Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier Photo Safari

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Grab the "Best Shot" in Juneau

This tour is sold out for 2024

Grab your camera and explore Juneau’s most enticing natural attractions.  Capture that perfect shot of Alaska landscapes and wildlife as you as you explore the hiking trails near Mendenhall Glacier.  Then enjoy a guided whale watching cruise on a private with huge picture windows providing unobstructed views of frolicking whales and other marine wildlife.

Your cruise excursion adventure begins here...

Day 1

Step into Southeast Alaska with a naturalist photography guide to capture Juneau’s top sites and abundant marine wildlife.

Enjoy a professional instructional slideshow en route to the Mendenhall Glacier. Your photo guide works to inspire and educate while leading you to explore the Trail of Time capturing the natural history of the glacier. Walk an easy trail through the shelter of the forest to photograph the signs of glaciation. Our aim is to step away from the crowds and capture the area’s hidden places before stopping to shoot the glacier itself.

Next, board a safari vessel for an unforgettable journey as you learn about life and living in the waterways of Stephens Passage. These boats are designed to get you up close and personal with the environment.

On this tour the star of the show is different every day: wildflowers in bloom, soaring eagles, spawning salmon, light on a foggy glacier, migratory birds, bubble feeding humpback whales, curious sea lions, sleek killer whales, and even lumbering black bears are possibilities. Your guide will provide photo coaching while helping you take full advantage of the opportunities each day presents.

Amenities, nearby adventures and more...

  • Services of professional naturalist/guide
  • Roundtrip private transportation from cruise ship terminal
  • Approximately 1.25-hour private guided hike
  • Approximately 2.25 hours of whale watching on a private vessel

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