Excursion Details

Whale Watching & Wildlife Quest

JNU-610 | Juneau, Alaska | See Special Notes

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Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Whale Watching Whale Watching
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    Accessibility for people with disabilities Easy Includes snack

    Excursion Length:
    Approx. 4 hours

    Tour Overview

    A unique opportunity to experience southeast Alaska's natural history and marine wildlife, this exceptional, award-winning tour is available rain or shine.

    Following a short motorcoach ride to beautiful Auke Bay, board a water jet-powered catamaran specially designed for wildlife viewing. The warm, comfortable and spacious main cabin welcomes you and the panoramic windows offer breathtaking views of the spectacular scenery. Admire the majestic backdrop of snow-capped peaks and glaciers as your experienced captain guides you through the island-studded waters of Stephens Passage.

    While you cruise, an onboard naturalist explains the habits and habitats of the creatures you may encounter. Make sure to have your binoculars and camera ready to capture the moment when you spot Steller sea lions, harbor seals, Dall's porpoises, bald eagles, Sitka blacktail deer and, occasionally, bears. Of course the stars of the show are the whales and we are so confident in our Alaskan crew's spotting ability that if you don't see one, you will receive a $100.00 cash refund when you disembark the tour vessel. But don't anticipate a refund as whales have been spotted on every one of our tours for the past fourteen years!

    The Inside Passage waters near Juneau support a very healthy humpback whale population. These magnificent mammals spend the summer months in the nutrient-rich waters before heading to Hawaii to mate and give birth. The whales have a breathing cycle that typically last four to six minutes; surfacing several times in quick succession to recharge their oxygen supply, then showing their massive tail flukes before disappearing into the depths to feed on krill and small schooling fish. Once whales are sighted, your captain will maneuver the boat to allow for exceptional viewing and photo opportunities.

    During your tour, complimentary snacks and beverages will be offered. And motorcoach transport will be waiting to return you to your ship.

    Detailed itinerary Show All Itinerary Details

    Tour to Auke Bay

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:25 Transport type:Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):53
    Total number of steps:4 Notes

    on/off bus

    Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap Notes

    This tour can accommodate wheelchairs but not electric scooters, due to raised doorway thresholds.

    Restrooms available?:No
    Shopping available?:No
    Air conditioned?:Yes
    Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
    Photo/Video restrictions?:No

    Whale Watching & Wildlife Quest

    Details:
    Transport type:Catamaran
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):145
    Time at site:03:00 Inside Visit :Yes
    Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap Notes

    This tour can accommodate wheelchairs but not electric scooters, due to raised doorway thresholds.

    Restrooms available?:Yes
    Shopping available?:No
    Air conditioned?:Yes
    Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
    Photo/Video restrictions?:No

    Tour back to cruise ship pier

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:25 Transport type:Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):53
    Total number of steps:4 Notes

    on/off bus

    Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap Notes

    This tour can accommodate wheelchairs but not electric scooters, due to raised doorway thresholds.

    Restrooms available?:No
    Shopping available?:No
    Air conditioned?:Yes
    Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
    Photo/Video restrictions?:No

    Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

    Special Notes

     

    This tour can accommodate mobility devices with minimum ground clearance of 3.5 inches. Combined weight of guest and mobility device may not exceed 600 lbs. Passengers with disabilities must contact the onboard Tour Office at least 48 hours prior to the excursion to ensure arrangements can be made to meet their particular needs. Juneau is sometimes a tender port. Please be sure to read the "Passengers with Disabilities" information on the home page of Princess.com.

    Provided: Binoculars, souvenir route map

    Snack: Doughnut holes, smoked salmon on crackers, coffee, tea, cocoa, water

    Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    Child Price:

    12 years & under only

    Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

    For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

    Wheelchair Accessibility:

    For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

    Camera/Video Restrictions:

    For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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