Your driver/guide will entertain you with interesting stories and facts about Juneau on your way to Auke Bay where your experienced whale watching Captain and knowledgeable Naturalist will welcome you aboard our state of the art 48-passenger jet boat, custom designed for Juneau whale watching with large windows in the comfortable, heated interior and an outside viewing deck.
Provided binoculars may enhance your panoramic view of whales and other marine mammals like sea lions, seals and porpoises. Weather permitting, you may also catch a glimpse of the magnificent Mendenhall Glacier. Whale sightings are guaranteed!
|Late April – early October
Multiple departures daily
Times are approximate
Child rate applies to ages 12 & under. Taxes not included. Times are approximate. By arrangement to meet tour & cruise ship schedules. Operates in most weather conditions. Please see our Trip Interruption Protection & Terms & Conditions.
Notes: Suitable for all ages. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Children ages 13-17 must have a signed parental consent form if traveling without a parent or guardian.
We couldn’t have asked for a better day! A little rain but it only added to the excitement. We were able to see eagles, seals and lots of whales! We had a group of 7 feeding right next to us. The guides were great, full of knowledge and experience as was the captain who kept us out a bit longer since the whale watching was so spectacular. We signed up for this at the last minute because I never thought I would enjoy whale watching but it became one of the best experiences of our vacation. ~ Trip Advisor Review
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Join us on an exciting cruise exploring the waters around Juneau, surrounded by magnificent scenery, in search of humpback and orca whales. You’ll have the chance to see other marine mammals including Steller sea lions, harbor seals, Dall’s porpoises as well as bald eagles, bears, Sitka blacktail deer and a variety of seabirds.
Your whale watching adventure begins with a narrated transfer from the pier to Auke Bay. There your captain and onboard naturalist will welcome you aboard our state of the art 48-passenger jet boat custom designed for Juneau whale watching with large windows and an outside viewing deck. On clear days you’ll have a beautiful view of the Mendenhall Glacier as your sightseeing vessel departs the dock.
Juneau has a healthy humpback whale population with some 65 whales returning each season to feed in the nutrient-rich waters and your captain is well versed in locating them. In fact, whale sightings are guaranteed! If a whale is not spotted during your cruise we’ll refund you $100 ($50 for children). Your captain will let you know when whales are spotted, but it’s more likely you’ll first be alerted by the collective chorus of “Oohhs!” and “Awwhhs!” from your fellow adventurers as they witness a giant humpback suddenly breach. You may see other marine mammals including Steller sea lions, harbor seals, Dall’s porpoises as well as bald eagles, bears, Sitka blacktail deer and a variety of seabirds.
Binoculars are available for your use onboard. Venture out on the deck to enjoy a panoramic view of your surroundings or to snap a photo. Or, settle into your warm and comfortable interior surroundings to enjoy the scenery and wildlife sightings through the oversized windows.
Your vessel returns to the Auke Bay dock at the conclusion of your cruise where you will transfer back to the pier filled with lasting memories of your whale watching adventure and hopefully many pictures as well.