After a short motor coach transport to an exclusive dock facility in Auke Bay, you’ll board one of Allen Marine’s custom-designed expedition vessels. These crafts are specially built to offer guests an ideal platform from which to view and photograph Alaska’s scenic vistas and spectacular wildlife. Every vessel includes full-size restrooms, comfortable seating, panoramic windows, spacious outside viewing decks, and complimentary snacks and beverages. The Juneau-based tour includes some of the most abundant whale waters in Southeast Alaska and a knowledgeable captain is trained to provide the best viewing possible in a condensed time frame. When humpback or other whale species are located, the vessel is positioned at an angle that affords excellent photo opportunities. Throughout the voyage, an onboard naturalist will provide educational enrichment regarding local flora and fauna, history, and Alaskan native culture. While whale watching is our top priority on this tour, you may also have an opportunity to view and photograph other notable sights of the area, including historic lighthouses, the Coast and Chilkat Range mountains, and more. On the Allen Marine Whale Watching Express, the chance to experience these additional highlights, as well as encounters with other species of wildlife, will depend on the route the captain must take to quickly locate whales. To fully enjoy the sights and sounds of a close encounter with wildlife, be sure to bring a warm, rain-proof jacket to wear on the topside observation deck, and don’t forget your camera! Day-use binoculars and a souvenir wildlife guide and map are provided.