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Juneau Whale Watching and Salmon Bake Combo

  • Full-day tour in Juneau with whale watching and a salmon bake
  • Explore Auke Bay where more than 65 humpback whales migrate each year
  • Enjoy large windows, binoculars and an exterior observation deck for prime views
Juneau Whale Watching and Salmon Bake Combo
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Juneau Whale Watching and Salmon Bake Combo
Experience some of the best that Juneau has to offer with this full-day tour that features whale watching and a salmon bake. Watch for the giant creatures breaching and playing in Auke Bay. A naturalist on board also points out Steller sea lions, Dall's porpoises, bald eagles and sea birds in the area. Whale sightings are guaranteed! Then, in a historic gold rush setting, enjoy freshly grilled Alaska salmon, part of an all-you-can-eat buffet. Roast marshmallows around a campfire — what’s a better way to end a day of Alaska sightseeing?
What to Expect
This full-day Juneau tour will leave you refreshed, relaxed and bubbling over with action-packed tales of frontier adventure.
At Auke Bay, board a state-of-the-art 48-passenger vessel custom-built for whale watching in Juneau waters, complete with a hydrophone system for listening to whales communicate underwater.
More than 65 humpback whales migrate annually to Auke Bay, also home to harbor seals, porpoises and bald eagles. These waters are so rich, whale sightings are guaranteed! In fact, if a whale is not spotted you'll receive a $100 refund ($50 for children).

Stand on the exterior observation deck or stay inside the cabin with extra-large windows. Pick up provided binoculars, and listen to your naturalist guide’s commentary about the humpbacks, local ecosystem and other wildlife sightings. On a clear day, you may even see Mendenhall Glacier.

After whale watching, a motor coach takes you to the Gold Creek Salmon Bake, a historic gold rush setting complete with authentic mining artifacts. The aroma of wild Alaska salmon grilling over an open alder wood fire will get your appetite going. This all-you-can-eat buffet includes parmesan chicken, au gratin potatoes, baked beans with reindeer sausage, wild-rice pilaf, and other sides, salads and beverages and blueberry cake for dessert.
A shuttle service departs for the pier every 15 to 20 minutes, so you can return to the pier at your leisure. Meanwhile, there are a number of activities you can try: Roast marshmallows over a crackling campfire, check out the Salmon Creek Trading Post, stroll to the Salmon Creek waterfall and see inside the entrance to the historic Wagner Mine.
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Whale Watching Adventure

My husband and I went on an Alaskan cruise and participated in a whale watch and salmon bake. Captain Jay and Meghan were fantastic. We saw 10 whales that afternoon and learned a lot of information regarding the ecosystem and whales. The salmon bake was...More

Thank Barbara T
Reviewed 5 days ago
Realized a lifelong dream

Captain Tom and naturalist deckhand Megan were wonderful! It was a gorgeous, sunny day, and we were the first boat out, searching for whales. Seeing a whale in the wild is something I've always wanted to do, and my first sight of this glorious gentle...More

Thank Georgia C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Eagles, Orcas and Humpback on 1 trip

Did we luck out or is it normal? Captain Tom and first mate Sara told me not to promise too much to readers, but they did a magnificent job in June 2018 to show us sites. Highly recommend for clean boat, big clean sliding windows...More

Thank Greg Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great excursion!

We highly recommend this! We did 6 excursions on our Carnival Legend cruise and this was our favorite! We saw so many whales but besides that Captain Tom and Katie were great! They went out of their way to give us detailed information and make...More

Thank grandkidsrgreat
Reviewed 1 week ago
Whale Watching

We loved the whale watching! Captain Terry did a superb job of positioning us to see the whales! The guide Katie was very knowledgeable and communicated with everyone in a patient and kind way!

Thank bkn802
Dale S, Director of Sales & Marketing at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the feedback!! Glad you enjoyed the experience. Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing

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