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Juneau Whale Watching and Salmon Bake provided by Alaska Travel Adventures

Juneau Whale Watching and Salmon Bake

Juneau Whale Watching and Salmon Bake
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About
Humpback and orca whales are actively feeding in southeast Alaska waters so chances are you'll see whales breach. You will also savor wild Alaska salmon amidst amazing scenery. This easy, full-day tour combines a thrilling whale-watching cruise with a relaxing Alaska Salmon Bake for the best of picturesque Juneau!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • This full-day Juneau tour will leave you refreshed, relaxed and bubbling over with action-packed tales of frontier adventure.   At Auke Bay, board a state-of-the-art 48-passenger vessel custom-built for whale watching in Juneau waters, complete with a hydrophone system for listening to whales communicate underwater.   More than 65 humpback whales migrate annually to Auke Bay, also home to harbor seals, porpoises and bald eagles. These waters are so rich, whale sightings are guaranteed! In fact, if a whale is not spotted you'll receive a $100 refund ($50 for children). Stand on the exterior observation deck or stay inside the cabin with extra-large windows. Pick up provided binoculars, and listen to your naturalist guide’s commentary about the humpbacks, local ecosystem and other wildlife sightings. On a clear day, you may even see Mendenhall Glacier. After whale watching, a motor coach takes you to the Gold Creek Salmon Bake, a historic gold rush setting complete with authentic mining artifacts. The aroma of wild Alaska salmon grilling over an open alder wood fire will get your appetite going. This all-you-can-eat buffet includes parmesan chicken, au gratin potatoes, baked beans with reindeer sausage, wild-rice pilaf, and other sides, salads and beverages and blueberry cake for dessert.   A shuttle service departs for the pier every 15 to 20 minutes, so you can return to the pier at your leisure. Meanwhile, there are a number of activities you can try: Roast marshmallows over a crackling campfire, check out the Salmon Creek Trading Post, stroll to the Salmon Creek waterfall and see inside the entrance to the historic Wagner Mine.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • This full-day Juneau tour will leave you refreshed, relaxed and bubbling over with action-packed tales of frontier adventure.   At Auke Bay, board a state-of-the-art 48-passenger vessel custom-built for whale watching in Juneau waters, complete with a hydrophone system for listening to whales communicate underwater.   More than 65 humpback whales migrate annually to Auke Bay, also home to harbor seals, porpoises and bald eagles. These waters are so rich, whale sightings are guaranteed! In fact, if a whale is not spotted you'll receive a $100 refund ($50 for children). Stand on the exterior observation deck or stay inside the cabin with extra-large windows. Pick up provided binoculars, and listen to your naturalist guide’s commentary about the humpbacks, local ecosystem and other wildlife sightings. On a clear day, you may even see Mendenhall Glacier. After whale watching, a motor coach takes you to the Gold Creek Salmon Bake, a historic gold rush setting complete with authentic mining artifacts. The aroma of wild Alaska salmon grilling over an open alder wood fire will get your appetite going. This all-you-can-eat buffet includes parmesan chicken, au gratin potatoes, baked beans with reindeer sausage, wild-rice pilaf, and other sides, salads and beverages and blueberry cake for dessert.   A shuttle service departs for the pier every 15 to 20 minutes, so you can return to the pier at your leisure. Meanwhile, there are a number of activities you can try: Roast marshmallows over a crackling campfire, check out the Salmon Creek Trading Post, stroll to the Salmon Creek waterfall and see inside the entrance to the historic Wagner Mine.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5474P29
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Transportation
  • Live Entertainment
  • Buffet and Hot & Cold Beverages
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souveniers (available for purchase)
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Mount Roberts Tramway, 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA JUNEAU MEETING PLACE: On the sidewalk, under the cables of the Mt. Roberts Tram. When you arrive at the meeting area, look for the Alaska Travel Adventures tour representative. They will be wearing a red jacket/shirt and a red hat. Look for our distinctive Caribou logo.
Additional information
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children ages 13- 17 must have a signed parental consent form if traveling without a parent or guardian.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please indicate ship/hotel name when booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travelers
Inclusions
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Transportation
  • Live Entertainment
  • Buffet and Hot & Cold Beverages
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souveniers (available for purchase)
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Departure details
  • Mount Roberts Tramway, 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA JUNEAU MEETING PLACE: On the sidewalk, under the cables of the Mt. Roberts Tram. When you arrive at the meeting area, look for the Alaska Travel Adventures tour representative. They will be wearing a red jacket/shirt and a red hat. Look for our distinctive Caribou logo.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children ages 13- 17 must have a signed parental consent form if traveling without a parent or guardian.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please indicate ship/hotel name when booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travelers

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Deborah H
Grayson, GA41 contributions
Amazing way to get close to Alaskan Wildlife
Libby is so knowledgeable about whales and glaciers and Captain Terry took us right to where a large group of whales were feeding. This was an amazing way to get closer to Alaskan wildlife safely.
Written August 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sheri P
1 contribution
Awesome whale watching your
Aug 2021 • Couples
We just returned from a great whale wAtching excursion with Libby and Terry. They were lots of fun and had great information to share. We saw multiple whales and it was just incredible. Go with them if you can!!
Written August 11, 2021
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Melinda M
4 contributions
Amazing Experience
Jul 2021
We loved every minute of this tour. From the moment we were greeted until the moment we were done our guides and hosts were knowledgeable and helpful. We saw numerous humpback whales, sea lions, eagles, salmon, and even jelly fish at the harbor (LOL). The salmon and falls at Gold Creek Salmon Bake was an added bonus. This tour is worth every penny and a must do while in Juneau.
Written August 4, 2021
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Linda B
1 contribution
Extraordinary, educational and fun.
The best whaling watching every in the USA. We saw several whales breaching up close and were able to obtain wonderful photos.
Written July 6, 2021
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Marya
California6 contributions
Sara and Captain Alex were great hosts but the Orcas stole the show by playing with the boat!
Aug 2019 • Couples
Fantastic whale watching adventure! The orcas were all around the boat by their choice as we had stopped and they came up and looked at us with as much delight as we felt watching them!

( Hope I got our hosts names right—not sure I still have the card!)
Written October 12, 2019
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Jenny T
5 contributions
A whole lot of whales and good food
Sep 2019
Had a great time on our whale watching trip with Christine and Terry. Saw quite a few whales. Then went to the salmon bake for some really tasty food. Would strongly recommend this trip.
Only problem was that we stayed out for so long on the water due to the amount of whales, that we arrived late to the salmon bake when it was too dark to look around.
Written September 28, 2019
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TravelingSuz
Phoenix, AZ548 contributions
So many whales!
Aug 2019
Lots of whale watching, beautiful views, and lots of information from a naturalist. We had a wonderful captain who was always on the lookout. Also passed some seals lazying about on the buoys. The salmon bake was a nice ending to a wonderful day. Tasty salmon, wonderful beans and side dishes, and nice little stroll to the waterfall. Great trip, highly recommend!
Written August 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for the recommendation!
Written September 2, 2019
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Lana S
Mooresville, NC334 contributions
A definite must do!!
Jul 2019 • Family
This was a great excursion. We saw so many whales and got great pictures. The naturalist on the boat provided so much information. It was a definite learning experience. The salmon bake was the best salmon I have ever had!
Written July 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for sharing your experience, glad you had a great time! Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing
Written July 23, 2019
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teddyblueyes
chapel hill, nc4 contributions
Love the Whales!
Jul 2019 • Couples
Captain Alex and naturalist, Sara, knew the best spots for spotting whales. Even got to see a mother whale feeding her baby and showing it how to breach. Watched the mother slap her fin to call her calf. Absolutely fascinating! And of course saw bald eagles. Alex and Sara did an extra stop to see the sea lions enjoying their day on the buoy.
Salmon bake was nice in a pretty setting. But we were spoiled by the food on the cruise ship, which was much, much better. Could have skipped this part.
Written July 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for sharing. I'll pass this along! Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing
Written July 19, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bigbluejay
Metro Manila, Philippines31 contributions
Gentle Giant
This tour was amazing! From the Start our Guide Christine and Captain Tom was very informative and accomodating! And yes we did see this Gentle Giant! How fortunate that this Giant showed up and Curios to see us! Highly Recommended a tour must book when visiting Junea Alaska.😊😘
Written July 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for sharing! Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing
Written July 19, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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TexasGal308
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Worth every penny
We came September 2021 and this was 100% worth every penny! Sugar Sean was our guide and he was hilarious! He made
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River float Mendenhall Glacier
Sugary Sean took care to get us safely on the river float.. Loved seeing the Mendenhall Glacier and waterfall from
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SUGAR SEAN -HIGHLY RECOMMEND AS A GUIDE
SUGAR SEAN MADE OUR TRIP! He was super fun, personable and had great insight on Alaska! His personality and jokes
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10/10 late year kayaking trip
Awesome time . Our guide neesha was the best part and very knowledge about the area. Water was little choppy but wa
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Great float trip!!
Sugar Sean was a FANTASTIC guide! He was very entertaining and knowledgeable as well as very skilled in operating t
Benny C
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Nice trip across lake and down the river.
Sugar Sean was great! This was a beautiful float trip over the lake and down the river. There were eagles along the
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Loads of fun!
This was a blast! We spotted 5 eagles 🦅 on our excursion and sugar Seon was a great tour guide. He made it a lot o
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Noice float
Sugar Sean was real NOICE. 10/10. We had a great time. Pro tip : wear 2 pairs of really warm socks. We saw eag
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Fantastic time
Sweet Shawn was awesome. He made the adventure great! Beautiful views. Rainbows, eagles, rapids. Don’t miss it! One
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Good choice in Juneau
Weather was on our side. Beauiful views. Our great guide SEAN was knowledgeable. He spoted 4 eagles . Saw their ne
anafan42
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Gold panning
Jeff was our guide and he was very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend. He knew the history and showed us the
dCon29
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Cancelled on us last minute
Booked a tour at premium price and they cancelled on us 2 days before because they didn’t get enough guests to make
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Panning for gold in a beautiful setting
We had a great time panning for gold in a beautiful environment. The spot you are taken to is on gold creek next t
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Floating and laughing
Such a relaxing and beautiful tour! Sugar Shan was a great guide- he had lots of information about the lake, glacie
VickiR1160
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a whole lot of fun!
we had such a great time on this adventure! we looked crazy all geared up in rubber everything.. our guide, SHAWN,
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