If you're lucky, you might see a humpback's enormous tail fluke.You'll also visit the Mendenhall Wetlands, a protected habitat teeming with more than 140 species of birds, nearly a dozen different mammals and an abundance of marine life.Against a backdrop of forested slopes, nearby peaks and the spectacular Mendenhall, you're on course for an informative and memorable tour of Fritz Cove.
For wildlife enthusiasts, whale watching cruises are readily available.
Juneau, Alaska owes much of its early history to successful gold mining operations in the region.
The city was named after gold prospector Joe Juneau and is nestled in a spectacular setting between Mount Juneau and the Gastineau Channel.
Along the way, your guide will satisfy your curiosity about local flora and fauna, and explain the history behind landmarks such as Smuggler's Cove.
But you'll get a sense for the experience that greeted the Aleut Indians as they traveled these waters two centuries ago.