It’s a rare and quite a special sight. If you are lucky enough to be one of the few to witness a bubble-netting, consider yourself blessed. This rare phenomenon does not happen every day. It actually only happens for a short time during our whale watching season in Southeast Alaska. Those facts alone make it [...]
It's a whale of a time! Whales are all around the world, but here in Juneau we have the best whales. We pride ourselves on our summer humpback whale population. If you did not know already, it is estimated that 10% of the world’s humpback whales’ population resides in the waters around Juneau during our [...]
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 [...]
Ten Must Know Facts on the Humpback Whale With a global humpback population at a minimum of 60,000, a study estimates that there are 18,000-20,000 humpback individuals in the North Pacific, with a growth rate at 4-7 per cent per year, where 3,000-5,000 return on their yearly migration to feed in southeast Alaskan waters each [...]
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 [...]
25 Crazy Factoids about the Humpback Whale! While it's fascinating to learn about the science behind humpback whales—see our post on ‘The Humpback Whale Explained’—it’s also fun to find out the crazy stuff about the largest mammal that migrates to Juneau’s waters every summer. Granted, there is still a lot of mystery that surrounds this enigmatic [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]