We were unable to book a whale watching tour with the much recommended Harv and Marv's, but they suggested Alaska Galore tours. There were only six of us on a small boat. Our captain and his deck hand were so informative and fun. We were able to see several humpback whales, (a mom and her calf) otters, sea lions and even a few Orca whales! They dropped us off at Mendenhall glacier, which is not to be missed. You can catch a Glacier Express bus back to the ship for a nominal fee. We even had time to do a little shopping and visit The Red Dog Saloon.