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Best of Juneau Excursion

Juneau, Alaska / USA (Excursion ID S1872)

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    6 hours 15 min
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  • Round-trip transportation from your Juneau cruise ship terminal!
  • Self-guided Excursion!
  • Experience the three most popular sightseeing excursion adventures in Juneau!
  • Keep your eyes peeled for potential Alaskan wildlife sightings!
  • An all-you-can-eat Alaskan salmon buffet is included!
  • See the Mendenhall glacier, whale watching, and Juneau's famous Gold Creek Salmon Bake!
  • Guaranteed whale sighting!
  • Escape the cruise ship shore excursion crowds and enjoy the unique sights of Juneau and Alaska!

Come face-to-face with a glacier, marvel at huge humpback whales, and top this excitement off with a scrumptious meal featuring wild Alaskan salmon grilled over an alder wood fire. You'll call this combination amazing; we call it the Best of Juneau.
This Juneau Sightseeing Cruise Excursion combo departs from downtown Juneau for the 12-mile drive to the Mendenhall Valley. Your shore excursion driver will share some of the region's history, culture, and outdoor lifestyle during the drive. Upon arrival, you will have free time on your own to stroll one of the numerous self-guided walking trails, and ask questions to the knowledgeable US Forest Service staff. There is also a visitor's center available for a small admission fee (not included) where you can see interactive videos and exhibits. Do not forget your camera, as the outside porch on the visitor's center offers a great perspective of the glacier across the lake. A great adventure sightseeing combo cruise shore excursion from Juneau, Alaska!

Your two-hour wildlife cruise departs from Auke Bay. Your shore excursion captain and onboard naturalist will welcome you aboard The North Star, a state-of-the-art 48-passenger jet boat designed for Juneau whale watching from inside or out on deck. More than 60 humpback whales return from Hawaii to this area each season to feed in nutrient-rich waters. Where some whale watching is done in miles of open ocean, this is a more enclosed area, which increases the possibilities of sightings. Your whale-watch sightseeing excursion captain is so experienced in knowing where to look that they guarantee whale sightings. In fact, if a whale is not spotted you will receive a $100 refund ($50 for children). Binoculars are available for your use onboard. Venture out on the deck to enjoy a panoramic view of your surroundings or to take a photo, or settle into your warm, comfortable interior surroundings to enjoy the scenery and wildlife sightings through the oversized windows.
After your whale-watching cruise, you're off to the Gold Creek Salmon Bake. The Gold Creek Salmon Bake is more than a meal. It is the ultimate Alaskan experience with great food, live music, and fun activities like gold panning, marshmallow roasting, and a nature walk, set in a rainforest alongside Salmon Creek. Here you will dine on Alaskan-caught salmon grilled over an open alder wood fire. In addition, there is Parmesan chicken, cheesy au gratin potatoes, baked beans with reindeer sausage, wild rice pilaf, cornbread, clam chowder, and other sides, salads and beverages, and blueberry cake for dessert. Beer, wine, and soda are available for purchase. After your meal, roast marshmallows over a crackling campfire, visit the Salmon Creek Trading Post, and stroll to the beautiful Salmon Creek waterfall. Take your time; you can return to the dock at your leisure.

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What a great taste of Juneau, Alaska; whale watching, a salmon bake, and a visit to see the Mendenhall Glacier. All in one day. One of the best sightseeing adventure cruise excursions from Juneau!


5 Reviews

Indianapolis, IN
Really had such a wonderful experience!
     5/5  (Visited on September 2019)
This was the perfect choice in Juneau. We took this tour recently and enjoyed very much. The buffet was delicious. The staff was friendly at all times and very knowledgeable. Thank you for this unforgettable experience for a lifetime.
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Middlesex NC
Great excursion
     5/5  (Visited on May 2019)
Our day in Juneau was a little rainy, but that didn't stop the enjoyment. We walked to the meeting point when we got off of the ship and were escorted to our van. We went to Mendenhall Glacier and stayed for about an hour and then headed on to the whale watching portion of the excursion. We were so excited to see a mama and baby whale as well as some sea lions. After we returned to shore we were taken to the salmon bake. I am not a seafood lover so I didn't care much for that, but the others in our party enjoyed it. We we're shuttled back to the ship in plenty of time to not be left. It was a very full day! Amazing scenery and experiences!
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The Best and ONLY choice in Juneau!
     5/5  (Visited on September 2018)
Best tour we ever took! Mendenhall Glacier, salmon bake, and whale watching. Our driver was super! The glacier was fantastic; there was plenty of time to look around and even take in some of the Ranger talks and see salmon spawning. The whale watching was awesome - saw many whales and one that whale that 'breached' many, many times and the onboard homemade snacks were great. The salmon bake at Orca Point Lodge was a true Alaskan experience. We don't even like salmon, but we ate the whole thing - it was so good!
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Saginaw, MI
Not your everyday experience
     5/5  (Visited on September 2017)
The name says it all, this was definitely the best of Juneau. We felt like a true Alaskan for a day and we got to visit some of Juneau's most famous locations. The whale watching was the most impressive. The adrenaline of seeing such large mammals is not your everyday experience. It was so exciting to see them so close but we also learn about them and how important they are to our ecosystem. To end our exciting day we enjoyed an outdoor buffet and got to sit down, enjoy nature and met some great people.
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The most perfect day
     5/5  (Visited on June 2016)
Ideal for our day in Juneau and for families, we took our children, 8 and 10 years, who were so excited by going in this excursion since we booked it 6 months in advance. We met Spencer who was our guide right at the cruise terminal, since the beginning of the excursion he was very nice, great with kids! The salmon bake is a beautiful tradition, everyone seems to be having a wonderful time. Growing up you get a fantasy image of Alaska and its rugged beauty...we were not disappointed. The scenery is just amazing.
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Shannan W Fort Worth, Texas, US
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A good description of the Shore Excursion, and the website was easy to navigate....
 A good description of the Shore Excursion, and the website was easy to navigate. The purchasing process was easy. 
Ryan P Palestine, Texas, US
Ryan P Palestine, Texas, US 3 days ago
Extremely easy to use and navigate website.
 Extremely easy to use and navigate website. 
Richard K Midland, Texas, US
Richard K Midland, Texas, US 3 days ago
Quick and easy
 Quick and easy 
Jason B Morresville, Nc, US
Jason B Morresville, Nc, US 3 days ago
Kim B NEDERLAND, TX, US 5 days ago
Everything about each excursion was explained in detail
 Everything about each excursion was explained in detail 
Aldon J Lafayette, La., US
Aldon J Lafayette, La., US 5 days ago