Our #1 tour! Deluxe Whale Watch Adventure
Whale Watch & Mendenhall Glacier Drop Off
What to expect on a Whale Watching Adventure
Enjoy a magical Alaskan adventure cruise that guarantees a humpback whale sighting!
SCANIA is the premier whale-watching boat in Juneau. Built in 2001, SCANIA has a catamaran hull and is designed for stability and comfort. Relax in the warm main cabin as you cruise the deep fjords of Saginaw and Favorite Channels, or Lynn Canal and Stephens Passage, a pristine wildlife area that is world-renowned as a favorite summer feeding ground for humpback whales. Enroute and on scene we will explain the behaviors and biology of the largest species of mammals on earth.
Once whales are sighted, Captain Alan will maneuver SCANIA to allow for exceptional viewing and photo opportunities without disturbing the whales. These giants, ELEVEN times the size of an elephant, will amaze you with their gracefulness and power. Bring a warm jacket and take advantage of the topside observation deck or open deck aft. If conditions allow, an underwater hydrophone will be deployed to give you the opportunity to hear the humpbacks’ incredible “singing.”
While enjoying the spectacular experience in the Last Frontier, you are treated to crackers with salmon spread and water. We guarantee you will see at least one whale or you receive a 100% refund as you disembark. Don’t anticipate a refund; whales have been sighted on every tour SCANIA has ever made!
Also unique to our company, we offer a 100% refund if you get seasick. If you get seasick we don’t want to add to your misery by making you pay! However, SCANIA is so steady that although we have provided tours for over 5,000 visitors, no one has ever been seasick!
A typical whale-watching adventure cruise arrives in the vicinity of humpback whales within about 20 – 30 minutes after departing the dock. We pride ourselves in maximizing your time with the whales to observe their natural behavior.
In addition to viewing humpback whales, and occasionally orcas, we usually also view steller sea lions and bald eagles.
We not only guarantee your viewing whales, but also guarantee your timely return to meet your Cruise Ship.
We offer several different whale watching tours and would be pleased to send you details upon request. Information or reservations can be made by emailing us or by calling Captain Jack toll-free at 877-586-3466. To confirm a reservation we require a 50% deposit that is fully refundable up to seven days prior to the scheduled date.
If the SCANIA is unable to provide the service due to unforeseen problems (illness, mechanical, etc.), we will either place you with another licensed boat and skipper or refund your money.