Taku Lodge Feast & Five-Glacier Seaplane - Discovery Exclusive

3.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-805
From
$ 339.95
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Points of Interest

  • Glacier Flightseeing
Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal, Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

This magnificent three-and-a–half-hour journey begins when you leave the Juneau waterfront in a nostalgic DeHavilland Otter floatplane, flying over five breathtaking glaciers towards the wilderness lodge.

Everyone has a window seat on this thrilling 40-minute narrated flight, enabling you to fully enjoy the unrestricted view of lush rainforest, waterfalls, snow-capped mountains and mighty glaciers. Soar over the deep crevasses and azure meltwater pools of the Norris, Taku, Hole-in-the-Wall, East and West Twin glaciers.

The Taku River is your "runway" as you land in front of the charming Taku Glacier Lodge, a historic landmark that was built in 1923, directly across the river from Hole-in-the-Wall Glacier. Then it's time to savor an all-you-can-eat feast of wild Alaska salmon complemented with homemade side dishes and glacier ice to cool your drinks.

Your congenial hosts will entertain you with stories of the lodge's colorful past, while you absorb the rustic charm of your surroundings, decorated with old dog sleds, hunting and trapping gear, furs and memorabilia. You will also be encouraged to keep on the lookout, as occasionally the aroma of the freshly grilled salmon attracts black bears in search of a tasty morsel. After your delicious feast, linger in the gift shop, explore the forest trails on a guided, interpretive walk or relax with a beverage beside a crackling fire in the cozy lodge. This beautiful location is scarcely touched by time, so take advantage of our child rate and treat the entire family to this unique adventure.

This excursion was chosen last season by Princess passengers for overall tour quality and outstanding customer service and awarded Shore Excursion of the Season in Juneau.

Special Notes:

This flight has no weight surcharge. Guests on early morning departures also enjoy reindeer sausage and scones. Children under the age of 2 may travel as a lap child at no cost. Aircraft fly no higher than 6,000 feet. Oxygen for personal use is allowed but must be in the form of an FAA approved portable oxygen concentrator that can be secured to the user's body. Carry-on bags are limited.

Flightseeing excursions are not refundable unless cancelled by 12:00pm on the day after embarkation.

Meal: Fresh wild salmon, chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, pioneer fruit compote, fresh sourdough bread, herb biscuits, ginger cookies, coffee, lemonade, ice tea, water chilled with glacier ice; for brunch departure (8:30am) all of the above is served with the addition of reindeer sausage and scones. Beer and wine available for minimal cost.

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Tour to seaplane base

Transport type:
Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
14
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Check-in & aircraft assignment

Time at site:
00:15
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Flightseeing over 5 glaciers enroute to Taku Lodge - approximate flight time

Transport type:
Floatplane
Transport Capacity:
10
Time at site:
00:25
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Enjoy meal at Taku Lodge

Time at site:
02:00
Free time at site:
60
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
70
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Return flight to Juneau

Transport type:
Floatplane
Transport Capacity:
10
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Tour back to cruise ship pier

Transport type:
Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
24
Travel time:
00:05
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes