Our excursion in Juneau was an amazing experience, that just happened to be a great value compared to buying through the ship. The glacier was cool, saw salmon and a bear, but the highlight was the whale watching. Ben and Jeremiah were amazing captains, super enthusiastic, funny, and informative.
Started with the Whale watching and as guaranteed whales were blowing and splashing their flippers apart from a tail here and there, and one incident of rising above the surface in a magnificent display of size and grace. In the vast expanse ocean expanse one is really humbled by these creatures and you are torn between seeing them and doing the camera bit !.- suggest when watching whales - you will experience more if not burdened with the camera !! course the team of Dirk, Jon and Kelley were great in their explanations and assistance. Apart from whales, there were seals and awesome display of Bald Eagles as they swooped to pick up food/fish from the waters. Then off to the Mendehall Glacier - as you approach it one realizes the immense size and beauty. Visiting the neighboring nugget falls is a must as one also gets closer to the glacier - the walk is easy, though it is very difficult to walk away so quickly. the visitors hall is full of information, exhibits and also theater - which is highly recommended to learn about the culture of the region. Also a great aspect of the tour is that you can can the shuttle back into the city independently which gives you a sense of flexibility. After all this natural beauty - we were too tired to go on the city tour - so decided to drop it for the day. Next day we bought another ticket 25 cad for the same city tour- this was a good decision since to really want to know about the city / culture then during the city tour- a visit to the New Museum is a must, besides the Salmon hatchery - and other spots. all these do take time for which one needs be relaxed and fresh. Hence the only suggestion on the wonderful time spent - is a recommendation that the city tour ticket validity remains for those who would like to take the city tour on any day within their stay.
Overall a very enjoyable tour. Juneau City Tour was superficial but Mendenhall Glacier and Whale-watching tours were first rate.
Boat captain did a great job of finding whale activity. Would have liked a little more time at the glacier to complete all the hiking. Well organized and on time.
Best tour ever! First time in Alaska and it was worth the money for sure. We saw alot of orcas and whales, the glacier was gorgeous and the tour of juneau wad beautiful. Highly recommended this trip.
My tour was great. The mender hall was fantastic as was the whale watching. Thoroughly enjoyed myself
Absolutely wonderful! Wonderful bus tour of the city from a very knowledgeable driver good free time at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center fantastic whale watching trip - 4 whales at 3 stops, all putting on quite the feeding show!
We definitely scored with the tour we booked through Viator. We got more for our money than most of the people on the bus and at a lower price. We had my 86-year old mother-in-law, my wife and her best friend in our group. The guides and drivers were very accommodating and informative. And, it's Alaska! How can you loose?!
Susan E United Kingdom
Had a great time the staff were knowledgeable and we saw lots of whales a brilliant time thank you
great crew on boat, very informative, city tour and trip to the glacier also good
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