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Rum Runner Whale Watching and Fishing Charters

Auke Bay, Juneau, AK 99821
+1 907-321-7100
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Ranked #6 of 75 activities in Juneau
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Avoid the crowds, Rum Runner Charters specializes in affordable, private, premiere family and small group charters for both Whale Watching and Sport... more » 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. « less
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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

It was Awesome! We could hear the Whales singing! My friend and I, along with our two daughters, went out with Capt. Chris, Josh and the wonderful Moon dog in July. Capt. Chris and Moon picked us up at our ship (Golden Princess) and on the drive out told us all about Juneau and its ocean environment. The boat was... More

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Burlington, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Had a great time, with Capt. Chris & Josh. Wonderful views , great fishing , nice clean boat. Our famiy trip was a great success.. and this excursion helped to make it so.. Very easy to book online , and would highly recommend it. We all loved Alaska.. Shirley Baumeister

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I found Rum Runner through the DISBoards (Disney vacation forums) for Disney Cruise Line. The entire experience, from booking to the trip itself, was easy and a pleasure. We were fortunate to have a great day, weather-wise, and lucked out to see a mother humpback whale and her calf breaching around the boat for quite some time. Admiral Moon Dog... More

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Somerville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Enjoyed the whole experience. Capt. Chris and crew were very informative and patient with the "newbies" in our group. Really knows where best to go for whaling and fishing. We would recommend his charter for anyone wanting to enjoy the whole Alaskan fishing/whaling experience. D. Noski

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Juneau, Alaska
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I have used Rum Runner Charters for several trips for both Whale Watching and sight seeing the region to fishing trips over the last few years. When I've had family up from the Lower 48. He was very polite and was even worried about going out the one day because the weather and wave conditions weren't the best, because he... More

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New York
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

There are tours in Alaska which are "must see" and there are tours which only God can provide. Captain Chris is fantastic and he seems to have a connection with God. Out two daughters ages (15 and 19) found Moon to be a star until we saw the whales. Captain Chris idled the boat and the Whales came to us.... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I went out with on a whale watching trip this summer with Rum Runners based on a fantastic reviews on this website. I liked the smaller boat option with less people. All in all the tour was pretty good, but there was one major problem, the constant barking! The captain brought his dog Boone on board and I thought it... More

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CaptChrisAK, Owner at Rum Runner Whale Watching and Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Rum Runner Charters is very disappointed this person didn’t have the best experience with us. We work hard to try to provide one of the finest excursions available in Juneau. We take it personally when someone doesn’t have the greatest possible experience. As to the main concern expressed in regards to Moon (the dog), the vast majority of our customers... More

Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

This was a great individualized tour and I highly recommend it. And affordable - Captain Chris was personable and his dog 'Moon' was adorable - he was quite the whale spotter! Took us where the whales were - we say sooooo many whales - they were jumping out of the water - and we got some great photos. We booked... More

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Irvine, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Our experience was outstanding. Very well organized, welcoming, educational and with a deep respect for nature and its surroundings! Capt. Chris Conder and his K9 companion Moon were wonderful! We arranged our trip in advance since we were arriving in a Cruise and we wanted to make sure we avoided crowds. Capitan Chris gave us an introduction of what we... More

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Cape Cod, MA
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We are a family of 4 - 2 adults and 2 teens. We were in Alaska for the first time, traveling on the Norwegian Sun. Months before we left home, we excitedly booked a Fourth Of July full-day photo safari and deep sea fishing charter with Rum Runners. What a great decision because the day was amazing from start to... More

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