Shore Excursion Details

Whales, Glaciers & Rainforest Trails

Juneau, Alaska

Whales, Glaciers & Rainforest Trails


  • 5
    ore Estimate Duration
  • Indicato per le famiglie
  • Merenda

Juneau is a spectacular place of diverse, natural habitats from valley glaciers, to temperate forests and natural fjords. Traveling in a small group, this exploratory journey introduces you to this pristine wilderness with a certified Naturalist Guide as your leader. Whale sightings are guaranteed on this small group outing combining a marine exploration with a gentle hike on a secluded rainforest trail. Your trip begins with your guide sharing stories as you travel out to the trail head on North Douglas Island. A short hike takes you through old growth forest, musk keg, and out to a scenic beach. Spend an hour exploring under forested canopies and sweeping glacial landscapes. This small corner of the Tongass National Forest is home to beavers, eagles, salmon, porcupines and black bears. Following a short drive and a picture stop with the Mendenhall Glacier in the distance, you’ll climb aboard an exploration vessel specifically designed for up close wildlife viewing. The customized covered watercraft puts you eye-to-eye with the marine life that thrive in these protected waters. With fully opening panel windows, perimeter seating and an open bow and stern you're sure to capture all of the action. Humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, porpoises, seals and sea birds are commonly seen. Keep a camera handy to capture the behaviors of these marine residents.

• Walk through a primeval rainforest while learning about the flora and fauna.
• Behold Mendenhall Glacier, one of North America’s most accessible glaciers.
• Cruise a bay where humpback whales and other marine creatures are commonly seen.
• Receive a free publication commemorating your experience on land and sea.

• Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
• Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

Need to Know:

Note: Participants must be able to walk on their own for over an hour covering approximately 1.5 miles on undulating gravel path. Infants must be carried in an infant backpack. Group size is limited to 20 participants to ensure a comfortable and personal experience. We recommend you dress in layers and wear sturdy, comfortable walking shoes. This tour operates in all weather conditions. Rain Ponchos, bottled water and a snack pack are included. Tour operator encourages guests to bring reusable water bottles to minimize plastic use. Liability waiver required to be signed in the presence of the tour operator. Whale sightings are guaranteed or you’ll receive $100 cash back at the conclusion of the tour (May through September). All tour participants on this excursion are eligible to enter the tour operator's Capture Juneau Photo Contest and win cash prizes. A complimentary access to a digital booklet, Remembering Juneau by Land & Sea is provided as a memento of your day.

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Excursion Type:

Tour flora e fauna selvatica

Activity Level:

Titolo immagine
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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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