Whales & Wilderness Exploration

Create Your Own Private Juneau Whale Watching Tour

This private whale watching tour showcases Southeast Alaska spectacular islands, glaciers, and rugged mountain peaks. These stunning features cradle diverse natural habitats that are home to fascinating animals. This private exploratory journey through coastal fjords introduces you to this wilderness in an intimate setting with a certified naturalist and experienced captain.

Search for wildlife viewing opportunities, including humpback whales, killer whales, stellar sea lions, and Dahl’s Porpoise. Chances are you will see bald eagles and ravens soaring gracefully above the treetops, and sea ducks and harbor seals near the shoreline of famed Admiralty Island National Monument, also known as “the fortress of bears”.

When conditions allow, you may also be able to hear the underwater sounds of these whales through our hydrophone as you drift peacefully alongside. Bring your camera and be ready for some great shots of these gentle giants as you learn and experience the natural wonders in this rare and dynamic environment.

Conclude your journey with an interpretive ride back through the Mendenhall Valley and Downtown Juneau as you recap the adventure with newfound friends and lifelong memories. You will not want to miss this opportunity to share a truly Alaskan perspective of discovery and excitement in your own private safari vessel.

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  • Tour Time: Approximately 4 hours
  • Trail Time: None
  • Elevation: N/A
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Includes: Water, snack pack, and all transportation *We encourage guests to bring a reusable water bottle to minimize plastic use*
  • Adult Price: Please visit our tour inquiry form (link above) for pricing and availability.
  • Child Price: N/A *


*We believe the value of this excursion is built upon the expertise of your guide and the unique sights, activities and stories provided throughout the tour experience. We recommend the group size be limited to 20 (per vessel) to ensure a comfortable and interactive atmosphere. A deli-style picnic lunch with assorted juices and sodas is also available upon request (additional charges apply). Pricing is dependent on tour availability and group size. This tour operates in most weather conditions. Comfortable shoes, layers of warm clothing, and rain gear are recommended. Our stable boats are covered and have large windows that open up for unrestricted viewing. Binoculars, maps and a restroom are available on the boat. Picnic style lunch options are available upon request.

Gastineau Guiding supports responsible viewing practices adhering to the Alaska Humpback Whale Approach Regulations and does not intentionally approach whales within 100 yards. Our tours are operated under special use permit in the Tongass National Forest. We are an equal opportunity service provider. Persons with disabilities should inquire at least 48 hours in advance about the specific risks and challenges associated with this tour.