Posted September 7th, 2013, 09:42 AM
So, I wanted to book my first choice company for my DD and myself while in Juneau when I found out they won't book kids under 13 unless you charter the whole boat. Just 2 of us, so I'm not doing that.
Any suggestions for whale watching tours in Alaska who take kids? She'll be 7, nearly 8. We'll be in Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Seward (not my first choice), and Icy Straight Point. Here I told her we'd go look for whales, and now I'm afraid that may not be an option.
We had a similar situation 6 years ago, and ended up finding a family on our roll call with a son (5) just a year older than my daughter (4) and we booked th boat together. It was a smaller boat and the tour was great! I know there's no guarantee that you can find someone to book with you, but it worked out well for us. The kids met early in the cruise at a meet and greet, and spent time together in the Fun Factory (Celebrity)!so they were comfortable with one another and kept each other occupied during the excursion.
Good luck, and have fun!
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