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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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English first
Middle Village, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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Boynton Beach, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Was supposed to be fishing, but Chris told us there were very few fish being caught so we opted to do the whale watching. We saw whales, otters, sea lions and a few eagles. And lots of other boats. BUT, we did have two humpback whales come up RIGHT NEXT to the boat. Happened so quickly and without warning that... More

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CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We went whale watching with this company on Aug 5. Very personable and easy to book with them. Had a miscommunication with Capt. Chris about where to pick us up, but it was easily ironed out. Picked up right off the boat and taken about 20 minutes away to the marina. Our captain was Josh with deckhand Brett. Very nice... More

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Seminole, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

On a rainy day, Capt. Chris braved the elements and took us out. Light rain was off and on but didn't deter the charter. We saw eagles, seals, otters and whales. Capt. Chris knew where to go for the action and communicated with other charters in the area. It was nice to have the boat to ourselves and not have... More

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Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

First trip we went on with Rum Runner was really great. It was a whale watch and one of the highlights of our trip. Because I loved it so much, I booked again this summer but for a longer trip. We as a group weren't really into fishing (but wanted to try it) and were more interested in wildlife viewing.... More

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Rural NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Chris, Emma and Brandi-dog were fantastic. Greeted on board with fresh pound cake, coffee, soda, and water. Saw LOTS of whales , sea lions, seals, and eagles, all close up. Commentary was very informative, both were knowledgeable and friendly and all of my party enjoyed the ride. they even provided beautiful weather!!!!

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

rumrunners could not have been better! picked up at our hotel and taken to a perfect fishing boat complete with a light breakfast. captain josh and his deck hand ,brett, simply could not have been better! professional and fun! caught 4 silver salmon and it was a highlight of our family trip! super simple to ship home as well! highly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We went on a whale watching trip with our two 5 year-old grandsons on July 29 followed by a salmon fishing trip on July 31. The whale watching trip was absolutely awesome!! Capt. Josh and deck hand Brett made sure the boys got great views of the bubble netting whales and let them hear the sounds of the whales prior... More

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Indian Trail
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We had a great time on this trip! We were traveling with our children and grandchildren, and it was a great experience. Not only did we get to see whales, seals, eagles, porpoise. etc. but we also learned a lot about them as Josh and Brett were very knowledgeable. They also took time to make sure our grandkids (ages 9&7)... More

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Eldersburg, Maryland
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Chris, his puppy Brandi, and asst Emma were fantastic. Once in a lifetime experience for us! Chris got a whale sighting tip and went out of his way to get us to the whales. A pod of approx 12 whales were bubble netting and feeding; exploding from the water time and time again. A calf was nearby bobbing in and... More

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