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Whale Watching in Juneau

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Juneau is one of the best places on earth to spot hump back whales. In fact, they are so sure that you will spot a whale, that if you don’t, they will give you $100 off the price of your excursion.

We started our trip at the Mendenhall Glacier park headquarters. The rain was coming down hard, but the ice still had a beautiful blue hue about it. We braved the frigid rain and walked around for a closer view. This is one massive glacier, but it was incredible to see just how much it has receded in the past 100 Years. Since 1910, it has lost 1.75 miles (2.8 km) That’s a lot of ice melting especially when you factor in how thick the glacier is.

The boat was a pleasant warm ride and it was a good size for whale watching. While heading out to the bay, we sat inside enjoying complimentary hot chocolate and donuts. But once we spotted the whales, we were up on deck taking in the view.


The boats are perfectly set up for whale watching

The best place for watching is up on the top deck. Find yourself a corner spot and you will be able to see both the front of the boat and the side. Most people are very good about letting everyone see, but sometimes it can be a little rush to see the whale before it dives.

Written by  Dave and Deb.

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