Many people are drawn to Alaska for its whale watching and the most commonly seen whales are the humpback and orcas. Although you don’t actually have to set foot on a boat to see these magnificent creatures, as you can catch glimpses of them from the shore, the best view will always be from the sea.
Visitors can see Humpbacks within a few minutes of the port of Auke Bay, so it's a must-do activity for those heading to Alaska on a superyacht. It is harder to guarantee sightings of orcas, but they are known for congregating off Juneau, and the inside passage is where you are most likely to find them. Juneau itself is a nature-lover's paradise with more miles of hiking trails than road.