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“Captain Larry, Kelly, Josh, and other staff are the BEST”
Review of Orca Enterprises

Orca Enterprises
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Orca Enterprises is now a part of Dolphin Jet Boat Tours! As the longest-running whale-watching operator in Juneau, we provide whale-focused cruises on comfortable, climate-controlled jet boats with guaranteed sightings.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Dallas, Texas
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Captain Larry, Kelly, Josh, and other staff are the BEST”
Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

This was our second whale watching trip with Orca Enterprises. Our first trip a few years ago was amazing, but this trip was out of this world! Their boats are large, groups are small, and staff could not be any better. Within minutes we were watching groups of whales feeding, diving, and approaching the boat. It seemed like the experience could never end. I can't wait to see my photos on a larger screen.

Don't bother booking with the cruise lines. Orca's prices are better and overall experience is second to none!

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English first
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148 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Very Educational and Well Run”
Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was our first excursion in Alaska and we enjoyed it very much. The crew is very attentive and gives a lot of important and interesting information about whales. I felt they really are committed to respecting the environment and teaching the passengers about the importance of the kings of thhe sea.

The boat accomodated around 40 people and was comfortable. A lovely snack of crackers , smoked salmon and cheese , as well as hot chocolate was served.

We saw three humpbacks and some gorgeous eagles and sea lions. The scenery overall is stunning. It was an excellent tour .

Visited June 2014
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los angeles
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139 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“The Best!”
Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

The reviews in Trip Advisor did not exaggerate. Captain Larry found a group of 13 whales feeding! Our boat was smaller, first to arrive and got closer than the larger cruise booked boats. The staff was very helpful and informative. Will never forget the experience.

Visited July 2014
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Weirton, West Virginia
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great whale tour with Captain Larry and crew”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

We did the Orca Enterprises whale tour the morning of July 1 2014. It was fantastic. Captain Larry was a great host and his crew was very informative in describing whale behavior. We were viewing bubble feeding and the crew could call almost exactly when the whales were about to surface to get your cameras ready. What a great day.

Visited July 2014
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Rocky Point, NC, USA
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34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best Day EVER”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were on a Disney cruise and wanted to go on a whale watching excursion. Our AAA advisor told us about Captain Larry and Orca. This is the best money we ever spent. This is not booked thru Disney, but directly thru Orca. We were taken by bus to the bay. The driver was told us a lot about Juneau. The boat was really nice. Nice seats, plenty of room, windows that opened to take pictures, porch on the back to take pics, porch on top to take pics from when stopped. Capt. took us thru Glacier bay, where we saw eagles, Stellar sea lions, seals, and humpback whales. AMAZING. The crew were as excited as if the whale sighting was their first. When we got back, we got back on the bus and went to Mendenhall Glacier. This was so beautiful. We got to walk on the beach, take pics of the glacier, my daughter picked up a piece of iceberg. We went to the observation building and while there saw a mama bear and two cubs come out of the wooded area. The mama grazed, seemingly not afraid of the people. The park staff was great keeping tourists and bears safe from each other. Just the most perfect day ever.

Visited June 2014
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