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Juneau Wildlife Whale Watching

Juneau, United States
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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


When your cruise stops at Juneau, see whales in their natural habitat on this whale-watching boat trip, all without the fuss of organizing shore transport. Prebook to secure your place, board a comfortable boat with outdoor decks and heated cabins, and cruise Alaska’s waters to see marine life in the wild. Then, enjoy guaranteed sightings of humpback whales, with a naturalist providing commentary on their behaviors as you cruise.
  • View whales in the wild from a modern boat on a Juneau shore excursion
  • Prebook to ensure you don’t miss out, and save vacation time and hassle
  • Be sure to see humpbacks and hear about their lives from a naturalist
  • Return port transfers and various departures to suit your cruise schedule
100% Guarantee to see Whales
Roundtrip Transportation from Cruise Terminal
Complimentary Snack and Bottled Water
A Great Time!
Bottled water

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please meet your tour representative 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time underneath the tent on the wooden dock that is on the water-side of the large red Mt Robert's Tramway building (building that houses the gondola that goes up the mountain) at the main Cruise Ship Terminal. The address is 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801 and the pickup location is on the ocean-side of the building. Your Alaska Tales Tour Representative will be holding a sign that will read, "Alaska Tales". If you have any trouble finding this person, please call 907-419-3098.


  • Juneau

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Collapsable Wheelchairs Only
  • No Motorized Scooters
  • No Motorized Wheelchairs
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 38 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Alaska Tales

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Juneau Wildlife Whale Watching?
This activity will have a maximum of 38 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Book this tour if you want a great wildlife experience :-" See review
  • "A little pricey but they guarantee sightings and we did see them, albeit from a distance of 100-300 yards." See review
  • "We did see a calf with 2 adults so worth the trip." See review


313 Reviews
3 stars
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A beautiful day for watching whales
, Nov 2019
First the weather was outstanding. We received a short tour before arriving at the boat. Our guide on the boat was knowledgeable knowledgeable and very helpful. We did see came u right next to the boat. A little disappointing but not the fault f the guys.:All in all a good trip.
Best tour all around
, Aug 2019
The meeting point was easy to find and line up well organized. The tour started with a bus ride over to the harbor from which our boat would leave. Our bus driver Juan told us all about local life and sites, a terrific tour guide. He even slowed down the bus at times for picture taking! Once on the vessel, Adam not only was able to tell us much about whales, but also kept a close eye on safety matters. The boat was close to brand new, giving us a safe feeling. We not only observed much whale activity, but also were able to identify the whales with the help of Adam’s collection of photos. The trip exceeded all expectations, and even the bustrip back into town was enjoyable, especially the several anecdotes of local life. Little snacks on board kept us going while on the water, but we were definitely ready for a good meal in one of the restaurants downtown; our favorite was The Hangar in the Wharf Building with nice view on water planes taking off...and terrific service. Be sure to dress warm on this trip since it is fun to go outside at times. There are many options for whale watching, but I highly recommend this company! Highly recommend this company.
Whales guaranteed
, Aug 2019
Vessel was great and yes definitely saw whales but not close enough to take photos with an amateur camera or phone and would have loved more time on the water as once you catch the bus there is Little time on the water. We did see a calf with 2 adults so worth the trip.
, Aug 2019
Would recommend this tour. Crew knew where to locate whales. Privileged to be in such close proximity to the whales.
Juneau Whale watching
, Aug 2019
Trip was very nice. Crew was very professional and equipment was newer and in good shape. Saw 3-4 whales tails but no full breach out of the water. A little pricey but they guarantee sightings and we did see them, albeit from a distance of 100-300 yards.
Outstanding tour!
, Aug 2019
Lauren, Matt and Sarah took great care of us and provided plenty of actio. The boat is comfortable and gets to the action spots fast. Our luck was good, we even got to see Sasha the humpback whale do a breech for us! A friend from the cruise ship told us later that she was on one of the smaller boats for the more "intimate" experience - they were in the same place as we during Sasha's jump. She said her tour was less comfortable, and they all missed seeing Sasha's breech. Book this tour if you want a great wildlife experience :-)
, Aug 2019
Amazing time. We expected to see a humpback but were blessed to see a pod of 5-6 Orcas as well. All the staff did an wonderful job explaining info about the whales and being on alert for them. We got pretty close and just was a thrill for all of us.
Whale breach day
, Jul 2019
Had an awesome trip a juvenile whale put on a show for over 5 minutes and mom jumped in too at one point. Crew was knowledgeable and very informative.
Great Journey with Great Guides!
, Jun 2019
While in transit, at the actual whale watch site, and on the way back, everything was smooth and good

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