Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier Photo Safari

Starting at
$219.99 / Person
Juneau, AK
Easy Activity Level
No Minimum Age
Snack Only
5.0 hours
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Guided Trail Walk & Photo Shoot: Your photo guide will work to inspire and educate while leading you to explore and capture the natural history on a one-mile trail through the shelter of the forest. Uncover and photograph the beautiful mysteries of what the glacier has left behind.

Photograph Whales & Marine Wildlife: Board a safari vessel for an unforgettable journey as you learn about living in the waterways of Stephens Passage. These boats are designed to get you up close and personal with the environment. Fully opening panel windows, perimeter seating, and padded arm rests fold over the sills to provide a steady platform for capturing all the action. Your guide will provide photo coaching while helping you take full advantage of the opportunities each day presents. From migratory birds, bubble feeding humpback whales, curious sea lions, and the possible sighting of sleek killer whales, anything is possible!

What’s Included:

  • Professional photography guide.
  • Exclusive access to a complimentary photo tutorial “Tips and Pics from Juneau’s Photo Guides.”
  • Walking sticks.
  • Waterproof ponchos.
  • Snack.
  • Bottled water (tour operator encourages guests to bring a reusable water bottle to minimize plastic use).
  • Digital keepsake booklet.

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Requirements & Restriction: Guests must be able to walk 1 mile in about 1 hour on an improved gravel path. In addition to a short hike, guests must be able to take a few steps (up/down) to board vehicle and bus. For safety reasons, guests with recent surgeries or injuries should consult a physician before participating on this tour.

What to Bring: Comfortable closed-toe walking shoes (waterproof recommended but not required), dress in layers and for the weather, and reusable water bottle.

Good to Know: Guests must sign a waiver to participate. The sequence of events can vary. Groups are made of 14 guests or less. Whale sightings are guaranteed, or each guest receives US$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.