This 6-hour combo shore excursion from Juneau features standout sights: humpbacks, orcas and Mendenhall Glacier National Park. Set voyage into Alaska’s Inside Passage for a whale-watching journey with an experienced crew, and spot eagles, sea lions and otters that live amid the fjords ... More info ›
This 6-hour combo shore excursion from Juneau features standout sights: humpbacks, orcas and Mendenhall Glacier National Park. Set voyage into Alaska’s Inside Passage for a whale-watching journey with an experienced crew, and spot eagles, sea lions and otters that live amid the fjords. Afterward, marvel at the beauty of Mendenhall Glacier National Park, enjoying the scenery at a leisurely pace before finishing off your outing with a fresh crab lunch (or dinner) in downtown Juneau.
When your ship docks at Juneau port, head over to the Mt Roberts Tramway parking lot in downtown Juneau and board a coach bus. Enjoy a scenic 20-minute drive to Auke Bay Harbor, while your driver shares lively commentary along the way.
Meet your crew at the harbor and hop aboard a boat custom-made for whale watching. Your captain sets sail into the Inside Passage, a route filled with glaciers and fjords. Capture the sights outside from a spacious deck, or take in unrestricted views of dramatic mountain scenery from the comfort of an enclosed cabin.
Your experienced crew is on the lookout for the orcas that hunt in these waters. Once a whale is sighted, even the glimpse of a tail fluke will do, your captain slows down the boat and turns off the motor. As you snap photos, keep watch for calves gliding alongside to their mothers; the mighty giants are known to put on a splashy show as they roll along the water and when they breach.
Don’t overlook the plenty of other wildlife in the area. Pass by rocky outcrops where sea lions and harbor seals may be soaking up the sun, and glance upward to catch the splendid sight of bald eagles in flight.
Spend about two hours on the water and then board a shuttle to Mendenhall Glacier National Park, Juneau’s most popular attraction. Shuttles head back to downtown Juneau every half hour, giving you the flexibility to discover the park at a relaxed pace.
Wander off on a trail such as Photo Point Trail, a meandering route along Mendenhall Lake that ends with unobstructed views of the glacier's face. At the visitor center, capture an elevated view of the Mendenhall Glacier spanning some 12 miles (19 km) across the Juneau Icefield, and check out the interactive exhibits on local geology.
When you’re ready, board a shuttle that takes you to a restaurant in downtown Juneau for a fresh crab lunch or dinner. After your meal, you’ll be driven back to the original departure point.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the Juneau port for your ship’s departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.