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Mendenhall Glacier Tours & Whale Watching

Quick Details

• Begins and ends in downtown Juneau, main cruise ship terminal
• 45 minutes at the glacier
• 2 hour whale watching by boat

Adult Ages 12+
Child Ages 2-11
Infant Ages Under 2

Mendenhall Glacier Tour

On this half-day tour, an Alaska Whale Watching Tours representative greets and escorts you to the tour bus where your trip begins. After a short 20-minute bus ride through downtown Juneau, you arrive at the breathtaking Mendenhall Glacier. Once there, you have 45 minutes to explore on your own.

Tour options include touring the visitor center, walking out toward Nugget Falls, or hiking the East Glacier Loop Trail. Of course, you’re able to take scenic pictures of Mendenhall Lake and, if you are lucky, you can even see black bears fishing for salmon out of the salmon-spawning streams that traverse the area.

Juneau Whale Watching

After the Mendenhall Glacier tour, you’re picked up again to continue on to the next part of this adventure: whale watching. Enjoy two full hours on the water observing true Alaskan wildlife at its finest.

Aboard our boats, you have the opportunity to see sea lions basking in the sun on Benjamin Island or taking a nap on an ocean buoy. Keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles soaring peacefully in the air.

Have your cameras ready to try and capture breathtaking photos of humpback whale flukes, breaches, and rare bubble-net feeding. Majestic orca whales are even occasionally sighted traveling in pods on our tours!

As you head back into the dock, make sure to capture a photo of the Mendenhall Glacier in the background. A naturalist is with you the whole time on your Juneau whale watching tour to explain everything that you are seeing and to answer any of your questions.

Your Juneau Tour Specialists

All captains and deckhands are certified with the United States Coast Guard and highly trained to ensure your safety while onboard the boat. You ride on one of our two boats specifically designed for whale watching.

Tours include complimentary snacks and beverages, and each boat has a marine restroom on board for your comfort. Everyone is guaranteed a seat to sit back and relax when the boat is underway.

If you only do one whale watching tour in Juneau, make sure you go with us!