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The Juneau Experience Tour

NOW OFFERING 2 DIFFERENT TOURS!!

July 10th-16th 2020 (Whales/Tracy Arms)

July 16th-22nd 2020 (Whales/bear viewing)

We only take 4 people each tour! Your own private boat for 3 full eight hour days! (Optional 4th day out on the private boat)

This tour is for intermediate to advanced wildlife photographers! You must have a good familiarity with your camera and gear. You will need to know where your settings are how to change them. I will give you the tools to work with, and help you to apply them to achieve the quality of image you hoped for. In order for this to work, you should bring the recommended gear and listen to the advice given and be able to change fast out in the field.

With Wild Compass Tours, our whale viewing isn't a few hours, it is 8 or more hours each day. Our captain is in touch with all other boats, so we have the most up to date locations of where the action is happening.

 

 

Your Lodging

All guests will stay at a B and B outside Juneau. The B&B has wireless internet and a stand alone computer if needed. All rooms have a small refrigerator, private bathroom and laundry if needed. The breakfast is a help yourself continental style that consists of fresh fruit, cereal, muffins, pastries and coffee.

 

I can guarantee you whales, I can not ever predict what they may be doing. I do not guarantee bubble net feeds or

breaching.

 

 

 

 

Lunch will be provided on the boat, if you have special dietary needs, please let us know before the tour starts. Please note: we are on the boat for 8 hours each day and there is NO smoking allowed on board!

I will be offering 2 different options for the Juneau tour this year. One will offer the all day float plane and guided trip, out to the bears, and one will offer the Tracy Arms Fjord trip.

For the Tracy Arms Fjord, it is an all day boat trip out to the glacier and back, showing you the amazing beauty of Alaska. You will see icebergs, glaciers, scenic wonders and, we have seen on the trip sometimes, black bear, grizzly bear, whales, orca, eagles and plenty of harbor seals.

For the bear viewing, price includes, the permit, a professional guide as well as myself, float plane ride to and from the island. It is an 8 hour day.

There have been more orca sightings the last few years during the tours.

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Some days are action packed and some days can be quiet with

action popping up later, please bring patience with you.

For the extra 4th day on the boat, all guests have to agree to split the cost. If 3 want to go and the 4th doesn't want to go, then we decide the best course of action. I will say, that many times, that 4th day is the best! If we get shut down a day for bad weather, and have opted for the additional day, I use that day as the bad weather day, and move our 3rd day to when the additional day would be.

I will send you a list after receiving your payment. I cover, what to wear, pack, gear suggestions, what to expect and more.

This is a photographic tour and while I help with equipment and settings, you must have good knowledge of your camera. The action sometimes goes down fast! I do recommend equipment that might help you achieve the images you desire.

-PLEASE NOTE!!! The seas, on occasion, can be quite rough and the boat ride can be rough as well. If you have any spine or neck injuries, this is not a tour for you. If you are easily prone to sea sickness, you might want to rethink the trip.

Terms & Conditions About Wild Compass Tours

Price for the 2020 Experience is $3,915.00 FOR THE WHALES/TRACY ARMS TOUR

Price for the 2020 Experience is $4,650.00 FOR THE WHALES/BEAR VIEWING TOUR

Per person-non sharing, you can have your own room.

See Terms and conditions for deposits and payment schedule.

VIEW OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS HERE

Please note, We reserve the right to decline your deposit if we feel you aren't able to meet the physical requirements of the trip!

INCLUDED IN THE COST

Lodging for the 6 days you are in Juneau

  • Transportation to and from town/boats/tours
  • 3 days of 8 plus hours & guide on a private boat, (tour members and captain only) lunch is included.
  • plus visits eagles and/or the fish hatchery experience. ( Or you can take one of the optional tours listed below at extra cost)
  • Transportation to and from the airport, the marina, and downtown Juneau.
  • Transportation to meals
  • Help with settings, shutter speeds, metering and any other questions.
  • Fact sheets on how to dress, what to expect, best equipment, keeping dry and more.
  • All day cruise to Tracy Arms Fjord, (if you chose that)
  • Float plane, permit, professional bear guide and all day bear viewing if you choose that trip

Not covered in the pricing

  • All other meals.
  • EXTRA DAY OUT ON THE BOAT
  • Airfare to and from Juneau.
  • Additional tours/excursions
  • Tips/gratuity for captain and crew if you enjoyed their service

 

Itinerary

Itinerary for the Juneau Experience Tour July 10th-16th 2020

 

& July 16th -July 22nd 2020

 

July 10th & July 16th 2020
Arrive in Juneau. You will be taken to the B&B to drop off your luggage. Then to downtown Juneau for a bit of sightseeing, shopping and dinner.
 
July 11th & July 17th Whale/wildlife
photographing on a private boat 8 hours Also after the boat, we go down to view the eagles fighting over the salmon . Dinner in town
 
July 12th & July 18th. Whale/ Tracy Arms
The tour on the 12th, will go to Tracy Arms, the tour on the 18th will be out photographing whales private boat 8 hours
jumping whale in alaska
 
 
 
July 13th tour will be Whales this day & July 19th will do bear viewing
 
 
July 14th & July 20th
Whale/wildlife photographing on a private boat 8 hours Also after the boat, there are other activities to experience
 
July 15th & July 21st- (optional 4th day out on the water with the whales, an extra cost per person)
 
For those of you that want a bit more, as in glacier hiking, landing on a glacier, ice caves and more, we can recommend the tour group to take you. This cost is not covered in your payment.
 
July 16th - July 22nd 2020
Depart Juneau -unless you are staying on for other activities.
Then you must book your own lodging.
On the wing

 

Bring a big lens, a small attitude and an open mind!

Shayne McGuire

 

Tour schedule 2020

TOUR 1 7/10-7/16

710- ARRIVE IN JUNEAU

7/11 ALL DAY WHALES

7/12 TRACY ARMS FJORD

7/13 WHALES

7/14 WHALES

7/15/- OPTIONAL DAY WHALES NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE

 

TOUR 2

JULY 16TH -22ND

7/16 ARRIVE IN JUNEAU

7/17 WHALES

7/18 WHALES

7/19 BEAR VIEWING

7/20 WHALES

7/21 -OPITIONAL DAY WITH WHALES NOT COVERED IN TOUR PRICE

 

 

 
 
 
 
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