Private Whale Watching Tour

4 Hours Duration
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From pick up to drop off
Family Friendly
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Suitable for all ages and abilities
Humpback Whale Sightings
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Bald eagles and sea lions also common
Beach Landing
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Explore 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.

What's Included

Round Trip Transportation
Knowledgable Guides
Light Snack
Guide Gratuities

Frequently Asked Questions

What if our cruise ship's schedule is canceled or delayed?
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, then you will receive a refund, less any non-refundable fees.
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.
Is there a restroom on board the boat?
Yes, there is a restroom on board the boat and also an opportunity before leaving at Andrew's Marina.
Do you guarantee that we will see whales?
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?
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.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: There is no minimum age to join this tour
Guests must be able to step or be assisted onto the boat from the dock. Please contact us for more information about accessibility.
Maximum group of 10 people. 11 people may be accommodated but with only seats for 10 guests available.
Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees. Contact us by phone or email to request a cancellation.

Quick Facts


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Itinerary • 4h 00min

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Your guides will meet you at Mount Roberts Tramway, just a short walk from the cruise docks and downtown Juneau, for transportation to the private vessel in Andrew's Bay.

30 minutes
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Search the Inside Passage waters for the many whales that call it home during the summer. Your captain and on-board naturalists will deliver a wealth of info along the way. This tour includes a short beach exploration to explore local flora & fauna, and enjoy a snack.

3 hours
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At the end of your tour, your guides will take you right back to Mount Roberts Tramway, where you can hop back on your cruise ship, or explore the historic downtown.

30 minutes