Water activity

Juneau: Whale Watching Adventure

4.8 / 5

13 reviews

Activity provider: Dolphin Jet Boat Tours

Juneau: Whale Watching Adventure

Activity provider: Dolphin Jet Boat Tours
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 115 per person

Enjoy a guided bus ride through Juneau, followed by two exciting hours exploring local waters for whale watching.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Spot humpbacks, killer whales, sea lions, porpoises and bald eagles
  • Take in panoramic views of the fjords, mountains and glaciers
  • Enjoy the comfort of a small, enclosed and climate-controlled boats
Full description

Depart from downtown Juneau on a bus driven by a local tour guide through a scenic route to Auke Bay, where you board a comfortable jet boat. Be led by a captain and naturalist on an unforgettable search for whales in Favorite Channel, Stephens Passage, Lynn Canal, or Saginaw Channel.

Binoculars are provided so you can see the humpbacks, killer whales, Dall’s porpoises, harbor seals, Steller sea lions, bald eagles, black bears, and towering mountains better. With the growing abundance of whales in the area and their comfort with small boats, you are bound to see many.

This tour includes transfers between downtown and Auke Bay and two hours on the water. Included in the price of the tour are onboard refreshments including bottled water, coffee, hot chocolate, and a small snack of locally caught Alaskan salmon spread on a fresh bagel.

  • Pick up and drop off at the downtown cruise ship area
  • Binoculars provided
  • Onboard snack with hot and cold beverages
  • All taxes and fees are included in the price
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

We will have representatives outside the Mt. Roberts Tramway building, directly below the cable lines. They will have a blue sign with yellow letters that says "WHALE WATCHING TOUR MEETS HERE". They will take care of you and make sure you get to the correct bus. Please do not go inside the Tramway building to inquire about this tour, or try to board any buses without first speaking to our representatives.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  You should plan for rain and dress accordingly
  •  This tour requires navigating a ramp that can be steep, depending on tides
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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Our whale watching adventure was a wonderful experience. The bus ride was informative and fun. The boat was covered which was good because it was raining. However, we were able to see some whales and they were feeding. We enjoyed the whales and also saw bald eagles and sea lions. The boat ride was a little rough and bumpy at times. I recommend this experience.

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June 19, 2022

Great drivers both ground transportation and sprain Jim on the jet boat vehicle/boat. Very informative about all experiences including the interesting prevention of noise to the sea life /whales due to jet versus underwater propelled boats. Great to see both large humpback whales and the Orca / “killer” whales and their sonar communication capabilities scientists are continuing to study. SO GLAD WE WENT!!

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May 18, 2022

Very good experience, we were able to see whales, the indescribable landscape. The length of the tour is ideal.

June 21, 2022

Product ID: 234852