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Juneau Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Cruise and Brewery Tour

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    What to Expect
    Once you depart your ship, meet your guide at the Mt Roberts Tramway to transfer to a bus that will take you on a short drive to Auke Bay. Enjoy the views of soaring mountains behind the placid bay. Board your jet boat for an informative ride through Alaska’s waters, as you learn about the local wildlife from a naturalist.

    Peer through provided binoculars for a closer look at the humpbacks, killer whales and sea lions. But don’t forget to occasionally turn your gaze overhead for unrivaled views of the mountains from the water, and keep an eye out for bald eagles soaring above you. Enjoy onboard refreshments such as soft drinks, coffee or hot chocolate and a small snack of Alaskan salmon spread on a bagel.

    At the end of your 2-hour cruise, disembark and settle in for the short drive to the award-winning Alaskan Brewing Company. Taste the freshness of Alaska flowing from their 10 taps, including Alaskan Amber, Alaskan White Ale and Freeride APA. The Brew Crew will educate you on the brewery’s history and how the beer is made, and give you a sneak peek at their original brewing system and artifacts. Take home a complimentary tasting glass to commemorate the Alaska experience. At the end, you’ll be transferred back to the departure point and return to your cruise ship.

    Worry-free Shore Excursion:

    We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Juneau for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Mt Roberts Tramway
    4h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Whale-watching tour
    • Round-trip transportation from the downtown tourism area
    • Use of binoculars
    • Bottled water, coffee and hot chocolate
    • Locally caught Alaskan salmon spread with fresh bagel
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
    • Port pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A maximum of 30 passengers per tour
    • Passengers under 21 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
    • Weather changes frequently in Juneau; be sure to prepare for any type of weather: wind, rain or shine
    • Whale-watching tour is guaranteed; if you do not see a whale, you will be refunded
    • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Whale- and Passenger-Friendly Boats
    • Each boat is designed with water-jet drives to ensure quiet underwater operation without dangerous propellers that may frighten or harm the animals. Because the whales feel safe around the boats, you will receive the benefit of being able to witness their endearing social nature up close. In addition, the boats are equipped with hydrophones that are lowered into the water. These devices allow you to hear the whales communicate with each other.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Took an American Holland cruise last week and wanted to follow up with a review for the Whales and Tales... It was amazing, saw Whales and the Ale tour to the Alaskan brewery was a great combination... Drivers, Staff for everything was A+++++. Would recommend this as a
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    My family and I did the "Whale tales and Ales" excursion on our cruise to Alaska. The port of Juneau itself was very well kept, and we started about an hour and a half after debarking the ship. We got on a bus, drove by Mendenhall Glacier, and went to Auke Bay where Olivia and
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    Our first stop on our cruise ship was Juneau. We booked the Dolphins jets whale tails and Ale tours. We booked the tour on line and was not disappointed. The whale watching tour was phenomenal, and the tour of the Alaskan Brew Company was phenomenal!! By far the best Excursion
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    Great excursion!!! We were lucky enough to have only six people on our boat so we were able to move freely to see the whales. The captain and tour guide were very knowledgeable about the whales and the area and they took advantage of every minute to find us whales to observe.
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