Juneau Whale Watching Adventure Tour

For an amazing experience and the chance to have an excursion you'll never forget, come aboard for this Juneau whale watching adventure including our 100% guarantee you will see whales!

Our captains and naturalists will take you in search of humpback and killer whales, Steller sea lions, Dall's porpoise, harbor seals, bald eagles, bears and deer, making for the ultimate Southeast Alaska Wildlife Viewing. Your Juneau whale watching journey will take you through Favorite Channel, Stephens Passage, Lynn Canal or Saginaw Channel.

This Juneau whale watching tour leaves downtown and drives through the beautiful Mendenhall Valley on the way out to scenic Auke Bay. At Auke Bay all passengers will board one of our specially designed boats for Southeast Alaska wildlife viewing. Large windows inside a heated cabin provide for a comfortable and exceptional viewing experience. Two outdoor decks provide for up-close viewing capabilities of some of Alaska's most incredible creatures. Our experienced guides and naturalists take you on a whale watching adventure of a lifetime throughout the majestic glacier-carved waters of Southeast Alaska.

The highlight of this tour is seeing the humpback whales that have traveled to Alaska for feeding in the nutrient rich waters of Alaska's capitol city. Once a whale is spotted, our captain will slow down and allow the passengers outside on the front and back viewing decks for excellent picture opportunities and an up close experience.

This is a day you will never forget! Included in this tour are complimentary snacks and beverages. Don't forget to bring a warm and rainproof jacket to spend some time on one of the outdoor viewing decks!

Included: Snacks and beverages.

Please note: 100% Guaranteed whale sightings or full refund. Our boats are fully enclosed with a heated cabin and restrooms on-board. There are also two outdoor decks for viewing. Child's rates are for children age 2-12.

Duration: 3-3.5 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal. )


  • Roundtrip transportation from cruise ship terminal
  • 100% Guaranteed whale sightings or full refund for the whale watching portion of your tour
  • Beverages and light snacks
  • Restrooms available onboard the boat

Duration: 3.5 hours. Tour times below are approximate:

  • 1.5 hours roundtrip transportation
  • 2 hours whale watching onboard a boat

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets in 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.

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!

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. 

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Duration: 3-3.5 hours

Number of Passengers *

Adult: $110.00

Child (2-12): $90.00

Infant (Free under 2): $0.00

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