Juneau Whale Watch’s Family

Local knowledge is king

A great deal of our crew is Alaskan born and bred. Many are homegrown and grew up in Juneau. They’re familiar with the whales and the whales’ environment, and are equipped with the local knowledge about the capital to pass onto our guests. Ask any, and our boating staff will regale you with a different story every time. Whether that’s being chased by a bear, going on local hunting trips, camping out on a deserted island. The adventurous tales are endless.

A Special Bunch

What sets us strongly apart from other whale watching companies comes down to one distinguishing factor. Our people, some of the best boating staff in Southeast Alaska.

We share and care

Above all, our staff genuinely care about every guest’s experience in Juneau. Equally, everyone is impassioned about the whales and together, we strive to offer the best whale watching encounter out there.

Captains

Not only are our captains and crew experienced in the nautical world, but the vast majority have also been around boats all their lives. Ensuring your comfort and safety on the water is paramount. The captains possess a wealth of experience around the whales. Some even follow the same ones we have here feeding in Juneau, all year round. Namely in our winter months, traveling to watch the whales in Hawaii. Or the Caribbean to witness the whales breed and give birth.

Cohesiveness is everything

There’s not much the captains don’t know about the whales’ migratory patterns, breeding and feeding behaviors, and methods of communication. Foremost, because their interactions with the whales are so plentiful, the respect and understanding on correct conduct around the mammals is second to none. All are in radio contact too, which means that when a whale is sighted, the information is shared and no one misses out.

Captain Jason

Captain Dan

Captain Lance

Captain Josh

Captain Jordon

Captain Brenden

Naturalists & Deck Hands

At the heart of our enterprise, our naturalists and guides on board are pulsating with excitement about the whales. Matched by an impressive level of expertise on Southeast Alaskan marine life too. All attend whale symposiums and the majority are college students who are studying marine biology, marine technology or fisheries. Telling you that they’re thirsty for expanding their knowledge and then sharing it with you, is an understatement. Indeed, that’s why they’re in our employ.

What’s more, we’re strong advocates that local knowledge is king. Born and bred in Juneau if not elsewhere in the State, our locally sourced employees are able to go the extra nautical mile in giving you a truly authentic Alaskan experience. To personally engage you in an Alaskan’s Alaska!

Russell

Naturalist / Deck Hand

Jaden

Naturalist / Deck Hand

Luke

Naturalist / Deck Hand

Marina

Naturalist / Deck Hand

Sales Brokers

Full of enthusiasm for enlightening you on all the wonderful ways in which to optimize your time in Juneau, our sales representatives are your first port of call. As the lifeblood of our organization, they strive to furnish you with a synopsis of the splendor on offer. Not restricted to simply what lies in store on our whale watching tours, they are well informed to give you the full spectrum of excursions we have available.

For sure, our sales personnel are impassioned about all the tours and trips offered by Juneau Tours and Whale Watch. No problem if it’s just the whales that float your boat, you’re in the right place because Juneau is where they’re at every summer! But as well, you might be glutton for glaciers—ask our sales people about the aquamarine crystal awaiting you at Mendenhall Glacier.

Or, you might just fancy engaging in the local culture of our state capital, courtesy of our city tours. It’s worth emphasizing that you can combine the tours in numerous combinations too, maximizing your money and recreational window. And if you’re blessed with a little more time, our sales force is always on hand downtown and by the dock to help you book onto an adventure into Yukon or Skagway.

Once summertime reaches an end, the sales team often take off for some worldwide travel. Broadening their horizons around the globe and taking timeout to rest and relax, sees our staff return each year refreshed and ready to hit the ground running.

Tour Guides / Bus Drivers

Gregarious as much as hilarious, our lively bunch of bus drivers are highly trained in safely delivering you at your required stop. They go the extra mile to unload their passengers in plenty of time. During a comfortable ride on our buses, shuttles or trolley, our drivers are well versed in giving you a guided tour of what you’re seeing. As a fount of local knowledge, they will furnish you with fascinating information, while escorting you around Juneau’s myriad points of interest.

Over a clear communication system during transportation, you will be privy to Juneau’s incredible backstory. Intertwined with the city’s mining roots. Enjoy an insight into the historical importance of our state capital that we relish sharing with our guests. You’ll also hear about life in Juneau come the wintertime. And during your ride, watch out for the wealth of Southeast Alaskan Native culture on our doorstep.

At the same time, being surrounded in our backyard of glaciated mountains, glowing blue in endless supplies of ruggedness. You can’t miss the mist-shrouded spruce forests engulfing our coastal city either. Or the gushing waterfalls and flowing creeks, which during certain times are akin to a smorgasbord of salmon. So sit back and relax. Lap it up and absorb as much as you can.

Vince

Tour Guide & Bus Driver

Frank

Tour Guide & Bus Driver

Zane

Tour Guide & Bus Driver

Archie

Tour Guide & Bus Driver

Mechanics

We owe a debt of gratitude to the entire team but special recognition goes to our boat and bus mechanics. Without road compliant buses or seaworthy vessels, our guest wouldn’t see what Juneau and its pristine waters really has on offer. Great job, guys. Keep up the great work!

Office Personnel

Meet our friendly and approachable team based in the downtown office of Juneau. Seasoned experts on all the tours available, the office staff is on hand to help with any questions you might have. Equipped with years of local knowledge and in direct contact with all of our drivers, helps to ensure your trip goes like clockwork and without a hitch.

Feel free to walk in anytime: we’re open, 7 days a week. No appointments required, we welcome you with an open door policy. In fact, all of our staff like nothing more than to please our passengers; it fills their day full of fun, as well as yours.

While you mull over which tour best suits, see our guest’s Facebook photos and videos: they’re awesome.