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Rum Runner Charters
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Avoid the crowds, Rum Runner Charters specializes in affordable, private, premiere family and small group charters for both Whale Watching and Sport Fishing in some of the most beautiful wilderness and wildlife areas in South East Alaska. Cruise ship passengers and independent groups are welcome. Transportation is provided from your cruise ship or hotel. Local owned and operated for 25 years and going.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

Had the time of our lives! We took the 8 hour Fishing/Photo Safari... In the first 15 minutes we were up close to several Bald Eagles and 4 Orcas! The Orcas were surfacing constantly and also spyhopping! We got to watch them at least 20 minutes. We also saw Humpbacks while fishing. And speaking of fishing.... It was a little different then we were used to as the Captain set the lines in the water instead of us casting them out. But there was a reason for that. Deep waters and fishing for Salmon. His method worked! We kept getting hits on our lines. 7 Silver Salmon (Cohos)!!!! About 50 pounds of Salmon for processing! The Captain and his Deckhand were just great. We are ready to go back! Pick Rum Runner! You will be well-gratified.

Visited September 2012
Thank Christy K
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New Jersey
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36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great for the family and worth every penny!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

Booked with Capt. Chris on line for our Juneau stop on Radiance of the Seas cruise. It was just the 4 of us in the afternoon. Pick up and drop off at our ship was smooth. We spent 4 hours on the water and saw plenty of humpbacks. A relaxing time away from the crowds on cruise-sponsored excursions. DO IT!

Visited August 2012
Thank DoctorGNewJersey
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

We had a great time on our 2.5 hour whale watch. We had 6 of our family on board with Chris, Josh and Moon. It was nice having the boat to ourselves with no crowding around the rails like on the larger boats we saw. Watching the whales from the top of the boat was great and we enjoyed the snacks and drinks down below. It was a great value considering how much less crowded than the cruise ship tour it was and for less money!

Visited August 2012
1 Thank cusack1020
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Calimesa, California
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Juneau Whale Watch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

We, my wife and I and four granddaughters chartered a whale watching tour with Captain Chris @ Rum Runner charters, which turned out to be the highlight of our Alaska inside passage cruise. Not only did we get up close to three Orcas, we also got a close view of a group of Humpbacks bubble feeding. Our only regret was that we didn't opt for a longer trip, as we enjoyed it so much along with deckhand Josh and the whale spotting lab Moon, and received expert knowledge about the whales. Thanks again for a great experience.

Visited August 2012
Thank Bill L
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Barstow, California, United States
1 review
“Great Whale Watching Trip on Board the Rum Runner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

My wife and I had the best time on our voyage with Captain Chris and Admiral Moon the Dog. We saw so many humpback whales I quit taking pictures. One of the highlights of our trip was when a Humpback surfaced right next to the port side of the boat. It was spectacular!!!
Josh, the mate, was a wealth of knowledge and added extra value to the trip. Given the opportunity, I wouldn't hesitate to book another whale watching cruise with Chris. Really all I can say is many many thanks Chris for helping to make our vacation even more memorable.

Visited August 2012
Thank James M
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