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Juneau Whale Watch

#1 of 81 Tours in Juneau Features Animals
323 Martin Way, Juneau, AK 99801-1377
+1 844-494-2537
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Get the most out of your shore excursion in Juneau with our central port pick-up, flexible schedule at the Mendenhall Glacier Park and deluxe whale watching boats!
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
323 Martin Way, Juneau, AK 99801-1377
+1 844-494-2537
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We simply had a fabulous time. I was a little scared to see our guides were 2 cute young men Brendon and John. I was afraid they wouldn't be knowledgeable. Their energy and excitement and knowledge of Juneau and of the habitat was amazing. We...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a great time with Brendon on 6/18/17. Bus driver DL was great. Would recommend this tour to everybody. Good price and great adventure.

Thank Doris M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our excursion took us first to Mendenhall Glacier. This is a breathtaking area that is not to be missed! We had plenty of time to stroll around soak up the beauty while taking lots of pictures. We were then picked up and taken to our...More

Thank Blueheron40
Reviewed 2 days ago

Capt. Dirk, Jacob and Emma were our crew on this boat. Day was cloudy and cold but saw bald eagles on our way to the dock. Yes, got to see some whales way out there but just had to be patient. View was fantastic! Booked...More

Thank LVMD
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were there just a couple of weeks ago and it was an amazing experience! Capt. Dirk, Jon and Sam were awesome! They were knowledgeable, personable and gave us several opportunities to see the amazing humpbacks do their dives! And, they helped to save a...More

Thank Erin d
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a fantastic time with "Cap'n Ben", Jeremiah and Emma. Jeremiah and Emma are the dynamic duo! They were very knowledgeable and engaging with about the marine animals with their history, behaviour, and habitat. Grade A tour, catching awesome views of whales and sea lions...More

Thank Raziel183
Reviewed 2 days ago

A wonderful excursion on our small uncrowded jet boat with Captain Brenden & the energetic first mate Jon...both very knowledgeable & personable...sharing insights as we looked for whales, in total 7 Humpback Whales made appearances...2 hours well spent...a must do in Juneau...

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great time on the Whale watch tour with Emily and Jordan! My mother in law was very nervous before hand, but she had the time of her life on this tour. Emily was so kind to my 6yr old daughter also. We...More

Thank MRF777
Reviewed 2 days ago

Captain Jason, Jon and Lukas were fabulous! Very informative and lots of fun. We saw several whales and sea otters! Very enjoyable day in Alaska whale watching. Would definitely recommend this tour :)

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This whale watching tour is from a small boat that holds less than 30 people. We were lucky that there were only about a dozen so we could move around a get good viewing points without any trouble. We saw our first whale after just...More

Thank ron d
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Cheryl S
Is this a somewhat smooth ride?? I'd hate to be seasick. Thanx.
21 June 2017|
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Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
the boats are very stable and you will have the opportunity to go in deck or stay inside. I don't think anyone has ever been sea sick on these boats.
We have booked this for mid-August. Arriving to Juneau On Norwegian Pearl at 2pm and booked the 2:30 Whale watch and Mendenhall Glacier tour for the afternoon. We specifically wanted longer time at the Glacier to have ample time to hike to the Falls and back with my mother (the cruise ship tour only gives you 45 minutes and we wanted longer). Will we have 1.5 hours at the glacier even if the tour is in the afternoon? Also, if the tour is in the afternoon, how long are you on the water for the whales? Is it 2 hours? Do you feel like that was a good amount of time? I can't imagine being on the water for significantly longer than that, but was curious what previous passengers thought? Thanks for any input!
1 June 2017|
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Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
You may not have time to hike to the falls. the Norwegian cruises are only in Juneau for a short stay. This limits what you can experience.
Christy H
Is the whale watching boat ride/experience in Juneau smooth or is it extremely bumpy? Can you stand during the whale watching trip?
28 May 2017|
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Response from Divya R | Reviewed this property |
There were 2 instances that were bumpy in that 1 hour ride (one way) for like a few seconds but the sailors alerted us to hold on tight. So yeah 99% smooth 😀