Shore Excursion Details

Whale Quest & Orca Point Lodge

Juneau, Alaska

Whale Quest & Orca Point Lodge


  • 51/2
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Family Recommended
  • Meal

Following a motorcoach ride to scenic Auke Bay, you’ll board an Alaskan-built expedition vessel specially designed for wildlife viewing. Relax in the warm, comfortable cabin, surrounded by large windows, as you ply the island studded waters of Stephens Passage. Once whales have been sighted, your skilled Captain will maneuver the vessel to allow exceptional viewing and photographic opportunities, Don’t forget your camera and be sure to bring a warm jacket to wear on the topside observation dec. An onboard naturalist will explain the behavior and habitat of the humpback whale and other wildlife you may encounter, including killer whales, Steller sea lions, Dall's porpoise, harbor seals, bald eagles and more. Then take a leisurely break from cruising to step ashore on beautiful Colt Island and enjoy an Alaskan Surf & Turf meal at Orca Point Lodge. The sustainably crafted meal includes Allen Marine’s specialty chowder, locally sourced Alaskan fish, wild Alaskan game, and a variety of delicious sides. A traditional Alaskan dessert will be served with local jams, jellies, and honey. The lodge offers peaceful seclusion with modern comforts in a remote wilderness setting. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and take a stroll along the beach before boarding the vessel for your return cruise to Auke Bay.

Need to Know:

Note: Dress warmly and bring a rainproof jacket to wear on the vessel observation deck and for enjoying the natural environment at Orca Point Lodge. Participants must be able to walk a distance of 40 to 50 feet to embark and disembark the vessel. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public. Tour can operate in reverse order. The menu may change based on seasonal availability. Beer, wine, additional snacks and Alaskan-made retail products are available for purchase. U.S. dollars and credit cards accepted. Due to the remote nature of the lodge only select dietary requests can be accommodated. Please consult the shore excursion office before booking for details. While whale sightings are frequent in April, September and October they are not guaranteed due to the transient nature of Southeast Alaska ‘s whale population. Whale sightings are guaranteed only June – August. This tour cannot accommodate scooters, only wheelchairs.

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Excursion Type:

Wildlife Tours

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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