Small Group Whale Watching: Once at the harbor, climb aboard a custom vessel specifically designed for wildlife viewing in Southeast Alaska. With perimeter seating and fully opening panel windows, you’re sure to have the best seat in the house! Your professional science guide and experienced captain will help you seek out the variety of area wildlife, be it humpback whale, orca, porpoises, sea lions, seals, sea birds, and more!
Cruise with a Purpose: Join your professional science guide as you search for Humpback whales and participate in real data collection for an ongoing research project for local scientists. You will play a significant role in providing ongoing documentation and data collection for a local university and regional science program. Hands on experiences may include invasive species monitoring, humpback whale identification, orca identification, and recording marine mammal observations.
Requirements & Restriction: Guests must be able to independently navigate three steps to board the vehicle and two large steps down into the vessel. To access the vessel, guests must navigate a ramp at the harbor which changes in steepness depending on the tide. Guests must sign a waiver to participate. For safety reasons, guests with recent surgeries or injuries should consult a physician before participating in this tour.
What to Bring: Comfortable closed-toe walking shoes (waterproof recommended but not required), dress in layers according to the weather, and a reusable water bottle.
Good to Know: There is about 100 yards distance of total walking on this tour. Groups are made of 20 guests or less. Tour operators encourage guests to bring a reusable water bottle in an effort to minimize plastic use. Whale sightings are guaranteed, or each guest receives $100 cash back (May through September only). To commemorate your remarkable journey, you will receive exclusive access to a digital booklet, "Discover Alaska's Whales," serving as a reminder of the shared experience and the need to preserve these incredible creatures, alongside valuable resources and tools like "Happy Whales" and the "Juneau Flukes Catalog" to deepen connection, understanding, and inspire positive change for their thriving future.