Whale Watching, Juneau City, and Mendenhall Glacier Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Whale Watching, Mendenhall Glacier, and Juneau City Tour
  • Whale Watching, Mendenhall Glacier, and Juneau City Tour
  • Whale Watching, Mendenhall Glacier, and Juneau City Tour
  • Whale Watching, Mendenhall Glacier, and Juneau City Tour
  • Whale Watching, Mendenhall Glacier, and Juneau City Tour
  • Whale Watching, Mendenhall Glacier, and Juneau City Tour
  • Whale Watching, Mendenhall Glacier, and Juneau City Tour
  • Whale Watching, Mendenhall Glacier, and Juneau City Tour
  • Whale Watching, Mendenhall Glacier, and Juneau City Tour
  • Whale Watching, Mendenhall Glacier, and Juneau City Tour
  • Whale Watching, Mendenhall Glacier, and Juneau City Tour
  • Whale Watching, Mendenhall Glacier, and Juneau City Tour
  • Whale Watching, Mendenhall Glacier, and Juneau City Tour
  • Whale Watching, Mendenhall Glacier, and Juneau City Tour
  • Whale Watching, Mendenhall Glacier, and Juneau City Tour
  • Whale Watching, Mendenhall Glacier, and Juneau City Tour
  • Whale Watching, Mendenhall Glacier, and Juneau City Tour
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4.72 out of 5 based on 46 customer ratings
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Whale Watching, Mendenhall Glacier, and Juneau City Tour

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Make the most of your day on shore with a great option for booking Alaska excursions on a budget that includes whale watching in Juneau, time at the spectacular Mendenhall Glacier, and a fun, narrated trolley tour of downtown Juneau — all in one! First, hop on a tour bus and head for Auke Harbor, where you’ll spend two hours aboard a custom-made Juneau whale watching vessel sighting majestic humpback whales as they breach and flip their massive tails. Watch, too, for sea lions, seals, and an abundance of bird life. Whale watching in Juneau is an experience not to be missed! Back on shore, you’ll be driven out to the magnificent Mendenhall Glacier, where you can stroll at your leisure and take in Nugget Creek Falls, follow Photo Point Trail as it winds along Mendenhall Lake right up to the glacier’s face, and visit the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Information Center, where you’ll find a wealth of fascinating information on glaciers and the massive Juneau Icefield. Finally, get aboard a half-hourly shuttle back to Juneau and hop on one of the City Trolleys for a fun narrated tour of Alaska’s capital city, including the downtown shopping precinct, the Capitol Building, and the famous Red Dog Saloon, an original establishment from Juneau’s mining boom heyday with swing doors, sawdust floors, and original decor.

Combining the City & Glacier Tour with the Whale Watching Excursion, this six-and-a-half hour adventure includes all transportation and is a great day out and about for the whole family. Juneau whale watching is high on every visitor’s bucket list, and with this great value tour you get your fill of whale watching and so much more! It’s a relaxing day out with so much to experience and enjoy, so if you’re looking for whale watching in Juneau as well as Alaska excursions on a budget, this could be the one for you!

 

The 3 Juneau Whale Watching Tours

2 Hours on Water

With pick-up and drop-off included


Guaranteed Sightings

Humpbacks and orcas are both common


Includes Juneau City Tour

With a stop at the visitor center


Combine Tours and Save

Normally $168 if booked separately

Port

Juneau

Type

Glacier View, Town Tours, Wildlife Viewing

Length

6 ½ hours

Adult Rate

$149.00

Child Rate

$129.00 (ages 3-12)

Infant Rate

Free (2 and under)

Minimum Age

There is no minimum age to participate on this tour.

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 refunds up until 24-hours before the tour., Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with 'Flex Cancel') are nonrefundable.

46 reviews for Whale Watching, Mendenhall Glacier, and Juneau City Tour

  1. 5 out of 5

    Whale watchingA must do. We saw plenty of whales. Excellent tour guides. Thanks Lukas, Bri & Capt Ed.

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  2. 5 out of 5

    Whale Watching & Glacier TourAmazing. Never mind we are in Alaska and it's fabulous without guides. I have to say our GIRL POWER crew on the whale watching tour was amazing. Captain Emily and Christi were so wonderful. Very knowledgeable and fun to be around. We saw lots of Orcas and some humpbacks along with sea lions. I have to admit it was pretty cool to have a female captain. I am sure in that part of the country she might be one of a kind. We had a blast and would do it again in a heartbeat! Well done ladies. Sadly I don't have any images as from the whale watching as I had the binoculars and my sister had the camera!
    Two of our bus drivers were great and also had lots of knowledge ... One I feel like was only on the job for two weeks and you would never have known!

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  3. 4 out of 5

    Whale watching & Glacier (skipped the city tour)We were initially confirmed for the whale watching and glacier only tour but due to inventory miscommunication, we had to choose the one with the city tour. We were very skeptical of a longer tour as we were traveling with a toddler and a one-year-old.
    On meeting with Juneau representatives just before the tour started we had the choice to forfeit the city tour and just do the whale and glacier.
    Whale watching: After an informative bus ride to the dock, we boarded the boat with an all-women crew of Cara (Captain) and Sammy (knowledgeable and pleasant staff). We saw a couple of humpback whales, received some good information on them and also got to see quite a few sea lions. Cara took us to a particular spot that had some sea lion drama (we loved it!).
    Glacier: The bus picked us up from the dock and took us to the glacier. While it would have been wonderful to take the 1hour walk(roundtrip) to nugget falls and back...we couldn't do it with the kids. We viewed the Glacier from the 'photo/viewing' point and also checked out the potential 'bear' sighting spot that the bus driver (he was very good. I forgot his name :( ...) mentioned (though we didn't see any bears at this particular sight that day).
    Overall: Good tour(efficient tour company). Definitely a good fit for those traveling with very young or senior family members.

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  4. 5 out of 5

    Fabulous whale watching!It was an incredible experience seeing these giants of the ocean. The crew, Jordan, Dustin, and Bree were fun, very knowledgeable, and did such a great job of getting us to the whales! The other two parts of the tour, the city tour and Mendenhall Glacier were good. It was a good way to see a lot in a limited amount of time.

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  5. 5 out of 5

    AwesomeAmber and Christie(?) were awesome. They know where the whales were hiding, lol. Saw Orca’s, Humpbacks and seals.

    Thank you, ladies, for making this tour worth the time.

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    Can we spend more time at the glacier?

    Answer: 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.

    Will we make it back to the ship in time? What if we don't?

    Answer: 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.

    Is there a restroom on board the boat?

    Answer: 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.

    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 of course refund the full cost of the tour.

    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.

    How can you guarantee that we will see whales?

    Answer: 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.

    How many people are on this tour?

    Answer: 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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