Juneau Whale Watching Excursion Reviews

Experience an intimate encounter with Humpback and Orca whales on a scenic whale watching tour around Juneau harbor.
Sail Date: September 2018
Can't recall the name of the people that took us, but it was the BEST! They were very knowledgeable and found a GREAT spot to see MANY whales. We were very thrilled.
Can't recall the name of the people that took us, but it was the BEST! They were very knowledgeable and found a GREAT spot to see MANY whales. We were very thrilled. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: September 2018
Small boat. 17 passengers. Saw several whales. Good photo opportunities without big crowds.
Small boat. 17 passengers. Saw several whales. Good photo opportunities without big crowds. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Sail Date: September 2018
The whale-watching part was good. We got to see several whale feeding and diving. The boat operator was experienced, and there was a naturalist on board to explain what we were seeing and give information on whales and other sea life. The ... Read More
The whale-watching part was good. We got to see several whale feeding and diving. The boat operator was experienced, and there was a naturalist on board to explain what we were seeing and give information on whales and other sea life. The bus ride to the board was about 25-minutes. The boat had comfortable indoor seating with windows all around for maximum viewing, and a concession stand with hot food, snacks, and drinks (coffee and donuts were complimentary). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: September 2018
It was a blast. Just the excitement from the potential of seeing any wildlife was enough, but is enhanced once you actually see something.
It was a blast. Just the excitement from the potential of seeing any wildlife was enough, but is enhanced once you actually see something. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: September 2018
Great tour and fabulous price! Got half off as the vendor was trying to fill the boat!
Great tour and fabulous price! Got half off as the vendor was trying to fill the boat! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: September 2018
Part of our excursion was cancelled, but we only found out about it once we were off the ship. We did not receive a timely notification. Had to make a decision on the spot about what tour to do. Went with a different tour. It was not worth ... Read More
Part of our excursion was cancelled, but we only found out about it once we were off the ship. We did not receive a timely notification. Had to make a decision on the spot about what tour to do. Went with a different tour. It was not worth it. I saw more whales from our balcony. Had I known, I would have chosen to spend more time by a glacier which had some beautiful hikes. There was a two mile hike to a waterfall that we couldn't take due to time limitation. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: September 2018
We saw several whales and were even lucky enough to see one breach! I wish we had been a little closer--it seemed like the other excursion boats went in closer than ours.
We saw several whales and were even lucky enough to see one breach! I wish we had been a little closer--it seemed like the other excursion boats went in closer than ours. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: September 2018
Went on an NOAA research vessel with a small group. Couldn't have been better.
Went on an NOAA research vessel with a small group. Couldn't have been better. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: August 2018
Small group, very personalized, great ship captain and informative naturalist. A wonderful day and I highly recommend!
Small group, very personalized, great ship captain and informative naturalist. A wonderful day and I highly recommend! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: August 2018
Humpback Whales, sea lions, seals, otters while enjoying narrative from native Alaskans. Awesome!
Humpback Whales, sea lions, seals, otters while enjoying narrative from native Alaskans. Awesome! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: August 2018
We found a small tour operator who gave us a great deal and promised whale sightings or a refund. On the way to the Auke Bay marina our driver gave us a side tour to the Mendenhall Glacier. Although it was raining off and on through ... Read More
We found a small tour operator who gave us a great deal and promised whale sightings or a refund. On the way to the Auke Bay marina our driver gave us a side tour to the Mendenhall Glacier. Although it was raining off and on through the day, we stayed dry and sighted many Humpbacks and Sea Lions and Glaciers from the deck of the catamaran. On the return bus ride we saw much of Juneau including a myriad of bald eagles perched on lamp posts. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: August 2018
If you are going whale watching, so much better on these small boats that carry 15 passengers. They always seem to find many whales, and you learn a lot
If you are going whale watching, so much better on these small boats that carry 15 passengers. They always seem to find many whales, and you learn a lot Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: August 2018
This one took us to mendenhall glacier first for about an hour then on a boat to go whale watching. We got so see a lot of whales on this boat, they had food and drinks for sale and the 2 story boat was spacious
This one took us to mendenhall glacier first for about an hour then on a boat to go whale watching. We got so see a lot of whales on this boat, they had food and drinks for sale and the 2 story boat was spacious Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: August 2018
Booked independently with Juneautours.com for whale watching and Mendenhall Glacier. They put us on plenty of whales, provided transportation to/from the glacier and gave us plenty of time to walk to Nugget Falls, where as if we chose the ... Read More
Booked independently with Juneautours.com for whale watching and Mendenhall Glacier. They put us on plenty of whales, provided transportation to/from the glacier and gave us plenty of time to walk to Nugget Falls, where as if we chose the cruise excursion for this tour, we would've only had 45-minutes at Mendenhall Glacier and would not have any time to walk to Nugget Falls (1 mile each way). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: August 2018
Saw about 5 whales who popped up approx 12 times plus sealions. The Tour guy had a wicked sense of humour. It was a very wet day but we enjoyed the whole experience. Plus net lovely flow cruisers from America .
Saw about 5 whales who popped up approx 12 times plus sealions. The Tour guy had a wicked sense of humour. It was a very wet day but we enjoyed the whole experience. Plus net lovely flow cruisers from America . Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: August 2018
Used Harv and Marv's for a private Whale watching charter. Captain Christine was very good, and we had a great time and fantastic photos of whales, "Whale Tails,", sea otters, eagles and the scenery. T
Used Harv and Marv's for a private Whale watching charter. Captain Christine was very good, and we had a great time and fantastic photos of whales, "Whale Tails,", sea otters, eagles and the scenery. T Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: August 2018
Amazing! Great Guide, Shannon and Captain Michael on the Gastineau Guiding tour. We saw several whales many times and learned a lot about them and their habitat. A great tour, totally worth the money and time!
Amazing! Great Guide, Shannon and Captain Michael on the Gastineau Guiding tour. We saw several whales many times and learned a lot about them and their habitat. A great tour, totally worth the money and time! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Sail Date: August 2018
Combined tour, saw whales and other wild life. Ourcrew very friendly and informative.
Combined tour, saw whales and other wild life. Ourcrew very friendly and informative. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: August 2018
Despite the rain and wind, this was really cool. We saw several whales, and learned a lot about whale behavior.
Despite the rain and wind, this was really cool. We saw several whales, and learned a lot about whale behavior. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Sail Date: August 2018
We got off the ship and our bus was waiting. Horton got us to the glacier 1/2 early so we had extra time and were able to hike to the falls and go to the visitor center as well. We saw a bear from just a few feet away, which was awesome!! ... Read More
We got off the ship and our bus was waiting. Horton got us to the glacier 1/2 early so we had extra time and were able to hike to the falls and go to the visitor center as well. We saw a bear from just a few feet away, which was awesome!! On the boat we Saw tons of Humpback whales (wish we could have been closer!), harbor seals, California sea lions and one sea otter! Great Day!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: August 2018
Whale watching was a bit of a letdown as all we saw was a little bit of the whales backs and a tail here and there. Would have preferred more time at the Mendenhall Glacier.
Whale watching was a bit of a letdown as all we saw was a little bit of the whales backs and a tail here and there. Would have preferred more time at the Mendenhall Glacier. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: August 2018
Very fun. It was raining and the seas were rough but we still saw whales and had a great time. They served us a bagel with salmon cream cheese, coffee, hot chocolate,and water. The boat was enclosed and warm or you could be outside.
Very fun. It was raining and the seas were rough but we still saw whales and had a great time. They served us a bagel with salmon cream cheese, coffee, hot chocolate,and water. The boat was enclosed and warm or you could be outside. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: August 2018
The boat tour was very nice. Out for a couple of hours. We saw some whales but a bit far away. The lodge and the food was great,
The boat tour was very nice. Out for a couple of hours. We saw some whales but a bit far away. The lodge and the food was great, Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: August 2018
Evening Whale Watching was cold but fun. Saw a lot of whales and other sights and animals. Professional staff, pretty good buffet. Nice upstairs viewing area. Excellent narrative.
Evening Whale Watching was cold but fun. Saw a lot of whales and other sights and animals. Professional staff, pretty good buffet. Nice upstairs viewing area. Excellent narrative. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises