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Juneau Whales, Bears and Glaciers Excursion Reviews

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This excursion covers the perfect trifecta of Alaska's attractions: whale-watching, bear-viewing and a scenic flight over the glaciers of the Juneau Icefield.


1 review

We did a combo tour and evening whale watch,Loved both

Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises


2 reviews

No bears around in September. Please warn passengers that they will be taking a risk, spending big bucks to see no bears.

Whales did show up! Flight-seeing of glaciers was great!

Provider: Princess Cruises


12 reviews

We arrived on schedule at 1:00, to partly cloudy skies. It wasn’t too cold and it wasn’t raining, so I thought it was just great for Alaska in September.! We had booked a tour with Juneau Whale Watch on-line, and it was kind of a mixed bag. The whale-watch part was excellent and the boat was very comfortable, but I didn’t think their organization was very good AT ALL and we definitely got short-changed on the Mendenhall part of the tour. We didn’t get to the glacier until about 5:15, and we were told the latest bus we could get back to the ship was at 6:00. We really didn’t have any time to walk around or go to the visitor’s center. Jim and I were both shocked at how much the glacier has receded since we were there in 2000.

Provider: Independent Operator


1 review

Hike to Mendenhall Glacier. Good information, not much to see on the hike. Some salmon, good view of the glacier. Whale watching was not good. I know the operators have no control over that, but it is disappointing to send so much money and have so few sightings.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises


3 reviews

Our boat captain was knowledgable,witty and made sure we had visions of what we came for.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises


1 review

We booked the combo wildlife, whales and glacier. In truth, it's hard to get it all in in one day. One of the events will fall a little slack - and for us it was the glacier. It's amazingly beautiful, but we were only able to see it for an hour or so. The whale tour was a blast. If you can, book a small boat. Ours wasn't huge, but held 40 people. People get in the way and the boat can't get as close. Smaller boats can accommodate a small group and be right up close.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International


1 review

Wonderful. We saw more whales and bears than we thought possible.

Provider: Princess Cruises

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