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Address: Auke Bay, Juneau, AK 99803
Phone Number: (907) 789-6801
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OMG cannot say enough about this great local company. Shop local stay local. This is still the United States. No need to book through the boat. This company has great prices and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

OMG cannot say enough about this great local company. Shop local stay local. This is still the United States. No need to book through the boat. This company has great prices and even better staff and amazing experiences that are priceless.

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NOVA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I honestly didn't know what to expect when I booked this tour for our group of 9 (4 adults and 5 kids). But it was way better than anything I could have imagined! Capt. Larry was very knowledgeable, as were the other staff members. We got very close to the whales (or rather they got close to us!). The staff... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I visited in 2006 during a crusie visit to Juneau. I was welcomed by friendly staff and a fantastic looking jetboat. We cruised out on to the lakes of Juneau and managed to spot a variety or Orca's. They were playing in the waves and seemed to be putting on a fantastic show. Captain Larry was very approachable, knowledgeable and... More 

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New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I again, went with Orca Enterprises, three weeks in a row, end of August into Sept 2014. I have been a customer since 1999 going out with them 6 times this year. Their boat Orca Odysea is superb for whale watching. Unobstructed expansive inside viewing, with excellent upper viewing as well as great viewing from the back of the boat.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This trip was phenomenal! It was everything I was hoping for than some. We had orca whales so close we could see their tongues. We also saw humpback. I felt like I was watching a firework display ohhhing and ahhhing. Captain Larry knows where to go. The only problem I lost my pictures now I ND to go back or... More 

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Had a great time on the boat. The naturalist was great and got so excited when a whale breached for us and then had a good time slapping the water with her tail. Saw same bald eagles right as we were boarding the boat. Had a great time no issues getting around the boat. Was so worth the time and... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My 2 friends & I spent a morning whale watching with Captains Larry & Matt. We easily saw 50 humpback whales, 2 as close as 10 feet from our boat. Captain Larry was so knowledgeable, & Matt was so enthusiastic. The boat was not crowded & easy to move around in. It was the highlight of my trip to Alaska.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We took this whale watching tour in 5/2009 and decided to do it again in 8/2014, because the first time was so good. We were fortunate to have Captain Larry on both of our tours. He knows where to go to see the whales. We noticed other whale watching tour boats following us to find the whales. On our 5/2009... More 

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Vassar, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A special thanks to Julie, our gal with Cruise Planners for booking this excursion!!!! It helped to have a BEAUTIFUL, sunny day in Juneau but, it was the crew of the Awesome Orca and pilot, Matt who took us to where we could see so many whales blowing, sea lions lounging, and puffins skimming along the water that made this... More 

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Rock Hill, SC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We booked our whale-watching tour independently of our cruise ship for 8/25/14. If any of you know anything about Celebrity Solstice and their fabulous Naturalist, Brent Nixon, you will understand that he is the best and most fabulous speaker in the world about the wildlife and wildlife protection in Alaska. We booked our tour with Captain Larry and his crew... More 

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