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Juneau Wildlife Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier provided by Alaska Tales

Juneau Wildlife Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier

Juneau Wildlife Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier
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Tour snapshot
Round-trip port transfers are included
Duration:
4h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
49
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Enjoy the best of Juneau's nature and wildlife on this unforgettable half-day tour. Be amazed by the 13-mile (21-kilometer) Mendenhall Glacier, and take to the water on a whale-watching cruise. As well as humpback whales, there's a good chance of spotting bald eagles, blue heron, and other animal and bird life. This is a must-do activity for travelers who appreciate the grandeur of nature.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Don't forget your camera, as there will be plenty of great photo opps
  • Sail aboard a comfortable, well-heated boat with large windows
  • A convenient excursion for travelers short on time in Juneau
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Don't forget your camera, as there will be plenty of great photo opps
  • Sail aboard a comfortable, well-heated boat with large windows
  • A convenient excursion for travelers short on time in Juneau
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 74349P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • 100% Guarantee to see Whales
  • Roundtrip Transportation from Cruise Terminal
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Live commentary on board
  • Driver/guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Entry/Admission - Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
  • Entry/Admission - Mendenhall Glacier
Exclusions
  • None
Duration
4h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Tour check-in is centrally located at the main cruise ship terminal in downtown Juneau. Address: Under the tent on the wooden pier on the water-side of the Mt. Robert's Tramway Building:  Behind: 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801 Directions: Please 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 at the main Cruise Ship Terminal (the tramway building houses the gondola that goes up the mountain). 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. IMPORTANT: If you are on a cruise ship that is docking at the AJ dock a shuttle is available to the Mt. Roberts Tramway building where the tour departs from. Cost is generally $3.00 for an all day pass, which is offered by your cruise line HOTEL GUESTS: If you are an overnight guest staying outside of downtown Juneau and/or have your own transportation, you may prefer to meet us at the harbor in Auke Bay instead of the downtown meeting location. If you prefer to meet directly at the harbor, please email us as there are different meeting times and instructions.
  • Ports:
  • Juneau Cruise Ship Terminal Area, 470 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
Additional information
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
Inclusions
  • 100% Guarantee to see Whales
  • Roundtrip Transportation from Cruise Terminal
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Live commentary on board
  • Driver/guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Entry/Admission - Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
  • Entry/Admission - Mendenhall Glacier
Exclusions
  • None
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Tour check-in is centrally located at the main cruise ship terminal in downtown Juneau. Address: Under the tent on the wooden pier on the water-side of the Mt. Robert's Tramway Building:  Behind: 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801 Directions: Please 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 at the main Cruise Ship Terminal (the tramway building houses the gondola that goes up the mountain). 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. IMPORTANT: If you are on a cruise ship that is docking at the AJ dock a shuttle is available to the Mt. Roberts Tramway building where the tour departs from. Cost is generally $3.00 for an all day pass, which is offered by your cruise line HOTEL GUESTS: If you are an overnight guest staying outside of downtown Juneau and/or have your own transportation, you may prefer to meet us at the harbor in Auke Bay instead of the downtown meeting location. If you prefer to meet directly at the harbor, please email us as there are different meeting times and instructions.
  • Ports:
  • Juneau Cruise Ship Terminal Area, 470 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
Duration
4h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Alaska Tales
    See details
  • 2
    Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Mendenhall Glacier
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
1,943 reviews
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scottielvrbc
4 contributions
We saw many humpbacks on this whale watching excursion. The staff were very informative about the area and the whales. The staff were so nice. They put a lot of effort into trying to find the infamous Orcas. I would definitely do this excursion again if I was ever in Alaska again.
Written August 18, 2022
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Luna M
1 contribution
Family
We got to see two whales breach it was super cool definitely recommended for your kiddos and friends. You should probably bring a jacket to keep yourself warm since it gets a lil chilly.
Written August 18, 2022
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Amber N
Whitchurch, UK24 contributions
Family
Such an amazing day. All the staff were fantastic and very knowledgable. The Glacier was breathtaking and the whales did not disappoint. Lots of sightings! A great experience just prepare for very wet weather. Highly recommend
Written August 18, 2022
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Gurshaan S
1 contribution
Family
It was an amazing tour, we were lucky and saw a couple pod of Orcas and lots of humpbacks! Recommend
Written August 18, 2022
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Maurice A
1 contribution
Family
Amazing experience got to see killer whales which was a rare sighting as well as large group of hump back whales. Olive was a great narrator, taught us so much and had great energy. They have bathroom on board and provide snacks and drinks !

10/10 experience
Written August 18, 2022
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CynicalRomantic
United Kingdom7 contributions
Family
Amazing tour! Brandon, Steph and Kristen did an amazing job of explaining the local wildlife and we saw Orcas and Humpback Whales! One of the humpback whales even jumped out of the water. They are clearly very knowledgeable about the area which was invaluable. The group is also small enough to give you a really great view and isn’t too crowded on the boat. The team is also very organized and the trip went seamlessly. Would definitely recommend this tour if you’re visiting Juneau.
Written August 18, 2022
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Crista C
1 contribution
Family
Amazing experience, saw a variety of orcas and humpback whales. The crew, Brandon, Steph and Kristin were all very nice and friendly and helped us look for whales and took us to a hotspot where we saw at least 6-7 whales at once. Would definitely go again and would highly recommend.
Written August 18, 2022
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Lisa E
San Juan, Puerto Rico10 contributions
Exceeded Expectations! We first hiked the trails at Mendenhall Glacier. Some of the trails were flooded or blocked off but we were able to get a good walk in and gorgeous photos. The highlight of the trip was the whale watching let by Captain Mike, Crewman Greg and Naturalist Olive. These guys know their whales - by name! We saw at least nine whales and their calves plus a pod of Orcas who seemed to enjoy showing off for us. They setting was stunning and the whale watching was moving, beautiful and fun to watch.
Written August 18, 2022
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Adnan H
1 contribution
Family
It was a beautiful day and we saw Humpbacks and enjoyed Orcas in their habitat. Mike, the Captain kept us on course & Greg kept us entertained while he generousy shared his personal experience & wisdom on whales.
Written August 18, 2022
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Peter G
Palm Bay, FL46 contributions
Couples
Incredible excursion!! We saw orcas and whales - Capt mike did an amazing job of getting us close to where we needed to be and Greg was an excellent naturalist, knowledgeable about the whales and area. Would highly recommend this to anyone coming to Alaska on vacation.
Written August 18, 2022
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MJC1951
MJC1951
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Whale watching
This was a good tour. Captain James And crewman Will were very friendly and knowledgeable. We were able to see seve
ehbarsy
ehbarsy
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Beautiful day, lots of whales.
William and Captain James brought us to a bunch of humpbacks. As always, the scenery was incredible, but the number
Lmmccarry
Lmmccarry
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Wonderful trip, lots of whales!
Lots of whales and friendly, knowledgeable staff. William is great! Smooth ride from Captain James. We are happy l
AlyssaC820
AlyssaC820
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Amazing trip!
Great trip with Captain James and Will! Many whales and glacier views! Born and raised in Maine with many New Engl
philipaR6807BA
philipaR6807BA
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Spectacular whale sightings
Wonderful experience. Saw many whales, and saw several tail fluke exposures, pectoral fin slapping the water and tw
niknez2450
niknez2450
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Wonderful Experience
Wonderful experience! We were able to see lots of whales. Most exciting things was seeing one breach!
311gillianv
311gillianv
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Alaska Tales
What an AMAZING experience!! Olive was such a knowledgeable nature guide!! The team pointed out so many different w
graysonv726
graysonv726
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Glaciers and Whales
Seeing the glacier and 5 humpback whales/3-4 orcas so up close was breathtaking and absolutely worth the trip!
hdail70
hdail70
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Whale Watching
Saw the glacier. Awesome! Then got a real treat by seeing Killer Whales and then humpbacks. Very friendly crew and
Christina E
Christina E
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Yes! Yes! Yes!
Excellent experience with Capt. Greg and Mike +Olive! Excellent tour (and I've done a ton of whale watching around
Sujidon1
Sujidon1
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Beautiful sunny day, we saw orcas, dolphins & humpbacks! Great crew, Brandon, Steph & Kristina were informative & fun!
Whales were exciting! We one jump out the water and spun in mid air! We will definitely return. Was worth the trip
1marjana
1marjana
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Had fun!
On a lucky sunny day, we took a trip with Brandon and Kristen. They were knowledgeable, friendly and we got to see
801chrissyy
801chrissyy
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Whales!
What an amazing trip! Captain Mike, Olive, and Greg were wonderful hosts and very knowledgeable about the humpback
Eretria8
Eretria8
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Best whale watching in Juneau
Will and James were awesome! So professional and really knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife. We saw Orcas
NHAid
NHAid
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Excellent
Beautiful day,lot of whale watching , knowledgeable staff.grag olive very helpful.clean and comfortable boat.
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