Juneau Wildlife Whale Watching

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Juneau Wildlife Whale Watching
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


When your cruise stops at Juneau, see whales in their natural habitat on this whale-watching boat trip, all without the fuss of organizing shore transport. Prebook to secure your place, board a comfortable boat with outdoor decks and heated cabins, and cruise Alaska’s waters to see marine life in the wild. Then, enjoy guaranteed sightings of humpback whales, with a naturalist providing commentary on their behaviors as you cruise.
  • View whales in the wild from a modern boat on a Juneau shore excursion
  • Prebook to ensure you don’t miss out, and save vacation time and hassle
  • Be sure to see humpbacks and hear about their lives from a naturalist
  • Return port transfers and various departures to suit your cruise schedule

What's Included

  • 100% Guarantee to see Whales
  • Roundtrip Transportation from Cruise Terminal
  • Complimentary Snack and Bottled Water
  • A Great Time!
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • None

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Mount Roberts Tramway
    490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA

    Meet 15 minutes before tour time underneath the tent on the wooden dock on the water-side of the large red Mt Robert's Tramway building (the gondola building) at the main Cruise Terminal. They will hold a sign, "Alaska Tales". If you have any trouble finding this person, please call us.

Pickup point

  • Juneau

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Please meet your tour representative 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time underneath the tent on the wooden dock that is on the water-side of the large red Mt Robert's Tramway building (building that houses the gondola that goes up the mountain) at the main Cruise Ship Terminal. The address is 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801 and the pickup location is on the ocean-side of the building. Your Alaska Tales Tour Representative will be holding a sign that will read, "Alaska Tales". If you have any trouble finding this person, please call us.

What To Expect

Goldbelt Tram (Pass By)

Mendenhall Glacier (Pass By)

Auke Bay Harbor

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Goldbelt Tram (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Collapsable Wheelchairs Only
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • No Motorized Scooters
  • No Motorized Wheelchairs
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 38 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Book this tour if you want a great wildlife experience :-
A little pricey but they guarantee sightings and we did see them, albeit from a distance of 100-300 yards.
We did see a calf with 2 adults so worth the trip.
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You WILL regret it if you miss this!
Angela_T, Oct 2023
Great excursion! The crew was fantastic and a lot of great information. We came at the end of the season so there were not as many whales but the ones we saw were amazing!
Unfortunate weather
Kim_B, Oct 2023
Unfortunately we were not able to do our excursion due to unforeseen weather conditions. But staff were attentive regarding the situation.
Nice experience but over priced
hannah_b, Oct 2023
Lovely setting and team tried their best to find whales throughput trip which we got to see, I would say value for money vs whale watching trips I have done previously was pretty bad
So Fun!
Joy_M, Oct 2023
Great experience. Our little grandchildren loved. Crew was wonderful. Got to see whales, a bald eagle, and a sea lion.
Whale of a time
Dale_B, Oct 2023
Seeing and education about whales Crew was excellent personable Weather great to whale watch Boat comfortable very easy going Fun.
Whale tails.
Crystal_R, Sep 2023
Captain Kyle, Stephanie and Isobelle were great guides. Very knowledgeable. We found the ride peaceful and beautiful. Nice how the know the whales in the area.
There were numerous whale sightings.
Dan_O, Sep 2023
The boat was not crowded, the two female “guides” were knowledgeable and you could tell they enjoyed their job. There were numerous sightings of whales.
Highlight of our trip to Juneau - A Must when visiting the area!
Rita_M, Sep 2023
We booked this tour when our previously booked cruise ship excursion was cancelled at the last minute. I'm so grateful that we did! Not only was this tour smaller, more intimate, and most importantly - less expensive - it was PHENOMENAL. We saw about 10 whales - included a mother and her young. The guides, were absolutely excellent. They were very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and they knew the whales individually and could provide a bit of backstory. Really enjoyable experience overall. I want to give a particular shout out to our tour bus driver - Benjamin. I really appreciate when people are passionate about their home and genuinely seem to enjoy sharing a little bit of their life and experiences with guests. He was so knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna, culture of the Juneau area, and the natural beauty of the area. His joy for living was infectious. Thank you!
Nice tour, however go in the summer
Nat_D, Sep 2023
Pick up and drop off from the cruise terminal was seamless, our bus driver Julie was really funny. Taylor our Naturalist on the tour was very knowledgeable of whales, he was very enthusiastic and passionate it was a pleasure listening to him. We went toward the end of the season so we saw 3 whales spouting. Would do it again however earlier in the summer when there is much more whale activity.
Bad weather
Pat_M, Sep 2023
The people running the tour were great. The problem was that it was raining all day and we were not able to stand out and see the whales. We were able to spot a few from inside but it wasn’t the same.
Great crew and sighting!
Barbara_J, Sep 2023
It was absolutely beautiful and breathtaking! I would do it again. Our captain Mark and his crew…Kristen and Monica were friendly, educational, and as excited as we were to see the beautiful whales. You could tell they love what they do and helped us love our trip even more!
leslie_b, Sep 2023
The best Captain and crew. It a miserable day. The crew was A+ they were extremely knowledgeable and we definitely got to see whales. Regardless of the weather, it was a great day all because of the positive attitude of the crew. All very talented individuals.
Awesome tour.
Margarita_D, Sep 2023
Awesome tour. We saw whales as promised. The crew was great. Would highly recommend. Perfect weather fir whale watching.
Great time.
MICKEY_W, Sep 2023
The captain kept us in the middle of whales surfacing and we were continuously seeing whales throughout our trip. The naturialist and deck assistant were great and provided help in making sure we were seeing the whales. Great time.
Dianna_A, Sep 2023
We saw a ton of whales! The guides knew were to go and were very informative. Probably my favorite tour of our cruise!
Whales whales whales
Nancy_A, Sep 2023
In spite of the rainy rainy day this tour was fabulous. Nate, the naturalist was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He kept us all informed and helped us spot many many whales. We even saw some breeches. James the captain did an excellent job finding the whales and keeping us safe. Monica the deck crew also helped with the whale spotting. It was a wonderful experience.
I highly recommend this tour!
Amy_F, Sep 2023
What a beautiful day, (despite the rain). Saw whales and sea lions. It amazed me that the crew knew the names of the whales. I couldn’t tell the difference. We had a great time! Our bus ride to, and from the ship was fun and informative. Great driver! Saw a few eagles too!
Humpback thrill!
Thomas_L, Sep 2023
On our trip most whales were a bit off from our boat but right before we left to come back a humpback whale surfaced vey close to the boat and gave us a huge thrill!
Above and beyond my expectations!!
Donald_H, Sep 2023
The crew- Kristen and Taylor were AMAZING tour guides and captain Mark was amazing as well!!! We got some great pictures and the entire experience was amazing! This was better than expected to be honest! What an amazing experience for us all!!! A whale came up to the boat just inches away from us!!! WORTH EVERY SINGLE PENNY!!!!
Great Experience, cheapest in town
dianasjecker, Sep 2023
Great experience, super sweet driver on the way over (her name was Julie or Julia I can’t recall; but she was very funny) - great guides on the boat. We saw whales almost immediately, and staff were very respectful of them, maintaining a safe distance. One surfaced near our boat, and we saw her eye! Taylor was our main guide and he was incredibly kind and well informed,- he showed us a whale model and taught us all sorts of things!

From $177.45

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

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