Underground Mine Exploration & Gold Panning (Wheelchair Accessible)

Underground Mine Exploration & Gold Panning (Wheelchair Accessible)

2.25 hours | Juneau | J N U - 3 4 1
Average Guest Rating
$ 89.95
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Points of Interest

  • Outdoor Adventures
Wheelchair Accessible, Shopping Opportunities, Easy activity

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

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.

Special Notes:

The content of this tour is identical to JNU-340. Only guests using a wheelchair can book this tour, as it ensures accessible transportation. Due to the specialized nature of some lift-equipped vehicles, priority is given to guests using a wheelchair and one companion only; additional companions may be required to travel on the transportation provided for tour JNU-341. Bookings not marked with an accessibility requirement will be removed from the tour's inventory.

This tour can accommodate manual and electric wheelchairs. The lift on the vehicle can accommodate a maximum weight of 600 lbs., maximum length of 40 inches and maximum width of 27 inches. Passengers with disabilities must contact the onboard Tour Office at least 48 hours prior to the excursion to ensure arrangements can be made to meet their particular needs. Please be sure to read the "Accessible Cruising" information on the home page of Princess.com.

Dress warmly for the underground portion of the tour.

Provided: Hard hat, guaranteed gold, hot beverage

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


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Tour through historic downtown to Conveyor Tunnel

Travel time: 00:20

Visit Conveyor Tunnel (underground)

Time at site: 00:45

Tour from tunnel to Mill Site

Travel time: 00:05

Visit Mill Site & Gold Panning

Time at site: 00:55

Tour back to cruise ship pier

Travel time: 00:10