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Ales & Whales (ages 21+)

5 hrs


13+ yrs

3–12 yrs


0–2 yrs

Ales & Whales (ages 21+)

5 hrs



21+ ONLY

  • 2 hours on-the-water whale watching for Humpback whales, sea lions, bald eagles, and other wildlife.
  • Meet the stars of Auke Bay in their summer feeding grounds – the whales Sacha, Flame and many others.
  • Customized boats for panoramic views and optimal whale viewing.
  • Select from a variety of departure times.
  • A flight of beers of your choice at the Alaskan Brewery.

Adults ages 21+. This is an enthralling opportunity to witness the main attractions in Juneau – the graceful elegance of humpback whales and the local flavor of the Alaskan Brewery. Upon check in, you will be escorted to our coach bus for a narrated 25-minute drive to the boat harbor for whale watching.

During your time on the water, you will be accompanied by a naturalist who explains the feeding habits of these magnificent creatures and identifies the many other kinds of wildlife that share these waters.  Our whale watching boats are custom made to enhance your experience – a warm heated cabin with large viewing windows, and two decks to hurry to when the captain slows after spotting the whales. A bathroom is onboard. Snacks are provided.

After the whale watch, the driver will bring you to the Alaskan Brewery, home of the award-winning beers from the last frontier. Your tour includes a visit to the Alaskan Brewing Tasting Room with a flight of four samples of your choice.

  • Meet us at the convenient, central pick-up location in front of the Mt. Roberts Tramway.
    To find your bus, check in with one of our Dock Representatives holding a “Juneau Tours or Juneau Whale Watch” sign, sporting a smile and wearing a bright blue hat.
  • On your way to the boat harbor, listen to informative commentary from your driver about the capital city of Juneau.
  • Aboard our whale-watching boats, enjoy a comfortable heated cabin with wide-viewing windows and spacious decks for wildlife spotting. When our captain spots the whales, the boat slows allowing passengers to step out on the deck for that perfect whale shot. The on-board naturalist is full of information about Alaska’s wildlife – Humpback whales, Stellar sea lions, Dall’s porpoises, bald eagles. A small snack and water are available.
  • Travel to the famous Alaskan Brewery where you will have your choice of four locally-brewed beers (included.) Food is also available for purchase as well as souvenirs.
  • Tour time is approximately 5 hours.

The meeting place is located on the street side in front of the Mt. Roberts Tramway ticket office. Dock representatives are waiting under the aerial tramway cables, holding Juneau Tours and Juneau Whale Watch signs, and wearing bright blue hats. All docks, with the exception of the AJ dock, are within walking distance (under 10 minutes.) Check in is required prior to boarding the shuttle.


  • From the “AJ” dock look to the left as you exit the ship. The cruise line provides a “Downtown” shuttle, which will drop you right in front of the Mt. Roberts Tramway. A small fee may apply. If you’re up for a walk, it’s about 20 minutes. Ask the shore excursion representative from your cruise line for directions.
  • Franklin Dock. Exit and turn left. Walk along the Sea Walk for approximately 8 minutes. You’ll see the Mt. Roberts Tramway building in front of you. Right of the building, on the street side, in between two parking lots, is the meeting area under the cables.
  • From the Tramway and Cruise Terminal docks, which are located next to the Mt. Roberts Tramway office, exit the ship and go straight ahead. Depending on your ship, walk right or left around the building to the street side and meet a representative under the cables. 1 – 2-minute walk.
  • From the Steamship dock. Exit the ship and walk down the ramp to the Sea Walk, turn right, walk along the boardwalk and look for the Mt Roberts Tramway building. It’s on the left after passing Tracy’s Crab Shack. 5 – 7-minute walk

Check in with a Juneau Tours and Whale Watch dock representative in front of the Mt. Roberts Tramway, look for the Juneau Tours and Juneau Whale Watch signs, and bright blue hats. Please don’t board a bus before checking in. We often have multiple tours departing at the same time.
Questions? Call (907)523-6095.

Bus departure and return times are subject to change based on weather, unforeseen changes to cruise line schedules, or road delays. Be sure to ask your driver for exact times on the day of travel and plan accordingly.

The drop-off location is the same as the pickup location at the Mt. Roberts Tramway. Be sure to plan 5-10 minutes by foot back to your ship. AJ dock passengers must take a 5-minute shuttle back to their ship. On nice days, its a 20-minute walk.

Valid ID is required at the Alaskan Brewery.

The weather in Juneau AK is often wet (we live in a rainforest.) Bring layered clothing, a waterproof jacket, a camera and/or video camera, and comfortable shoes. Please feel free to eat on our buses.

  • Flight of four samples at the Alaskan Brewery
  • Roundtrip transportation from the Mount Roberts Tramway
  • Light snacks on the whale watching vessel

Additional food or drink available for purchase at the Alaskan Brewery.

Buses have limited cargo space and cannot store electric scooters or electric wheelchairs. We recommend booking excursions directly with your cruise line for any passengers requiring extra assistance. For those who can walk three steps onto the bus, electric scooters can be stored nearby (at your own risk) and retrieved at the end of the tour. Viewing areas close to the glacier drop-off area (approximately 150 yards) provide excellent views.

Cancellations are accepted and full refunds issued up until 24 hours before the tour.