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Alaska Whale Watching

Juneau, AK
(907) 321-5859
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Ranked #39 of 88 Activities in Juneau
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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English first
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Booked the excursion with the Disney Cruise Line. Gastineau Tours. Our guide Lesley was a long time Alaska resident. She was very knowledgeable about Alaskan culture, nature, and whales. The boat was the best for this type of tour. A 40' enclosed catamaran with large windows that can be opened from both sides. We saw 10 to 15 Humpbacks up... More

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Ashburn, Virginia, United States
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We took this excursion as part of the Whale Watching Quest/Mendenhall Glacier excursion from the Norwegian Sun on Thursday, 28 August 2014. Absolutely worth EVERY minute of this excursion. We saw between 15-20 whales and the Captain (Captain Jack??) was very informative and kept everyone informed of where we were, what we hoped to see, and the expectations of what... More

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went on board Whale Tales with Captain Jack in Juneau and couldn't have been more pleased. Jack was informative and knowledgeable. He shared the information well and we got to see countless whales while on our tour. The boat was warm inside and we could get out of the weather. We were surrounded by whales and even had whales... More

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Burlington, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went whale watching as part of our Alaskan cruise. While the guide was very knowledgable, we only saw the tails of 3 Humpback whales. This was also from a distance. Basically it was a boat ride on the ocean. I would not do this again. Was disappoineted with it especially due to the high price.

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Bedford, Texas, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Our whale watching excursion in Juneau, Alaska offered by Gastineau Guiding was A-MAZING! We saw several whale and got some great pictures. The guide was very knowledgeable and personable. Our group of four had a great time! The scenery was breathtaking to say the least! This is a must see and must do!

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Larne, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
23 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went whale watching with Gastineau Guiding. They took us out using a very rapid boat (30+mph) so we could reach the correct area quickly. We had many sightings of spouts and tails of humpback whales but didn't see any whales breaching. Jami the guide was very knowledgeable and Captain Scotty was excellent. We also stopped to see sealions on... More

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atl, ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Wow, I have seen whales in various areas of the world but never I have experienced the bubble feeding before. What an amazing thing to see and be so close you could hear the 8-12 whales we saw. Thank you to Greg at Whale Tales in Juneau for setting it up and for the Captain and First Mate on the... More

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Sedona, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My wife and I booked this tour from our cruise aboard the Celebrity Century. The tour boat was well appointed and served snacks, beer and wine, not included in the tour price of course. While there were no guarantees we would actually see a whale, we were most fortunate to discover a pod of four Humpbacks bubble feeding. As it... More

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Louisville, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We chose the Mendenhall Glacier and Whale watching photo tour from Gastineau Guiding. Our guide, David, was incredibly knowledgeable about the glacier, the trails and the habits of the whales. We started with a hike up to the Glacier, took the bus back and boarded our small boat (seats about 14) with Captain Jim. It was a lucky day for... More

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Sosua, Dominican Republic
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10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

First week in June, I took the Mendenhall Glacier & Whale Quest excursion offered by Princess. It was not one of the highlights of my cruise. First we went to the Mendenhall Glacier Tourist Center by bus. When we arrived, the driver announced we were running a little late so we would spend only 30 minutes. The base of the... More

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