Whale Watching & Salmon Bake
Breathtaking whale sightings capped off with an all-you-can-eat Alaskan banquet!
Tour includes whale watching cruise with onboard naturalist, wild Alaskan salmon and all-you-can-eat buffet at the Gold Creek Salmon Bake, transfers to and from the pier.
Narrated transfer 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. Whale sightings are guaranteed!
Following your cruise, head to the Gold Creek Salmon Bake, featured on Bravo Television’s Top Chef, this sumptuous all you can eat feast features our signature alderwood-grilled WILD Alaska salmon, Cheechako chicken, Chilkoot baked beans, Tongass wild-rice pilaf, hot chowder, a selection of sides, salads, beverages and homemade blueberry cake for dessert. Beer and wine are available for purchase.
|Late April – early October
Multiple departures daily
1.75 hours on the water
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: For those who might be on a tighter schedule, please ask us for the abbreviated version. 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.
Excellent tour! The whales were “bubble net” feeding, and we even saw a whale breach. They were everywhere. We saw two pods with 7 to 8 whales in each and more. While we were on a whale watching tour, the captain took us by an incredible bouy, where sea lions were lounging in the sun. I would definitely recommend this tour. The tour guide was knowledgeable, personable, and fun. The Captain was also interactive and very skilled at finding whales and sea life. The scenery was magnificent! Breath taking! ~ TripAdvisor Review
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Travel in comfort aboard our state-of-the-art 48-passenger jet boat, and set off exploring the waters around Juneau, surrounded by magnificent scenery, in search of humpback and orca whales that are actively feeding in the southeast Alaskan waters. You will savor wild Alaska salmon amidst amazing scenery at the Gold Creek Salmon Bake. This tour combines a thrilling whale-watching cruise with a relaxing Alaska Salmon Bake for the best of picturesque Juneau!
Auke Bay, with its pristine marine habitat and dazzling mountain and glacier views, is the ideal place to commence your wildlife cruise. Join your captain and naturalist aboard our jet boat, custom built for whale watching in Juneau waters. Remember to keep your camera handy as you slip your mooring and the famous Mendenhall Glacier comes into view (on clear days).
Juneau has a healthy humpback whale population with some 65 whales returning each season to feed in the nutrient-rich waters. Your captain will let you know when whales are spotted, so get ready to join in the collective chorus of “Oohs!” and “Aahs!” These waters are so rich, whale sightings are guaranteed! In fact, if a whale is not spotted you’ll receive a $100 refund ($50 for children).
Binoculars are available for your use onboard. Venture out on the deck to enjoy a panoramic view of your surroundings and snap a photo or, stay inside the warm and comfortable interior to enjoy the scenery and wildlife sightings through the oversized windows.
Immediately following your cruise, head to the Gold Creek Salmon Bake, featured on Bravo Television’s Top Chef, an event that’s been grilled to perfection for 38 years. Savor the aroma of wild Alaska salmon, grilling over a fragrant alder wood fire—this sumptuous all you can eat feast features our signature alderwood-grilled WILD Alaska salmon, Cheechako chicken, Chilkoot baked beans, Tongass wild-rice pilaf, hot chowder, a selection of sides, salads, beverages and homemade blueberry cake for dessert. Beer and wine are available for purchase.
Relax listening to live folk music in a truly unique, lush rainforest environment under heated, translucent domes. Take a short stroll along a natural salmon-spawning creek to the entrance of the Wagner Mine at beautiful Salmon Creek Falls where you can pan for gold, see mining relics, and look for salmon during spawning season. Have fun roasting marshmallows over a campfire and taking photos at our interactive, gold rush mural. The food, entertainment, activities, and ambiance make Gold Creek Salmon Bake an Alaskan experience that is much more than a meal. Take your time! With frequent courtesy bus service, you can return at your leisure.