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  • Location: Juneau, Alaska
  • Duration:  6 hours (approx.)

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 take in magnificent mountain views. Then, head to Auke Bay and board a sightseeing boat to see massive humpback whales with your naturalist guide! After you’ve been in the presence of these magical creatures, enjoy a traditional Alaskan salmon bake where you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet!

Highlights

  • Juneau shore excursion with a Mendenhall Glacier tour, whale-watching adventure and traditional salmon bake
  • Enjoy a narrated visit to the ice wall at Mendenhall Glacier
  • Cruise along Auke Bay on a sightseeing boat and spot humpback whales
  • Savor the flavors of a traditional Alaskan salmon bake
  • Complimentary port pickup and drop-off
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier, Whale Watching and Salmon Bake

Traditional Alaskan Salmon Bake

As Alaska’s capital city, Juneau has so much to offer. On this half-day shore excursion, your guide will lead you through three activities that will give you the best feel for Juneau: a Mendenhall Glacier viewing, humpback whale-watching experience and a traditional salmon bake buffet!

After pickup from your cruise ship port, take a narrated journey to the ice wall at Mendenhall Glacier with your expert guide. The approximately 12 mile (19 km) long glacier is sure to leave you with a lasting impression and dozens of stunning photographs to commemorate your visit.

Next, head to Auke Bay and embark on an exciting whale-watching tour! Board a 48-passenger sightseeing boat and explore Auke Bay, known for the dozens of whales that migrate there each year. The boat's extra-large windows, complimentary binoculars and exterior observation deck will make for an excellent whale-watching experience.

Finally, finish your Juneau experience with an all-you-can-eat salmon bake, where you’ll enjoy a delicious meal including grilled salmon, cheechako chicken, Chilkoot baked beans, Tongass wild-rice pilaf, White Pass pasta, salads, beverages and a selection of side dishes. Top it off with delicious blueberry cake for desert! Beer and wine are available for purchase. Then, sit back, relax and enjoy a scenic ride back to your cruise ship.

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Everything well organized and a fabulous 3 stop tour. Got lucky with great weather and great day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

We booked this tour outside of the cruise line offerings, through Viator, and it was the right choice. Not only did it include 3 different activities, but we had our own separate transportation, 5 guests in a 12 passenger van, that gave us more flexibility with scheduling and more room. While my wife and I were a bit skeptical about whale watching, we had a great time! The Captain and his guide did a great job getting us in position to see multiple humpbacks, sea lions, and Orcas up close. We didn't go to the visitors' center at Mendanhall Glacier, but we did have time to walk the trail up to the waterfall and get a closer view of the glacier. While some folks were disappointed with the salmon bake, trying to compare it with the cruise menu, we took it for what it was; a quaint, relaxing, picnic-style atmosphere. The salmon was very good and there was a musician for entertainment. Overall we had a great time and would recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Our family was taking a cruise and I was a little skeptical booking an excursion not affiliated with the cruise line but wow what a great experience we had with our Juneau excursion and Viator! The whales, glacier, and salmon bake were top notch. If you are considering this excursion sign up now it is an experience you will never forget. Kirsten, Mississippi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

The tour to Mendenhall Glacier gave enough time to view the glacier and the visitor's center. The bus was small enough to be comfortable and not have to wait for lots of people to exit or return. The whale watching boat was comfortable and once again small enough so everyone got a chance to view the whales. The crew was very knowledgeable. We saw many whales, including one that came completely out of the water. This was wonderful. The salmon bake was nice but not my favorite part. Their bus driver was very knowledgeable. The only complaint would be not knowing you have to walk so far to get to the start of the tour. One member of our group had difficulty walking and having to rush to get there was not good. We had to ask multiple people where to meet the tour in the beginning.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

We had a great time. The Salmon Bake was delicious and what a wonderful site. Mendenhall Glacier is a breath taking, we even saw a bear. But the best was the Whale Watching, we saw so may whales. The boat was new and the crew was just

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

All three activities were excellent. The glacier itself was pretty awesome, and the nearby tourist center explaining what you were looking at (free admission for those on this tour) was fascinating. We saw quite a few whales, although I wasn't able to get a great picture of a tail. This was mostly my fault because I just didn't point the camera in the right place at the right time. Beautiful scenery and lots to see. The salmon bake was unbelievable, both in food and in scenery. It is held in an area with running streams all around. Wonderful tour; recommend it highly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

We truly enjoyed al aspects of this tour. The guides were exceptional and we did manage to see several whales. The salmon bake was amazing as was seeing the Mendenhall Glacier. I wish the weather had been less dreary but guess one expects that in September in Alaska!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

We were very pleased with this "triple tour." Wish we had had more time at the Mendenhall Glacier - there was so much to see! The whale watching was outstanding - saw two pods of Orca whales plus eagles and sea lions. The salmon bake was delicious. All staff involved in each area of the tour were great. We had a wonderful time and highly recommend this tour.

4 star rating: Recommended September 2013

We enjoyed the excursion everything went according to schedule

4 star rating: Recommended August 2013

The glacier was fantastic. I wish we could have had a little more time to walk down to the falls area and get closer. The alternative whale watching that you got us on was very good. I was actually glad for the chance to be on it. Of course we don"t know what it would have been like if we had gotten on the boat we were scheduled for. But the girl doing the commentary and the captain were very experienced and showed us a great trip. I would highly recommend them to your tour in the future. Thanks for making the arrangement changes for us. Judy

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