Glacier and Whale Watch

What Wildlife Will I See In Juneau?

By | June 9th, 2017|Best Whale Watching, City and Glacier and Whale Watching, City and Glacier Tour, Glacier and Whale Watch, Juneau, Uncategorized, Whale Sense, Whale Watching|

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 [...]

The Humpback Whale Explained

By | June 9th, 2017|Glacier and Whale Watch, Juneau, Uncategorized, Whale Sense, Whale Watching|

Introduction The North Pacific population of humpback whales are enormous creatures: akin to the size of a school bus! Namely 40 to 45 feet, reaching up to 60 feet. They typically weigh 25 to 50 tons of stout whale, about a ton per square foot! They can live up to between 45 to 50 years, and are scientifically [...]

Photo and camera tips for whale watching in Juneau, Alaska

By | June 7th, 2017|Best Whale Watching, City and Glacier and Whale Watching, Glacier and Whale Watch, Juneau, Uncategorized, Whale Watching|

Introduction Before setting off on your whale watching trip of a lifetime, you may be in a quandary as to which camera to invest in or bring with you. And ask yourself: “Do I really need to spend $5K on a professional camera with a 100-400mm lens, tripod and the latest editing suite to match?” [...]

Amenities in Juneau, Alaska

By | May 20th, 2017|Best Whale Watching, City and Glacier and Whale Watching, City and Glacier Tour, Glacier and Whale Watch, Juneau, Uncategorized, Whale Watching|

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 [...]

What clothing to wear in Juneau, Alaska

By | May 20th, 2017|Best Whale Watching, City and Glacier and Whale Watching, City and Glacier Tour, Glacier and Whale Watch, Juneau, Offers, Uncategorized, Whale Sense, Whale Watching|

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

By | May 20th, 2017|Best Whale Watching, City and Glacier and Whale Watching, City and Glacier Tour, Glacier and Whale Watch, Juneau, Uncategorized, Whale Watching|

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

By | May 20th, 2017|Best Whale Watching, City and Glacier and Whale Watching, City and Glacier Tour, Glacier and Whale Watch, Juneau, Uncategorized, Whale Watching|

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 [...]

Why You’ll Love Southeast Alaska

By | May 20th, 2017|Best Whale Watching, City and Glacier and Whale Watching, City and Glacier Tour, Glacier and Whale Watch, Juneau, Offers, Uncategorized, Whale Watching|

Why you’ll love Southeast Alaska Gloriously, the largest temperate rainforest in the world surrounds Juneau. The glaciers are bigger than any other in the U.S. in a state that boasts the country’s longest coastline. The word “phenomenal” barely does Southeast Alaska justice. Confined by water and landlocked by glacial mountains, Juneau doesn’t even have a [...]

Weather in Juneau, Alaska

By | May 20th, 2017|Best Whale Watching, City and Glacier and Whale Watching, City and Glacier Tour, Glacier and Whale Watch, Juneau, Uncategorized, Whale Watching|

Weather in Juneau, Alaska The one thing you can count on in Juneau, is that you can’t count on the weather. Rainy days are so natural to us here; the rain sometimes seems invisible! While Juneau is a gorgeous state capital chock-full with wildlife, it’s also abundant with lots of weather! Well, it is nestled [...]

Good to know before arriving in Juneau, Alaska

By | May 20th, 2017|Best Whale Watching, City and Glacier and Whale Watching, City and Glacier Tour, Glacier and Whale Watch, Juneau, Uncategorized|

Good to know before arriving in Juneau, Alaska The capital of Alaska and the second largest city in the state, Juneau is located on the Gastineau Channel. That's less than 100 miles from the US-Canadian border. Circa 31,000 inhabitants reside in Juneau and its borough. Mayhap more impressive to non-Juneauites, the city is larger than the state [...]