Monday, January 17, 2022

Juneau Alaska Excursions


If your cruise to Alaska has you stopping in Juneau you are in for a treat! The area is known for its incredible scenery and abundant wildlife both on land and by sea. Tour options that offer a cruise-friendly refund policy and back to the ship guarantee are denoted with an *.

Experience the best that Juneau has to offer during this 6 hour tour. Discover Mendenhall Glacier on a spectacular sightseeing tour, afterwards from there take a jet boat custom designed for whale watching. It has extra large windows and an outside viewing deck for optimum viewing. Binoculars are also available for use onboard. Finish up your day with an all-you-can-eat buffet at Gold Creek Salmon bake including Alderwood-grilled Alaska salmon, Cheechako Chicken, Alyeska Au Gratin Potatoes, Chilkoot Baked Beans, Tongass Wild-Rice Pilaf, and other sides, salads, beverages, and blueberry cake for dessert!  Best of Juneau is offered from the end of April until mid-October. 

Take a scenic floatplane ride to Pack Creek Bear Viewing Sanctuary and see the highest concentration of brown bears in the world. Enjoy unparalleled bear viewing and amazing photo opportunities facilitated by a professional guide. Afterwards, during peak season, kayak though the scenic wilderness before heading back via your floatplane. Fortress Of The Bears Kayak + Floatplane Adventure is offered mid-May through early September. Check calendar for availability. Minimum age is 12. 

Explore the Juneau Icefield from a helicopter and then experience dogsledding on Herbert Glacier. You and your family or friends will be pulled by a team of 12-14 dogs to begin your mushing adventure. You have the choice of riding the runners or being comfortable seated on the sled. Dog Sledding + Helicopter Ride Shore Excursion is offered daily from the beginning of May through mid August.  Dogsledding + Helicopter with Glacier Landing Shore Excursion with an extra glacier landing is also available.*

Experience the rock formations and icefalls of the Juneau Icefield from high above in a helicopter as you head to one of the following glaciers, Herbert, Taku, Lemon or Norris. Once you arrive at your destination, your pilot-guide will land the helicopter and escort you one an informative walk around the glacier.  Icefield Glacier Walk + Helicopter Ride Shore Excursion is offered daily.*

Canoe Mendenhall Lake with an experienced, professional guide. Explore Tongass National Forest and voyage past steep cliffs, waterfalls and icebergs all while taking in the natural wildlife. Mendenhall Lake Canoe Tour is offered daily beginning May through September. For a canoe experience plus glacier trek check out  Glacier Canoe Paddle & Trek.*

Savor an all-you-can-eat Alaskan feast at The Gold Creek Salmon Bake. Enjoy Alderwood-grilled Wild Alaska salmon, Cheechako chicken, Chilkoot baked beans, Tongass wild-rice pilaf, hot chowder, a selection of sides, salads, beverages, and homemade blueberry cake for dessert. Beer and wine are available for purchase. After dinner, take a short stroll along a natural salmon-spawning creek to the entrance of the Wagner Mine at beautiful Salmon Creek Falls where you can pan for gold, see mining relics, and look for salmon. Have fun roasting marshmallows over a campfire and feel free to take photos at the interactive, gold rush mural. Gold Creek Salmon Bake is offered almost daily from the end of April until mid-October. This experience can also be combined with kayaking on Mendenhall Lakewhale watchinggold panning or sightseeing at Mendenhall Glacier

Go white water rafting at Mendenhall Lake! Spend an unforgetable morning or afternoon rafting with an experienced guide through the Tongass National Forest. Wildlife such as bald eagles, black bears and otters can often been seen along the river’s shore. No experience is necessary, there is a short stretch of Class II and Class III rapids. A snack and warm beverage are also included.  Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip is offered almost daily from late May through mid-October. 

Not for the faint of heart is this 8 hour active hiking and glacier trekking adventure at Mendenhall Glacier. After getting your hiking gear and receiving an orientation you will head out on a 4 mile guided hike to the glacier. During your hike enjoy spectacular mountain and glacier views. Once you arrive you will have about an hour to explore glacial features, moulins, crevasses, caves and much more before making the trek back. Minimum age is 10.  Mendenhall Glacier Trek is available from the beginning of May until the last week of September. A private tour is also available.*

Whale Watching by kayak! Board a six person motorboat and cruise over to the Channel Islands State Marine Park where you will land on a remote beach. Receive basic instruction from experienced guides before heading out across the sea in double kayaks. See humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, porpoises, seals and an array of bird species. Great for all levels of experience! Snacks and bottled water included.  Paddle With Whales! Kayak Adventure is available every day except Sundays from the beginning of May until early September.*

Explore the water around Juneau in search of humpback and orca whales with chances to see sea lions, harbor seals and much more. Learn interesting facts and stories about Juneau from your guide. Binoculars are provided to enhance your viewing experience. Whale sightings are guaranteed. Whale Watching Adventure is offered almost daily from the end of April until mid-October. 

Are you fan of the TV show Gold Rush? Take this tour to learn about the history of gold mining in Alaska and pan for gold yourself! Learn the techniques of gold mining in a beautiful secluded spot near a waterfall alongside Gold Creek. Anything you find, you keep! Historic Gold Mining & Panning Adventure is offered most days from late April through mid October. 

Experience Juneau’s top attraction, Goldbelt Tram. See panoramic views of Juneau and Gastineau Channel as you rise 1800 feet from the cruise ship dock through the rain forest to the Mountain House. The Goldbelt Tram is one of the most vertical tramways in the world! Open daily, May through mid-October.*

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