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Juneau Whale Watching Adventure

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    What to Expect
    Pristine blue waters, breaching whales, bald eagles soaring overhead — these are just some of the reasons to sign up for this whale-watching tour in Juneau. Meet your guide at Mt Roberts Tramway and board a bus to Auke Bay. En route, you might just see fishermen at work as they bring in the day’s catch.

    From Auke Bay, step aboard a jet boat that accommodates a max of 30 passengers, meaning you’ll have space to enjoy unobstructed views. Make use of the provided binoculars, as your captain navigates the boat into Stephens Passage, Lynn Canal, Saginaw Channel and Favorite Channel.

    Rest assured you’ll sight whales in these waters, thanks to the growing whale population in Juneau. (In the unlikely event you do not see a whale, you’ll receive a refund.) Keep watch for breaching whales, females with their young, pods and other wildlife like bald eagles and seals.

    In between sightings, nosh on snacks and beverages on board, including locally caught Alaskan salmon spread on a bagel, soft drinks, water, hot chocolate and coffee.

    At the end of two hours, return sail to port, where transport awaits to take you back to the departure point at Mt Roberts Tramway.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
    3h 15m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Whale-watching tour
    • Use of binoculars
    • Bottled water, coffee and hot chocolate
    • Locally caught Alaskan salmon spread with fresh bagel
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • We are unable to pick up at the specific cruise ship; please meet us at the meeting location
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • A maximum of 30 passengers per tour
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Weather changes frequently in Juneau; be sure to prepare for any type of weather: wind, rain or shine
    • Whale-watching tour is guaranteed; if you do not see a whale, you will be refunded
    • If arriving by cruise ship, please provide the name of your cruise at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Whale-friendly boats: each boat is designed with water-jet drives to ensure quiet underwater operation without dangerous propellers that may frighten or harm the animals. Because the whales feel safe around the boats you will be able to witness their endearing social nature up close.
    • Passenger-friendly boats: all boats have comfortable, forward-facing seats, outdoor viewing decks, and restrooms that are friendly for all body types!
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My family had a great experience with Dolphin Jet Boat cruises. We had maybe 20 people on our boat which was a great size. The boat was fast, allowing us to be able to get to the whales quickly. 3 hrs was the perfect length for us. 4 hours would have been too much for us.
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    Amazing time! This boat is smaller than all the other double decker crowded boats on the water and we were able to get to see whales quicker than the larger boats. At one point a whale popped up out of nowhere and went right under us. It was amazing. We messed our reservation
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    You get bussed from Juneau to the harbour to join the boat. The crew Capt Tyler, Beth and Kirsten were great very knowledgeable and helpful. We did see some humpbacks from a distance and also some Orcas so we were fortunate.
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    Cap Mat and crew were fabulous. We saw many whales up close and personal, and these guys new the names of all of them. They were environmentally sensitive and made us all feel like visiting family, sharing what made them happiest. Boating skills also off the chart. Best whale
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    Wow my first time looking for whales and we watched a mama teaching her baby the ways of ocean life. She would roll on her side flapping fins & waiting for baby to follow. I was Amazed at her size until we found another species one of the largest The boat was comfortable &
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    About the operator
    By: Dolphin Jet Boat Tours
    1,450 reviews
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    Donna M
    Great trip. The crew was very knowledgeable and courteous. Saw lots of whales. They went out of their way to get
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    Queen Creek, Arizona
    Very fun tour!
    Dolphin jet boat tour was very enjoyable. The tour guide was friendly and full of fun facts. We enjoyed seeing
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    Mark W
    Great tour with excellent guides
    We didn't see any whales breaching, but lots of moms and calves, and beautiful surroundings. The crew was
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    Salem, Massachusetts
    The crew was friendly and informative. We learned a lot of interesting facts about the whales. We were treated to
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    Dallas, Texas
    Best tour in Juneau!
    Mike and Matt were great tour guides. We saw whales and orcas. Definitely would go back for a third time.
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    Tucson, Arizona
    Whale watching adventure tour
    The tour with Dolphin Jet Boat tours was awesome. We saw lots of whales. Small boat for fewer people providing
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    Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
    Once in a Lifetime Whale Watch Experience
    When we booked our cruise, we knew we wanted to look for whales and see Mendenhall Glacier. After reading many
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    David L
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    Awesome Excursion
    Awesome excursion to watch whales. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Short ride to find the whales. Once we
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    Erin T
    Awesome experience!!
    The two young ladies who did the tour, the Naturalist and Boat Captain, were professional, highly knowledgeable
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    International Falls, Minnesota
    Top Notch
    Dolphin Jet Boat Tours was excellent! They provided great service, small group setting, and very knowledgeable
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    whale watching
    we saw several whales. The crew worked very hard to make our experience a memorable one.. We were able to get
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    Karen L
    Draper, Utah
    Great Tour
    Love this company. We have worked with them many times over the years and they always deliver an outstanding tour!
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    Pensacola Beach, Florida
    GREAT time
    This was our 2nd trip with Dolphin and this time we took along my Sister. There were a few more people than on our
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    Amber C
    Sanford, Florida
    Whale Tour
    A group of 7 plus a baby went on this tour and it was wonderful. The transportation to the tour went smoothly and
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    Great excursion
    The guys got us out there really fast and had us seeing whales in no time. Even in the rain it was a fun time.
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