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This was a marvelous tour. And the reason we use Viatour to book tours on our travels. The whale watching guide and captain were top-notch. The boat was new, and as we later learned from others, offered a far superior experience than others had in Juneau speed to reach the whales, comfort heat, windows.... Mendenhall is a wonderful stop. There wasn't a lot of tour to it, more a ride to the glacier, but that was fine. I do think the total tour went over in duration -- not a complaint -- but we had to rush back to make a dinner reservation. Might be helpful to make the time more clear.
Was unbelievable. Great trip with this company. Very informative. Maybe a little more time at Mendenhall Glacier. Overall, great.
Excellent tour. We were there about two weeks ago and had an amazing time. The glacier is beautiful and we found several whales. The tour was well organized and the staff very friendly and helpful. Thank you for a fabulous day!
ian United Kingdom
A good day out with lots of information on Whales to explain what we were to see. The crew made sure everyone was safe and kept us informed then it was up to us to whale spot. The background information on how and why they were there about was good. We saw whales and sealions sun bathing. Lots of great scenery too. Much warning about inclement sea conditions seemed fine to me compared to North Sea of UK.
Mendenhall was awe inspiring. We hiked to the viewing area and saw a white bear or as it turned out on checking the camera carefully a mountain goat . We missed out on the mother and 3 cubs that wondered past the car park area whilst we were keeping fit hiking, but what a view. Porcupine overhead nodded to us and we returned the compliment carefully.
Well organized but you do need to pay careful attention to which bus you get after the whale watching check it with the driver before you get on it!
Thoroughly recommended if you like wildlife . You could be idle or go off as we did and hike. Photographs are incredible , driver was great collecting and dropping us off at the ship. Others went in huge buses this was far less formal but more intimate. Like going out with friends.
The whale watching boat was great with the top deck to see the whales. It was easy to spot the spouts. The breaches were amazing! The brewery tours was very informative and tasty!! I would recommend this tour, the captain and naturalists made the tour wonderful!
Doing what: Juneau Whale-Watching Cruise and Brewery Tour
Absolutely brilliant, captain Larry and team very informative
We had a great experience with great weather and a tour guidet hat was wonderful
Great outing - even in the rain - whales didn't care! Great explanation of the humpback whales physical attributes and behavior. Very informative. Saw at least 6 whales on our trip.
Doug C United States of ...
We saw humpback whales bubble feeding which was amazing! The Captain and the girl on the boat talking to the group were both very good. Great excursion!
It was a great tour. We saw a great number of whale sightings. We even got to see a bubble net feeding which is not very common. The glacier was amazing. The only small complaint was that the speaker system in the bus could use an upgrade
Amazing tour, very professional and organized. Whale watching was amazing and highlight of our cruise! We will definitely do again!
Great fun and crew was very helpful. Saw many whales
This was a great way to spend our limited time in Juneau. We probably saw 25-30 whales, including both Humpback and Orcas! Apparently the Orca's were a rare siting so we were happy to have had perfect timing. We even saw some sea lions sunning themselves on a buoy! There was both inside and outside viewing on a smaller boat and snack mid way through the trip bagel and drinks. The second part of the trip was to Menenhall Glacier. We had enough time to hike down to the waterfall to get closer to the glacier and take some photos. There was a salmon walk too but since time was limited, we only walked a bit on that path. Enough to see the salmon in the creek and a porcupine in a tree. We missed a bear by minutes according to some others on our tour which was our only disappointment. I would have liked to spend a bit longer 30 minutes maybe here because we felt rushed but that was our cruises fault not the tour. We only had limited time. Next time I guess.
The whale watching part of the tour was fantastic. Not only did we get to see a pod of Orcas very close up, we actually had a humpback whale swim directly under our boat! Our tour guide said that was the first time she had ever seen that happen. What an experience. Because of all the whale activity out on the water, the tour spent extra time there, so our time at the glacier was cut a little short. I didn't mind at all though, seeing so many whales so close up was well worth it.
Outstanding experience. Crew was helpful and informative.
Awesome day, even though it was overcast, there were plenty of whales and lots of activities. The captain was active in locating the whales and the Mendenhall Glacier was interesting.
The Mendenhall Glacier is breathtaking. Unfortunately, we did not have a lot of time to enjoy it. By the time we walked to the glacier and back very quickly, I might add, there was not even enough time to see the videos at the Visitor Center. The whale watching was great. Our guide made a great effort so that we could see the whales. However, when 12 boats are standing around watching one whale, it is a little sad. I hope the whales don't mind the groups that had formed to watch them in their natural habitat.
This tour was awesome. They picked us up on time and the bus driver gave great info on way to glacier. We were able to hike to the beach and falls. Whale watching was great. The boat was really nice. Captain Ken and Ashley were informative and excited. Saw lots of whales and wildlife
Great trip. John and Troy were superb. Would highly recommend to anyone.
We really enjoyed our tour. Easy access from the ship and we saw several whales. Then we went on to the glacier and was returned to the ship in plenty of time to board.
We had a great tour, especially whale watching. One of our favorite Alaskan excursions.
Abba United States of ...
We had a great tour, the boat is very fast and comfortable, there are snacks and drinks being served by the tour guide, the boat is not crowded and very comfortable, great value for the money.
We enjoyed the excurion very much. The two guides were fun and helpful...my husband has a disability and they could not have been more helpful!
Would recommend this tour in a heart beat!.
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