Juneau, Alaska

In 1880, it was slow going for Joe Juneau and Richard Harris as they searched for gold with the help of Native guides. After climbing mountains, forging streams and facing countless difficulties, they found nuggets "as large as beans."

From their discovery came three of the largest gold mines in the world. By the end of World War II, more than $150 million in gold had been mined. Eventually the mines closed, but the town Joe Juneau founded became the capital
of Alaska and the business of gold was replaced by the business of government.

Some 30,000 people live in Juneau. Its total area makes it one of the biggest towns, in size, in the world. Only Kiruna, Sweden, and Sitka, Alaska, exceed Juneau's 3,248 square miles.

Today Juneau is famous not only for gold and government but also for its breathtakingly beautiful glaciers and stunning views of both water and mountains.

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Points of Interest

  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Whale Watching
  • Glacier Flightseeing
  • Macaulay Salmon Hatchery
  • Glacier Gardens
  • Dog Sledding
  • Mount Roberts Tramway
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More about Juneau, Alaska Points of Interest

  • Mendenhall Glacier

    This amazing glacier is 12 miles long, a half-mile wide and from 300 to 1,800 feet deep. Stretching from the Juneau Icefield to Mendenhall Lake, it has been slowly retreating since the mid 1700s.

  • Outdoor Adventures

    Enjoy what is truly an outdoorsman's paradise, with activities you won't find anywhere else. Go for a ride on a dog sled, whale watching, hiking, nature watching, flightseeing, ziplining and more.

  • Whale Watching

    You're virtually ensured a whale sighting from April to November when hundreds of humpbacks feed and frolic in the waters of the northern Inside Passage. Orcas are also common sightings in Juneau.

  • Glacier Flightseeing

    Fly over the massive Juneau Icefield and get a front-row seat to awe-inspiring glaciers, spectacular icefalls and majestic rock formations - accessible only from the air.

  • Macaulay Salmon Hatchery

    Discover the life cycle of the Pacific salmon species. Witness their amazing development from tiny fish (year round) to returning adult salmon fighting their way up a 450-ft fish ladder (late-June to October). Indoor aquarium displays showcase local marine life in a natural setting.

  • Glacier Gardens

    This 50-acre garden features species native to this temperate rainforest. Guided tours provide insight into a self-sustaining ecosystem and lookout points on Thunder Mountain are spectacular.

  • Dog Sledding

    Meet professional mushers and their amazing canine companions in an introduction to Alaska's state sport. Take a flight to a glacier to experience flying over the snow, or visit the summertime training grounds for a ride in a wheeled sled.

  • Mount Roberts Tramway

    For a bird's-eye view, take a five-minute tram ride to the top of Mt. Roberts for a panoramic vantage point 1,800 feet above the city. Mountaintop attractions include trails, shops and nature displays.

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Mount Roberts Tramway

1.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-140
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Mount Roberts Tramway

This fun day starts when you make the short walk from the cruise ship pier and board a tramcar adorned with traditional Tlingit art for the exhilarating ride up Mount Roberts. This ADA-compliant attraction welcomes people of all ages and abilities for indoor and outdoor activities. During the ride enjoy expansive views of the Chilkat Mountains, Stephens Passage, Douglas Island and downtown Juneau. Operating since 1996, the 60-passenger tram takes five minutes to rise 1,800 feet. Your pass is good for unlimited tram rides throughout the day. Enjoy the many amenities of the Mountain House, including the award-winning film "Seeing Daylight," a complimentary 18-minute movie shown in the Chilkat Theater. View impressive displays of Alaska Native artwork at Raven Eagle Gifts & Gallery. Native artists are often featured working on site in wood, fossilized ivory, silver or carving totem poles. Meet a non-releasable American bald eagle and learn about these fascinating birds of prey at the Juneau Raptor Center educational exhibit. Stop in the Nature Center for current trail information, educational displays, and head out on the trails!

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Mendenhall Glacier Explorer (Wheelchair Accessible)

3.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-101
  • Mendenhall Glacier

Embark on a 3.5-hour excursion offering the most time (2.5 hours) at Juneau's marquee attraction, the famous Mendenhall Glacier, which includes entry to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. No visit to Juneau is complete without a close-up look at the Mendenhall Glacier. Alaska's most famous and most visited glacier, located just 12 miles from downtown, is protected as part of the 5,815-acre Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area. Upon arrival at the glacier, your guide will point out the areas of special interest and self-guided trails through Tongass National Forest. The ample visiting time allows for an unhurried exploration of this icy wonder from a variety of perspectives, which might include a walk out to the base of the extraordinary Nugget Creek Falls. Visit scenic Photo Point Trail, which winds along Mendenhall Lake for an unobstructed view of the glacier's face. Stop at the Visitor Center for an elevated view of the glacier and a look at the interactive exhibits, and informative displays that showcase the awesome force of glaciers before the return trip to Juneau.

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Mendenhall Glacier Explorer

3.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-100
  • Mendenhall Glacier

Embark on a 3.5-hour excursion offering the most time (2.5 hours) at Juneau's marquee attraction, the famous Mendenhall Glacier, which includes entry to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. No visit to Juneau is complete without a close-up look at the Mendenhall Glacier. Alaska's most famous and most visited glacier, located just 12 miles from downtown, is protected as part of the 5,815-acre Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area. Upon arrival at the glacier, your guide will point out the areas of special interest and self-guided trails through Tongass National Forest. The ample visiting time allows for an unhurried exploration of this icy wonder from a variety of perspectives, which might include a walk out to the base of the extraordinary Nugget Creek Falls. Visit scenic Photo Point Trail, which winds along Mendenhall Lake for an unobstructed view of the glacier's face. Stop at the Visitor Center for an elevated view of the glacier and a look at the interactive exhibits, and informative displays that showcase the awesome force of glaciers before the return trip to Juneau.

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Alaska Salmon Bake

1.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-300
  • Outdoor Adventures

Enjoy an original outdoor salmon bake with wild Alaska salmon grilled over an open alder wood flame, situated in the lush rainforest.

After a short, narrated bus ride you'll arrive at Salmon Creek and dine under translucent, heated domes shielding you from the elements. Your all-you-can-eat feast features Alaska-caught wild salmon accompanied by chicken, potatoes, baked beans, wild-rice pilaf, a variety of salads, cornbread, lemonade, coffee, tea, hot apple cider, hot chocolate as well as blueberry cake for dessert. Beer, wine, and soda are available for purchase. Stroll through the woods and roast marshmallows over the campfire after your meal. Take the short walk along Salmon Creek, a salmon spawning steam, to a breathtaking waterfall where you can also explore the remains of the historic Wagner Mine and try your hand at gold panning.

Buses depart regularly to the pier so you may return at your leisure.

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Tracy's King Crab Shack

1.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-310

Satisfy your cravings for Alaska's famous crab when you sit down at Tracy's King Crab Shack. Featured on television shows such as "Top Chef" (Season 12) and "Pizza Masters" (2016), and numerous publications including Food & Wine Magazine, Vogue, USA Today, New York Times Travel and many others, Tracy's King Crab Shack has also seen its share of celebrity chefs: Emeril Lagasse, Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, Andrew Zimmern, among others. From the ship, it's just a short shuttle ride to the quaint waterfront shack. Then, with the great outdoors as your dining room you can feast on the "King Crab Combo," a delicious and savory meal that includes a giant king crab leg, king crab bisque and mini crab cakes accompanied with plenty of butter and garlic rolls, and a non-alcoholic beverage. To commemorate your visit, you'll receive a souvenir before returning to the pier.

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Mendenhall Glacier & Mount Roberts Tramway

4 hours | Juneau | JNU-105
  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Mount Roberts Tramway

Begin your day of scenic delights with a narrated tour of downtown Juneau en route to the mighty Mendenhall Glacier. Once you arrive, you'll have about 90 minutes to take in the exhibits at the Visitor Center including a short film about the Juneau Icefield. Enjoy a self-guided trek along one of the many picturesque trails or hike down to Nugget Falls, a double-tiered waterfall. Just when you thought your camera couldn't hold any more photos, you'll return to downtown Juneau for a ride on the Mount Roberts Tramway. Your all-day ticket allows you to visit the mountain or detour into town and ride the tram at your leisure. On the ride up, take in the beautiful views of the Chilkat Mountains, Stephens Passage, Douglas Island, and Silver Bow Basin. At the top, watch a live bald eagle exhibit, shop, or observe local artisans at work.

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Underground Mine Exploration & Gold Panning (Wheelchair Accessible)

2.25 hours | Juneau | JNU-341
  • Outdoor Adventures

Here's your chance to relive some of Juneau's rich gold mining history. This small-group guided tour takes you to the Alaska Gastineau Mill. You'll depart your ship for the short ride to the mill's historic site. It's then time to put on your hard hat and venture underground. Dress warm, as the mine tunnel averages 36 degrees F. Inside, experienced miners will show you how they get the gold out of the hard rock, and give you a feel for the mining lifestyle. By now, you've got "gold fever" of your own. After a brief demonstration, you'll pan for gold, with "pay dirt" guaranteed. Wander among displays, assayer's office, the old mill ruins and the gift shop before re-boarding your transport, richer for the day's experience.

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Underground Mine Exploration & Gold Panning

2.25 hours | Juneau | JNU-340
  • Outdoor Adventures

Here's your chance to relive some of Juneau's rich gold mining history. This small-group guided tour takes you to the Alaska Gastineau Mill. You'll depart your ship for the short ride to the mill's historic site. It's then time to put on your hard hat and venture underground. Dress warm, as the mine tunnel averages 36 degrees F. Inside, experienced miners will show you how they get the gold out of the hard rock, and give you a feel for the mining lifestyle. By now, you've got "gold fever" of your own. After a brief demonstration, you'll pan for gold, with "pay dirt" guaranteed. Wander among displays, assayer's office, the old mill ruins and the gift shop before re-boarding your transport, richer for the day's experience.

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Town Tour, Tram & Timberline Trek

2.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-420
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Mount Roberts Tramway

This short but scenic family-friendly tour is a traveler's delight. Your small-group exploration begins with a narrated drive through the historic downtown Juneau waterfront. Then, you'll arrive at the base of the Mount Roberts Tram for a smooth, aerial ride 1,800 feet above the city. Once at the top, a naturalist guide will lead you through the quiet solitude along the mountain trail as you view the splendor of the panoramic peaks and kids can engage in a scavenger hunt. After the hike, you can relax at the Alpine Tea House with a taste of Alaskan spruce tip jam, a cup of blueberry tea and a sampling of a variety of genuine made in Alaska products created from the bounty of the rainforest. Later, enjoy the mountain's other attractions such as the Nature Center's interpretive exhibits and the Native cultural film "Seeing Daylight" or the Raptor Center's bald eagle exhibit.

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Exclusive Mendenhall Glacier, Rainforest Garden & State Museum

4.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-130
  • Mendenhall Glacier

Discover the colorful sights and sounds of Juneau beginning with its number #1 star attraction: the Mendenhall Glacier. Stretching out over a mile, it's just 12 miles from downtown Juneau. Explore the trails that start from the parking lot, take in the exhibits at the Visitor Center, and view the wildlife that roam about the area. Next on the itinerary, is a visit to the Juneau Rainforest Garden. Take a self-guided stroll through the wildflowers in the rainforest and learn Native uses of the indigenous plants. Enjoy a light snack amid natural science displays as guides answer questions about Alaska. Next on the itinerary is a tour of the Alaska State Museum. Established in 1900, the 118,000-square-foot museum collects and exhibits the human and natural history of Alaska including the cultures of Alaska's Native people and memorabilia from the Russian-American era. The highlight of your visit may be the full-size bald eagle nesting tree set in a rustic rainforest setting.

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Grand Tour by Land: Glacier Gardens, Hatchery & Mendenhall Glacier

4.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-330
  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Macaulay Salmon Hatchery
  • Glacier Gardens

Savor the rich beauty of Glacier Gardens, see Alaska's largest salmon ladder and visit Juneau's top natural attraction, the Mendenhall Glacier on this approximate 4.25-hour tour.

At Glacier Gardens, you'll be amazed at the diversity of the rainforest. Stroll along paths carved from the mountainside toward the upper regions of the forest. This one-of-a-kind Alaska garden features towering upside-down trees covered with planted flowers. From the viewing platform at the 580-foot level, capture images of the Gastineau Channel, Douglas Island and the Chilkat Mountains.

At Macaulay Hatchery, learn about the reproductive cycles of Pacific salmon and view hundreds of other marine line in the aquarium and touch tanks.

You'll also visit Juneau's biggest attraction - Mendenhall Glacier. This river of compressed blue ice is fed by the massive Juneau Icefield and ranks as the largest glacier accessible by road in southeast Alaska. You can get a wealth of information on glaciers during your 75-minute visit to the glacier. In addition, the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center features exhibits, videos and a panoramic view of the glacier.

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Gold Panning Adventure & Alaska Salmon Bake

3 hours | Juneau | JNU-355
  • Outdoor Adventures

Catch gold fever on this gold-panning adventure where gold is guaranteed! You'll walk in the footsteps of Joe Juneau whose strike at Gold Creek set off the Alaska gold rush 130 years ago. Your prospector guide will provide a short city tour and tall tales of the gold rush en route to Gold Creek, the original site of gold discovery. After expert demonstration on how to pan for gold, you'll be off to the gold fields to try and strike it rich. Not only will you get to keep what you find, but you'll also get a Gold Claim Certificate. Then, savor an all-you-can-eat Alaska salmon bake, including side dishes and dessert. Roast marshmallows over a campfire, enjoy musical entertainment and walk the trail to the waterfall and the remains of the historic Wagner Mine. This moderate, three-hour excursion provides a glimpse of Juneau with a tantalizing taste of the Alaskan lifestyle.

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Mendenhall Glacier Guide's Choice Trail Hike

4.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-475
  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Outdoor Adventures

With more miles of trails than roads, Juneau is the perfect place for an adventurous and brisk hike! Your small group will be led by a certified interpretive guide, who will choose the trail best suited to the group's ability and the day's hiking conditions. You'll explore beautiful Mendenhall Valley during a four-to six-mile hike that takes you inside a temperate rainforest and offers stunning views. You'll trek high above the Mendenhall Glacier, basking in the fresh air and stunning panoramic vistas that encompass expanses of glacier-carved wilderness, cascading waterfalls, serene meadows and quiet forest glens that can only be reached on foot. You can expect opportunities to view wildlife and photograph the natural beauty discovered along the trail while enjoying the intimate nature of Alaska at a pace only a hike can provide. Afterwards, board your shuttle for a short, but relaxing ride back to your ship.

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Mendenhall Glacier,Salmon Hatchery & Salmon Bake

4 hours | Juneau | JNU-120
  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Macaulay Salmon Hatchery

Experience the best of Juneau - from Mendenhall Glacier and Macaulay Salmon Hatchery to a salmon bake in the lush rainforest - on this approximate 4-hour excursion. Mendenhall Glacier is a meandering river of compressed blue ice that ranks as the largest glacier accessible by road in southeast Alaska. It runs a half-mile wide and hundreds of feet deep. Includes entry to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. At Macaulay Hatchery, see the largest salmon ladder in Alaska and learn about the fascinating reproductive cycles of Pacific salmon. View hundreds of native marine life on display in aquariums and touch tanks. Finally, savor an all-you-can-eat Alaska salmon bake, including side dishes and dessert. Listen to music while you dine under translucent domes. Afterwards, take a stroll through the woods, roast marshmallows over a fire or walk to Salmon Falls and pan for gold.

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Bike & Brew Glacier View

4 hours | Juneau | JNU-455
  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Outdoor Adventures

Grab your bike for a day of fun just outside the capital city of Juneau. Your tour hosts will provide everything you need from helmet, street bike and water bottle to rain gear and gloves, if necessary. Be sure to bring your camera as photo opportunities abound. After a safety briefing, your guides will lead you on a 8-mile ride starting at Auke Lake incorporating dramatic vistas of Mendenhall Glacier from the quaint Chapel by the Lake. Winding your way through the University of Alaska Southeast campus for a western vista of the glacier, you'll stop for a rest on a beach. Gliding past the glacier's east side, you'll complete your ride at the visitor center and walk the trail for an even closer glacier perspective. A sampling of award-winning Alaska beers at Merchant's Wharf and the return trip to the pier completes this invigorating half-day excursion.

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Bike & Tram Elevation Sensation

4.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-450
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Mount Roberts Tramway

Gear up for an eco-adventure that combines an exhilarating bike ride with an effortless 1,800-foot ascent on the Mount Roberts Tramway. Your day begins with a narrated, scenic drive to Eaglecrest Lodge. Once there, expert guides will outfit for the tour and provide a safety briefing before you set out on the 5.2-mile downhill route through the rainforest. Enjoy the flora and fauna as well as spectacular vistas of the surrounding mountains, valleys and glaciers along the way. You'll continue along a 4.3-mile, fairly flat scenic road, taking in breathtaking views across Fritz Cove of the Mendenhall Glacier, then ride along the rugged coastline to False Outer Point. You'll then transfer via van to the Mount Roberts Tramway for the ascent to the 1,800-foot-level Mountain House Sky Bridge. After a short introduction to the many available activities, you're free to explore on your own, returning at your leisure to your ship a short walk away.

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Glacier View Sea Kayaking

3.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-770
  • Outdoor Adventures

This glorious half-day excursion along Juneau's coast begins with a short drive by bus to North Douglas Island, where, weather permitting, you will enjoy scenic views of the Mendenhall Glacier. Here, your guide will hand out life jackets and rain gear before teaching you paddling techniques. Board the two-person kayaks, with either a new friend or traveling companion, for your breathtaking trip, which is designed to give you a sense of how Aleut Indians traveled the coastal waterways. The stable yet nimble kayaks will allow you to silently approach any wildlife in the area, including porpoise, seals, sea lions, eagles, herons, or even whales. Explore the Mendenhall Wetlands and view the spectacular Mendenhall Glacier. Your guide will entertain you with stories about Smugglers Cove and the history of the surrounding area. Back at the kayak base, enjoy a tasty snack before the journey back to port.

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Juneau Foodie Walking Tour

2.75 hours | Juneau | JNU-385

Taste your way through Juneau's most renowned flavors with a walking tour to some of its best restaurants. Indulge in award-winning crab bisque, famous fish tacos and smoked pork accompanied by local Alaska beer and wine. Once satiated, unwind with a stroll through the city's picturesque downtown area.

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Shoreside Salmon Fishing

3.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-560
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Macaulay Salmon Hatchery

Watch, catch and learn about the Alaska wild salmon on this exciting 3.5-hour adventure. No small boat or fear of seasickness, this is a family-friendly fishing experience suitable for children ages 6 and up. A motorcoach transport brings you to a salmon hatchery, where you'll embark on a tour of the facility, watch salmon swim upstream in the man-made fish ladder and learn more about salmon lifecycle and their role in Alaska history and cuisine. Then, head to the shore (or dock) and grab a rod and reel. With a little instruction, you'll be casting like a pro, even if you are a beginner. Enjoy a two-hour fishing experience, take in the beautiful natural surroundings, chat with Alaskan locals and pose for photos with your fish – the ultimate souvenir. Arrangements can even be made to ship your catch home. The tour concludes back at your ship in downtown Juneau.

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Dog Sled Summer Camp

2.25 hours | Juneau | JNU-440
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Dog Sledding

During this small-group tour, you'll enjoy a uniquely Alaskan experience and learn about the official state sport, dog mushing. Your adventure begins as you embark on a breathtaking motorcoach ride into the remote and scenic Sheep Creek Valley, and to the home of some OF the state's most famous athletes - the huskies that run in the Iditarod. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a real Iditarod musher and his dog team. You'll tour the camp, visit the replica of an Iditarod Race checkpoint, and go through the steps each musher performs, as if you're traveling the route with him. Then you'll climb aboard a comfortable wheeled sled and relax as your husky team whisks you along the 1.5-mile trail through the beautiful landscape. Returning to camp, you'll get to visit with the dogs, pet the puppies and learn what it's like to live amid 120 happy huskies.

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Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip

3.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-740
  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Outdoor Adventures

Discover the fun of rafting on an exciting - yet gentle - Mendenhall River excursion that's perfect for rafters of all ages and levels of experience. Your trip begins with a scenic motorcoach ride to the beautiful Mendenhall Lake. Once there, you'll gear up, board your raft, and take off on your unforgettable adventure. Your experienced guide will steer you across the serene waters of the lake, maneuvering past the floating icebergs, to the river beyond. You'll marvel at the spectacular views of the glacier and towering peaks as you float downstream. You'll also want to be on the lookout for the local wildlife.

You can pick from two raft style options, a paddle raft or an oar boat. The oar boat is perfect for those who want the guide to do all the work as you sit on bench-style seating and enjoy the narration and scenery. A paddle raft is perfect for those who want to power their raft through rapids, following the commands of their experienced guide.

At the end of your thrilling journey you'll head to shore to enjoy an Alaska-style snack.

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Local Connections: Whale Watching & Wildlife Quest Created by the Allen Family

4 hours | Juneau | JNU-610
  • Whale Watching

Experience southeast Alaska's incredible scenery and amazing wildlife on this exceptional whale-watching excursion with a "money-back" sighting guarantee that is available rain or shine. Following a short motorcoach ride to Auke Bay, board a water jet-powered catamaran designed for wildlife viewing. The spacious main cabin welcomes you and offers panoramic views of the spectacular scenery. An onboard naturalist will explain the habits and habitats of the wildlife you may encounter. Have your binoculars and your camera ready when you spot Steller sea lions, harbor seals, Dall's porpoises, bald eagles, Sitka blacktail deer and, occasionally, bears. Of course no whale-watching tour would be complete without seeing the majestic mammals so plentiful in the nutrient-rich Alaskan waters. In fact, we are so confident in the abundance of wildlife in the waters we offer a $100 cash whale-sighting guarantee!

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Local Connections: Whale Watching & Wildlife Quest Created by the Allen Family (Wheelchair Accessible)

4 hours | Juneau | JNU-611
  • Whale Watching

Experience southeast Alaska's incredible scenery and amazing wildlife on this exceptional whale-watching excursion with a "money-back" sighting guarantee that is available rain or shine. Following a short motorcoach ride to Auke Bay, board a water jet-powered catamaran designed for wildlife viewing. The spacious main cabin welcomes you and offers panoramic views of the spectacular scenery. An onboard naturalist will explain the habits and habitats of the wildlife you may encounter. Have your binoculars and your camera ready when you spot Steller sea lions, harbor seals, Dall's porpoises, bald eagles, Sitka blacktail deer and, occasionally, bears. Of course no whale-watching tour would be complete without seeing the majestic mammals so plentiful in the nutrient-rich Alaskan waters. In fact, we are so confident in the abundance of wildlife in the waters we offer a $100 cash whale-sighting guarantee!

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Sled Dog Discovery & Musher's Camp

2.25 hours | Juneau | JNU-445
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Dog Sledding

Discover Alaska's official state sport - dog sled racing. This hands-on experience is great for the entire family. The excitement builds as your coach drives into the Tongass National Forest to the musher's rustic camp. Disembark and meet the musher and his team of Alaskan huskies, the most commonly used breed of sled dog in Alaska. After your greeting climb into a custom-designed summertime sled and take off on a one-mile run through giant spruce and hemlock trees. Feel the thrill of being pulled by a team of strong dogs while surrounded by Alaska's inspiring beauty. Back at camp meet a dog handler and a retired sled dog and learn about the sport's equipment and how the dogs are cared for. Cross a suspension bridge that boasts breathtaking views and meet husky puppies. Play with the pups and take a photo before rejoining your coach and returning to Juneau.

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Juneau Off the Beaten Path: Shrine, Brewery & Glacier View

4 hours | Juneau | JNU-160
  • Mendenhall Glacier

Sit back and relax in a deluxe minibus as your personal guide and driver takes your small group past the State Capitol Building and Russian Orthodox Church. Navigating these charming streets, you will observe Alaskan life up close, before moving on to a photo stop to view the magnificent Mendenhall Glacier. Journey north to the Shrine of St. Therese and explore the historic stone chapel and serene waterfront grounds. Continue further "out the road" to enjoy a scenic and secluded piece of Alaska at either the Eagle Beach Recreation Area or Ernest Gruening State Historical Site. View the spectacular Chilkat mountain range while enjoying a light snack and beach walk. End the tour with a stop at the award-winning Alaskan Brewing Company, to sample some of their delicious beers.

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Alaska Zipline Adventure & Axe Throwing

3.75 hours | Juneau | JNU-400
  • Outdoor Adventures

All of your senses will be stimulated during this unique eco-adventure designed for small groups. After you arrive at the Eaglecrest Lodge ski area, you'll be outfitted in top-of-the-line gear and transferred to the zipline course. After a safety briefing you'll experience the thrill of traveling from tree to tree over multiple lines and crossing an aerial suspension bridge while surrounded by spectacular mountain views. Once your zipline tour is complete, try your hand at axe throwing and relax on the deck. Your tour concludes with a transfer back to the cruise ship pier.

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Whale Watching & Alaska Salmon Bake

5 hours | Juneau | JNU-640
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Whale Watching

Join the collective chorus of "Oohs!" and "Aahs!" on your action-packed whale-watching cruise. Some 65 humpback and orca whales return each season to feed in the nutrient-rich waters near Juneau, so whale sightings are guaranteed. In fact, if a whale is not spotted during your cruise you'll receive a $100 refund ($50 for children). Take it all in from the open deck or the large windows in the observation salon. Then transfer to the Gold Creek Salmon Bake for an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring wild Alaska salmon grilled over an alder wood fire. Roast marshmallows, visit the Salmon Creek Trading Post and see the Salmon Creek waterfall and old mine artifacts. A convenient shuttle service departs for the pier every 15 to 20 minutes, so you can return to your ship at your leisure. You'll strike the mother lode of adventure on this easy, full-day tour showcasing the best of picturesque Juneau!

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Evening Whale Quest with Meal

3.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-620
  • Whale Watching

The peaceful glow of an Alaskan summer night is the perfect backdrop for this exceptional whale-watching adventure complete with a buffet featuring locally sourced cuisine. Southeast Alaska's marine animals join the party as you cruise the waters, renowned as a summer feeding ground for humpback and killer whales. Following a short motorcoach ride to beautiful Auke Bay, board a water jet-powered catamaran specially designed for Alaskan waters and wildlife viewing. As you cruise, an onboard naturalist will explain the habits and habitats of the wildlife you may encounter. Enjoy a buffet dinner complete with dessert and beverage. When a whale is spotted your captain will maneuver the boat for optimal viewing and photo opportunities. If you do not see a whale, you will receive a $100.00 cash refund when you disembark the tour vessel, but don't expect it, as whales have been spotted on every tour for the past 15 years!

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Mendenhall Glacier & Whale Quest

5.25 hours | Juneau | JNU-630
  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Whale Watching

The breathtaking natural beauty of Alaska is celebrated on an adventure combining two of its premier attractions. View the Mendenhall Glacier, formed during the Little Ice Age, which began about 3,000 years ago. Sustained by the geography and unique climate of the area, the glacier has been able to survive much longer than others in North America. Explore the visitor's center and meet with U.S. Forest Service interpreters, available to answer your questions. Then, drive to Auke Bay for an unforgettable award-winning wildlife cruise available rain or shine. Board a catamaran and relax in the main cabin, offering panoramic views. An onboard naturalist will explain the habits and habitats of the wildlife you may encounter. No whale-watching tour would be complete without seeing the humpback and killer whales which are plentiful in the nutrient-rich waters during this time, and sightings are guaranteed!

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Mendenhall Glacier Native Canoe Adventure

3.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-760
  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Outdoor Adventures

Imagine when the region's first people, the Tlingit Indians, traversed the waters of southeast Alaska in hand-carved canoes. On this tour, you'll re-enact the experience, being among the select few to travel by canoe and venture within a safe distance of the majestic Mendenhall Glacier. Your trip begins with a scenic motor coach ride to the beautiful Mendenhall Lake. Once there, you'll gear up, board your authentic Alaskan Native-style canoe and take off on your unforgettable adventure. You'll paddle across the serene waters of the lake, navigating past floating icebergs. Marvel at the spectacular views of the glacier and towering peaks as you float past the shoreline, then experience the thrill of skirting the base of beautiful and roaring Nugget Falls. Go ashore here for an Alaska-style snack. At the end of this unprecedented journey, reboard your motorcoach for the return trip to your ship.

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Evening Whale Quest with Meal (Wheelchair Accessible)

3.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-621
  • Whale Watching

The peaceful glow of an Alaskan summer night is the perfect backdrop for this exceptional whale-watching adventure complete with a buffet featuring locally sourced cuisine. Southeast Alaska's marine animals join the party as you cruise the waters, renowned as a summer feeding ground for humpback and killer whales. Following a short motorcoach ride to beautiful Auke Bay, board a water jet-powered catamaran specially designed for Alaskan waters and wildlife viewing. As you cruise, an onboard naturalist will explain the habits and habitats of the wildlife you may encounter. Enjoy a buffet dinner complete with dessert and beverage. When a whale is spotted your captain will maneuver the boat for optimal viewing and photo opportunities. If you do not see a whale, you will receive a $100.00 cash refund when you disembark the tour vessel, but don't expect it, as whales have been spotted on every tour for the past 15 years!

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Local Connections: Discover Alaska's Whales - A Small-Group Experience Created by Alaskan Captain

3.75 hours | Juneau | JNU-670
  • Whale Watching

Live the life of a marine biologist aboard a fully-permitted research vessel. Whale sightings are guaranteed, all while contributing to a whale research program. During your adventure, you'll explore the foundation of the food chain by drawing plankton samples, take a look at live sea animals in a touch tank and using a GPS camera to identify whale species while recording their various behaviors. From the pier you'll travel to Auke Bay and board your vessel, which features a heated cabin, large panel windows and an open bow and stern so you won't miss any of the action. As you head out from the quaint harbor at Auke Bay, your guide will share the current understanding of humpback whale research and what is known about the mammal's activities and feeding patterns. Once a whale is spotted, the captain will slow down for exceptional viewing and photo opportunities.

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Alpine Zipline, Axe Throwing & Mendenhall Glacier Adventure

5.25 hours | Juneau | JNU-405
  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Outdoor Adventures

All of your senses will be stimulated during this unique eco-adventure designed for small groups. After you arrive at the Eaglecrest Lodge ski area, you'll be outfitted in top-of-the-line gear and transferred to the zipline course. After a safety briefing you'll experience the thrill of traveling from tree to tree over multiple lines and crossing an aerial suspension bridge while surrounded by spectacular mountain views. Once your zipline tour is complete, try your hand at axe throwing. Back at the lodge, enjoy a light snack before traveling to the majestic Mendenhall Glacier. Explore the many trails around the glacier, visit the Visitor Center for an elevated view of the glacier and a look at the interactive exhibits, and informative displays that showcase the awesome force of glaciers before the return trip to Juneau.

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Best of Juneau: Whale Watching, Mendenhall Glacier & Orca Point Lodge Meal

6.25 hours | Juneau | JNU-650
  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Whale Watching

An extraordinary trio of Alaskan attractions - a whale watching cruise, a wilderness island salmon bake and the breathtaking Mendenhall Glacier - combine on this ultimate Juneau experience. Board your catamaran at Auke Bay for an exhilarating wildlife cruise. Whales are so plentiful in these waters that you're guaranteed a sighting. Then, step ashore at the lovely Orca Point Lodge on Colt Island and enjoy a deluxe salmon bake buffet. Situated in a secluded setting, stroll down to the beach before re-boarding your catamaran for a return cruise. A scenic motorcoach ride brings you to the Mendenhall Glacier, formed during the Little Ice Age, which began about 3,000 years ago. From across an iceberg-dotted lake you will see the dynamic flowing force, carving its way down the sea. Built into a cliff above the valley, the visitor's center offers interactive displays and U.S. Forest Service interpreters.

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Salmon Sportfishing Adventure

5 hours | Juneau | JNU-550
  • Outdoor Adventures

Cook My Catch is available on this excursion. This five hour small-group boating adventure starts when you board your 26-to 36-ft. enclosed luxury vessel, with a party of no more than six people, and set sail along Stephens Passage. Skippered by a US Coast Guard-licensed captain, you will be able to fish while enjoying the calm waters and stunning scenery of this incredible state. A snack will be served during the expedition, and your captain will encourage you to keep an eye out for whales, sea lions and eagles. Those of you lucky enough to catch salmon your catch can be processed locally and shipped to your home for an additional charge, or cooked on board for dinner (limit one fish per person) - it's your choice.

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Fins & Grins Fishing Adventure

5 hours | Juneau | JNU-555
  • Outdoor Adventures

Fish your wish on this fun and fish-filled day that begins with a 30-minute motorcoach ride to the harbor, just enough time to glimpse Juneau's lovely scenery as you travel along Gastineau Channel's tidelands. Say ahoy to your crew, and board a fishing boat in your small group of up to six guests for a fun adventure. Set off, and within 20 minutes you'll be out of the harbor and wetting your line. This area is well stocked with a variety of fish, from flounder, sole and cod to herring and rockfish, and you'll be working your rod the whole time. Before you know it, you'll likely have a bite! You can choose to hook and release or have your catch processed locally to ship home (an additional charge).

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Alaska's Whales & Mendenhall Glacier Trail: Small-Group Experience

5 hours | Juneau | JNU-705
  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Whale Watching

Celebrate southeast Alaska's natural history and abundant wildlife on this exclusive, small-group tour by land and by sea. A naturalist will guide your small group of no more than 20 guests on a hike at the Mendenhall Glacier. A gentle path once completely covered by the massive glacier takes you through the Tongass National Forest and introduces you to the many species that make this area their home. Keep an eye out and your cameras ready to spot beavers, eagles, salmon, porcupines, black bears and more. Then, transfer to a specially designed safari vessel, custom built for up-close wildlife viewing. Cruise the Stephens Passage where the stars of the show are the humpback and killer whales. You will receive a $100 cash refund from the tour operator at the conclusion of the tour if a whale is not sighted on the trip. Have your camera and binoculars ready to photograph the magnificent animals as they frolic in their natural habitat.

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$209.95

Local Connections: Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier Photo Safari Designed by Alaskan Photographer

5 hours | Juneau | JNU-700
  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Whale Watching

Focus on Juneau's two most popular activities on one exciting excursion. The itinerary is personalized and kept flexible in order to allow for the unexpected events that often become the highlights of the experience. A small group limited to 14 will follow a naturalist photography guide to Mendenhall Glacier for a walk along a trail in the Steep Creek area. Along the way, you'll see beaver dams, salmon streams and remarkable glacier panoramas - sites that inspire stunning images. Your excursion continues when you board a 34-foot covered exploration vessel, specially built to get you up close to the natural environment and custom designed for photography expeditions. Observe a variety of marine wildlife in these nutrient-rich waters of Stephens Passage. You will receive a $100 cash refund from the tour operator at the conclusion of the tour if a whale is not sighted on the trip.

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Mendenhall Glacier Kayak & Salmon Bake

5 hours | Juneau | JNU-775
  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Outdoor Adventures

Spectacular Mendenhall Glacier thrills when you travel its waterways in a two-person kayak on this picturesque five-hour trip that includes a scrumptious, all-you-can-eat salmon bake. Begin with a 30-minute scenic ride to Mendenhall Lake, where you'll participate in a safety briefing and get familiar with your kayak. Then, follow your knowledgeable guide and navigate the icy blue waters that ribbon through Tongass National Forest. Your guide will point out native wildlife and fascinate you with the history and ecology of the spectacular Mendenhall Glacier. For an extra rush, venture close to the face of the glacier and the thundering Nugget Falls. After paddling back across the lake, enjoy a little snack on shore then proceed to the Gold Creek Salmon Bake for a traditional, Alaska all-you-can-eat feast amidst breathtaking natural scenery. Top off the day with a treat at the marshmallow-roasting fire pit before returning to the pier.

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Five-Glacier Seaplane Exploration

1.25 hours | Juneau | JNU-800
  • Glacier Flightseeing

Your adventure begins the moment you leave the Juneau waterfront on a 40-minute floatplane journey you will never forget. Flying through the Juneau Valley, you will soar over cascading waterfalls and lush rainforest, en route to the awe-inspiring glaciers of the Juneau Icefield. Gaze in wonder at the deep blue hue of the receding and advancing glaciers that make up the 1,500 square miles of solid ice. This once-in-a-lifetime flight will take you over the deep crevasses and azure meltwater pools of the Norris, Taku, Hole-in-the-Wall, East and West Twin glaciers. Everyone will enjoy a window seat on this exciting narrated flight, so bring your camera to capture all the magical memories. And keep a lookout for possible wildlife such as goats and eagles, before concluding this magnificent excursion with a smooth water landing.

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Taku Lodge Feast & Five-Glacier Seaplane - Discovery Exclusive

3.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-805
  • Glacier Flightseeing

Your magnificent three-and-a-half-hour journey begins when you leave the Juneau waterfront in a DeHavilland Otter floatplane, flying over lush rainforest and five breathtaking glaciers. Everyone has a window seat on this thrilling 40-minute narrated flight that uses the Taku River as its "runway" to deliver you safely to the charming Taku Glacier Lodge. Here, you will savor an all-you-can-eat feast of wild Alaska salmon complemented with homemade side dishes and glacier ice. Be entertained by stories of the lodge's colorful past, while absorbing the rustic charm of your surroundings, decorated with dog sleds, trapping gear and furs. After your feast, linger in the gift shop, explore the forest trails on a guided walk or relax beside a crackling fire. This beautiful location is untouched by time, so take advantage of our child rate and treat the entire family to this unique adventure.

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Interactive Self-Guided Jeep Adventure - 2 Door

4.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-906
  • Mendenhall Glacier

Juneau, the capital city of Alaska, presents a wide array of landscapes and adventures. Climb into your 2-door, 4x4 Jeep Wrangler and set off on a customizable excursion. You will be aided by an interactive digital iPad, mounted to the center console for easy access that provides both navigation and background information on the sites you will be visiting. All vehicles have an easy-lift soft top that can be placed up or down depending on your preference. Explore Juneau's most treasured sites at your own pace. The four-hour tour includes narrative along with music and commentary and is timed to include visits to Gold Creek, Mendenhall Glacier, the Shrine of St. Therese, and Eagle Beach. The Jeep has four seatbelts, and all tours include the interactive digital guide, fuel, unlimited mileage, gold-panning equipment, umbrellas, ponchos, car seats and insurance.

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Mendenhall Glacier Helicopter & Guided Walk

2.25 hours | Juneau | JNU-810
  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Glacier Flightseeing

One of the most exciting ways to see the Mendenhall Glacier by air is on a helicopter tour. The adventure begins when you travel to the helipad in Juneau. Here, you'll step inside the helicopter, lift off and soar over alpine ridges towards the Mendenhall Glacier. From this unique eagle's-eye-view, you'll marvel at the verdant rain forests, alpine ridges, and mountain peaks that create a dramatic setting for the awe-inspiring Mendenhall Glacier. Gaining altitude, you may pass Mendenhall Towers - rock sentinels that rise over 5,000 feet out of the glacier - and spectacular ice falls. Setting down on the ice you will have 25 minutes to explore the glacier with your expert glacier guide. Learn how glaciers are formed as your camera and binoculars work overtime. Returning to Juneau, you will be treated to the unforgettable sight of Mendenhall Glacier stretching out towards the sea.

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Luxury Whale Watch by Yacht

4 hours | Juneau | JNU-915
  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Whale Watching

Enjoy an exclusive whale-watching adventure like no other. Away from the crowds and packed boats, your four-hour excursion on a five-star luxury yacht is piloted by a U.S. Coast Guard Certified Master Captain with an onboard marine naturalist who narrates and highlights this true Alaskan experience. Limited to just eight guests, this 25-minute scenic drive travels through Juneau to Auke Bay. Here, you'll board your exquisitely appointed vessel and set off to explore the Inside Passage in search of incredible humpback whales. In addition, keep your eye out for other world-class wildlife like orca, bald eagles, harbor seals, stellar sea lions and even the occasional brown or black bear. A beautifully prepared snack served with wine and other beverages enhances the day. Bring your camera to capture the incredible and peaceful ambience of Alaska. If whales are sighted, your captain will maneuver the boat to allow for exceptional viewing and photo opportunities. Return to port at the conclusion of this fantastic day.

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Mendenhall Glacier Helicopter, Guided Walk & Salmon Bake

3.75 hours | Juneau | JNU-815
  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Glacier Flightseeing

This excursion combines Tours 300 and 810! After a short motorcoach ride to Juneau's heliport, you'll enter the cozy cabin of the modern, turbine helicopter, lift off and soar high over alpine ridges towards the Mendenhall Glacier. Cruising above twisted ice spires and deep crevasses, your expert pilot will set down on the surface of the glacier. A walk on Juneau's star attraction is an unforgettable sight. By now, you've probably worked up an appetite and ready for lunch at Salmon Creek. Feast on wild Alaska salmon, chicken, corn bread and dessert, under protective domes. After enjoying the musical entertainment, take the short walk to Salmon Falls to pan for gold, view spawning salmon (when in season), or the remains of the historic Wagner Mine. Linger in the gift shop or roast marshmallows over the campfire before returning to the pier at your leisure.

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Interactive Self-Guided Jeep Adventure - 4 Door

4.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-905
  • Mendenhall Glacier

Juneau, the capital city of Alaska, presents a wide array of landscapes and adventures. Climb into your 4-door, 4x4 Jeep Wrangler and set off on a customizable excursion. You will be aided by an interactive digital iPad, mounted to the center console for easy access that provides both navigation and background information on the sites you will be visiting. All vehicles have an easy-lift soft top that can be placed up or down depending on your preference. Explore Juneau's most treasured sites at your own pace. The four-hour tour includes narrative along with music and commentary and is timed to include visits to Gold Creek, Mendenhall Glacier, the Shrine of St. Therese, and Eagle Beach. The Jeep has five seatbelts, and all tours include the interactive digital guide, fuel, unlimited mileage, gold-panning equipment, umbrellas, ponchos, car seats and insurance.

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Helicopter Glacier Walkabout

3.25 hours | Juneau | JNU-850
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Glacier Flightseeing

Your mode of transport as you fly over the incredible southeast Alaskan terrain is a modern, turbine helicopter, which first takes you over the lush rainforest and stunning granite peaks that surround the Juneau Icefield. With 1,500 square miles of glacial terrain to choose from, your pilot will set down on one of the 36 spectacular glaciers. During your intimate, one-hour glacier walk, your professional guide will provide you with detailed explanations of glacier environments and allow plenty of time for you to take photographs. Rain and windproof outerwear, boots and gloves will be provided, as will trekking poles, crampons and a snack pack. After you have fully absorbed this incredible natural wonder, it will be time to climb back onto the helicopter for the equally awe-inspiring flight home. Keep cameras at the ready, as you never know what wildlife you might spot from your aerial seat.

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Fly-Out Fly Fishing Adventure

5.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-570
  • Outdoor Adventures

Whether you're a fisherman, a photographer or a discriminating traveler looking for an authentic experience, this five-and-a-half-hour tour will surely be a highlight of any Alaska visit. After being provided with waders and rain gear, a short yet exhilarating flight in a floatplane takes you over breathtaking scenery. Here, you may spot brown and black bears, bald eagles, deer and whales. This unique tour caters both to the first-timer with hands-on instruction available, and also the experienced fly caster, who will enjoy the challenge of Alaska fishing and guide interaction. Fishing here is done on an eco-conscious catch-and-release basis, and you will pursue cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden trout and various salmon species. First-class gear will be provided along with a smoked salmon snack and beverages. Your memorable day ends aboard the floatplane for the breathtaking flight back to Juneau.

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Helicopter Glacier Trek

4.25 hours | Juneau | JNU-855
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Glacier Flightseeing

This action-packed four-hour tour offers you the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the stunning Juneau Icefield first hand. Your world-class adventure begins even before you climb aboard the helicopter, with a briefing from your expert guide. Here, you will also be outfitted with rain protective outerwear, mountain boots, crampons, an ice axe, water and an energy bar. Then it's time to hit the skies for the magnificent flight over lush rainforest and granite peaks, so get your cameras ready. Setting down on a glacier, your professional guide will then lead you on this breathtaking two-hour, personalized hike through an awe-inspiring icescape. No experience is necessary, but be prepared for physical activity, including comfortable hiking approximately two miles over uneven and sometimes steep terrain. As long as you arrive prepared to have the adventure of a lifetime, you are guaranteed to enjoy this unique back-to-nature opportunity.

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Dog Sledding on the Mendenhall Glacier by Helicopter

2.75 hours | Juneau | JNU-845
  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Glacier Flightseeing
  • Dog Sledding

This combination small-group tour offers you the adventure of a lifetime! Your exciting journey begins with a ride to the heliport. Donning a pair of glacier overboots, you'll board a premier helicopter for your flight over the Mendenhall Glacier. During your breathtaking flight, you'll get to see some of nature's most beautiful landscapes and vistas accessible only by air. You'll marvel at the spectacular icefalls and rock formations of the area. Set down at the dog sled camp where you'll meet top professional mushers and their dogs to learn their tricks of the trade. Then, you'll get to experience the unique thrill of zipping across the snow pack of the Mendenhall Glacier behind a team of huskies. After your exhilarating sled experience, you'll have time to cuddle the camp puppies and for pictures with your mushers and dogs before re-boarding your helicopter and return to civilization.

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Pilot's Choice Ice Age Exploration (with Two Landings)

2.75 hours | Juneau | JNU-825
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Glacier Flightseeing

With two glacier landings and your pilots as your guide, this tour is a one-of-a-kind, personalized experience. After arriving at the heliport, you'll receive a safety briefing and receive some of the gear needed to wear as you venture out onto the glaciers. You and your pilot will choose two different landings among the 36 named glaciers stretched across 1,500 square miles of the Juneau Icefield. Glaciers such as Herbert, Taku, Norris, Gilkey, Hole in the Wall or Mendenhall are a few of the possibilities. For an up-close opportunity to appreciate this ancient landscape, your pilot will land in two different locations, where you will continue the tour on foot. Once on the ice, your pilot will escort you on an informative, relaxing walk along the glacier's surface while describing the magnificent area that surrounds you. Photos taken and memories made, you'll reboard the aircraft and return to port.

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Private Jeep Tour with Driver - 4 Passengers

4 hours | Juneau | JNU-900

Experience Juneau's most scenic, unique and off-the-beaten path sites from the comfort of a private Jeep Wrangler with a local guide on this fully customizable private adventure. Talk with your personal driver/guide to create a custom adventure that might include highlights such as the State Capitol Building and Russian Orthodox Church. Journey on to view and photograph the magnificent Mendenhall Glacier. Cross the bridge over to Douglas Island for breathtaking views of Juneau and your cruise ship. Or, visit the charming Shrine of St. Therese to explore the historic stone chapel and serene waterfront grounds. Custom stops can include, but are not limited to: shopping, dining or exploring just about anything in the capital city..

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Extended Helicopter Glacier Trek

5.25 hours | Juneau | JNU-860
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Glacier Flightseeing

This action-packed five-hour tour offers you the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the stunning Juneau Icefield first hand. Your world-class adventure begins even before you climb aboard the helicopter, with a briefing from your expert guide. Here, you will also be outfitted with rain protective outerwear, mountain boots, crampons, an ice axe, water and an energy bar. Then it's time to hit the skies for the magnificent flight over lush rainforest and granite peaks, so get your cameras ready. Setting down on a glacier, your professional guide will then lead you on this breathtaking three-hour, personalized hike through an awe-inspiring icescape. No experience is necessary, but be prepared for physical activity, including hiking approximately three to four miles over uneven and sometimes steep terrain as well as some technical climbing. As long as you arrive prepared to have the adventure of a lifetime, you are guaranteed to enjoy this unique back-to-nature opportunity.

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Private Van Tour with Driver - 14 Passengers

4 hours | Juneau | JNU-901

Experience Juneau's most scenic, unique and off-the-beaten path sites from the comfort of a private van with a local guide on this fully customizable private adventure. Talk with your personal driver/guide to create a custom adventure that might include highlights such as the State Capitol Building and Russian Orthodox Church. Journey on to view and photograph the magnificent Mendenhall Glacier. Cross the bridge over to Douglas Island for breathtaking views of Juneau and your cruise ship. Or, visit the charming Shrine of St. Therese to explore the historic stone chapel and serene waterfront grounds. Custom stops can include, but are not limited to: shopping, dining or exploring just about anything in the capital city..

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Brown Bear & Wildlife Viewing Expedition

5 hours | Juneau | JNU-870
  • Outdoor Adventures

Journey by floatplane to the wilds of southeast Alaska before landing at a remote location where you will go in search of the majestic brown bear and other incredible wildlife. This delightful small-group exploration is an exceptional experience. Your incredible half-day wildlife adventure begins when you meet your Alaska bush pilot for a breathtakingly scenic flight over southeast Alaska's glorious landscape. Once your plane has landed, you will immediately find yourself in brown bear territory, where access is limited by permit to ensure preservation of these glorious creatures. Here, your expert local guide will share in-depth knowledge of the area's fascinating natural history, wildlife and, of course, the life and habits of brown bears. You will enjoy an educational walk along pretty streams, breathtaking estuaries and coastal areas looking for wildlife and taking photographs. You'll head back to port on the return flight having experienced a truly special day out. Photographers and nature enthusiasts will marvel at this opportunity to discover the unexpected on this once-in-a-lifetime experience allowing a rare look into the world of Alaska's most grand and majestic animals.

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Taku Glacier Helicopter Landing & Airboat Tour - Discovery Exclusive

3.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-830
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Glacier Flightseeing

Soar over the rugged beauty of the Juneau Icefield, cascading mountains, pristine glaciers and the Taku River basin on an exhilarating flightseeing tour. Your approximately 3.5-hour tour begins with a ride to the airport where you'll board your comfortable aircraft. Then, feel the rush of excitement as your helicopter lifts off on a 15-minute sky-flying adventure over the Tongass National Forest. At over 16 million acres, it's renowned as the largest national forest in the United States and home to nearly 24 national monuments, preserves and wilderness areas, and the awe-inspiring Juneau Icefield. Then, you'll descend to Taku Point and transfer to an airboat for an up close look at the mighty Taku Glacier. At the conclusion of this memorable tour, you'll reboard your helicopter to fly to the top of the glacier to land and step out onto this amazing mass of ice. Take photos and learn about this natural wonder before the return flight to the airport, where you'll rejoin the shuttle back to your ship.

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Local Connections: Dog Sledding & Glacier Adventure by Helicopter Created by Iditarod Musher

3 hours | Juneau | JNU-840
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Glacier Flightseeing
  • Dog Sledding

This combination tour offers you the adventure of a lifetime. Your exciting journey begins with a ride to the heliport. Donning a pair of glacier overboots, you'll board a helicopter for your flight over the Alaskan ice field. During your breathtaking flight, you'll get to see some of nature's most beautiful landscapes in areas that are accessible only by air. You'll marvel at the spectacular icefalls and rock formations of the region. After your fifteen-minute flight, you'll set down on picturesque Norris Glacier and meet top Iditarod race veteran mushers and their dogs to learn their tricks of the trade. Then, you'll get to experience the unique thrill of zipping across a glacier behind a team of huskies. After your exhilarating sled experience, you'll re-board your helicopter and once again sail over the elegant ribbons of ice as you return to the heliport.

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Pack Creek Bear Viewing

5 hours | Juneau | JNU-880
  • Outdoor Adventures

Photographers and nature enthusiasts will marvel at this opportunity to take a rare look into the world of the brown bear. From Juneau you'll fly to Admiralty Island, a one million-acre island home to 1,500 bears. Enter their world for a chance to watch them walk, eat and tend to their young during a five-hour excursion that not only showcases bears in their natural setting but also the area's incredible beauty. The native Tlingit people call this impressive island "Kootznoowoo," meaning "Fortress of the Bear." Once you land your guide will lead you through a mile of unspoiled scenic wilderness to the Pack Creek Bear Sanctuary viewing area. Then, have your cameras to hopefully capture brown bears grazing in the estuary or playing on the shore. After you've taken your memorable photos, you'll return along the same scenic trail and rejoin the floatplane for the return trip to your ship.

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Deluxe Dog Sledding Adventure by Helicopter

4.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-835
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Glacier Flightseeing
  • Dog Sledding

Soar high above glistening glaciers, the Coast Mountains and plunging waterfalls on a flightseeing adventure to the Norris Glacier and a "musher's camp." This over four-hour tour is unlike all others, with extras for those who seek a more personalized, hands-on mushing experience. Begin with lift-off from a private heliport on Douglas Island. Gaze out the helicopter's wide windows at the spectacular scenery below. Fly over the Tongass Forest and view the massive five-mile-wide Taku Glacier. Your destination is a dog-sled camp located where a professional sled team will introduce you to the huskies and give you a behind-the-scenes tour of life at a musher's camp. Assist with harnessing your dog team and learn how to drive the sled, then hold on tight for a five-mile mush across the glacier. Feed the dogs a snack after their long run and then pause for lunch yourself. Fly back over a scenic route to conclude this amazing day.

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Private Whale Watching - 6 Passengers

3.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-910
  • Whale Watching

Experience Juneau's star attractions at sea on a private whale watching tour. This tour includes whale and wildlife viewing in lengths based on your groups' preferences. Because this is a private tour, the amount of time engaged in each activity is up to you! On this exciting tour your sights may include humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, eagles, harbor seals, lighthouses, glaciers in the distance and possibly even bears! So plentiful are these nutrient-rich waters that your tour offers a whale sighting guarantee. Your captain is familiar with wildlife habitats and movement patterns and can guide you to the best possible areas for viewing and photography. Your boat has an enclosed heated cabin, comfortable seating, plenty of viewing space and a restroom. Each group will receive a complimentary Alaskan gift bag with local goodies.

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$1199.95