Mendenhall Glacier,Salmon Hatchery & Salmon Bake

JNU-120 | Juneau, Alaska | See Special Notes

from $94.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Mendenhall Glacier Mendenhall Glacier
  • Macaulay Salmon Hatchery Macaulay Salmon Hatchery
  • Salmon Bake Meal
You will see:

Easy Includes meal Shopping

Excursion Length:
Approx. 4 hours

Tour Overview

Your driver-guide recounts the history of Juneau's gold rush as you depart downtown en route to monumental Mendenhall Glacier. This meandering river of compressed blue ice ranks as the largest glacier accessible by road in southeast Alaska. It runs a half-mile wide, hundreds of feet deep and is fed by the 1,500-square-mile Juneau Icefield. The U.S. Forest Service staff offers a wealth of information on glaciers during your 1.25-hour visit and the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center features exhibits, interactive videos and a panoramic view of the glacier. Don't forget your camera, as the center offers the perfect vantage point for photos of this world-famous sight. Explore the numerous self-guided walking trails to experience the special beauty of Tongass National Forest and allows ever-changing glimpses of the glacier.

Next, we'll travel on to Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, where you will see an operational hatchery in action. Young salmon can be seen developing from a bird's-eye view (year round), and you can witness millions of adult salmon returning from the wild to spawn (late June-October), while learning about their fascinating reproductive cycle from experienced guides. Eagles and harbor seals are frequently seen from the spacious viewing decks overlooking the channel. You will also have the opportunity to interact with local marine life in the touch tanks and numerous aquariums.

Finally, enjoy an all-you-can-eat feast. Savor wild Alaska salmon, parmesan chicken, au gratin potatoes, baked beans with reindeer sausage, salads, cornbread and dessert. Listen to music while you dine under translucent, heated domes shielding you from the elements. After your meal, stroll through the woods or roast marshmallows over the campfire. Meet Tlingit master carver, Doug Chilton, as he and his son sculpt two 10-foot, red cedar totems and authentic silver jewelry. Take the short walk along Salmon Creek and see a waterfall, view spawning salmon (in season) and the remains of the historic Wagner Mine. Buses depart regularly to the pier so you may return at your leisure.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour to Mendenhall Glacier

Details:
Travel time: 00:25 Transport type:Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):53
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:No
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Visit Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

Details:
Time at site:01:15 Inside Visit :Yes
Walking distance (yards):200
Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap Notes

Although this segment is wheelchair accessible, tour is not.

Restrooms available?:Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):75 Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:No
Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Tour to Macaulay Salmon Hatchery

Details:
Travel time: 00:15 Transport type:Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):53
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:No
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Visit Macaulay Salmon Hatchery

Details:
Time at site:00:40 Inside Visit :Yes
Walking distance (yards):100
Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap Notes

Although this segments is wheelchair accessible, tour is not.

Restrooms available?:Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):30 Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:Yes
Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Tour to Salmon Bake

Details:
Travel time: 00:05 Transport type:Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):53
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:No
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Dine at Gold Creek Salmon Bake

Details:
Time at site:01:20 Inside Visit :No
Walking distance (yards):50
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):80 Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:No
Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Tour back to cruise ship pier

Details:
Travel time: 00:15 Transport type:Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):53
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:No
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

All entry fees included. Soft drinks, beer and wine are available for purchase at the salmon bake. Tour operator is authorized under special use permit to access the Tongass National Forest. Does not include walking on the glacier. Visit at the glacier is self-guided as your driver is not permitted to conduct tours.

Meal: Grilled wild Alaska salmon, parmesan chicken, rice pilaf, salad, baked beans with reindeer sausage, cornbread, au gratin potatoes, blueberry cake, hot apple cider, coffee, tea and lemonade. Beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase.

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children 13 to 17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate without a parent or guardian.

Excursion Length:

(Including 1 hour & 15 minutes at glacier)

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Wheelchair Accessibility:

For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Camera/Video Restrictions:

For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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