Based on the reviews from Trip Advisor, we called Orca Enterprises and went whale watching June 18th. While the multitudes from our cruise ship went on their shore excursion, we went to the Orca Enterprised office located right in front of the Visitor's Center. The tours normally start at 9:00am but they booked a tour for us at 8:00am since we had to be back at the ship by 12:45pm and we also wanted to see Mendenhall Glaciar. There were two other people on our tour and the six of us headed out with Becky as our guide. We met Captain Sean at the dock and went out. Whale-watching is rather laid back and my 12 year old did lose interest after the first several sightings, but we learned a great deal from our guide, we saw many "tails" and even a baby and mom. It was beautiful scenery as well. We saw many boats on the water with at least 100 people on board so we felt very special with our six.
After the whales, they drove us to Mendenhall so we could look around (should not be missed while you are in Juneau) and at 12:15pm picked us up and took us back to the ship. Talk about service! We were pleased with the day and recommend Orca Enterprises if you want to see these wonderful creatures in their natural environment.
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