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Whales & Glaciers:  Citizen Science Adventure
Destination: Alaska

Port/City: Juneau, Alaska

Activity Type:
Sightseeing and/or City Tours | Adventure Tours | Beach and/or Water-Related Activities | Wilderness & Wildlife Tours

Approximate Duration:
5 hour(s)

Prices starting from:
*196.00 USD (Adult)
*105.00 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)
     

Restrictions:  N/A



Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your Shore Excursions on board; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your tour director on the land portion of your Cruisetour.

*Prices shown above are representative. Dates, times, and prices are subject to change and may not be available for your sailing. To purchase a Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursion, you must already have a reservation number for a cruise and have made a payment towards that reservation. Shore Excursions must be purchased in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program and may be subject to change without notice. All monetary exchanges onboard are processed in U.S. Dollars directly to your SeaPass® onboard charge account unless otherwise specified.
Shore Excursions
Alaska's Whales & Science Adventure - JU70

Want to know the science behind the scenery in the wilds of Alaska? Give a little something back to the environment on this small group adventure (limited to 20 guests). You'll enjoy an engaging wilderness tour while supporting area research programs on this hands-on science based excursion to Alaska's renowned Stephens Passage and the Mendenhall Glacier. A $100 cash refund is provided by the tour operator for all guests at the conclusion of the tour if whales are not sighted/observed on the trip.
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This exclusive wildlife and research tour guarantees whale sightings/observations.  You will play a significant role in a monitored citizen science program while viewing the likes of whales, seals, porpoise, sea lions and sea birds in their natural habitat.  Get hands on experience collecting water samples, trawling for plankton and recording whale behaviors. Your specialized science guide is there to share the current understanding of what these animal behaviors mean. All observational data-logging will improve scientists' understanding of the local food chain and other environmental variables that affect marine populations.

Your trip begins with a project debriefing from your trip leader en route to view the Mendenhall Glacier. Here you will participate in studies by either gathering baseline data that enables scientists to study the effects of climate change on the life-cycle of plants, or monitoring the water quality of the Steep Creek watershed.  Both activities are particularly interesting in an area that is visually impacted by the effects of a changing climate and a receding glacier. Next, you will board a custom-built safari vessel that provides a comfortable cabin, a low to the water vantage, and an open bow and stern - perfect for wildlife observations.  As a citizen science observer, you will work to identify, track and record the behaviors and environs pertaining to a variety of marine mammals including humpback whales. In addition to this one-of-a-kind tour experience, you will also have the satisfaction of knowing your efforts made a contribution towards safeguarding and deepening the understanding of both the delicate marine and glacial environments of Southeast Alaska.


Each person will receive a $100 cash refund from the tour operator at the conclusion of the tour if a whale is not sighted on the trip. Group size is limited to ensure a comfortable and interactive atmosphere. Guests must be of age and ability to walk approximately 0.5 miles on a level, paved path, and be on their feet for about 1.25 hours.  Sturdy shoes suitable for an easy walk, layers of warm clothing and rain gear are recommended; rain ponchos are provided.  Bottled water and a snack pack are provided.  This tour operates in all weather conditions.  All guests on this excursion are eligible to enter to win cash prizes in the tour operator's annual Capture Juneau Photo Contest.


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