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Rum Runner Charters

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Address: Auke Bay, Juneau, AK 99821
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+1 907-789-5482
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Avoid the crowds, Rum Runner Charters specializes in affordable, private,...

Avoid the crowds, Rum Runner Charters specializes in affordable, private, premiere family and small group charters for both Whale Watching and Sport Fishing in some of the most beautiful wilderness and wildlife areas in South East Alaska. Cruise ship passengers and independent groups are welcome. Transportation is provided from your cruise ship or hotel. Local owned and operated for 25 years and going.

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Great day of Fishing with Captain Chris

We had a six hour salmon fishing charter with Captain Chris and had an excellent time. Captain Chris certainly new his stuff and we caught seven fish even though most of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Littleton, Colorado

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Littleton, Colorado
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a six hour salmon fishing charter with Captain Chris and had an excellent time. Captain Chris certainly new his stuff and we caught seven fish even though most of the other boats were struggling. Coordination with the cruise ship was smooth and we had a great time. I highly recommend Captain Chris and Rum Runner!!!

Thank Tpackard21
1 review
Reviewed 22 March 2017

My family of 4 chartered the boat and loved the trip. The captain went to spots known for whales and mostly found them. He also had a few of his own special spots where we saw a mom and her calf right by the shore. Cool! I also heard captains from other ships (the big cruise charters, maybe?) radioing him... More 

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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2 reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I procrastinated leaving this review for 6 months, so my comments are general in nature. Our charter with Rum Runner Charters occurred on August 14, 2016. We booked an all-day salmon/halibut charter. We were a party of 6, so we booked the entire boat for our family group. Captain Chris met us promplty at the small boat harbor, located at... More 

Thank jddboy
Seogwipo, South Korea
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

I hate to base a review on things outside people's control, so I'll focus on the people parts. I spent a full day with Rum Runners on the full day photo and fishing trip. We went with 5 adults (my 60-year-old parents, my brother, and my husband), and had a great time. Our captain (Derek) was very friendly and welcoming.... More 

Thank Beth B
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We (my husband, 2 children -11 and 13, and I) went this summer to fish to Juneau for 4 days and decided to book with Rum Runners... we had an amazing time!! The staff was incredibly patient and respectful. We were able to catch enough fish to bring back, while being able to see whales, eagles, and sea lions! If... More 

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Humble, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Captain Chris is awesome. I have visited Juneau 4 times via cruise ships and booked whale watching tours every time. Rum Runner Charters is by far the best! We chartered the small boat for four in our group so we had a private day on the water. Captain Chris made sure we not only saw whale, but other wild life... More 

Thank G9893EDcaroln
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1 review
Reviewed 19 October 2016

My sister, 5 year old nephew and I went whale watching with Capt. Chris on October 10, 2016. Had a wonderful time. Before we even got on the boat, Capt. Chris pointed out some starfish, jellyfish and a harbor seal. During the excursion, we saw at least 3 whales, 3 sea lions sunning themselves on a buoy and a salmon... More 

Thank James M
Wichita, Kansas
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We went whale watching with Rum Runners on August 22, 2017. We had an amazing time and Captain Chris was so much fun! Our whale watching trip was one of the highlights of our entire vacation. We saw seals and humpback whales - 2 whales came up right by our boat! It was amazing! Loved Brandy (the dog) and the... More 

Thank wldcat13
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We chartered the boat for a 4 hour whale watch and Captain choice to see the wildlife in Juneau. The charter surpassed our expectations! They picked us up at our cruise ship and returned us. We saw eagles, whales, harbor seal, sea lions. This was one of the highlights of our Alaskian vacation. I will never forget seeing the sea... More 

Thank Cindy R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We were on an Alaskan cruise and looked thru the excursions however decided on a private charter for just my husband and I. Capt. Chris picked us up with his pup Brandy to take us to the dock. He was really nice and informative. At the dock we meet our crew, Derrick and Alex and pup Blue. It was a... More 

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