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Full day trips will originate and end at Auke Bay, about five miles from the Juneau airport, and ten miles from downtown Juneau. Other charters call eight hours a full day. The Top Dog wil be out for twelve hours if you have the time. Humpback whales are common within an hour of Juneau as they collect predictably where feed consistently appears. Orca or killer whales move in groups that travel large distances each day, making daily sightings on full day trips a 50/50 proposition. Seals, sea lions, eagles and sea birds are always around and provide excellent photo opportunities. Waters near Juneau are almost never rough during the summer, and there is an excellent prospect for great water and photo opportunities.
Three meals, snacks, soft drinks, coffee and tea are provided. Alcohol is not provided, although there is a liquor store at the harbor. Smoking is not permitted inside the boat, and nonmarking soles on your shoes is appreciated. The Top Dog has a comfortable flying bridge and a back deck for smoking and sightseeing.
The scenery is breathtaking, including three glaciers visible from the water. Bring plenty of film. A maximum of six passengers are allowed on these trips. See the rate page for costs. Discounts early and late season, for kids and early bookings.
It is possible to meet the boat in a different location for the trip. Whale watching is better further from Juneau and away from the crowds. A thirty minute flight to Hoonah is about $45.00. It is possible to fly over and back in one day, and still have time for a full day of whale watching. Large numbers of humpbacks collect within an hour of Hoonah. Point Adolphus is certainly one of the premier whale watching places anywhere.
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