Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
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Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier Tour

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There are two things you definitely need to experience while you’re in Juneau: whale watching and getting up close to a glacier. This Juneau whale watch and glacier tour is an unbelievable way to do both in a single excursion (helping keep your Alaska shore excursions cheap)! Whale watching in Juneau Alaska is an unforgettable experience, and this tour offers guaranteed sightings of these giants of the deep. You’ll have two hours aboard a customized whale-watching vessel to view massive humpback whales breaching the surface, as well as sea lions, seals, orcas, porpoises, eagles, and innumerable other sea birds. The specially designed boats offer uninterrupted viewing from an outdoor deck or indoor heated cabin. Then, after your amazing experience whale watching in Juneau Alaska, it’s time to head to majestic Mendenhall, the world’s only drive-up glacier. Here, you’ll be entranced by the beauty of the crystal-blue glacier and by your untamed wilderness surroundings. Plus you can explore some of the nature trails in the area at your own pace and pay a visit to the visitor center, where you’ll find a wealth of fascinating information.

Your double Juneau whale watch and glacier adventure begins with convenient pick-up near the cruise docks for a short drive to Auke Bay, with your guide providing an entertaining narrative as you drive through downtown Juneau, Alaska’s capital city. Once you reach the water, it’s anchors aweigh as you head out into the Inside Passage (and prime whale watching waters!). When your captain spots a whale, the motors will be shut down and the boat allowed to drift. The whale watching boats are not allowed to directly approach the whales, but with the motors off these gentle giants often come closer of their own accord! After two hours of stunning wildlife viewing, your vessel will return to harbor and you’ll step aboard a bus for the short drive to Mendenhall Glacier. After you’ve had your fill of exploring this natural wonder, simply hop aboard one of the half-hourly shuttles that runs throughout the day and hitch a ride back to the cruise docks. This Juneau whale watch and glacier experience is a great value, one that helps you combine Alaska shore excursions cheap, and is a family friendly tour everyone will enjoy! If you’re looking to go whale watching in Juneau Alaska, this budget-friendly option is the way to go!

 

For a shorter and simpler adventure, check out our Whale Watching Tour. Or, to add to your adventure and save by combining tours, consider the Whale Watching, Mendenhall Glacier, and Juneau City Combo Tour.

5 Hours Duration

2 hours on the water


Wildlife Opportunity

Guaranteed whale sightings


Family Friendly

Suitable for all ages and abilities


Two Tours in One

Juneau’s signature attractions together

Port

Juneau

Type

Glacier View, Top 10, Wildlife Viewing

Length

5 hours

Adult Rate

$139.00

Child Rate

$119.00 (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.

Customers' review

Rated 4.82 out of 5 stars
88 reviews

88 reviews for Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier Tour

  1. 4 out of 5

    Whale watching and Mendenhall visitAmazing to see whales. Would have liked to stay longer and watch for More! The visit to Mendenhall was great!

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  2. 5 out of 5

    Whale watching June 12 2018Our driver was great pointing out interesting facts about Juneau.
    Then we arrived, and our guide was superb. The knowledge she had about humpback whales was vast and fascinating. We saw a few whales but the pod of orcas complete with a baby was truly absolutely amazing. We went June 12, 2018, the weather was perfect and life changing for myself and my 17-year-old daughter
    Definitely do this and book it yourself, don't go through the cruise line. Save money and have an exceptional time!

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  3. 5 out of 5

    Great experience!We had a great experience! Our ship arrived later than expected. We were concerned that we would miss our excursion. When I called I was assured we were still ok and exactly where to go upon exiting the ship.

    We were taken to Mendenhall Glacier first and walked around for about 45 mins and then caught our bus that took us to the boat.

    We had Kara and Tori as our guides. We were taken way out because whales had been spotted earlier and it was worth the ride. We saw several whales, sea lions, and beautiful scenery. Tori was very informative and gave us a great history of the area and fun facts on the whales.

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  4. 5 out of 5

    Whale watching and Mendenhall GlacierWe loved this tour! The guides knew right where to go so that we would see a bunch of whales. Krishell was very knowledgeable and was as excited as we were every time we saw a whale. Her enthusiasm was contagious! The captain and his assistant did a great job at keeping us safe during the tour. The bus drivers also did a great job.
    Overall it was awesome and will be one of our fondest memories from our trip to Alaska.

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  5. 5 out of 5

    Beautiful ExperienceThe whale watching tour was beautiful. The tour guides took us to a spot where we were able to see at least seven different whales. The crew was engaging and informative. What really stood out was how much the crew enjoy their jobs as they were helping to identify the whales based on their tail features and taking their own pictures while we were all entranced by the beauty around us.

    Mendenhall was breathtaking. Definitely make the walk down to the waterfall.

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    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 paints, 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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