Excursion Details

Mendenhall Glacier,Salmon Hatchery & Salmon Bake

JNU-120 | Juneau, Alaska | See Special Notes

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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 Hatchery, where you can see salmon spawning from late June through September. Learn all about the fascinating reproductive cycles of Pacific salmon through museum-quality exhibits that illustrate the hatchery's production of over 150 million salmon per year. There are also hundreds of native marine life on display in aquariums and touch tanks.

    Finally, enjoy an all-you-can-eat feast. Savor wild Alaska salmon, chicken, potatoes, baked beans, salads, cornbread and dessert. Listen to music while you dine under translucent domes shielding you from the elements. After your meal, stroll through the woods or roast marshmallows over the campfire. 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.

    Detailed itinerary Show All Itinerary Details

    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 as only helicopter tours access the glacier. Visit at the glacier is self-guided as your driver is not permitted to conduct tours.

    Meal: Grilled wild Alaska salmon, chicken, rice pilaf, salad, baked beans, cornbread, potatoes, blueberry cake, 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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