Juneau Lighthouse Tours
Alaska’s Only Lighthouse and Whale Watching Adventure
Sentinel Lighthouse Is Part of Alaska History
Sentinel Island Lighthouse is conveniently located squarely in the middle of some of our most productive whale watching spots around Juneau.
Juneau, Alaska, is home to some of the world’s most fantastic viewing of humpback whales! Our captains and naturalists are the best in the business and have a 100% whale sighting success. The humpback whale is a baleen whale, and one of the largest members of the rorqual family. Adult females average 49 ft (15m) in length and weigh approximately 35 tons, with adult males being slightly smaller.
Adult male killer whales in the North Pacific may grow to a length of approximately 27 feet (8.2 m), whereas females grow to an average length of about 23 feet (7 m). Adult males may weigh almost twice as much as females, up to 13,300 pounds (6,000 kilograms). Killer whales are predominantly black in color with large white patches under the jaw and above and behind each eye.
Auke Bay and Gastineau Channel provide a myriad of wildlife viewing opportunities. The Don Statter Harbor, 12 miles from downtown at the intersection of the Back Loop Road and Glacier Highway, is a good place to look for harbor seals and bald eagles, with sea lions frequenting the area. The harbor is the departure point for many whale watching cruises. Harbor porpoise and other marine mammals and sea birds are frequently seen on trips to and from Auke Bay.
50-foot Custom whale watching boat from ACI, in Port Townsend, WA in 2022. Quad 300 hp Mercury SeaPro V8 outboards, up to 49 passengers
30-foot Custom Bentz Whale Watching Boat, Twin 250 hp Mercury Verado 4 stroke outboards, up to 13 passengers.
34-foot Custom WorkSkiff Whale Watching Boat, Twin 300 hp Mercury Verado 4 stroke outboards, up to 18 passengers.
P.O. Box 32825
Juneau, AK 99803
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