Whale Sightings Guaranteed (select months)! Humpback whales, Stellar Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, Bald Eagles and the occasional Orca pod! Inside Passage Waters and rain-forested islands! This is a wonderful day on the water for the whole family!
A short motor coach ride takes you to scenic Auke Bay where you’ll board a 10-40 passenger boat specifically designed for wildlife viewing. You'll get to the whale’s feeding grounds quickly and stop along the way to observe and photograph marine mammals in their natural environment.
Your experienced captain guides you through the island-studded waters of Stephen’s Passage. Super-sized windows allow excellent viewing of our rugged Alaskan scenery and abundant marine and wildlife.
Against the majestic backdrop of the spectacular Chilkat Mountains and glaciers of the Juneau Icefield, the on-board naturalist will explain the behavior and habitat of wildlife you may encounter; including humpback and orca whales, Steller sea lions, Dahl’s porpoise, harbor seals, bald eagles and Sitka black tail deer.
Watch bubble nets being created as humpbacks round up herring and take turns eating them by the hundreds. Look closely at the picture and you’ll see the few that got away. Remember, on average a herring is a foot long.
Definitely a “must do” Juneau activity.
Various trips available to fit your budget and desired experience. Factors that affect pricing are time on the water (from 2 to 3.5 hours), the boat size and the number of people on the vessel. You choose the experience that is right for you.
Private charters available!
- Able to enter and exit the boat. Dependent on the tour chosen, wheelchair entry may be available.
Trip Activities: Whale and wildlife watching
Duration: Depending on option choses, 3 to 4 hours including transportation.
Tour Operator Provides: Transportation from/to the cruise ship harbor, experienced captain/naturalist, snacks and beverages.
You Bring: Dress in warm layers, including weather-resistant jacket with hood, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen. Don't forget your camera!
- No whales? Most tour operators offer a 50% discount or a free seat on another trip.
Call or email to check pricing and request reservation: #Whales
Some trips can be combined with other excursions. Just call to learn more.