Total trip time: 6 hours
On the water: 2 hours
At the glacier: 45-60 minutes
At the brewery: 45 minutes
In its inaugural year, the Great Alaskan Tour allows you to experience the finest Juneau has to offer! Departing from the tram area, we take you first to the frozen wonder of Mendenhall Glacier for a 45-60 minute visit; this gives you time to take pictures, enjoy the informative visitors’ center, and maybe see some spawning salmon if the season is right!
After the glacier and a short drive to Auke Bay, we will meet your bus and introduce your naturalist who, along with your captain, will lead you through Alaskan waters on our two-hour Whale Watching Adventure; with guaranteed humpback whale sightings and breathtaking scenery, as well as the possibility of killer whales, Steller sea lions, Dall’s porpoise, harbor seals and bald eagles, you’ll want to make sure to have a full charge on your camera! In between whale sightings your naturalist will explain their feeding habits and our breathtaking geographic wonders.
After whale watching, you’ll be driven to the renowned Alaskan Brewing Company for an exclusive taste of Alaska! Learn about the history of the Alaskan Brewing Co. and how beer is made, view the original brewing system, browse the collection of artifacts from brewing history in Alaska, and best of all, meet the Brew Crew while sampling their award-winning work! With up to 10 taps, samples may include Alaskan Amber, Alaskan White Ale, Freeride APA, and include at least one Limited Edition Pilot Series or Rough Draft brew. When tasting is over, take home your complimentary tasting glass. This tour is for adults 21 and over only; don’t forget your ID!
Included in the price of the tour are onboard-the-boat refreshments including Coke products, bottled water, coffee and hot chocolate, as well as a small snack of locally-caught Alaskan salmon spread on a fresh bagel; entry into the Visitors’ Center at Mendenhall Glacier; and entry and tastings at the Alaskan Brewing Company.
We offer a cancellation policy designed specifically to make planning easy on you! Get your seats with us guaranteed, and you have until 24 hours before your tour to cancel with a full refund (one week for private tours or groups of 8 or more). If your ship is going to be late, call our toll-free number and we’ll work with you to make sure you don’t miss your chance to see whales! In the case of illness, inclement weather, or if for some reason your ship skips Juneau, don’t worry – we’re going to refund you.