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Juneau Whale-Watching Cruise

  • A 2-hour whale-watching cruise from Juneau
  • Enjoy a postcard-perfect experience on Auke Bay in a jet boat
  • See killer whales, humpbacks, Steller sea lions and bald eagles
Juneau Whale-Watching Cruise
From US$123.75
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On this 2-hour whale-watching cruise from Juneau, soak up photo-worthy moments like humpbacks breaching into the air, pods of killer whales on the hunt for prey and Steller sea lions basking in the sun. As your captain navigates from Auke Bay, a nature guide explains the wildlife you see along the way. While on board, enjoy delicious snacks like fresh Alaska salmon on bagels, along with coffee and hot chocolate.
What to Expect
Pristine blue waters, breaching whales, bald eagles soaring overhead — these are just some of the reasons to sign up for this whale-watching tour in Juneau. Meet your guide at Mt Roberts Tramway and board a bus to Auke Bay. En route, you might just see fishermen at work as they bring in the day’s catch.

From Auke Bay, step aboard a jet boat that accommodates a max of 30 passengers, meaning you’ll have space to enjoy unobstructed views. Make use of the provided binoculars, as your captain navigates the boat into Stephens Passage, Lynn Canal, Saginaw Channel and Favorite Channel.

Rest assured you’ll sight whales in these waters, thanks to the growing whale population in Juneau. (In the unlikely event you do not see a whale, you’ll receive a refund.) Keep watch for breaching whales, females with their young, pods and other wildlife like bald eagles and seals.

In between sightings, nosh on snacks and beverages on board, including locally caught Alaskan salmon spread on a bagel, soft drinks, water, hot chocolate and coffee.

At the end of two hours, return sail to port, where transport awaits to take you back to the departure point at Mt Roberts Tramway.
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1 - 5 of 19 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Very professional and comfortable trip

We saw 3 whales with multiple sitings. We had great views of the whales and vert informative commentary

Thank paullsoucy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Best Whale time ever

Kris and Jason were awesome! Got to see several whales up close. They are very knowledgeable and made the trip a personal one! Highly recommend!

Thank Rose H
Reviewed 10 August 2018
Great Crew & Gorgeous Whales

The crew of Dolphin is exceptional! From the people who book to their pilots and naturalists. They are friendly and good at their jobs. We went out two days to due whale watching and it did not disappoint either day. We saw 3-5 whales each...More

Thank lilperks
Reviewed 8 August 2018
Fun, sun & WHALES!

John P We (wife, son and I) had the best time on the water, ever. Our crew was energetic and very knowledgeable. We saw; Glaciers, Humpback Whales feeding, an Orca pod swimming around, breaching, and feeding. We took tons of pictures & videos and received...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 5 August 2018
Wow. Just Wow.

This was a once in a lifetime experience. Our captain was extremely skilled at finding whales and the naturalists did a fantastic job of teaching us about them. We saw so many whales that we lost count. As the naturalist said, it was "whale soup,"

Thank Owlhaven
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26 June 2018|
Response from anaburkeleon |
How far is Mt. Roberts Tramway from where NCL docks?
31 May 2018|
Response from Diana B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Sorry for the delayed response!