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I'm giving this 5 stars only because of the whale watching, which was fantastic. Amy our naturalist and Captain Dirk were as excited as we were to see whales breeching, and we also got quite close to a number of whales spouting, arcing, flipping their tails, etc. Dirk stays in contact with other operators so that they can alert each other to the more active whales. One even dove under our boat! The glacier is beautiful but you can't get particularly close. You can walk about 1 mile to the waterfall, and stand right at the edge of it on a little beach. The tour allows more time than you need since that's about all you can do there. The "city tour" was a complete waste. Our "guide" literally called out such "landmarks" as the Walmart, junior high school, and McDonald's, along with a running spiel of tired jokes.
Excellent!! Glacier area was very beautiful and offered nice walking trails. The whale watching was phenomenal! Plenty of whales and even saw " bubble netting" with at least 14 whales! Excellent!
Our trip was absolutely wonderful. Our guide on the whale watching was a young girl named Sierra. She was wonderful. The glacier tour and city tour was great also
This was by far the best day that we experienced in Alaska. The city tour was excellent, and our native American guide gave us incites into the culture and history of the people of Juneau. The visit to Mendenhall Glacier was also an experience to remember, since we were able to explore, take many photos, and interact with park rangers at our leisure.
Little did we know that the experience would only get better on our whale-watching cruise. The cruise started with us viewing no less than 20 Bald Eagles on the beach having a salmon snack, continued with the siting of a pod of 15-18 Humpback Whales bubble feeding continuously over our 30-minute observation time, and ended with a quick view of a group of sea lions playing "king of the mountain" on a buoy. Thanks to our captain and crew for a wonderful adventure!
GREAT TOUR!!! would recommend to anyone going on an Alaskan vacation.
Good tour. Could have used more time at Mendenhall, and could have used a LOT less rain on the whale-watching cruise! Michele and Dirk were outstanding on the whale-watching portion of our tour.
The glacier was truly a sight to behold and one that words can't describe. The folks that took us on a whale watching excursion were truly passionate about what that do and it showed. The city tour was basic transportation, but I would highly recommend this total adventure.
Wonderful experience! Jess and T did a great job finding the whales and telling us about them. We were able to see humpbacks and orcas. They even let us stay out an extra 30 minutes in order to see everything. I would highly recommend this tour. The glacier was beautiful and worth the trip. The city tour was very interesting and covered a lot of great tourist attractions.
Wonderful tour and crew. Many close encounters with whales and other wildlife. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
Whale Watching was the great experience .And we saw the Whale!!!
The trip was great. Got to see Humpback whales and Mendenhall glacier was great.
Saw a couple of spouts and tales . The waterfall at the bottom of the glacier was magnificent as was the scene of the entire area. Guide with a lot of knowledge. would recomend
We first toured Mendenhall Glacier. Very neat experience. We weren't up to walking to Nugget Falls, but the view was still well worth it. Very satisfied with the Whale Watching Cruise. The captain located several whales and we got as close as a charter board can legally get. Hard to capture a picture at the right moment, but took many in the attempt. The captain and mate was first rate. Would recommend both activities.