Why choose us?

Jayleen's Alaska: Owned and Operated by women


All in the comfort of our custom six passenger vessels, our most popular tour, a 3 hour whale watch, sells for $165 total per person


Jayleen's Alaska is owned by Jayleen Bydlon, a lifelong Alaskan. Her main focus is on quality customer service in every aspect of her business.


If you have any questions or want to make a reservation, call, email or text at any time. Our goal is to respond in less than 24 hours.

Everyone on the Jayleen's Alaska team is committed to, not only the wildlife and Alaskan lifestyle, but also to top end customer service
Jayleen Bydlon

Jayleen Bydlon


Jayleen is 25 years old and has worked in the whale watching industry for the last 13 years. Learning the ropes of this trade at this young age inspired her to start a whale watching company that could not only be personalized and fun but also show the intimate side of Alaska that not many people get to see while visiting Juneau.

Personal testimonies from guests
Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith

Private Tours July 2017

Being a professional photographer, we can be a pretty demanding group…and picky! The days we spent with Jayleen will live in our minds forever and currently have me replacing my old whale photographs (which I thought were good) with the ones we just came back with. At one point, the whales were so close that our long lenses were beyond their minimum focus, so we just put our cameras down and watched in awe. And oh….Orcas on the way home. Perfect.
--Jeff Smith
Jeff also took the liberty of collaborating an amazing video from the photos taken on his Jayleen's Alaska tours, click the link below to enjoy:

Poch Ambrosio

Poch Ambrosio

Private Tour July 2016

An 8 – 16 person boat filled with people jockeying for a whale-viewing vantage point did not appeal, and when I found “Jayleen’s Alaska” through Google, it felt right. Six people max, with an option for a custom tour. Perfect. Captain Jayleen looks even younger in person than she does in her picture, and on learning her story, it’s easy to figure out why: the whales keep her and first mate Emily young and curious and ever-wondering at what these magnificent creatures will do next. As if it wasn’t exciting enough to listen to the humpbacks sing through the hydrophone, it’s infectious to watch them discover new whales sounds themselves – humpbacks, apparently, can moo! Whale-watching is an experience that’s best shared (as I did with my son, Josh) but can remain intensely personal. I’ve been wanting to see whales in their natural habitat my whole life, and to know you’re in their turf where they are doing exactly what they want, in their time and for their own reasons, just makes one feel blessed to be able to do so. Capturing them on camera is an immense bonus, especially since I’d been praying to witness the humpbacks bubble-net feeding.
Having Jayleen and Emily on-hand to point out the signs to watch for – even the false alarms from the seagulls-- was great. Their years of experience on the water shone through. We didn’t miss a single bubble-net feed, and it was just amazing to be part of it all.
If you want a similarly personal tour, go with these ladies. You’ll be rewarded with a fantastic experience.
--Poch Ambrosio, Philippines

Arden C.

Arden C.

General Tour May 2018

This wonderful adventure will forever be imbedded in our minds and hearts. Jayleen is the "Whale Whisperer." Her assistant, Emily was terrific. Both are so knowledgeable of whales. We had so much fun and took so many pictures nature, different seals, and many many whales. Only four guest on our cruise plus Jayleen & Emily. Felt so personal. Nice, clean, and comfortable boat. We ARE GOING BACK and only with Jayleen's Alaska Tour. Get her book,
ALASKA'S WATCHABLE WHALES, Humpbacks and Killer Whales! Exactly where we were on the water....Thank you Jayleen & Emily so much for a wonderful memory!

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Feel free to call, text or email with any questions or concerns. We will strive to respond in less than 24hrs. Phone: 907-419-2007; Email: jayleen.bydlon@gmail.com