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Wheelchair Accessible Whale Watching Tour in Juneau

This memorable accessible whale watching tour in Juneau gives you a front row seat to experience playful Alaskan wildlife. The tour gives you 3 hours on the water, soaking in the incredible mountain views and whale watching.

You will meet your boat within walking/rolling distance of the cruise dock* where you will use a ramp to enter the boat. Inside the boat, you will be able to navigate your wheelchair through the wide aisle. A designated space is available for you to position your wheelchair in the front of the boat to comfortably sit and right next to a big window. This means you won’t have people standing in front of you blocking your view.

On this accessible Alaska tour, lead by your knowledgeable captain and naturist, you will embark on an unforgettable search for whales in Favorite Channel, Stephens Passage, Lunn Canal and Saginaw Channel. You will be provided binoculars to better see the native animals here, which may include humpbacks, killer whales, harbor seals, Steller sea lions, bald eagles, black bears.

While onboard, you will enjoy refreshments including bottled water, coffee, hot chocolate and a small snack of locally caught Alaskan salmon spread on a fresh bagel. This is included in your tour cost.

 

The Wheelchair Accessible Whale Watching Tour in Juneau features:

  • An unforgettable search for whales in Favorite Channel, Stephens Passage, Lunn Canal and Saginaw Channel.
  • Binoculars to better see the humpbacks, killer whales, harbor seals, Steller sea lions, bald eagles and black bears.
  • Refreshments including bottled water, coffee, hot chocolate and a small snack of locally caught Alaskan salmon spread on a fresh bagel.
  • Memorable sightseeing and great photo opportunities of mountains and wildlife in Alaska!

 

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Tour Highlights

  • Firsthand whale watching
  • Boat with wheelchair ramp
  • Space to position a wheelchair next to the window
  • Alaskan wildlife
  • Scenic mountains
  • Refreshments and a snack

 

You can easily combine this accessible whale watching adventure with an accessible Glacier Helicopter tour – all in one day!

 

Accessibility Details

The Wheelchair Accessible Whale Watching Tour in Juneau has a 3 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because the tour does not require any walking or long distances to navigate. It did not receive a higher rating due to the fact that in order to enter the whale watching boat, wheelchair users will have to use a rather steep ramp to enter. You may need some assistance to navigate it. Inside the boat, you will be able to stay in your wheelchair as the pathways are wide (see photo on the right below). The wheelchair user must be able to transfer to a standard sedan.

*Please note we will need to know which dock you are arriving at before booking. If you are arriving at AJ Dock, you will need a taxi to take you to the primary cruise dock. 

The whale watching boat has an accessible restroom onboard (photo below on the left) as well as a designated viewing area for wheelchair users to sit right by the windows where one can easily watch the wildlife without worrying about people blocking the view (see photo on the right below)

On this tour you will enjoy incredible, up close views of Alaskan wildlife and beautiful mountains. These are not stock photos! These are actual photos taken by a wheelchair user on this boat tour.

 

Tour Details

Tour duration: 3 hours
Cost: $130 per person
Days of the week the tour is offered: 7 days a week
Meet-up time: Morning.
Dress code: None
Entrance tickets: Not necessary.
Cancellation policy: 80% refund with at least 7 days notice. No refund with at less than 7 days notice. Tours run rain or shine.
Not included: gratuities.

 

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