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Whale Breaching Explained…May be?

By | September 1st, 2017|Cruise Ships, Glacier and Whale Watch, Humpback Whales, Juneau, Juneau Cruises, Uncategorized, Whale Sense, Whale Watching|

Whale Breaching Explained…May be? What is breaching? Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) fit the word "fascinating" to a T, and their classic breaching display is just one specific example of this. When a humpback whale breaches, it essentially picks up speed and then leaps high out of the water and often whirls around while breaching—often numerous [...]

What Wildlife Will I See in Juneau, Alaska?

By | August 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Introduction to wildlife in Juneau Here in Juneau, you'll find a wealth of wildlife: there are more animals than people! On the water, expect to see humpback whales and the occasional orca (killer whale). Our whale-rich waters are also home to Dall's porpoises and harbor porpoises, Steller sea lions and harbor seals, sea otters and [...]

Tongass National Forest Explained

By | August 29th, 2017|City and Glacier Tour, City Trolley, Cruise Ships, Glacier and Whale Watch, Juneau, Juneau Cruises|

Tongass National Forest Explained Introduction The moment you step off your cruise ship or aircraft in Juneau, you will be immediately treated to stunning views of the Tongass National Forest. Fact. Unsurprising to most, the region is often referred to as the “Inside Passage” or the gateway to Alaska. Undeniably, it’s one of the country’s—even [...]

Latest Juneau Tours movie: Whales of 2017

By | August 24th, 2017|Cruise Ships, Glacier and Whale Watch, Humpback Whales, Juneau, Juneau Cruises, Offers, Uncategorized, Whale Sense, Whale Watching|

Latest Juneau Tours movie: Whales of 2017 Join us in getting wide-eyed on whales with the incredible influx of whales that visited us (and still are!) in Juneau, Alaska during the 2017 humpback whale watching season. Look out for the orcas (killer whales), too! https://youtu.be/yZoiAGAWD-0      

Juneau Tours and Whale Watch Competition 2017: The results are in!

By | August 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Juneau Tours and Whale Watch Competition 2017: The results are in! We’re very excited to announce the five lucky winners of the Juneau Tours and Whale Watch T-Shirt competition. Our brand new T-Shirt design (available for purchase from the Juneau Tours and Whale Watch office or whale watching tours). Big congratulations go to: Cblauhorn from [...]

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The British have commandeered our newest boat!

By | July 26th, 2017|City and Glacier Tour, City Trolley, Cruise Ships, Glacier and Whale Watch, Humpback Whales, Juneau, Juneau Cruises, Uncategorized, Whale Sense, Whale Watching|

Wild Alaska Live has turned one of our boats (the newest and shiniest!) into a floating studio. SPOILER ALERT: We'll be featured in the final episode that airs this Sunday. Tune in or stream the second show tonight on PBS. Yesterday, after a great day of whale watching, the BBC crew settled in on the 49-passenger Atlin boat after [...]

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Juneau Tours and Whale Watch does a little behind the scene walk-about at the Mendenhall Glacier before the first episode of WILD ALASKA LIVE airs. Spoiler Alert: Juneau Tours and Whale Watch is featured in the third and final segment airing next Sunday!

By | July 23rd, 2017|City and Glacier Tour, City Trolley, Cruise Ships, Glacier and Whale Watch, Humpback Whales, Juneau, Juneau Cruises, Offers, Uncategorized, Whale Sense, Whale Watching|

Juneau Tours and Whale Watch does a little behind the scene walk-about at the Mendenhall Glacier before the first episode of Wild Alaska Live airs. Spoiler Alert: Juneau Tours and Whale Watch is featured in the third and final segment airing next Sunday! Jessica Schalkowsi, who manages special-use permits for the Tongass National Forest, including Mendenhall [...]

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Amenities in Juneau, Alaska

By | May 20th, 2017|City and Glacier Tour, City Trolley, Cruise Ships, Glacier and Whale Watch, Humpback Whales, Juneau, Juneau Cruises, Offers, Uncategorized, Whale Sense, Whale Watching|

Amenities in Juneau, Alaska It’s always good to familiarize yourself with new surroundings. Maximize your time in a spot packed with places to see, activities and excursions to enjoy, and food on which to dine. Know where the local amenities in Juneau are: the public restrooms; where to meet your tour bus; the nearest ATM; and [...]

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What clothing to wear in Juneau, Alaska

By | May 20th, 2017|City and Glacier Tour, City Trolley, Cruise Ships, Glacier and Whale Watch, Humpback Whales, Juneau, Juneau Cruises, Offers, Uncategorized, Whale Sense, Whale Watching|

What clothing to wear in Juneau, Alaska Despite its location on the coast, Juneau enjoys a humid continental climate, where there is a zone of conflict between polar and tropical air masses. The city's temperature extremes are moderated by the local topography and the Pacific Ocean. When it comes to appropriate clothing for Juneau weather, prepare for [...]

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The founding of the City of Juneau, Alaska

By | May 20th, 2017|City and Glacier Tour, City Trolley, Cruise Ships, Juneau, Juneau Cruises, Uncategorized|

The founding of the City of Juneau, Alaska Introduction George Pilz, a German immigrant and mining engineer from Sitka took a crucial role in the founding of the city of Juneau. Born in 1845, he enjoyed a fine start with an education at the distinguished mining academy of Freiberg. Pilz departed Germany in 1867 to [...]

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