Juneau, Alaska, US
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Embark on a whale-watching adventure to the historic Sentinel Island Lighthouse. Relax in a heated cabin with a cup of hot coffee and enjoy outside viewing areas while watching for humpback whales, Steller sea lions, Dall's porpoise, bald eagles and other marine animals. During your cruise, learn about whales and the history of area lighthouses. While on board, enjoy locally-made Alaska fudge, granola bars, caribou sausage sticks, coffee/tea and bottled water.
Upon arrival at Sentinel Island, you will take a scenic walk with amazing views of Lynn Canal and the surrounding islands and waterways. As you approach the lighthouse, reflect on its long role in maritime history since its construction in 1902. Next, climb up the tower to inspect the beacon and take in the vista across Lynn Canal. Imagine the isolated life of a 'wickie,' as lighthouse keepers were nicknamed, and consider what it would have been like to live here for a few years.
Back on the boat, it's a short ride to Yankee Cove, where you will meet up with your driver and enjoy a narrated trip. View Mendenhall Glacier from the Brotherhood Bridge viewpoint to bring together Alaska's history, wildlife and epic scenery.
Tour sequence may vary. The operator of this tour guarantees that a whale will be sighted on this excursion. If not, you will receive a $50 refund from the tour operator after the tour. Due to ongoing remodeling, access inside the tower may be limited. Views of Mendenhall Glacier are weather dependent.