Looking for whale watching opportunities during your Alaskan cruise? Juneau is the place! This whale watching tour puts you up close and personal with all sorts of Alaskan wildlife, with guaranteed humpback whale sightings! Leaving the waters of Auke Bay on the customized whale watching boat, your captain and naturalist guides will point out playful seals and sea lions while cruising out to deeper waters. When whales come into range, outdoor viewing decks provide ample space for everyone to observe and get some amazing photographs. The captain will shut off the engines, setting the tone while you anxiously await breaching humpbacks and playful orcas.
With a convenient pick-up location within walking distance of the cruise ships, a 25-minute transfer over to Auke Bay takes you through downtown Juneau while your guide narrates the journey, providing a great introduction and orientation to Alaska's capital city. Load up on the boat and from there, it doesn't take long after leaving the bay to arrive to prime whale watching waters. Captain and crew provide a wealth of insight into the whales feeding and behavioral patterns.
The picturesque humpback is of course the iconic Alaskan whale, but other wildlife opportunities fill in the gaps. Sea lions, seals, bald eagles, porpoises, and orcas are all part of this ecosystem and regularly make appearances on this tour. The customized vessel ensures plenty of viewing space and photo opportunities. Connect with Juneau's wildlife and leave with a deep appreciation for the magnificent creatures of Alaska's waters!
Looking for more? Pair this tour with a glacier visit on the whale watching & Mendenhall Glacier tour, reserve an exclusive private whale watching tour, or add a brewery visit with the ales & whales tour!