Whale Watching, Mendenhall Glacier and Juneau City Tour

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    Bubble-feeding whales cooperate to maximize their feeding potential
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    Whales aren’t the only creatures you may see on this journey – playful sea lions are a common sighting along the way
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    One of the 24-passenger jet boats used for getting up close and personal
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    Humpbacks converge during feeding time – their feeding habits help the captains predict their locations for the day
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    A playful orca puts on a show!
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    Guaranteed whale sightings – but sure to have your camera on and ready on this Juneau shore excursion
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    The final leg of this trip includes a narrated city trolley tour through historic Juneau
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    Pass by the famous Red Dog Saloon as part of this full-day shore excursion
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    Swing by the Capital Building along with other historic and cultural highlights during the City Tour
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    The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center is a wealth of information about this Glacier and the plethora of other area glaciers
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    View Mendenhall Glacier from a series of viewpoints – hiking trails allow you visit Nugget Falls
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    Mendenhall Glacier is Juneau’s most accessible glacier and well worth the visit!
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    Glacial ice absorbs all colors of the light spectrum except for blue – this of course creates some stunning photos
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    Alaska’s state flower sits center-stage with an amazing backdrop
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    A mother bear and cubs crossing over familiar terrain on the way out to Mendenhall Glacier
This combination tour includes the best of Juneau by combining the popular City & Glacier Tour with the Whale Watching Excursion and puts it all together in the Whale Watching, Mendenhall Glacier and Juneau City Tour. This 6.5 hour, full-day excursion is the best value excursion offered if you're looking to incorporate a whale watching trip, while also visiting Mendenhall Glacier during your port time in Juneau. For those that have enough time, this multi-faceted Juneau shore excursion knocks all the Juneau highlights off your bucket list.

What to expect and what not to expect with this Juneau shore excursion

With a convenient pick-up location within walking distance of the cruise ships, a 25-minute transfer over to Auke Bay takes you through downtown Juneau while your guide narrates the journey, providing a great introduction and orientation to Alaska's capital city. Load up on the customized whale watching vessel, and from there, it doesn't take long after leaving the bay to arrive to prime whale watching waters. Spend the next 2 hours in the midst of whales, sea lions, seals and countless birds, experiencing Alaska's diverse wildlife first-hand.

  • 2 hours on the water with guaranteed whale sightings
  • Normally $155.00/adult if booked separately
  • Transportation to Mendenhall Glacier & a narrated Juneau city tour
  • Entrance to Visitor Center Included

As your customized whale watching vessel returns to the harbor, board the bus for a transfer over to Mendenhall Glacier. Take a self-guided stroll, examining the Glacier from multiple angles and exploring some of the trails in the area. The Visitor's Center, included with the tour, provides a wealth of knowledge and information. Enjoy approximately 45-minutes at the Glacier and board the shuttle heading back towards downtown Juneau and the cruise docks. From there, you'll board one of the City Trolleys for a narrated tour of downtown Juneau visiting the Capitol Building, the shopping district and the famous Red Dog Saloon.

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Minimum Ages, Cancellations, Accessibility, Etc.


  • Restrictions: This is a family-friendly tour and all ages are welcome.
  • Accessibility: This tour is rated 'Easy' in regards to activity level. There are a few steps to get in and out of the bus as well as a rugged dock a maximum of 300 yards to get to the boat. Please contact us in advance if you require assistance and we will do our best to accommodate!
  • Cancellation Policy: In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we always issue a full refund for the tour. Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty. Including 'Flex Cancel' allows cancellations and refunds up to 24-hours before the tour. Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with Flex Cancel) are nonrefundable.
  • What to Wear: We recommend hoping for sunshine but preparing for rain for all of our tours. Drizzles are common in this area so we recommend bringing a waterproof jacket. We typically recommend long pants and closed toed shoes for comfort. And don't forget your camera!
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  • Adult Rate: $149.00
  • Child Rate: $129.00 (ages 3-12)
  • Infant Rate: Free (up to 3 years)
  • + 5% sales tax
You've got questions, we've got answers
Q:Can we spend more time at the glacier?
Because this tour relies on structured timing for all 3 components, it is not possible to extend the glacier experience. If you're looking to spend more time at Mendenhall Glacier, it would be better to join the Whale Watching & Glacier tour as that tour has more flexibility and you'll be able to request more time.
Q:Will we make it back to the ship in time? What if we don't?
We've never left anyone behind and only schedule tours that work well with your cruise ship's itinerary. We leave plenty of cushion so you can confidently book your trips independently.
Q:Is there a restroom on board the boat?
Yes, there is a small restroom on board the boat and also an opportunity before leaving at Auke Bay Harbor. We certainly recommend using the facilities at Auke Bay before leaving, as the onboard restrooms are quite small.
Q:What if our ship is delayed or doesn't make it into port? Refund?
It's very rare that a ship is delayed into port, but in those cases we will try our best to work with you to reschedule the tour to a later time. If that is not a possibility or your ship doesn't make it into port, we will of course refund the full cost of the tour.
Q:What should we wear and bring?
This tour operates rain or shine, and rain is common as we lie in a temperate rainforest! For comfort, we typically recommend long pants, closed-toed shoes and a waterproof jacket. Some guests choose to bring a small bag or backpack along to store extra layers, a bottle of water and cameras.
Q:How can you guarantee that we will see whales?
The captain and crew are out there everyday, and understanding the whales' patterns and behavior is their job! Whales are creatures of habit like us and prefer certain feeding locations.
Q:How many people are on this tour?
There are a few different boats used for this tour. The enclosed jet boats seat up to 28 people, and the larger catamarans can accommodate up to 49 people (if the tour is at full capacity).
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Rating of This tour has received an average of4.56 stars on a total of 16 Ratings

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Ron Jones
Ft. Myers, FL
Whale Watching, Glacier & City Tour - great experience

The June morning started off with a Celebrity cruise arriving a Juneau. Our tour package was scheduled to start at 9:30am and we were pleased find that the pickup point for the Juneau Shore Tours was right there at the dock. We started off with a bus ride to Mendenhall Glacier where we spent about 45 minutes viewing the glacier and going thru the visitor center before catching another bus to the the boat for the whale watching tour. We had a sunny day and temperatures approaching 70 deg. (F) by noon, i.e, near perfect weather. The whale watching was great and we saw several humpbacks putting on a good show. After the 2 hours (or so) for the whale watching we return backed dock for the whale watching boat then by bus to the ship's location then started the 3rd leg of our tour by boarding a bus for a tour around Juneau itself.

Overall, an excellent experience for a reasonable price. Certainly a better shore excursion package and at a better price that what was offered thru the cruise line.

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Deborah B
Portland Oregon
Juneau city, glacier and whale watch tour

This tour was pretty good, guides were knowledgeable. Jeremiah, the whale watching guide, was very pleasant and helpful and made the experience all the better. My only requests would be: 1) to either give more time for us to get our own lunch or provide a little more food (we were starving at the end) and 2) give us more time at the glacier so we can both walk to Nugget Falls and see the visitor center. Since we only got an hour, we couldn't do both.

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Atlanta, GA
Great outing!

We enjoyed our day seeing the whales, the city and the glacier! We would recommend this and are glad we did it.

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Niraj G
Excellent tour

The city tour is nothing great as the city is quite small, but the effort of the tour guide to make it interesting was appreciable. It ended with the visit to the glacier - wow. The whale watching tour was just great. The captain made efforts to go from one place to another to make us sight the hump back whales. We saw a few of them showing off their tails too. Great tour and definitely recommendable.

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Pavni G
Whale Watching Review

Would definitely do it again. It was one of the best tours I have had. We got to see a lot of wildlife and the tour guides provided us with a lot of information.

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