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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.

Highlights

  • 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

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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

shill2

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

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

Tracy N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We had really good guides. We saw a number of humpback whales and then was able to go see some orcas.

Margaret M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was a fun great trip would recomend to friends

Julia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Saw about a dozen humpback whales, as well as sea lions and porpoises. Great trip!

Ted B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was smooth and professional from pick-up to drop-off. I highly recommend this company for anyone visiting Juneau, especially those on cruise ships.

kschellhaas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The naturalist and boat driver were very well informed and gave you quite a bit of information about the whales. We were fortunate to see a couple females with their young, a bald eagle and seals, and a whale breach! The guides did their best to find you wildlife to view. It was an exciting and fun trip!

Jean H F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The company, boat captains, and experience was wonderful. Have recommended to other persons who are headed up there now.

catweeteharris

3 star rating: Worth doing September 2015

It was a nice tour.. But a little disappointed in the quality of the whale watching.. I spoke to and saw pics from individuals who had taken the cruise ship tour and they actually saw groups of whales .. We were unable to get any good pics

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