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Juneau: Humpback Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier

Juneau: Humpback Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier

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Grasp the enthralling opportunity to witness two jewels in Juneau: the graceful elegance of humpback whales and the serene beauty of the Mendenhall Glacier. Benefit from a custom-made boat with a warm heated cabin and an onboard naturalist guide.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Admire the beauty of the Mendenhall Glacier
  • Discover majestic Humpback Whales in their natural habitat
  • Learn about the city of Juneau and the waterways of Alaska
Full description
Seamlessly combine two of Juneau's favorite activities on this whale watching and Mendenhall Glacier tour. Marvel at majestic humpback whales in the company of a naturalist guide, and select from a range of trails to discover Mendenhall Glacier, the world's only drive-up glacier. Upon check-in, you will either be escorted to one of the shuttles for a narrated 25-minute drive to the glacier, or to the boat harbor for whale watching. On the glacier section of the tour, you can choose to hike to Nugget Falls (1.5 hours round trip), take the Photo Point Trail (40 minutes round trip), look for wildlife along the Steep Creek trail, or stroll up the easy walk to the Visitor Center. Take your time at the glacier with flexible shuttles back to town every 30 minutes. During your time on the water whale watching, your naturalist guide will explain the feeding habits of these magnificent creatures and identify the many other kinds of wildlife that share these waters. Enjoy an enhanced experience on a custom-built boat with a warm heated cabin with large viewing windows, and two decks to hurry to when the captain slows after spotting the whales. There is a bathroom onboard and snacks are also provided.
  • Entrance fee to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
  • Snacks on the whale watching vessel
  • Naturalist guide on the whale watching vessel
  • Roundtrip transportation from the Mount Roberts Tramway
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide at Mendenhall Glacier
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Check in is under the cables of the Mount Roberts Tramway. Representatives will be wearing bright blue hats and holding signs with the local partner's name on them. Please arrive at the check-in location 5 minutes before the check-in time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • This tour operates rain or shine
  • Weather is unpredictable in Alaska and dressing in layers is recommended
  • At the whale watching dock, the distance from where the bus drops you off to the dock is about 200 yards (around 180 meters) down a wooden ramp that can be steep, depending on the tide
  • Flexible timing at the glacier is offered as the glacier shuttles run back to town every 30 minutes
  • In the afternoon, the tour order may be reversed
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May 15, 2022

Product ID: 324953