Photo of the Day – Whale Watching in Juneau, Alaska

Humpback Whale Watching in Juneau Alaska

On my quick trip to Juneau last week I had some time to take in one of my favorite outdoor activities, whale watching!

I’ve been lucky enough to see whales in Maui, Cabo, and even Antarctica on my travels but this was my first opportunity to see them in action in Alaskan waters.

The prime months for whale watching in Juneau are May through September so the whale sightings on my 2-hour trip were plentiful. In fact, at times there were so many we hardly knew where to look!

The stars of the show in the waters surrounding Juneau are definitely the humpback whales (like the one in this photo known as “Spot” by our Captain).

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Humpback Whale Watching in Juneau Alaska
Humpback whale watching in Juneau, Alaska

Though playful orcas do occasionally make an appearance in the area, humpback whales are found in abundance through the summer months.

While out on any whale watching trip in Juneau, you’re also likely to spot a myriad of Alaskan wildlife like bald eagles, sea lions, seals, and even black bears on the shores nearby – not to mention a glacier or two.

Juneau is a great town to visit on an Alaskan cruise but if you can spend a few days there’s so much more to see!


  1. Pat Stilwell says:

    Who or what company too you out on the whale watching tour? My husband and I are going to be there on a cruise and the cruise line’s chartered trip in Juneau was all booked and I was told that Juneau is the best time to take a whale watching tour. We will be there the first of May. Can you give me a name to go with. Thanks, Pat Stilwell

    1. Hi Pat! We went with a company called Harv & Marv’s and they were terrific. The boat was great and our guide was excellent, I would definitely recommend them. And yes, Juneau is the perfect place for a whale-watching trip! Here’s a link to their website:

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