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PRIVATE: WHALE AND ISLAND EXPLORATION**OPERATING 2022+**

For up to 2 people (Not a per person price) $1256 USD
For up to 4 people (Not a per person price) $1300 USD
For up to 6 people (Not a per person price) $1357 USD
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PRIVATE: WHALE AND ISLAND EXPLORATION**OPERATING 2022+**

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This husband-wife team has been exploring the islands and waters of Juneau for more than 20 years and they take great pride in showing visitors this special place they call home. Charter their 32-foot, drop bow catamaran (complete with heated cabin and comfortable seating) for just you and up to 5 of your family members or friends, making for a truly memorable day in Juneau.

It's just a short ride from Juneau to Auke Bay, where your wildlife adventure begins. The drive along the Gastineau Channel is beautiful and a wonderful place to look for bald eagles. We will pass by the stunning Mendenhall Glacier, along with a great view of Auke Lake. As you travel, your guide will provide information about the history of the area and life in Alaska.

With your friendly captain to greet you at the dock, step on board this fast, stable catamaran with a great platform for wildlife viewing and large cabin windows.

During this 3-hour wildlife tour, you'll explore the stunning islands and waterways around the Juneau area and discover the great diversity of wildlife that can be found in these pristine waters. While the main focus will be viewing the majestic and awe-inspiring Humpback whales, it's quite possible you'll also see Killer whales, Steller sea lions, Harbor seals, Dall’s porpoise, Harbor porpoise, Bald eagles, and more. Your knowledgeable guides will tell you all about the wildlife and ecology of the area, choosing the locations you will visit based on time of year, weather, and daily patterns.

Your captain will point the boat toward one of the many uninhabited islands in the Channel Island State Marine Park, giving you the chance to step ashore and explore its beaches. Stretch your legs, hunt for shells, or just bask in the quiet.

Back on board the boat, you'll enjoy refreshing snacks and sparkling water as we continue the whale watching tour. You are welcome to bring additional snacks if you wish.

Although the focus of this tour is wildlife viewing, if you'd like to change the itinerary around a bit to suit your interests, just let your hosts know. Their goal is to provide you with an experience that you will remember long after you've returned home.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier
  • Private boat charter for up to 6 people
  • Experienced captain and crew
  • Family friendly
  • Whale watching
  • Island stop
  • Flexible itinerary
  • Snacks and beverages

Days of Operation

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Departures (local time)

  • 8:00 AM (4 hrs) Monday - Friday. Tour length includes transfer time.
  • 9:00 AM (4 hrs) Saturday and Sunday. Tour length includes transfer time.
  • 12:00 PM (4 hrs) Monday - Friday. Tour length includes transfer time.
  • 1:00 PM (4 hrs) Saturday and Sunday. Tour length includes transfer time
  • 4:00 PM (4 hrs) Monday - Friday. Tour length includes transfer time.
  • 5:00 PM (4 hrs) Saturday and Sunday. Tour length includes transfer time

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Wear warm layered clothing, a rain jacket, sunglasses, hat, and gloves. For shore landings, wear comfortable waterproof boots or footwear.
• Binoculars and a hydrophone are provided to increase your enjoyment of the wildlife.
• Although wildlife sightings are not guaranteed, we're quite confident you won't be disappointed.
• If you need a different departure time, please contact ShoreTrips.
• There is a restroom on board the boat.

Restrictions

• This tour can accommodate up to 6 passengers.
• This tour is available for those with limited mobility, provided the guest is able to transfer from the wheelchair into the van and the boat with assistance. There is room on board the boat to store a walker or a collapsible wheelchair.