Allen Marine Tours
13391 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801
09/28/2006Provided by Citysearch -
This company operates boat tours in different Alaskan cities, but we enjoyed the Whale Watching & Wildlife Quest tour recently out of Juneau. Actually, the tour operates out of Auke Bay, about 14 miles from Juneau. The company is so confident in this tour that they have a $100 money back guarantee. In essence, they'll give you back $100 if you don't see a whale on this tour. Needless to say, I didn't get the $100, but did see a dozen different whales, the first ones not even 10 minutes out of Auke Bay. The boat had three levels from which you could view the wildlife, and I definitely took advantage of all three. Additionally, we spotted bald eagles, Stellar sea lions basking on a beach, and harbor seals. We never spotted a bear on the shore, but that just means I'll have to go back, I guess.
The staff aboard this vessel were extremely knowledgeable and helpful, our tour guide a marine biology graduate. She definitely knew her subject and was available to answer any number of questions from us, the tourists.
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Juneau area for a wildlife experience.