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Private Luxury Whale Watch

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US$2 599,00
per group (up to 8)
2 travellers
    What to Expect
    Your 4 hour private adventure begins with a personal greeting at your ship/hotel (you will receive a text upon our arrival). Our time together has been carefully designed to ensure you experience the very best Alaska's capital city and the inside passage has to offer.

    Cruise into the pristine waters off Auke Bay in a whale-watching yacht that combines pure luxury with the opportunity to spot humpback whales breaching the water’s surface.

    After departing from the pier in a private Mercedes Sprinter, you will head toward Auke Bay and board the only whale-watching yacht in Alaska. You can expect a first-class experience the entire time, as this excursion offers the most luxurious means possible to view nature.

    As you cruise into the surrounding waters, be sure to scan the shoreline for harbor seals, Stellar sea lions and bears. Don’t forget to look up, as bald eagles are frequently spotted soaring overhead and in the trees along the coast. A naturalist will accompany you on the yacht, so feel free to ask questions about the wildlife and marine animals.

    Of course, humpback whales are the star attractions. You may see these majestic creatures breaching the water’s surface, waving their flukes up and down as they dive, and feeding voraciously to fatten up for their winter migration south.

    You might even spot them bubble-net feeding, a unique technique in which several whales swim in an ever-shrinking circle while blowing bubbles below a school of fish. The bubbles force the fish upwards and cluster them into a column, presenting the perfect opportunity for the whales to gorge themselves. It’s a mesmerizing sight you will not soon forget.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    • 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
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Infant seats available
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • 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
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This is a fabulous tour and the transport bus is super lush and comfortable! The naturalist and the boat captain were very knowledgeable and funny. They provide drinks and a charcuterie tray. It was amazing to see these animals! The mamma and the baby playing in the bay was a
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    Emma and Jeremiah were the best! Emma is a true professional that loves what she does. Her excitement for whales is energizing! We were fortunate to see 6-7 whales on our trip. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. Book the excursion, you will not be disappointed. It felt
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    We recently were on a Celebrity Cruise and booked Alaska Luxury Tours for our whale watching experience in Juneau. I could not be happier that we chose to go whale watching with these guys! We really wanted to have an elevated experience for a special birthday we were
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    Response from akluxtours, Manager at Private Luxury Whale Watch
    Responded 16 Aug 2019
    Thank you for the support and for joining us! We love hearing this!!! Come back again!
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    Let’s just start by saying the crew was fantastic! From Emma who picked us up, to Jeremiah the captain, and Margie the naturalist on board, they were all top notch...and fun! We’ve been on a lot of tours in the past where the crew aren’t really loving their jobs, but that’s NOT
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    Response from akluxtours, Manager at Private Luxury Whale Watch
    Responded 16 Aug 2019
    This is so amazing! Emma, Margie and Jeremiah are amazing crew!! Thank you for the kind words I know they appreciate them!
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    Our group of 8 recently returned from our cruise to Alaska. A few months before we left, I reached out to Brent and he responded immediately to my inquiry to go direct through them vs. the cruise line. I personally would rather deal with the company itself than go through the
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    Response from akluxtours, Manager at Private Luxury Whale Watch
    Responded 16 Aug 2019
    This is amazing!!! Thank you so much! We are very fortunate to have Emma and Julia on the team!
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    About the operator
    By: Alaska Luxury Tours
    Robyn L
    Aspen, Colorado
    The guide who drove us to the boat was fantastic and let us stop at a scenic location for photos. The boat itself
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    Holly S
    This is a fabulous tour and the transport bus is super lush and comfortable! The naturalist and the boat captain
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    homa k
    Del Mar, California
    Incredible whale watching with an incredible crew!
    We have been on whale watching excursions all over including san diego, hawaii, and washington state. This was in
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    Shreveport, Louisiana
    Best whale watching ever!
    Our naturalist, Emma was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and informative. Very nice motor yacht, very comfortable.
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    O.M.G. The Orcas!
    This was a dream come true! Sergio and Shannon were the best team ever. Shannon literally almost came to tears
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    Great trip!
    Took the family out for a little whale watching. Had never been so decided to do a smaller boat that would be less
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    TJ H
    North Carolina
    Private Hike - Mendenhall Glacier
    We did a private hike - 4.5 miles on and off trail with my family. The tour was 1st class, from the time we got
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    Lovely afternoon
    The cabin cruiser was delightful and spending time on it just cruising the water probably would have been enough,
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    Clarkston, Michigan
    EXCELLENT, DELIGHTFUL, DELICIOUS. From the cruise ship dock to the Mercedes van ride to the 40-foot yacht and
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    Perth, Australia
    Whale watching
    Excellent tour . Service was first class and we got to see whales and orca . Wine and snacks were excellent .
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