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Whales and Mendenhall Glacier

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Mendenhall Glacier Hike & Juneau Whale Watching Day Trip

Juneau's spectacular whales and the Mendenhall Glacier, all in a half-day program on a boat holding a maximum of only 40 guests. Whale viewing is guaranteed.

Your Juneau excursion adventure begins with a short drive to a scenic harbor. Here, you will board a mammal-friendly jet boat equipped with water jet drives to ensure a quiet underwater operation without dangerous propellers that may frighten or harm the animals. The boats have an enclosed and heated cabin, complete with indoor plumbing. In addition, the boat only holds a maximum of 40 guests. There are large viewing windows and an outdoor viewing deck, providing an up-close and personal experience while you observe and photograph the animals in their natural surroundings.

On this Juneau whale watching tour, you will be on the boat for approximately two hours in an area that the whales frequent every summer.

Returning to land, you will travel further into the valley to see the only "drive up" glacier in Southeast Alaska. Once you arrive at the Visitor's Center (entrance included), you will have approximately 45 minutes to explore on your own. You can walk around the Visitor's Center, which has an elevated view of the glacier across the Mendenhall Lake, or view exhibits, as well as a short film about the Juneau Ice Fields. For those guests feeling more adventurous during this Juneau excursion, there are several hiking paths around the lake area, including Photo Point Trail, which winds along Mendenhall Lake to an unobstructed view of the glacier face. At the appointed time, meet your guide for the trip back to town.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours 40 Minutes
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Ship Pier Area. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket)
Food/Beverage Provided
A snack and coffee is included.
Recommended Dress
For all tours in Alaska, we recommend dressing in layers with the top layer being waterproof. Participants should dress in warm layers appropriate for changing weather conditions and temperatures, and comfortable waterproofed walking shoes.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to navigate a ramp that leads to a floating dock to access the boat. Due to dramatic tidal changes, this ramp may be steep. Folding wheelchairs are permitted on this tour, but must be stored at the office while on the boat. Walking at the visitors center includes some steps and inclines. Guests 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult of 18 or older.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 221 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsExcellent Tour and GuidesJune 17, 2019

Reviewer: John
2nd tour with Shore excursions. Great team of guides.

5 StarsMendenhall glacier Tour and well watching excursiJune 16, 2019

Reviewer: Milton D Harper
Both excursions were excellent a must do

5 StarsExciting Shore Excursion June 11, 2019

Reviewer: Emily Urbina
Enjoyed whale sightings, sea lions, Mendenhall Glaciers, Mountains and so much more! Breathtakingly Beautiful! PTL 👍😍😃

5 StarsAwesome Tour!April 12, 2019

Reviewer: Che Andrews
My grandson and I took this tour during our Alaskan cruise! It was truly the highlight of our visit! My grandson was so excited when we spotted two humpbacks! I highly recommend this tour!

5 StarsGreat Trip and TeamMarch 12, 2019

Reviewer: John H
Had a great time. The team on the tour did an excellent job. Highly recommend.

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