This private specialty tour is tailored to engage photo enthusiasts of all levels. Your small group will travel in a media-equipped shuttle bus and cruise aboard a custom built safari vessel. Throughout the tour, your guide provides expert interpretation while also sharing tips and techniques to enhance your images.
By land, at Mendenhall Glacier, you will walk on a paved path along a stream to a remarkable glacier panorama. Some of the area wildlife commonly spotted includes Artic turns that travel thousands of miles to nest in the sand, or lumbering black bears that fish along Steep Creek. And the adventure doesn’t end there.
By sea, you will board a covered safari vessel for an unforgettable journey through the pristine waterways of Stephens Passage. Large panel windows open to give you unrestricted views, while your captain skillfully maneuvers to give you the best angle on the shot. The 32 foot safari vessel is based on a stable US Coast Guard design and equipped with a comfortable covered cabin, an open bow, and perimeter seating. This excursion has never had a trip without a star-studded cast—often including humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, harbor seals, porcupines, eagles, salmon or even black bears. Witness Alaska’s natural wonders as you strive to capture that “magical moment” in the medium worth a thousand words.
Whale sightings are guaranteed or each guest receives $60 cash refund from the boat staff at the conclusion of the tour. Participants must be willing and able to walk approximately 1/2 a mile on a paved path. Rain ponchos, umbrellas, camera towels, monopod walking sticks, bottled water and a snack pack are included. Bring your camera, plenty of film or digital capacity, and spare batteries. Group size is limited to ensure a comfortable and interactive atmosphere. This tour operates in all weather conditions. All tour participants on this excursion are eligible to enter to win cash and prizes in the tour operator's Capture Juneau Photo Contest.