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Dolphin Jet Boat Tours
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Juneau Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Excursion
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 100% money-back guaranteed whale sightings in an intimate setting and at close range! We are operated and staffed by locals who are anxious to share their love and knowledge with you; a professional naturalist and experienced captain will take you through the sea life-rich waters in an enclosed, climate-controlled boat with outside decks for those who want to experience the spray! Hot and cold beverages, snack, and an onboard restroom are included for your comfort and enjoyment.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We can't say enough good about this company. Great prices and the boat was top notch which allowed us to be the first to arrive at a pod of orcas. We were able to get close to the whales and watch them for sometime. We spotted a few humpbacks as well. The attendants were very knowledgeable and friendly and the whole operation was very professional. Would definitely use this company again.

Thank Brian C
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Fantastic small local company. Booked directly at the tour information desk in Juneau Port... Saved at least 50-60$ per person versus what cruise company offered for whale watching plus Mendenhall glacier.

Whale watching was excellent. We have been in New Zealand, California and Canada previously and this was the smallest and fastest boat so far :) we got to the whales quickly, comfortably and with a brief knowledgable commentary from onboard marine biologist. Saw 6-7 whales together, bubble feeding. Time flew by and we soon had to return to shore but not without some pitstops for scenic photos of the glacier and some sleepy sea lions! Thank you Ashley & Derek - we had a great morning!!

The only negative I have is the glacier visit piece... Bus driver was very nice but rambled on as if talking to self or friend with random thoughts rather than being focused and providing interesting useful information. One hour at glacier is fine but does not give you lots of time to hit the trails.... If you want to do that, skip the bus back to town and catch a regular shuttle for $10 when you are ready!

Thank Alex&Marty
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

This was a great experience from start to finish. Easy directions to where we were to be picked up. Good, clean buses and great boat. It was a perfect size. Our guides were very knowledgeable. We were able to see whales bubble feeding, which was amazing. Our driver got us close enough to see the whales (legally) and it was fantastic. Highly recommend this company!

Thank Kimmo68
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

We had a perfect day for whale watching. The sun was shinning and the water was smooth. We saw humpback whales but no orcas. Even so just the boat ride and sight seeing was worth it. Captain Derek was great as was the assistant. They provided binoculars and snacks also. Would do again!

Thank Tamara H
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Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

On our family cruise up to AK, we had a great experience with Dolphin. Derrick and Ashley were great guides and they were very knowledgeable. We saw two pods of orca whales right away in the morning and then drove over to see some humpbacks. They had great snacks and beverages including salmon cream cheese bagels, water, hot chocolate, and some soda. After the boat tour, we headed up to Mendenhall Glacier. All travel was included and felt relaxing.

Thank Cory L
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