- Round-trip transportation from your Juneau cruise ship terminal!
- English-speaking certified guide!
- Experience whale watching in your private group in Juneau!
- Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages while sailing!
- Keep your eyes peeled for potential Alaskan wildlife sightings!
- Escape the cruise ship shore excursion crowds and enjoy the unique sights of Juneau and Alaska!
You and your chosen guests will be transferred from the Juneau cruise ship terminal on a scenic drive through the Mendenhall Valley to Auke Bay, approximately 30 minutes away. Unlike whale watching in the open ocean, the waters of Alaska are more restricted, which brings the whales closer together. Upon arrival, you will meet your private whale-watching shore excursion captain and staff who will welcome you aboard and give you a quick safety orientation before you begin your approximately 2-hour cruise.
There is a fleet of six whale-watching boats, some of which hold up to 18 guests (maximum). Boarding the boat that fits your size group, you will set out into Auke Bay, a protected waterway that is a summer feeding ground for humpback whales as well as other marine life. You will have the opportunity to view magnificent marine mammals in a scenic setting with a professional shore excursion crew, on board a custom-built, state-of-the-art aluminum chambered boat. The cabin cruiser offers a soft, enjoyable ride, and is one of the safest boats in the industry. The cabin includes heating and a basic bathroom.
Take in the spectacular atmosphere of whales surfacing, with interpretation from our local naturalist who will tell you more about this magnificent area and its marine and wildlife. Enjoy Alaskan snacks and premium non-alcoholic beverages while you are cruising. The attention from the crew and the smaller group size will make your experience even more memorable.
In addition to viewing whales, we always find a variety of other animals that can include seals, sea lions, bald eagles, porpoises, deer, and even an occasional bear or moose along the shore. Our experienced captains know these waters well and have had a 100% viewing success rate over the past six years. Make the most of your short time in Juneau, on this personalized whale-watching excursion experience in Juneau Alaska that you deserve.
Returning to the Juneau cruise ship dock, your transportation will be waiting to take you back to Juneau, approximately 30 minutes drive.