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Whale Watch and Mendenhall Glacier Combo Tour provided by Juneau Tours

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Whale Watch and Mendenhall Glacier Combo Tour

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Experience Alaskan wildlife and wilderness with ease on a half-day group tour. Begin with a cruise to view Humpback whales and other marine life from a picture perfect vantage point. The adventure continues to Mendenhall Glacier, where you can choose from a variety of activities before a relaxing return journey to Mt. Roberts Tramway.
  • Observe Humpback whales in their natural habitat
  • Get up close to the famous Mendenhall Glacier.
  • Stay warm and enjoy great views in the cabin
  • Enjoy commentary on the whales and wildlife
Important Information
Departure Point
Mount Roberts Tramway, 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Round-trip transportation between port and boat harbor
  • 2-hour whale watching tour on 24-passenger jet boat or 49-passenger catamaran
  • Heated cabin with wide viewing windows, spacious decks for whale watching, and bathrooms on board
  • Informative professional driver guide during transfers
  • Naturalist on whale tour
  • Water and a light snack aboard the whale boat
  • Flexible shuttle return from glacier to downtown Juneau port
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour time is a check-in time; departure is within 15 to 30 minutes.
  • The meeting place is under the cables in front of the Mt. Roberts Tramway.
  • All ports or docks are within 10 minutes walking distances, except one - the A Dock - which provides a “Downtown” shuttle to the Mt. Roberts Tramway.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the name of their ship
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • No food is allowed at the Mendenhall Glacier.
  • Tour operates in all weather conditions, so please dress appropriately in layers and for the likely chance of rain. It is recommended that you wear warm layered clothing, a waterproof jacket and comfortable slip-proof shoes
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • *This combination tour does not work for any Norweigan Joy passengers due to the early all aboard and also major construction in Juneau
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Aleta wrote a review May 2020
Roseburg, Oregon4 contributions
We had an amazing experience hiking at Mendenhall Glacier and on our whale watching tour with Josh, Russell, and Christy. These guides were so knowledgeable and kind and said they had never seen a whale breach so many times in one tour. He must have been showing off for us. I
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Date of experience: June 2019
Marilyn W wrote a review Feb 2020
seattle, wa18 contributions14 helpful votes
The whale watching was by far the best part of this tour. The food was fantastic along with the views. Tour guides were great. We very much recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: July 2019
Chip S wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
My family came in on a Disney cruise to Juneau for the day and we had Brett as our guide. We were absolutely amazed at how knowledgeable he was about both photography and nature itself. Brett was a marine biology major so it was a spectacular educational experience about
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Date of experience: July 2019
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sylvanite wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We were on a cruise in July 2019 and decided to book through trip advisor rather than through our cruise ship. It was lovely to come off the boat and avoid the hustle and bustle to find our guide quietly and get on the bus. The bus driver narrated interesting tidbits about
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Date of experience: July 2019
Leandra wrote a review Nov 2019
The Colony, Texas3 contributions4 helpful votes
My husband and I went on September 23. We could not believe how many whales we saw. It was spectacular. We saw a baby humpback with its mother. Russell, Daniel and James were amazing tour guides on the trip!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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By: Juneau Tours
Doing the best they can
Unfortunately, we won't get to take this tour this year as our cruise has been cancelled. However, under very diffi
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Knowledgeable informative & great all around naturalists. Spectacular scenery! Loved it! With out a doubt, we wo
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My main reason for going on this see a glacier and waterfall...I wasn’t disappointed. Also got to see S
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Alaska Cruise
This was a great excursion. As a bonus on our what watching boat, we got to see a pod of killer whales and lots of
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Linda P
Boating Alaska
Went on this whale watching tour last minute as our original helicopter tour was cancelled. This trip was awesome.
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義雄 周
Economy and convenience
We used this service to visit Mendenhall Glacier and Nugget Falls. The pick-up place was at the Mt. Roberts Tramway
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Joann T
Whale Watch
We went out with Capt Josh, Courtney and Khris. Their knowledge and enthusiasm were beyond great. Even the rain d
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whale watching
We thought we were going to see maybe one whale and it would take a lot of waiting time... surprisingly we saw lots
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Terri R
Great Tour
We enjoyed our tour and our guide Alexei was funny and informative. The guides really make or break the tour :) A
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Everyone gets a window seat and a pair of earphones on this float plane. Interesting taking off and landing on wat
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Juneau Tours and Whale Watch.
We had an awesome tour with Captain Lance and naturalists Charity and Taylor. They were kind, informative and fun.
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The best of a Juneau tour
One of the stops we did via celebrity Solstice was Juneau. We booked the best of Juneau and salmon bake. We had a
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Paul W
A very cool experience
My wife and I booked a whale watching tour through Auke Bay that took approximately 2 hours. It was great! Saw abo
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Excellent combo tour: Mendenhall Glacier and Whale Watching
We had a great tour, beginning with our driver Michael who first took us to Auke Bay for the whale watching. We wer
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Nice tour with Maria
We did the visit to the glacier and rainforrest walk. Maria is a nice woman who is very knowledigble and loves to t
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Key Details
  • Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway, and 3 more
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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