Juneau Whales, Bears and Glaciers Excursion Reviews

This excursion covers the perfect trifecta of Alaska's attractions: whale-watching, bear-viewing and a scenic flight over the glaciers of the Juneau Icefield.
A 30 minute bus ride the the glacier with interesting narration by the bus driver, and hour at the ...
Sail Date: August 2019
A 30 minute bus ride the the glacier with interesting narration by the bus driver, and hour at the glacier and the a bus ride to the whale watching location. By the time we were on the whale watching boat people were very hungry. There ... Read More
A 30 minute bus ride the the glacier with interesting narration by the bus driver, and hour at the glacier and the a bus ride to the whale watching location. By the time we were on the whale watching boat people were very hungry. There were some food items for sale like beer and burgers. (My suggestion is that you pack snacks.) they offered free coffee hot chocolate-and donut holes. The whale watching was excellent. We saw many whales as the scenery was stunning. All in all a great excursion and my families favorite Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Awesome experience, plus 100% money back guarantee if no whales.
Sail Date: August 2019
Awesome experience, plus 100% money back guarantee if no whales. Plenty of whales sighted, feeding and diving.
Awesome experience, plus 100% money back guarantee if no whales. Plenty of whales sighted, feeding and diving. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was well organised and we saw humped backed whales, orcas, sea lions and bald eagles.
Sail Date: June 2019
This was well organised and we saw humped backed whales, orcas, sea lions and bald eagles. They had binoculars on board and refreshments could be bought if desired. Good viewing area on deck.
This was well organised and we saw humped backed whales, orcas, sea lions and bald eagles. They had binoculars on board and refreshments could be bought if desired. Good viewing area on deck. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We booked a whale watching excursion.
Sail Date: June 2019
We booked a whale watching excursion. You are just going to see water spouts and then the tail dive. These are not Orcas so you are not going to see any jumps from the water. We booked a whale watching and local seafood buffet. This is ... Read More
We booked a whale watching excursion. You are just going to see water spouts and then the tail dive. These are not Orcas so you are not going to see any jumps from the water. We booked a whale watching and local seafood buffet. This is served on the boat. There are no tables so you sit with your food on your lap as you sit in your seats. It was odd but the food was good Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The guys on the whale boat were super cool and new a lot about whales and bears.
Sail Date: September 2018
The guys on the whale boat were super cool and new a lot about whales and bears.
The guys on the whale boat were super cool and new a lot about whales and bears. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
One of, if not thee most outstanding excursion we had ever been on.
Sail Date: August 2018
One of, if not thee most outstanding excursion we had ever been on. Our naturalist, Kris, on the Whale watching quest was fantastic.
One of, if not thee most outstanding excursion we had ever been on. Our naturalist, Kris, on the Whale watching quest was fantastic. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We only purchased whale watching, but were directed to the wrong bus so ended up at a glacier, ...
Sail Date: August 2018
We only purchased whale watching, but were directed to the wrong bus so ended up at a glacier, waterfall and salmon fish location. We were able to spend an hour plus there and still go on a whale watching excursion:). Humpback whales a ... Read More
We only purchased whale watching, but were directed to the wrong bus so ended up at a glacier, waterfall and salmon fish location. We were able to spend an hour plus there and still go on a whale watching excursion:). Humpback whales a plenty. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Unfortuantely the dock is very far from town so we did not get to see Juneau.
Sail Date: August 2018
Unfortuantely the dock is very far from town so we did not get to see Juneau. The shuttle would be 10 dollars. The tour guide was very knowlegable and was able to lead an interesting tour. The mist over the water was a shame when viewing ... Read More
Unfortuantely the dock is very far from town so we did not get to see Juneau. The shuttle would be 10 dollars. The tour guide was very knowlegable and was able to lead an interesting tour. The mist over the water was a shame when viewing the glacier. We thought we would be closer to the glacier not just viewing it from small beach on the other side of the lake. We did manage to see a black bear but the mountain ranger presence was noticeable so reassuring.The whale watching as exceptional. The boat was comfortable and well designed for its use. The driver was well skilled in finding and viewing the whales from a safe distance. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We had a great time with Juneau Whale Watching.
Sail Date: July 2018
We had a great time with Juneau Whale Watching. The crew was fabulous. We saw several whales, otters and porpoises. These guys knew their stuff!
We had a great time with Juneau Whale Watching. The crew was fabulous. We saw several whales, otters and porpoises. These guys knew their stuff! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Started with the whale watching.
Sail Date: July 2018
Started with the whale watching. The tour guides were very personable though they struggled that day to find whales (at no fault of their own....nature is unpredictable!) We had a bus ride over to Mendenhall Glacier where we were ... Read More
Started with the whale watching. The tour guides were very personable though they struggled that day to find whales (at no fault of their own....nature is unpredictable!) We had a bus ride over to Mendenhall Glacier where we were fortunate enough to spot a bear that peaked out of the woods to give flight to a woman walking her dog on the sidewalk! The glacier was beautiful! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We did the combo tour of whale-watching and then Mendenhall Glacier.
Sail Date: June 2018
We did the combo tour of whale-watching and then Mendenhall Glacier. You spend most of the time whale watching on this excursion and about an hour at the Glacier. The boat you take whale watching is nice and has bathrooms and ... Read More
We did the combo tour of whale-watching and then Mendenhall Glacier. You spend most of the time whale watching on this excursion and about an hour at the Glacier. The boat you take whale watching is nice and has bathrooms and refreshments. There is indoor seating as well as outdoor standing areas. The captain goes to where their are whale sightings are and we saw about 6 different humpback whales and some sea lions. Great trip! Then we got bused to the glacier and had enough time to hike/walk the path to where the glacier and waterfall is. Pretty sights and easy walk. FYI you do not get to touch or walk on the glacier so if that is what you want to do, pick a different excursion. There was enough time to walk/shop the port as well. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was well worth going to do.
Sail Date: June 2018
This was well worth going to do. The wild life we got to see was excellent and smaller group
This was well worth going to do. The wild life we got to see was excellent and smaller group Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This tour was very good.
Sail Date: June 2018
This tour was very good. We boarded a catamaran and the captain was very good. There were food and drink items for sale. Binoculars were furnished. We saw Whales Sea Lions and Bald eagles.
This tour was very good. We boarded a catamaran and the captain was very good. There were food and drink items for sale. Binoculars were furnished. We saw Whales Sea Lions and Bald eagles. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We enjoyed the walk the bears and Mendhall Glacier
Sail Date: June 2018
We enjoyed the walk the bears and Mendhall Glacier
We enjoyed the walk the bears and Mendhall Glacier Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
I saw my first whale tail and first glacier on this trip - truly inspiring!
Sail Date: August 2017
I saw my first whale tail and first glacier on this trip - truly inspiring!
I saw my first whale tail and first glacier on this trip - truly inspiring! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Didn't see any bears, the view of the glacier was terrific.
Sail Date: August 2017
Didn't see any bears, the view of the glacier was terrific. Saw some Orcas (I didnt know 'killer whales' was a slur apparently, nor did the guy getting off the previous trip who called them that. He was quickly corrected) ... Read More
Didn't see any bears, the view of the glacier was terrific. Saw some Orcas (I didnt know 'killer whales' was a slur apparently, nor did the guy getting off the previous trip who called them that. He was quickly corrected) and humpbacks. Actually ended up seeing better views of humpbacks off the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was really a combination tour.
Sail Date: August 2017
This was really a combination tour. The Mendenhall Glacier is breathtaking and unforgettable. You can get fairly clise to this one. There's a trail to the falls but it was under water when we were there. That didnt stop some of ... Read More
This was really a combination tour. The Mendenhall Glacier is breathtaking and unforgettable. You can get fairly clise to this one. There's a trail to the falls but it was under water when we were there. That didnt stop some of the visitors...we saw them in the distance. Since this was Salmon spawning season, one of the men in our group sawa bear and her cub at a stream, track and catch a salmon, and eat it. He captured it on film. Very cool! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Ours was actually called Whales and Rainforest Trails but took us to the view of Mendenhall glacier ...
Sail Date: July 2017
Ours was actually called Whales and Rainforest Trails but took us to the view of Mendenhall glacier and was AMAZING. Chelsea from Gastineau tours did this for Carnival and they even had Gluten Free snacks for rachel. We saw whales and ... Read More
Ours was actually called Whales and Rainforest Trails but took us to the view of Mendenhall glacier and was AMAZING. Chelsea from Gastineau tours did this for Carnival and they even had Gluten Free snacks for rachel. We saw whales and sea lions and bald eagles and even seals in the harbor. CHelsea is an accomplished naturalist and we learned so much from her. Highly recommend!!!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Saw several whales.
Sail Date: July 2017
Saw several whales. Our tour guide was amazing. She loved her whales. Captain Fred was great too. Loved the boat and how the windows open all the way up. Great excursion and we got a lot of great pictures.
Saw several whales. Our tour guide was amazing. She loved her whales. Captain Fred was great too. Loved the boat and how the windows open all the way up. Great excursion and we got a lot of great pictures. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We have gone out to see whales on our own for the past 5 cruises.
Sail Date: July 2017
We have gone out to see whales on our own for the past 5 cruises. This time, we choose a HAL tour with Gastineau Guiding and we will definitely do that again. Unfortunately, you can only arrange this through a cruise line. But this is a ... Read More
We have gone out to see whales on our own for the past 5 cruises. This time, we choose a HAL tour with Gastineau Guiding and we will definitely do that again. Unfortunately, you can only arrange this through a cruise line. But this is a science oriented excursion that is a little longer than other whale watches (4 hrs vs 3 hrs) and the naturalists on board (in our case Scott Ranger) is a real biologist who knows the wildlife and biology of the area. We saw lots of whales, but also other marine creatures that we have not seen before. Great experience. We did not have kids with us but it would be great for children as well. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Enjoyed the bears and raptors and saw a lot of whales.
Sail Date: June 2017
Enjoyed the bears and raptors and saw a lot of whales.
Enjoyed the bears and raptors and saw a lot of whales. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Took an hour or so to get to whales.
Sail Date: May 2017
Took an hour or so to get to whales. The boat stopped when we found one and gave us about 45 min to take pics. Snacks and cocoa provided.
Took an hour or so to get to whales. The boat stopped when we found one and gave us about 45 min to take pics. Snacks and cocoa provided. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Loved both the glacier and the whale watching.
Sail Date: May 2017
Loved both the glacier and the whale watching. The guides were very informative and loved their city. I would recommend this tour
Loved both the glacier and the whale watching. The guides were very informative and loved their city. I would recommend this tour Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Allen Marine Tour at Tracy Arms Fjord.
Sail Date: May 2017
Allen Marine Tour at Tracy Arms Fjord. Princess held up excursion on the embarkation and disembarkation because they would not open tender doors of ship both times by an hours each way. Allen Marine was fantastic and all women crew was ... Read More
Allen Marine Tour at Tracy Arms Fjord. Princess held up excursion on the embarkation and disembarkation because they would not open tender doors of ship both times by an hours each way. Allen Marine was fantastic and all women crew was great. Would do it again! Saw brownbears, sea lions, and lots of humpback whales Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great Whale watching, we booked through TripAdvisor and had a blast.
Sail Date: May 2017
Great Whale watching, we booked through TripAdvisor and had a blast.
Great Whale watching, we booked through TripAdvisor and had a blast. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line