• Location: Juneau, Alaska
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 208.95 View price calendar

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This 6-hour shore excursion from Juneau port gives you an all-inclusive Alaskan experience. See Mendenhall Glacier, embark on a whale-watching cruise with a naturalist guide, and see firsthand a Tlingit Master Carver at work on totem poles and silver jewelry. Before returning to your ship, you’ll spot humpback whales, soak up cultural insight and enjoy a hearty traditional salmon bake. Port transport included.


  • 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
  • Watch a Tlingit Master Carver at work on totem poles and silver jewelry
  • 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: Mendenhall Glacier, Whale Watching and Salmon Bake

Traditional Alaskan Salmon Bake

After pickup from Juneau port, your 6-hour shore excursion begins at Mendenhall Glacier. Snap memorable photos of the glacier that stretches approximately 12 miles (19 km) long. Learn about its formation from the visitor’s center.

Continue to Auke Bay and step aboard a 48-passenger jet boat for a whale-watching cruise. The exterior observation deck and extra-large windows provide excellent viewing positions to spot humpback whales and other marine wildlife that your naturalist guide on board points out along the way.

Back on land, dig into an Alaskan salmon bake buffet, with traditional menu items that include grilled salmon, cheechako chicken, Tongass wild-rice pilaf, Chilkoot baked beans, White Pass pasta, salads, beverages, and a selection of other side dishes. Top off your meal with blueberry cake for dessert. Beer and wine are available for purchase.

Don’t miss the chance to observe a Tlingit Master Carver and his son at work. Watch as they carve into 10-foot-tall (3-meter-tall) cedar totem poles and fashion silver jewelry. Feel free to ask questions about their craft, and listen as they share Tlingit lore. You just might want to stop by the gift shop to pick up original works of art.

Then, relax on the return drive to port — you’ll leave with lasting impressions of Alaska.

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

Charles F USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This was the highlight of our cruise in Alaska. We saw many humpback whales - even one that breached only about 100 yards from us. The glacier was impressive as well, and we thoroughly enjoyed the salmon bake to end our day!

Heather T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Great whale watching. The boat was nice and the staff were knowledgeable and friendly. We were super lucky to see so many whales. The salmon bake was tasty but we were there at an odd time so we almost had the place to ourselves.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Rained all day but didn't dampen the experience. If you want more time at Mendenhall Glacier, this is not your tour. Whale watching with Juneau Tours' Naturalist Tommy and Captain was awesome! They put us in the middle of 6 whales that put on a show. Full body breach 100 yards of the stern was the highlight! Salmon Bake was good.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

It was a great time. Well worth the money. Never been on a Duck Boat. Didn't see whale's per say, but crew was great. Salmon bake was out of this world. Wonderful set up plenty to eat. Great fun

Marvin E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Outstanding tour. Our guide who drove us from event to event was informative and friendly. The whale watching was just amazing - we saw numerous whales and the ship and crew were fun and supportive. We had just enough time at the Mendenhall glacier - see it now, as it continues to recede and is considerably smaller than when I saw it 12 years ago. The salmon bake was first-class, and a great way to finish the tour. The food was great and the venue was inventive - they even had a fire for toasting marshmallows. Overall a great experience and I would recommend it to everyone.

John L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

What could be more majestic than seeing whales surface and breech. What a thrill! The guides were knowledgeable about the whales, the boat was stable and fast. The captain was sure that both sides of the boat got to see the whales and made an attempt to follow them. Mendenhall Glacier was great, just be aware that this tour will not get you on the glacier, just close to it. The salmon bake was enjoyable. Salmon baked over an open fire, great sides and live music while we were there.
I highly recommend this tour.

Joy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Perfect day! Full day all three parts of this trip were great. Beautiful tour.

Jason and Amanda were great hosts for whale watching. Spotted migrant orcas and humpbacks on our trip.

Glacier park was nice.

Lots of food at the salmon bake.

Great transport between each event and back to Juneau/ cruise port.

Great value!

Brian B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a Tri-Fecta for our family. The glacier is amazing, the Whale watching was Great, we got very close to the whales, saw several. I ate 5 pieces of salmon at the all you can eat salmon bake, it was Super Amazing. This was a great all in one package, I highly recommend for children, parents and grandparents... We had a memorable experience..


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Amazing tour! Mendenhall was gorgeous, we saw humpback wales, orcas, bald eagles and sea lions on our whale watching tour, and the salmon bake was absolutely delicious! All of our tour guides were very friendly and knowledgable as well!

Marilyn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

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

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