- Gold panning and salmon bake combo tour from Juneau
- Spend your morning or afternoon learning how to pan for gold in Gold Creek
- Enjoy a traditional Alaskan salmon bake
- Learn about the history of the Gold Rush and keep all the gold you find!
- Watch a Tlingit Master Carver at work and learn about the ancestral craft
- Round-trip hotel transport included
What You Can Expect
Your day starts in Juneau, where your guide will take you on a brief tour of Alaska’s capital city. From there, head up to Gold Creek and Last Chance Basin to 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. Best of all, everything you find is yours to keep, and take home a souvenir Orelove Brothers Gold Claim Certificate.
Next, follow your guide to a traditional Alaskan salmon bake. Your lunch or dinner (depending on your chosen 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 on the fire.
With your appetites satisfied, walk to Salmon Creek waterfall or check out the entrance to the historic Wagner Mine for glimpses of mining relics.
You also have the opportunity to watch Doug Chilton, a Tlingit Master Carver, and his son, work on two 10-foot-tall (3-meter-tall) cedar totem poles and silver jewelry. Learn about the lore and culture behind their ancestral craft, and don’t miss the chance to purchase original works of art from the gift shop.
With several shuttle departure times available in the evening, you choose when to return to your Juneau hotel.