Whale Tails and Ales

Whale Watching Tour & Brewery Shore Excursion in Juneau
Price: $155.00
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Whale Watching & Brewery Shore Excursions

Go whale watching and enjoy some great local beer on this Juneau sightseeing tour. During this Juneau whale watching shore excursion, you'll get a closeup look at the area's marine life followed by an informative - and delicious! - beer experience. Book your Juneau tour today for photo ops galore and some tasty brews.

On this tour, you'll leave from downtown Juneau via bus and make your way to Auke Bay. It's here that you will hop onto a jet boat and truly begin your adventure. Your captain and naturalist will lead the way on an unforgettable search for whales in places like Favorite Channel, Stephens Passage, Lynn Canal and Saginaw Channel; binoculars are included for a better view. In addition to seeing whales, you can expect to see harbor seals, bald eagles, sea lions, and porpoises - not to mention Juneau's beautiful mountains.

Once you're done whale watching, it's off to Alaskan Brewing Company. As you tour the premises, you will be treated to a fun beer history and brewing lesson. You'll even see the place's original brewing system! On this Juneau excursion, there are up to 10 beers on draft that available for sampling. Your samples may include Alaskan Amber, Alaskan White Ale, Freeride APA, and will include at least one Limited Edition Pilot Series or Rough Draft brew. Each traveler will get to take home a souvenir tasting glass. Participants must be able to provide proof of legal age to sample beers.

Ready to experience some whales and ales? Reserve your Juneau tour now.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic, Water
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Ship Pier Area. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket)
Food/Beverage Provided
Complimentary refreshments such as soft drinks, bottled water, coffee, and hot chocolate, are available on board the boat. A small snack of locally-caught Alaskan salmon spread on a fresh bagel and beer tastings are included.
Recommended Dress
For all tours in Alaska, we recommend dressing in layers with the top layer being waterproof. Sensible walking shoes that may get wet are also suggested.
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. Guests 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult of 18 or older. Guests must be at least 21 years of age with a valid photo ID to participate in the beer tasting.
5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  5 ReviewsReview This Tour
Best of Juneau
August 31, 2018
Fast, uncrowded boat...many whales up close...knowledgable crew and personal tour of Juneau and its fine Alaskan Brewery. A great tour.
Reviewer: Jim Kail
5 Stars
Great experience!
August 27, 2018
We were thrilled with the opportunity to get out among the whales! We saw 10+ on our tour. We have great pictures to remember the experience. The guides were great and the hot beverages were a plus after being on deck. The Alaska Brewery was equally fun and informative.
Reviewer: Lynda S Carlson
5 Stars
Whales and tales
September 13, 2017
Didnt see alot of whales but Alaska Brewery was a ton of fun and they gave us all the beer that we wanted :)
Reviewer: Mark
4 Stars
Whale Tails and Ales
August 08, 2017
So much fun! Exciting for "virign" cruisers & enjoyed seeing the beautiful scenery & learning about the whales. Would have loved to see some jump out of the water - but it was truly exciting! The Alaskan Brewing company was amazing too - enjoyed sampling their beer & talking to the locals. I hope to get them as a customer - we manufacture labels!!
5 Stars
Unbeatable combination
June 10, 2015
This was the perfect combination; whale watching in the morning followed by beer tasting at what has become one of my favorite breweries. The only thing missing was lunch.
Reviewer: AzbrdrRLA
5 Stars