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Whale Watch and Mendenhall Glacier Combo Tour

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    What to Expect
    Make your way to the Mt. Roberts Tramway by your selected check-in time. Meet your guide for an informative ride through Juneau en route to the boat harbor, where you will board a 24- or 49-passenger whale-watching boat, complete with a heated cabin, spacious deck, and wide windows well suited for wildlife watching.

    With the help of your guide, spotting whales during your cruise is a breeze. The captain will announce a sighting and slow the boat so you can get that perfect photo from the deck, and an on-board naturalist can provide additional information and answer any of your questions about Alaskan wildlife.

    Then, continue to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Enjoy free time taking photos or walking down the hiking and nature trails, choosing a flexible departure time best suited to your schedule. A shuttle departs from the glacier to the Mt. Roberts Tramway every 30 minutes, making this tour well-suited for tight schedules.

    Please note: Afternoon tours are reversed: The first stop is Mendenhall Glacier and includes and appointed pickup time, followed by a whale watching tour.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    • Mt. Roberts Tramway
    • The meeting place is under the cables in front of the Mt. Roberts Tramway.
    Return Details
    Mt. Roberts Tramway
    • Round-trip transportation between port and boat harbor
    • 2-hour whale watching tour on 24-passenger jet boat or 49-passenger catamaran
    • Heated cabin with wide viewing windows, spacious decks for whale watching, and bathrooms on board
    • Informative professional driver guide during transfers
    • Naturalist on whale tour
    • Water and a light snack aboard the whale boat
    • Flexible shuttle return from glacier to downtown Juneau port
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Tour time is a check-in time; departure is within 15 to 30 minutes.
    • The meeting place is under the cables in front of the Mt. Roberts Tramway.
    • All ports or docks are within 10 minutes walking distances, except one - the A Dock - which provides a “Downtown” shuttle to the Mt. Roberts Tramway.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the name of their ship
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
    • No food is allowed at the Mendenhall Glacier.
    • Tour operates in all weather conditions, so please dress appropriately in layers and for the likely chance of rain. It is recommended that you wear warm layered clothing, a waterproof jacket and comfortable slip-proof shoes
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • *This combination tour does not work for any Norweigan Joy passengers due to the early all aboard and also major construction in Juneau
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We were on a cruise in July 2019 and decided to book through trip advisor rather than through our cruise ship. It was lovely to come off the boat and avoid the hustle and bustle to find our guide quietly and get on the bus. The bus driver narrated interesting tidbits about
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    My husband and I went on September 23. We could not believe how many whales we saw. It was spectacular. We saw a baby humpback with its mother. Russell, Daniel and James were amazing tour guides on the trip!
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    We were booked with Harv and Marv on a small boat. Our tour with them was canceled due to weather. I was so very disappointed that I was almost in tears. We found Juneau tours at the pier and they were able to get us on a larger boat and a trip to Mendenhall Glacier. It was
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    We did this tour last month with my 2 elderly parents with limited mobility. It was fantastic! The team, consisting of Capt. Dan, Dave and Marina were so knowledgeable and made sure we had our fill of whale sightings. Their own passion about the whales and Juneau was clear to
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    Despite the day being mostly a wet one, the company lived up to its name and whales were spotted, so there were no refunds. A beach full of lazing sea lions was also visited. The crew was great and obviously love their job and did their upmost to make sure the passengers were
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