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Private Whale Watching Tour

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4 Hours Duration

Including three hours on the water

Humback Whale Sightings

Bald eagles and sea lions also common

Family Friendly

Suitable for all ages and abilities

Transportation Provided

Pick-up and drop-off near the cruise piers downtown

Beach Landing

So you can see more of the remote Alaskan wilderness

Humpbacks, Orcas, Porpoises, and more! Experience Juneau’s marine wildlife on this exclusive Private Whale Watching tour. You’ll sail through inside passage waters on the hunt for humpbacks & look to the shores for other elusive wildlife! Ranked among the best whale watching Juneau Alaska has to offer, this experience kicks off with pick up right from the cruise docks and transportation to scenic Andrew’s Marina at Fisherman’s Bay. Keep an eye out for eagles & more along the way! Once you reach the ship, you’ll set off with your captain and naturalist for 3 hours of exploration, making the Private Whale Watching tour the longest whale watching experience we offer in Juneau. Your guides have been searching these waters for humpbacks for nearly 2 decades, so follow their lead and you’re bound to see something that will amaze. As a bonus, with an open deck & binoculars provided, you’ll have stunning uninterrupted views of whatever animals you encounter.

Midway through your Inside Passage exploration, you’ll have the opportunity to disembark the vessel and stretch out your legs. Your captain will find you a remote beach landing. Something you won’t find on any of the other tours for whale watching Juneau Alaska offers. Here, your naturalist will come ashore with you for a short beach exploration. You never know what treasures you will find on any of these isolated islands in the Juneau Channel Island State Marine Park. Your guide is well versed in intertidal knowledge as well as the flora and fauna of this area. You’ll then have the chance to munch on a refreshing snack as you continue the whale watching portion of your aptly named Private Whale Watching tour. Keep an eye out for tales & spray as you scour the horizon for any signs of humpbacks. Also feel free to ask your guide any questions along the way! They’re here to answer all your questions about the whale watching Juneau Alaska is famous for. Finally, after 3 hours on the water, and plenty of wildlife, you’ll head back to Andrew’s Marina to finish out your tour. Don’t forget your cameras on this one, you’ll want to remember the magnificent wildlife you encounter on your Private Whale Watching tour!


For other exclusive Juneau experiences, check out the Private Mendenhall Lake Canoe Paddle & Trek or the Paddle with Whales experience.




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There is no child rate for this tour, all guests pay the same.

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There is no minimum age to participate on this tour.


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

Cancel up to 14-days before your tour for a refund, less any non-refundable fees., If for any reason the tour is canceled (due to unpermitting weather, for example), or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund minus any non-refundable fees.

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    Do you guarantee that we will see whales?

    Answer: While this tour does not offer a guarantee of whale sightings, we are confident that we will find humpbacks for you to see! Our guides have been at this for 18 years, and know just the right spots to find whales & other wildlife.

    What kind of boat will we be on?

    Answer: This 32ft catamaran offer's a comfortable and stable ride for its 6 passengers and additional crew. It's drop bow feature allows you to easily step ashore without getting your feet wet. There are 2 outdoor viewing areas along with spacious seating inside.

    Is there a restroom on board the boat?

    Answer: Yes, there is a restroom on board the boat and also an opportunity before leaving at Andrew's Marina.

    What should we wear and bring?

    Answer: 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.

    What if our ship is delayed or doesn't make it into port? Refund?

    Answer: 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 refund you.

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