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Juneau Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier Tour

**This tour is not accepting new reservations for the 2023 season**

Please be advised that you must leave yourself at least 1 hour between your arrival to Juneau and tour start time if traveling by cruise ship and arriving after 10:30am. if your ship is arriving before 10:30am, you can choose a departure time that is 30 minutes after your arrival.

You are guaranteed to see whales on this amazing and scenic Juneau whale watching and Mendenhall Glacier tour.

Want to get out onto the open Alaskan waters? Our captains and naturalists will take you in search of humpback and killer whales, sea lions, porpoises and so much more! Your Juneau whale watching journey will take you through Favorite Channel, Stephens Passage, Lynn Canal, or Saginaw Channel, all popular spots for spotting some of Southeast Alaska's finest wildlife.

Take a guided bus ride from downtown Juneau out to Auke Bay, where you will board one of our specially designed boats with large windows, heated cabins, and outdoor decks. Come aboard for up-close viewing of Alaska's most incredible creatures, while listening to a naturalist and experienced guide.

There is a 100% guarantee or your money back to see the majestic humpback whales that travel to Alaska for feeding in the nutrient-rich waters. Once a whale is spotted, our captain will slow down and passengers are allowed out on the decks for a truly unique and up-close experience. With plenty of time out on the water, you're sure to see an array of spouts, tails, breaches, and more from these magnificent whales!

Coupled with this tour is a stop at world-famous Mendenhall Glacier! Take in the massive and mighty glacier, an explosive river of ice with rugged crevasses and vibrant blue color. At the glacier, you will have approximately 45 minutes to explore the walking paths and the U.S. Forest Service Visitor Center. Make sure you have your camera ready to snap photos of the famous Black Bears feeding on Wild Alaskan Salmon as you walk along raised trails over salmon spawning streams. It's truly a wild experience!

Included: Snacks and beverages. Admission to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor's Center.

Please note: 100% Guaranteed whale sightings or full refund on the whale watching portion of your tour. You'll be in a boat with a fully enclosed, heated cabin with restrooms on-board and outdoor decks for viewing. Child rates, if applicable, are for children age 2-12.

This tour operation is under permit with the Tongass National Forest and is an equal opportunity provider.

What are the best whale watching tours in Juneau?
The best Juneau whale watching tours are:

When is the best time to go whale watching in Juneau?
Whale watching in Juneau is probably the best in the world, but the best time to go whale watching in Juneau is June through August. In Late July and August, whales begin Bubble Net Feeding and you can see 10-12 whales jumping out of the water at once.

Am I guaranteed to see whales?
Yes, on our Juneau whale watching tour you are guaranteed to see whales or your money back. Our guides know the best places to find the majestic whales that visit Juneau in the summer.

View all of our Juneau whale watching tours.

Duration: 4.5 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal. Whale watching: About 2 hours. Time at glacier: 45mins - 1 hour.)


  • Roundtrip transportation from the cruise ship terminal
  • 100% Guaranteed whale sightings or a full refund for the whale watching portion of your tour
  • Beverages and light snacks
  • Restrooms available while onboard the boat
  • Admission to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor's Center

Duration: 4.5 hours. Tour times below are approximate:

  • 30 minutes - transportation to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
  • 45 minutes - open exploration at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
  • 30 minutes - transportation to Auke Bay for whale watching
  • 2 hours - whale watching onboard a boat
  • 30 minutes - transportation back to the cruise ship terminal

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets in the back 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 accessible. Guests must be able to climb 4 steps into and out of the bus. There is limited space for collapsible wheelchairs and walkers. There is no storage available for motorized scooters. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible equipment will be required on tour.

How many passengers does the boat hold?

There are 2 different sizes of boats used, with a maximum capacity of either 38 or 49 guests.  Compare this with the boats used by the cruise lines which hold up to 150 guests at once!

What is the seating arrangement in the boat?

Every boat has open seating as well as outside viewing areas when permitted.

Is there an inside seating area on the boat, is it heated?

The interior of the boat is heated when needed due to weather conditions to keep a comfortable environment.

How close will we get to the whales?

Humpback whales and other sea animals are protected species and a safe distance of at least 100 yards must be maintained at all times according to NOAA regulations.

Are whale sightings guaranteed?

Sightings are guaranteed or you'll receive a full refund for the whale watching portion of your tour.

What is the temperature on the water? 

Air temperature can drop as much as 20F with the wind chill factor when viewing whales outside.

How many passengers does the tour bus hold?

The maximum capacity for this tour is 51 guests.

What is the seating arrangement of the tour bus?

There is open seating on the tour bus, however if you require a certain seat due to  physical impairment then please inform your tour guide.

Is there enough time to hike to Nugget Falls waterfall?

No, unless you can walk 2 miles within 45 minutes. Nugget Falls is located about 1 mile from the Visitor Center and can be seen from the parking lot and various walking trails and view points around the Visitor Center building. 

Will I see any bears on this tour?

Wildlife is abundant in Southeast Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour. Bears are often seen near the glacier during the late summer salmon spawning season, however this is not a designated bear watching tour and nothing can be guaranteed!

Will I be able to walk on the glacier during this tour?

Walking on or getting up close to the glacier is not possible during this tour.

Is admission inside the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center included?

Yes, admission is included.

Are there any age restrictions for children?

There are no age restrictions for this tour.

Can I bring a backpack?

Backpacks, small bags, and purses are allowed on this tour.

Can I bring my own food or drink?

Non-alcoholic beverages in a closeable containters and snacks are allowed on tour.

Are food and drink included?

Beverages, bottled water and a light snack (granola bar) are included.

Not seeing answers to your questions?

Check out other frequently asked questions here!

Want to learn more about our Mendenhall Glacier tours?

Check out our page for more details on all of the Mendenhall Glacier tours we offer: Mendenhall glacier!

Customer Reviews
Sep 2023 - Kevin W.

We saw many tails and breaches. We truly enjoyed the experience, and would definitely do this again. Our guide Greg and Captain Larry were the best. They were both very knowledgeable and experienced. Could have stayed out there all day.

Sep 2023 - Amy Z.

Great tour. Clean boat and very informative.

Sep 2023 - Barbara S.

The tour was great! Booking was a breeze. Very nice touch having each ship's itinerary on your website. Julia, our bus driver, was knowledgeable of the area, and quite entertaining! We had an hour at Mendenhall Glacier and did make it to the waterfall (beautiful!) but did not have time for the visitor's center. It would be helpful if the tour could extend by at least a half hour to have more time at Mendenhall Glacier. (I would pay extra!) Our Captain and Naturalists on the whale watching portion were extremely knowledgeable. We did not see as many whales on our trip as other excursions, but it was not for the lack of trying. We did see a group of seals hanging out. All in all, it was a great tour, at a reasonable price, and I highly recommend it!

Sep 2023 - Ray C.

Excellent service, no waiting and we saw whales!

Sep 2023 - Louis S.

This is a top notch excursion and I highly recommend it. The whale watching was fantastic. Saw multiple humpbacks at three different areas blowing, breaching and slapping their tales. We even had one breach within 10 feet of the boat! Captain Kyle and his crew, Greg and Nate, were all very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. They even took us to an area where we saw a huge colony of 100+ Stellar sea lions! Can't speak highly enough of them. Mendenhall Glacier is spectacular and not to be missed on your trip to Juneau.

Sep 2023 - Terry S.

The most beautiful, breathtaking experience I have been on. Our tour guides, and captains of the boat were very, very informative. I actually learned about whales and got to see many whales that day.

Sep 2023 - Michael B.

Excellent excursion, as promised!

Sep 2023 - Marge G.

We took the Juneau whale watching & Mendenhall Glacier tour. We were extremely pleased from the humorous bus driver who was prompt & friendly to the whole crew on our boat. We saw many whales, one that surfaced right by our boat! Our naturalist, Nate was especially informative & gave us a surprise view of hundreds of Steller sea lions not often seen. I would highly recommend this tour with Alaska Shore Tours !

Sep 2023 - Kelly H.

Our whale watching tour was incredible, and the hike near the Mendenhall glacier was so scenic. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.

Sep 2023 - Diana M.

This was a fabulous day. The Mendenhall Glacier was so beautiful. Jenny our bus driver was hilarious, a true joy. And the whale watching with James, Will, and Nate was absolutely incredible. We sure had a whale of a time!! Breathtaking!! Saw so many Humpback whales up close. The crew was safe, informative, and they made sure we saw whales. Loved this experience. It was a highlight of our time in Alaska! It is a must do!!

Sep 2023 - Peter D.

We have been to Juneau a few time previously and have been to Mendenhall on a ships excursion. This cruise we decided to go with Alaska Shore Excursions because it offered both the Whale Watching and an opportunity for us to revisit Mendenhall Glacier. What I really liked about this excursion was that the Mendenhall was 'free time' I.e. not guide so we were dropped off and picked up on but free to do/go wherever we wanted. That aspect was important for us as we have been there before. The Whale watching for us was also on a smaller boat so there were not 200 people all battling for vantage points to take photos. A nice touch was a brief photo op at a channel marker for shots of the resident inhabitants.

Sep 2023 - Stephanie P.

We loved that this was a small, local company with no kickback/advertisment from the cruise companies. We felt we received better service, more personalized and heartfelt. We were so lucky to see a ton of whales and the glacier is breathtaking. I'll be promoting this company to my clients (I'm a travel agent) and also will book for myself again next time I visit.

Aug 2023 - JORDAN H.

This was an awesome tour, not only was the glacier great to see but a up close waterfall was nice too. Only thing wish we had more time to walk and explore. Whale watching was great Captain Mark and his crew were knowledgeable and we saw 3 whales breach which is uncommon. Saw lots of whales and great information.

Aug 2023 - Deborah D.

Absolutely awesome! I can not say enough good things about our driver/ guide Benjamin. He was so incredibly knowledgeable, personable, articulate and passionate about all things Alaska. He shared his love of Alaska with his head and his heart. He was one of the best guides I have ever had. This was our first excursion with Alaska Shore Excursion company, even though our other excursion were not this good after this experience I was convinced that yours was the best company ever. Benjamin is the best.. true Alaska gold!!!

Aug 2023 - Sheng Z.

We saw many humpback whales and even bubble net feeding. All in all it was a very nice experience.

Aug 2023 - Frances D.

This excursion could not have been better. We loved the smaller boat vs what the cruise ship offered. All of the personnel in the office were very helpful. Our guide Taylor was exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable. The captain went out of his way to ensure whale sightings. We must have had at least 30 sightings. Our group was age 12 to 75 and it was perfect for everyone.

Aug 2023 - Pam F.

WOW!!! A first class operation from start to finish and worth every penny! The time at the Mendenhall Glacier was great but the whale watching was amazing! The crew--Mark, Steph and Taylor were incredible! They love their job and it shows! To hear their excitement with each whale appearance made us know that we had chosen the best tour available. I wish I could give them 10 stars because they deserve it! If I ever get the opportunity to get back to Juneau, I will definitely sign up for another tour.

Aug 2023 - Kevin W B.

Kacie, Kristen and Larry put us on whales. Kacie did an excellent job of explaining all we had to know about humpback whales and Kristin did a great job of describing which whales were which. Great job by a top notch crew!

Aug 2023 - Laurie G.

The crew on our Whale Watch - AWESOME!!! We saw SO many whales, orcas and humpback. What a thrill. The boat was very nice, we sat inside till we got out to the area where the whales were - the seats were comfy, and they hooked us up w/snacks - which was nice. It was a great time thanks to Larry, Monica and Steph.

Aug 2023 - Rosanne S.

Totally amazing. We saw the beautiful Mendenhall Glacier. We had a little time to walk around. Wish there was more time. The whale watch was amazing. We were able to witness the whales bubble feeding, which is a learned behavior. Total amazing to watch. The tour guides were phenomenal. The would let us know when the whales would come up by the birds going down. They were so knowledgable. Did not disappoint.

Aug 2023 - Stacey B.

Even with the drenching rain, we loved this experience. Informative host and many whale sightings.

Aug 2023 - YU Z.

Not like what we expected. The glacier and Whale watching is not as amazing as we thought. We can only view very small amount of glacier from far away. We did see lot of Whales, but it got boring after 10 minutes.

Aug 2023 - Nelson G.

Everything was perfect. On time (which is very important), excellent tour guides, comfortable bus and clean and modern boat for whale watching. I would highly recommend.

Aug 2023 - Amy D.

We had an excellent excursion going to Mendenhall Glacier and the whale watch. Our bus driver, Ben, took us from the port to the glacier then to the whale watch and back to the port. He was very knowledgeable and informative. The whale watch was amazing. The crew James, Steph, and Will were excellent. We saw numerous whales and some sea lions. They provided a safe, fun, and insightful excursion.

Aug 2023 - Trena B.

Well worth the money! An incredible experience -- one always to remember!

Aug 2023 - Matthew W.

We saw lots of beautiful humpback whales. The guides on our boat were knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic. This was a fantastic choice for our Juneau excursion.

Aug 2023 - Cathelena A.

Very nice event with great guides

Aug 2023 - Denise P.

What gives this five stars is the fact that every aspect of this tour was very good to our family. Everyone on the tour was friendly, and knowledgeable, and shared information not only about whale watching and the glacier tour, but also the neighborhood, certain landmarks, and even a bit about themselves and what made Juneau home for them. It's one thing to have to search far and wide for excursions on cruises and a completely different story when searching for excursions not affiliated with cruises. BUT Alaska Shore Excursions did an amazing job in getting us from Carnival Luminosa a great experience. Anyone who s looking for a great experience while in Juneauâ. I highly recommend this experience.

Aug 2023 - Thomas J.

What an amazing time! We loaded into a bus just footsteps from the cruise pier where we were then taken to Mendenhall Glacier. We spent an hour here exploring the area before loading back up to head to the harbor. On the way our driver Rich pointed out several bald eagles, city sites and history, as well as black bears and cubs hunting for salmon in the creek. Once we loaded onto our ship we were given safety instructions by the crew as well as information about what to expect while looking for whales. Our two naturalists were very knowledgeable about whales and the surrounding area. After about a 30 minute cruise we came to where the whales were feeding. Everyone loaded out onto the two large decks and we spent the entire time watching several humpback whales constantly spouting water and coming up for air, then eventually diving deep to feed again while giving us a great view of their huge tails. Our naturalists told us about the whales, including their official names and information and where they go in the summer to breed. Some go to Maui while others go to Cabo in Mexico. After spending our allowed time with these whales we cruised south back towards Auke Bay. On the way we saw a couple more whales playing, and even stopped at a buoy where several large sea lions were sunning themselves lazily. The views on the way of the bay and surrounding mountains were spectacular and our crew pointed out some of the glaciers and other locations. Once back we loaded into our bus again to head back to the cruise pier, about a 25 minute drive. Overall the excursion was 4.5 hours and we loved the entire trip. The boat was completely full, but everyone was still able to get a spot on the rail to view, no one was trying to take pictures over a mass of people like you see on other whale watching tours. This tour company is local and family owned, so we felt great supporting a local business vs one owned by the cruise companies. We would definitely book this tour again!

Aug 2023 - Lori I.

This was a great excursion. The whales put on an amazing show. The employees working on the boat made for a great time. They knew where to go to find the whales. Would highly recommend this excursion.

Aug 2023 - Helen M.

Friendly staff. Successful outing with lots of whales.

Aug 2023 - James C.

Very well done...they had good informative answers for all questions

Aug 2023 - Diane C.

This excursion was one of our favorites. Even though the weather was chilly and rainy the trip to the Mendenhall glacier was good. The glacier is breathtaking. We also enjoyed our whale watching tour. The driver Mark and naturalist Olive and Rayne were excellent at their jobs. You can really tell they love what they do. Olive especially stood out with all of her knowledge of whales and facts about the surrounding areas we were viewing. We found 3 whales to view unfortunately no breaching only one tail fluke but the overall experience was really enjoyable. Would definitely recommend or do again.

Aug 2023 - Susan S.

What a great excursion! The driver was friendly and knowledgeable. The whale watching crew excellent. Saw lots of humpback whales bubble net feeding. An experience of a lifetime!

Aug 2023 - Pamela H.

We had an amazing time on our whale-watching and glacier tour! The guys were so patient with our grandson's MANY questions! We would, and hope to, do this tour again in the future!!

Aug 2023 - Miriam P.

Our crew was very knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. We were, fortunately, able to observe several whales and had a fantastic experience.

Aug 2023 - Craig N.

This was a great excursion on a first-class boat and crew. They were very knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend.

Aug 2023 - Tracy D.

We went on this excursion while in Juneau and couldn't have been happier. We saw at least 13 humpback whales. Our guides and captain were extremely knowledgeable and a lot of fun. We actually had an adult breech the water on our excursion and luckily one of the other visitors had his camera at the right place and at the right time. Monica and Kacie were totally awesome.

Aug 2023 - Melissa P.

Before the excursion even began, we knew we were in great hands. The email reminders and detailed instructions on where to begin our tour set our minds at ease and allowed us to walk into this adventure with comfort and reassurance. From pick up to drop off, we had a fantastic time!! The commute to each location went smoothly and quickly as the time was filled with information about Alaska and specifics about Juneau. It was nice to have the time to ourselves to explore the glacier. The whale watching boat was a fantastic choice as it was roomy enough for everyone to get a turn to see the whales. Honestly, there wasn't a bad seat on the boat though. Once we found the whales, no one could miss them. Amazing!!! One of the tour guides made videos of the whales and offered to drop them into our phones, which was a nice gesture. We appreciated that they offered us water and snacks as well. Those little things make a big impact. Thank you for the great day of adventure!!

Aug 2023 - Joel W.

This excursion was a total delight and well worth the expense! The captain was exceptionally skilled at maneuvering his boat silently among the whales and orcas as prescribed by law. The entire crew was superb in their narratives throughout the entire trip. Whale sightings were numerous and awesome! We felt totally at ease and safe aboard the boat. We highly recommend this excellent whale watching excursion!

Aug 2023 - Patricia M.

Experience of a lifetime.. Our naturalists Rayne and Monica were extremely knowledgeable and informative.

Aug 2023 - Bruce D.

Wonderful and unbelievable experience. Seeing the bubble feeding was amazing. The captain - Kyle the 2 naturalist, Olive and Rayne, on board did an amazing job. Highly recommend!

Jul 2023 - Roslyn G.

One of the single best experiences in this 58 YR olds life! Not only did we see the Humpback whales, have perfect weather and an excellent crew, but we witnessed the Bubble Net Feeding. We as a family of nine will never forget this experience. The Mendenhall Glacier was nice but wish we had more time there.

Jul 2023 - Donna K.

We were so glad we booked the whale watching and Mendenhall glacier tour!! To see a family of whales bubble fishing was so exciting! Our guides, Alice and Rain were so educated and informative. Our whole family was in awe of this trip. This was a great photo opportunity as well.

Jul 2023 - Trent T.

Couldn't get much better whale watching than bubble feeding! The entire crew was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. A fantastic experience!

Jul 2023 - Robert B.

Very informative and friendly staff. We had a good view of whales.

Jul 2023 - Gayani K.

We had great time during whale watching and Mandenhall Glacier tour. We did the waterfall trail too. During whale watching, We saw so many whales including the bubble net feeding of hump back whales, and bold eagles. Team was so courteous and explain all questions related to whales and etc. Special shout out to Ishabel, Kyle, Olive and Rayne.

Jul 2023 - Dena F.

A wonderful experience, crew of whale watching boat extremely knowledgable and able to educate regarding these amazing creatures. Saw MANY whales, got up close (safely) and got to witness rare bubble-net feeding by the humpbacks! Glacier trip was great, a beautiful sight and glad to be able to view it from several vantage points. Bus / tour guide EJ was quirky and fun. Only down side was the neon green SCHOOL BUS used to transport everyone. Extremely uncomfortable to anyone older than a 3rd grader. No leg room whatsoever, heard just about every adult commenting on their discomfort. We were on the bus for 20+ minutes each way.

Jul 2023 - Deborah B.

Awesome experience on this excursion. We observed sea birds circling above a pod of approximately 12 whales bubble feeding! They circled and dove into the water as the whales broke the surface to feed on the fish they disoriented with their bubbles. Amazing to watch. Got multiple pictures of they activity. Highly recommend this excursion.

Jul 2023 - Kristine K.

We had a wonderful time during our excursion. For the whale watching tour, Larry, Olive and Ben were very personable and friendly. Olive was extremely knowledgeable and answered any questions that anyone had. We would definitely use Alaska Shore Excursions again for a whale watching tour.

Jul 2023 - Peter H.

What an incredible tour. Fantastic guides, very aware and respectful of the whales environment and good and kind to the guests. We saw a lot of whale activity. We all really enjoyed this excursion.

Jul 2023 - Sherry H.

We had the unique opportunity to view more whales than usual, including one that swam up to our boat! The crew was professional and friendly.

Jul 2023 - Jennifer H.

Unbelievable experience. We enjoyed every moment of it from our tour guide to our knowledgeable boat crew. Gorgeous views and amazing adventures! My favorite excursion on our entire cruise !

Jul 2023 - Robert F.

The best whale excursion we've been on. The crew was quite knowledgable. We were lucky enough to see a number of Orcas & Humpbacks. I would suggest this trip to anyone, and we booked w/o going through the cruise lines inflated prices.

Jul 2023 - Joe K.

What an incredible experience! The staff were wonderful, knowledgeable and helpful. We saw a pod of over 20 humpbacks bubble-net-feeding and as a grand finale 3 whales breached, almost on cue as we were preparing the leave the area with full hearts. It was breathtaking, soul-stirring and a must-do excursion! Definitely choose this team!

Jul 2023 - Shauna S.

Wonderful excursion! The crew was so knowledgeable and helpful. And we saw a ton of whales bubble feeding! Would definitely recommend this!

Jul 2023 - Alan B.

Amazing it was all and more than we had expected. We saw orcas and humpback. Many thanks

Jul 2023 - Louise C.

Nothing short of AMAZING!! Larry, will and Kacie made the trip comfortable and interesting. We were blessed to see about 40 minutes of bubble net feeding and 2 breaches. Above and beyond service! We will definitely recommend this excursion to our friends traveling to Alaska!

Jul 2023 - LARRY S.

The trip was fantastic. It was well organized. The captain and crew were very knowledgeable and friendly. The naturalists shared their knowledge but did not overdo it as some do. They knew right where to go to find the whales. We saw orcas and we saw humpbacks bubble net feeding. I have been on a lot of whale watching trips and this was one of the best if not the best. 5 stars.

Jul 2023 - Paula C.

We had the most-amazing time!! Seriously, the best tour yet! Captain Larry, Steph & Greg were AMAZING, and they brought us to see things I have never dreamed of before!! 10 stars if I could!!

Jul 2023 - Misty A.

We had a wonderful time on our Juneau whale watching and visit to Mendenhall Glacier. Our driver was very funny and informative and the boat crew fabulous. I entered able to see 20+ whales. It was an experience we will never forget.

Jul 2023 - Mei Lei N.

We enjoyed so much of this whale watching excursion, particularly my two grandchildren. They were so excited seeing plenty of whales out there.

Jul 2023 - Amy S.

The website gave detailed accurate information to get from cruise ship to excursion staff. The bus driver was highly informative in route to glacier. All stops were time efficient. The whale watching crew landed us right at humpback whales. This excursion was the highlight of our trip. We were able to return to ship with no trouble. I highly recommend this company for an on shore excursion! ALL staff were extremely friendly and informative.

Jul 2023 - Kay O.

Absolutely breathtaking! Staff was knowledgeable and gave us the opportunity to ask questions. We are thrilled with our experience.

Jul 2023 - Roopashree P.

Our guide Olive was very informative and passionate about the nature. We witnessed the rare bubble net whale behavior which was quite an experience.

Jul 2023 - Dana S.

We really enjoyed the whale watching!! I recommend Alaska Shore Excursions. They did a great job with us.

Jul 2023 - Rachel R.

We booked this tour instead of going on one arranged by the cruise ship we were travelling on. It was amazing from start to finish. We found the representative easily had a lovely, chatty driver and everything went as planned. The Glacier is amazing, if we had planned our time better we would have walked to the waterfall but you really need to set off as soon as you are off the bus to manage it in the time. The whale watching was very informative and we were lucky enough to see a 'bubblenet' with a group of humpbacks. You don't get as close as you would like for animal welfare reasons but still amazing.

Jul 2023 - George M.

The whale watch portion was amazing! We saw several groups of humpback whales feeding, as well as many sea lions. The glacier viewing was WEAK! Our driver repeatedly stressed the importance of being on time and then was 30 minutes late to pick us up from the glacier. I would only schedule a whale watch and skip the glacier!

Jul 2023 - Sayema C.

This was an excellent tour! Our party consisted of grandparents, parents and grandchildren. We all had a wonderful time. The tour guides were super knowledgeable and funny. We had Benjamin as our bus driver and Marina, Greg and Larry on our boat. They were warm and inviting and local, which made a huge impact on the information they shared and their sharing of their love of the land. The tour was super easy to locate and the instructions were easy to follow. Excellent choice!

Jul 2023 - Jason B.

Everything was as explained. Our guides were phenomenal and the captain was great. Our favorite excursion in Alaska!

Jul 2023 - William V.

Staff was great. We docked late and missed the glacier part of the tour although they were able to get us on the whale-watching portion which was awesome.

Jul 2023 - Jennifer M.

The whale watching tour was simply amazing! The tour crew was great and we were able to see tons of whales! The Mendenhall glacier tour guide was friendly and funny! Really enjoyed him. However, we did not have enough time at the glacier to explore the area. We had less than an hour so we could not walk to Nugget Falls. Bummer! If you pay for a lexperience... you should have plenty time to explore it. We were disappointed in that.

Jul 2023 - Kim S.

Just WOW! We saw so many whales, several bubble nets, sea lions, and a whale breach. It was amazing to see these creatures up close. And the glacier was a sight to behold. We didn't have much time there, but ran to the waterfall and ran back with 5 min to spare. And the entire crew on the boat was great.

Jul 2023 - Daryl H.

We had an amazing journey with Kristin and her crew!! Everything was professionally run. Their compassion and excitement is unparalleled. We saw numerous whales on our adventure. I would highly recommend this excursion.

Jul 2023 - Beth D.

The Mendenhall Glacier was surely a sight to see. Our whale watching time was spectacular. Kristen was the most gracious host! Her excitement for the sightings is what made it so exciting for us. We got to see 12-17 whales bubble feeding! James was a great captain and Steph the perfect deckhand. We can't say enough about this tour. It was fantastic!

Jul 2023 - Alice C.

Amazing trip - time at the glacier is quick so have a plan. The whale watching was so good. We saw 17 whales creating bubble nets. The crew was informative and just as excited as we were.

Jul 2023 - JoAnne B.

Five stars!! We loved our excursion. The staff was so friendly and courteous. From the bus driver to the boat attendants, every one of them was kind and full of information regarding the wildlife and nature that we witnessed. Thank you so much for a memorable once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Jul 2023 - Heather P.

Saw a ton of whales - it was great. The tour guides on the bus and the boat were all great!

Jul 2023 - David M.

What can I say? The crew was helpful and friendly and most importantly they put us on a BUNCH of whales. Saw a group of at least 20 humpbacks bubble feeding 100 yards from the boat. Watched them for 45 minutes. EPIC for sure!

Jul 2023 - Linda T.

For the glacier: The only negative was that we didn't have time to walk out to see the glacier up closer... our guide warned us that it would probably take too long for the time we spent there. We thoroughly enjoyed the visitor center and the movie shown there. Whale-watching tour: We never saw a whale up close but saw them from a distance which I know that's the way it is most of the time. We saw seals competing for a place on a buoy... fun to watch. The boat was not overcrowded at all and it was easy to get a viewing spot. Also, there was plenty of space inside and outside.

Jul 2023 - Christina G.

Overall great trip. The visit to the Glacier felt a little rushed - could easily do that portion of the tour on our own before or after the whale watching. The whale watching was wonderful - we saw several whales including a breach! The guides were super fun and we were very happy with the trip.

Jul 2023 - Sarah M.

Great trip- saw lots of whales. Very well managed- recommend!

Jul 2023 - Leslie R.

This excursion was one of the highlights of our Alaska trip. We saw whales and seals and eagles. The crew was great to entertain and point out wildlife. I definitely recommend the Juneau Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier Tour.

Jul 2023 - Thomas H.

It was great.....we thoroughly enjoyed Captain Mike, Kacie and Ben. All were very knowledgeable; Humpback whale Sasha came very close to our boat and we also got glimpses of her babies! The day was beautiful and we were able to take lots of pics and videos!

Jul 2023 - Claudia L.

The staff was great, very knowledgeable and friendly. Totally worth the money and I wouldn't doubt booking again with them. We didn't see one whale, we saw like 20 of them. We all loved it.

Jul 2023 - Julie W.

Amazing!!! We were lucky enough to see the whales bubble netting for over an hour. Never expected to see that much whale activity!!! Would have liked a little more time at the glacier so if they could add 30 mintues to that part that would be great, but was a great way to see Juneau for the first time! Could not have asked for a better experience!!

Jul 2023 - Kelley M.

This excursion was fantastic. We saw many whales and the trip to see the glacier was great. Our driver and boat operators were a highlight for us, too. This was definitely a 5 star experience.

Jul 2023 - Suzette W.

Excursion of a life time! Marina and Devin were excellent guides and have a high degree knowledge of the wildlife and Alaska. Would do it again without hesitation.

Jun 2023 - Robyn R.

We had an exceptional tour to Mendenhall Glacier & then whale watching. Our whale watching guides were top notch & were so well educated on the whales. We learned so much & had an amazing time. We decided to book this excursion after not liking any of Royal Caribbean's excursions for Juneau. I am so glad we booked through Alaska Shore Excursions and would use them again in a heartbeat!

Jun 2023 - Kyle M.

The entire excursion was well organized and ran very efficiently. The guides had a lot of interesting things to tell us about the whales. We were fortunate during our tour in that a mother and calf group (Sasha and Tango) were present, and Tango was really excited. He breached four or five times in front of our boat. A really great experience.

Jun 2023 - Cameron O.

This was an amazing experience! The combination of visiting the glacier visitor center area and getting to go on a whale watching tour was the perfect Juneau experience. Our bus driver Benjamin was hilarious and made it an unforgettable day, and our boat guide Rayne was super knowledgeable and kind and taught us so much.

Jun 2023 - George G.

Fantastic time great crew very friendly and helpful kept everyone well informed as to the sea life around us and seen a lot of whales. Would highly recommend them for any excursions.

Jun 2023 - Janice M.

We saw at least 5 whales, I would have loved for them to jumping from the water but they weren't. I really enjoyed the tour.

Jun 2023 - Jessica F.

This excursion was the highlight of our trip. From the workers who checked us in at the dock, to the bus driver who drove us around, to the crew on the boat everyone was fantastic! Highly recommend booking through this site as well as for this excursion. You won't be disappointed.

Jun 2023 - Tanya J.

This was the highlight of our cruise vacation. Not only was the tour driver Ben informative and funny, he shared great tips on how to maximize the time at Mendenhall Glacier. The two hours on the George Ryan under Captain Mike with naturalists Stephanie and Greg were AMAZING. We saw whales-- so many whales!!! Clearly this crew had not only great experience and knowledge about the area and the specific whales we saw, shared so much cool information- but they had the patience and skills needed to position the boat so everyone had opportunities to see these magnificent creatures up close. It was drizzling outside, whales were feeding and calves were playing-- such a phenomenal experience. Hats off to all of the crew for giving us a once in a lifetime event.

Jun 2023 - Holly H.

This excursion was the highlight of our trip. Benjamin, our bus driver, was very knowledgeable. We learned so much driving around Juneau! The whale-watching experience was INCREDIBLE. Captain Mike, Greg, and Steph got us right where we needed to be, and we got amazing footage of baby humpbacks playing, along with adult whales breaching and lunge feeding. Captain Mike even let our kids sit with him and got the entire boat to sing Happy Birthday to our daughter. We cannot recommend this tour enough!

Jun 2023 - Ann N.

We had an amazing time. Our bus driver and all members of staff on board the boat were extremely efficient and informative. Would definitely recommend Alaska Shore Excursions.

Jun 2023 - Tasha F.

We had a great time on this excursion, the crew were very knowledgeable and took us to a spot to view whales breaching and playing. It was spectacular and I would recommend this one for sure.

Jun 2023 - Candy A.

Fantastic tours! Very knowledgeable and entertaining guides and bus driver, Maryna, and Captain Devin. A day well spent. We could have used a bit more time at Mendenhall but it was enough to walk to Photo Point and then back to the visitor's center. Very friendly and helpful staff that keep you on track throughout the day. Highly recommend!

Jun 2023 - Marianne M.

Great staff and good pricing. We saw a lot of whales, which was the goal.

Jun 2023 - Donna H.

The crew were wonderful and were more than willing to answer any questions we had. We saw a lot of whales!!

Jun 2023 - Angela H.

What an absolutely wonderful experience! We saw two sets of humpback whales--mommas and babies! The second baby was super playful, and we watched it for a good half hour or so while the mom was lunge feeding. On board, the ship, our tour assistant, Olive, was very informative and personable. I highly recommend this excursion.

Jun 2023 - Tina L.

Was a great experience! Everyone, from the bus driver to the 2 naturalists on the boat along to the captain, did an excellent job and added to the trip to make it memorable.

Jun 2023 - William S.

This excursion was awesome! The trip to the glacier was awe-inspiring and the whale watching was more than we expected. Additionally, the folks on the boat were knowledgeable and friendly. The tour size was small and perfect for the experience.

May 2023 - Steven C.

We had a great trip and would highly recommend the Whale Watching Tour and the Mendenhall Glacier tour! Just wish time allowed for it to be a little longer. The glacier was a beautiful area to see. We saw several whales and sea lions close to the boat. The boat was very comfortable on the inside and the outside deck had plenty of space for all of us. The crew, Captain Mike, Monica, and Steph were great!

May 2023 - Roberto C.

The crew was amazing. We were the first watching tour of the day and we searched for whales for quite a while. We all thought we were going to get our money back lol. We ended up finding two adult whales working together to feed. I can't remember the whales names, but the crew can tell you by the whales fins and tail shapes. The crew, again, were amazing. The Mendenhall glacier and Nugget falls were BEAUTIFUL! If you hustle, you can walk to the falls and be back in time to catch the bus. Don't lose track of time like I did. I barely made it back.

May 2023 - LAUREN P.

This excursion should definitely be at the top of anyone s bucket list. First, we went to the Mendenhall Visitors Center and saw the most breathtaking glacier and waterfall. There are plenty of routes to get up close for pics. Then we were taken to the harbor to go whale watching. We saw approx 4 whales but no breaches. Still, an amazing sight to see. At the very end, we got to see a whale dive and it showed off its tale for us.

May 2023 - Rick S.

We could not have enjoyed our excursion more. Seeing Orcas and Humpbacks was a highlight of our trip. Great ship crew and a special shout out to our bus driver Ben who's knowledge and sense of humor enhanced the experience. Highly recommend these dedicated folks.

May 2023 - Lourdes N.

Great excursion! Highly recommend! Everything went smoothly and was beautiful! We saw four humpback whales and two were a mother and it's calf.

May 2023 - Lisa B.

SOOOO MANY WHALES!! Guides were great and a lot of fun! Excellent trip!

May 2023 - Lori M.

Your personal were very knowledgeable about the area, culture and wildlife. It was more than just knowledge. There was a passion that was obvious about Alaska, the people and the environment. All of it was beautiful but I came away feeling like I had truly experienced being there.

May 2023 - Debra B.

The boat was accommodating along with the staff. We saw a few whales and enjoyed the ride. The Glacier Tour was my favorite part as the park was beautiful and the falls exciting.

May 2023 - Curtis B.

The vessels were great, with upper, forward, and aft viewing platforms as well as a heated interior cabin with plenty of glass so you don't miss anything. The naturalists were very knowledgeable and made sure nobody missed a photo. While nobody can control what the whales do, this crew can give you the best odds of getting a great, close-up encounter with humpback whales, porpoises, seals, and sea lions. We saw all of the above in mid-May 2023!

May 2023 - David Z.

Excellent experience from bus to the glacier to return to the pier. The boat tour was great, staff was great. If I could change one thing it would be to allow more time at the Mendenhall Glacier because it is a good but fast hike to the waterfall, and we didn't have enough time to really appreciated its beauty.

May 2023 - Dolores R.

Captain Mike was awesome - going above and beyond not only friendliness but also to show us Mendenhall from afar, with only one extra turn. We got to see the whales emerge, even though not as high as we would have liked but high enough, that this tour was a success. The boat ride was smooth and relaxing and the safety measures relayed were excellent. I recommend this tour.

May 2023 - Gina D.

This was a fun excursion! Rayne was really informative and the crew were great! Definitely recommend!

May 2023 - Gregory E.

This was a fantastic excursion! Out of all of the boats we saw out in the water, this one was the nicest and we felt safe. We loved our crew of Captain Mike, William & Ben. The treats were a nice added touch as well.

Oct 2022 - Judy D.

We were 15 family members, with 2 nine month old babies. It was incredible from start to finish. Whales breached, whales showed off their tails and the narration was done by two very informed experts on humpback whales. Highly recommend!

Sep 2022 - Angela K.

Mike, Greg, & Monica were superb! They put us right on a group of humpback whales. So many great photos and even better memories.❤️🐳

Sep 2022 - Deborah R.

What a wonderful, beautiful and exciting experience. The crew was informative, professional and entertaining. What my eyes witnessed was not fully captured on film. The beauty and size of the whales to the magnificent colors of the glacier and the sounds of the waterfall. I highly recommend this excursion if you want to experience the sites and sounds of Alaska.

Sep 2022 - Jo H.

Wonderful experience, the crew was awesome and very knowledgeable. We saw about 10 whales, including one calf. Highly recommend this excursion.

Sep 2022 - Ann-Marie H.

An absolutely incredible experience. We were so lucky to not just see whales, but actually got to see a whale calf breech several times. Highly recommend!

Sep 2022 - Amanda H.

Such a great time! Their boat was impressively comfortable and clean. These folks KNOW their stuff! We not only got to see the whales, we learned about them individually too. Don't skip this one, you won't be disappointed!

Sep 2022 - Timothy W.

Excellent excursion. Knowledgeable and friendly crew. Best shore excursion you can go on. Whales everywhere!!!

Aug 2022 - Stuart F.

We decided to book out own excursions and couldn't have asked for a better experience. The site was easy to understand and everything we booked was as expected.

Aug 2022 - Colleen K.

We had a wonderful day. Mendenhall Glacier was beautiful and interesting. The bus driver urged us to check out spawning salmon and that too did not disappoint. The whale-watching portion of tour was thrilling; we saw several whales and were able to spend some time so we could watch them for a while. The guide was informative and helpful, making sure everyone got a chance to see the whales.

Aug 2022 - Kirsten T.

Wonderful tour with beautiful scenery! Wish we had more time at the glacier to walk to Nugget Falls. We saw orcas and many humpback whales. The guides were educational and professional. We had a group of young kids, teenagers and elderly and everyone enjoyed this tour.

Aug 2022 - Theresa B.

Had a great time with the crew - friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating. We got up close - but not too close - with the whales and had the thrill of watching them breach. For the glacier part of the tour, we had a few choices of paths that would take us to the glacier, a spectacular waterfall or a bit of both. During the bus rides, our driver was entertaining and shared information that really gave us a sense of the place.

Aug 2022 - Malayna K.

Fantastic experience. Great directions, easy to find and make connections. The whale watching was incredible!

Aug 2022 - Alan S.

A marvelous tour; great views of the glacier and saw many whales; the whale watching captain and crew were very enthusiastic, friendly, and made sure we saw the whales . Highly recommend the tour.

Aug 2022 - RENU N.

This experience exceeded my expectations! We had the opportunity to see Orcas & Humbacks... they put on quite the natural show!

Aug 2022 - David D.

Great hosts for a great whale watching adventure. We were lucky enough to have a pair of Orca whales swim right underneath us. Awesome view of diving humpbacks, thanks for the experience!

Aug 2022 - Robyn M.

This was the trip of a lifetime. We have never seen an orca much less a pod of 8! Danny was great with the information about what we were seeing and answering all our questions. We loved every minute and would highly recommend this excursion!

Aug 2022 - Byron W.

The whale watch excursion was great. We saw an orca and five humpbacks. They were really showing out. The crew was great. Especially Olive. She was a great host and was very knowledgeable. I would love to go again.

Aug 2022 - Rod N.

We had an awesome whale watching experience with this group. Very friendly, knowledgeable and informative. The captain of the boat was as excited as we were with what we were able to see. The bus driver that took us around was also very knowledge and narrated the bus tour with tons of information.

Jul 2022 - Kelly S.

Exceptional tour including 45-minutes to explore Mendenhall Glacier and 2-hours whale watching with Captain David, Greg and Monica where we saw several whales, one of which surfaced very near our boat.

Jul 2022 - Joseph B.

This was fun. We like the glacier part the most. The whales were cool but they are far away, and the wind and rain made it cold.

Jul 2022 - Jeremy U.

The tour guides and naturalist were well informed, and it was very organized. We were given ample time at both locations, and the driver of the boat worked extra hard to find a whale breaching. I would highly recommend this tour.

Jul 2022 - Kevin J.

Great day in Juneau - saw almost a dozen humpback whales. Would highly recommend when in Juneau!

Jul 2022 - Lisa O.

This was the first time we booked an excursion outside of the cruise line and were a little nervous. BUT, it was amazing! This company clearly knows what they are doing and our guides were very knowledgeable and friendly.

Jul 2022 - Aaron R.

The whole group had a wonderful time seeing the Mendenhall Glacier and waterfall. Best whale watching experience ever. The guide and crew were top notch. We saw several whales and got a 2 minute video of whale breaching. Awesome trip!!!

Jul 2022 - Andrew S.

My family and I really enjoyed this tour. We had to hustle, but we did have enough time to hike to Nugget Falls when we stopped at Mendenhall Glacier. The highlight of the trip was whale watching. We saw a mom and baby, which was amazing. We were fortunate enough to see another whale as well. We also saw a number of seals. I would highly recommend!

Jul 2022 - Susan A.

Our party of 8 really enjoyed this excursion! Everything was organized and easy to find. The Nugget Falls Trail was amazing and I m glad we had time to do it!

Jun 2022 - KristyAnn L.

Awesome Tour! Mendenhall Glacier was spectacular! We actually did the hike to Nugget Falls even though they told us not to because of the distance and time restraint. But we are fast hikers and made it back with 15 minutes to spare. Nugget Falls is beautiful and the hike up to the falls is gorgeous. If you hike fast, hike the Nugget Falls trail. It is worth it! The path is paved the entire way. Whale watching was just as amazing. We saw about 8 different whales. You are a ways away from them so as to not disturb them. We even saw some whales surface feeding, which usually happens later on in the season. Excellent excursion! I would take motion pills if you have a queasy stomach. Thanks for a wonderful experience! We love Alaska.

Jun 2022 - Stephen H.

This was a great excursion, the veiws of the glacier and falls were breath taking. Whale watching Josh, Bob & Steph were a great crew and very informative. They worked hard to give us opportunities to see marine wildlife and see them we did. We were lucky enough to see a mother humpback and her calf. What an experience. Would strongly reccomend.

Jun 2022 - Kathleen A.

We had the best time! From our bus driver to the glacier/marina we learned so much! We were able to see so many whales. Brandon the captain was excellent and Olive our tour guide was a whale expert! Boat was clean and felt safe the entire journey! Make sure to take this excursion!

Jun 2022 - Kevin D.

It will never be better than this!!

Jun 2022 - Thad A.

Everything went off without a hitch. We had a great time and saw many whales. We really enjoyed the ride to the docks on the bus and learning about Juneau.

Jun 2022 - GREGG E.

Our 2-part excursion with Alaska Tales was an excellent experience. First, we went to the Mendenhall Glacier and Nugget Falls on a sunny and beautiful day. The scenery was stunning, the park was very well laid out. Then went out on the (very nice) boat for some whale watching. Our Capt.Tracy put us on whales (Humpbacks) and kept us on them for most of the time, including a mother and calf. The calf was very playful, putting on a show for us by breaching many, many times. Also some Sea Lions resting on a bell buoy and a couple harbor seals in the harbor. John was a helpful first mate and our whale guide Olive was very informative with a picture catalogue of individual whales, and a shout out to our bus driver Jack. Thanks to all, a great experience!

Jun 2022 - Brandon B.

We had great luck seeing multiple whales! Our crew was awesome and did a great job finding whales to watch. The Mendenhall Glacier portion is great as well. You only have an hour but its plenty of time to hike back to Nugget falls. Make sure you go back and see the waterfall. It is impressive

Jun 2022 - David F.

Very good tour. Was able to see plenty of whales with ample time at the glacier.

Jun 2022 - Suresh S.

It's an excellent excursion for nature lovers and those looking for a relaxed tour!

Jun 2022 - Todd B.

Whale watching can be a hit or miss. The crew on the boat rocked it and found whales, even a baby whale. Super fun and a memory maker. The glacier was incredibly beautiful and we were so excited to see our first glacier!

Jun 2022 - Rochelle D.

My husband and I really enjoyed this excursion. Our cruise ship was fully booked for this same excursion, so we looked online. We had the exact same excursion on a new boat with an outstanding crew. They've been doing this for many years and know where to find the whales and even how to recognize the individual whales. Our guide, Luke, not only guaranteed we'd see a whale, but was certain we'd see whale tails as they dove down into the water. We saw multiple whales dive and lift their tails out of the water. Viewing from the boat was excellent. Highly recommend this outfit!

Jun 2022 - Jill K.

Fantastic tour and I couldn't believe how many whales we saw!

Jun 2022 - Eric I.

This was a fabulous excursion as we got to see whale breaching 3 times. The crew were phenomenal and allowed enough time to get our fill of watching these giants feeding in the bay!

Jun 2022 - Jonathan E.

Great tour! Kevin, Stephanie, and Monica were great on the boat while whale watching! Saw plenty of whales as soon as we got out in the water, and had a perfect weather day for it. The glacier was amazing as well. Not a complaint as I had researched everything before hand but would like more time at the glacier to explore some of the walking trails. I would do the tour again!

Jun 2022 - Kimberly S.

We loved the excursions! Wish we had more time at Mendenhall to hike the trails, but saw lots of whales. Even saw a momma (Flame) and her baby dive together. And one whale was really showing off and breached the water entirely! The naturalists were very informative.

Jun 2022 - Kirsten F.

We were blessed with an amazing experience. Seeing a baby humpback and mother playing for as long as we could stay was amazing. This will probably not happen very often. The crew was very knowledgeable and even they were stunned at what we saw. They were also careful to stay a safe distance from the wildlife.

Jun 2022 - Michael Sergio V.

We booked both Whale Watching and the Mendenhall Glaciar Tour and enjoyed both immensely. First you have to walk from the cruise port to the meeting point -- about a 10 min EASY walk. No need for bus. They quickly guided us to a tour bus and we were off the explore the glacier. As a bonus during the 15 min bus to the glacier, they explain several landmarks in Juneau pointing out bald eagle nesting areas, unique spots etc. Arriving Mendenhall Glacier - you have about an hour to explore on your own. Good enough. I guess you can walk to the waterfall (nugget falls) but that's really lot of walking. Then we went off on the bus to the pier to catch the whale watching. We enjoyed the great explanation by the graduate student. She was entertaining and has a passion for whales and the area. Give her a raise! We saw several whales and it was peaceful. Watching anything over snow covered mountains is breathtaking. All in all a great combo. We booked it through Alaska Shore Excursions and saved over the over priced cruise. We never had any worries about being late or not finding out tour guide.

Jun 2022 - Michael C.

We had great weather and we actually got to see whales!

Jun 2022 - James C.

Got to see several humpback whales from a distance. Wish they popped out closer to us. Saw a tree loaded with Bald Eagles from a distance and several sea lions.

Jun 2022 - Priti G.

Brandon, John and Monica were FANTASTIC!!!! Got to see many whales. Crew is very knowledgeable and respectful. Loved it!!

Jun 2022 - Jean H.

Great job! Was a wonderful excursion!

May 2022 - Elizabeth J.

Fantastic excursion! The Mendenhall Glacier was a terrific stop; Captin Luke and his crew (Bri & John) with Alaska Tales Whale Watching gave us the most amazing experience - we saw many whales, and they were so knowledgeable and passionate about the area and humpback whales - highly recommend!!

May 2022 - Thomas H.

Excellent experience and whale (well) worth it. Would use this group again.

May 2022 - Janette H.

Excellent tour. The guide was amazing. Saw plenty of whales, as the captain's knowledge of their locations was very good. On time for both departure and return to port. Very good price compared to the offers on the cruise ship, nearly 50% cheaper. I would recommend this company and would use again.

May 2022 - Steve P.

Everything it promised to be. Saw so many whales and our guide even had names for them. To add to this we had a great short stay at Mendenhall Glacier. Overall, great value!

May 2022 - Geraldine H.

It was great, we got to see the whales and the sea lions. The boat was very comfortable, able to see from inside the boat or out on the deck. The glaciers were amazing. I totally recommend this tour.

May 2022 - Rafael O.

It was a wonderful experience. The guides were very smart and promptly anwered all my questions with a smile on their faces. I loved it!

Oct 2021 - Joseph P.

Just Fabulous! We were a lucky group being that we saw a whale displaying unusual activity of slapping its tail in the water for a good length of time, followed by a breach. There were numerous whale sightings on our excursion. The crew of the boat, naturalist, and bus drivers were all excellent. Definitely worth every penny.

Sep 2021 - Alissa H.

We had a most excellent time! The tour guides were very informative and friendly. Would highly recommend!

Sep 2021 - Susan D.

Excursion staff were very friendly. 30 extra minutes at glacier would have allowed us to hike to the falls.

Sep 2021 - Jeffrey B.

Very good, knowledgeable crew. friendly and safe.

Sep 2021 - Udaya K.

It was a great experience - need more time for Glacier Tour

Sep 2021 - Guy L.

They were awesome!! Friendly people and SOooooo many whales!

Sep 2021 - Honeylyn K.

It's just alright.

Sep 2021 - David W.

Excellent trip all around. the crew on the whale watching boat were professional and knowledgeable. they found us 3 spots to see numerous whales. Mendenhall was a great walk and self guided. it really allowed us the freedom to explore all of the views of the glacier

Sep 2021 - Keith L.

Staff was wonderful, just wish we saw more whales and they were closer.

Sep 2021 - Jodi I.

Whale watching was fantastic. The staff was amazing and very family friendly! Thank you for a great experience!

Sep 2021 - PHILIP B.

The captain and crew were exemplary. Sue knew all you needed to know about the whales (20 or more), including their names.

Sep 2021 - Kirk M.

Absolutely amazing! We saw so many whales. Wonderful excursion.

Sep 2021 - Michael F.

The most incredible experience! We saw whales breaching and where as close as we can be! Truly amazing and highly recommended!!

Sep 2021 - Denise P.

It was awesome. Captain Ben and his crew were the best.

Sep 2021 - David M.

Despite the rain, we had a FANTASTIC time. Mendenhall Glacier visitor center was closed (didn't open til 10am, and our bus driver dropped us at 9 and picked up at 10). Didn't have time to walk the trails, but the views were still spectacular. The Whale Watching was indescribably incredible. Ben, Brit and Monica took us straight to a group of 14 whales who put on an incredible show of breeching and diving. Despite the rain (or because of it), they were unusually active and we have memories and videos for a lifetime. Great experience!

Sep 2021 - Richard M.

What a great Excursion. Ben,Bri and Monica did a great job. The whales put on a show!

Sep 2021 - Ann T.

We saw about 25 Whales. The crew on the boat named 17 of them. They knew who they were by the markings on their tails. Happy I booked with Alaska Shore Excurisions.

Aug 2021 - Nancy J.

Again, great information on the tour. Wonderful to be in a small vehicle (rather than a BUS!!). Many accolades to our driver and guide.

Aug 2021 - Jacqueline H.

Great tour! Saw many whale sightings during our 2 hour trip. Also had a good viewing of the Mendenhall Glacier from the park. Definitely worth it!

Aug 2021 - Mary B.

The bus driver and boat crew were fabulous! The information was informative and we saw a lot of whales!

Aug 2021 - James T.

There was not enough time at the Mendenhall Glacier - 45 minute round trip to walk to Nugget Falls with no time to enjoy the view - very disappointing - the whale watching tour was outstanding! Saw several groups of whales and the boat ride was a lot of fun.

Aug 2021 - Shirley S.

Had an amazing time! Bus driver drops you off at the Mendenhall Glacier area, he is very funny and knowledgeable about the Juneau area. After about an hour in the tour we get picked up again to get dropped off to the Whale Watching tour. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable as well. Got to see a few whale tails from afar. Overall a great experience. 10/10 recommend

Aug 2021 - Olga R.

Awesome experience! We are so happy we got to go out on this tour! The real highlight of our Alaska adventure!

Aug 2021 - Darlene P.

We had an amazing time on our whale watching tour! Brianna. Luke. Brian were the perfect hosts and very knowledgeable. We seen lots of whales and were very active.

Aug 2021 - Jake J.

Simply amazing! Capt. Ben, Monica and Bri were outstanding. We were fortunate enough to see a total of 14 whales!!!

Aug 2021 - Michael S.

What an amazing tour. We were able to see whales after whales and our tour guide gave us lots of facts about them.

Aug 2021 - Judy W.

Nice small boat experience. Friendly and informative.

Jul 2021 - Mary E.

We really enjoyed the tour. Monica, Luke, and the other man were awesome!!

Jun 2021 - Barrett B.

Close enough to almost touch "Bolt" the humpback juvenile. He was definitely curious about us. Such an awesome day. Clear skies (unusual) and great staff.

Jun 2021 - Leila C.

An amazing, once in a lifetime experience! We were able to see the whales and glacier up close. Our tour guides were knowledgeable and enthusiastic, which enhanced experience. Thank you for a memorable excursion.

Jun 2021 - Lyndon J.

We loved this tour. It was Amazing.

May 2021 - Glenn G.

They did everything they could to make the experience memorable! On a scale of 1 to 10, they re an 11!!

Sep 2020 - Judith H.

Whale watching was fantastic. Guides very knowledgeable and fun to cruise with. Saw orca and humpbacked whales. Fantastic. Bus ride to the glacier and back to the ship was well organized. Would recommend this side trip to others.

Oct 2019 - Fred S.

Great excursion. People were great to go with too. Highly recommend.

Oct 2019 - Melissa H.

We had a wonderful time on this excursion! The fella's on the whale watching boat were so knowledgeable and fun!!

Oct 2019 - Georgina N.

Amazing better than we could have hoped for. Excellent guide and a truly fantastic experience

Oct 2019 - Julianne D.

The staff is what makes the whale watching tour so phenomenal!! Just perfect! I would highly recommend this be added to your itinerary!!

Oct 2019 - Jordan L.

I am giving this only four stars because it was impossible to find the person when we got off the ship. There was a lot of people walking around with signs but we did not find a sign for this particular excursion. Once we did find them it was easier and the crew on the boat were extremely informative and very very helpful. Unfortunately we went late September so did not see a lot of activity but they definitely tried

Oct 2019 - Deborah S.

The glacier was a bit underwhelming as you really don't get near it The whale watching was much more compelling and fun.

Oct 2019 - Magdel Elizabeth V.

The administrative staff assisting with the arrangements were great. The pick up and drop off were punctual and great. We did not end up doing the combo tour just the whale watching. That was very good. The details mention that snacks are included. We received a bottle of water and a very tiny pack of sweets. I suggest that no mention is made of it even though if it is given as it is small. The description that snacks are included influence guests' planning on taking snacks with, having lunch before the tour etc. so rather don't mention it and what ever you then hand out is a bonus.

Oct 2019 - Norma K.

The boat & guides were very good. Unfortunately it was an extremely wet day which I think effected the overall quality of the tour. We did have whale sighting but nothing on a spectacular scale I'm afraid. Having said this I would recommend to others & hope they have better weather

Oct 2019 - Alperdis K.

Neither, rain, snow or darkness of night stops the postman from his appointed rounds.....and neither does this excursion! Unfortunately, we did not get the opportunity to experience the Mendenhall Glacier Tour due to the arrival time of our cruise ship, so we were switched to just the Whale Watching Tour! We had a delightful experience; even with the cold, rain and overcast conditions! We had several whale sightings and spotted a few sea lions! Considering the fact that we were one of the last excursions for the season; it was amazing to see these beautiful mammals before they retreated to Hawaii for the winter!

Oct 2019 - Helen R.

Enjoyed the bus driver to the crew. Thanks

Oct 2019 - LESLIE R.

First class loved every second of it. Well worth it plenty of whales and the crew were great. Much better value than booking on the cruise ship.

Sep 2019 - Leticia P.

We saw so many whales!!!! It was AMAZING!!!

Sep 2019 - Jennifer R.

We saw whales as promised! Also some hilarious sea lions. Captain Brandon was great at getting us close to the whales. Commentary by Matt was good too. We only wish we could have stayed out longer!

Sep 2019 - Wendy M.

Fantastic tour, crew were amazing. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Saw lots whales!!

Sep 2019 - Teresa K.

The whale watching- If you have never seen whales before this is the tour for you. You are very likely to see at least one if not more. Guides where great and boat was very comfy. Glacier- not enough time to really do both. By the time you walk up to the glacier it's time to head practically right back for the transfer to the boat for whale watching. Also not that great if your doing glacier bay then not really worth the added expense. If however, this is the the 1st or only glacier you are going to see then you need more time here and still would not recommend this part of the trip

Sep 2019 - Margaret M.

This tour was amazing. The women on the whale tour where very passionate and respectful of the whales. They were very knowledgeable and nice to talk to. The boat was clean and well heated inside. The bus driver was also well informed and friendly. I liked that the tour was with a smaller group of people. Overall it was excellent

Sep 2019 - Susan P.

Despite the rain we really enjoyed this trip. We were able to see quite a few whales. The glacier was spectacular though we would have liked a little longer here so we could have walked to Nugget Falls. All in all great time was had.

Sep 2019 - Kelly T.

Great trip. Wonderful to have young people passionately sharing their knowledge and love of the beautiful surroundings and nature!! Highly recommend

Sep 2019 - Mrs A L.

Friendly. Saw a pod of Orcas and humpbacks. Thank you Captain Rich, Hannah and Sarah for a truly amazing experience.

Sep 2019 - Mark M.

Glacier tour: Got lucky with the weather, and the scenery was awesome. Did a short walk close to the parking lot and saw a bear. Whale watching on the George Ryan: Rich, Sarah, and Hannah knew their stuff. They tried hard to make it a successful outing... And we did see several whales! Juan the bus driver did a great job and brought the whole thing together. Thanks.

Sep 2019 - Dione R.

The whale watching piece of this excursion was amazing! The Mendenhall Glacier piece was disappointing . I was under the impression we would be able to walk on the glacier and we didn't even get close.

Sep 2019 - Erin B.

I'm giving this review 3 stars.. we loved the whale watching!! It was amazing!!! However the glacier tour left much to be desired. We did this portion first. We arrived and were given less than 1hr to explore the area. Give the size of the area and things to explore more time would have been better. You basically have to decide upon arrival which areas you will avoid due to time. However the driver to and from the glacier was exceptional and very knowledgeable. The staff on the whale watching tour was amazing and we saw a few whales very close to the boat. It was a fantastic experience. Overall a very good day.

Sep 2019 - Telester T.

Whale watching is very interesting. My binoculars are very useful out there and just seeing them spout waster in the air and flipping was wiorth the trip.

Sep 2019 - Ruth C.

Great time out on the boat with very knowledgeable and friendly staff. They gave us plenty of time to film the whales we saw, and also took us to see some seals. Well worth the time and money. Highly recommended.

Sep 2019 - Gerwyn T.

Brilliant trip, saw several whales Friendly and helpful crew thanks to captain Lauren, Katie and Danielle. Time out at Mendenhall glacier was well worth it.

Sep 2019 - SUZANNE J.

It was a good day seeing glaciers and whales! Juan the bus driver was a wealth of information and so were Rich, Hannah and Sophie on the boat! Seeing both Orca and humpbacks was wonderful. Sue

Sep 2019 - John H.

It was a great tour and we saw many whales which was thrilling. The ladies running the tour were very knowledgeable and interesting.

Sep 2019 - Richard E.

We had a great time! We had A few whales following our boat! I only wish there was a way to electronically tip because I never carry cash.

Sep 2019 - John F.

Wonderful experience!

Sep 2019 - Richard F.

Thoroughly enjoyed this excursion. We saw many Orca and Humpback Whales along with epic scenes which resulted in awesome photos and memories. Big thanks to Captain Rich, Katie, and Matt. Well done!

Sep 2019 - Lillie S.

I really enjoyed the Whale watching and Mendenhall Glacier Tour. We made so many special memories with our family. I will never forget. Love it.

Sep 2019 - Kathy D.

The staff was great and very informative.

Sep 2019 - Renee J.

This was a great tour. We used ASE vs using the cruise ship excursions and saved money. I would use ASE again if we make another trip. Thank you ASE!!

Sep 2019 - Stephen M.

Well run; well coordinated and very efficient. We got the maximum time on this tour and would do it again. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff..every one of them. Cant miiss this great experience if you are in Juneau

Sep 2019 - Kelly K.

We had so much fun enjoying the beautiful sight of humpback whales and orcas swimming around the boat. Our captain got us right in the middle of the action!

Sep 2019 - Stefani C M.

We had the BEST CREW on our whale watching tour. They were knowledgeable, confident and clearly invested in their environment. We enjoyed multiple sightings of humpback whales; so the visual of each group would continue for 4-5 minutes. Then we saw orcas! And it wasn't just one and it wasn't once. There were a large group of them and we enjoyed them (with the crew!) for quite a while. Our viewing of the orcas ended with two of them coming directly toward our vessel as if to bisect it. I'll never forget the size of these orcas at a distance of 20-30'. Just amazing. It was a most memorable couple of hours of the trip!

Sep 2019 - Sylvia H.

Wonderful experience. Crew was excellent and very knowledgeable. Ready to answer all our questions and sharing the experience was a great time for our family. I would highly recommend this excursion to all.

Sep 2019 - Goran C.

Absolutely amazing!!! Everybody on your team were very knowledgeable and gave us great information about area. We had good time, and definitely we ll recommend you to our family and friends.

Sep 2019 - Jason C.

Our excursion was right in time. The bus driver was informative about Juneau. We would have liked a little longer at Mendenhall Glacier than an hour. The whale watching was fun and we did see some whale tails. The snack provided was a small package of Mott s Gummies, I personally think this should have been crackers or something. Overall, the excursion was great and we would recommend it.

Sep 2019 - Rajiv P.

Excellent tour to see Mendenhall Glacier and for whale watching

Sep 2019 - Brenda T.

The whales weren't very active which is disappointing. The boat was very nice though. Very modern and well kept.

Sep 2019 - Charline D.

A must do

Sep 2019 - Suzanne W.

Transportation well orchestrated. Awesome crew. Very informative!

Sep 2019 - Donna D.

The bus driver was knowledgeable and very pleasant. The whale watching crew was wonderful. They were polite and knowledgeable and spotted whales at multiple sites. I found the whole experience to be a great one!

Sep 2019 - Marcie B.

Very much enjoyed both the glacier tour and the whale watching. I would of like more time at the Mendenhall Glacier.

Sep 2019 - Angie H.

Absolutely the best whale watching crew ever!! Lauren and crew were knowledgeable, enthusiastic and so much fun!! They knew where to go to find the whales! And they obviously had a deep love for them. The Glacier tour was much too short for us to get to the glacier and back to the bus. Overall, friendly and helpful. Great experience!

Sep 2019 - Bart A.

Wonderful! Saw super pod of orcas and several humpback whales! Very informative and nice guides.

Sep 2019 - Janice B.

I gave this score mainly for the Mendenhall glacier tour. I didn't expect to be dropped off at a park and you walk it with no guide. It was raining so that made it more miserable. But I will say...the whale watching trip saved the day. was still raining when we were getting on the boat. I felt the walk was a bit long on the slippery dock. But while on the boat we had a great crew and did get to see whales. It rained the entire time but Kenny made it fun for the passengers. I wish that it was a sunny day...but it was still great. When disembarking the boat, it was getting dark and the dock had some very slippery spots. It almost looked as if charters had layed their catch on the dock and left it slimy. I know how this gets since I'm from a fishing town in Florida. I was concerned for some of the passengers, as they were older and had some disabilities. All in all. ..a great trip on the boat.

Sep 2019 - Dave B.

The boat crew was amazing! The captain did a great job of taking us right to where the whales were and the other crew members told us what to expect when viewing the whales as well as helping everyone know where to look. Overall, it was a great adventure!!

Sep 2019 - Barbara B.

Great time! Weather was a bit rainy but the experience was fun and the staff did a great job making sure the experience was enjoyable.

Sep 2019 - Alexandra F.

Excellent excursion!!. Staff very friendly and professional. We saw various whales and the experience in the Mendenhall Glacier was beautiful (hope they can extend their time in the Glacier, 1 hour is too short).

Sep 2019 - Jonathan R.

Good treatment and good excursion.

Sep 2019 - Steven M.

We had a great time, saw whales as soon as we got there. saw some seals too. The boat was great, very roomy and comfortable, really good viewing. The crew was fantastic friendly and informative. We made the right choice. I would highly recommend this. Thanks

Sep 2019 - Patricia H.

We had a great time! I would highly recommend this tour!

Sep 2019 - Renee C.

The tour was good. I wish we would have had more time at the Mendenhall Glacier. It is 2 mile round trip easy hike to the glacier and a beautiful waterfall. There are other shorter trails that lead to scenic areas, but we only had an hour at the park so no time to really enjoy the scenery. The whale watching part of the tour was good. We saw several whales and the naturalists on board the boat were great.

Sep 2019 - Carolyn M.

It was a very enjoyable excursion. The staff was extremely knowledgeable.

Sep 2019 - Kirk H.

Loved this excursion. When we got off the boat we were sent to the wrong meeting stop by someone on shore and we missed our original bus. Your company was kind enough to put us on another bus to meet up with our group later at the Mendenhall Glacier. We were so grateful. Thank you so much for your kindness. I highly recommend your company.

Sep 2019 - Amber H.

I highly recommend this excursion! It was amazing. Our driver was very knowledgeable and pointed out the wildlife and showed us a lot about the town. On the self guided tour he showed us where the best spots were. Then the whale watching was perfect the staff was super friendly and knowledgeable about the whales and other animals we came across. It also didn't hurt that the weather was beautiful and the whales were so active. We had the chance to see two jump out and two more play in seaweed for awhile. It was my favorite excursion I went on!

Sep 2019 - Paul P.

This excursion included a boat ride out to see the whales was a great experience. We got to see 4 whales and one of them with her calf diving at the same time. Just spectacular. The guides on the boat actually recognized them and hand names for each of the whales. Also saw lots of salmons and bears at the Mendenhall Glacier which in itself is spetacular. Just a footnote. I left my wallet on the boat and only notice once I boarded the cruise ship. I was able to get a hold of them and got great service from this group. They found the wallet and brought it back to the boat before the cruise ship left. Great honest service. Thanks to them the rest of cruise was stress free.

Sep 2019 - Sylvia D.

Well worth the time and expense.

Sep 2019 - Rohith G.

The Juneau Whale Watching was fantastic. The Captain took us to where the whales were. The guide was excellent. Knew her stuff, and so personable! Saw many whales and the scenery was breathtaking!!!! The Mendenhall Glacier Tour was OK.

Sep 2019 - Marsha R.

it was fine. Whale watching was better than the glacier

Sep 2019 - TABATHA T.

Fun tour; the guides on the boat were fun and very knowledgeable.

Sep 2019 - Deanna H.

Fantastic whale and glacier tour. Guides were great and got to see lots of humpbacks!! Transportation from cruise to tour was very easy.

Sep 2019 - Warren K.

Staff was great!! Mendenhall Glacier portion of the tour could be improved though. Was hoping for more / better access to the glacier.

Sep 2019 - Stuart F.

A great trip. All staff were accommodating, considerate and humorous. Logistics were spot on, we saw dozens of whales and sea lions, to the delight of the grandchildren and were delivered right to the cruise ship gangway. Couldn t have been more pleased with staff and arrangements

Sep 2019 - Mary N.

Good tour. We were a little pressed for time at the glacier but were able to make it all the way out and back in time but we had to hustle. Could have used another 10-15 minutes there. Otherwise, happy with this tour. Thanks!

Sep 2019 - Victoria G.

Very informative guides

Sep 2019 - Alex N.

Well arranged accompanied with proffesional advice. In a weather like we encountered would have liked the boat to stop at the watching spots rather than slow down

Aug 2019 - James P.

Excellent tour and really informative. We saw a large number of whales.

Aug 2019 - Kelly H.

The ladies on this tour were amazing! Did a great job being informative and entertaining. I believe it was Lindsay doing the overall tour guide, she was fabulous!

Aug 2019 - Manina M.

The tour guides (Libby, Rich, and Katie) were very knowledgeable, and they knew where to take us to see whales. One whale was so very close to the aft end of the boat I could see his eye. It was great to see the Mendenhall Glacier.

Aug 2019 - Anthony M.

We are glad we booked through this excursion company instead of with the cruise line because we were able to combine both the whale watching and the Mendenhall Glacier in one tour. We would have had to choose one or the other with the cruise line. The tour was also less expensive. The guides were friendly and informative. We had Juan as our bus driver and he was great--liked his humor. Our naturalists on the boat were very knowledgeable. We especially liked Katie, because of her friendly demeanor.

Aug 2019 - Kathy C.

Excellent. Loved the whale watching. Capt. Rich, Aaron and Kenny were great. Loved every minute of it.

Aug 2019 - Atiba B.

Overall, my wife and I enjoyed the tour. We really liked the bus driver (Mark? - the older guy that says "everything and that"). His casual and humorous tour style made the rides fun and informative. We also enjoyed the whale watching portion of the tour. We quietly admired that it was an all female crew and how smooth they ran things. Some of the scenery as the sun was setting were some of the most beautiful things I've seen and hope to never forget. Our only complaint about the tour is that the Mendenhall portion seemed rushed and was not enough time to see everything. We had to skip the visitor center and quickly admire the glacier then speed walk to the waterfall, quickly admire that and then speed walk back to barely catch the bus in time.

Aug 2019 - Alex A.

Unfortunately, we were never able to catch a whale breaching. Did see a couple of fins and some blows from them though. Mendenhall Glacier was amazing. Guides were informative though

Aug 2019 - Ken W.

This Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier Tour was worth every penny from the time I contacted the receptionist until the time I returned from each phase of the tour. We saw Whales, Eagles, Black Bear up close and salmon spawning. The courtesy driver, Rob and Captain Laura and her team made sure we had a great time and pointed out key areas of Juneau and where the whales were surfacing. The good part is I booked through Alaska Shore Excursions which saved me a lot of money as opposed to booking through the cruise line.

Aug 2019 - Andrew H.

Fantastic time, and fantastic crew. You will see whales, and plenty of them!

Aug 2019 - Mital M.

Best one ever.

Aug 2019 - Prentice W.

The BEST experience hands down! The cherry on the top of our Alaskan Cruise! Highly recommend!!!

Aug 2019 - Greg T.

The whale watching tour, about 2 hours, was incredible and a highlight of our trip! We were fortunate as we were able to see about 10 humpback whales bubbling to eat fish as well as a family of orcas. We also saw about 6 seals back at the wharf swimming and summing themselves!! Captain Rick, Libby and Aaron were very knowledgeable guides as they provided insights into whale and orca behaviour. You can quickly appreciate their passion and respect of the animals. They also were great at providing accurate locations where the whales would surface. It was a great experience and one not soon to be forgotten! The Mendenhall glacier was breathtaking and a worthwhile experience. The hour spent there was a bit rushed and an extra 30 minutes would have been nice to allow enough time to walk to the waterfalls and still have time at the lookout point. We also saw a large porcupine (about the size of a small bear) in the brush - never knew a porcupine could be that large! Juan, our driver, was entertaining and informative as he pointed out various points of interest throughout our time on the bus. Total tour time is approximately 4-4.5 hrs including bus ride, glacier and whale watching. Would definitely recommend this tour if visiting Juneau on any cruise ship! G. Tokessy, Kanata, Ontario, Canada

Aug 2019 - Dawn S.

A great excursion which we would recommend to everyone. The staff were knowledgeable and very competent. Seeing whales bubble netting and feeding was fascinating.

Aug 2019 - Brenda H.

Had a great time

Aug 2019 - Roberta T.

This excursion was the best!! We especially enjoyed the whale watching. Our crew - Lauren, Matt and Aaron - we so good. They made sure we were able to see lots of whales and even saw an orca!! I would highly recommend this excursion.

Aug 2019 - Lori N.

Beautiful and comfortable boat that had a very knowledgeable crew

Aug 2019 - Sheila R.

Mendenhall was amazing seeing brown bears great whale watching was good saw a lot of whales no other wildlife they werent so close i believe on other tours quite near boat guess your luck on day girls gave good information.

Aug 2019 - Cheryl D.

We saw an orca whale and numerous humpback whales, our guide could even identify them by name just as he saw their tails come up as they dove down into the water.

Aug 2019 - JOHN O.

Whale tour was great, saw orcas and humpbacks. We did not have nearly enough time at Mendenhall Glacier!!!! We had to RUSH to get down and back to Nugget Falls and were still late for the bus by 10 minutes. Would have loved to have time to walk the trails and explore and actually enjoy it. Need 2 hours (at very least 1.5)! We were suppose to have an hour but the bus driver waited 10 minutes to let us off and we were already there! Should have asked to jump off immediately!!!

Aug 2019 - Terry H.

The captain and her staff got us so close to the whales. It was amazing. The crew was friendly and very knowledgeable.

Aug 2019 - Walter J.

Crew very knowledgeable, had a great time.

Aug 2019 - Michael H.

Had a blast!

Aug 2019 - Sean T.

Fantastic experience. The captain and crew on the whale watching boat were a real pleasure. We had the chance to see Orcas and Humpbacks.

Aug 2019 - Joyce F.

We loved this tour!! Our driver was entertaining and it was fun riding on an old brightly colored school bus. We loved that our whale watching boat was smaller than many of the others looking for whales which were jam packed with people and the gals that owned the boat were great in making sure we saw whales which we did!! They were very friendly and we got lots of great photographs. Highly recommend this excursion when in Juneau.

Aug 2019 - Teresa W.

excellent adventure!!

Aug 2019 - Victor L.

The Mendenhall Glacier tour was good but the Whale Watching did not meet our expectation as we only saw two whales. Tour driver Robert is knowledgeable and helpful but his busy schedule meant that we have to wait for him to pick us up at the Mendenhall Glacier as well as after the Whale Watching.

Aug 2019 - Vincent G.

Excellent whale watching day. Excellent staff on the boat. I wish there could have been a little more time at the Glacier so we could have walked out to the falls and spent some time. But I would recommended this tour to anyone.

Aug 2019 - Alan E.

The tour was very well organized. My only complaint was that I was not sure where we would be met. We ended up walking into town when the bus basically met you at the ship. No big deal it was a nice walk. The bus driver to the glacier and dock was friendly and informative. We saw many eagles on the way to the glacier. It would have been nice to have a little more time to explore the glacier but we made good use of our time. Upon arrival at the dock the crew, Capt Rich, Aaron, and Danielle were friendly and informative. At our first stop we saw a hump back whale do a full breach out of the water !! We saw many other whales, and of course the scenery was spectacular. I would highly recommend this tour.

Aug 2019 - Nanette L.

Good trip

Aug 2019 - Rosemary M.

Great guides and we were on a new boat . Saw a lot of whales. The walk to the glacier was nice and took pictures of the falls.

Aug 2019 - Rosemary M.

Great guides and we were on a new boat. Saw a lot of whales. The walk to the glacier was nice and took pictures of the falls.

Aug 2019 - Steve E.

Whale watching was awesome. Sarah and the crew were great! Mendenhall was good but I would suggest allowing an hour and a half there as we didn't have enough time to walk down to the water fall which was a bummer.

Aug 2019 - Gary S.

This was by far our favorite excursion during our Alaska Cruise. Captain Rich was great and Aaron and Matt were very helpful in helping us locate and anticipate the whales. Seas were a little choppy at times but Rich kept us in good stead and the best positions to see the whales in the sunset. The Glacier Tour presented good photo ops but you really don't get close to the glacier and the waterfall is a bit of a hike. Still worth the trip. Highly recommend!

Aug 2019 - Julia T.

Whale watching was fantastic, the Glacier trip was disappointing as we only had 45mins and could not walk there and back to the waterfall in time to catch the bus.

Aug 2019 - Joanne A.

Amazing day out well worth doing got plenty of time at the glacier and got to see 4 whales.. all crew were so helpful and answered any questions we had..

Aug 2019 - Kenn G.

5 stars

Aug 2019 - Mary M.

Awesome guides, clean and new boat, and plenty of whales.

Aug 2019 - Gregory W J.

My friends, wife and I like this tour a lot. Mendenhall Glacier is quite beautiful, as is Nugget Falls. I liked the size of our boat for the whale watching. There were about 20 of us on board. The boat was two stories so there was plenty of room to see things and move around. The crew was curious, knowledgable and professional. Our safety was important to them. Following the rules and the law (not getting too close to the whales) was important to them. I respected this. Then, we proceeded to see five whales. They are beautiful creatures. This was an excellent tour.

Aug 2019 - Kelly H.

Great staff!

Aug 2019 - Ronda R.

What an awesome experience! We saw whales, seals and eagles. The crew was very knowledgeable and passionate about their job! I would absolutely do this excursion again!

Aug 2019 - Nancy M.

An amazing experience.

Aug 2019 - Daniel M.

Great crew. Lots of whale sightings, knowledgeable staff. Glacier was ok. Entry to visitor centre and a trail to a scenic waterfall but not enough time to make the 2 mile walk. Also glacier was much further away than anticipated and would take hours to get to from the visitor center

Aug 2019 - Arthur J.

First rate tour, Knowledgeable Staff. saw whales as promist Admired the Mendenhall Glacier, Juan entertaining driver

Aug 2019 - Xuguang S.

Great experience and incredible view. Very knowledgeable guides

Aug 2019 - Kristopher O.

Highly recommend this tour. Very nice, new boat with friendly staff. We saw quite a few whales and even some breaching!

Aug 2019 - GUY C.

Friendly and talkative. They took us straight to the common whale spots and described in great detail the whales we were seeing and their behavioral traits. Beautiful photo opportunities and some fantastic memories

Aug 2019 - Carol F.

We loved this tour! We saw quite a few whales. The tour leaders were well informed. The boat was brand new and very nice. The ride was very smooth.

Aug 2019 - Jack G.

Knowledgeable staff and well run. Enjoyed very much!

Aug 2019 - Pranab M.

The Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier tour was an excellent option for Juneau for our family of four. The 7-year-old was disappointed that she was not able to "walk on the glacier" as we had done on Athabasca in the Canadian Rockies (but that is the exception for glacier visits). We also lost some time due to congestion on the roads, but that is the price you pay for an excellent sunny day. The bus operator and the whale-watching boat operators/guides were excellent- we recommend this to all.

Aug 2019 - Deborah D.

This was an awesome excursion! From the bus driver to Mendenhall Glacier to the whale watching crew of Rich, Libby and Hannah, all of them were so knowledgeable and informative. they answered all of our many questions and truly have a passion for what they were doing! We saw many whales, both killer whales and humpback whales and were truly mesmerized by their true size and beauty. This was our 1st time to Alaska and our 1st time on a cruise. We can't wait to come back to Alaska hopefully by RV so we can stay longer!!!

Aug 2019 - BJ W.

We had a great experience with the whales. We saw 7 in a feeding area. Our guides were amazing and great knowledge about the whales we saw.

Aug 2019 - Hubert H.

What an amazing day! I would give folks another half hour at Mendelhall Glacier, but the whale watching was extraordinary. Luke, Libby and Justin provided superb advantage points to view humpback whales. In fact, they stayed out some extra time to view a whale breaching. What an exceptional crew and memories.

Aug 2019 - Pandora V.

This was a nice excursion. The bus driver was very informative. The visit to Mendenhall was a bit short. The crew on the boat were great. The narrator was informative and funny. Time on the boat was sufficient and we saw whales!! Thanks!

Aug 2019 - Kathleen C.

This was a highlight of our trip! Very nice boat with comfortable, indoor captains chair seats. Matt was very knowledgeable and friendly, in fact all staff were friendly and helpful. We saw orcas and humpback whales pretty close to the boat. Our family had from ages 9 to 75 and everyone liked the tour very much! Just the perfect amount of time. Highly recommend!

Aug 2019 - Michael P.

We had a great time. The crew was amazing.

Aug 2019 - Phil P.

This was amazing! Definitely a highlight of our trip. I would highly recommend this.

Aug 2019 - Winfried R.

Awesome day with nice people.

Aug 2019 - Mandi W.

Awesome water views, crew was knowledgeable and got us great when sightings. Boat was the best we saw on the water (new boat).

Jul 2019 - Cecile N.

Very nice boat and great crew. We saw whales and learned a lot more about whales. Great job!

Jul 2019 - Karen B.

The whale watching trip was great. We saw 5 whales for a lengthy amount of time. The crew on the boat was very knowledgeable. Fun time.

Jul 2019 - Colin J.

I took the whale watch at 4pm, which was fortunate as there were only 10 people on this cruise and it gave us better opportunities to move around the boat and see the whales and killer whales. We were fortunate to get alongside a killer whale pod and followed them for along time. Earlier on I was taken by bus to the Mendenhall Glacier and had more than enough time to visit Nugget falls where the flow was fantastic and also the lookout Mendenhall Glacier. The bus driver was very informative about all things relating to Juneau. Quite impressive.

Jul 2019 - Anna C.

An amazing time on our excursion. We saw many humpback whales and two even went under our boat and came up on the other side! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.

Jul 2019 - Tiffany F.

Wonderful experience! Staff was very knowledgeable and friendly! Enjoyed bus portion more than expected. Boat was clean and comfortable.

Jul 2019 - Shirley W.

This was a great trip. Saw lots of whales and some sea lions. However, they need a better speaker on the boat, so people in the back can hear him.

Jul 2019 - Leo L.

What an incredible day!! It instantly became my favorite vacation experience of all time and I cannot stop thinking about the whale watching. The glacier was fun to visit but the whale watching was something I've run out of superlatives to describe. Captain Sarah and Naturalist Katie were fantastic. They both had so much personality and really understood the experience. We saw a bunch of humpback activity including a breach and, just before we headed back to port, saw a mother humpback whale and her calf breach simultaneously and they followed it up with six other breaches plus a bunch of slapping of their fins on the water's surface. Luckily I captured about five minutes of the activity on video. Others on the boat captured it in photographs. I highly recommend this excursion to anyone visiting Juneau.

Jul 2019 - Anne D.

We saw 10 whales in 2 hours. The guide was very knowledgeable and clearly enjoys his job. The driver was friendly and did a good job.

Jul 2019 - Randy C.

It was a great experience. Mendenhall Glacier was beautiful. My wife and I took the short hike to nugget falls which was equally as beautiful. We saw whales up close and even saw two calves with their mothers. The naturalist on board was very knowledgeable and friendly.

Jul 2019 - Mark C.

We loved our tour, especially the whales where our guides provided us with many whale sightings. We would book again with this group!

Jul 2019 - Karel J.

All good!

Jul 2019 - Susan B.

I would highly recommend this tour. They were very professional and Libby was very knowledgeable. Everyone on staff was so friendly and accommodating. The boat was nice and we got to see lots of whales. We will cherish those memories forever. Susan, Columbia, SC

Jul 2019 - ROGER J.

Fantastic whale watching. we were in the middle of a pod of whales for at least one hour. Crew was great! Highly recommend!!

Jul 2019 - Darwin L.

Great information given and friendly staff

Jul 2019 - Richard S.

5 stars. Great excursion. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Great boat. Would recommend!

Jul 2019 - Denise P.

Our driver, Robert was engaging. He gave us little tidbits about the city and pointed out bald eagles and places of interest along the way. The crew for the whale watching was very friendly. Capt. Luke took us to an area where the whales were feeding and we saw several jump out of the water at the same time. Libby and Sarah were terrific and very knowledgeable. Overall it was a great experience.

Jul 2019 - Michelle B.

Excellent time and we were fortunate to see a couple different whales that day. Crew was fantastic.

Jul 2019 - Beth B.

Our bus driver and tour guide through Juneau was great and the whale watch was amazing! Our captain, Lauren, and naturalists Libby and Regina all did a fantastic job making sure we had the opportunity to see as many whales as possible that day! They took the time to answer any questions we had and explained a lot about what we were seeing.

Jul 2019 - Steven S.

We just got back from our whale watching adventure with Captain Lauren, Matt and Hannah. We had a blast. They were great. They knew exactly where to go to show us the majestic sea creatures in the area. The boat was very clean and safe. Transfers to and from the ship was seamless. I would highly recommend this crew for a day of fun and Alaskan adventure!

Jul 2019 - Lisa B.

This was an amazing experience! The captain and the guides were so knowledgeable about whales and had a real talent - maybe instinct on where to take us for the best experience. We saw 2 Orcas as we headed to find the Humpback whales. We saw multiple humpbacks but the best experience was seeing a baby (referred to as Bunson) who seemed like he wanted to put on a show for us - flapping his fin over and over like he was waving, and breaching the water to do spins while his mother hunted near by. Coming back to the dock we also saw a little otter swimming along. This excursion was truly the highlight of our trip! I think our guides were Matt, Hannah and Megan? Wish I d written it down - they deserve the kudos!

Jul 2019 - Shannon D.

This was fantastic. We saw bubble feeding! Women and boat captain who led this tour were enthusiastic, knowledgeable and very competent guides. Excellent experience.

Jul 2019 - Laurie C.

Great experience. Friendly and informative crew! Saw lots of whales and a baby too.

Jul 2019 - Robert S.

Thrilled to see whales. Captain Lauren and her two assistants Matt & Hannah were outstanding. Matt, particularly, was so helpful and informative.

Jul 2019 - Delvin Y.

The all-girl team that took us out were top notch!! This excursion was one of the high points of our trip to Alaska. We saw at least 10 whales including one pod expressing bubble feeding behaviour. 5 stars!!

Jul 2019 - Gregory V.

We saw 8-10 wales bubble feeding. Tremendous sight. Saw and tracked 3 other whales including a mother and her pup. Libby, Hannah and captain Rick did a great job They were very knowledgeable and shared that knowledge with the passengers. Highly recommend

Jul 2019 - Ronald W.

The whale watching was great and we got to see killer whales which, as we understand it, is rare occasion. The Mendenhall Glacier was not that impression, but, then again, we had already visited Hubbard Glacier which was spectacular.

Jul 2019 - Michael B.

A great trip on a great new boat with a great team. A wonderful visit to the glacier and a special whale watch where we were treated to a triple breach. Wow. Well done Alaska Shore Excursions. Additionally better value than the cruise ship. 5 stars

Jul 2019 - Catherine V.

Would have liked more time at the glacier.

Jul 2019 - JOSE ANTONIO S.

Awesome team, awesome experience!! Probably I would add a few minutes at the glacier. Only walking to the waterfall and back takes almost an hour. The bus driver, out of this world, what a nice guy. The team at the vessel, so professional. Overall, flawless!!

Jul 2019 - Christina S.

This was everyone's favorite excursion!! It was very easy to find the meeting point once we got off the boat.The whale watching was amazing awesome beyond our expectations. Captain Rich, Aaron, and Hannah really knew their stuff. I highly recommend!

Jul 2019 - Fred W.

What a great time. Our trip began with Robert giving us a great narration of Juneau on our way to Mendenhall Glacier. We were given ample time to walk some trails and visit the national park at Mendenhall. Robert then picked us back up and drove us to the boat. We were met by the crew and boarded the boat. What an adventure! We were given great narration about the local area and whales by Hannah. Captain Rich was able to find a pod of Orca whales. Orcas are very hard to find in the are. We also were able to see several humpbacks right by the boat. We saw eagles and other birds on our trip. It was a great day. I know you cannot predict when and where whales will be, but Captain rich was spot on this trip. We were thoroughly entertained and enjoyed the whole trip from the start to the finish. This is a great way to check off two things to do in Juneau.

Jul 2019 - Gerald C.

Great tour saw lots of whales. Trip to glacier was nice but you are a ways away when viewing

Jul 2019 - Sandee S.

The whale watching was awesome. We saw many whales including one that did a full breach twice and then flapped his tail like 20 times. It was a unique experience and a nice boat to view from. The Glacier was lame. It's melted so far back you can't see too much and you definitely don't get close to any ice. The time allowed is to short to even make the short hike to the waterfall.

Jul 2019 - Teri J.

This was one of the best excursions I have ever been on. The crew went out of their way to make sure we got to see whale! They were friendly, fun and very accommodating. I highly recommend this tour.

Jul 2019 - Joann B.

very nice

Jul 2019 - Nilima R.

Comfortable, new boat with lots of time to view the whales. We saw about 5. Guides were helpful and careful to not go too close to the whales as other boats do. The trip to the Glacier is a drop off and pick up with about 45-50 min there. If you want to walk to the waterfall, you have to walk fast! It would be nicer to do the Glacier after the whales and have more time there.

Jul 2019 - Robert S.

Great guides and amazing whale viewing.

Jul 2019 - Michael B.

We saw many whales.

Jul 2019 - Joerg A.

We had perfect weather and the stop at the Mendenhall Glacier was very nice offering a beautiful view. The whale watching trip was absolutely fabulous. The scenery was breathtaking. We saw killer whales only feet away and a humpback whale. The crew provided great insights. Any time again.

Jul 2019 - Maria Laura U.

Me encanto Gracias