Mendenhall Glacier & Juneau Whale Watching Combo Tour with King Crab 

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6 hrs

$199

13+ yrs old

$189

3-12 yrs old

FREE

0-2 yrs old

 

  • For this Juneau shore excursion, you're whisked off to the boat harbor for a 2 hour on the water guaranteed whale spotting. On-board our custom-made whale watching tour boat, you'll enjoy our wide viewing windows in a heated cabin and yes, there is a 'head' for your convenience.
  • Once our informative and delightful captain spots the whales, the boat slows and out you go on our spacious decks to watch these beasts in their natural summer habitat. Your Naturalists' commentary is full of information about our Humpback whales and other possible wildlife such as Stellar Sea Lions, Dall's Porpoises, Bald Eagles -and just maybe you'll see a transient Orca whale. 
  • Our humpback whales come to feed in our cool, rich waters near Auke Bay for the summer.  Although we guarantee a whale sighting, we can't guarantee what the humpbacks can do - But, you will be delighted if they tail-slap, head lunge, breach, or gather for bubble-net feeding.
  • The Mendenhall Glacier is the next stop with the visitor center included in your tour. Find out about the formation of glaciers and  Walk to Nugget Creek Falls, Photo Point, Steep Creek where fish may be spawning.
  • When you’re ready to leave, take the shuttle bus to return to Juneau’s port – the schedule is flexible to allow a shorter or longer time at the glacier, depending on your ship schedule.  It leaves every 30 minutes from the glacier.
  • Back in town, you'll be hungry for King Crab at Juneau's Original Tracy's King Crab Eatery. Enjoy your combo meal which includes a meaty King Crab leg, yummy crab cakes, and their oh-so-delicious lobster bisque!  Beer and wine are available for purchase.
  • Tour time is approximately 6 hours.

This is an enthralling opportunity to witness THREE experiences in Juneau - the graceful elegance of humpback whales, the serene beauty of the Mendenhall Glacier and well known delicious Alaskan King Crab! 

You'll meet our largest local residents - humpback whales! Once aboard your coach, your driver guide narrates as you're transferred to the harbor to board our custom-made whale watching boat. Experience two hours of guaranteed whale spotting and other possible wildlife. Afterward, our coach transfers you to the beautiful Mendenhall Glacier National Park. Return on our White Glacier Shuttle bus at the Bear Stop.  

Once you're back in town, enjoy Juneau's Original Tracy's King Crab. The combo meal includes a meaty King Crab leg, yummy crab cakes, and their oh-so-delicious bisque! Beer and wine are available for purchase. 

  • Meet us at the convenient, central pick-up location in front of the Mt. Roberts Tramway.
  • To find your bus, check in with one of our Dock Representatives holding a "Juneau Tours or Juneau Whale Watch" sign, sporting a smile and wearing a bright blue hat.
  • On your way to the boat harbor, listen to informative commentary from your driver about the capital city of Juneau.
  • Aboard our whale-watching boats, enjoy a comfortable heated cabin with wide-viewing windows and spacious decks for wildlife spotting. When our captain spots the whales, the boat slows allowing passengers to step out on the deck for that perfect whale shot. The on-board naturalist is full of information about Alaska’s wildlife – Humpback whales, Stellar sea lions, Dall’s porpoises, bald eagles. A small snack and water are available.
  • The Mendenhall Glacier is the next stop with the visitor center included in your tour. Find out about the formation of glaciers and walk to Nugget Creek Falls, Photo Point, Steep Creek or take the Trail of Time – a trail of storyboards the glacier's retreat over many, many years.
  • When you’re ready to leave, take the shuttle bus to return to Juneau’s port – the schedule is flexible to allow a shorter or longer time at the glacier, depending on your ship schedule. It leaves every 30 minutes from the glacier.
  • The shuttle returns to town from the BEAR Shuttle Stop at the top and bottom of the hour. Plan carefully. The shuttle return takes 30 minutes, plus 5-20 minutes to board your ship.
  • Due to changing ship schedules, the last shuttle leaves the Mendenhall Glacier at 6 or 7 pm on most days and 3 or 4 PM on Friday and Saturday. Check with your driver for the schedule of the day before exiting the bus at the glacier.
  • Once you're back in town, enjoy Juneau's Original Tracy's King Crab. Tour time is approximately 6 hours. Select from a variety of departure times Round-trip coach transport to Auke Bay Harbor, Mendenhall Glacier and return to port with meal included
  • Total tour time: Approximately 6.0 hours

The meeting place is located on the street side in front of the Mt. Roberts Tramway ticket office. Dock representatives are waiting under the aerial tramway cables, holding Juneau Tours and Juneau Whale Watch signs, and wearing bright blue hats. All docks, with the exception of the AJ dock, are within walking distance (under 10 minutes.) Check in is required prior to boarding the shuttle.

Directions

  • From the “AJ" dock look to the left as you exit the ship. The cruise line provides a "Downtown" shuttle, which will drop you right in front of the Mt. Roberts Tramway. A small fee may apply. If you’re up for a walk, it's about 20 minutes. Ask the shore excursion representative from your cruise line for directions.
  • Franklin Dock. Exit and turn left. Walk along the Sea Walk for approximately 8 minutes. You'll see the Mt. Roberts Tramway building in front of you. Right of the building, on the street side, in between two parking lots, is the meeting area under the cables.
  • From the Tramway and Cruise Terminal docks, which are located next to the Mt. Roberts Tramway office, exit the ship and go straight ahead. Depending on your ship, walk right or left around the building to the street side and meet a representative under the cables. 1 - 2-minute walk.
  • From the Steamship dock. Exit the ship and walk down the ramp to the Sea Walk, turn right, walk along the boardwalk and look for the Mt Roberts Tramway building. It’s on the left after passing Tracy's Crab Shack. 5 - 7-minute walk

Check in with a Juneau Tours and Whale Watch dock representative in front of the Mt. Roberts Tramway, look for the Juneau Tours and Juneau Whale Watch signs, and bright blue hats. Please don’t board a bus before checking in. We often have multiple tours departing at the same time.

Questions? Call (907)523-6095.

Bus departure and return times are subject to change based on weather, unforeseen changes to cruise line schedules, or road delays. Be sure to ask your driver for exact times on the day of travel and plan accordingly.

The drop-off location is the same as the pickup location at the Mt. Roberts Tramway. Tracy's Crab Shack, visible from the bus, is just a 1-minute walk. Ask your driver for directions. 

Be sure to plan 5-10 minutes by foot back to your ship. AJ dock passengers must take a 5-minute shuttle back to their ship. On nice days, its a 20-minute walk.

  • The weather in Juneau AK is often wet (we live in a rainforest.) Bring layered clothing, a waterproof jacket, a camera and/or video camera, and comfortable shoes. Eating is not permitted at the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area. Keep food and flavored drinks packed tightly away. Water is permitted. Please feel free to eat on our buses.
  • All transport including pick-up and drop off is included in the tour price.
  • Your ticket provides access to everything at the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area and visitors center. Occasionally, inclement weather or trail conditions may cause unexpected closures for affected areas in the park.
  • Light snack and water on the whale watch.
  • Children under 2 are free.
  • Crab Combo Meal at Juneau's Original Tracy's Crab Shack - 1 King Crab Leg; Crab Cakes, Crab Bisque. (Drinks not included.)
  • Drinks at Tracy's are not included

Strollers and folding wheelchairs are welcome. Come a few minutes early and allow extra time for loading and unloading. There are three steps up and onto the bus. Car seats are not required or convenient. Infants may sit on your lap. Less gear to lug around the park!

Buses have limited cargo space and cannot store electric scooters or electric wheelchairs. We recommend booking excursions directly with your cruise line for any passengers requiring extra assistance. For those who can walk three steps onto the bus, electric scooters can be stored nearby (at your own risk) and retrieved at the end of the tour. Viewing areas close to the glacier drop-off area (approximately 150 yards) provide excellent views.

Cancellations are accepted and full refunds issued up until 24 hours before the tour.

 

These tours are operated under special use permits with the U.S. Forest Service on the Tongass National Forest. This company is an equal opportunity provider.