Juneau, Alaska, US
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Approximately 5 Hours
Capture everything from glaciers to whales on this excursion that features a professional naturalist photography guide. Whale sightings are guaranteed. Step off the beaten track and explore the hidden places on this specialty tour, tailored to engage photo enthusiasts of all levels.
Your small group (limited to 14 participants) will travel in a media-equipped shuttle bus and cruise aboard a custom-built safari vessel. Throughout the tour, your guide provides expert interpretation while sharing tips and techniques to enhance your images. By land, you'll visit the Mendenhall Glacier area and walk along a secluded rain forest trail. This gentle path leads to beaver dams, salmon streams and remarkable glacier panoramas -- sites to inspire your creative photography.
Learn about the glacier's route over the last 100 years with historical images to compare with today's landscape.
By sea, board a covered safari vessel for an unforgettable journey through the pristine waters of Stephens Passage. Large panel windows open to give you unrestricted views while your captain skillfully maneuvers to provide you with the best angle on the shot. This excursion has never had a trip without a star-studded cast -- often including humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, harbor seals, porcupines, eagles, salmon or even black bears. See more of Alaska's natural wonders as you strive to capture that 'magical moment' in a medium worth a thousand words.
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. Other wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Group size is limited to ensure a comfortable and interactive atmosphere. Participants must be willing and able to walk approximately .75 of a mile on a paved path and mostly level, improved gravel trail. The 34-foot safari vessel is based on a stable US Coast Guard design and is equipped with a comfortable covered cabin, an open bow, perimeter seating and a marine head. All tour participants on this excursion are eligible to enter to win cash and prizes in the tour operator's Capture Juneau Photo Contest. Each guest receives a passcode for an online photography tutorial, a slideshow, historical images and a printable tip sheet. Rain ponchos, umbrellas, camera towels, bottled water and a snack pack are included. Infants up to and including the day before their second birthday can be considered a lap child and participate at no cost. If you are traveling with an infant, please notify the Shore Excursions team on board the ship. Tour operates rain or shine but may be canceled by the operator in the event of extremely bad weather or unsuitable conditions. Waiver must be signed and medical conditions disclosed.