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Premier Juneau Whale Watching Expedition
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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Spend 2 hours out on the Auke Bay Harbor's waters searching for humpback whales during this boat tour from Juneau. Listen to commentary from your guide and keep a lookout for other marine animals such as orca, bald eagles, and sea lions. Snacks, refreshments, and round-trip transportation from the Mt. Roberts Tramway in Juneau provided.
  • Be accompanied by a Naturalist
  • Be on the lookout for bald eagles, seals, sea lions, black bear and more of Alaska’s wildlife
  • Great photo opportunities
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Round-trip transportation between port and boat harbor
2-hour whale watching tour on a custom 24-passenger jet boat or 49-passenger catamaran
Heated cabin with wide viewing windows, spacious decks for whale watching, and bathrooms on board
Naturalist on whale tour
Informative professional driver guide during transfers
Bottled water and a light snack aboard the whale boat
Multiple tour times for flexibility
Snacks
Gratuities (greatly appreciated)
Mount Roberts Tramway , 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA

Representatives are standing under the cables of the Goldbelt Tramway wearing bright blue hats that say "Juneau Tours" and holding signs that say "Juneau Tours and Whale Watch."

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour time is a check-in time; departure is within 15 to 30 minutes.
  • The meeting place is under the cables in front of the Mt. Roberts Tramway.
  • All ports or docks are within 10 minutes walking distances, except one - the A Dock - which provides a “Downtown” shuttle to the Mt. Roberts Tramway.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the name of their ship.
  • Tour operates in all weather conditions, so please dress appropriately in layers and for the likely chance of rain. It is recommended that you wear warm layered clothing, a waterproof jacket and comfortable slip-proof shoes.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Juneau Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Premier Juneau Whale Watching Expedition?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Premier Juneau Whale Watching Expedition.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Premier Juneau Whale Watching Expedition?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Premier Juneau Whale Watching Expedition.

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  • "If you are lucky enough to get this crew, your visit to Juneau will be fabulous!" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Awesome tour
doncrabtree
, May 2022
The boat was super clean,the Captain was welcoming and described safety procedures,and the crew was courteous. The whale sightings were awesome.
star-5
Beautiful Creatures
MICHAEL_R
, May 2022
This was a fun tour! The captain & her crew were very informative about the whales and she took us to several spots for sightings of the beautiful creatures. We even saw some sea lions too. We would definitely do this tour again! Thanks for a one-of-a-kind experience!
star-4
Geiger in Alaska
Baruch_G
, Aug 2021
Got to see four ,five well really fairly close to us, Captain and the guides very nice very knowledgeable
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you. so much for joining us!!
star-5
Exceeded expectations
Ben_C
, Jul 2021
Great tour! I saw several whales, had warm boat, clean bathroom, cold beer and knowledgeable guides.
star-5
Great time!
Stephanie_W
, Jun 2021
Captain and naturalist were very friendly and informative. We were able to see several whales. The tour bus driver on way out gave lots of info and was extremely helpful, even charging my mothers phone enroute to destination. Very fun day
star-4
Good
Linda_C
, May 2021
Seeing the whales. Captain of boat was hard to understand when she used the microphone. I feel like I missed most of the info she shared about whale life.
star-4
Saw Lots of Whales
Latino81
, Oct 2019
Was surprised to see so many whales being that this was start of Oct. Russell our guide was very informative' Lastly this tour was much cheaper than ship excursion on NCL
star-5
Awesome Tour
Shelly_O
, Sep 2019
Charlie, Dave and Kevin of Juneau Tours and Whale Watching, did an awesome job. The amount of people on the boat was perfect amount not too many.
star-5
Whale watching
maryjoturner
, Sep 2019
Cortney, charity, captain Rd were great and put us on whales. Excellent trip. The boat was great and safe.
star-5
Amazing and unforgettable!
wami8
, Aug 2019
Captain Dan, Charity and Russell were great. We got to see so many whales, and our kids loved it - lots of oohs and ahhhs for sure. My son can’t stop talking about the whale breaching - what a treat! And not to forget - the drive over in Papa Bear’s den was fun and informative. Thank you for a great once in a lifetime experience. I had a hard time choosing who to book through as there are a lot of companies to sift through, and I chose this one based on reviews, price, small snack provision and boat description - and was not disappointed.
star-5
Sam, Dave and An Excellent Afternoon of Whale Watching
Susan K
, Aug 2019
The crew was absolutely magnificent! Sam (Samantha) and Dave made excellent professional presentations. The crew was tireless in efforts to show us whales. This whale watch was without a doubt the highlight of our Alaska trip!!!
star-5
A fabulous experience!
Corinne_C
, Aug 2019
The guides provided excellent information about the whales we saw. We saw many 🐋 humpback whales. Very memorable experience!
star-5
Wonderful whale watching experience!
Voyage285441
, Aug 2019
Saw 6 or 7 beautiful, majestic whales, very close to the boat. The boat was fast and fun. The crew were very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly.
star-5
Juneau whale watching
Marwan_D
, Aug 2019
We saw many whales and one jumping out of the water! Captain myrina and deckhand Lucas we’re awesome and so much fun. We highly recommend this excursion.
star-5
7 Whale Surprise!
Nicole_C
, Aug 2019
I booked this tour thru Viator after researching a bunch of whale tour operators available in Juneau. I decided to sign up for this tour as their 11am tour time coincided with my agenda from the Ruby Princess cruise I was on. We ended up going a bit over time due to the unexpected, yet very amazing opportunity to have seen seven whales (moms and calves) in one tour. They just popped up everywhere, it was truly great to see all of them spouting and diving at different times throughout. The group got very involved with figuring out what the names of the whales were based on their tail markings (I think we kept seeing Ember!). Shout out to naturalist Charlotte Bond for her informative and fun narration of the whole experience. Charlotte delivered exceptional customer service with my situation, in which I was running late to get to another tour scheduled at 2:30pm. Charlotte contacted the ABAK tour company, called me an Uber, and made sure I made it to ABAK 's warehouse for my afternoon tour. I am grateful for her taking care of me while running the tour, as this was far beyond what I expected. Thanks again Charlotte!!!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
smooth ride and saw whales
Shani B
, Aug 2019
great excursion for our family. The captain was great and the ride was smooth the entire time. The naturalist explained about the whales and answered all of my teens questions.
star-5
Juneau whale watching exciting and entertaining
myzfour
, Aug 2019
We saw many whales, some were quite close up. They were very lively and entertaining as if they knew we were watching. Jayden took care of us from the start to the end and made sure we got on the right bus to return or join other tours. He is knowledgeable and provided much information about the whales. He was giving commentary while the whales made their appearances and named some of them. We cheered when we saw the whales flipping their tails. The naturalist Sam was also helpful and told us more about the whales. Captain Jorden gave us a warm welcome.
star-3
Whale watching
jax4827
, Aug 2019
Although they guaranteed we'd see whales and we did, they were so far away that all you saw was a few bumps come out of the water. In my opinion it wasnt worth the money we spent. We were told if you want to see the whales very active and playful you need to see them in Hawaii.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
#1
Bobolon
, Jul 2019
This was our favorite on the water wildlife viewing trip of the 4 excursions we took in Alaska. Excellent, knowledgeable crew and fast jet propulsion ship that allowed us to access many different areas.
star-5
Whale Watching-Juneau
rstraface
, Jul 2019
Absolute, no question the BEST whale watching expedition we have EVER experienced. Capt. Ed, Danielle and Courtney were the most knowledgeable of whale behavior and mannerisms of any prior crew members we experienced. Danielle was especially engaged with us as we viewed the rare sight of "bubble feeding' by a group of whales. This is the only Company we will hire next trip to Juneau. Hands down. Thank you guys for being so professional, enthusiastic and downright fun to be with. Bob, Rosemary, Angela and Olivia Straface Denton and Flower Mound, Texas
star-5
Absolutely Awesome Adventure!
altamercer
, Jul 2019
An amazing crew on board this tour! Captain Brenden knew exactly where to take us to see beautiful humpback whales! We saw 10 which included 4 babies! Crew members, Charlie and Dave, are marine biologists with so much knowledge! So impressive! Highly recommend Juneau Whale Watch tours!! !!
star-4
Pretty Good
Nada_H
, Jul 2019
The tour all in all was nice. We saw some whales that were pretty close to so many boats. The captain didn't get too close to the whales :/ I was told to use names, but I only remember Lucas, he was a good naturalist that gave us a background knowledge before arriving, also very entertaining. The drive on the bus to and from the port was very informational.
star-5
Juneau Whale Watching
mary m
, Jun 2019
Highlight of our Alaskan trip so far! Marina, Dave and Captain Jordan really made our day extraordinary! Knowledgeable and FUN, they know the area so well, they guided us to humpbacks breaching, orcas and dolphins frolicking and beautiful sights of snow-capped mountains. They are the best. If you are lucky enough to get this crew, your visit to Juneau will be fabulous!
star-5
Awesome adventure
Coastal44694067274
, Jun 2019
Charlie, Russell and Capt Ed made this perfect. The scenery was perfect. Most importantly, the whales were spectacular.
star-4
Fun ride on the boat hunting whales...
Donna_M
, Jul 2018
Fun ride on the boat hunting whales. We did see about 5 whales and a couple of tails. The ride over to the boat was interesting and we saw a couple of glaciers on that ride.
star-5
This was a fabulous tour. We had a...
Michael L
, Jun 2018
This was a fabulous tour. We had a wonderful crew that truly made the excursion special. They were knowledgeable, friendly, and as excited to see the whales as we were. The captain, Jordon, knew exactly where to go so that we would have the best opportunity to see whales. Amber and Tory were truly interested in making sure that we had the best possible experience. The three of them were screaming as much as we were when the whale, Sasha, breached, not once but four times. Then they explained that it was very unusual to see them breach this early in the season. The excitement didn't stop there - the whale was truly putting on a show for all of us. Jordon found a total of 4 whales for us. We had such a great time, we highly recommend this tour and these guides. The experience was more than we ever expected.
star-5
Excellent trip , all arrangements...
Daphne_R
, Sep 2017
Excellent trip , all arrangements exactly as promised. Great guide and expert guidance from the two experts in on board. Skipper knew exactly where to go to find the whales, a most njoyable trip
star-5
Olivia and Mark were great. Olivia...
Penny B
, Sep 2017
Olivia and Mark were great. Olivia was kind to my twin 2-year old sons and let them play with some of the toys they kept on the boat. 2 hours was plenty of time so don't worry about there not being enough time to actually see some whales. The whales are quick though. It gives new appreciation for those that capture them on camera. Olivia answered all our questions and we saw several whales. We even saw an Orca whale which is very uncommon we were advised. The others were the humpback whales. We especially enjoyed Olivia's story about her dad's bear attack and Mark performed his whale dance. Thanks!!!
star-5
Wonderful tour!Captain Ed, Mark and...
Teresa R
, Aug 2017
Wonderful tour!Captain Ed, Mark and Emma were absolutely wonderful, fun and informative, plus they not only found us lots of whales to watch, they also found us sea lions and bald eagles swooping around. I would recommend these guys to everyone!
1 traveller found this review helpful

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