Whale Watching & King Crab Feast

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    “He either said we should go to the back of the throat, or he wants a root beer float.”
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    Hard to believe that Juneau whale watching combines such majestic creatures with fairy-tale scenery, but it manages to do so!
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    If you’re lucky, you may get to see these lovely behemoths “bubble netting” for fish!
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    Stay alert, as you might just be lucky enough to catch a full breach!
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    Auke Bay is home to a pod of roughly 70 humpbacks that returns every year for the warm, fertile waters.
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    These gentle giants love to put on a show!
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    If you’re lucky, you may even catch a prized orca sighting!
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    Great Neptune’s Trident! I do say, what a profoundly immense aquatic mammal, mmmmyyessss?
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    Custom whale-watching catamarans feature indoor seating and several outdoor viewing platforms.
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    Your expert boat captains know exactly where the whales like to gather, so just sit back and keep your camera ready!
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    Top-of-the-line whale-watching catamarans are the perfect wildlife-viewing vessel!
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    Whales aren’t the only wildlife you’re likely to see! Watch, too, for eagles, seals, sea lions, and more!
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    Mmmmm. Enjoy a full pound of king crab legs at a lovely waterside eatery in downtown Juneau.
If you don’t very much enjoy incredible natural scenery, stunningly huge marine mammals, and tasty gourmet seafood, this excursion might not be the right fit for you… Otherwise, rejoice! Our new Whale Watching and King Crab Feast is among the very best excursions in Alaska for filling up on wildlife sightings and Alaskan seafood! A yummy modification on standard Juneau Alaska whale watching tours, this outing places you in pristine Auke Bay, which is rimmed by towering peaks and icy-white glaciers, for a memorable day of wildlife encounters. The waters of Auke Bay are so healthy and fertile that the area’s 65 humpback visitors return each and every season, meaning we guarantee sightings of these lovely alien giants! After your adventure on the water, you’ll celebrate success with a finger-lickin’ crab feast on the lovely Juneau waterfront. Among the best excursions in Alaska for folks who love food and natural splendor (who doesn’t?!), the Whale Watching and King Crab Station will doubtless leave you will lasting memories, photos to wow your friends, and of course a happy belly!

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

As with other Juneau Alaska whale watching tours, the big adventure starts with pick-up from the cruise docks. During the lovely 12-mile trip up to Auke Bay, north of Juneau, your expert guide will ensure that you’re entertained and will answer any questions you may be wondering about en-route. Then the real fun! You’ll board a 48-passenger custom-fitted whale watching vessel and strike off into the wild. The bay, with its exceedingly pristine waters and surrounding peaks, is certain to make an impression. It’s no wonder the whales are such fans!

  • Whale sightings guaranteed!
  • A brand-new Juneau Shore Tour
  • Humpback and orca sightings possible
  • 1 pound of king crab legs included
  • All equipment and transportation provided for you

Make sure you have your camera poised, as, besides the behemoth whales, Auke Bay is home to sleek Dall’s porpoises, bald eagles, black bears, and the surprisingly large Steller sea lion. Finally, once you’ve filled the tank with humpback sightings, it’s time to fill your stomach! Hopefully you’ve saved room, as you’ll be treated at Juneau’s premier waterfront eatery to a cornucopia of crab meat, slaw, seafood chowder, drinks, and lots of butter for dipping! Come see firsthand why this new adventure is the king of Juneau Alaska whale watching tours!

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Minimum Ages, Cancellations, Accessibility, Etc.

JUNEAU TOURS DETAILS:

  • Restrictions: There is no minimum age for this tour.
  • Accessibility: There is no minimum fitness requirement for this tour, though guests should be able to step up and down a few steps to board the boats.
  • 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 you prepare for rain and hope for sunshine in regards to the weather. Due to the cool, damp climate it is best not to wear cotton and instead, wear clothing made of polyester, wool, fleece, nylon, polypropylene and/or capilene. A full list of what to bring and how to prepare will be included in your confirmation email.
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  • Adult Rate: $189.00
  • Child Rate (3-12 years old): $139.00
  • Infants (2 and under) are free on this tour.

    + 5% sales tax
You've got questions, we've got answers
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? What kinds of boats are used?
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).
Q:Where will we be eating?
Following the whale-watching portion of the tour, you'll be treated to a 1 lb king crab feast at a establishment along the Juneau waterfront.
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Rating of This tour has received an average of4.86 stars on a total of 7 Ratings

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Derrek McKee
Dallas, TX
2016/06/29
Juneau Tours& Whale Watch

This excursion was the highlight of our cruise. We saw humpback whales, doll porpoises, seals, and eagles. The crew (Ben and Jerry) were excellent with us and my children. My 10 year old daughter is big into nature and asked several questions to both crew members. They were very patient with them and answered all the questions. I would recommend this excursion and this particularly this crew to anyone who asks.

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Lou
Miami
2016/06/19
A trip with Ben and Jerry

Ben and Jerry were our tour guides. Jerry's shared his knowledge of whales behavior and it was nice to understand prior to searching for whales. We did see a few Orcas, but the Humpback were elusive. However we did see a few water spouts and the tail of one. There were too many boat tours on that day. Overall our guides did their best!

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Joan
U K
2016/05/25
Whales at long last

I have been trying to see whales for a long time .In new Zealand it got cancel and in Iceland . So I was really please to see whales on my trip to Juneau. thank you so much you made an old lady very happy

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Stephanie
Houston, TX
2016/05/04
We saw multiple whales!

We were the first tour out for the season so I was skeptical on whether or not we would see any whales. We saw at least 4 or 5! Though, none breached - we got great views of blow holes, tails and a great experience!

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Lloyd and Nancy Moravec
Innisfail, AB
2015/09/29

5 stars to Jon and Emma. Jon is an experienced captain and Emma is a jewel! We boarded a vessel with room for 15 or so passengers and were rewarded with so much. Both are native Alaskans and afforded us all with interesting stories and facts of culture. We were so happy to see so many whales! We had hoped to see a few, but instead had loads of sightings and so lucky for us, even a group of Orcas. We encourage "cruisers" to look at the websites of the locals as this is where the true spirit of the North lies. We had a fantastic trip and thank Jon & Emma both for a trip of a lifetime.

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