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Private Whale Watching Adventure
Juneau, Alaska, USA
- Auke Bay: After a short 20 minute drive to Auke Bay you'll be ready to watch for local marine creatures like sea lions, porpoise, seals, and bald eagles. If you don't see a humpback whale at least once, you'll get a $50 cash refund.
- Your ride: Your boat features a hydrophone so you can hear the incredible whale songs. You can choose to view from the outside deck or inside with the silent cabin heaters.
- The Panhandle: Your backdrop for 3 hours of cruising the bay is rows of lush cedar and spruce trees that give way to majestic mountains frosted by the Juneau Ice Field.
- Refreshments: Being on the water has a way of working up an appetite,a nd we've got you covered with locally made smoked salmon dip, crackers, and bottled water.
- Totally Exclusive. Hey, we love group tours. But we know sometimes you want to explore by yourself. Experience southeast Alaska's natural beauty and diverse wildlife from your own private heated boat, able to accommodate up to 6 or 12 of your peeps.
About this Juneau tour
Humpback whale calls are much more than animalistic grunts: Beginning in the 1960s, marine biologists recognized complex melodies and patterns in these underwater compositions, which can last as long as 20 minutes and be heard up to 20 miles away.
You'll be a lot closer than that in your sightseeing vessel, which offer panoramic views of the pine forests and jagged mountains that sprawl along Alaska's stunning southeastern coast. The scenery is beautiful on its own, but the real highlight here is the friendly locals who call Auke Bay home.
Northern sea lions, seals, and the huge Dall's porpoise are all known to frequent these waters. Up above, rare birds like doves, snow geese, cuckoos, and the majestic bald eagle soar through the skies, competing with the marine animals below for snacks like herring, cod, and rock fish.
With its unique geography and array of wildlife, the bay region is one of North America's natural wonders. Your crew will provide insights into the complexity of this ancient ecosystem and point out its coastal treasures, but, like any musical masterpiece, the mournful ballad of the humpback is something for you to interpret and appreciate on your own.
Whales N' Roses
It's not clear why humpbacks off Alaska and northwest Canada sing – since only the male does it, scientists think it could be an extended mating call. Once one whale starts singing, others in the area often join in, with each member of this all-male choir singing the same song at a similar pitch and volume. In other parts of the world, each whale sings a different song.
Please proceed pier side and look for our GoBe Representative with the displayed logo sign.
If you think you might be susceptible to motion sickness, ask your physician about prescription or OTC medications that might alleviate any discomfort, so that you can enjoy your tour to the fullest.
We can accommodate travelers in collapsible wheelchairs who are able to take a few steps into the transport vehicle and are able to step over the edge of our boat.
Private Tour, Wilderness/Wildlife, Boat Tour
Sightseeing boats can accommodate up to 12 persons. Transport vehicles range in size and accommodate from 14 to 24 passengers.
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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