Formule combinée : observation des baleines et glacier Mendenhall
À bord de nos petits bateaux d'observation des baleines de 24 ou 49 passagers, profitez d'une cabine confortable et chauffée avec de larges fenêtres panoramiques et des ponts spacieux pour observer les animaux sauvages. Quand notre capitaine apercevra les baleines, le bateau ralentira et vous pourrez sortir sur le pont pour les photographier. Le naturaliste à bord vous offrira une mine d'informations sur la faune de l'Alaska : baleines à bosse, otaries stellaires, marsouins de Dall, pygargues. Une petite collation et de l'eau seront disponibles.
Le glacier Mendenhall sera le prochain arrêt avec le centre des visiteurs inclus dans votre excursion. Découvrez la formation des glaciers et marchez jusqu'à Photo Point, Steep Creek ou prenez le Trail of Time. Nugget Creek Falls est le sentier le plus populaire et peut prendre jusqu'à 1 heure et quart.
Lorsque vous êtes prêt à partir, prenez la navette pour retourner au port de Juneau - l'horaire est flexible pour permettre un temps plus ou moins long au glacier, selon l'horaire de votre bateau. Elle part toutes les 30 minutes du glacier.
Les excursions de l'après-midi sont inversées : le premier arrêt aura lieu au glacier Mendenhall, avec une heure définie pour le transfert depuis le glacier
- Transport aller-retour entre port et port de plaisance
- Observation des baleines sur un bateau à jet de 24 passagers ou un catamaran de 49 passagers
- Cabine chauffée avec de larges fenêtres d'observation, de vastes ponts pour l'observation des baleines et des salles de bains à bord
- Guide du conducteur professionnel informatif pendant les transferts
- Naturaliste en tournée de baleine
- De l'eau et une collation légère à bord du bateau à baleine
- Retour en navette flexible du glacier au port du centre-ville de Juneau
- Vous recevrez la confirmation lors de la réservation.
- Non accessible aux personnes à mobilité réduite
- L’heure de la visite est une heure d’enregistrement; le départ est dans 15 à 30 minutes.
- Le lieu de rendez-vous se trouve sous les câbles devant le mont. Tramway Roberts.
- Tous les ports ou quais se trouvent à moins de 10 minutes à pied, sauf un - le quai A - qui fournit une navette du centre-ville au mont. Tramway Roberts.
- Les enfants doivent être accompagnés par un adulte
- Au moment de la réservation, les passagers des navires de croisière doivent fournir le nom de leur navire
- Une quantité modérée de marche est impliquée.
- Aucune nourriture n'est autorisée au glacier de Mendenhall.
- La tournée fonctionne dans toutes les conditions météorologiques, alors veuillez vous habiller de manière appropriée en couches et pour éviter les risques de pluie. Il est recommandé de porter des vêtements chauds en couches, une veste imperméable et des chaussures confortables et antidérapantes.
- Ce circuit/cette activité accepte 15 voyageurs maximum
This was a great tour! Our ship the Joy arrived earlier then expected. The tour company was able to get us on an earlier tour which allowed us more time and sunlight... the Mendenhall Glacier was glorious and awe inspiring. But I gotta say it was the whale watching that ended up being the star of the show! So many whales! Even the crew was surprised at how many whales we encountered. Great tour!
The whale watch was outstanding. Saw lots of humpbacks and orcas. Crew was excellent. Since it was raining the glacier portion was not as good, although we got very good views from an excellent visitor center. Transportation to and from the glacier was a bit confusing.
We saw humpback whales and even some Or as which we were told was pretty read to see... saw some baby humpbacks jumping.. amazing.. The glacier was also amazing.. the driver was brilliant, and although the shuttles bus should have stopped at 6pm .. she collected us at 6.30 as we were late arriving there... it gave us time to really see everything.
Early September 2019 trip to find the humpback whales, which we did find, but first we found a spectacular Orca pod with the killing of a seal and training it the young Orcas. Wow, what a speculator display of nature in the wild.
Just took this tour in August 2019 while on a cruise with the Ruby Princess. There were four of us in our group. Communication before the event was clear and finding our tour group was an easy ten minute walk from where the cruise ships dock. Great narrated bus ride out to where ship boarding occurs. We had an AMAZING day of whale watching! I really liked having reliable transportation to Mendenhall Glacier as well! The tram for picking up at the end of our sightseeing day at the glacier was well marked and there was plenty of room on the bus, even thought it was a VERY busy port day in town.Side note- these folks worked like crazy to get me out of a jam. I had accidentally booked half of my group for one day and the other other for a separate day! Totally panicked, I called the local operator who was kind, patient and bent over backwards to make sure we could all get on the tour together! Outstanding local customer service!
We booked this tour for my sister-in-laws birthday. We had an all lady crew for our boat and saw plenty of whales and even some sea lions. The crew answered all of our questions and gave personal accounts of what like in Alaska is like. They even let my sister-in-law drive the boat for a short time in honor of her birthday. All of us in our group had a great time and would highly recommend this tour!
This was a great tour. Whale watching experience was amazing, but also you get amazing views of the glaciers from the boat. The guides were super friendly. The glacier experience is not to miss. We hiked the Nugget trail all the way to the falls. Will remember this trip forever.
Excellent whale watching tour. The right size boat for the number of people on the excursion. Plenty of room to move around when we were in watching the whales. Saw many whales during our tour. The boat crew and staff were very knowledgeable about the whales. The visit to Mendenhall Glaicier was great - appreciated that our time there was not limited - we caught the shuttle back to Juneau when we were finished visiting the area. Saw a Black Bear and cubs and porcupine while walking the boardwalk trail. Would highly recommend this tour.
Captain Jordan was great! He positioned us well to see lots of whales. Jaeden and Sam were excellent nature guides
Saw several whales without having to move the boat. Captain Keven and Lena were especially great with the little kids. Boat only fits about 20 passengers which is perfect. Other boats around us seemed to have 100 plus passengers.
This was a great excursion that I would highly recommend! We saw three humpbacks and lots of orcas! The pilot was very funny and personable, and they had a naturalist on board that was from the area and knew a lot about whales.
With Captain Dan at the wheel and Lukas and Danielle providing the narrative/entertainment (what other guide would be willing to flop around on the floor to get his point across?), we had an excellent whale watching excursion. Saw several humpbacks ... then when the captain got word of the orcas, he sped us off ASAP. We were not disappointed at all! Highly recommend this team if you can get ‘em.
We did not get very close for great pictures, but, we saw several orcas and several humpbacks. Close enough so that the view was awesome through binoculars. We also saw sea lions and many eagles. Our time at Mendenhall was limited due to our need to return to ship for boarding. I highly recommend the staff as knowledgeable and entertaining. Would go again and hope to have more time at the glacier.
Guide to whale watching was very cooperative he tried his level best to show quite a few whales but visiting Mandenhall glacier National park was really memorable experience.We did a small trail till nuggets fall also.Seeing Mandenhall glacier was really majestic.
First the whale watch was phenomenal. Impressive boat that wasn't too large which allowed for easy viewing at all times. Can be inside or outside on the front or back and even on top for the best view. We had Capt Kevin who did a great job piloting but also finding the whales. Jaden was our naturalist and did a great job. After the 2 hours, took a short bus ride to the Glacier. Here you can spend as little or as long as your want (be aware of final bus return, but you're not assigned to a bus which gives you flexibility). Can hike to the falls, tour the visitor center etc. It can be crowded but just go straight to the trails.
We had a great trip out on the boat for whale watching. It was fun to see the boat staff excited about seeing the Orcas and they worked hard to keep us informed and giving us great views. The boat and the staff were very nice, well informed and the option of being inside or outside on the boat was perfect. Both experiences (whales and glacier) should have been advertised differently was the "light snack and water is included". We received one tiny little granola bar. There were no other options for food or available places to purchase food or water during that whole day. If we had known this we could have been better prepared.
This was the best excursion imaginable, beautiful and very safe boat with the best guides for whale watching and just the right amount of leisurely, independent time at the fabulous glacier.The whale watch guides deserve way more than just 5 stars!
Had an excellent time looking for whales. Got to see quite few surface, spout and then dive again. We had 5 whales around the boat. The last whale we saw surfaced and was headed directly toward the boat before he dove under. Captain Jordan did a fantastic job. Christy and the other naturalist did a great job explaining about what the whales were doing and how to identify them by their tails. Mendenhall Glacier wasn't nearly as impressive as Hubbard, plus it was raining. Did however get to see a cinnamon colored black bear with her 2 cubs.
It was cold and rainy on the day we went, so it affected the tour experience, but we only saw a 2 or 3 whales and only the the tails for a short time. The guides were really great, but I could not hear over the sound of the boat. If the weather had been nicer then it would probably have made the experience better and we were unlucky that we didn't see many whales.
Really a great trip and I highly recommend Juneau Tours. We did the combo whale watch and Glacier tour which worked out great through Juneau. The whale watching part was great, we saw lots of whales and the guides were entertaining. There were a lot of boats out in the same general area, so how many whales you see is more about luck of the day...then which boat you are on. Guides on Juneau were great, but I heard good things from other cruise passengers about guides elsewhere. The difference we saw with Juneau was a less structured approach at the Mendenhall Glacier Park. They had buses arriving/departing every half hour which allowed you to stay for as long or short a time as you wanted. The glacier park has a lot of trails to explore, so we wanted a little more time there. People on other tours complained that they were only allowed an hour total at the park, which is not enough time for anything more than the gift shop and observatory, display area. With Juneau Tours we made our own timetable allowing for time to take the trail to the waterfall an a few other easy trails as well. One word of warning, you may want to pack some extra snacks - Juneau Tours gave out granola bars and water on the boat, but no food is available at the Mendenhall Glacier National Park at all.
I wish I could post the video... too large... this tour guaranteed whale sightings and it could not have been any better! Must see. My appreciation once again to VIATOR for their incredible offerings. We booked all 3 land excursions during our Holland America Alaska Cruise with VIATOR instead of the cruiseline, which is always risky. Everything went without a hitch and we saved a lot of money in the process.
We had a great day with Juneau tours whale watch and Mendenhall Glacier Combo Tour. Everything was organised and timed perfectly. Our boat captain was Jason, with Olivia and Ty assisting. we saw lots of whales from a nice new boat. The Glacier was amazing and we had plenty of time without feeling rushed to get back to port. There were regular buses to get back into town from the Glacier and good information to make sure we knew what to do and where to go. Would definitely recommend