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  • Location:Juneau, Alaska
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Best Juneau Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Cruise and Glacier Flight

This 5-hour shore excursion from Juneau covers the perfect duo of Alaskan attractions: whale-watching and a scenic flight over the glaciers of the Juneau Icefield.  You'll board a comfortable vessel equipped with heated cabin and bathroom for the whale-watching cruise and travel aboard a light aircraft for an air tour of the glaciers. Tour Alaska from sea and air!


  • 5-hour Alaskan shore excursion from Juneau
  • Take a whale-watching tour and a glacier sightseeing flight
  • Flexible departure time
  • Snacks, soft drinks and bottled water are provided on board whale-watching cruise
  • Free port pickup and drop-off
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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Best Juneau Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Cruise and Glacier Flight

Juneau Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching and Glacier Flight

When your ship docks in Juneau, explore southeast Alaska's expansive, breathtaking wilderness from land and air. On this combination shore excursion, catch a glimpse of whales that frequent the area from the decks of a boat and capture fantastic views of glaciers from your seat on an aircraft. Enjoy lunch, personalized service and a knowledgeable guide on this outdoor adventure.

Begin your shore excursion with a 2.5-hour whale-watching and nature tour. From the decks of the vessel, you'll have the opportunity to spot a variety of local wildlife, including humpback whales, sea lions, Dall's porpoises, harbor seals, orca whales, bald eagles and shorebirds. While on the trip, you will enjoy a delicious boxed lunch.

After the whale-watching cruise, you'll be transported to the local airport to enjoy a 30-minute flight-seeing tour. From your position in the aircraft, gaze down on the Inside Passage and the Juneau Icefield. You'll see many different landmarks, including Admiralty Island, Point Retreat Lighthouse, Funter Bay, Icy Strait, Lynn Canal, Herbert Glacier, Eagle Glacier, Mendenhall Glacier and dogsled camps, and Auke Bay.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Juneau for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded.  See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tours were amazing. captiain derrick and Emily were funny and very informative. They took us out, we saw 13 humpback whales and a bubble net feeding once in a lifetime viewing. The great pilot who flew us over the glaciers was awesome and anot amazing great pilot. Smoothest landing ever. Must do

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

It was great we saw a couple pods feeding and at one time we were surrounded by whales

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

This tour proved to be outstanding. The best day we had on our cruise. Whales were easy to spot. We saw many hump back whales. Really amazing sights. That evening we did the flight over three glaciers. Weather almost cancelled this trip but it cleared in time to fly. Another amazing experience.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

excellent boat trip, weather closed in on glacier so we rebooked for later in day, we didnt get to top due to weather but flight was fab

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

We had a wonderful time! We saw at least 10 episodes of bubble net feeding by the humpback whales. The crews were very informative and it was nice being in a small group (6 on boat and 4 on plane) vs a large group,everyone was able to see sites very well. I was particularly appreciative of the boat crew because I have a broken ankle and they wheeled me down to the dock and got me safely on the boat.
Also this excursion was so much more reasonable than others that offered similar trips. Thanks for the good time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

The whole excursion was great and everyone was very helpful and informative. The Glacier Flight was breath taking. Flying in a 7 passenger plane right over the glaciers was amazing. The ONLY suggestion I could have would be that the pilot talked to us more about what we were seeing.
Captain Kevin and the Whale-watching couldn't be better. Kevin was very knowledgeable and entertaining. He found 7 whales. It was also very nice being on a small boat with just a few people.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

El tour fue buenisimo, de primera calidad todo, visitar ballenas fue lo mejor (aunque depende si hay o no ballenas), alcanzamos a ver algunas, el vuelo en avioneta tambien excelente, los guias nos trataron muy amablemente y sobre todo mucho mas barato que el costo que me dieron en el crucero que tome, y por parte de viator muy atentos todo el tiempo.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

whale watch was great ,nice on a small boat , knowledgeable captain,great ground transportation which provided colorful local facts,unfortunately our flight was cancelled because of the weather.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2014

It was very great trip for the Whale Watching Cruise. I have private boat with Captain Bryan and Mike who took care all our group 12 persons. We saw Orca,Hampback and all expected. They all showed us what we wanted to see. It is very exciting to follow all the Whales when we met. Our group got the most pleasure to join this trip but the Glacier Flight, we separated 2 air planes. One was workable but another one was not because the pilot didn't point or explain anythings to our group so that we felt as sleepy along the way. It is only Whale Watching trip which is excellent but I will not recommended Glacier Flight.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this September 2012

The rain isn't what got us. What got us was the fact that the cabin was NOT heated, as we were told, and there were10 of us crowded into a very small boat. We did not get lunch, as we were told; just snacks and beverages. It was very disappointing. Period. We did see whales, though, and Stellar sea lions and other critters. But we were drenched and very cold and miserable.

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