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Watch for humpbacks and other marine life in the beautiful Auke Bay on this whale-watching tour from Juneau. While you’re aboard a jet boat with extra-large windows, a naturalist guide provides engaging commentary on the wildlife — including porpoises, sea lions and eagles — and local geology you see along the way. Capture that memorable photo of a breaching whale against the backdrop of the Alaskan mountains. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.

Highlights

  • Whale-watching experience from Juneau
  • Cruise through Auke Bay on a 48-passenger sightseeing boat
  • See the Mendenhall Glacier on a clear day!
  • Learn about the humpback whales that migrate to Auke Bay each year from your expert guide

What You Can Expect

Juneau Whale-Watching Adventure

Humpback Whale in Auke Bay

Get ready for an exclusive Alaska experience! After pickup from your Juneau hotel, head to Auke Bay for an exciting whale-watching adventure. Every year, more than 65 humpback whales swarm Auke Bay during migration season. On this 3.5-hour sightseeing cruise, admire these beautiful creatures and get an in-depth insight on the surrounding marine life from your naturalist guide as you float around the bay. Additionally, you may be greeted with an extra treat -- bald eagles, harbor seals, porpoises and other sea creatures are known to frequent the area!

The 48-passenger jet boat is built specifically for sightseeing. As you make your way around the bay, your captain will notify you when whales are spotted. Make sure to take advantage of the extra-large windows, complimentary binoculars and exterior observation deck for spectacular views!

Customer Reviews

Mark B Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

We were fortunate to have a beautiful day in Juneau and a chance to be on the sea on a relatively calm day. The boat was a new high powered vessel that could get us quickly to sighting of whates before any other craft on the water that day. We saw many humpback whales, sea lions and eages on this tour. We had a great time and the salmon bake afterword was delicious. It is located next to a fast flowing creek with a beautiful view of a waterfall close by. All in all an exellent day in Juneau. Highly recommended!

Sabrina B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

We had a great time and the guides were great.

ALEXANDER Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

great whale watching trip

Dewey H

4 star rating: Recommended June 2014

We were picked up at a correct time from out ship and driven to the tour boat. On the way the driver told us many facts about this location and was very pleasant. The boat was fast and clean and the captain and his first mate did their best to find the whales for us and we got some great pictures. All in all I was very pleased but the tour and would do it again if in the area.

MARTINE P

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better June 2016

Peu à dire sur cette observation: 3 baleines dont 1 seule nous a montré une nageoire. Nous sommes restés sur notre faim malgré l'optimisme du personnel. Peut-être y avait-il quelques phoques dans les parages mais on ne nous en a pas parlé. Dommage!

Johnny B

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better June 2014

The tour itself was ok, the staff on the boat were very informative and upbeat. The "administrative end" of it emailed us the wrong time to show up so we missed the morning tour which I preferred the morning. They told us we didn't pay when we called in the 24 hours prior and we had paid. It was just a disaster from the start. I would not want to do this again.

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