Whale Watching Tour


Juneau is home to some of the largest populations of humpback whales in the world and we are excited to bring you up close and personal in their natural environment.


3.5 Hours


Your tour starts with a personal greeting from an Alaska Whale Watching Tours representative who then escorts you to the bus. On your way to the whale watching harbor, you are guided through town via bus to see the sights along the way, including a glimpse of the Mendenhall Glacier.

Now the real journey begins for your Alaskan whale watching tour with two full hours out on the water to see true Alaskan wildlife and our majestic humpback whales at their 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, and look up and scan the sky for bald eagles soaring peacefully in the air. Have your cameras ready to hopefully capture breathtaking photos of humpback whale flukes, breaches, and rare bubble-net feeding. Our impressive orca whales are even occasionally sighted traveling in pods on our tours! Snap a photo of the Mendenhall Glacier on your way back toward the dock or stop and chat with the on-board naturalist who can answer any of your questions and is available during the whole tour.

Alaska Whale Watching Tours is a locally owned and operated company and is the premier whale watching company in Juneau! We take pride in our tour quality and we are so confident you will see wildlife that we guarantee your money back if you do not see a whale. All captains and deck hands are certified with the United States Coast Guard and highly trained to ensure your safety while onboard the boat. You will ride on one of our two boats specifically designed for whale watching. Bike Mike is a 32-foot, 16-passenger boat perfect for small groups and the larger Jay Ellis is a 42-foot double decker catamaran with multiple outdoor decks for excellent wildlife viewing. Tours include complimentary snacks and beverages and each boat has a marine restroom onboard for your comfort. Everyone will have a guaranteed seat to sit back and relax in when underway.

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