Adventure Awaits


To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.

- John Muir

“In every walk (adventure) with nature,

one receives far more than one seeks.”

- John Muir 

Juneau Alaska Whale Watching

Our Mission


Alaska Humpback Adventures exists to give honor to God by providing a safe, personal, and authentic Alaskan whale watching experience. We are committed to giving our guests a unique tour with genuine individual attention, while sharing the spectacular beauty and wonder within and around the waters of Juneau, Alaska.

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Our Tours


We offer a three hour whale watch tour, (three hours on the water) sells for $165 per person. Group rates available for parties of 4 - 6 people.​​

  • Tour includes transportation.

  • Total time, including transportation,  is approximately four hours

Custom tours and extended time on the water are available.

Please contact for details.


Captain Steve on our vessel, Merlin 


Boat Merlin with orca killer whale
Our Vessel

Enjoy your Juneau whale watching tour from the comfort of our fully enclosed,

26' Hewescraft. 
On board we have complimentary drinks and snacks, walk-through bow, large back deck and a fully functioning marine bathroom. 

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Olmstead Family




Alaska Humpback Adventures is operated and locally owned by the Olmstead Family. We are passionate about whales, wildlife and people.  My wife, Janet, and I have been married for 31 years. We have seven children and two grandchildren. Three of our children are Alaskan Native Tlingit Indians (Our logo is in honor of the Native people of Southeast Alaska). We currently live off-grid on a remote island nine miles from Auke Bay, where your Juneau whale tour begins. Janet moved to Juneau, Alaska in 1965 with her parents and nine siblings.  Her love for God and Alaska captured my heart! We hope to have the opportunity to share with you our love and joy for this amazing place we call home.

I have boated for over 45 years, 31 of those in the waters of Southeast Alaska. I earned my 50 ton license through the United States Coast Guard in 2007. For many years, I have been known as “Captain Steve” of Harv and Marv's Outback Alaska. While it has been an honor to work for Harv and Marv's, Janet and I believe it is time to offer our own personalized and unique whale watching experience.

In the safety and comfort of our 26’ Hewescraft, six-passenger boat, we explore the protected waters near Juneau and discover the spectacular beauty, abundant wildlife, and inspiring wonder of one of the most majestic and graceful creatures on this planet, humpback whales.  Our desire is to offer a Juneau whale watching experience that is fun, safe, and exciting, as well as enriching and educational, providing memories of a lifetime! We operate with great care and respect for the whales and other wildlife we are privileged to encounter.

Keeping our whale watching tours to a maximum of six people allows us to provide personalized and individual care. With comfortable seating just feet from the captain, your questions will be heard and answered, and we will do our best to accommodate your sightseeing goals. We offer a 100% whale guarantee – or your money back!

Have questions or ready to book?

Please contact us via email: or phone: 907-209-7005.

Thank you for considering Alaska Humpback Adventures!

God bless you,

Captain Steve Olmstead

“Blessed is the one whose help is in the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord, who made heaven and earth,

the sea, and all that is in them,
who keeps faith forever.” (Psalm 146:5-6)


Picture of captian Steve Olmstead


P.O. Box 210341

Auke Bay, AK 99821


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