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!
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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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.
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!
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
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!
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.