• Location: Juneau, Alaska
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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On this 2-hour whale-watching cruise from Juneau, soak up photo-worthy moments like humpbacks breaching into the air, pods of killer whales on the hunt for prey and Steller sea lions basking in the sun. As your captain navigates from Auke Bay, a nature guide explains the wildlife you see along the way. While on board, enjoy delicious snacks like fresh Alaska salmon on bagels, along with coffee and hot chocolate.


  • A 2-hour whale-watching cruise from Juneau
  • Enjoy a postcard-perfect experience on Auke Bay in a jet boat
  • See killer whales, humpbacks, Steller sea lions and bald eagles
  • Expand your knowledge of sea life by listening to your naturalist guide

What You Can Expect

Juneau Whale-Watching Cruise

Whale Watching

Pristine blue waters, breaching whales, bald eagles soaring overhead — these are just some of the reasons to sign up for this whale-watching tour in Juneau. Meet your guide at Mt Roberts Tramway and board a bus to Auke Bay. En route, you might just see fishermen at work as they bring in the day’s catch.

From Auke Bay, step aboard a jet boat that accommodates a max of 30 passengers, meaning you’ll have space to enjoy unobstructed views. Make use of the provided binoculars, as your captain navigates the boat into Stephens Passage, Lynn Canal, Saginaw Channel and Favorite Channel.

Rest assured you’ll sight whales in these waters, thanks to the growing whale population in Juneau. (In the unlikely event you do not see a whale, you’ll receive a refund.) Keep watch for breaching whales, females with their young, pods and other wildlife like bald eagles and seals.

In between sightings, nosh on snacks and beverages on board, including locally caught Alaskan salmon spread on a bagel, soft drinks, water, hot chocolate and coffee.

At the end of two hours, return sail to port, where transport awaits to take you back to the departure point at Mt Roberts Tramway.

Customer Reviews

Debbie T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was a FANTASTIC tour!!!!!!
Picked up as indicated from the cruise ship and the bus driver was awesome!!! Lots of stories and history.. well worth it.
Got lucky and had a beautiful weather day. Did see whales and seals as indicated. Great crew and had lots of fun..
Would go again.
Debbie - Massachusetts

Marcelo G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Very nice tour. Amazing views and wildlife.
The cruise is nice, with multiple platforms to permit you see everything.

Katherine L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Wonderful excursion. New comfortable ship and great crew!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was a good tour...both staff on board we great...got to see a few whales which was good, There was only 5 of us on the tour which was great..I would have hate to have the boat full as it wouldn't have been much fun as I think it holds only 16 people but not really much room to walk around. But we had a good trip.

Joy J G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We realized booking this that the tour guide only has so much power over the experience because of nature, so I kept the bar low going in. However, we were blessed with the weather clearing just in time for our trip out to see the whales. While passing one whale, they told us we were heading toward radio chatter about more whales. We lucked out again with a bubble feeding AND a sighting of a pod of orca whales...including a baby! We were told this was rare, so we couldn't have been anymore happy with the day. The cruise was wonderful and the bar went back up! They also provided food and drink...the salmon spread on the bagels was heavenly! Would recommend this experience....even if you don't get to see what we did.

Patrick F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

great tour, fast boat, saw 9 humpbacks bubble feeding

David M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Saw the most amazing sites. Whales bubble feeding and breaching!

Randy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and we DID see whales! Many times!! The crew, Mickey, Mike and Capt Larry, were wonderful and the Captain was highly experienced and made sure that we saw whales, as promised. Also, the bus driver, John, was entertaining and informative although being a Native Juneau-ite, I noticed there was a bit of fudging on some of the historical facts. It was a wonderful half day, even on a cloudy day, which didn't dampen the excitement or enthusiasm of the tourists!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Capt Kale Gary and Sarah were awesome. We saw Humpback Whales and Orcas. Thx for a great trip Ginger and Susan


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. We saw plenty of whales and had a great time!

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