We’ve launched our podcast Cruising in Alaska. On this first episode we talked to John Neary, who works for the U.S. Forest Service and is the director of the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. He’s been in Juneau for 36 years, but spent 30 of those years working in the back country. “I really got a [...]
Tongass National Forest Explained Introduction The moment you step off your cruise ship or aircraft in Juneau, you will be immediately treated to stunning views of the Tongass National Forest. Fact. Unsurprising to most, the region is often referred to as the “Inside Passage” or the gateway to Alaska. Undeniably, it’s one of the country’s—even [...]
Latest Juneau Whale Watch movie: Whales of 2017 Join us in getting wide-eyed on whales with the incredible influx of whales that visited us (and still are!) in Juneau, Alaska during the 2017 humpback whale watching season. Look out for the orcas (killer whales), too!
Juneau Tours and Whale Watch Competition 2017: The results are in! We’re very excited to announce the five lucky winners of the Juneau Tours and Whale Watch T-Shirt competition. Our brand new T-Shirt design (available for purchase from the Juneau Tours and Whale Watch office or whale watching tours). Big congratulations go to: [...]
Juneau Tours and Whale Watch does a little behind the scene walk-about at the Mendenhall Glacier before the first episode of WILD ALASKA LIVE airs. Spoiler Alert: Juneau Tours and Whale Watch is featured in the third and final segment airing next Sunday!
Juneau Tours and Whale Watch does a little behind the scene walk-about at the Mendenhall Glacier before the first episode of Wild Alaska Live airs. Spoiler Alert: Juneau Tours and Whale Watch is featured in the third and final segment airing next Sunday! Jessica Schalkowsi, who manages special-use permits for the Tongass National Forest, including Mendenhall glacier. Spending the afternoon [...]
Introduction to wildlife in Juneau Here in Juneau, you'll find a wealth of wildlife: there are more animals than people! On the water, expect to see humpback whales and the occasional orca (killer whale). Our whale-rich waters are also home to Dall's porpoises and harbor porpoises, Steller sea lions and harbor seals, sea otters and [...]
Amenities in Juneau, Alaska It’s always good to familiarize yourself with new surroundings. Maximize your time in a spot packed with places to see, activities and excursions to enjoy, and food on which to dine. Know where the local amenities in Juneau are: the public restrooms; where to meet your tour bus; the nearest ATM; and [...]
Despite its location on the coast, Juneau enjoys a humid continental climate, where there is a zone of conflict between polar and tropical air masses. The city’s temperature extremes are moderated by the local topography and the Pacific Ocean. When it comes to appropriate clothing for Juneau weather, prepare for the worst and hope for the best. [...]
Local events in Juneau, Alaska for 2017 Before finalizing your itinerary, look for Juneau’s local events and festivals taking place this year! And be sure to check out: How to spend your time in Juneau, Alaska. NB: If you’re an independent traveler, it’s worth noting that the tour operators in Juneau run from May 1 to September [...]
How to spend your time in Juneau, Alaska You can have an epic time in Juneau—an adventure in just 6 hours—many of our friends and guests do. But of course, the longer you stay, the more time in Juneau you'll have at your disposal to explore and really get to know the state capital. A [...]