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Alaskan Whale Watch

 
$ 115 USD per person - 3 hr 45 min ~ Children's pricing available
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Join us on an exciting cruise exploring the waters around Juneau surrounded by magnificent scenery in search of humpback and orca whales. You may see other marine mammals including Steller sea lions, harbor seals, Dall’s porpoises as well as bald eagles, bears, Sitka blacktail deer and a variety of seabirds.

Your whale watching adventure begins with a narrated transfer from the pier to Auke Bay. There your captain and onboard naturalist will welcome you aboard the North Star, a state of the art 48-passenger jet boat custom designed for Juneau whale watching with large windows, an outside viewing deck and an amplified hydrophone system for listening to whales communicate under water. On clear days you’ll have a beautiful view of the Mendenhall Glacier as your sightseeing vessel departs the dock.

Juneau has a healthy humpback whale population with some 65 whales returning each season to feed in the nutrient-rich waters and your captain is well versed in locating them. Your captain will let you know when whales are spotted, but it’s more likely you’ll first be alerted by the collective chorus of “Oohhs!” and “Awwhhs!” from your fellow adventurers as they witness a giant humpback suddenly breach.

Binoculars are available for your use onboard. Venture out on the deck to enjoy a panoramic view of your surroundings or to snap a photo. Or, settle into your warm and comfortable interior surroundings to enjoy the scenery and wildlife sightings through the oversized windows.

Your vessel returns to the Auke Bay dock at the conclusion of your cruise where you will transfer back to the pier filled with lasting memories of your whale watching adventure and hopefully many pictures as well.

INCLUDES: Whale watching cruise with onboard naturalist; transfers to and from the pier.

NOTES: Suitable for all ages. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Children ages 13- 17 must have a signed parental consent form if traveling without a parent or guardian.


Helicopter Ice Field Excursion

 
$ 299 USD per person - 2.5 hours ~ Children's pricing available
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This one hour spectacular tour over the Juneau Ice Field will allow you to view awesome mountain peaks, up to six different glaciers and deep glacial cirques. Visit the spectacular Herbert, Lemon or Taku Glaciers. Land for a walk on the surface of a living glacier, with the pilot identifying and describing areas of interest.

Passengers weighing over 280 pounds (with clothing) must purchase 1.5 seats for the safety and comfort of other passengers.



Dog Sled Adventure

 
$ 529 USD per person - 3.5 hours ~ Children's pricing available
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Enjoy this once in a lifetime tour! The helicopter flight is only one part of this legendary experience that includes a glacier kennel tour and a dogsled ride. Glacier carved mountains unfold in front of your eyes as you embark on your helicopter flight to the camp. On the glacier you will share this adventure with 80 Alaskan huskies. Feel the excitement as the team is hooked up and then you're off! The lure of the trail and the thrill of driving a dog team makes this an "ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE".

Passengers weighing over 280 pounds (with clothing) must purchase 1.5 seats for the safety and comfort of other passengers.



5-Glacier Seaplane Exploration

 
$ 225 USD per person - 40 minutes ~ Children's pricing available
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The grandeur of Alaska’s epic glaciers will thrill and delight you on Juneau’s only 5 glacier flightseeing tour. Seeing glaciers from the air is an Alaskan MUST DO, and doing so by authentic Alaskan bush plane is the quintessential Alaskan experience! Your seaplane exploration begins as your aircraft gently takes off from the historic downtown waterfront carrying you over Juneau’s mining past. En route you will soar over lush wilderness of the Tongass National Forest until your first glimpse of five distinctly different majestic glaciers making up the 1,500-square-mile Juneau Icefield. Glide over the deep crevasses and azure blue meltwater pools of the Norris, Hole-In-The-Wall, East and West Twin Glaciers, plus the famous five mile wide Taku Glacier. Of the 36 named glaciers comprising the Juneau Icefield the Taku Glacier is the only glacier that is actually advancing, not retreating - one of only a few in the world. Make sure to bring your camera to capture the magical memories this trip is sure to provide.

Note: All participants enjoy a window seat for enhanced viewing and a headset for continuous narration. One of the most important modes of transportation in Alaska is the seaplane (also known as floatplane) allowing you to escape into the true Alaskan wilderness within minutes of leaving the ship.

What To Bring
- A camera and/or video recorder
- Sunglasses

What To Wear
- The temperature on the aircraft will be regulated, but layers are always suggested in Southeast Alaska.
- Comfortable shoes are recommended

Important Notes
- This tour does not impose weight restrictions or surcharges.
- Children 2 years and above require and must pay for a seat per the FAA.
- A print version of the tour narration is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese & Spanish languages.
- Aircraft flown are turbine engine DeHavilland 10 passenger Seaplanes.



Taku Lodge Feast & 5-Glacier Seaplane Discovery

 
$ 320 USD per person - 3 hours ~ Children's pricing available
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Seaplane only access to Alaska’s famous Taku Glacier Lodge combines classic powerful aircraft, true wilderness, 5-massive glaciers, bears, vivid history with dog sledding roots, seafood and exclusive glacier view dining!

You're in for the journey of a lifetime. Fly in a classic deHavilland seaplane over 5 breathtaking glaciers flowing from the Juneau Icefield, deep blue crevasses, snow-capped mountains, and the lush Tongass National Forest. Seeing glaciers from the air is an Alaskan MUST DO, and doing so by authentic Alaskan bush plane is the quintessential Alaskan experience! The Taku River will be your "runway" as you land at the elegantly rustic historic Taku Lodge, built in 1923 and located across the river from the 5 mile wide Taku Glacier, Juneau’s largest glacier and one of only a few advancing glaciers in the world. Savor a feast of Fresh Wild Alaska King Salmon grilled to perfection, a chicken alternative, Taku baked beans, coleslaw, pioneer fruit compote, fresh herb biscuits and sourdough bread, all made from scratch. Drinks are chilled and served with actual glacier ice and special-recipe ginger cookies complete the meal. The scrumptious aroma of the alderwood grill attracts only visitors daily. Take a guided interpretative nature walk, stroll the trails or soak in the serenity of a place barely touched by time before your return flight to Juneau. You can do it all with this exclusive combination tour of Alaska’s premier attractions!

Note: All participants enjoy a window seat for enhanced viewing and a headset for continuous narration. The Taku Glacier Lodge is on the National Register of Historic Places. One of the most important modes of transportation in Alaska is the seaplane (also known as a floatplane), allowing you to escape into the true Alaskan wilderness within minutes of leaving the ship.

What To Bring
- A camera and/or video recorder
- Sunglasses

What to Wear
- Layers are always recommended in Southeast Alaska.
- Comfortable walking shoes are suggested.
- Long sleeve shirts and pants due to occasional mosquitos.

Important Notes
- This tour does not impose weight restrictions or surcharges.
- Children 2 years and above require and must pay for a seat per the FAA.
- A print version of the tour narration is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese & Spanish languages.
- Aircraft flown are turbine engine DeHavilland 10 passenger Seaplanes.
- Various dietary needs can be accommodated with advance notice. Chicken is also available as an alternative to the Wild Alaska King Salmon.
- The Taku Glacier Lodge is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Mild - To fully participate may require leisurely walking over primarily even surfaces. There may be a limited number of steps, a minimal amount of cobblestones or uneven surfaces, and some standing for extended periods of time.

Moderate - To fully participate may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

Strenuous - To fully participate may require extended periods of physical exertion, extensive walking, climbing, or biking. There may be numerous steps, inclines, cobblestones, and other rough terrain throughout the excursion. These excursions are the most active and have been designed for participants in excellent health and very good physical condition.