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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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Amazing experience!

As a party of four (two Aussies and 2 Canadians) we booked Captain Chris's whale watching experiences. We had the most amazing 2 hour experience. Captain Chris met us at our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

As a party of four (two Aussies and 2 Canadians) we booked Captain Chris's whale watching experiences. We had the most amazing 2 hour experience. Captain Chris met us at our cruise ship and drove us to the marina where we headed out in search of whales. I had never been whale watching before and didn't know what to expect.... More 

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Clinton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We took the Captains choice trip mid July, a group of four. We arranged for them to pick us up at the Glacier for an afternoon trip. We had a young but knowledgable and enthusiastic crew. The day was very nice and the whales cooperated fully. We followed two different pods bubblenetting, one having about 12 whales and the second... More 

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was the absolute best day of our trip to Alaska. Captain Chris was very easy to work with during the planning phase. Captain Josh was fantastic and offered lots of information about the area as well as the whales. We saw several different pods with lots of surface activity. We even got to see one group bubble netting. Josh... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We chose Rum Runner Whale Watching and Fishing Charters as a recommendation from a friend. Since we were on a cruise, our time was limited, but Captain Chris met our ship shortly after docking and made the most of our tour! We were the first boat on the water that morning, giving us the whale watching show of our lives...all... More 

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newport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My wife and i decided to take the private hire rum runner whale watching trip on our day in juneau from our cruise and oh so glad we did. The extra cost over the organised cruise excursion allowed for a more personal trip with just us two, captain Chris and his lovely marine expert friend Shirleen, plus not forgetting their... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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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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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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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 attraction reviews
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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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