Professional whale watching! Guaranteed whale sighting! Onboard Naturalist! Leave the crowds behind and enjoy an exclusive tour aboard custom built mammal friendly jets boats. Tours or private charters for 2 to 49 passengers. Enclosed heated cabins with opening windows for inside viewing, comfortable handicap restroom, with rear deck and upper level observation area for those who wish to be outside. See humpback whales, orca (killer whales), seals, sea lions, bald eagles and more. USCG inspected vessels. USCG licensed captains. ADA compliant. Complimentary Alaskan snack.. Great tour for all age groups. Visit Capt. Larry's wildlife photo gallery www.crittershots.com NEW for 2007 Tours available at Icy Strait Poit, Point Adolphus.
Guided, half-day adventures by Floatplane with an experienced Bush Pilot and wilderness guide: Fly-in Freshwater Fishing; Pilot narrated Glacier Flightseeing; Pack Creek/Admiralty Island Brown Bear Viewing. Services Available Glacier Flightseeing Bear Viewing Flyfishing Charters Half-Day Charters Full-Day Charters Fishing Licenses Available
Alaska Like You've Never Seen it Before We look forward to taking you on your adventure of a lifetime! Whether you're an experienced adventurer or a first-time whale watcher, we've got the perfect tour for you. We accommodate both cruise ship passengers and independent travelers. Groups also welcome. Plan the perfect wedding, reunion, or retreat with a customized tour. A stop (or drop off) at the Mendenhall Glacier can be added to any tour for a minimal fee.
Whale Watching Adventures - Standard is 2.5hrs Enjoy the awesome sightings of whales, glaciers, bears, and other mammals from our custom built whale watching fleet. Depending on your group size, our vessels can comfortably carry between 4 and 19 passengers. All vessels are equipped with a heated cabin and bathroom. Our captains and naturalists are the best in the business and have a 100% whale sighting success rate since we started 9 years ago. Complimentary snacks and non-alcohol beverages are provided.
Whales, Bears and Glacier Adventure - 6.75hrs This tour is considered the best combination that Southeast Alaska has to offer! It combines 2.5 hours of whale watching, 2 hours of brown bear viewing, and a 30 minute flight-seeing trip over the Juneau Icefield. From the air (weather permitting) you will be able to see several glaciers, the inside passage, and possibly even mountain goats!
Ground Transport Transportation to Auke Bay Harbor from downtown Juneau is provided and pre-arranged for you. Cruise ship docks are located in downtown Juneau. We will also provide transportation from/to most Juneau accommodations.
Food Snacks, soft drinks, and bottled water are provided on board for everyone. Lunches are provided for trips lasting 6 hours or more.
Clothing We recommend dressing in layers and suggest a T-shirt, sweatshirt, and a light jacket as well as long pants and comfortable, soft soled shoes - tennis shoes are fine.
Gear Binoculars are provided for whale and wildlife adventures.
Alaska Galore Tours is a locally owned and operated tour business based in Juneau. Owners, Louis Juergens and Jamie Letterman, have over 18 years of combined experience in the tourism industry. We have experience and expertise in all aspects of fishing for groups, families, individuals, and corporate needs. As business people and residents of Southeast Alaska, we are active in Juneau and Southeast for both business and personal activities. Alaska Galore Tours is a member of the Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau (JCVB) and the Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA)..
Alaska's premier bald eagle hospital and educational center welcomes visitors to its 17-acre campus to view eagles, hawks, owls, falcons, and other residents up-close. Visitors may also watch staff provide medical treatment to injured birds and walk the center's 1/4 mile nature trail.
Feel confident in the hands of the largest Guide Service and Outfitter Guiding in Southeast Alaska, specializing in Guided Brown Bear & Wildlife Viewing Expeditions and Fly Fishing trips on remote wilderness streams and estuaries through exclusive floatplane access.
Pack Creek Brown Bear Sanctuary: (6 hours Available beginning July 15th) Once in a lifetime Alaskan adventures take place at Pack Creek Brown Bear Sanctuary! Experience the word renowned site located 30 air miles outside of Juneau, on Admiralty Island National Monument. Enjoy a sightseeing floatplane ride to and from Pack Creek bear viewing area. Once you have landed and made your way to the shore your guide will introduce you to the amazing wilderness location of Pack Creek.
Brown Bear & Wildlife Viewing Expedition: (5 hours including 3 hours at remote location. Available July through September) Prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime experience that allows an uninhabited look into the world of this grand and majestic animal of the Great Alaskan Wild. (Exclusive Tour. Space is extremely limited)
Fly-Out Fly Fishing Adventure: (Available May through September) Combine the excitement and challenge of fly fishing with the breathtaking scenery afforded by floatplane on this exclusive wilderness experience. Half and full-day excursions available by floatplane from Juneau or surrounding communities. Fish for wild salmon, steelhead or trout. Equipment and instruction provided. Whether you are a newcomer learning the basics or an experienced caster working to perfect your kills, your Alaskan guide is there to help insure a most memorable experience.
Three tours in Juneau Mendenhall Glacier Pilots Choice Dog Sled tours
Featured on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, Juneauês #1 rated excursion--travel back to the Ice Ages with Alaskaês original glacier helicopter tour company! Board a modern turbine-powered helicopter for a flight to the world famous Mendenhall Glacier! Moments after departing Juneau, youêll enjoy breathtaking vistas seen by few. Thriving rain forests, alpine ridges, and mountain peaks create a dramatic setting for the awe-inspiring Mendenhall Glacier. Your flight takes you over the glacier itself; the helicopterês perspective giving you an eagleês-eye view of ice spires, deep blue crevasses and meltwater pools. Descending towards our landing site, youêll fly past the Mendenhall Towers -- rock sentinels that soar to nearly 7,000 feet! A gentle landing brings you to the ice itself, where youêll explore the glacierês surface with our highly experienced, expert guides. Bring plenty of film (or a large memory card for the digital crowd) and batteries - this is a wonderful opportunity to take once-in-a-lifetime photo. Binoculars are a good bet too, as you never know when youêll have a chance to see some of Alaskaês famous wildlife!
Duration: Tour includes approximately 30 minutes of flight time and approximately 20 Ð 25 minutes will be spent on National Forest System Lands, for a total time of 55 minutes. Please allow up to 45 minutes for transportation from dock departure to dock return and safety briefing.
Note: These tours are conducted under the helicopter Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS). These are the best management practices for making your safety the top priority. (Flight routes and landing sites may vary due to weather and glacier conditions.) We comply with the flightseeing/wildlife viewing practices adopted by the Alaska Visitorês Association. These guidelines were established to be sensitive to, and insure the continued viability of area wildlife species. Due to weight and balance limitations, and passenger safety and comfort, we may charge an additional rate to reserve extra space onboard the helicopter for passengers that are above a certain weight. Guests should wear warm and comfortable clothing. Sunglasses are recommended.à Photo opportunities abound...Donêt forget your camera!
The –Pilotês Choice” tour is an incomparable journey of discovery, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Take our –PILOTêS CHOICE” Glacier Explorer Tour, for a second-to-none journey to see the best Alaska has to offer. Your pilot will give you an eagleês eye view of high alpine lakes, –icefalls” hanging from sheer cliffs and some of the most remote peaks and glaciers in the Juneau Icefield -- places like Wonderland, Glacier King, the Mendenhall Towers, and Devilês Paw. The itinerary is flexible; your pilot is free to create the best possible tour under the current weather and glacier conditions.
For an up-close opportunity to appreciate this ancient landscape, your pilot will land in two different locations, where you will continue the tour on foot! During these two landings you will learn about the geological and environmental processes at work creating moraines, crevasses, seracs, and the glaciers themselves.
The –Pilotês Choice” tour is an incomparable journey of discovery, a once-in-a-lifetime experience sure to provide enduring memories of Southeast Alaskaês beautiful wilderness.
Duration: Tour includes approximately 50 minutes of flight time and two separate landing locations for approximately 30 minutes combined time on the glacier, for a total tour duration of 80 minutes. Please allow up to 45 minutes for transportation from dock departure to dock return and safety briefing. Approximately 30 minutes of the 80-minute tour will be spent on the National Forest System Lands.
Note: These tours are conducted under the helicopter Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS). These are the best management practices for making your safety the top priority. (Flight routes and landing sites may vary due to weather and glacier conditions.)
We comply with the flightseeing/wildlife viewing practices adopted by the Alaska Visitorês Association. These guidelines were established to be sensitive to, and insure the continued viability of area wildlife species.
The partnership of man and dog goes back thousands of years and continues to this day. Come share with us the wonderful, once in a lifetime experience of a Dog Sledding Tour in Alaska! Join our team of professional mushers from the Iditarod and Yukon Quest for a truly Alaskan Experience of dog sledding on the Denver Glacier in Skagway or the world famous Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau.
Pass through the swinging doors for honky-tonk piano music, saloon girls, sawdust floors, and gold-rush-day decor. The decor and brew are better than the grub.
Local art, artifacts, and more.
Observe the process, from egg to release. Inside, there are beautiful reef aquariums full of native Alaskan sea life, with various kinds of fish, crabs, sea stars, mollusks, urchins - lots of different animals on two entire walls of tanks. There is also a giant, floor-to-ceiling aquarium in the shape of a circle, and you can walk all the way around it. Very cool A great place to bring kids! ¾. The hatchery has a ladder for the wild salmon to climb on their way to their final spawning. ¾They are corraled into large pools so full they barely have room to move, are actively jumping out of the water, and are easily visible to visitors. Then, the hatchery staff takes control and helps them along. ¾They milk the salmon, let the eggs hatch into a controlled environment, and when the babies are the right size, they are released back into the river to do their thing. ¾In five years or so, those same salmon already know to come back to this hatchery for their last fling
We invite you to tour 50 acres of Southeast Alaskaês premiere rainforest¾garden with one of our knowledgeable guides.¾The meticulously manicured botanical gardens, featuring the one-of-a-kind Upside-Down Flower Towers,¾is set within the mighty¾Tongass National¾Forest. Your fully guided tour provides you with an¾in-depth understanding of the temperate rainforestês fascinating ecosystem and diverse plant and animal life.¾Accessible covered vehicles transport you to¾stunning panoramic views of Juneau, Alaska, in a botanical garden setting¾unlike anything you ever expected to find in the Last Frontier.