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Old 02-12-2013, 10:00 AM   #871
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Our Harv and Marv is super early- I can't remember exactly- but 7:15/7:30 sounds right. They had another pick up time, but I can't remember it- maybe 10?
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:46 PM   #872
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Whale watching - only in Juneau?

Are there any good places for whale watching besides Juneau? We are wanting to do the 5 Glacier Seaplane Discovery at Taku Glacier Lodge, but I also would really like to do a whale watching tour somewhere. Or, do you see enough whales on the ship that you really don't feel the need to do a separate whale watching tour? Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:03 AM   #873
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We are trying to decide whether to spend the $$$ on a plane/glacier/dog sled excursion with DD's 6 and 8. Everyone who went says it was amazing. I'm wondering if folks who skipped it wished they had done it. Thanks in advance!!
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We are trying to decide whether to spend the $$$ on a plane/glacier/dog sled excursion with DD's 6 and 8. Everyone who went says it was amazing. I'm wondering if folks who skipped it wished they had done it. Thanks in advance!!
After doing that excursion, if we had missed it and heard someone talking about I would have been very upset to not have done it. It's a pricey excursion, but one that the memories will last a lifetime and you will have a blast.

eta - our's was by helicopter not plane
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After doing that excursion, if we had missed it and heard someone talking about I would have been very upset to not have done it. It's a pricey excursion, but one that the memories will last a lifetime and you will have a blast.

eta - our's was by helicopter not plane
How much is this excursion per person?
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How much is this excursion per person?
It was part of our ABD add-on, but you can find the pricing on DCL's website.
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It was part of our ABD add-on, but you can find the pricing on DCL's website.
Oh I was wondering if people had done this outside of Disney and if it was cheaper. Thank though!
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Oh I was wondering if people had done this outside of Disney and if it was cheaper. Thank though!
I believe this is the company that our tour was booked thru: http://www.alaskahelimush.com/


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As mentioned previously, we hope to go with Harv & Marv for whale watching - does anyone know what time(s) their tours run?
We're going with Harv and Marv and were given the choice of 7 something or 10 something.
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We're going with Harv and Marv and were given the choice of 7 something or 10 something.
It do ends on you day, size of party and what they have available. If you email them, hey are quite quick in responding
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I believe this is the company that our tour was booked thru: http://www.alaskahelimush.com/

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Just for the flight and dog experience it's $504/pp right now. Thanks for the link!
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After doing that excursion, if we had missed it and heard someone talking about I would have been very upset to not have done it. It's a pricey excursion, but one that the memories will last a lifetime and you will have a blast.

eta - our's was by helicopter not plane
Thanks for the advice...that's what I figured!
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Taku lodge vs whale watch

We did the taku lodge float plane tour. It was well worth the money and we had a wonderful time. Take lots of mosquito spray and believe the proprietor about where the bears are sighted. We went on a bear hunt the minute we were finished with lunch, only to find the bears in the front yard of the lodge 40 minutes later. You don't get to walk on the glacier, but the view over is incredible. I even got to be the copilot!

On the topic of whales-we saw dahls porpoise (look like mini orcas) and orcas from the ship several times. We did not see humpbacks, but it was not quite humpback season either. I don't know if anyone on our trip saw them.
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We did the taku lodge float plane tour. It was well worth the money and we had a wonderful time. Take lots of mosquito spray and believe the proprietor about where the bears are sighted. We went on a bear hunt the minute we were finished with lunch, only to find the bears in the front yard of the lodge 40 minutes later. You don't get to walk on the glacier, but the view over is incredible. I even got to be the copilot!

On the topic of whales-we saw dahls porpoise (look like mini orcas) and orcas from the ship several times. We did not see humpbacks, but it was not quite humpback season either. I don't know if anyone on our trip saw them.

Thank you! That is helpful!
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