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Yes, we can!

We have a 100% guarantee that you will see a humpback whale during our whale watching season. Really! We will personally give you back your money if you do not see a humpback whale on our whale watching tour. The majority of tourists come to Juneau for glaciers or WHALES, and we know whales! Make sure when you come to visit, you make whale watching a priority.


It is always a special day when you catch a whale breaching.

It is always a special day when you catch a whale breaching.

Humpback whales travel great distances to get to the Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska. A majority of the humpback whales you will see in Juneau breed in the warmer waters of the Pacific Ocean and have now traveled around 3,000 miles to get to the safety of our deep and protected channels to feed and raise their young. It is estimated that 10% of the world’s humpback whales’ population resides in the waters around Juneau during our whale season. The waters around Juneau are rich with food that the whales like: krill, small fish, herring, etc. This means that the whales can EAT, and they do it a lot. Humpback whales especially will try to eat all they can every day. It is estimated that humpback whales will eat between 1-2 tons of food a day! That is 6,000 quarter-pound burgers from McDonald’s. (May-Sept)

Another reason we have a 100% guarantee is that the inside passage is narrow and deep. This gives our captains and naturalist the best opportunity to spot the whales when they come up to breathe. Humpback whales are mammals like us, which means they need to come up from the water to breath every 7-15 minutes. This is quite a sight because you will be able to see the whale’s spout that can be taller than 10ft! You can think of it as a big exhale. Then the show should start.

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Once someone sees the spout everyones phone should go up.

But that’s not all! Yes, we want you to see humpback whales, but a lot of other animals call the Juneau area their home. If you keep your eyes open, you may just see other wildlife. Such as the following:

  • Orcas
  • Porpoises
  • Steller Sea Lions
  • Harbor Seals
  • Bald Eagles
  • Mountain Goats
  • Black Bear
  • North American Beaver
  • North American Porcupine
  • Sea Otters
  • Ravens

If you want more information about humpback whales check out our previous articles.

The humpback whale explained.

Ten most know facts on the humpback whale.

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