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Experience some of the best that Juneau has to offer with this full-day tour that features whale watching and a salmon bake. Watch for the giant creatures breaching and playing in Auke Bay. A naturalist on board also points out Steller sea lions, Dall's porpoises, bald eagles and sea birds in the area. Whale sightings are guaranteed! Then, in a historic gold rush setting, enjoy freshly grilled Alaska salmon, part of an all-you-can-eat buffet. Roast marshmallows around a campfire — what’s a better way to end a day of Alaska sightseeing?

Highlights

  • Full-day tour in Juneau with whale watching and a salmon bake
  • Explore Auke Bay where more than 65 humpback whales migrate each year
  • Enjoy large windows, binoculars and an exterior observation deck for prime views
  • Savor the smells of Alaskan salmon grilling over an open fire
  • Roast marshmallows over the open fire after your meal
  • All-you-can-eat buffet and round-trip port transport included

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What You Can Expect

Juneau Whale Watching and Salmon Bake Combo

Enjoying a great meal!

This full-day Juneau tour will leave you refreshed, relaxed and bubbling over with action-packed tales of frontier adventure.
 
At Auke Bay, board a state-of-the-art 48-passenger vessel custom-built for whale watching in Juneau waters, complete with a hydrophone system for listening to whales communicate underwater.
 
More than 65 humpback whales migrate annually to Auke Bay, also home to harbor seals, porpoises and bald eagles. These waters are so rich, whale sightings are guaranteed! In fact, if a whale is not spotted you'll receive a $100 refund ($50 for children).

Stand on the exterior observation deck or stay inside the cabin with extra-large windows. Pick up provided binoculars, and listen to your naturalist guide’s commentary about the humpbacks, local ecosystem and other wildlife sightings. On a clear day, you may even see Mendenhall Glacier.

After whale watching, a motor coach takes you to the Gold Creek Salmon Bake, a historic gold rush setting complete with authentic mining artifacts. The aroma of wild Alaska salmon grilling over an open alder wood fire will get your appetite going. This all-you-can-eat buffet includes parmesan chicken, au gratin potatoes, baked beans with reindeer sausage, wild-rice pilaf, and other sides, salads and beverages and blueberry cake for dessert.
 
A shuttle service departs for the pier every 15 to 20 minutes, so you can return to the pier at your leisure. Meanwhile, there are a number of activities you can try: Roast marshmallows over a crackling campfire, check out the Salmon Creek Trading Post, stroll to the Salmon Creek waterfall and see inside the entrance to the historic Wagner Mine.

Customer Reviews

bibi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Emily and Alex were amazing! They were very friendly and passionate about what they do, made us even more excited about the trip. This trip is a must!

Christina H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guides Emily and Keliey were informative and ENTHUSIASTIC! We were 100 pleased with our tour.

Vincent L

4 star rating: Recommended August 2016

The tour was great however organizationally it sucked. Very unprofessional.

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