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Experience three of Juneau's most popular attractions with this three-in-one excursion! This tour includes a narrated transfer to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor's Center, guaranteed whale sightings, and an Alaska style all-you-can-eat buffet to finish your day. Roundtrip transportation from the cruise ship terminal is also included.
Meet your guide on the pier of the cruise ship terminal, and hop on a bus to begin your narrated journey to the Mendenhall Glacier. Your guide will speak about Juneau and point out any wildlife you may catch a glimpse of on your way. Once at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor's Center, you will have plenty of time to indulge on a self-guided tour of the grounds. Explore one of the hiking trails, or listen to one of the US Forest Service Rangers speak about the ecology of the spectacular ice wall that is world renown.
After you've spent some time exploring the Mendenhall Glacier, take a drive out to Auke Bay to begin your whale watching expedition. Humpback whales spend their summer in Juneau feeding on thousands of krill a day. Your captain and naturalist will search for just the right spot to see humpback whales, orcas, and maybe even a sea lion or two!
Finish your day with a mouth-watering feast at the Juneau Salmon Bake! This Alaskan style backyard barbecue was made famous on the Food Network and has been grilling up perfection since 1978. Enjoy the views of the Tongass Rainforest as you feast on Alderwood-grilled wild salmon, cheechako chicken, Chilkoot baked beans, wild rice pilaf, a selection of side dishes, salads, and homemade blueberry cake for dessert. Beer and wine are available for purchase.
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Duration: 6.25 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal)
- Roundtrip transportation from the cruise ship terminal
- Narrated transfer to Mendenhall Glacier Visitor's Center
- Whale watching cruise with onboard naturalist
- All-you-can-eat salmon buffet
Duration: 6.25 hours. Tour times below are approximate and sequence may vary:
- 1 hour - self-guided tour at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor's Center
- 2 hours - whale watching cruise
- 1 hour - at the Juneau Salmon Bake
- 1 hour - roundtrip narrated transportation
- The sequence of the tour may vary
- This tour meets in front of the Mt. Robert's Tramway building. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.
ADA Accessibility of Tour:
- This tour is limited mobility and wheelchair accessible. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible motorized equipment will be required on tour. If the operator is unaware beforehand of necessary accommodations, they may not be able to accommodate guests day-of.
How large is the whale watching boat used for this tour?
The whale watching boat holds a maximum capacity of 48 passengers.
Are there restrooms on board the whale watching vessel?
Yes! There is a restroom onboard the whale watching vessel.
Do you offer any discounts or promotions?
We offer the local wholesale rates for all of our tours because we feel that everyone should get the same lowest price possible regardless of how many excursions you book. No tricks, no gimmicks, no hidden fees.
Do you offer tours for large groups?
Definitely, arrangements of tours for groups or large families are possible. Please contact us with your group requirements.
Can multiple families book this tour and be together?
Yes! Multiple families may join the same tour as long as adequate space is available and the maximum is not exceeded.
What happens if my ship is delayed getting into port?
If your ship is late, please call your tour operator so that your tour time can be adjusted. If an alternate tour time is not compatible with your schedule, your ticket will be fully refunded with no fees or penalty.
What if my tour is cancelled due to bad weather?
This tour operates rain or shine. However, all tours that cancel because of weather will be fully refunded with no fees or penalties.
Where do I meet the tour operator to be picked up for my excursion?
All tours pick-up either at your cruise ship or within a short walking distance of your cruise ship unless otherwise noted. When you purchase your excursion, your ticket will be sent to you via email with detailed meeting instructions and emergency contact information. If you have any questions relating to a specific excursion, please contact the tour operator listed on your ticket.
How close is the pick-up location to the cruise ship?
This tour meets at the Mt Robert's Tramway building, which is located at the main cruise ship terminal. All pertinent directions and details will be listed on your ticket.
What happens if the excursion runs late and I miss my ship?
We guarantee that your tour will return on time. If you were to miss your cruise ship because the tour did not return on time, we will comp your hotel, food, and flight costs associated with meeting your cruise ship the next day. We have never had a passenger miss their ship.
Does the tour include transportation?
Yes. All tours pick up from the main cruise ship terminal and include round-trip transportation.
What if I am unable to print my ticket before I arrive in port?
All reservations are saved under the name you purchased your excursions and are kept on file with your tour operator. Having your tickets in-hand is the optimal choice to avoid confusion because the directions and meeting instructions are included. Please contact us if you are unable to print the tickets.
Jun 2022 - Michael R.
Phenomenal tour. Booking online was simple and directions for tour straight-forward. Land and water transportation staff were amazing. Professional and charismatic. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Jun 2022 - Denise S.
Captain and first mate went above and beyond to ensure a five star rated excursion.
Sep 2021 - Marcus M.
I mean WOW!!!!! This excursion has it all. The whale watching was an experience that will never be forgotten. From seeing humpback whales we saw orca's as well. A real treat!!!! Mendenhall Glacier was breathtaking to say the least. I could have stayed there staring at it all day.. and the salmon bake was just so much fun. The little camp you go to for the bake was really neat with a real Alaskan feel. If you want a taste of Alaska this excursion has a little bit of it all!!!!
Aug 2021 - Laurie O.
This excursion included everything we wanted to see while in Juneau. I can't say enough about the bus driver and whale watching tour guides. Everyone was knowledgeable and friendly.