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Address: Auke Bay, Juneau, AK 99821
Phone Number: +1 907-789-5482
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Avoid the crowds, Rum Runner Charters specializes in affordable, private,...

Avoid the crowds, Rum Runner Charters specializes in affordable, private, premiere family and small group charters for both Whale Watching and Sport Fishing in some of the most beautiful wilderness and wildlife areas in South East Alaska. Cruise ship passengers and independent groups are welcome. Transportation is provided from your cruise ship or hotel. Local owned and operated for 25 years and going.

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Whale watching tour

Captain Chris is awesome. I have visited Juneau 4 times via cruise ships and booked whale watching tours every time. Rum Runner Charters is by far the best! We chartered the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Carol N
Humble, Texas

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Humble, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Captain Chris is awesome. I have visited Juneau 4 times via cruise ships and booked whale watching tours every time. Rum Runner Charters is by far the best! We chartered the small boat for four in our group so we had a private day on the water. Captain Chris made sure we not only saw whale, but other wild life... More 

Thank Carol N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My sister, 5 year old nephew and I went whale watching with Capt. Chris on October 10, 2016. Had a wonderful time. Before we even got on the boat, Capt. Chris pointed out some starfish, jellyfish and a harbor seal. During the excursion, we saw at least 3 whales, 3 sea lions sunning themselves on a buoy and a salmon... More 

Thank James M
Wichita, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We went whale watching with Rum Runners on August 22, 2017. We had an amazing time and Captain Chris was so much fun! Our whale watching trip was one of the highlights of our entire vacation. We saw seals and humpback whales - 2 whales came up right by our boat! It was amazing! Loved Brandy (the dog) and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We chartered the boat for a 4 hour whale watch and Captain choice to see the wildlife in Juneau. The charter surpassed our expectations! They picked us up at our cruise ship and returned us. We saw eagles, whales, harbor seal, sea lions. This was one of the highlights of our Alaskian vacation. I will never forget seeing the sea... More 

Thank Cindy R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We were on an Alaskan cruise and looked thru the excursions however decided on a private charter for just my husband and I. Capt. Chris picked us up with his pup Brandy to take us to the dock. He was really nice and informative. At the dock we meet our crew, Derrick and Alex and pup Blue. It was a... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Rum Runners took us whale watching on July 29th, 2016. This was the best day. Chris the captain, Riley (I think this was his name.) the first mate, and Brandy the dog were top notch! I think I was looking forward to hanging out with Brandy almost as much as I was about seeing whales, and she did not disappoint.... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

When I called to book(book way before you go), I left a message for Captain Chris and he called me back quickly. No problem booking and very professional and courteous. We were going in late May and he honestly told us that it was a little early for king salmon this year, but that they would try to help us... More 

Thank crackjack246
Albuquerque, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Captain Chris seems to know where to find the salmon! We caught 4 Kings and 8 Coho (Silvers.). They provide excellent service, lunch and they clean and bag the fish for us. Even though we didn't specifically "whale-watch," Chris was great about spotting them and we saw several humbacks.

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Aiea, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Capt Chris, Luke and Brandy 🐶 is so awesome .. They took us to the right spot and we landed 4 good size salmons! The photo safari part was as awesome, got to see a huge whale and lots of other sea life. We def will refer to fam and friends going to juneau. We had a lot of fun!!... More 

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We booked Capt. Chris and his team last year on our Disney Alaska Cruise. We are a small tour operator in the Bahamas so we were comfortable to know that we could book direct with a smaller operator who has great reviews. We were not disappointed at all. Every aspect from booking, to price to care and comfort was excellent.... More 

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