While in port in Juneau, spend some time on a 48-passenger sightseeing boat spotting humpback whales in the picturesque Auke Bay! Admire the expansive Alaskan mountains in the background on this exciting shore excursion as your guide teaches you about the surrounding marine life. Keep your eyes out for whales leaping out of the water! You may also spot sea lions, harbor seals, porpoises, bald eagles and even bears on shore. You may even see Mendenhall Glacier on a clear day!
- Whale-watching shore excursion from Juneau
- Travel on a 48-passenger sightseeing boat through Auke Bay
- Explore Auke Bay where more than 65 humpback whales migrate each year
- Enjoy large windows, binoculars and an exterior observation deck for awesome views!
- See Mendenhall Glacier in the distance on a clear day
- Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guarantee on-time return to your ship
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What You Can Expect
While docked in Juneau, head to Auke Bay, where more than 65 humpback whales migrate every year. These beautiful creatures will be the highlight of your 3.5-hour shore excursion as you float around the bay. Additionally, you may also be joined by Auke Bay’s other residents: bald eagles, harbor seals, porpoises and more!
The 48-passenger jet boat is built for sightseeing, featuring extra-large windows and an exterior observation deck – perfect for whale watching! As you cruise around the bay, your captain will announce when whales have been spotted! For an even closer look, you’re welcome to use the complimentary binoculars on board.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Juneau port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Nice boat, great staff, did a good job getting us close to the whales.
I was a little sceptical as to whether we would see any whales and if so how close we would get. Well "Captain Larry" and Kelly, our very enthusiastic guide, soon put paid to that.
They seemed to be totally in tune with these majestic creatures. Whilst they had to keep the boat the required distance from the whales, the whales obliged by approaching the boat - on one occasion as close as 25 metres. They seemed to be playing with the boat, more like porpoises than whales.
We saw about 12 whales (simultaneously) who obliged with blows that created mini rainbows with the sun behind us. They would follow that with a high "hump" curving into a magnicient tail display.
The crew's narration was first class and also very entertaining. They are clearly extremely knowledgeable about all marinelife with a particular affinity for the whales.
Captain Larry's parting comment is one that will stay with me for a long time to come. "Today nature has been kind to you. When you get home, you be kind to nature".
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