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When your ship is docked in Juneau, soak up Alaskan beauty and wilderness on this combo tour — a Viator Exclusive that is available nowhere else. A comfortable coach whisks you around the landmarks of Juneau city, including the Capitol Building and Red Dog Saloon, and then drops you off at Auke Bay for a 2-hour whale-watching cruise. Get your pics of humpbacks and orcas, and then independently explore Mendenhall Glacier before hopping on a shuttle back to port.

Highlights

  • Enjoy three fantastic Juneau experiences with this Viator Exclusive shore excursion
  • See top Juneau sites including the historic Red Dog Saloon and Juneau Capitol Building on a sightseeing coach tour
  • Spot whales and other native wildlife on a 2-hour whale-watching cruise
  • Enjoy free time to explore Mendenhall Glacier at your own pace
  • Admire views of Mendenhall Glacier from several perspectives and learn about glacier formation at the visitor's center

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What You Can Expect

Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier, Whale-Watching Cruise and City Tour

Mendenhall Glacier

Begin your Viator Exclusive Juneau shore excursion with a city tour aboard a comfy coach. Travel from the vibrant port, with views of beautiful mountains and waterways along the way, and pass popular sites including the Juneau Capitol Building, the Governor’s Mansion, Douglas Island and the Red Dog Saloon. Hear about their colorful history from the informative commentary on board.

Next, it’s time to hit the waters. Board a boat from Auke Bay for your 2-hour whale-watching cruise and delight in seeing an array of wildlife, including seals, sea lions, bald eagles and black bears. When humpback whales and orcas are sighted, the boat will slow down so that you can capture the perfect action shot. Hungry or thirsty in between sightings? No problem, snacks and beverages are available on board.

Then, you’ll be driven to Mendenhall Glacier, one of 38 glaciers flowing from the massive 1,500-square-mile (3,885-sq-km) ice field. The shuttle back to Juneau port leaves every 30 minutes, giving you flexibility to get to know the glacier at your own pace.

You may want to walk along Nugget Creek Falls or Photo Point Trail, which winds along Mendenhall Lake and provides clear views of the glacier. Interested in knowing more about the glacier’s formation? Discover interactive geological exhibits at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

When you’re ready to leave, hop on the shuttle to return to Juneau port.

Please note: This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy. This tour provides about 30 minutes to 45 minutes at Mendenhall Glacier. Plan your time accordingly at the glacier and ensure your timely return to the port. If you would like to stay longer, you may have to skip the city tour.

Viator Exclusives combine unique experiences and great deals — from traditional tours to once-in-a-lifetime experiences — and are not available from other 3rd-party online sellers.

Customer Reviews

WIlliam P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our tour guide and captain of our boat was GREAT a 10 for sure !!!! We enjoyed our trip,seeing the whales,and sea lions...they were both knowledgeable of the area and animals to make it a most enjoyable trip...

Stelesco23

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Awesome time lots of knowledge from the crew and saw a lot of whales

Clifton C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

All around excellent experience. Ben and Jerry were the highlight on the whale watching segment.

Debra S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I booked this trip because we did not want to have to fight to see a whale on a large boat. This trip was more than we expected! We saw whales and otters with plenty of room for everyone to get great views. The boat captain and crew were friendly, knowledgeable and fun. The whale sightings were amazing. The whales with the snow capped mountains behind them will be memories I will cherish. The trip to Mendenhall glacier was also exciting. Seeing the beauty of God's majestic creation up close was truly a dream come true. Thank you all for helping to make my trip to Alaska one of the best trips of my life.

John R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very pleasant adventure. Whale watching trip was amazing with Orca whales aplenty sited and a large pod of humpbacks also. Worth every dollar ! Knowledgeable guides and drivers too !

Nelly Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Steven K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was an excellent tiur. Got to see humpback and killer whales one of ny best trips I took while I was in Alaska

BARBARA B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was wonderful, saw whales and sea lions, staff extremely informative and pleasant, the glacier is amazing I have nothing negative to say.

Susana L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Bestest ever! !!

Jane B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour! The glacier was spectacular, whale watching with Ben and Jeremiah was a highlight..

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