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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 81 activities in Juneau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Murrieta, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We went on 2, 1/2 day tours. One for Whale watching and the other for Salmon Fishing. Both days we had great weather and a wonderful time. We saw 2 pods of Humpbacks and one pod of Orca's. The Humpbacks were bubble netting which was incredible to watch and listen to on the hydrophone. When fishing my wife and I... More

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South Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We went on July 21 for a 430 start. The weather was perfect, we saw a super pod of humpbacks bubble net feeding and then a small orca pod. They were both so close to the boat, they just popped right up. Brandi was an added bonus and Emma the naturalist was nice too. The entire operation was courteous and... More

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Tiffin, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Our trip along with other family members was June 26th 2014. Captain Chris provided us with an educated, fun filled excursion. This was the highlight of the whole Alaskan experience around ever corner Chris provided yet another adventure just when you thought nothing could top the previous one. We seen a pod of Humpback Whales, Sea Lions and than the... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We booked a half day salmon fishing thru Rum Runner from the reservation to being promptly picked up by Capt. Chris and Brandi everything was great. We went out with Capt. Josh and his mate. Their professionalism at their age was truly impressive. While we did not catch any fish, the scenery and seeing whales was wonderful. If they had... More

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Williamston, Michigan
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My friend booked 8 of us to go on this excursion late June. She read posts on this site and decided the price was fair and the communication was thorough and immediate. It was pouring down rain when we arrived but we were greeted with smiles and umbrellas as they walked us to their two boats. I had the privledge... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Our family of six decided to avoid the crowded whale watching tours that were offered by the cruise line and for less money, book a four hour tour with an experienced marine biologist (Captn. Chris). In my opinion, booking a private charter is no comparison to fighting tons of other people on over crowded boats to see the whales. Especially... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were picked up at the port and driven to the dock passing the Mendenhall Glacier on the way. Once at the dock our captain provided some background on the port and tides as well as educated us on the vessel. We chose the 4 hour tour and were not disappointed seeing several different humpback whales as well as a... More

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New York, New York, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The captain, the deckhand, and their dog are all awesome! They are very hospitable and welcoming!! We caught 2 fish! Obviously you can't guarantee a catch but the boat and the people running it are GREAT!!! Free pickup from the ship terminal! Great guys and great value. Definitely recommend!

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Plainfield, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Instead of booking through our cruise line, we opted to book our whale watching excursion direct with Rum Runner as we wanted a smaller boat and more personal service. We were picked up by taxi from the Disney Wonder right as we came ashore, and promptly transported to Auke Bay on the other side of Juneau where our boat, the... More

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Bloomville, Ohio
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We spent a splendid day with Chris, Brandi, and his beautiful young helper on June 26, 2014 . We couldn't have asked for a better experience! We saw numerous humpback whales up close and personal. Chris went out of his way to make our day special! His hospitality was superior from the moment we stepped on his boat to the... More

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