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May 26, 2019
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  • 5 hours (Approx.)
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Overview Overview

Join us for Whale Watching in our cool Alaskan waters and then view one of 38 glaciers from the Juneau Ice Fields - the spectacular Mendenhall Glacier. We guide you on a 2 hour whale watching tour, spotting Humpback whales and other wildlife. Then off to the Mendenhall Glacier to spend some time hiking, watching fish spawn at Steep Creek or enjoy an outstanding view from the Visitor Center.

Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Round-trip transportation between port and boat harbor
  • 2-hour whale watching tour on 24-passenger jet boat or 49-passenger catamaran
  • Heated cabin with wide viewing windows, spacious decks for whale watching, and bathrooms on board
  • Informative professional driver guide during transfers
  • Naturalist on whale tour
  • Bottled water and a light snack aboard the whale boat
  • Flexible shuttle return from glacier to downtown Juneau port
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

• Mt. Roberts Tramway
• The meeting place is under the cables in front of the Mt. Roberts Tramway.

Return Details

Mt. Roberts Tramway

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What to Expect What to Expect

On your way to the boat harbor, listen to informative commentary from your driver about Alaska's capitol city - Juneau. 
Aboard our smaller 24 or 49 passenger whale-watching boats, enjoy a comfortable heated cabin with wide-viewing windows and spacious decks for wildlife spotting.  When our captain spots the whales, the boat slows and you'll step out on the deck for that perfect whale shot.  The on-board Naturalist is full of information about Alaska’s wildlife – Humpback whales, Stellar sea lions, Dall’s porpoises, bald eagles. A small snack and water are available.
The Mendenhall Glacier is the next stop with the visitor center included in your tour. Find out about the formation of glacier’s and walk to Photo Point, Steep Creek or take the Trail of Time. Nugget Creek Falls is the most popular trail which can take up to 1 hour 15 minutes.
When you’re ready to leave, take the shuttle bus to return to Juneau’s port – the schedule is flexible to allow a shorter or longer time at the glacier, depending on your ship schedule.  It leaves every 30 minutes from the glacier.
Afternoon tours are reversed – the first stop is at the Mendenhall Glacier, with an appointed time for the pick-up at the Glacier

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Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour time is a check-in time; departure is within 15 to 30 minutes.
  • The meeting place is under the cables in front of the Mt. Roberts Tramway.
  • All ports or docks are within 10 minutes walking distances, except one - the A Dock - which provides a “Downtown” shuttle to the Mt. Roberts Tramway.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the name of their ship
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • No food is allowed at the Mendenhall Glacier.
  • Tour operates in all weather conditions, so please dress appropriately in layers and for the likely chance of rain. It is recommended that you wear warm layered clothing, a waterproof jacket and comfortable slip-proof shoes
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Reviews

24 Reviews
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FrankFabianGroup

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21, August, 2018

Had an excellent time looking for whales. Got to see quite few surface, spout and then dive again. We had 5 whales around the boat. The last whale we saw surfaced and was headed directly toward the boat before he dove under. Captain Jordan did a fantastic job. Christy and the other naturalist did a great job explaining about what the whales were doing and how to identify them by their tails.

Mendenhall Glacier wasn't nearly as impressive as Hubbard, plus it was raining. Did however get to see a cinnamon colored black bear with her 2 cubs.

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Sharon R

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20, August, 2018

Mendenhall was very impressive, and the visitors center was educational.

But most amazing was the whale watching. The very enthusiastic tour guides were able to recognize the individual whales by the markings on their tales. They had a book of photographs of each of the regulars, with their histories and stories. It was so peaceful watching the whales, enjoying the mountains and the water - definite must-do!

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mnstrait

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02, August, 2018

We had a great trip on a beautiful warm day. We saw humpbacks, Dall's porpoises and many eagles. We learned a lot from the naturalist and the driver. They were great, the boat was comfortable and we had a good time. Much cheaper than the Princess tours offered.

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threegosses

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06, June, 2018

Really a great trip and I highly recommend Juneau Tours. We did the combo whale watch and Glacier tour which worked out great through Juneau. The whale watching part was great, we saw lots of whales and the guides were entertaining. There were a lot of boats out in the same general area, so how many whales you see is more about luck of the day...then which boat you are on. Guides on Juneau were great, but I heard good things from other cruise passengers about guides elsewhere. The difference we saw with Juneau was a less structured approach at the Mendenhall Glacier Park. They had buses arriving/departing every half hour which allowed you to stay for as long or short a time as you wanted. The glacier park has a lot of trails to explore, so we wanted a little more time there. People on other tours complained that they were only allowed an hour total at the park, which is not enough time for anything more than the gift shop and observatory, display area. With Juneau Tours we made our own timetable allowing for time to take the trail to the waterfall an a few other easy trails as well. One word of warning, you may want to pack some extra snacks - Juneau Tours gave out granola bars and water on the boat, but no food is available at the Mendenhall Glacier National Park at all.

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Christopher C

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21, September, 2017

I wish I could post the video... too large... this tour guaranteed whale sightings and it could not have been any better! Must see.

My appreciation once again to VIATOR for their incredible offerings. We booked all 3 land excursions during our Holland America Alaska Cruise with VIATOR instead of the cruiseline, which is always risky. Everything went without a hitch and we saved a lot of money in the process.

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Sarah B

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11, September, 2017

We had a great day with Juneau tours whale watch and Mendenhall Glacier Combo Tour. Everything was organised and timed perfectly. Our boat captain was Jason, with Olivia and Ty assisting. we saw lots of whales from a nice new boat. The Glacier was amazing and we had plenty of time without feeling rushed to get back to port. There were regular buses to get back into town from the Glacier and good information to make sure we knew what to do and where to go. Would definitely recommend

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Paul C

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05, September, 2017

We greatly enjoyed our trip. Weather turned out clear, saw numerous whales and even sea lions. Our tour guides were fun, engaged, and very knowledgeable. We recommend this tour to others.

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Mark S

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05, September, 2017

Very organized, nice boat, great trip! We saw bald eagles and about 8 whales on our recent trip. The staff was VERY knowledgeable about the area and their whales. They recognize each whale by the colors/design on its tale, and call them by name. Our bus driver's name was DL, captain of the boat was Steve, and the staff on the boat were Mark and Olivia. All were helpful, courteous, and made the trip well worth it. After the whale watching, the bus dropped us off at Mendenhall Glacier, where we could spend as much as time as we wanted to, and took another shuttle back to our cruise ship whenever we were ready to return. The glacier and waterfall were stunning!

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Nancy H

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03, September, 2017

We had a wonderful whale watch. The weather held off--it was cold but not raining. We saw numerous whales, including a few that took a dive for us and showed their beautiful tails. We did not see any whales breach, however. Some whales swam right up to the boat.

The tour guides were wonderful. They could recognize the whales by their tails--apparently, that isn't uncommon, since whale tails are like their fingerprints. I highly recommend this tour.

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Dwight B

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31, August, 2017

This excursion was the high point of our recent 10 day sea and land tour. Our guide Emma was so passionate and knowledgeable a our whales that you had to love the tour. Her co-guide Ty added a great sense of humor and they made a great them.

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Anja T

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31, August, 2017

It was amazing!!!

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Jamie A

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27, August, 2017

Ed and Jill were both amazing! Jill was so knowledgeable and helpful whenever anyone had a question. I was slightly disappointed when I heard that Orcas were not what we were looking for. We did see a few whales so it was exciting. The bus drivers were knowledgeable and friendly as well.

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Mike D

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21, August, 2017

The captain and hands were great and helpful, we saw about 12 whales or so. The shuttle to and from the Glacier was convenient as well. Perfect tour for the day

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Brian S

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18, August, 2017

Lisa and Kenny made this trip most enjoyable. They work hard to make you comfortable and we're as excited as we were when whales, porpoise and see lions were spotted.

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Brian S

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18, August, 2017

Lisa and Kenny made this trip most enjoyable. They work hard to make you comfortable and we're as excited as we were when whales, porpoise and see lions were spotted.

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Pat P

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18, August, 2017

We did this tour with JUNEAU Tours and Whale Watch, not the cruise lines tour. It was smaller and more personal. Captain Ed, got us to the whale area where we experienced 12 different whales. Sami and Emma were informative about the whale behavior and helped us spot the whales.
Afterwards there was a short bus ride to the Mendenhall Glacier where beside viewing the glacier we did a short hike and watched salmon in their last struggle to swim upstream.

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John C

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17, August, 2017

Great Crew, got to get up close with a few whales. Knowledgeable and friendly. Captain knew the specific whales and their names. Lots of fun, well worth it!

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dglenn12

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15, August, 2017

What a great tour! Capt. Jordan and Amanda were wonderful!! We saw a whale breech! Amanda said it was the 8th time since May. And those whales went under our boat.... I am surprised we don't hear of any whales accidentally hitting a boat or moving it. There were quite a few out there! Thank you!

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Wen L

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15, August, 2017

Loved this trip! We saw 8 humpback whales and a pod of porpoises! We booked this excursion outside of the cruise and we're so glad we did. We saved over $50 per person and had a much more intimate experience. Our boat had 38 people onboard, whereas the cruise ship excursion had like 3X more.

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Gail B

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10, August, 2017

Wow! We had a great tour. There were about 25 people on the tour so we had lots of room to observe. Spent about 45 minutes amongst a group of humpback whales. Captain Jordan, mates Amanda and Emma were great at pointing out the blow and offering information about how the whales would blow several times and then dive so you see the flukes. Saw a seal and a Dall's porpoise on the way back in. We didn't go to the glacier since my husband wasn't feeling well but we had been up close to a glacier the day before. Great tour.

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