2022 Whale Watching 

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  • 2 hours on-the-water whale watching for Humpback whales, sea lions, bald eagles, and other wildlife.
  • Meet the stars of Auke Bay in their summer feeding grounds - the whales Sacha, Flame and many others.
  • Customized boats for panoramic views and optimal whale viewing. 

During your time on the water, you will be accompanied by a naturalist who explains the feeding habits of these magnificent creatures and identifies the many other kinds of wildlife that share these waters. Our whale watching boats are custom made to enhance your experience – a warm heated cabin with large viewing windows, and two decks to hurry to when the captain slows after spotting the whales. A bathroom is onboard. Snacks, water and binoculars are also provided.


  • Pick up avaiable at all hotels upon request in advance
  • 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.
  • Tour time is approximately 3.5 hours.

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


  • From the "AJ" dock look to the left as you exit the ship. The cruise provides a "Downtown" shuttle, which will drop you right in front of the Goldbelt 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 Goldbelt 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 Goldbelt 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 Goldbelt Tramway building. It's on the left after passing Tracy's Crab Shack. 5-7 minute walk.

Please don't board a bus before checking in. We often have multiple tours departing at the same time.

Questions? Call (907) 523-6095


  • Light snack and water on the whale watch.
  • Children under 2 are free.

Full refunds avaiable up until 24 hours before tour departure.

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