Viator Exclusive: Mendenhall Glacier, Whale-Watching Cruise and Juneau City Tour

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Viator Exclusive: Mendenhall Glacier, Whale-Watching Cruise and Juneau City Tour information and booking

5 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
Downtown Juneau hotels
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
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Tour description provided by Viator

Enjoy a Juneau sightseeing tour, whale-watching cruise and Mendenhall Glacier experience with this Juneau combo tour. Tour the city by coach to see highlights such as the Juneau Capitol Building, and then spot humpback whales and other wildlife on a scenic whale-watching cruise. Top it off with a leisurely outdoor adventure at Juneau’s crowning jewel: Mendenhall Glacier. This is the only tour of its kind in Juneau, so book now to enjoy these three amazing Juneau experiences together.

After meeting at Mt Roberts Tramway in downtown Juneau -- hop on a comfortable coach to begin your Juneau sightseeing tour. Enjoy views of Alaska's capital city nestled between stunning mountains and winding waterways. From the colorful port, you'll see sites such as the historic Red Dog Saloon, the Juneau Capitol Building and the Governor's Mansion; this unique modern city with an old-world charm has a new surprise around every corner.At the end of your city tour, you’ll be taken to Auke Bay to board a boat for your whale-watching cruise. Spend two hours out on the water and enjoy beautiful ocean views as your professional guide helps point out whales and other wildlife such as bald eagles, seals, sea lions and black bears. Keep an eye out for humpback whales and playful orcas – once you spot one, the captain will slow the boat to allow for great photo opportunities from the viewing deck. Snacks and refreshments will be provided on board. As soon as you hit the port, hop back on the coach and head to Mendenhall Glacier for some independent exploration at your leisure. Juneau’s crowning jewel, Mendenhall Glacier is one of 38 glaciers flowing from the massive 1,500-square-mile (3,885-sq-km) ice field. Capture views of the glacier from a variety of perspectives such as Nugget Creek Falls and Photo Point Trail, which winds along Mendenhall Lake and offers an unobstructed view of the glacier's face. At the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, browse interactive geological exhibits to learn about glacier formation.When you’re ready to head back to the Juneau port to conclude your tour, hop on the shuttle, which departs approximately every 30 minutes. Please note: This tour provided 30 minutes to 45 minutes at the glacier. if you would like to stay longer, you may have to skip the city tour portion to accommodate that.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Snacks and beverages aboard whale-watching cruise

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees (usd $3 to enter mendenhall glacier visitor center)