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Harv and Marv's Outback Alaska

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Address: Juneau, AK 99803
Phone Number: +1 866-909-7288
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Harv and Marv’s mission is to provide the highest quality, personalized,...

Harv and Marv’s mission is to provide the highest quality, personalized, Alaskan outdoor experience available; and do so in an honest and sincere way.

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Most Amazing Tour

I booked a private tour for myself, my father, my husband, and my mother-in-law. It was wonderful having a private tour; I'd highly recommend doing it that way. We had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Colden, New York
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On 8/20/15 my husband and I did a whale watching trip with 3 others from our cruise. I had pre booked this trip with this company due to all the excellent reviews-so many stating they had seen whales breaching and feeding. I had hoped to see bubble net feeding and a whale breach would have been nice. Unfortunately that didn't... More 

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San Antonio
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked a private tour for myself, my father, my husband, and my mother-in-law. It was wonderful having a private tour; I'd highly recommend doing it that way. We had spectacular weather for late September. Shel, our guide, said the whales are very active at this time of year but the weather is typically the issue. I don't even know... More 

1 Thank AggieLifter132
Tampa, Florida
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86 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of two adults and two teens went whale watching in June of 2013. I really thought I had reviewed this company prior to this so my apologies to Harv & Marv for the delay. We saw many whales bubble feeding and even had two whales breach right next to our boat! It was a very exciting morning. Our... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

A gray, rainy morning tour started off with distant sightings, but soon picked up speed with Orcas moving near our boat. Our captain was looking for Humpbacks and soon located one. He positioned the boat so that we could observe the whale surfacing about 45 degrees starboard. Standing on the bow, we watched the whale surface 4-6 times and then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a terrific day with Katie. This tour was special in every way. From the moment we were picked up till the return to our hotel. We got to see so much that we would never have seen a a large group tour. Thank you Katie. It was great meeting you and hearing all about Melbourne.

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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Amazing! Shel was the best Capitain. We saw dozens of whales and sea lions. Definitely recommend to anyone!

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Perth, Western Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 556 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We booked our whale watching tour as a cruise excursion months before leaving based on TA review, thanks TA We were picked up at the dock, and advised due to poor weather conditions causing a swell and their smaller vessel that our tour could be a bumpy one. We decided to proceed as did the 4 other couples. John our... More 

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Hazel Green
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Fellow Trip Advisors, you did not lead us astray on this tour. We paid less than the ship's whale watching tour, and I felt like I was getting a private, up-close and personal view of the whales from an excellent, skilled boat captain and guide - Shel. The boat is small - held six people. Shel explained so much about... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We knew that our Alaska adventure was going to be our trip of a lifetime. As we started planning our excursions from the ship, we realized we wanted a more personal experiences. Who wants to go watch whales in a ship of 100 people? Not us. So after much research we decided on Harv and Marvs. Best decision we ever... More 

1 Thank bevmae
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We booked this trip because we liked the idea of a small 12 person boat and we were not disappointed. We spend about 2 hours of the trip watching between 20 and 30 whales feeding in a small area. Was simply amazing! Emily was the naturalist on board. Her knowledge and enthusiasm greatly added to the experience.

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