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Juneau: Whale Watching Adventure

1. Juneau: Whale Watching Adventure

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.

Juneau: Whale Watching and Wildlife Cruise with Local Guide

2. Juneau: Whale Watching and Wildlife Cruise with Local Guide

Head out on a wildlife adventure in Juneau on a whale watching cruise. Glide over the ocean in search of these marvellous creatures, taking in the impressive surrounding coastal landscape as you sip on drinks and tuck into snacks onboard. Begin your adventure in downtown Juneau at the central cruise ship terminal. Enjoy a narrated and scenic drive to the small boat harbor, where you meet your captain and crew. Board your state-of-the-art whale watching boat, built specifically for this purpose. After a short safety briefing, embark on a search for whales and other wildlife off the coast of Alaska. As your boat navigates protected ocean waterways and channels, ride in comfort with multiple viewing decks and restrooms onboard. As you search for whales, learn about the area's flora and fauna from your local guide. Once whales are spotted, view the animals from a safe distance with plenty of photo opportunities. Marvel at their majestic beauty as they glide smoothly through the water, hopefully seeing a whale breach out of the ocean or slap its tale on the surface. Keep a lookout for other water wildlife along the way, including seals, sea lions, eagles, and more. Once you've soaked up this natural landscape, return back to the boat harbor where your driver will bring you back to downtown Juneau.

Juneau: City Highlights Tour

3. Juneau: City Highlights Tour

Begin the tour on a comfortable minibus for a scenic ride past the State Capitol Building, the Governor's House, and the Russian Orthodox Church. Make a stop at the Alaska State Museum where you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in Alaskan culture and gain an appreciation for its rich and diverse history. Continue to Douglas Island for gorgeous views and photos of the Juneau coastline and Gastineau Channel. From there you will make a stop at the Macaulay Hatchery, commonly referred to as "DIPAC" by the locals. Learn about the salmon industry, observe various marine life, and watch the salmon run up the ladder, depending on the time of the year. Conclude your tour with a stop at the 50-acre Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure in the Tongass National Forest. Walk through this award-winning botanical garden and admire the flower towers as your guide fills you in on this region's varied ecosystem. Your tour will end near "Deckhand Dave's", the latest go-to food option in Juneau. Receive a voucher for a free serving of the signature rock-fish tacos. This new venue only serves locally caught fish in a fantastic creative way.

Juneau: Whale Watching Cruise with Snacks and Beverages

4. Juneau: Whale Watching Cruise with Snacks and Beverages

Explore the Alaskan coast on this sightseeing cruise from Juneau. Admire glaciers and lighthouses as you search for a variety of local wildlife. Keep cozy with the heated cabin and bathroom. Relax with complementary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Board the ship at the meeting point in Juneau and venture off to explore the rugged Alaskan shoreline. Be on the lookout to see a variety of local sea life like humpback whales, killer whales, Dall porpoises, harbor porpoises, harbor seals and Steller sea lions. Listen as your naturalist guide provides a facinating look into the lives of the majestic creatures that you see. Observe the habitats of bald eagles and try to spot their nests. Search for seagulls, surf scoters, oyster catchers, and harlequin ducks. Capture pictures of the Point Retreat Lighthouse and Sentinel Lighthouse. Return to the starting point of your cruise at the end of your tour.

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What people are saying about Juneau

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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!!

Very knowledgeable guide and captain who knew where best to spot whales but more importantly our guide was so experienced we were soon ‘experts’ in whale behaviour.

Very hospitable guides and passionate about whales!