Whale Watching and Lighthouse Exploration

Price: $199.00
Children under 2 years old are free, but must be accounted for at the time of booking.
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours 15 Minutes
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided A snack of locally made Alaskan fudge, granola bar (or similar), or caribou sausage sticks is included and will be accompanied by coffee or tea and bottled water.
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.
Restrictions This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility, as guests must be able to navigate slippery surfaces and uneven terrain. All guests must be able to step on and off of the boat. Depending on the tide, the ramp to the boat may be steep. This tour is not accessible to wheelchairs, walkers, or scooters, and they cannot be accommodated on this tour.

Juneau Whale Watching and Lighthouse Exploration Tour

On this Juneau shore excursion, you'll view magnificent marine mammals on board a custom-built whale watching boat and venture back in time by exploring the Sentinel Island Lighthouse. Board your transport for a scenic and narrated ride to Auke Bay, where you will meet your captain and the crew and board the whale watching vessel. The boat features outdoor viewing areas, a heated cabin, comfortable seating, and restroom facilities, and is considered one of the safest boats in the industry.

Enjoy a light snack and a hot cup of coffee or tea in the heated cabin, or venture to the outdoor viewing areas to catch a glimpse of the breathtaking scenery and wildlife as you cruise through Alaska's Inside Passage. Along the way, your guide will provide interesting information about whales and the history of Alaskan lighthouses.

Next, take a short walk on the boardwalk loop at Sentinel Island, where you will see Lynn Canal (one of the longest and deepest fjords in the world) and gorgeous views of the surrounding islands and waterways. Take some time to further explore the Sentinel Island Lighthouse and climb the steps to the tower to see its beacon. Then you will board the boat to Yankee Cove, where your transportation back to the cruise ship pier will be waiting.

Depending on the weather conditions, you driver may stop at Brotherhood Bridge for Mendenhall Glacier viewing. You will then return to the cruise ship pier.

Please Note: The order of the tour and the glacier photo stop are dependent upon the weather conditions on the day of the tour. Due to ongoing remodeling, access inside the lighthouse tower may be limited.