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Immerse yourself in Alaskan beauty and wilderness on this Viator Exclusive combo tour that is available nowhere else. A comfortable coach takes you around the popular sites of Juneau city, including the Capitol Building and Red Dog Saloon. From Auke Bay, enjoy a 2-hour whale-watching cruise and snap memorable shots of humpbacks and orcas. Wrap it up with time at the majestic Mendenhall Glacier. 


  • Enjoy three amazing Juneau experiences with this Viator Exclusive
  • See sites including the historic Red Dog Saloon, the Juneau Capitol Building and the Governor's Mansion on a sightseeing coach tour
  • Spot whales and other native wildlife on a 2-hour whale-watching cruise
  • Explore Mendenhall Glacier at your own pace
  • Capture views of Mendenhall Glacier from several perspectives and learn about glacier formation at the visitor's center

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What You Can Expect

Viator Exclusive: Mendenhall Glacier, Whale-Watching Cruise and Juneau City Tour

Whale Watching from Juneau

Juneau, Alaska's capital city, is nestled among mountains and meandering waterways. Get to know this beautiful modern city with Old World charm on a sightseeing tour that takes you from the vibrant port to the historic Red Dog Saloon, the Juneau Capitol Building and the Governor's Mansion.

Afterward, step aboard a boat from Auke Bay for your 2-hour whale-watching cruise. Enjoy seeing an array of wildlife, such as seals, sea lions, bald eagles and black bears. When humpback whales and orcas are spotted, the boat will slow down so that you can snap the perfect action shot. Thirsty or need something to eat? No worries, snacks and beverages are available on board.

Return to port, where your coach whisks you to Mendenhall Glacier, one of 38 glaciers flowing from the massive 1,500-square-mile (3,885-sq-km) ice field. Explore the site at your own pace, as the shuttle back to Juneau leaves every 30 minutes, giving you flexibility. 

Consider strolling along Nugget Creek Falls or Photo Point Trail, which winds along Mendenhall Lake and provides unobstructed views of the glacier. Interested in knowing more about the glacier’s formation? Browse interactive geological exhibits at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

This three-part Viator Exclusive tour, showing you the best of Juneau and surrounding areas, is unique and can’t be found anywhere else.

Please note: This tour provides about 30 minutes to 45 minutes at Mendenhall Glacier. Plan your time accordingly at the glacier. If you would like to stay longer, you may have to skip the city tour.

Viator Exclusives combine unique experiences and great deals — from traditional tours to once-in-a-lifetime experiences — and are not available from other 3rd-party online sellers.

Customer Reviews

Anthony V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Overall a very enjoyable tour. Juneau City Tour was superficial but Mendenhall Glacier and Whale-watching tours were first rate.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

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.

Brittany E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

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.

Vivian T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

My tour was great. The mender hall was fantastic as was the whale watching. Thoroughly enjoyed myself

Robert M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

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!

Leslie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Had a great time the staff were knowledgeable and we saw lots of whales a brilliant time thank you

David B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

great crew on boat, very informative, city tour and trip to the glacier also good

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