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Juneau Whale Watching and Lighthouse Tour

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4 ¼ Hour Duration
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From pickup to drop off
Whale Watching
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On the beautiful Lynn Canal
All Ages Welcome
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Great family-friendly tour
Historic Lighthouse
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Tour the tower on Sentinel Island


Discover the beauty of Juneau, the abundant humpback whale population, and the unique and historic island lighthouse on this family-friendly voyage! A great way to escape the crowds, you'll enjoy a scenic boat ride sipping hot coffee in a heated cabin as you take in the sights and watch for wildlife. Your friendly local captain will get you the best views possible when one of the resident humpback whales is spotted! And the knowledgeable guides will share their wealth of information along the way, making this Juneau Whale Watching and Lighthouse Tour both fun and educational.

As you make your way across the stunning Lynn Canal, you'll arrive at Sentinel Island for the next adventure. Enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk and capture incredible photos as you step back in time exploring this special place. Tour the historic lighthouse tower and inspect the beacon while your guide tells tales of how it was the only one of its kind built in the early 1900's in Alaska.

On your scenic ride back, enjoy more sightseeing with a stop at Brotherhood Bridge for a view of Juneau's famous Mendenhall Glacier. This exciting voyage includes roundtrip transportation from the cruise ship docks and is a great choice for families, nature lovers, and history buffs! Plan for the perfect way to spend your morning or afternoon on this Juneau tour!

What's Included

Knowledgeable Guide
Round-Trip Transportation
Guide Gratuities

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you see Whales Any Time of Day and do you Guarantee Sightings?
Yes, you can see them at any time as Humpback whales surface approximately every 15 minutes to breathe. We see whales every time and we promise to do the best we can to locate whales on each and every trip. If you do not see a whale on your tour, you will receive a 50% refund.
What is the Itinerary Like?
From the time we depart from your pick-up location until the time we return you, it will be about 4.5 hours which includes roundtrip transportation from your pick-up location. Most tours will include a stop at the Brotherhood Bridge for a photo opportunity of the Mendenhall Glacier. TOUR TIMELINE EXAMPLE: If your tour meeting time is 9:20 a.m., we plan for transportation to leave by 9:30 a.m. and arrive at the harbor where our boats depart by 10 a.m. When you arrive at the harbor, you will be met by your captain or guide and have an opportunity to use the restroom on land (there is one on the boat, it's just not as roomy) and then you will head down the dock to board our vessel for your whale watching adventure! You will start heading back to the harbor at approximately 12:35 p.m. (depending on where you are) so that you can be disembarking by about 12:55 p.m. to meet your returning transport at 1 p.m. The shuttle will head to the Brotherhood Bridge for a look at the Mendenhall Glacier* on your return to town. This stop will be 10 to 15 minutes in duration, you will then be returned back to your pick-up location by 1:45 p.m. *Mendenhall Glacier sighting is weather dependent.
Is Transportation Included?
Yes. We will pick you up in our courtesy shuttle near your cruise ship or hotel and drive you out to the boat and return you to your ship/hotel when we are done with the tour.
How Rough is the Water?
Juneau is located in the inside passage; there is no open ocean water near Juneau. You are within sight of land at all times. Between May and the end of August, the water is usually pretty calm. The wind is usually 15 mph or less, although an occasional storm can blow through. In September expect it to be rainy, windy, and chilly on the water.
What are the Boats Like?
We have several boats that we use depending on the group size: The custom-built M/V Alaskan (12 guests), the M/V Riptide (14 guests), and the M/V Chilkat (18 guests – for larger private groups). Each boat has a bathroom and heated cabin.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: There is no minimum age to join this tour
This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
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


4h 15min

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Itinerary • 4h 15min • 4 activities

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Begin the tour with pick-up right from Mount Roberts Tramway near the cruise docks and downtown Juneau, for transport to Auke Bay.

30 minutes
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Enjoy a scenic walk on a boardwalk before heading to the lighthouse tower to inspect the beacon. Be sure to take a look out across the beautiful Lynn Canal!

1 hour
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Return with your guides to the boat for your scenic ride back to Auke bay.

30 minutes
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Hop back in the vans to head back to Mount Roberts Tramway. Along the way, the tour will stop at Brotherhood Bridge for views of Mendenhall Glacier in the distance.

45 minutes

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