Juneau, Alaska, US
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Approximately 5 Hours
Capture everything from glaciers to whales on this excursion that features a professional naturalist photography guide. Whale sightings are guaranteed. Step off the beaten track and explore the hidden places on this specialty tour, tailored to engage photo enthusiasts of all levels.
Your small group (limited to 14 participants) will travel in a media-equipped shuttle bus and cruise aboard a custom-built safari vessel. Throughout the tour, your guide provides expert interpretation while also sharing tips and techniques to enhance your images. By land, you'll visit the Mendenhall Glacier area and walk along a secluded rain forest trail. This gentle path leads to beaver dams, salmon streams and remarkable glacier panoramas -- sites to inspire your creative photography.
Learn about the glacier's route over the last 100 years with historical images to compare with the landscape of today. By sea, board a covered safari vessel for an unforgettable journey through the pristine waters of Stephens Passage. Large panel windows open to give you unrestricted views, while your captain skillfully maneuvers to give you the best angle on the shot. This excursion has never had a trip without a star-studded cast -- often including humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, harbor seals, porcupines, eagles, salmon or even black bears. See more of Alaska's natural wonders as you strive to capture that 'magical moment' in the medium that is worth a thousand words.
Please note: The operators of this tour guarantee that a whale will be sighted on this excursion. If not, you will receive a $100 cash refund from the tour operator at the conclusion of the tour. Other wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Group size is limited to ensure a comfortable and interactive atmosphere. Participants must be willing and able to walk approximately ¾ of a mile on a paved path and mostly level, improved gravel trail. The 34-foot safari vessel is based on a stable US Coast Guard design and equipped with a comfortable covered cabin, an open bow, perimeter seating and a marine head. Each guest receives a passcode for an online photography tutorial, a slideshow, historical images and printable tip sheet. Rain ponchos, umbrellas, camera towels, monopod walking sticks, bottled water and a snack pack are included. Infants up to and including the day prior to their second birthday can be considered a lap child and may participate at no cost. If you are traveling with an infant, please notify the shore excursions staff once onboard the ship. This tour operates in all weather conditions. All tour participants on this excursion are eligible to enter to win cash and prizes in the tour operator's Capture Juneau Photo Contest. Waiver must be signed and medical conditions disclosed.