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Private Luxury Whale Watch
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Private Luxury Whale Watch

By Alaska Luxury Tours
Recommended by 98% of travellers
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Duration: 4h
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  • Light refreshments/Snacks
  • Soft Drinks, Champagne, Beer and Wine
  • US Coast Guard Master Captain / Naturalist
  • Your own Private yacht
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Juneau Intl Airport, Juneau, AK
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Juneau Cruise Ship Terminal Area, 470 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 72171P2

        • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
        • A maximum of 8 people per booking
        • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        How much is Private Luxury Whale Watch?
        Private Luxury Whale Watch price starts from €2,876.30. Discover and book Private Luxury Whale Watch on Tripadvisor
        What is the Private Luxury Whale Watch cancellation policy?
        Private Luxury Whale Watch cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private Luxury Whale Watch on Tripadvisor
        Which company provides Private Luxury Whale Watch?
        Private Luxury Whale Watch is hosted by Alaska Luxury Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Alaska Luxury Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Luxury Whale Watch on Tripadvisor
        How much time do I need for Private Luxury Whale Watch?
        On average, this experience will take approximately 4h. Discover and book Private Luxury Whale Watch on Tripadvisor

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 72171P2

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        • Alaska Luxury Tours
          334
          Juneau, United States
          Joined in December 2017
        • longhairedtraveler
          0 contributions
          No Motion Sickness
          I have been on other whale-watching tours, but none as great as this one. I actually saw whales and did not have to spend the entire trip on my knees hugging the porcelain god. Every other whale-watching trip had me hugging the toilet, causing the most expensive vomiting I ever had. This crew was attentive to everything, including if the boat was rocking and would immediately correct it to make the day more pleasurable to me. I would highly recommend this company for a wonderful, top not experience whether motion sickness is a problem for you or not.
          Written 8 September 2023
        • Mattgromo
          0 contributions
          Amazing Tour
          We did the private 5 Star by Land & Sea tour that included a private whale watch on a luxury yacht. Savannah and Jen were both amazing and got us great views of the whales and we had a beautiful drive on the water just marveling at the scenery. Gene was our driver and land guide and did an incredible job. He was extremely knowledgeable and took us to Nugget Falls for an amazing time. High recommend this tour and will do again next time we are in Alaska!
          Written 27 August 2023
        • katiecee920
          0 contributions
          Best part of our trip
          Wonderful staff from drivers that picked us up to the boat captains! They took the time to teach the kids, even the young ones, about the whales and wild life we were seeing, and were so patient with them. It couldn't have been a better experience from start to finish, and we cannot say enough great things about them. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone looking for the best whale watching experience in Juneau.
          Written 18 August 2023
        • Blondefd
          0 contributions
          Once in a lifetime!
          I say once in a lifetime BUT we are hopefully to sail with them again. We did a custom land and whale tour with Andy, Julia, and Ann Marie and it was perfect. The right balance of education and fun while being totally pampered. We say a lot of whales and had an amazing day. I think I said, "WOW" at least a 1000 times. From the initial inquiry to day of sailing it was seamless. If you have an opportunity to do this, DO NOT MISS it!
          Written 16 August 2023
        • Matthew S
          0 contributions
          You need to book this!
          Bald eagles, seals, whales, dolphins... The boat is beautiful, luxurious, comfortable. Our naturalist and captain were both super friendly and accommodating. I think they allow 8-10 on this boat, but my family of six were very happy with the decision to take this company's outing. Great charcuterie, snacks and drinks. We just finished three weeks of vacation (Hawaii and Alaska). Of all the excursions we did, this was at the top of the list. While it may seem a little expensive, the experience was worth every penny. Up close with the incredible wildlife is a once in a lifetime experience. We would recommend this to anyone.
          Written 12 August 2023
        • age0rge452
          0 contributions
          Private Whale Watching Trip
          Our trip with Alaska Luxury Tours was nothing short of spectacular. Our pick up from the port was on time and our driver was knowledgeable, efficient and very pleasant. When we arrived at the dock we were greeted by naturalist Shannon and taken to the beautiful boat where we met Captain Sarah. The boat was stocked with tasty snacks and beverages. On our way out we saw two bald eagles snacking on fish. During our excursion we had multiple whale sightings, including a mom and baby whale!! Everyone we came in contact with from booking to day of was proficient, professional and knowledgeable. Our family thanks you for a day we will not soon forget!!
          Written 11 August 2023
        • Trail447627
          0 contributions
          5 Stars
          What an incredible experience. Anne Marie picked us up from the cruise port. The van was clean and spacious. She was very knowledgeable and great with our kids (ages 4, 6, 9). We first went on our whale watching tour with Shannon and Jen. I cannot say enough about this part of the trip. Obviously, the whale watching was a highlight, but Shannon and Jen made the entire trip one we will never forget. Shannon was extremely knowledgeable (she recognized the name of the whale we saw within a few seconds of seeing the fins) and was incredible with our kids (including having activity books and kid-friendly snacks/drinks - as well as adult-friendly snacks/drinks). Jen was the boat captain and whale spotter, but she still made time to let my 4 year old daughter sit by her and talk with her for a good chunk of time. After whale watching, Anne Marie picked us back up and took us to the Mendenhall Glacier and then to a salmon hatchery. All in all, this tour was worth it and would 100% recommend to others.
          Written 20 July 2023
        • 106annmarieg
          0 contributions
          Amazing experience
          Everything about our experience with Alaska Luxury Tours was first-class. Andy and Megan were waiting for the seven of us as we disembarked from the cruise ship. They were friendly and professional, providing interesting information about Juneau as we rode in their spacious and comfortable van. They took us to the luxurious yacht for our whale watching excursion. Our captain Jen and out naturalist Savannah were enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable. We saw many whales and Savannah was able to identify them by name, giving us some history about the whale and its personality. Breathtaking and fascinating, it was a morning that we will never forget! Savannah and Jen were also gracious hosts, supplying a delicious breakfast board of pastries and fruit and offering a variety of beverages. Then Andy and Megan picked us up and guided us to Mendenhall Glacier, instructing us about the glacier and the surrounding forest as we hiked. I would highly recommend this company for a seamless 5-hour tour of Juneau’s highlights.
          Written 15 July 2023
        • Daniel M
          0 contributions
          Whale Watching Yacht Tour - 8 Thumbs Up!
          Our family had an awesome time on the tour. Our guides and captain were fantastic and made sure we saw all the great sights and enjoyed our time hiking to the Mendenhall Glacier and cruising the water searching for wildlife. Saw lots of whales, seals, and bald eagles! The snacks and drinks were great as well!!
          Written 7 July 2023
        • 665russn
          0 contributions
          Great Tour of Juneau
          On June 2nd 7 of us took a Land Yacht tour of Juneau. We set this up for our arrival since for 5 of the group hadn't previously visited Juneau. Our driver was Ann Marie who did an outstanding job. She was flexible and knowledgeable about the city and types of sights we wanted to visit. We highly recommend Alaska Luxury Tours to those who want to see and get to know Juneau.
          Written 12 June 2023
        • AshleyPmwt
          0 contributions
          Fun, informative, and worth the price
          Amazing viewing of whales aboard PRIVATE yacht with your family and not 200 other cruise passenger. The kids learned about identifying flukes and could spot each individual whale by the end of the tour. Delicious food and beverages. Alaska Luxury went above to make our celebrations magical
          Written 12 June 2023
        • amandamguerra
          0 contributions
          The BEST excursion you will ever take in Juneau!!!
          I cannot thank Alaska Luxury Tours enough for the most incredible whale watching experience we could have ever imagined. We arrived in Juneau from a cruise ship and were picked up by an extremely kind and professional driver named Ann Marie, in a Mercedes "Land Yacht." She was knowledgeable and engaging throughout the quick drive to the marina and made a pit stop to show us a magnificent sculpture of a humpback whale. The transition from the Mercedes to the yacht was effortless. Our captain and naturalist were absolutely superb. We started seeing whale spouts as soon as we took off from the marina. Being amongst the whales was an experience we will never take for granted. My favorite moment was watching a mom with her calf lunge feeding, showing off their pectoral fins, and swimming closely amongst the surface. It seemed like she was showing her calf the ways of the water, and I am so grateful to have witnessed it. We saw many more playful humpbacks making their way along the water as well as several groups of seals. Inside of the yacht we had a vast selection of sodas, beers, wine, champagne, water, etc. ALT even set up a beautiful charcuterie board with a delicious local fish spread. ALT knew that it was my father-in-law's birthday trip and they absolutely personalized the experience for him. I cannot recommend booking an excursion with ALT enough, especially the private experience option!!! Being amongst my family, on a beautiful yacht, with extremely knowledgeable people who are passionate about their careers FAR surpasses being on a boat with 100 strangers, fighting to get a good view of the whales. Just book the excursion. You're already making it to Alaska, something most people do not have the opportunity of doing - make the trip the most memorable version it could be by going on this tour. Pro tip: bring binoculars!!!
          Written 9 June 2023
        • doctorpoff
          0 contributions
          Excellent private experience
          Courteous and helpful in all interactions. We were met at our hotel and driven to the boat. After a courteous briefing by the Captain and first mate we took off and had phenomenal experiences viewing Orcas (rare in these waters) and humpbacks. Throw in some seals for good measure. Great food, very safe, very comfortable. They had extra things for our kids to do, very thoughtful. We will do this again.
          Written 24 May 2023
        • shrubs2022
          0 contributions
          The best Whale watching charter in Alaska
          from the pick up time to the drop off was just a absolute perfect day .. the staff were so attentive to every want or need .. the yacht was a beauty in every respect .. the whales were all around us all day long as we did a double trip ..our second adventure with Alaska Luxury Tours and we are planning for next year ...Dave
          Written 25 September 2022
        • wendyrose2022
          0 contributions
          Outstanding Teamwork and Amazing Whales!
          How can I begin to explain our wonderful 1/2 day excursion? Perhaps teamwork best suits as the crew obviously believes in teamwork and you can see that they not only love what they do, but like who they work with. Both were our mammal and wildlife spotters and helped us truly enjoy our experience. We saw many animals as well as Momma and Baby whales, it was a delightful time. I only wish we had booked a longer tour as I could have stayed in that beautiful, clean and well appointed boat for much, much longer!
          Written 21 September 2022
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        Toni T
        Warrenton, MO3 contributions
        Jul 2021
        My 78 year old mom and I took this excursion as part of our Carnival Miracle Alaska Cruise. It completely exceeded our expectations. The transportation staff from the excursion was so warm and informative about the area. We had a few photo ops for the Mendelhall Glacier, saw hundreds of bald eagles, stopped to see the fish ladder, etc. This driver was amazing! The boat was beautiful and the driver and naturalist were just as lovely. We learned so much about the whales. We were fortunate enough to see Orca whales that were traveling as well as many humpback whales. Our naturalist was well acquainted with the whale names and had pictures of the tails to prove it. The boat had perfect treats and drinks. Loved the onboard bathroom. Everyone had access to binoculars and photo opporunities galore. I highly recommend this trip for an adventure of a lifetime, the price is worth every penny.
        Written 17 August 2021
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        Allison
        Atlanta, GA2 contributions
        We had a family of 6. We booked from a cruise ship. The most expensive of all excursions, but boat was great. Driver that picked us up was nice and knowledgeable. Naturalist that was on board, Meghan was knowledgeable and was great. The captain, Taylor, however, was awful. Hardly said a word, did not engage with us at all and was on her phone most of the time. She couldn’t have cared less if we saw whales or not. We did see some whales, but we were VERY far away. We didn’t move from one area. She was very uninterested. When you pay $2700 for 2.5 hours, I guess we expected more. Meghan was great, very helpful, very personable and loves whales. Also, we came back to the dock 20 minutes early. When you’re paying $2700 for an excursion, we wanted to be watching whales every minute we could. We got back early (10:10) , we had to wait another 30 minutes (10:45) for the driver to pick us up. So actually out of a 4 hour excursion, you only get 2.5 hours on the boat, and only 2 hours out of that watching the whales.
        After reading other reviews, apparently most excursions from this company are great. But the crew can make it break it. Our captain was not in the league as the other captains. So if you book this, make sure your get one of the other ones that were mentioned.
        Written 12 June 2022
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        J A
        Saint Louis, MO3 contributions
        Jun 2022 • Family
        What an incredible experience! The whales were really putting on a show for us. And Lilli kept the bubbles flowing while sharing her extensive knowledge about the whales we were seeing. The boats were beautiful and comfortable and our captain Ben shared so much about what we were seeing. Also, the charcuterie was fantastic! We couldn’t have asked for a better excursion! Don’t miss this in Juneau!!!
        Written 23 June 2022
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        Melissa C
        Indianapolis, IN27 contributions
        Aug 2022
        We recently returned from an Alaskan cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line. On a vacation that EVERYTHING seemed magical, this tour topped them all. It was a rainy day, but the Captain and Naturalist bent over backwards to make sure we were comfortable. The refreshments were delightful. Best of all, we saw so many whales with the most amazing view. The size of the yacht makes it possible for them to be nimble, so they could maneuver into great positions. The Captain noticed our 12 year old son was a bit bored - as preteens can be on family vacations. The Captain singled him out to come teach him about driving the yacht. My son is still talking about it. It was perfection. We are going to add Alaska to our vacation rotation and we will NEVER go back withotu Alaska Luxury Tours. Worth every single penny.
        Written 12 September 2022
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        Jonathan M
        2 contributions
        Jul 2022 • Family
        Shannon and Jacob the great did a fantastic job and gave us an experience of a lifetime. We saw in total 11 whales with whales acting in different manners. We were even able to see a cub jump out of the water several times. Not only that they were extremely insights and knowledge about the whales and answered all the questions asked to them. An amazing experience.
        Written 27 July 2022
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        Amber L
        1 contribution
        Jun 2023
        This was our second time doing the luxury whale watching excursion - that's how fabulous it is! We booked through our cruise line the first time and booked direct with Alaska Luxury Tours the second time. This trip we were celebrating my dad's 70th birthday so I contacted the team to see if there was anything they could do to make it feel more like a birthday celebration. Their "dream weaver" Jamie spent 30 minutes on a phone call with me asking all about my dad and what he liked and didn't like and brainstorming ways to make it special for him. When we got on the boat, the team had decorated the boat (including a Happy Birthday sign), they had a cake with #70 candles, they had 70th birthday plates, and they put together a little gift. It was so beyond thoughtful and special. They really went the extra mile for us. In addition to the birthday festivities, the naturalist Kelly was so knowledgeable and friendly and spent lots of time with our 7 year old answering questions. Our captain, Sarah, was patient and respectful (to us and the wildlife). We just really had the best time - not to mention we saw lots of whales. There really is no other way to see whales in Alaska than with Alaska Luxury Tours.
        Written 5 July 2023
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        ElleMillerSC109
        Columbia, SC30 contributions
        May 2023 • Friends
        We chose this luxury whale watching tour over a large group tour from the cruise ship. What an excellent choice on our part! From the meeting and pick up at the cruise ship dock everything was superb. Carter met us at our ship exactly on time, driving a luxury Mercedes van and the short drive from the dock to the yacht was filled with fascinating information about Juneau and the area around us. We even had a few extra minutes to stop and take some pictures of the Mendenhall Glacier that could be seen on the ride to the marina. Once we arrived at the yacht it was first class everything. Lisa and Sergio were our naturalist and captain aboard the Apex. So comfortable for all 8 of us, snacks and drinks were waiting on us. As we headed out we saw our first whale within the first 15 minutes and the rest of the day proved just as exicting. We spotted a "mama and baby" along with ours. Our group was beyond excited with the trip and it was well worth every penny to take the Luxury Tour for all the wonderful memories we made. Definitely a highlight of our entire Alaskan visit.
        Written 30 May 2023
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        HGigi
        Sarasota, FL6 contributions
        Awesome from start to finish! Picked up at cruise ship pier in a luxury Mercedes-Benz sprinter. Greeted by Sergio and Ryan at pier and boarded a luxury yacht with a charcuterie board, snacks and cocktails waiting for us. Captain Sergio and mate Ryan were outstanding! Many whale sightings, Eagle’s, and ended with a triple tail whale sighting. Highly recommend Alaska Luxury Tours⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
        Written 4 September 2022
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        TravelTheWorld303242
        Denver, CO88 contributions
        Sept 2023 • Family
        We did a whale watching tour with Alex and Sergio and had an amazing time! The driver who picked us up from our cruise ship was knowledgeable and helpful. We got to the boat and were greeted by Alex and Sergio. They were friendly, helpful and made sure we saw many whales!!! We even saw a mom and baby whale.
        Alex played with one of our toddlers and showed him the different parts of the boat. He still talks about how much fun he had.
        An excellent tour. I am so glad we booked directly with Alaska Luxury Tours instead of through the cruise ship. I would highly recommend.
        Written 23 September 2023
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        Kerri V
        New York City, NY2 contributions
        Jun 2022
        This tour was the absolute highlight of our Alaska Cruise. We booked this tour through our cruise line's excursions and it totally exceeded our expectations. Our shuttle driver, Carter, was full of information and facts about Juneau and the Mendenhall Glacier. He was such a pleasure to meet. When we boarded the yacht it was stocked with drinks, and the snacks-especially the salmon dip-were delicious! Our family was 8 people so we were lucky enough to have Captain Ben and guide Ryan all to ourselves. They were super informative and so much fun! We learned so much, saw many whales and some sea lions, and even a bald eagle on the lightpost at the dock! We cannot recommend Alaska Luxury Tours enough for their hospitality, professionalism and amazing service. Truly a once in a lifetime experience we will never forget.
        Written 6 July 2022
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