Best of Juneau: Mendenhall Glacier, Whale Watching and Salmon Bake

7 hr

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Day Trip

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While in port in Juneau, fill your day with the best Juneau has to offer. On this shore excursion, take a narrated tour of the ice wall at Mendenhall Glacier and soak up magnificent mountain views. From Auke Bay, board a boat with a naturalist guide to see humpback whales! Continue to a traditional Alaskan salmon bake for an all-you-can-eat buffet, and then witness a Tlingit Master Carver turn 10-foot-tall totem poles and silver jewelry...
While in port in Juneau, fill your day with the best Juneau has to offer. On this shore excursion, take a narrated tour of the ice wall at Mendenhall Glacier and soak up magnificent mountain views. From Auke Bay, board a boat with a naturalist guide to see humpback whales! Continue to a traditional Alaskan salmon bake for an all-you-can-eat buffet, and then witness a Tlingit Master Carver turn 10-foot-tall totem poles and silver jewelry into beautiful art. Return to port with lasting impressions of Alaska.
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Stop At: Mendenhall Glacier, Mendenhall Valley, Juneau, AK

Enjoy a narrated transfer to the spectacular Mendenhall Glacier and its Visitor Center, where a ranger can satisfy your curiosity about the natural wonders there. Roam the grounds, snap photos, take in the interactive exhibits and have the chance to watch bears feast on salmon.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Auke Bay, Juneau, AK 99801, USA

From Mendenhall Glacier, we’ll take you to Auke Bay where you’ll board our state-of-the-art, 48-passenger jet boat custom designed for Juneau whale watching. It has extra-large windows, and an outside viewing deck.

Juneau has a healthy humpback whale population with some 65 whales returning each season to feed in the nutrient-rich waters, and our boat captains are experts at locating them. We guarantee whale sightings; if there are no whales during your cruise, we'll refund $100 to...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Mendenhall Glacier, Mendenhall Valley, Juneau, AK

Enjoy a narrated transfer to the spectacular Mendenhall Glacier and its Visitor Center, where a ranger can satisfy your curiosity about the natural wonders there. Roam the grounds, snap photos, take in the interactive exhibits and have the chance to watch bears feast on salmon.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Auke Bay, Juneau, AK 99801, USA

From Mendenhall Glacier, we’ll take you to Auke Bay where you’ll board our state-of-the-art, 48-passenger jet boat custom designed for Juneau whale watching. It has extra-large windows, and an outside viewing deck.

Juneau has a healthy humpback whale population with some 65 whales returning each season to feed in the nutrient-rich waters, and our boat captains are experts at locating them. We guarantee whale sightings; if there are no whales during your cruise, we'll refund $100 to each adult and $50 for children. Your captain will let you know when whales are spotted, but it’s likely you'll first hear a collective chorus of "Oohhs!" and "Ahhs!" from your fellow adventurers as they witness a giant humpback suddenly breach.

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.

Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes

Stop At: Gold Creek Salmon Bake, 1061 Salmon Creek Ln, Juneau, AK 99801, USA

After your whale watching cruise, you're off to the Gold Creek Salmon Bake. In a beautiful setting nestled in the rainforest, you'll arrive with the aroma of wild Alaskan salmon grilling over an open alder wood fire. The all-you-can-eat buffet also includes Cheechako Chicken, Alyeska Au Gratin Potatoes, Chilkoot Baked Beans, Tongass Wild-Rice Pilaf, and other sides, salads, beverages, and blueberry cake for dessert!

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.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Transportation
  • Whale Sighting Guarantee
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Entry/Admission - Gold Creek Salmon Bake
  • Buffet and Hot & Cold Beverages
  • Live Entertainment
  • Entry/Admission - Mendenhall Glacier
  • Permits
Not Included
  • Souveniers (available for purchase)
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Mount Roberts Tramway, 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children 13-17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate in the absence of a parent or guardian
  • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travelers
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.