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Premier Whale Watch and Mendenhall Glacier Combo

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Whale watching and visiting the Mendenhall Glacier are two of the most popular activities around Juneau. Check them both off your list on this half-day combo tour that includes flexible departure times and round-trip transportation from Mt. Roberts Tramway, making it ideal for a shore excursion or quick trip.
  • Whale watching and Mendenhall Glacier combo tour
  • Flexible morning tour durations ideal for timed shore excursions
  • Multiple departures throughout the day to best suit your schedule
  • Round-trip transportation from Mt. Roberts Tramway included
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Round-trip transportation between port and boat harbor
2-hour whale watching tour on 24-passenger jet boat or 49-passenger catamaran
Heated cabin with wide viewing windows, spacious decks for whale watching, and bathrooms on board
Informative professional driver guide during transfers
Naturalist on whale tour
Water and a light snack aboard the whale boat
Flexible shuttle return from glacier to downtown Juneau port
Gratuities
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Mount Roberts Tramway , 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA

Meeting location is the Mount Roberts Tramway. Our representatives will be wearing bright blue hats that say "Juneau Tours" and holding signs that say "Juneau Tours and Whale Watch."

Juneau , Juneau, AK, USA

Please arrive 10 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

This activity will end right where it started.Meeting location is the Mount Roberts Tramway. Our representatives will be wearing bright blue hats that say "Juneau Tours" and holding signs that say "Juneau Tours and Whale Watch."
Make your way to the Mt. Roberts Tramway by your selected check-in time. Meet your guide for an informative ride through Juneau en route to the boat harbor, where you will board a 24- or 49-passenger whale-watching boat, complete with a heated cabin, spacious deck, and wide windows well suited for wildlife watching.

With the help of your guide, spotting whales during your cruise is a breeze. The captain will announce a sighting and slow the boat so you can get that perfect photo from the deck, and an on-board naturalist can provide additional information and answer any of your questions about Alaskan wildlife.

Then, continue to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Enjoy free time taking photos or walking down the hiking and nature trails, choosing a flexible departure time best suited to your schedule. A shuttle departs from the glacier to the Mt. Roberts Tramway every 30 minutes, making this tour well-suited for tight schedules.

Please note: Afternoon tours are reversed: The first stop is Mendenhall Glacier and includes and appointed pickup time, followed by a whale watching tour.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour time is a check-in time; departure is within 15 to 30 minutes.
  • The meeting place is under the cables in front of the Mt. Roberts Tramway.
  • All ports or docks are within 10 minutes walking distances, except one - the A Dock - which provides a “Downtown” shuttle to the Mt. Roberts Tramway.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the name of their ship
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • No food is allowed at the Mendenhall Glacier.
  • Tour operates in all weather conditions, so please dress appropriately in layers and for the likely chance of rain. It is recommended that you wear warm layered clothing, a waterproof jacket and comfortable slip-proof shoes
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • *This combination tour does not work for any Norweigan Joy passengers due to the early all aboard and also major construction in Juneau
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Juneau Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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  • "It can be crowded but just go straight to the trails." See review
  • "The Copper trail on the glacier tour is definitely worth the easy walk." See review
  • "I didn’t had much time there but it was worthwhile." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Had a great time on our whale watching excursion
Michael_S
, Sep 2021
Captain Jess and Chris did an outstanding job on this trip!! They were extremely professional, knowledgeable, and outgoing. Made everyone on the ship comfortable. We got to see one of their favorite whales, Flame, several times. I would definitely recommend this trip.
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Up close and natural in Juneau
Melanie_K
, Sep 2021
The naturists and captain were very informative. We had an amazing experience seeing both an Orca and several humpbacks including Mom and baby who cruised right to the boat. Alaska weather was to be expected but the rain and cloud cover did not deter the wildlife. Only recommendation is to allow for more time at the Mendenhall glacier.
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Beautiful Experience
Jillian_M
, Aug 2021
We had a great time with the staff - Darcy Jess and Russell! We were able to see an orca, a few humpbacks breech and seals! Best part of our Alaskan adventure!
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Whale watching was awesome
Carol_O
, Aug 2021
Saw four whales. Very active. Highly recommend this tour. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly You were on your own at the glacier. Wish I had taken the hike to waterfall
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Amazing tour service!
Meagan_M
, Aug 2021
Everyone on the tour, the bus drivers, the boat captain, and the naturalists, were amazing! Because we were all early on our way to the boat the bus driver stopped at a great photo spot to let everyone get pictures of the glacier with the fireweed in bloom. They took us to an area with a ton of whales and were all just as excited about the whales as the tour group. 12/10 would recommend.
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star-5
Highly recommend.
Peggy_s
, Jun 2021
Eagles, sea lions, and whales were wondrous to behold! Oh, and the glacier- wow! So glad that we got to go.
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Awesome experience would do again!
heather_m
, Jun 2021
They said our trip was different. We saw lots of whales 4 different kinds. Vince the bus driver was awesome! The glacier is so pretty. But very cold in that area.
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Watching whales
mytravellingshoes
, Nov 2019
An excellent trip, great pilot found many whales and information was enlightening. Lunch was a bit hit and miss. Glacier a disappointment as you could not get close.
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PR Alaska Trip
aynerisarzola
, Sep 2019
Staff was excellent!! We saw the whales and the beautiful Jenue!! Very punctual so we didn't had any problems with the cruise.
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So Many Whales!!!
katherinewL5538TD
, Sep 2019
This was a great tour! Our ship the Joy arrived earlier then expected. The tour company was able to get us on an earlier tour which allowed us more time and sunlight... the Mendenhall Glacier was glorious and awe inspiring. But I gotta say it was the whale watching that ended up being the star of the show! So many whales! Even the crew was surprised at how many whales we encountered. Great tour!
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Product code: 5857P22

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