Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Family Friendly Alaska Excursions in Juneau, Alaska

Juneau is the Capitol city of Alaska. It's the largest city of the common cruise ports. The Mendenhall Glacier and whale watching are very popular. 

All Ages

Alaska Salmon Bake, Mendenhall Glacier & Hatchery- Learn about salmon at the Macauley Hatchery and see the adult spawning salmon (in season). Visit Mendenhall Glacier, and see exhibits, videos and enjoy a panoramic view from the Visitor’s Center. Next enjoy all-you-can-eat salmon, plus sides and dessert. Finally guests can walk to Salmon Falls and pan for gold or watch the spawning salmon.

Duration: Around 4 hours

Mendenhall Glacier via Helicopter & Guided Walk- While this excursion has no minimum age, previous travelers recommended children not be younger than 5. Take a short 20 minute helicopter ride and land on the glacier. Your guide will teach you about the glacier’s form, flow, and shape of the landscape. Bring a cup or water bottle so you can retrieve and taste glacier water. On your return trip enjoy the beauty of Alaska from high above.

Duration: Around 2.25 hours

Historic Gold Mining & Panning Adventure- Learn about Juneau’s gold rush history before panning for gold yourself in Gold Creek.

Duration: Around 1.5 hours

Note: This short excursion allows you the ability to book an additional excursion or enjoy the rest of your day in Juneau on your own.

Dog Sled Discovery & Musher’s Camp- Learn about the life of sled dog’s and mushers before being taken on a sled ride, afterwards visit the kennels and cuddle with the adorable puppies.

Duration: Around 2.25 hours

1 and up

That's a fluke My wildlife action photography skills need some work. 

Discover Alaska’s Whales- This tour combines marine exploration, scientific research, and discovery. Custom built vessels provide you with a comfortable heated cabin with large open windows perfect for whale watching. You will also discover other plants and animals native to this part of Alaska.

Duration: Around 3.75 hours

4 and up

Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip- The tour begins with views of Mendenall Glacier from the Lake. Once you arrive at the shoreline you will suit up with rain gear, life jackets and rubber boots. You will then board your raft and a guide will take you on a float past hanging glaciers, towering peaks and glacial topography all while navigating moderate rapids.

Duration: Around 3.5 hours

5 and up

Tracy Arm Fjord & Glacier Explorer- Board a deluxe catamaran that pulls alongside the cruise ship and takes them to see the wonders of this 30-mile fjord. Also enjoy a close up view of Sawyer Glacier and the wildlife in the area. *This is a high demand tour and must be booked in advance of sailing.

Duration: Around 3 hours

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