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Rum Runner Whale Watching and Fishing Charters

Address: Auke Bay, Juneau, AK 99821
Phone Number: +1 907-321-7100
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Ranked #7 of 88 Activities in Juneau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: 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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Gilbert, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I decided to book Rum Runners because I liked the idea of having a boat all to ourselves. Right from the very beginning of booking and sending the deposit, Capt Chris made everything easy. He met us right on the dock and took us, personally, to Auke Bay where his boat is kept. There we met the naturalist, Shrelina (not... More

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CMR
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We chose Rum Runners for our whale watching experience in Juneau for three reasons – firstly, because they offered private trips, meaning as a couple we could have the boat to ourselves. Secondly, because of the great reviews and thirdly because one of the ship's mates was Moon the Labrador. Unfortunately Moon passed away before our trip, but her fun... More

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Kalispell
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I live in Alberta Canada and I do a lot of fishing. But the best fishing trip I have been on in a long time was the afternoon we spent with Captain Chris of Rum Runners Fishing Charters. The Captain was personable and fun to fish with. The fishing was sensational and we caught three Coho's over 16 lbs. and... More

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Lenexa, Kansas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We had an inkling that our whale watching excursion with Rum Runner was going to be good when we started seeing whales' tails surfacing within minutes of leaving the boat dock. We had no idea it was going to be the whale watch trip of a lifetime! From the time we made a reservation, everything was very well organized and... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We had a wonderful time with Rum Runner Whale watching in Juneau, 23rd May 2014. Our family of 5 adults and 1 baby (18 months old) fit perfectly in their private boat and it was a nice cosy trip out. From the get-go, we could tell that Captain Chris was extremely experienced and serious about finding us as many sightings... More

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Spanish Fork, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Just gotta write about this one! Juneau is amazing but the fishing and whale watching trip we had with Capt. Chris Conder and his crew made it "over the top". Chris was wonderful and his co-captain Shirlena (sp?) was delightful and an absolute wealth of information. The trip was flawless. My 87 year old dad caught a 16 1/2 pound... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband, two sons and I just got back from our Alaskan cruise. We wanted to take the kids whale watching in Juneau as both my kids are interested in wild life. We decided to take a risk and not book with the cruise excursion and go on-line to find our own whale watching charter. We picked rum runner largely... More

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Boulder City, Nevada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This fishing trip was the highlight for my 87-year-old father who has always dreamed of fishing in Alaska!! He caught a 16 pound Silver Salmon!!! Captain Chris and his assistant Shirleena made it most enjoyable, informative and comfortable! This was a family reunion trip so we had 6 adults on one boat and Chris arranged for 4 more to be... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I booked Rum Runner Charters for whale watching for a party of 4. Booking was effortless and I received confirmation in the mail promptly. Captain Chris was waiting for us at the dock as we disembarked the Crown Princess and in around 30 minutes we were on board and headed out for whale territory. Both Chris and his deckhand, Shirleena... More

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Maybe our trip was an aberration???? We read so many great reviews for Rum Runner and we are shocked that our experience was so awful. My husband enthusiastically booked and Captain Chris was very responsive. First off, we will never blame a captain for there being no fish to be caught. There are no guarantees in fishing and we did... More

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