Alaska Galore Tours is a locally owned and operated tour business based in Juneau. Owners Louis Juergens and Jamie Letterman have over 30 years of combined experience in the tourism industry. We have experience and expertise in all aspects of fishing and whale watching for groups, families, individuals, and corporate needs.
Let us help you make the best of your travel experience to our home: The Last Frontier!
What we'll do
Juneau, Alaska is home to some of the world's most fantastic viewing of humpback whales!
Alaska Galore is your headquarters for planning Juneau whale watching tours. Watch whales away from the crowds on board one of our comfortable 6-18 passenger vessels. Book individually, or secure a whole vessel for a private party. Experience once-in-a-lifetime Juneau whale watching tours in Alaska.
Enjoy the awesome sightings of whales, glaciers, bears, and other mammals from our comfortable whale watching fleet. Depending on your group size, our vessels can comfortably carry up to 18 passengers. All vessels are equipped with a heated cabin and bathroom.
Our captains and naturalists are the best in the business and have a 100% whale sighting success rate since we started 12 years ago.
Our fleet includes 6 wonderful boats:
*M/V RipTide, a 32-foot Custom WorkSkiff whale watching boat with twin 300 hp Mercury Verado 4 stroke outboards and fits up to 14 passengers
*M/V Chilkat, a 34-foot Custom WorkSkiff whale watching boat with twin 300 hp Mercury Verado 4 stroke outboards and fits up to 18 passengers
*M/V OB-1, a 28-foot Custom Bolton whale watching boat with twin 150 hp Mercury 4 stroke outboards and fits up to 6 passengers
*M/V Alaskan, a 30-foot Custom Bentz whale watching boat with twin 250 hp Mercury Verado 4 stroke outboards and fits up to 13 passengers
*M/V Reel Magic, a 30-foot Custom Little Hoquiam whale watching and fishing boat with twin 300 hp Mercury Verado 4 stroke outboards and fits up to 6 passengers
*M/V Kaytos, a 30-foot Custom Aluminum Chambered whale watching and fishing boat with twin 250 hp Mercury Verado 4 stroke outboards and fits up to 12 passengers
What to expect / what's provided
*Duration: 3 hours
*Minimum booking: 4 adult passengers
*Boat fits up to 18 passengers
*Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are provided, typically consisting of granola/breakfast-style bars, chips, cookies, soft drinks and bottled water
*Heated cabin and bathrooms onboard
*Transportation to Auke Bay Harbor from downtown Juneau is provided and pre-arranged for you. It is about a 20-minute ride each way. Cruise ship docks are located in downtown Juneau. We will also provide transportation from/to most commercial accommodations/lodging (no B&Bs or private residences.)
*We recommend dressing in layers and suggest a t-shirt, sweatshirt, and a light jacket, as well as long pants and comfortable, soft-soled shoes – tennis shoes are fine.
Your tour is 100% refundable if you cancel at least 30 days before tour date. Refund may be subject to a 3% administrative fee if you request a check refund and your original payment was via credit card. Cancellations 15-29 days prior to your tour date will receive a 50% refund*. No refunds for no-shows or cancellations within 14 days of tour date. Refunds are generally processed immediately, however it gets very busy during the season and may take up to 14 days.
*No additional administrative fees for partial refunds.