Whale Breaching Explained…May be? What is breaching? Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) fit the word "fascinating" to a T, and their classic breaching display is just one specific example of this. When a humpback whale breaches, it essentially picks up speed and then leaps high out of the water and often whirls around while breaching—often numerous [...]
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!
Back to it!! It was fun to turn our newest boat, the Atlin, into a floating studio for Wild Alaska Live last week, but it's back to business for that boat's crew. If you missed the PBS broadcast of the show, check out the incredible whale action in the last segment. See you in Alaska!
What a great week! The BBC and PBS have been in Juneau preparing for Wild Alaska's final segment that will feature whales and other marine life. The week started with retrofitting our new boat, the Atlin, to become a floating studio. Then we took the crew out for a joy ride on another boat to see [...]
Wild Alaska Live has turned one of our boats (the newest and shiniest!) into a floating studio. SPOILER ALERT: We'll be featured in the final episode that airs this Sunday. Tune in or stream the second show tonight on PBS. Yesterday, after a great day of whale watching, the BBC crew settled in on the [...]
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 [...]
Are Whales Like Hippos? Although hippos and whales physically seem as different as night and day, wouldn’t it be mad as a box of frogs to learn that the hippos’ closest living relatives are whales! Admittedly, hippos don’t resemble whales, nor live nearby (and presumably never call), and in many ways, are more like polar [...]
Meet the Atlin: our shiny new boat! It's with great excitement that we introduce our newest boat, the Atlin. Our latest addition to the fleet. Proudly keeping business in Alaska, Coastwise Corporations produced its striking design, layout and smart ergonomics expected in a custom whale watching Catamaran. In conjunction, Homer based Bay Welding constructed the Alaskan marine [...]
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 [...]