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Wildlife Tours in Alaska

Alaska’s landscape may be dramatic, but its animals will make just as big an impact. You’ll naturally see loads of wildlife, whatever tour you take. But these are our best Alaska wildlife tours - whether you’re looking for whales, bears, or bald eagles. 

Obviously, whales top the animal charts in these parts. Can you imagine anything better than spotting whales breaching the surface of the icy water and interacting with other members of their pod? If that sounds appealing, then you could try our Whale Watching Tour from Juneau. One of our most popular Alaska wildlife tours, you’ll be guaranteed a humpback whale sighting, but you’re also likely to see other favorites, including sea lions, orcas, and seals.

For the bear lovers amongst you, our Neets Bay Bear Watch tour is custom-designed to get you as close to Alaska’s intimidating yet mesmerizing black bears as possible. Enjoy a boat ride through the beautiful islands near Ketchikan on your way to Neets Bay Creek, home to a pack of wild black bears. Hike through the woods to catch sight of them expertly hunting for salmon by hand. This tour is incredibly popular, so make sure to book your place early. 

From Skagway, you could join a Scenic River Float Tour, where you’ll gently float along the pretty Taiya River. Soak up the sounds of the Alaskan wilderness as you catch sight of the former Gold Rush town of Dyea and the Chilkoot Trail, which prospectors followed towards their future fortune in the Yukon. Of course, there will be all kinds of native wildlife too, from seals to all kinds of birdlife - amongst them, herons and bald eagles. 

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Maria Orth
July 18
This tour was awesome, we saw many many Bald Eagles on Black Beach. The tour guide and the driver ...
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Fantastic!

Cherilyn Olsen
August 30
Definitely a great way to experience the waters and land around Ketchikan! Angel was a great guide and it was ...

Whale watching in Juneau

Mark Burton
July 13
Went on this tour on July 12 and the local tour company was good .Dustin, Carrie and Zoey were great ...
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Orcas Cove Sea Kayak Tour

Kevin and Shari
July 29
We had a fabulous sea kayak excursion from Ketchikan at Orcas Cove and surrounding coastal waters. Our guide grew up ...
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Absolutely the Best Tour in Juneau!

Susan Davis
July 22
Our tour with Renee and Winston was beyond our expectations. Renee contacted on the morning of our tour to confirm ...
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Fantastic Tour!

Renita Vance
September 9
This was one of the highlights of my cruise! I had been whale watching previously but the knowledge of the ...
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Amazing experience and funny tour guides!

Krizia
July 3
The pick up from port and drop off was a smooth ride with a knowledgeable tour guide. From there we ...

Bering Sea Crab Fishermen on the Aleutian Ballard

Jean Alexandro
July 12
Today's excursion was delightful. The crew includes great storytellers. Funny, touching, surprising, entertaining, educational, interesting... with lots of information and ...
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Brilliant tour!

Rosemary V
June 15
Very professional, new boat, great staff. Christi, the naturalist, was a wealth of information and very enthusiastic. We were so ...
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Well Worth It

Valerie Lindley
September 10
Such an educational experience!! We took our 3 girls (6-10-12) on this excursion as part of our Alaskan Cruise. I ...

So much fun!

Heather Collins
June 10
This trip was one of our favorites! We had a 12 y/o, 14 y/o and 2 forty-somethings who may or ...

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