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Pristine blue waters, breaching whales, bald eagles soaring overhead — these are just some of the reasons to sign up for this whale-watching tour in Juneau. Meet your guide at Mt Roberts Tramway and board a bus to Auke Bay. En route, you might just see fishermen at work as they bring in the day’s catch.

From Auke Bay, step aboard a jet boat that accommodates a max of 30 passengers, meaning you’ll have space to enjoy unobstructed views. Make use of the provided binoculars, as your captain navigates the boat into Stephens Passage, Lynn Canal, Saginaw Channel and Favorite Channel.

Rest assured you’ll sight whales in these waters, thanks to the growing whale population in Juneau. (In the unlikely event you do not see a whale, you’ll receive a refund.) Keep watch for breaching whales, females with their young, pods and other wildlife like bald eagles and seals.

In between sightings, nosh on snacks and beverages on board, including locally caught Alaskan salmon spread on a bagel, soft drinks, water, hot chocolate and coffee.

At the end of two hours, return sail to port, where transport awaits to take you back to the departure point at Mt Roberts Tramway.
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Dolphin Jet Boat Tours
On this 2-hour whale-watching cruise from Juneau, soak up photo-worthy moments like humpbacks breaching into the air, pods of killer whales on the hunt for prey and Steller sea lions basking in the sun. As your captain navigates from Auke Bay, a nature guide explains the wildlife you see along the way. While on board, enjoy delicious snacks like fresh Alaska salmon on bagels, along with coffee and hot chocolate.
  • A 2-hour whale-watching cruise from Juneau
  • Enjoy a postcard-perfect experience on Auke Bay in a jet boat
  • See killer whales, humpbacks, Steller sea lions and bald eagles
  • Expand your knowledge of sea life by listening to your naturalist guide
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Crew & Gorgeous Whales

The crew of Dolphin is exceptional! From the people who book to their pilots and naturalists. They are friendly and good at their jobs. We went out two days to due whale watching and it did not disappoint either day. We saw 3-5 whales each...More

Thank lilperks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun, sun & WHALES!

John P We (wife, son and I) had the best time on the water, ever. Our crew was energetic and very knowledgeable. We saw; Glaciers, Humpback Whales feeding, an Orca pod swimming around, breaching, and feeding. We took tons of pictures & videos and received...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wow. Just Wow.

This was a once in a lifetime experience. Our captain was extremely skilled at finding whales and the naturalists did a fantastic job of teaching us about them. We saw so many whales that we lost count. As the naturalist said, it was "whale soup,"

Thank Owlhaven
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Whales, Whales and MORE Whales!!

The best we spent on the entire vacation! From the Bald Eagles that greeted us the boat with their morning catch to the harbor seals escorting us out of the dock to the sea lions that entertained us in transit to the Humpback Whales feeding...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wonderful Whale Watching

Captain John did a great job communicating with other captains to collaborate on where the whales are being spotted. Our narrator Axel was so articulate and knowledgeable about the information he was sharing with us about the whales, the area around us, and facts pertaining...More

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26 June 2018|
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How far is Mt. Roberts Tramway from where NCL docks?
31 May 2018|
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Yes. Sorry for the delayed response!
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