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Juneau Wildlife Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier

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  • Magnificent views of the Mendenhall Glacier
  • See humpback whales in their natural environment
  • Hassle-free round-trip transfers from Juneau
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Juneau Wildlife Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier
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Overview
The Mendenhall Glacier is one of Juneau’s most impressive natural wonders, stretching over 13 miles (21 kilometers). On this half-day tour, enjoy spectacular views of the glacier from the viewing platforms and walkways, and learn more about the mighty glacier at the Visitor Center. Then, set sail on a thrilling whale-watching cruise along the coast and look out for humpback whales, as well as other wildlife such as bald eagles and blue heron.
What to Expect
Our tour representatives will meet you at the main cruise ship terminal and check you in for the excursion. You will board a transport bus with a guide that will bring you to the Mendenhall Glacier for 45 minute stop. Here you will be able to explore the area on your own. The parking lot is a very short walking distance to magnificent photo opportunities, hiking trails, visitor's center, and bear viewing platforms raised above the salmon spawning streams. Once the glacier exploration is complete, we will transport you to the local boat harbor. Where you will be met by our captain and crew who will walk you past the fishing fleet to board one of our state-of-the-art boats built for wildlife viewing. The boats are equipped with restrooms, heated cabins, large windows, comfortable seats, and outdoor decks for viewing. We will then begin a 2 hour journey in search of Humpback Whales and other water wildlife native to the area. You can sit back and relax while taking in the beautiful scenery on the boat ride or assist us in searching for signs of whales including water spouts, tail dives, and whales jumping out of the water. No trip is the same as mother nature decides what to provide for each tour. Your naturalist and crew will interpret what you are seeing and explain the behaviors of the massive and beautiful creatures. At the end of the trip the captain will make an announcement and we will return back to the harbor. Feel free to enjoy a complimentary snack and beverage as you soak up your remaining time on the water. Your driver will meet you at the harbor and bring you back through town to the main cruise ship terminal in downtown Juneau where the excursion started.
Reviews (29)
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Reviewed 14 October 2018
Jennyw

This is a fabulous tour First we went to Medenhall glacier where we saw a mother bear and two cubs The glacier was pretty awesome as well Then another bus took us to the boat. The scenery was beautiful and we saw lots of whales....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jennywilla
Reviewed 28 September 2018
Wonderful Experience

Picked this tour on the dock from our cruise ship. It was a very nice experience, and we saw 5 whales at the same time. Got some nice photos. Thank you.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Michael K
Reviewed 25 September 2018
Mendenhall Glacier and Whale Watching

The bus drivers to the destinations were very friendly and gave information about the area as we drove. Rich, Brandi, And Aaron were great for the whale watching; informative and ready to answer questions. Saw lots of Humpback Whales!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pfshelley
Reviewed 23 September 2018
Awesome Small Boat, Beautiful Scenery and Relaxing Day of Whale Watching

Capt Rich and Brandi were awesome guides. They were both very knowledgeable and courteous and did everything possible to ensure we got a glimpse of the whales. This was a great day! Thank you both!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Coastal296947
Reviewed 14 September 2018
Great Whale Watching and Glacier Viewing

We came off the ship and bought tickets for whale watching and the glacier. The whale watching was perfect. We saw many whales and other wildlife. The naturalist on the boat provided interesting information and facts.The boat was new and very clean. During the bus...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bev O
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