• Location: Juneau, Alaska
  • Duration: Flexible
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On this shore excursion from Juneau port, you get to pan for gold and dig into a hearty Alaskan salmon-bake buffet. At Gold Creek and Last Chance Basin, learn how to cull the waters for the precious metal and then make your own small fortune exploring the gold fields on your own. Watch a Tlingit Master Carver at work on totem poles and silver, visit Salmon Creek waterfall and enjoy a city tour of Juneau. And yes, keep all the gold you find! Port transport included.


  • Gold panning and salmon bake shore excursion from Juneau
  • Learn how to pan for gold in Gold Creek and about the history of the Alaskan gold rush
  • Enjoy a traditional Alaskan salmon bake for either lunch or dinner
  • Keep all the gold you find and receive an Orelove Brothers Gold Claim Certificate
  • Admire the artisanship of a Tlingit Master Carver and learn about his ancestral craft
  • Port pickup and drop-off included
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Juneau Shore Excursion: Gold Panning and Salmon Bake Combo Tour

Alaskan Salmon Bake

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Excellent tour! Learning to pan for gold was fun and the salmon bake was absolutely delicious! As an added bonus, we saw a stream chock-full of spawning salmon and a beautiful waterfall.

Mark R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Kids had a great time panning for gold and the food at the Salmon bake was fantastic. Our guide, Tom, was a wonderful and entertaining individual who took great care of us. It was a great day and well worth the money!

Elizabeth P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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.


4 star rating: Recommended August 2017

Our guide was entertaining. The panning was fun. The salmon bake was amazing! We lucked out with the weather, drizzling, but not cold.

Angela F

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

City tour was great. Steve, our driver, was a hoot as well as very informative and entertaining. Gold panning was also a lot of fun, but we wished we had more time to pan.

Terrin M

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Had a blast! Wish we had a little more time panning since you have as long as you want at the bake (also fantastic!).

Francie C

4 star rating: Recommended August 2013

Struck gold on this one! Great fun, interesting for young and old alike. Gold Rush Randy went the extra mile with his local knowledge and the salmon bake was in the perfect setting with delicious food.


4 star rating: Recommended July 2013

Nice experience but the time to enjoy the salmon bake was too short. Maybe 30min more would be needed to really enjoy it and not to be in a rush. Great tour.

Robert H

4 star rating: Recommended July 2013

Salmon bake was the best part!

Jo B

4 star rating: Recommended 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.

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