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  • psalm119
    Dallas, TX100 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My two sisters and I were looking for something fun to do in Juneau that was accessible since 2 of us use walkers. The weather was foggy and raining but Dave was an excellent tour guide! He got us out of the tourist trap and showed us the beauty of Alaska. We found dear, eagles, squirrels, waterfalls, parks and nature and history we could never have imagined in town. Sadly no glaciers or whales but the others from our cruise missed out too thanks to Mother Nature but we were warm and enjoyed the experience! Dave was amazing and this is great if you have any trouble with walking.
    Scooters and wheelchairs don’t work but walkers do fine! Thanks Dave!
    Written September 8, 2023
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  • Sandy
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    They warned us we might get peed on while holding a puppy and to not drop it if that happens. Nobody got peed on. Plus it was a nice, a little bumpy, drive to a peaceful setting. You cannot believe how fast the dogs can run while pulling that heavy cart full of eight people.
    Written September 8, 2023
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  • Dave
    Queen Creek, AZ3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great people who hosted! However, whale boat was crowded! Not enough time at Mendenhall Glacier! Salmon bake was outside, but covered! Food was great!

    Need to have time at glacier be minimum of 90 minutes! If watch visitor center film (15 minutes) no time to hike to falls!
    Written August 11, 2023
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  • beachbumnorwood
    massachusetts7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went on a whale watch aboard the North Star. Since the NCL Encore did not dock in Juneau until 2:30, our tour was later in the afternoon. It Was raining but it was amazing! The captain and the girl who did the narrating were both wonderful! We saw so many hump back whales! we saw them Breaching, waving a fin and yes...their whale Tale. So informative and just so memorable. even tho the weather wasn't the best we could open the windows once the whales were spotted to enjoy the view. Do not miss the opportunity to see the whales in the beautiful Auke Bay in Alaska! thank you thank you for such a wonderful day!
    Written October 3, 2023
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  • rkcribbs
    Clackamas, OR70 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a true Alaskan adventure, from the zany bus driver/gold panning instructor, to the authentic gold panning experience along an overflowing Gold Creek, to the highly organized and delicious salmon bake, complete with an amazing selection of side dishes, desserts, even marshmallows for roasting! The highlight for me was a short walk from the salmon bake to the foot of a waterfall with hundreds of salmon attempting to jump the falls to reach their birthplace and spawning grounds.
    Written August 23, 2023
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  • RCKCHKU
    Scottsdale, AZ101 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you’re looking for a good but short experience, this is a good one. Most of the two hours or so were consumed with taking a small bus up the hill and back. But that’s OK. Really didn’t know what to expect with the gold panning. Our driver and guide Garrett did a great job of everything. He spends time with every guest showing them how to do it after he gives his overall demonstration. I got a few flakes of gold and my six year old granddaughter did too. I would say your chances of getting something are probably pretty good. Take some bug spray. It was a sunny day and the flies were out in mass. Other than that, I would highly recommend this tour.
    Written July 28, 2023
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  • BRR
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic fantastic, feel the Glacier under your feet.
    Booking independently is good.
    Not cheap but once only is great.
    Informative information and the lookout is worth it.
    Written September 22, 2023
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  • Jess D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an incredible experience. Anne Marie picked us up from the cruise port. The van was clean and spacious. She was very knowledgeable and great with our kids (ages 4, 6, 9). We first went on our whale watching tour with Shannon and Jen. I cannot say enough about this part of the trip. Obviously, the whale watching was a highlight, but Shannon and Jen made the entire trip one we will never forget. Shannon was extremely knowledgeable (she recognized the name of the whale we saw within a few seconds of seeing the fins) and was incredible with our kids (including having activity books and kid-friendly snacks/drinks - as well as adult-friendly snacks/drinks). Jen was the boat captain and whale spotter, but she still made time to let my 4 year old daughter sit by her and talk with her for a good chunk of time. After whale watching, Anne Marie picked us back up and took us to the Mendenhall Glacier and then to a salmon hatchery. All in all, this tour was worth it and would 100% recommend to others.
    Written July 20, 2023
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  • mjswansona
    Greenville, SC726 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I will start this review by stating that I am a very experienced kayaker. If you view this trip from a kayaking standpoint you will be sorely disappointed. If you want to see seals, bald eagles a beautiful view of mendenhal glacier and experience a great opportunity to paddle in glacial waters with great photo opportunities then you will enjoy the trip.

    The staff were very helpful and the bus driver was particularly entertaining and provided a great overview of the area.

    My biggest disappointment was that they put all of us in one group including those who had no paddling experience at all.
    Written July 22, 2018
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  • johnm0322
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    During my weeklong vacation in Juneau, I booked a total of 8 excursions. There was certainly some tough competition, but I think this was likely my favorite for the following reasons:

    - Ideal group size - with a limit of 6 travelers, this trip is a great way to get away from the crowds. For the record, there were a total of 3 travelers on my outing, which meant a good amount of personalized interaction and one-on-one face time with the guides and staff, as opposed to a more typical tour where you need to compete for attention and are treated more as an interchangeable tourist.

    - Degree of physical exertion - most tours require very little physical exertion, which sort of dilutes the 'sense of accomplishment' factor. My favorite part of the tour was the packrafting portion - it felt great to know that I had to put in some minimal amount of effort to get to the destination as opposed to being shuttled there without having to lift a hand.

    - Novelty factor - I had never used crampons or a packraft before (though I have kayaked previously), so it was great to experience these for the first time.

    - Walking on top of a glacier - always a magical experience.

    Finally, I wanted to add a few shout outs for whoever at Above and Beyond Alaska ends up reading this:

    Dan, the guide who took us out on packrafting and the glacier walk, was amazing and great to interact with. I was really impressed to learn about all of the prep work that he does to get everything set up for the tours, with one example being clearing off and marking the path we walked on to get to the packrafts, and I'm sure this applies to the other guides who do this tour as well. He also came across as a very experienced and knowledgeable guide who really knows his stuff.

    I interacted with Claire from the office several times that day. Through all these interactions, she was really personable, friendly, open and a joy to converse with. I felt really welcome at the ABAK office relative to other tour company offices that I've visited pre- and post-excursion.

    I feel bad about not remembering the name of the woman who picked us up and did the drop off (I did remember that she was from Minneapolis), but she was really friendly, sociable, and great to chat with as well.

    If I find myself in Juneau again in the near future, I'd definitely look into doing another tour with ABAK.
    Written July 30, 2023
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  • Grumbly
    Tampa55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unsure what to write as it is possible our adventure simply had the luck of the Irish, as it was amazing.

    Above and Beyond Alaska is an excellent, organized, high-quality company with skilled guides. Extremely responsive and friendly to my many questions. Had done two tours with them this trip, the other a bear excursion to Admiralty Island (which was fine, though not nearly as memorable).

    This specific tour (5 guests) was guided by Kris, a personable and knowledgeable gal. Bused to a boat, there is then a fairly lengthy trip to where booted off. The ride offered gorgeous views, manned by a cordial captain. Saw plenty of humpback whales, and a couple of sea lions.

    The whales did not breach. Also, boats not allowed to get within 100 yards, though the whales could come closer (I tried to entice one with peanut butter). Doubt any got within 300 yards. I believe Kris mentioned guests get closer to whales while in the boat as opposed to kayaking, which was a bit of a bummer.

    Then we were dropped off for kayaking. Good thing Kris knew where we were as pretty secluded. (Swear I saw Bigfoot.)

    We get in two person kayaks (suited and layered). Not for the feint of heart as when away from land the currents/wakes had some size.

    As we are trolling along we see whales in the distance. Far, but still cool.

    Then...dun Dun DUN!!!

    Our kayaks a good distance from lan, at one point we were seeing a lot of whales, and they were coming closer and closer. Kris (fear in her voice???) ordered us to bunch our kayaks for safety and stability, a humpback headed our way, apparently in search of peanut butter. It easily got within 60’ .(Got one of those memorable trip videos, the whale fluking after it passed.

    After a fair amount of time gathering ourselves, Kris said to head in.

    Then...DUN DUN DUN...

    Two massive whales appeared right in front of us, easily within 10-20’, from my view appearing to almost knock one kayak over.

    Unknown how much Kris tipped the whales for this performance, but it was well worth it.

    After this adrenaline rush, we paddled a looooong distance to land.

    I don’t want to attempt to convey all will have this experience, as I sense this was very unique.

    For our tiny lil group, what a memory.

    If book this trip, I suggest bring some peanut butter as b
    Written September 19, 2021
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