Whale Watching & Salmon Bake Combo
Sale Price: $185.00
Whale Watching Boat Tour & Salmon Bake Combo Juneau, Alaska
Embark on an exciting cruise to explore the beautiful waters around Juneau. Breathtaking scenery surrounds you as you search for humpback and orca whales (guaranteed sighting). You may see other charming marine mammals such as Steller sea lions, harbor seals, and Dall's porpoises. Keep an eye out for bald eagles, bears, Sitka blacktail deer, and a variety of seabirds, too. After your scenic wildlife search, head to the Gold Creek Salmon Bake, a famous Alaskan feast, to satisfy your appetite.
Begin your Juneau excursion whale-watching adventure with a narrated trip from your port to Auke Bay. A professional ship captain and naturalist welcomes you aboard the North Star, a state-of-the-art 48-passenger jet boat custom-designed for Juneau whale watching. Large windows, an outdoor viewing deck, and an amplified hydrophone system for listening to whales communicate under water provide a unique encounter with the lovable creatures. If the day is clear, you'll have a breathtaking view of the Mendenhall Glacier.
Juneau has a healthy humpback whale population, with some 65 whales returning each season to feed in the nutrient-rich waters, and your captain is well-versed in locating them. In fact, whale sightings are guaranteed! Throughout this Juneau tour, your captain will let you know when whales are spotted, but you'll more likely be notified by the "oohs" and "ahs" from fellow passengers.
Binoculars are available for your use on board. Venture out on the deck to enjoy a panoramic view of your surroundings or to snap a photo. Settle into your warm and comfortable interior surroundings to enjoy the scenery and wildlife sightings through the oversized windows. In addition to Steller sea lions, Dall's porpoises, bald eagles and a variety of sea birds, your naturalist will make sure to scan the shore and point out any bear or blacktail deer sightings and to describe many other aspects of the area's intriguing flora and fauna.
You'll probably be feeling hungry by now on this Juneau shore excursion. It's time for an all-you-can-eat Alaskan feast. Featured on Bravo Television's Top Chef, Gold Creek Salmon Bake is a delicious event grilled to perfection for over 38 years. Savor the aroma of wild Alaskan salmon grilling over a fragrant alder wood fire--the event's signature entree. The delectable food spread has options for everyone; choose from a variety of Alaskan entrees, sides, and blueberry cake for dessert.
Relax in the event's serene rainforest environment, listening to live Alaskan folk music. Take a short walk along a natural salmon-spawning creek to the entrance of Wagner Mine at the breathtaking Salmon Creek Falls, where you can pan for gold, see mining relics, and look for salmon. Roast marshmallows over a campfire and take photos at an interactive gold rush mural. You can return to the pier at your leisure. Shuttle services depart every 15-30 minutes.
Book this Juneau cruise excursion today for an incredible day on the waters paired with awesome local culture and flavors. This is an Alaska cruise tour you don't want to miss!
Reviewer: Debbie G
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: Mary Ann Aguilera
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 Cole Kerlick
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.
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: Paola Parra Harris
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.