Alaska Inside Passage & Cruise, August 2015 Part 1
Alaska Inside Passage & Cruise, August 2015 Part 3 - Skagway

Alaska Inside Passage & Cruise, August 2015 Part 2 - Juneau

For Part One see here.

After a day of sea we docked at our first port - Juneau.


For each of our ports of call, we booked a shore excursion. We had a total of four shore excursions. We booked 2 of the shore excursions independently of the cruise line, based on reviews we found on Cruise Critic forums, and Trip Advisor. The other 2 shore excursions we booked through the cruise line.

We found Harv & Marv Whale Watching on Trip Advisor. We booked and paid for the trip prior to our arrival. We were met at the dock by Tony, and then escorted to our bus. Our bus driver Jack, gave us some interesting commentary while we drove through Juneau to Auke Bay. We boarded our boat at Auke Bay. We only had 2 other couples on our boat. It was really great having such a small group. Capt. Liz was very informative and professional. Free snacks and sodas were offered.


This is us on Capt Liz' boat with Mendenhall Glacier in the background.




Our boat was spacious, but it was nice just having a small group.


We saw these sleepy seals...


It was beautiful on the ocean.


And we saw Humpback whales surfacing and blowing, and diving. There was a female, with a calf. It was amazing to hear the sound of the whale blowing.

We had this whale surface quite close to our boat. Beautiful!


And we saw tail...


And there is nothing more amazing than the sound of the blow...


Before long we had to go back to the dock, and our wonderful whale watching was at an end.



After a wonderful whale watching, we headed back to Auke Bay. Driver Jack then took us to Mendenhall Glacier for a quick 15 minute stop. We really needed more time there.


Perhaps next time...