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Juneau Wildlife Whale Watching provided by Alaska Tales

Juneau Wildlife Whale Watching

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Hundreds of humpback whales can be spotted along the coast of Juneau during their annual migration. On this tour, set sail around Auke Bay, look out for humpback whales and other wildlife in their natural habitats; and learn more about the magnificent sea creatures from your guide. Best of all, whale sightings are guaranteed so there’s no worry about missing out.
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  • Pass by Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway
    Pass by Mendenhall Glacier
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    Auke Bay Harbor Master
    Stop: 2 hours -
    Transport arrival to the Whale Watching Harbor
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    Pass by Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway
You'll end at
Mount Roberts Tramway
490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USAPlease meet your tour representative 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time underneath the tent on the wooden dock that is on the water-side of the large red Mt Robert's Tramway building (building that houses the gondola that goes up the mountain) at the main Cruise Ship Terminal. The address is 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801. Your Alaska Tales Tour Representative will be holding a sign that will read, "Alaska Tales". If you have any trouble finding this person, please call 907-419-3098.
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  • Magnificent views and wildlife sightings from the water
  • Spot humpback whales in their natural environment
  • Live on-board commentary from a naturalist guide
  • Seasonal tour available from May to September only
Important Information
Departure Point
Mount Roberts Tramway, 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 100% Guarantee to see Whales
  • Roundtrip Transportation from Cruise Terminal
  • Complimentary Snack and Bottled Water
  • A Great Time!
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Collapsable Wheelchairs Only
  • No Motorized Scooters
  • No Motorized Wheelchairs
  • 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 38 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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DiverseFoodie wrote a review May 2020
Welland, Canada26 contributions5 helpful votes
WE spent several hours with the crew and spotted several lazy whales, but near the end we came across a mother and her calf and the results were incredible!!! I caught a single breach by the mother and then another one from the Mother followed by the calf and it was just
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Date of experience: September 2019
irenem k wrote a review Jan 2020
Los Angeles, California19 contributions6 helpful votes
Thanks to the captain (Rich) and crew (Danielle & Hannah), we had excellent humpback viewings. The boat was very comfortable for viewing the whales from either outside or inside. Plus, we got snacks!
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Date of experience: September 2019
Darian H wrote a review Dec 2019
Alexandria, Louisiana9 contributions4 helpful votes
We included this excursion in our day in Juneau. The crew of Capt. Rich, Hannah, and Libby were very knowledgeable and we had 8-10 whale sightings. It is an up close and personal tour of these great sea creatures.
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Date of experience: July 2019
3 Helpful votes
brisesm wrote a review Nov 2019
12 contributions7 helpful votes
We really enjoyed this whale watching cruise. Captain Aaron and Sarah were the best! We managed to see humpback whales, orcas, and dolphins. And there was plenty of viewing space for everyone.
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Date of experience: May 2019
2 Helpful votes
Angie G wrote a review Nov 2019
17 contributions12 helpful votes
Private excursions with friends. I had used this tour operator two years prior and still was impressed. The boat was brand new! Lots of whales seen. My friends and I were very satisfied. There is a small bathroom if needed.
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About the operator

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Seeing Orcas in Juneau
This was an amazing experience with Juneau Whale Watch. Tour started by taking a bus ride from Juneau to the area
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Truly fantastic tour!
The tour to the Glacier and Whale watching was fantastic! It was so well organised, and timing was excellent. Loved
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Greatest views is a lifetime
Make the time and go to this beautiful and unforgettable place. The tour group leaders Lauren, Sarah and Hannah kne
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Great Experience
We got to see several whales and we even saw a mother and baby whale. Additionally, we saw a bald eagle on the buoy
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Beautiful and exhilarating!
First a hike to the Glacier and then a catamaran to whale watch. Life is good! Scenery was beautiful. Personnel kn
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Once in a lifetime
Saw a humpback do a complete breach right in front of us. Sarah, Aaron & Captain Rich were absolutely amazing answe
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Amazing experience, Great tour guides,
Myself and my wife did this tour on our honeymoon. The thing that stands out the most to me was the enthusiasm and
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Great People and Trip
We did the Mendenhall Glacier and Whale Watch tour. The Glacier was just a drop-off and pick up scenario but it wor
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Must see
I'm pretty sure I already did a review so this will be brief. Great staff, we did see whales. Nice new boat.. Cap
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the best place to enjoy nature especially for those who are interested in marine life. I highly recommend this trip
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Combo tour
We had a rushed trip to Medenhall, another half hour would make a difference. If you do the walk to the Nugget fall
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Cheryll M
Our crew was Libby, Danielle and Captain Sarah, an all female crew! We had a great day out with the crew and they
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We took Alaska Tales at the boat dock with no prior reservations . The guide/ bus driver and the whale watching cre
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Janet H
To start with there was not one at the pick up site but finally arrived. Then we were driven to a drop off point a
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Donna P
Amazing adventure and incredible employees!
Captain Rich, Katie, and Libby went above and beyond in making sure our excursion was amazing! After a booking sna
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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