Have you ever wanted to see beautiful whales jump out of the water? Book a trip with one of the many Juneau whale watching tours to experience this wonderful sight. You can see humpback whales and other Alaskan sea creatures in their natural habitat on your outdoor adventures. Cruise through the deep blue waters and enjoy the beauty of Juneau.
Find your favorite outdoor activity when you visit our mountain paradise. Juneau whale watching tours are one of the best ways to appreciate the surrounding nature. When you dock at the harbor or return from your bus ride, make the short walk back to the Silverbow Inn and show us your pictures from the day.
Who Offers Juneau Whale Watching Tours?
Juneau Whale Watch
Grab your favorite gear and get ready for a day trip with Juneau Whale Watch. The premiere whale watching service departs from Fisherman’s Bend in Auke Bay Harbor. You will spend the whole day learning about the most iconic animals and viewing the mountainous landscape of Alaska. Within a few minutes of leaving the harbor, you are right in the middle of humpback whale waters. You may even see bald eagles, seals, sea lions, black bears, and more while you are out!
Harv & Marv’s
Set sail with the exclusive Juneau whale watching tours of Harv & Marv’s. Each of their boats is prepared to depart from the harbor three times a day: morning, mid-day, and evening. You can choose from one of their many packages to enhance your whale watching trip. In addition, Harv & Marv’s charters take passengers to the Mendenhall Glacier. Plan to spend a day with the exceptional captains and share a few laughs.
Explore the open waters of Alaska on a 4-hour trip on the deluxe catamaran of Allen Marine. The most relaxing of the Juneau whale watching tours allows each passenger to see the wonderful wildlife from inside the cabin or from the outdoor deck. Allen Marine offers three amazing opportunities for whale watching and has many other outdoor tours to make your Juneau experience even more incredible. Don’t forget your raincoat and camera!
Dolphin Jet Boat Tours
We suggest spending a half-day with Dolphin Jet Boat Tours for an amazing Juneau whale watching tour. You will feel like you are a part of nature when you hear the sound of air leaving the blowholes of the whales. Dolphin Jet Boat Tours offers private and small group charters that will make your whale watching adventures special. Choose from their four packages and experience the aquatic wildlife of Alaska. Our favorite is Whale Tails & Ales where you visit the Alaska Brewing Company after you go whale watching.
Alaska Shore Excursions
Plan a full day trip with Alaska Shore Excursions. The tour begins with a guided bus ride to Auke Bay Harbor about 45 minutes from Juneau. Once you reach Auke Bay, you step onto the wonderfully designed boats with large windows, heated cabins, and outdoor decks. Find your favorite lookout spot to enjoy the panoramic views of the gorgeous landscape. Their whale watching excursion also comes with a tour of the Mendenhall Glacier. You have the opportunity to see magnificent humpback whales and the Mendenhall Glacier with Alaska Shore Excursions!
Stay at the Silverbow Inn
After your Juneau whale watching tours and other outdoor excursions, recharge at the Silverbow Inn. Our modern rooms provide the perfect place to relax and unwind on your vacation. Take a dip in our spa-like, rooftop hot tub to enjoy the spectacular views of Juneau. You can even walk around our beautiful downtown to all the local restaurants, shops, and entertainment.
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