Juneau Whale-Watching Adventure

activities / Nature & wildlife

Juneau Whale-Watching Adventure information and booking

3 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
Downtown Juneau hotels
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
Varies -- after booking, you will be given the local operator’s contact information; you may specify a departure time in the morning or afternoon
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Tour description provided by Viator

Spend your morning or afternoon spotting magnificent humpback whales in the picturesque Auke Bay with the Alaskan mountains in the background. On this whale-watching adventure from Juneau, not only will you be in the presence of these massive creatures, but you may also see sea lions, harbor seals, porpoises, bald eagles, bears, deer and a variety of birds. On a clear day, you can even see Mendenhall Glacier!

Get ready for an exclusive Alaska experience! After pickup from your Juneau hotel, head to Auke Bay for an exciting whale-watching adventure. Every year, more than 65 humpback whales swarm Auke Bay during migration season. On this 3.5-hour sightseeing cruise, admire these beautiful creatures and get an in-depth insight on the surrounding marine life from your naturalist guide as you float around the bay. Additionally, you may be greeted with an extra treat -- bald eagles, harbor seals, porpoises and other sea creatures are known to frequent the area!

The 48-passenger jet boat is built specifically for sightseeing. As you make your way around the bay, your captain will notify you when whales are spotted. Make sure to take advantage of the extra-large windows, complimentary binoculars and exterior observation deck for spectacular views!

What's included

  • Naturalist guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Use of binoculars 

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)