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Juneau: Humpback Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier

1. Juneau: Humpback Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier

Seamlessly combine two of Juneau's favorite activities on this whale watching and Mendenhall Glacier tour. Marvel at majestic humpback whales in the company of a naturalist guide, and select from a range of trails to discover Mendenhall Glacier, the world's only drive-up glacier. Upon check-in, you will either be escorted to one of the shuttles for a narrated 25-minute drive to the glacier, or to the boat harbor for whale watching.  On the glacier section of the tour, choose to hike to Nugget Falls, take the Photo Point Trail, look for wildlife along the Steep Creek trail, or stroll up the easy walk to the Visitor Center. Take your time at the glacier with flexible shuttles back to town every 30 minutes. During your time on the water whale watching, listen to your naturalist guide explain the feeding habits of these magnificent creatures and identify the many other kinds of wildlife that share these waters.  Enjoy an enhanced experience on a custom-built boat with a warm heated cabin with large viewing windows, and two decks to hurry to when the captain slows after spotting the whales. There is a bathroom onboard and snacks are also provided.

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4.6 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Great experience. Boat is safe and comfortable. We saw humpback whales bubble feeding. Bring binoculars. Captain and Crew are friendly and informative. Even the bus drivers were informative. As far as the glacier, you are on your own there. We paid the entrance fee, although I found out later it was included in the price of the tour. I don't know how we would have proved that

There be whales captain! and Beyond the end of Sept. Great crew - entertaining and informative. highly recommended (and 40% cheaper than cruise scheduled whale watching excursions)

It was exceptional!! Breathtaking views and whales galore!! The guides were dynamic and very involved!! More than 5 stars! Unforgettable memories!!

We saw a lot of whales. The guides were great. The bus drivers taught us a lot.

Went right to the whales. Very knowledgeable. Fun times.