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Ales & Whales

Tour Description

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5 Hours Duration
2 hours whale watching; 1 hour at the brewery
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Transportation Included
Pick-up and drop-off near the cruise pier downtown
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Wildlife Opportunities
Humpbacks, Orcas, Sea Lions, & more!
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Beer at Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer flight included; food & souvenirs available for purchase

Do you like whales and drinking award-winning Alaskan beers? If so, the Ales & Whales tour is for you! Take in the sights as you cruise through Auke Bay, searching for whales and other wildlife. Your naturalist guide shares their knowledge of the area's 150 humpback whales that have been officially documented in Juneau's protected waters. Then, the fun continues on at the famous Alaskan Brewing Company! Choose between twenty delicious brews for your flight samples and kick back in the tasting room! This is the Juneau whale watching tour for those looking to experience two of Juneau's main attractions - Ales & Whales!

Your wildlife and beer adventure begins with pick up in front of the Mt. Roberts Tramway (next to the cruise ship docks). On the drive out to the harbor, your guide tells historic tales of Alaska's Capital City as you pass through downtown. Your whale watching vessel features a cozy and heated cabin with a spacious deck, so everyone is able to get a perfect view! Keep an eye out for whale tails and possibly even a breaching whale! The naturalist guides make this excursion both fun and educational as they share their wealth of knowledge about these magnificent creatures. And, it's not uncommon to see other wildlife such as sea lions, porpoises, and bald eagles!

After two hours on the water for whale watching, it's time to head to the Alaskan Brewing Company that has been operating in Juneau since 1986! Enjoy your included beer flight with the samples of your choice. And, feel free to purchase additional beer, food, or souvenirs as you wish! It's the perfect end to a great day on the water in Juneau. Cheers!




The minimum age for participants is 21 years old.

In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we always issue a full refund for the tour. Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty. Including 'Flex Cancel' allows cancellations and refunds up to 24-hours before the tour. Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with Flex Cancel) are nonrefundable.


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