Juneau's Premier Whale Watching

Badge of ExcellenceJuneau, USA
Superior Whale Watching 3hrs on the water
  • 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Auke Bay, with its harbor of whale watching vessels, lies about a half-hour’s ride from Juneau. This whale watching trip saves you the trouble of getting to the harbor and back with a round-trip shuttle directly from your cruise ship dock or a designated meeting point.
  • Includes courtesy shuttle from Juneau to Auke Bay’s boat harbor
  • Departures nearly every half hour make it easy to fit tour into your schedule
  • Views of Mendenhall Glacier from Brotherhood Bridge

What's Included

  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

Please provide us with the details of where you will be staying by inputting the name of the Hotel or Cruise ship you are staying/ arriving on. We need to know specifically where to pick you up from. -If traveling on a cruise ship: Meet your representative at your ships dock on the main boardwalk. -If you are at a hotel: Meet your driver in the hotel loading zone. -If you have a vehicle and want to Self Transport: Meet us at Statter Harbor- 11497 Auke Bay Harbor Rd, Juneau, AK 99801 (Since you will not need transportation, note that you do not have to meet us until 20 minutes after the tour time listed) *We send out specific instructions 30 days before your scheduled tour. Please check back with us for more specifics.*

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, passengers must provide the following information: ship name, cell phone number, if anyone in the party has mobility restrictions or devices, total number of guests including infants
  • Collapsible strollers and wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark, must be noted at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Operates in all safe weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative time or date or full refund
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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304 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Delightful whale watching.
Mary_T, Dec 2023
Loved our captain. He made the journey fun while looking for whales. We saw many and immensely enjoyed our time on the water.
Magical whale watching tour
Roberta_A, Oct 2023
Capt Louis, Georgia and Jack were amazing. And our tour narrator, Dale made our beautiful whale watching tout a wonderful experience.
Seeing so many whales!...
Rodney_S, Oct 2023
Seeing so many whales! Seeing 10 at a time coming out of the water in a circle , I can’t remember what this is called but it was awesome!
Whale-tastic Day!
Cathy_M, Oct 2023
Saw a number of whales including a mom and baby! Captain Charles and naturalist Emily were both knowledgeable and entertaining. With a small number on the boat, we all had great viewing spaces, and comfort inside when needed. Auke Bay is a beautiful place to spend hours watching for whales and other wildlife.
Deb_S, Sep 2023
Dalton ans Shey were amazing! We had a great time and learned so much about Whales and Alaska! I will definitely book through them again!
Bobbie_D, Sep 2023
Saw tons of whales. It was the highlight of our trip. Even though the weather was rainy and chilly, captain Mike and naturalist Jessica were awesome. Would totally recommend and would go again in a heartbeat. Thank you
Memorable Experience
Sarah_C, Sep 2023
This whale watching tour was amazing. It started with an informative bus ride to the docks with Frank who shared Juneau’s history. On the water, Shay and Captain Mike were very knowledgeable and shared their loved and admiration of the whales
A must do!
Keith_E, Sep 2023
So many whales! Beautiful scenery! Wonderful boat crew! It was a beautiful day on the water! We saw Sea Lions, Seals, and a close glimpse of Mendenhall Glacier as well. I highly recommend this excursion!
Awesome. Best whale adventure you could have!
jessica_w, Sep 2023
Great time. Capt charlie and naturalist Bailey were fun knowledgeable and showed us a great time. Whales all around us!!and a close encounter when the baby whale came right to ship. Would recommend!!
Fun on the watrr
Richard_C, Sep 2023
Mike and Bailey lead us on a very fun informative afternoon. We saw pod of Orcas which is hard to find consistently. Then went for lots of humpbacks. Great positioning of boat Bailey fave lots of detail on some of the whales we were seeing. Definitely would book agin.
Awesome experience!
Judy_T, Sep 2023
Graham was an excellent tour guide. Small boat but big experience! Lots of humpback whales. Guide was very knowledgeable. Awesome scenery! Great day!
Loved it!
adelaidessi20, Sep 2023
Bailey and Dalton were knowledgeable, entertaining and super nice! We saw LOADS of humpback whales. This is my 8th whale watching tour over the years and I saw more whales on this one than any of them! It was amazing!
Carrie_D, Sep 2023
Captain Charles and Naturalist Annie were the perfect hosts. Very knowledgeable. Whales everywhere. You could tell that Charles and Annie loved their jobs!
Just Amazing!
John_B, Sep 2023
Amazing time! Small boat so it was not over crowded and the windows open so you can take pictures from your seat if you want to.
Great Experience!
Janice_D, Sep 2023
Very nice experience. The crew gave us a nice trip. It was a bit rainy in the morning (mid-July), so it took more effort to spot the whales, but we did find a few, and it was a beautiful trip. Bring your binoculars.
Wonderful Excursion
Karey_W, Sep 2023
Captain Chris and Shay were the best. They knew the whales by name and history. Got great photos. Captain Chris had a microphone he dropped in the water so we could here the whales as well. Say probably 20 different whales, sea lions, seal, bald eagles. Absolutely wonderful excursion. Perfect day all together.
Clayton_R, Aug 2023
Captain Charles and Jesse were great. I recommend them both. Great fun Go Harv and Marv. Remarkably close to the whales.
Ann_O, Aug 2023
Stunning. We were on the august 27th 5:00 tour. Preston and Jessica were our crew. It was amazing to watch the whales as the sun set. It was a small boat which made our experience even better.
Captain Charles and Annie...
DLEONE38, Aug 2023
Captain Charles and Annie were fabulous! So many whales! Pick up was easy at cruise pier. Smaller boat made it more comfortable to move around.
Whale Watching in Alaska
Vivian_S, Aug 2023
We enjoyed our whale watch. We liked the smaller size of the boat. We got lucky with the weather so we could enjoy being outside in both the front and back of the boat. The captain and guide were both informative. This was our first experience with Viator and would use them again.
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