Whale Watching & Salmon Bake Combo

Whale watching & salmon bake
July 31, 2023
This was a good trip. The whale watching boat was not ideal for comfort, but turned out fine. We saw an amazing group of whales feeding. Very exciting. The salmon bake was delightful. Beautiful setting. Definitely a highlight.
Reviewer: Paige Moats
4 Stars
Had a Whale of a time
July 29, 2023
The Captain & Guide were so knowledgeable and friendly. We were guided to the perfect spot to see the whales, including a seldom seen session of “bubble feeding”. I really enjoyed the commentary, especially the information about how the tour was taking conservation steps and ensuring the whales were not disturbed by our presence. The Salmon Bake was delish & served the best Chowder I’ve ever tasted.
Reviewer: Susan Boonstra
5 Stars
Great Tour and Dinner
July 18, 2023
The tour was well organized, with a knowledgeable naturalist who described whale and sea lion behavior clearly and good-naturedly. The boat's captain did a good job of spotting whales and keeping safe and proper distance from the animals. We saw 10-12 different hump-back whales and several sea lions - it was a great excursion.
Reviewer: Tom Anderson
5 Stars
Whale Watching and Salmon Bake Combo
July 10, 2023
This was the very first excursion we ever booked that was not directly through the cruise line and we could not have been more satisfied! The directions on where to meet the excursion representative were spot on, the whale watching exceeded expectations as they were very active that day and the food at the Salmon Bake was plentiful and outstanding! In addition, the location of the Salmon Bake was so pretty with a breathtaking natural waterfall, original mining cave, opportunity to pan for gold, live music, campfire and s’mores-making! We highly recommend this tour!
Reviewer: Jacquelyn Bersano
5 Stars
Loved it!!!
June 28, 2023
This was a great excursion! Significant discount from cruise ship prices and and all around awesome experience. Very knowledgable and informed guides who went out of their way to make sure we saw several humpbacks AND a pod of orcas (not so common). We felt safe, comfortable and warm on the ship. Salmon Bake was excellent too, the warmest, coziest, more beautiful outdoor creek setting serving up fresh salmon with all the fixings!!! Even the transportation to and from was "spot on", very diligent in making sure where knew where to go and very attentive about getting us back in time. No detail ignored here!!!
Reviewer: Amy Swinford
5 Stars
June 27, 2023
Honestly had the best time on this excursion. We saw lots of whales and learned a lot. The food was excellent too! Couldn’t have loved it more.
Reviewer: Mat Burton
5 Stars
Whale Watching
June 18, 2023
Weather was rainy but we did see lots whales and some seals. The boat is specially made for whale watching.The salmond bake is a must the food is excellent
Reviewer: Ed Goldman
4 Stars
June 16, 2023
Despite the horrible weather the day of the tour, the driver was wonderful and very accommodating to our friends with a scooter. The boat captain and naturalist on board were very nice and informative and we saw a lot of whales! The food at the salmon bake was delish!
Reviewer: Leslie Cantillo
5 Stars
Great Day
September 07, 2022
It's a short bus ride from the pier to the meeting location. We found the organizer very quickly. We boarded a bus with only one other couple to head out to the bay. After a short intro, we set out. There were about 30 people total. We found a spot others had seen whales. We weren't disappointed. Several sightings. We then went to another location and saw several more whales. After returning, we met our van again and figured out that the 4 people in the van had the Salmon Bake also. The Salmon Bake restaurant was a whole lot of fun as it is outdoors, and it was raining. Don't read that as a problem. The seating area is covered as well as the buffet table. The food was very good, and the salmon was excellent. A very fun, unique meal. This was a very good day, and I would highly recommend it.
Reviewer: Richard Wasney
5 Stars
Beautiful Trip
August 03, 2022
Loved the info given on the way to the pier. The boat captain and assistant were knowledgeable. We did see several whales and it was just spectacular! The Salmon bake was out of this world. Loved the setting, the food and the waterfall!
Reviewer: Karen Lynn Guerrero
5 Stars
alaska cruise
June 08, 2022
Great trip. tour guide GREAT
Reviewer: akratz
5 Stars
whale watching
October 15, 2019
We have been on several whale watching trips. This one was the best by far. The captain and the crew were very informative and enthusiastic as we saw many whales. Top notch!
Reviewer: George Paris
5 Stars
Cloudy and rainy
October 11, 2019
I enjoyed this excursion the most. It was cold but my husband and I were prepared. The guide and boat driver were very knowledgeable. We have a few sightings of whales and sea lions but we were pleased! The bake was very pretty and food was good. I wasn't aware of a mama bear with her 3 cubs right behind the fire pit until I heard men chasing them away but I was able to take a video.
Reviewer: Nubia
5 Stars
Great opportunity to see wildlife!
September 09, 2019
My 6-year-old son and I had a wonderful time on the boat tour. We saw humpbacks, orcas (apparently a fairly unusual treat), sea lions, and porpoises. My 10-year-old daughter was scared during the first half of the boat ride, as it is a propulsion jet boat and goes quite fast. She did finally calm down once we saw the sea lions and porpoises. The captain and naturalist were very friendly and informative. The meeting place was a bit hectic, as tons of tour groups were all meeting at the same time and place, and it is difficult to tell which group you are supposed to be with. I had to ask around to find my group. Our van driver was very friendly. The salmon bake was delicious and the camp was beautiful. There are marshmallows and campfires available for after dinner. There is a free shuttle that will take you from the salmon bake back to either your ship or downtown. We had a great time, and the price was very reasonable compared to comparable excursions available through Norwegian.
Reviewer: Kerri Hagedorn
5 Stars
Whale Watching & Salmon Bake Combo
August 19, 2019
We had a great time on our whale watching excursion & the food at the Salmon back was very good. The girls that brought us out on the boat did a very good job. We got to see a pod of Orcas & Humpback whales I don't think we could of asked for anything more.
Reviewer: Serge Dupuis
5 Stars
Lots of Whales!
August 14, 2019
Excellent guides, tour done very well, info was easy to grasp. We saw many groups and pairs of whales rolling, jumping, and bubble netting. Could not have been a better time. Salmon dinner however was a dull snooze.
Reviewer: Loretta Shaffer
5 Stars
Best Salmon Ever!!!
August 07, 2019
Whale watching was amazing! The size of the boat had enough room for me to walk around without feeling too cramped! We saw whales jumping out of water, a couple of sea lions and an EAGLE! It was the first Bald Eagle I had ever seen. As far as the salmon bake, seriously, the best grilled salmon over an open wood fire grill we've ever had! They had this very flavorful brown sugar butter glaze that went on top of the salmon that was sooooo good!
Reviewer: Cullen Griffin
5 Stars
Nice time
July 25, 2019
Whale watching boat was smaller than I had expected & not to comfy. Staff was pleasant. The salmon bake was wonderful, best salmon ever. Cute little area to eat with a gift shop. Enjoyed this excursion the most of all we booked. .
Reviewer: Sherry Bellin
4 Stars
July 15, 2019
Could have not asked for a better experience. great tour guides.
Reviewer: magdiel diaz
5 Stars
Actually saw whales!
June 08, 2019
Actually saw a mother whale & calf, 2 other whales & a group of sea lions basking on the base of a buoy with a bald eagle perched on top. Great photo ops and beautiful scenery!
Reviewer: A. Meyers
5 Stars
Highly recommend!
October 27, 2018
The guide and boat captain were both engaging the entire cruise. We saw 7 humpback whales and 6 sea lions! I generally do not care for salmon but cooked over a wood fired grill and then smothered with the maple glaze was so good I went back for seconds! The waterfall is a must photo opportunity.
Reviewer: Debbie G
5 Stars
Whale Watching & Salmon Bake Combo
October 01, 2018
What a great day. The weather was beautiful and our trip with our guide and his boat was fantastic. We were lucky to see whales, in fact we saw about three. The Salmon Bake was in a nice wooded area with good food.
Reviewer: Mary Ann Aguilera
5 Stars
Cheaper from the ship
September 19, 2018
I had a great time on this excursion with Captain Terry and Naturalist Megan. We did see several whales and sea lions. The boat held about 35-40 people and was very smooth. You sit indoors with big windows and a back deck for outdoor viewing. We had beautiful weather, so that made it better than it might have been. We could have booked the same excursion for less money from the Celebrity ship, though.
Reviewer: Mary Cole Kerlick
5 Stars
Whale Watching/Salmon Bake
September 10, 2018
The boat captain was excellent at predicting where the whales resurfaced, he turned the boat so both sides received excellent views/pictures and he stayed a little longer since we had great views around our time to leave. The environmental specialist explained what we were seeing and how whales live, swim, eat, etc. She genuinely enjoyed the watching as much as all the passengers. The food and atmosphere at the salmon bake were exceptional and I recommend taking time to walk around and enjoy the nature that surrounds you. It’s extremely appreciative we can get transportation “when we were ready to leave” and that we weren’t restricted to our time to enjoy! By far, one of our favorite excursions!
Reviewer: Niki
5 Stars
Wonderful family experience
September 03, 2018
My husband and I and our two boys (12 and 10) enjoyed a beautiful day whale watching - and saw 5 whales - on a clear blue sky day. The staff was friendly and helpful and took great photos of our family. The salmon bake was a lot of fun with great food and music. It was a great way to end this Alaskan adventure. We highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Paola Parra Harris
5 Stars
August 29, 2018
We were lucky and saw several humpback whales, but the real treat was the orcas. They are magnificent.
Reviewer: Ann Richardson
5 Stars
Whale watching & Salmon bake
August 27, 2018
Did get to see several whales and got some great pics. Didnt get as close as we did last time we went with a different boat- but part of that is where the whales pop up at. The salmon bake had GREAT food and some good live entertainment! Would do it again!
Reviewer: Eddie and KJ
5 Stars
Trip to Juneau
August 27, 2018
Terry and Katie provided an excellent whale watching excursion. Both were very personable and knowledgable. We caught sight of only one whale during our trip, but being on other whale watch trips, I know it can be hit or miss. Nevertheless, seeing the tail of that humpback was thrilling! The views this day were truly spectacular. No rain, blue skies, mountain tops covered in snow surround by the lush rainforests of the islands. The boat we we rode on didn’t mess around either. It was fast and got us from spot to spot in a flash. The Salmon Bake was unexpectedly down home. Seated in a beautiful backwoods setting with folk music coming from Vicky, we entered a lush green paradise. The food was down home and tasty. The salmon bake was nice and smokey. Once you enjoyed you meal, you could take a short stroll down a path to a beautiful water fall were you could try your hand at panning for gold. I definitely would recommend this trip. It’s quick with lots to see.
Reviewer: Jessica Nieves
5 Stars
A Whale of a Time!
August 27, 2018
Could not have been so fun and informative. Katie was great... felt safe on the boat! And the food at the salmon bake was wonderful!
Reviewer: Denise
5 Stars
Whale watching & salmon bake combo.
August 20, 2018
Wonderful experience! Many whales and great outdoor adventure at the salmon bake. Maple sauce was the best! Don’t miss the waterfall. S’mores were a huge hit too!
Reviewer: Linda Sheriff
5 Stars
whale watching salmon bake bonus salmon run
August 20, 2018
Enjoyed the small group size which allowed for easy viewing of whales surfacing the water. The salmon lunch back was very good. An unexpected but great surprise was the salmon swimming upstream near the water fall behind the picnic area.
Reviewer: toni hays
5 Stars
Whale watching
August 13, 2018
I enjoyed the search and boat ride. The captain and mate were knowledgeable about the whales that frequent the area. We did see a couple of different whales, but no pods. We did enjoy the ride. The dinner was good, but salmon had bones, so not boneless fillets.
Reviewer: Jeanne Cox
4 Stars
Great trip
August 06, 2018
We enjoyed this trip! The people were very nice. I would suggest anyone to take this trip that's going to Alaska.
Reviewer: Heather
5 Stars
July 30, 2018
The crew were people who worked during the season to earn money to go to colleges and universities. They were knowledgeable and accommodating. There were a number of whales that were seen.
Reviewer: Bill Trower
5 Stars
Saw several whales
July 23, 2018
The whale watching was the best part of the excursion; probably would skip the salmon bake next time. Nice atmosphere at the salmon bake, but the food was marginal, especially the salmon. The whale guide was excellent, very knowledgeable; we saw several whales.
Reviewer: Julie Cushman
4 Stars
Wale Watchu
July 09, 2018
Loved this tour🤗. Emily and Christina are the greatest, great information AND they found a number of whales for us to observe, one fairly close; great pictures; thanks girls for a wonderful experience. Salmon bake was great as well, would have been better if the weather had co-operated.
Reviewer: Elizabeth Robson
5 Stars
Very good
July 09, 2018
Enjoyed this excursion. Not to long not to short. Saw eagles, whales and sea lions. No alligators though :) Do the one with the salmon bake afterwords since that fresh grilled salmon is soooooo good.
Reviewer: John
5 Stars
whale watching & salmon bake combo
July 02, 2018
Whale watching with Emily and Christina was excellent!! These girls know their stuff and made it so much fun.....plus, saw lots of whales!! Salmon bake was a little disappointing, mainly because it was outside and it was cold and rainy.
Reviewer: Lydia Friesen
4 Stars
Whale watch and salmon bake
June 18, 2018
Fun and informative. Our captain and our wildlife guide were great. Loved the fish jokes!
Reviewer: Kathryn Meier
5 Stars
Whales and Salmon
October 11, 2017
The Whale excursion was fantastic. The boat was small enough for everyone to see from all windows and you could go out on the back deck to get even better views. We saw a large number of whales! It was fantastic! The Captain and the biologist were very knowledgeable and entertaining. We even got to see a large family of Sea Lions up close. The Salmon Bake was delish! I especially enjoyed the Blueberry Cake! I highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Dana Gromen
5 Stars
Whale watching/ Salmon bake
September 28, 2017
It was so cool to see the whales but seeing the salmon swimming up stream was even more amazing! The salmon bake was delicious!
Reviewer: Jackie Poslusany
5 Stars
Nice trip
September 23, 2017
We went on this trip in September. We didn't see as many whales as I'd hoped but perhaps that had more to do with the time of year as the guides worked very hard trying to find them.
Reviewer: Kathy
4 Stars
September 22, 2017
This was so worth the price we paid. The scenery was beautiful and there were many whale's to see. The captain and the guide was very informative of the area. The salmon and side dishes were the best.
Reviewer: Shirley Kehn
5 Stars
Saw some whales!
August 28, 2017
Libby and Terry provided an excellent tour for watching whales, sea lions, lots of information on whales and life in Alaska. Worth doing! Libby knows her stuff and shows it! Salmon Bake was a good meal, and good guitar man to go with it!
Reviewer: Scott
5 Stars
Whale watching tour
August 23, 2017
The Whale watching tour we took in Juneau Alaska was fantatstic! The tour guides were informative and had a great sense of humor. We were promised that we would see whales and that promise was kept. We saw a lot of whales and one whale surfaced about 50 feet behind our boat. It was amazing. We would definately recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Sheridan and Jan
5 Stars
Bering sea
July 27, 2017
Best time of my life!!! Learned so much about the crew, and why they love what they do!!!! Biggest surprise was watching the bald eagles Awesome A lifetime of memories This was on my bucket list !!!!!
Reviewer: Sabrina Witherspoon
5 Stars
Whale watching
July 27, 2017
Love it so much,!,, Was able to see whales feeding (bubble feeding) about 6 or 7 for about 45 minutes awesome, the captain and the tour guide where outstanding, we were able to see two sets of orcas feeding on ducks, a once in a lifetime event! This trip was so worth it, bucket list worthy
Reviewer: Sabrina Witherspoon
5 Stars
July 05, 2017
Worth doing, much closer than what you see on the ship. Transport vehicle takes you to the boat where Captain Tom and Sarah guided us to the humpback whales. There was only 11 people in boat and saw 4 different whales and also saw sea lions. Transport vehicle takes you to Salmon Bake - very good and then back to ship. Great experience.
Reviewer: Gregg Georgett
4 Stars
Whale Watching/Salmon Bake Combo
July 01, 2017
We had a wonderful time on our excursion. Our group of 10 saw many, many whales. Tails, breaching and bubble feeding were observed to our delight. Our captain and first mate were both fun and informative. After our whale watching, we were picked up and taken to the Gold Creek Salmon Bake. The food was plentiful and very good. Our grandchildren especially enjoyed roasting marshmallows while we were there. The tour left from the Mt. Roberts Tramway and it was an easy 5 minute walk from our cruise ship. A fun time was had by all!!!!
Reviewer: Nancy
5 Stars
Whale Watching and Salmon Bake
June 02, 2017
Really enjoyed getting to see all the spouts from the whales. Our captain and guide were very knowledgeable and the boat ride was fun. The food at salmon bake was delicious.
Reviewer: Donna McCue
5 Stars
Whale watch and salmon bake
May 30, 2017
It was a great excursion! We saw lots of whales and the staff was very informative about the area and the whales. The salmon bake was delicious, but it was cold outside. Would have helped if they had turned on the heaters. I would recommend this excursion.
Reviewer: Sarah
4 Stars
They found the whales!
November 19, 2016
Guides Tommy and Greg knew where to find the whales and taught us how to watch for them. Greg had the microphone in the water so we could hear them. Exciting and informative.
Reviewer: Sally Ryan
5 Stars
Excellent tour
November 16, 2016
Very nice crew and 100 % guaranty to see the whales Unforgettable memories watching the whales jumping Highly recommend to book it
Reviewer: Osviel Cabrera
5 Stars
Must do
October 07, 2016
Terry our guide was the best, great humor, knew the area and he knew what to look for so we seen several whales. He gave us plenty of opportunities for picture taking before we were off to look for more. Terry also took us over to see seal island. I don't know if that was the name but it had hundreds of sea lions on it. This is a must do. The food was excellent!
Reviewer: Pauline Post
5 Stars
Amazing day
October 07, 2016
I would recommend this to everyone. I was in total awe with the beauty of Alaske, but this excursion took it over the top. Saw two different kinds of whales, glaciers, so informational and fun. The salmon bake, delicious. Seriously would do this one again. Just do it!
Reviewer: Gina Frohlich
5 Stars
Whale watch
September 28, 2016
Fun but whales did not cooperateven, got to see a few. Salmon bake was great
Reviewer: John A. Griffith
4 Stars
A feast for my eyes as well as my tummy!
August 30, 2016
My 81 year old mother and I had a great time. The tour guides were sweetly courteous and informative. We got to see many humpback whales bubble netting, an amazing unique experience I have not stopped talking about it! The park where the salmon bake was held was beautiful. The service was great and the cook and waiters were very friendly. The barbecue salmon and sides were delicious!! Even the bus driver back to the ship was great.
Reviewer: Celestine Armenta
5 Stars