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Juneau: Front and Center in Tonight’s Final WILD ALASKA LIVE Segment

By | July 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

The British have commandeered our newest boat!

By | July 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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!

By | July 23rd, 2017|City and Glacier Tour, Glacier and Whale Watch, Juneau, Offers, Uncategorized, Whale Sense, Whale Watching|

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?

By | July 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

25 Crazy Factoids about the Humpback Whale!

By | July 3rd, 2017|Best Whale Watching, City and Glacier and Whale Watching, Glacier and Whale Watch, Juneau, Whale Sense, Whale Watching|

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 [...]

Meet the Atlin: our shiny new boat!

By | June 21st, 2017|Best Whale Watching, City and Glacier and Whale Watching, Glacier and Whale Watch, Uncategorized, Whale Watching|

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 [...]

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 [...]