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Address: Auke Bay, Juneau, AK 99803
Phone Number: (907) 789-6801
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A very knowledgeable crew made this experience enjoyable. Our group was able to observe two different groups of humpbacks bubble net feeding. Other animals observed included... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Nacogdoches, Texas

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A very knowledgeable crew made this experience enjoyable. Our group was able to observe two different groups of humpbacks bubble net feeding. Other animals observed included harbor seals, sea lions, and bald eagles. Descriptions of the surrounding land masses and man made structures made the trip even more interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We saw so so so many whales. Nice friendly staff, not crowded at all, and there was a bathroom on the boat. They knew exactly where to go and we're just as excited as we were to see the whales. Best experience!

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Greenville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went whale watching with Orca Enterprises and it was wonderful!! The boat captain got word of a pod of Orca's and away we flew...they were so close to the boat you could almost reach out and touch them. The naturalist onboard was very knowedgeable and she answered all of our questions. We were dropped off at the Mendenhall glacier... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We just returned from our cruise on the Celebrity Solstice. I booked this excursion privately by reading the many positive comments on Trip Advisor. NO WORDS can describe how amazing this trip was...we had many whale sightings and as God would have it, a full grown humpback breached right in front of our eyes...a dream come true!! The entire staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Capt. Larry, Best whale watching in Alaska! Capt. Larry has a relatives big boat - you can stay enclosed or stand on the bridge or go upside. Has 3 580 HP Cummins engines, so can go slow or fast. Plenty of room on the boat for everyone. Capt. Larry Is the "Whale Whisperer" of Juneau - he finds whales when... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My wife and I booked this tour prior to a cruise as it was the only wheelchair accessible boat that was listed in the many many whale watching tours in Juneau. Upon our arrival we were met by our driver and a little temperamental wheel chair accessible minibus which ferried us the shirt ride out to Auke Bay, which is... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We booked this tour on the recommendation of a friend, not through the cruise ship. The boat was very comfortable and not over booked with passengers. This allowed everyone to enjoy the sights without having to fight for space. Captain Larry was knowledgable and friendly-loved his colorful stories. He was cautious and respectful about getting too close to the whales,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

There are many whale watching companies in Juneau, but Orca Enterprises is one of the oldest and still the best. Captain Larry has spent most of his adult life on the ocean, and has forgotten more about marine mammals than the other guys will ever know. He is just a wealth of knowledge. He supports marine research and is an... More 

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ashford, kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It can be confusing as there are many companies doing the whale watching tour. But if you are thinking if its safe to do a tour with a private company i would recommend it. We are very happy we booked with this company. As we arrived to check in the lady who owns the company told us a special speaker... More 

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Lindsay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We booked this tour ourselves, not through the cruise ship. This company was recommended by a few locals we met while in Juneau and we were not disappointed. Because the tour is not offered by the ships, the tour groups are much smaller than other excursion boats. We only had 6 people on our tour, but the boat could have... More 

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