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Juneau Whale Watching and Salmon Bake Combo

From US$177.45
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  • 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
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Juneau Whale Watching and Salmon Bake Combo
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Overview
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?
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (37)
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Reviewed 23 September 2018
Whale tale

Katie and Capt. Tom where amazing. We had so much fun. We were blessed to get to see a pod of orcas and they came right up to the boat and swam next to us. Thank you so much for a great trip. On the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TrailBlazer814500
Dale S, Director of Sales and Marketing at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

I am sorry the Salmon Bake was disappointing. And I am not pleased to hear about our bus driver. If you would share more information with me on the Salmon Bake and The driver it would greatly be appreciated. Thank you for bringing this to...More

Reviewed 19 September 2018
Fun Outing

Our excursion started with a short bus ride to board our whale watching boat with Capt. Terry and naturalist, Katie. At the dock, an eagle was perched on a hand rail of a nearby walkway, and it looked absolutely magnificent. Once we were underway, it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hawaiianmiss
Dale S, Director of Sales at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thank you for sharing!

Reviewed 19 September 2018
up close and personal

it was an awesome whale watching event. we saw lots of whales and some sea lions. 2 whales came right up to the boat . the salmon bake was marginal

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Navigate536373
Dale S, Director of Sales at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thanks for sharing

Reviewed 17 September 2018
great view of whales

Katie and Captain Tom took us out on what was a beautiful day. They made the trip a once in a lifetime for us (we don't live by a coast). They told us the viewing was dependent on the whales and while we didn't have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank watson9999
Dale S, Director of Sales at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thanks for the feedback!

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Great Tour w Captian Tom & Katie

Our weather was incredible, Tom and Katie did all they could to put us on Whales. I got photo and video of Humpbacks and Orca's breeching the water. Everyone on the boat seemed to be really enjoying the tour. The Salmon Back later after was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank James C
Dale S, Director of Sales at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thanks for sharing!

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