We booked with Alaska wale watching company through Alaska Galore booking agents. We initially booked with them because of the buy one get one whale watching tour in the Alaska Toursaver Book. So, not only did we save a lot of money with the toursaver book, but we have no regrets booking through them. The day started out as a nightmare...never have I seen a cruise line so disorganized with their tendering process (boating passengers into port). We continued to keep in touch with the tour operator by phone, but the tendering process was just taking to long. The tour waited 20 extra minutes before finally having to depart. We were distraught when we got off the boat finally. That was, at least, until the tour operator told us that they had arranged a boat to go out just for all of the folks on Celebrity that had also missed their tour. They took us on a little tour through town and also made about a 25 minute stop at Mendenhall Glacier so we could take photos (this was not a part of the original tour even). The captain and our guide were totally down to earth and funny too. The whales did not disappoint either. We ended up seeing a handful of whales and also a few seals. The whales were competing for our attention (that is what I like to think) and we even had a whale that breached I believe it was five times closely in a row. We also had a few that were "waving" at us with their pectoral fins (whale hands). It was truly amazing. I would describe it as completely adrenalizing and truly calming at the same time; which if you have been whale watching before I am sure you may be able to relate. Thank you for saving the day in Juneau!
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