Best of Juneau: Whale Watching, Mendenhall Glacier & Orca Point Lodge Meal

6.75 hours | Juneau | J N U - 6 5 0
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Points of Interest

  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Whale Watching
Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal, Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

An extraordinary trio of Alaskan attractions - a whale watching cruise, a wilderness island Alaska surf-and-turf meal and the breathtaking Mendenhall Glacier - combine on this ultimate Juneau experience. Board your expedition vessel at Auke Bay for an exhilarating wildlife cruise. Whales are so plentiful in these waters that you're guaranteed a sighting. Then, step ashore at the lovely Orca Point Lodge on Colt Island and enjoy wild-caught Alaska fish and Alaska game meat with homemade sides. Situated in a secluded setting, stroll down to the beach before re-boarding your catamaran for a return cruise. A scenic motorcoach ride brings you to the Mendenhall Glacier, formed during the Little Ice Age, which began about 3,000 years ago. From across an iceberg-dotted lake you will see the dynamic flowing force, carving its way down the sea. Built into a cliff above the valley, the visitor's center offers interactive displays and U.S. Forest Service interpreters.

Special Notes:

Warm, layered clothing is recommended. Tour order may vary. Tour operator is authorized under special use permit to access the Tongass National Forest. Does not include walking on the glacier. Visit at the glacier is self-guided as your driver is not permitted to conduct tours. Menu varies based on seasonal availability. Due to the remote nature of the lodge only select dietary requests can be accommodated. Beer, wine and additional snacks are available for purchase onboard the vessel and at the lodge.

Meal: Wild caught Alaska fish and game meat, delicious sides including potatoes and seasonal vegetables, dessert served with local jams, jellies, and honey. Coffee, tea, cocoa, water, and lemonade are available at the lodge.

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

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Tour to Auke Bay

  • Transport type: Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 53
  • Travel time: 00:25
  • Air conditioned: Yes
  • Steps: 4
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: No
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Whale Watching & Wildlife Quest with stop at Orca Point Lodge

  • Transport type: Motorized Vessel
  • Transport Capacity: 145
  • Time at site: 02:30
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Alaska surf-and-turf meal at Orca Point Lodge

  • Time at site: 0115
  • Free time at site: 75
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 100
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: Yes
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Cruise back to Auke Bay

  • Transport type: Motorized Vessel
  • Transport Capacity: 145
  • Travel time: 00:30
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Tour to Mendenhall Glacier

  • Transport type: Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 53
  • Travel time: 00:15
  • Air conditioned: Yes
  • Steps: 4
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: No
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Visit Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

  • Time at site: 01:00
  • Free time at site: 60
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 250
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: Yes
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Tour back to cruise ship pier

  • Transport type: Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 53
  • Travel time: 00:25
  • Air conditioned: Yes
  • Steps: 4
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: No
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes