Juneau, Alaska, US
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Enjoy a magical evening cruise that features great food, a relaxing ambience, and guaranteed whale viewing.
A short motorcoach ride brings you to scenic Auke Bay, where you'll board a deluxe catamaran designed for wildlife viewing. Relax in the warm, spacious main cabin as you set out to explore Stephens Passage, a pristine marine wilderness surrounded by snow-capped peaks and glaciers.
This area is world-renowned as a favored summer feeding ground for humpback whales. As whales are sighted, your skilled captain gently maneuvers the vessel to allow exceptional viewing opportunities. You'll be amazed by the gracefulness of these ocean giants as they slowly arc their massive tail flukes into the air. The whales are often close enough to hear them breathe.
An onboard naturalist will explain the behavior and habitat of the humpback whale and other wildlife you may encounter, including killer whales, sea lions, porpoise, harbor seals and bald eagles.
Throughout the voyage, the culinary experience highlights locally-sourced cuisine. The menu includes white fish Olympia, reindeer sausage cassoulet, meat-and-cheese trays and locally grown vegetables. A dessert bar features Alaska wildberry brownies, barley chocolate chip cookies and s'mores.
Bring a warm jacket to wear on the topside observation deck. The operator of this tour guarantees that a whale will be sighted on this excursion. If not, you will receive a $100 cash refund from the tour operator after the tour. In the past 15 years, whales have been sighted on every tour. This tour is only available on ships staying in Juneau for the evening. The selection of food includes vegetarian and gluten-free options. Hot meal items will be available during the first 1.5 hours of the cruise. Cold food items and desserts will be available as supplies last. The vessel is restroom-equipped.