Duration: 05:00 (Approx.)

Adult $145, Child $130 (3-12 years old) (Under 3 free)

This is an enthralling opportunity to witness two jewels in Juneau – the graceful elegance of humpback whales and the serene beauty of the Mendenhall Glacier. Our fleet of whale watching boats and glacier shuttles offer a seamless combination of two of Juneau’s favorite activities and our most popular tour.

Upon check in, you will either be escorted to one of our shuttles for a narrated 25 minute drive to the glacier or to the boat harbor for whale watching.

Mendenhall is the world’s only drive up glacier.  You can choose to hike to Nugget Falls (1.5 hours round trip), take the Photo Point Trail (40 minutes round trip), look for wildlife along the Steep Creek trail, or stroll up the easy walk to the Visitor Center.  

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 and binoculars are also provided. 


We require a minimum of 12 hours in advance to book this activity online. Alternatively, you can contact our office directly to inquire about short-term bookings.

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*All NCL Joy passengers please be aware of your all aboard time! You do not have enough time to do the 7:30am combo tour as there is current construction in Juneau.

Enjoy a two-hour on the water whale watching adventure aboard one of our new and custom-made boats. Next enjoy the stunning Mendenhall Glacier National Park.  After exploring all the park has to offer, our shuttle will bring you back to downtown Juneau at the top or bottom of the hour, leaving you perfectly positioned to end your day shopping! Approximate total tour time: 5 hrs.

With our afternoon tour times, the order of the tour may differ than morning tours. Your time may be limited at the glacier.


Reservation and cancelation policy.