- Gold panning and salmon bake shore excursion from Juneau
- Learning how to pan for gold in Gold Creek
- Enjoy a traditional Alaskan salmon bake for either lunch or dinner
- Learn the history of the Alaskan Gold Rush
- Keep all the gold you find -- receive an Orelove Brothers Gold Claim Certificate as proof!
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
After pickup from the cruise port, your guide will take you on a brief city tour of Juneau, Alaska’s capital. From there, head up to Gold Creek and Last Chance Basin, where you’ll learn all there is to know about gold panning, the simplest form of gold mining. Get the hang of it with help from your guide, and then try it on your own! Everything you find is yours to keep. You’ll receive an Orelove Brothers Gold Claim Certificate, signifying the gold you’ve discovered.
After you’ve built up an appetite, travel by bus to the traditional Alaskan salmon bake! Your lunch or dinner (depending on your choice of tour time) includes grilled salmon, Cheechako chicken, Chilkoot baked beans, Tongass wild-rice pilaf, White Pass pasta and more! Eat as much as you like, and then roast marshmallows by the fire or take a walk to the historic Wagner Mine. You can take the shuttle back to the port whenever you wish. Buses run based off of cruise schedules for the day.
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.
Reviewed by Elizabeth P, October 2012
Panning for gold was a great experience. The Salmon Bake was awesome. We even saw the salmon swimming up stream to spawn (mid Aug) food was good, nice picnic grove atmosphere.
Reviewed by Jo B, September 2012
This was a fun experience and the best tasting clam chowder and salmon I ever had. THe one issue was with us being shuttled from place to place. We were sent to eat first when it said gold panning first so we had already eaten lunch - then when we were returned to get a shuttle to pan we ( 4 of us) were put on a shuttle with everyone else who was headed to the salmon bake- so I think that end of things could use some coordination. We waited for quite a while.