as a group, which was an amazing sight! The tour was timely, efficient and well worth the money!
The tour went quite soothly from `pickup to drop off. NO shortage of whale watching as we saw 3 pods ranging from 9 to three whales, that in itself an unusual event Boat crew was very knowledable and has a god supply of locally smoked salmon and crackers to munch on during our excursion.
Visiting the Glacier was also very interesting with spotting of a baby bub grazing in the woods and a more senior club moving in. Very nice park rangers that provided lots of insight.
Tour guide detailed all scenery and was insigntfull.
Great fun and highly reccomended.
Ally and Shell did a wonderful job. This was my first experience whale watching and it was great. Watched Humpback Whales bubble netting. Ally was very informative about the Humpback Whales and what they were doing. Shell did a nice job keeping the boat as close to the whales as possible. It was an awesome experience!
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpfull. The few tours I have been on that actually had free food and drink. Most tour gouge you with expensive food when then they have you that far from land. Saw lots of whales and it was fun.
We saw multiple bubble feedings and a breach up close and personal ... well worth the time and money
Our captain knew exactly where to go to see humpback whales and we weren't disappointed. We also had delicious salmon snacks as well as beverages and local fudge served by a knowledgeable and very sweet young lady. The ship was clean and had paintings inside done by a local artist with interesting facts about sealife. We were very glad that our tour included admission to the Mendenhall Glacier visitor center but we needed about another hour to hike along the paths. The tour length was only dictated by the length of time our ship was in port - definitely not long enough for us to have more time.
We had a great time on the whale watch and saw whales diving and waving their fin. No breaching, but we got great videos of the whale within 100-200 ft. away. Also trip to Mendenhall was good but not enough time spent there since our ship was only in port until 4:00 pm....but tour got us back to the ship on time.