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Juneau Wildlife Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier

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    What to Expect
    Our tour representatives will meet you at the main cruise ship terminal and check you in for the excursion. You will board a transport bus with a guide that will bring you to the Mendenhall Glacier for 45 minute stop. Here you will be able to explore the area on your own. The parking lot is a very short walking distance to magnificent photo opportunities, hiking trails, visitor's center, and bear viewing platforms raised above the salmon spawning streams. Once the glacier exploration is complete, we will transport you to the local boat harbor. Where you will be met by our captain and crew who will walk you past the fishing fleet to board one of our state-of-the-art boats built for wildlife viewing. The boats are equipped with restrooms, heated cabins, large windows, comfortable seats, and outdoor decks for viewing. We will then begin a 2 hour journey in search of Humpback Whales and other water wildlife native to the area. You can sit back and relax while taking in the beautiful scenery on the boat ride or assist us in searching for signs of whales including water spouts, tail dives, and whales jumping out of the water. No trip is the same as mother nature decides what to provide for each tour. Your naturalist and crew will interpret what you are seeing and explain the behaviors of the massive and beautiful creatures. At the end of the trip the captain will make an announcement and we will return back to the harbor. Feel free to enjoy a complimentary snack and beverage as you soak up your remaining time on the water. Your driver will meet you at the harbor and bring you back through town to the main cruise ship terminal in downtown Juneau where the excursion started.
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    Departure Point
    Tour check-in is centrally located at the main cruise ship terminal in downtown Juneau.
    4h 30m
    • 100% Guarantee to see Whales
    • Roundtrip Transportation from Cruise Terminal
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    • Live commentary on board
    • Driver/guide
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Round-trip shared transfer
    • A Great Time!
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Collapsable Wheelchairs Only
    • No Motorized Scooters
    • No Motorized Wheelchairs
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 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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    Reviewed yesterday

    Those people are very nice and knowledgeable. Price we paid is much cheaper then cruise people offer. Highly recommend to book with them.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank jhols28994
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    This is one of the best excursions we did while we were on an Alaskan cruise. We went the first week in September. We booked this on the cruise dock after our scheduled dock time was extended by 6 hours. It was amazing!! The crew...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank Roger T
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Our traveling group of 4 had a great time whale watching with Captain Rich, Kenny and Libby. The weather was perfect, just enough overcast to keep us from squinting and great for pictures. We saw half a dozen hump backs and were surprisingly thrilled to...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank osweetp2
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Great Captain Rich, Lovely and very knowledgeable Hanna and funny Kenny made our experience one of the most memorable experience of our Cruze. Thank you guys so much and hope to see you again. Family from Ontario.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Doug H
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This was a great experience. Mendenhall Glacier was beautiful, but wished we had more time to enjoy the trails and at the visitor center. Whale watching was exciting thanks to the informative and fun crew.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Anne1854
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    17 August 2019|
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    Response from sarahsK9632GC | Reviewed this property |
    Yes! There were wide sidewalks and ramps to the main building. You may not get to do the extra hike but will still have great views of the glacier!
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