Tour code: 5857WHALENSALMON
Capture marvelous views by water and from a mountaintop on this tour from Juneau. Set voyage into Alaska’s Inside Passage on a whale-watching cruise, and snap memorable shots of the orcas, humpbacks, bald eagles and sea lions that you spot along the way. Back on land, ascend Mt Roberts in an aerial gondola and settle in at Timberline Bar & Grill restaurant for a tasty lunch or dinner of grilled salmon. Spend as much time you like exploring the mountain before taking the tram back down.


  • Half-day Juneau tour combining a whale-watching cruise and tram and salmon meal on Mt Roberts
  • Travel through Auke Bay and the Inside Passage on a custom-designed whale-watching boat
  • Look for humpback whales, sea lions, bald eagles and other native wildlife
  • Ride the Mt Roberts aerial tram up to Timberline Bar & Grill
  • Dine on grilled salmon as you admire the views of Juneau and its beautiful alpine surroundings
  • Stay on Mt Roberts after your tour ends, if you wish, to explore the hiking trails
  • Choose one of several tour times throughout the morning and afternoon

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What You Can Expect

Whale-Watching Cruise with Seafood Lunch or Dinner atop Mt Roberts

Whale-Watching Cruise with Tram and Salmon Lunch or Dinner atop Mt Roberts

Choose from a selection of departure times and meet up with your guide at the aerial gondola station in downtown Juneau. A comfy coach takes you north to Auke Bay for your whale-watching cruise.

Your boat, specially designed for whale watching, comes equipped with a heated and enclosed cabin and a spacious observation deck. Your captain navigates through the Inside Passage while your sharp-eyed crew keeps watch for humpbacks and orcas. Once a whale is sighted, the captain slows down and shuts off the motor. Other wildlife, including bald eagles, black bears, seals and seal lions, also call this area home.

With plenty of pictures taken, return to Juneau by coach and ride up Mt Roberts in an aerial tram. From a height of 1,800 feet (550 meters), marvel at the views while enjoying a delicious lunch or dinner of perfectly grilled coho salmon at Timberline Bar & Grill.

The tour ends here, where you can stay on Mt Roberts to wander off on a hiking trail at your leisure, or just soak up more of the panoramas of Juneau and the Gastineau Channel. Take the tram back down on your own when you’re ready.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Ben and Emily and Captain Derek were terrific. They went way beyond expectations to find and follow Orca Whales. This was 1 of 3 Viator excursions for us in Alaska and it was our favorite. We were lucky to have perfect weather in mid-May. The boat was excellent for whale watching. Great photos.

Stuart B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was an amazing trip. We thoroughly enjoyed the whale watching and lunch at the top of Mt. Roberts was delicious. The best salmon we ate on our entire Alaska vacation. My only suggestion would be to take the earliest whale watching trip so that you have more time at the top of Mt. Roberts to enjoy the views and other attractions before returning to the cruise ship. Great value and the highlight of our vacation.

Suganya S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Brandon, Emma and Capt. Roberts were fantastic - they patiently sought an area where we could find a pod of whales and then offered us interesting facts and details about them. Could not have asked for a better whale watching cruise

Kathryn L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had a wonderful time on the Whale Watching Cruise - Emily our guide was knowledgable and fun.
The Tram ride to Mt. Roberts was breathtaking.

Larry F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. We saw several whales and were the first tour of the season to see Orcas. The salmon lunch atop Mt. Roberts was great. We were taken to see the Mendenhall Glacier, which we didn't expect. The total value of the tour far exceeded what we would have received from the Princess tour. We would highly recommend this tour.

Robert D

4 star rating: Recommended September 2014

Staff on the whale watching cruise were very knowledgeable and accommodating despite bad weather. We saw humpback whales within a few feet of the boat. Also we were able to see an eagle and sea lions. Mt Roberts is very neat. We would have loved to hike on the mountain but it was raining heavily. I was disappointed in the meal however. The waiters were confused with our voucher. We could not order from the menu. Instead we were provided with a small piece of baked salmon and salad. It was good but the portion was very small. Nothing to drink was included with the voucher so we paid extra for our ice tea.

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