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Whale Watch and Mendenhall Glacier Combo Tour

From US$152.25
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Highlights
  • 5-hour 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
  • Light snacks and water included
  • Entrance to Mendenhall Visitor Center included
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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 5-hour 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.
What to Expect
Make your way to the Mt. Roberts Tramway by your selected check-in time (tour departs 15-30 minutes afterward). 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 2-hour 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 2-hour whale watching tour.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had an awesome experience and fun with Jesse , Russell and Capt Josh . Great crew , a very friendly and caring customer service . Please see them and visit them

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MOLLY S
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Jaydon, Miranda and Captain Ed did everything they could to make this experience one to remember. The whales were plentiful and so exciting! The eagles were also plentiful and beautiful. After the whale boat experience we went to Mendenhall glacier where you have plenty of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ellen J
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We had a great experience with Captain Josh and naturalists Jayden and Jesse. They took the time to make sure we got the best views of the humpbacks. We got amazing photos! They provide a little snack on the 2+ hour whale watching boat ride...More

Thank Majcina
Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I had a magnificent time on this tour. Especially the whale watch! Captain Dan did a great job topside in finding a group of 6 to 7 humpbacks whales and positioning the boat so the whales were coming towards us and providing...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank SalidaCitizen
Reviewed yesterday

Our crew was amazing. Captain dan got us very close to view the whales. Charlie was the most excited about her job of anyone I’ve ever met. She was knowledgeable and eager to share. She put the hydrophone in the water so we were able...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Sally S
15 July 2019|
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Response from Chad K |
The distance depends on which dock you arrive at but all are within walking distance. The furthest is about a mile walk from the bottom of the tram, the closest just steps away.
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Sally S
15 July 2019|
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Response from Gabriel B | Reviewed this property |
The tram is the same spot the cruise ships dock. There is a light snack provided. I would bring a drink and snack.
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12 July 2019|
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Response from llamo68 | Reviewed this property |
I can’t give an accurate answer. We met the tour guide guy at the Mt Roberts tram about 15 minutes ahead of the meeting time. I’d recommend you reach out directly to the tour company to answer your question. On our cruise we... More
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