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Juneau Wildlife Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier provided by Alaska Tales

Juneau Wildlife Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier

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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.
  • Round-trip port transfers are included
  • 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
Important Information
4h 30m
  • 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
  • A Great Time!
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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
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveler rating
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brewing8 wrote a review Oct 2020
Redmond, Washington10 contributions1 helpful vote
We enjoyed the entire experience from the bus tour through Juneau to Mendenhall Glacier and afterward to whale watching with Captain Rich, Matt and Kenny. We went in September 2019 and the weather cooperated giving us a sunny day and beautiful snow capped mountains to enjoy.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Keith L wrote a review Jul 2020
Springboro, Ohio4 contributions
This was an amazing experience with Juneau Whale Watch. Tour started by taking a bus ride from Juneau to the area around Mendenhall Glacier, which included a hike to Nugget Falls. The second part of the tour took us on a boat tour of Auke Bay. The scenery was amazing and the
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Kirsten M wrote a review Jun 2020
Newcastle, Australia395 contributions80 helpful votes
The tour to the Glacier and Whale watching was fantastic! It was so well organised, and timing was excellent. Loved the time at the glacier, plenty of time for short walks and photographs. Did not feel rushed at all. The whale watching was amazing, we had a perfect day out on
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Date of experience: July 2019
Bryan S wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
Make the time and go to this beautiful and unforgettable place. The tour group leaders Lauren, Sarah and Hannah knew so much of the history of the area, answering all of our questions. I realized how special Alaska was.
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Date of experience: September 2019
Navigator35114263113 wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions
First a hike to the Glacier and then a catamaran to whale watch. Life is good! Scenery was beautiful. Personnel knowledgeable and helpful.
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Date of experience: September 2019
About the operator

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By: Alaska Tales
Fabulous Whale Watching tour
WE spent several hours with the crew and spotted several lazy whales, but near the end we came across a mother and
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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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irenem k
Great day on the water
Thanks to the captain (Rich) and crew (Danielle & Hannah), we had excellent humpback viewings. The boat was very co
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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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Darian H
Excellent Cruise Excursion
We included this excursion in our day in Juneau. The crew of Capt. Rich, Hannah, and Libby were very knowledgeable
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Fantastic whale viewing
We really enjoyed this whale watching cruise. Captain Aaron and Sarah were the best! We managed to see humpback wha
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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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Private excursions with friends. I had used this tour operator two years prior and still was impressed. The boat w
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Jack C
Accessible whale watchong
Whale watching in a scooter? - well not quite - but this whale watching tour was fantastic and very accessible. We
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Whale watching Excursion
Very knowledgeable crew had a great time seeing orcas and humpback whales and seals. Enjoyed it very much the views
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Wow !!
The whale watching tour was one of the best part about our trip to Juneau. We were able to see the whales at a very
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Memorable whale watching trip
Really fun tour. Lauren, Libby, and Matt were great. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Saw whales with a rainbow bac
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whale watching
Captain Sarah, Matt and Kenny were great! We saw several humpbacks, and we went in mid-September. Just pack rain ge
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Prakash M
Great crew! We had an absolutely wonderful experience watching whales.
My group and I were taken to the harbour where we boarded this fishing boat and sailed out for about 20 minutes. On
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Whale Watching
This trip is amazing. The crew were very knowledgeable. Highly recommend. Lots of whales, Sea Lions and Eagles.
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Key Details
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  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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