Local Connections: Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier Photo Safari Designed by Alaskan Photographer

5 hours | Juneau | J N U - 7 0 0
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Description

Points of Interest

  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Whale Watching
Includes snack, Moderate activity

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

Focus on Juneau's two most popular activities on one exciting excursion. The itinerary is personalized and kept flexible in order to allow for the unexpected events that often become the highlights of the experience. A small group limited to 14 will follow a naturalist photography guide to Mendenhall Glacier for a walk along a trail in the Steep Creek area. Along the way, you'll see beaver dams, salmon streams and remarkable glacier panoramas - sites that inspire stunning images. Your excursion continues when you board a 34-foot covered exploration vessel, specially built to get you up close to the natural environment and custom designed for photography expeditions. Observe a variety of marine wildlife in these nutrient-rich waters of Stephens Passage. You will receive a $100 cash refund from the tour operator at the conclusion of the tour if a whale is not sighted on the trip.

Special Notes:

Guests should expect to walk approximately .75 miles on an improved paved and gravel trail with some steps. Dress warmly in layers. Tour operates in all weather conditions. Group size is limited to 14 guests. Tour order may vary. Everyone receives a frame-able postcard with instructions to access exclusive online photography tutorials, slideshows, historical images and a printable tip sheet. All content is free and downloadable to any device. Bring your camera, plenty of film or digital capacity, and spare batteries. All tour participants are eligible to enter to win cash and prizes in the tour operator's Capture Juneau Photo Contest.

Provided: Rain poncho, mono-pod walking stick, binoculars

Snack: Granola bar or mixed nuts, fruit leather, Peppermint Patty or chocolate mint, water

Liability waiver required to be signed in the presence of the tour operator.

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 18 must have a signed parental consent form to participate without a parent or guardian.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Tour to Mendenhall Glacier

Transport type: Mini Bus
Transport Capacity: 14
Travel time: 00:30
Air conditioned: Yes
Restroom available: No
Shopping available: No
Photo/video restrictions: No
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Glacial moraine photography & trail walk

Time at site: 01:15
Inside visit: No
Air conditioned: No
Walking distance: 1800
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: No
Photo/video restrictions: No
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Tour to Auke Bay

Transport type: Mini Bus
Transport Capacity: 14
Travel time: 00:30
Air conditioned: Yes
Walking distance: 100
Restroom available: No
Shopping available: No
Photo/video restrictions: No
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Marine photo safari

Transport type: Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity: 14
Travel time: 02:15
Air conditioned: Yes
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: No
Photo/video restrictions: No
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Tour back to cruise ship pier

Transport type: Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 53
Travel time: 00:30
Air conditioned: Yes
Restroom available: No
Shopping available: No
Photo/video restrictions: No
Photo/video opportunity: Yes