- Gold mining and panning shore excursion and Juneau city tour
- Keep all the gold you find!
- Learn about the history of the Gold Rush
- Receive a Orelove Brothers Gold Claim Certificate
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
What You Can Expect
Your guide will show you how to pan for gold while painting a picture of the thousands of people who hurried to the region to strike it rich during the Gold Rush of the late 1800s. Get the hang of gold panning from your guide, and then try it yourself! You can either pan for gold in the creek or go in the waist-high water of the demonstration trough. While you search, you’ll be surrounded by the building remnants of the Alaska-Juneau Mining Company, which closed in 1944 due to the WWII labor shortage.
Head back to your ship with a newfound knowledge of one of Alaska’s most important events, as well as all the gold you find and an Orelove Brothers Gold Claim Certificate!
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Juneau port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
We really enjoyed this short tour. The tour by mini bus in Juneau, the gold panning demonstration then the chance to find our own gold was fun! Tom (our guide) was friendly, helpful and fitted the "prospector" part really well. If you are looking for something different to do while visiting Juneau, this is a great way to spend a couple of hours.
This excursion started out bad but ended up turning out good. The representative at the port was not holding the correct sign making it difficult to locate our bus and we missed our excursion. But the company worked us in on the next. The tour guide was fantastic. He taught us so much about panning.