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Rum Runner Whale Watching and Fishing Charters

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Address: Auke Bay, Juneau, AK 99821
Phone Number: +1 907-321-7100
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Description: 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 22 years and going.
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Superb fishing trip!

Not only did our family, including our 4 year old grand daughter, catch a LOT of salmon, but we also got to see a hump back whale and her calf breaching! The captain and deck... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Not only did our family, including our 4 year old grand daughter, catch a LOT of salmon, but we also got to see a hump back whale and her calf breaching! The captain and deck hands were knowledgeable, patient and very helpful. I world highly recommend this charter service for whale watching or fishing. They are amazing to work with!

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Woodland WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We booked an all day fishing trip and had no disappointments. Only fun and plenty of fish. On top of that we saw a number of whales and learned a lot about the Juneau areas from Captain Chris. A big plus was the company of Brandi, his Yellow Labrador dog who is a real lover. Charter included a cab from... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Awesome day of whale watching with Josh who was truly knowledgeable. The weather was perfect hardly a cloud in the sky, perfect day!!! Kept busy scouting for the whales spent quite a bit of time trailing a mommy and her calf most of the day. Rewarded with an unexpected full on breach, one word WOW!!! Awesome to have the boat... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My family went on a 4 hour charter with Rum Runner on August, 8, 2015. The one word that sums it up is – AWESOME! Captain Chris (a marine biologist), first mate Sarah, and second mate Brandi (a golden lab) made the trip one for the ages. They were very professional and gave us a guided tour throughout the afternoon.... More 

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Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Captain Chris was waiting for us at the cruise ship at 6:45am and off we went. Great day on his vessel the Buccaneer with Captain Josh. 12 Coho Salmon on a 4-hour trip with my wife, son (12) and daughter (11). We were well taken care of an had a blast.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Great day on the water capt.Chris put the fish in the boat. Excellent host and knowledgeable fisherman. If you wish to catch fish capt. Chris is the man to see

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Cat Spring, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Two couples traveling together. We had Captain Chris and his boat - plus Brandy the yellow Lab for 3 days of going out in hopes of seeing Humpback Whales "bubble netting". We were there July 22-23-24, 2015. Each morning Captain Chris had muffins for us as well as coffee and hot tea or chocolate. I had never been to Alaska-... More 

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Three Rivers, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We had a great whale watching trip with Captain Josh and Sam! We were able to see humpback whales dive many times. The personal guide trip was awesome. We could see everything there was to see without having to be crowded or miss something because there were so many other people on board, as with the whale watching tour boats.... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Our group of six had a fantastic time with Captain Josh and deckhand Sam. We've also had Captain Chris last year who was wonderful as well! GREAT experience!

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Get away from the "Big Box" tours and treat yourself to the Rum Runner whale watching Excursion with Cap'n Chris. This will be the thing you remember most about your trip to Alaska. I have been on this tour twice and when I go back to Alaska I'll do it again. Keep your cameras ready because you Will see whales... More 

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