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8513 Mendenhall Loop Rd, Juneau, AK 99803
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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

We booked this tour through Alaska Shore Excursions for the afternoon after going on a helicopter tour/Glacier walk in the morning. We booked through Alaska Shore Excursions to help if there were any issues with timing or delays with one tour or the other since...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed September 9, 2018

The boat is reasonably comfortable, and the surrounding nature is impressive. We saw dozens of whales, different types (jubarte, killer). They never appeared to be in a hurry to finish the tour.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank acukiert
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Our cruise ship, the Amsterdam, stopped in Juneau, the capital of Alaska. We had opted for a shore excursion to see the Mendenhall Glacier and go for whale watching. Whales had always held a special attraction for me - ever since seeing pictures of them...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank baniroy
Reviewed August 12, 2018

We saw about 10-12 Hump whales moving in a deep fjord then stopped to feed using the bubble method, where a whale blows bubbles below a school of small fish to collect them in a ball then they all swim up to the surface with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank billsL3234EK
Reviewed August 3, 2018

We were lucky, it was a clear day and we couldn't stop seeing whales. They got close enough, probably just 30 feet, for great pictures. We spent quite a bit of time with them. We then went to see the sea lions on their little...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Glenn H
Reviewed July 25, 2018

We were not disappointed. We did the Evening Whale Watching Quest Tour departing at 5.30pm. The drive from Juneau to the dock was pleasant with sights to see and narration. We saw Hump backs and Orcas. You also get to see a wonderful glacier. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank eliza836
Reviewed June 19, 2018

we first saw an orcas and watch it for hale an hour or so it travelled along side at a steady pace beautiful , further on came across a humpback from a distance but still wonderful sight the oh my god a seal colony of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bill M
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

Booked a whale watching trip with Whale Tales by the dockside in Juneau. Cheaper than booking thru the cruise on that day, because it was a 'quiet' day. Leaves by bus from Mt Roberts Tramway right by the dock. 25 min journey so you see...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Pixiep92
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I did this excursion on our honeymoon and had a blast! The co captain was very knowledgeable and the captain got us as close as possible to the whales without scaring them off. Would do it again tomorrow!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Megan R
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

My kids came to visit and I took them on their first whale watching trip. My daughter loves whales and everything about them. During our voyage towards the North pass, an employee on the boat started talking to my daughter(my daughter is very shy). She...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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