Juneau Whale Watching Excursion Reviews

Experience an intimate encounter with Humpback and Orca whales on a scenic whale watching tour around Juneau harbor.
This was a great excursion.
Sail Date: July 2019
This was a great excursion. We went on the boat and out in the water and saw a mother whale with her baby whale. What a beautiful site to see. We took pictures and there were other boats around following the whale as she came up and go ... Read More
This was a great excursion. We went on the boat and out in the water and saw a mother whale with her baby whale. What a beautiful site to see. We took pictures and there were other boats around following the whale as she came up and go down with her baby whale. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great way to start your day, relaxing on a boat searching for whales.
Sail Date: July 2019
Great way to start your day, relaxing on a boat searching for whales. We saw around 5 - 6 whales. It was amazing to be floating on the water with such large beasts.
Great way to start your day, relaxing on a boat searching for whales. We saw around 5 - 6 whales. It was amazing to be floating on the water with such large beasts. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We saw whales so close you could smell their breath.
Sail Date: July 2019
We saw whales so close you could smell their breath.
We saw whales so close you could smell their breath. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
we took the Mendenhall Glaciet and Whale-watching tour.
Sail Date: July 2019
we took the Mendenhall Glaciet and Whale-watching tour. We saw whales breaching. We also saw their flukes and spouts. It was wonderful. Then we were driven to the magnificent Mendenhall Glacier. It was gradually melting into a pretty ... Read More
we took the Mendenhall Glaciet and Whale-watching tour. We saw whales breaching. We also saw their flukes and spouts. It was wonderful. Then we were driven to the magnificent Mendenhall Glacier. It was gradually melting into a pretty lake. There was a tall waterfall there as well. The walk through the woods to the waterfall was very uplifting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
Booked directly with The Local Guy, who came highly recommended.
Sail Date: June 2019
Booked directly with The Local Guy, who came highly recommended. We had Captain Samantha and Alan, and we saw 4 whales, some huge sea lions and bald eagles. 2.5 hours was long enough for our crew, and we had a great time.
Booked directly with The Local Guy, who came highly recommended. We had Captain Samantha and Alan, and we saw 4 whales, some huge sea lions and bald eagles. 2.5 hours was long enough for our crew, and we had a great time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Outstanding tour with Gastineau Guiding Co.
Sail Date: June 2019
Outstanding tour with Gastineau Guiding Co. Small group. We saw lots of whales and enjoyed the short hike to see Mendenhall Glacier. Great tour guide.
Outstanding tour with Gastineau Guiding Co. Small group. We saw lots of whales and enjoyed the short hike to see Mendenhall Glacier. Great tour guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Topped off today's adventure with a whale-watching boat ride.
Sail Date: June 2019
Topped off today's adventure with a whale-watching boat ride. While we can only view at a distance, still thrilling to see two humpbacks and three orcas.
Topped off today's adventure with a whale-watching boat ride. While we can only view at a distance, still thrilling to see two humpbacks and three orcas. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was a combination with hiking a rainforest trail.
Sail Date: June 2019
This was a combination with hiking a rainforest trail. The excursion was a called Alaska Whales and Rainforest Trails. We had the same tour guide for both parts of the tour. She and the boat captain were knowledgeable about the area whales ... Read More
This was a combination with hiking a rainforest trail. The excursion was a called Alaska Whales and Rainforest Trails. We had the same tour guide for both parts of the tour. She and the boat captain were knowledgeable about the area whales and where to find them. The captain was in radio contact with other boats and knew exactly where the whales were. It was a great excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The whale watching excursion was great.
Sail Date: June 2019
The whale watching excursion was great. Plenty of whales to see. However, we saw plenty of whales from the cruise ship and didn't need to pay for this specific excursion.
The whale watching excursion was great. Plenty of whales to see. However, we saw plenty of whales from the cruise ship and didn't need to pay for this specific excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great trip and lots of whales seen.
Sail Date: June 2019
Great trip and lots of whales seen. Would highly recommend
Great trip and lots of whales seen. Would highly recommend Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Smaller boat without a big crowd.
Sail Date: June 2019
Smaller boat without a big crowd. Professional crew. Good inside and outside viewing. However, we could only go to the upper deck when stopped near whales which meant some up and down. The fast boat allowed for visits to multiple ... Read More
Smaller boat without a big crowd. Professional crew. Good inside and outside viewing. However, we could only go to the upper deck when stopped near whales which meant some up and down. The fast boat allowed for visits to multiple locations. Crew could identify and tell stories about specific whales. Highly recommend this operator. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We booked this with Juneau Tours.
Sail Date: June 2019
We booked this with Juneau Tours. It was a much better deal than the cruise excursion. Juneau Tours has several boats that hold about 24 people each. The girls who ran the boat were great. The cruise lines pack everybody into one large ... Read More
We booked this with Juneau Tours. It was a much better deal than the cruise excursion. Juneau Tours has several boats that hold about 24 people each. The girls who ran the boat were great. The cruise lines pack everybody into one large boat and that's more of a mass market experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We saw Orca and Humpback Whales very close, saw sea lions, bald eagles.
Sail Date: June 2019
We saw Orca and Humpback Whales very close, saw sea lions, bald eagles. Good trip.
We saw Orca and Humpback Whales very close, saw sea lions, bald eagles. Good trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We took a tour that combined whale watching with a trip out to Mendenhall Glacier.
Sail Date: June 2019
We took a tour that combined whale watching with a trip out to Mendenhall Glacier. One of the crew was a naturalist and quite knowledgeable about whales and the area. His commentary was well received - just the right amount. Upstairs is ... Read More
We took a tour that combined whale watching with a trip out to Mendenhall Glacier. One of the crew was a naturalist and quite knowledgeable about whales and the area. His commentary was well received - just the right amount. Upstairs is mostly standing room only outside, with limited seating indoors. Downstairs is all indoors. Nice snack bar. Saw many humpback whales. Recommend without hesitation. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Small boat, only 30ish passengers.
Sail Date: June 2019
Small boat, only 30ish passengers. Well run. We got a chance to see a pod of orcas, fulfilling a lifelong dream. Tacked on a visit to the hatchery after but whale watch was enough. Hatchery is pretty lame.
Small boat, only 30ish passengers. Well run. We got a chance to see a pod of orcas, fulfilling a lifelong dream. Tacked on a visit to the hatchery after but whale watch was enough. Hatchery is pretty lame. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great trip with Jayleen's Alaska.
Sail Date: June 2019
Great trip with Jayleen's Alaska. We ended up being her only 2 passengers, so we had a private whale watching tour. Saw several whales and she did an excellent job of finding them for us to see and maneuvering the boat so we could ... Read More
Great trip with Jayleen's Alaska. We ended up being her only 2 passengers, so we had a private whale watching tour. Saw several whales and she did an excellent job of finding them for us to see and maneuvering the boat so we could get the best possible views. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We went out to sea and saw Humpback and Orca whales, great time, lots of photo ops.
Sail Date: June 2019
We went out to sea and saw Humpback and Orca whales, great time, lots of photo ops.
We went out to sea and saw Humpback and Orca whales, great time, lots of photo ops. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Whale watching tour was done through Princess.
Sail Date: June 2019
Whale watching tour was done through Princess. Wheelchair accessible van was provided to take us to the boat. The boat was accessible with a great, wheelchair accessible restroom on board!
Whale watching tour was done through Princess. Wheelchair accessible van was provided to take us to the boat. The boat was accessible with a great, wheelchair accessible restroom on board! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great your, saw a lot of whales.
Sail Date: June 2019
Great your, saw a lot of whales.
Great your, saw a lot of whales. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We went on the Allen Whale Watching tour.
Sail Date: June 2019
We went on the Allen Whale Watching tour. We were able to see whales, which was the main purpose of the tour. The boat was somewhat crowded, but they sold delicious cocktails that made it all worth it. In hindsight, we saw just as many ... Read More
We went on the Allen Whale Watching tour. We were able to see whales, which was the main purpose of the tour. The boat was somewhat crowded, but they sold delicious cocktails that made it all worth it. In hindsight, we saw just as many whales from our balcony on the cruise ship, making this trip seem somewhat redundant. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Lots of orca and humpback whales, as well as eagles.
Sail Date: June 2019
Lots of orca and humpback whales, as well as eagles. We also saw sea lions. We were offered complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and donut holes.
Lots of orca and humpback whales, as well as eagles. We also saw sea lions. We were offered complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and donut holes. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We did whale watching and got views of several whales - including a mother and baby - it was a ...
Sail Date: June 2019
We did whale watching and got views of several whales - including a mother and baby - it was a great trip - also took a hike through the rainforest which was okay, but the trail ends at the Mendenhall glacier and it was an awesome view. ... Read More
We did whale watching and got views of several whales - including a mother and baby - it was a great trip - also took a hike through the rainforest which was okay, but the trail ends at the Mendenhall glacier and it was an awesome view. Enjoyed this tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We saw some whale, some seals and some eagles.
Sail Date: June 2019
We saw some whale, some seals and some eagles. The boat was very nice and excellent viewing areas inside and out.
We saw some whale, some seals and some eagles. The boat was very nice and excellent viewing areas inside and out. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Boat has both inside and outside viewing areas.
Sail Date: June 2019
Boat has both inside and outside viewing areas. They let you go outside once they have slowed down. We had a buffet waiting on us when we boarded. Clam chowder, salmon dip and vegetables to dip. Cheesecake and cookies. Saw several ... Read More
Boat has both inside and outside viewing areas. They let you go outside once they have slowed down. We had a buffet waiting on us when we boarded. Clam chowder, salmon dip and vegetables to dip. Cheesecake and cookies. Saw several humpback whales. At one point there were two mothers with two babies that were breaching. Amazing! Highly recommend this excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Spectacular day whale watching with Allen Tours.
Sail Date: June 2019
Spectacular day whale watching with Allen Tours. The boat is large, 2 decks with covered seating (with heat) and, bathrooms a snack bar with free coffee and hot chocolate. If you want unobstructed pictures you can go out on the upper deck. ... Read More
Spectacular day whale watching with Allen Tours. The boat is large, 2 decks with covered seating (with heat) and, bathrooms a snack bar with free coffee and hot chocolate. If you want unobstructed pictures you can go out on the upper deck. That's where we spent most of our time. The crew was fantastic. They knew where the whales were, motored out to the spots and let us enjoy the show. Mama and baby whale put on quite a show for us. The captain turns the boat frequently so all passengers get to see the action. Highly recommend Allen Tours.arine Tours was excellent. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line