• Location: Juneau, Alaska
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
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Seeking an all-inclusive Alaskan experience? This 6-hour tour from Juneau takes you to Mendenhall Glacier for incredible views of the ice wall. Then, board a jet boat for a whale-watching cruise in Auke Bay with a naturalist guide who gives you an in-depth look at the surrounding marine life. After spotting humpbacks, return to land and watch a Tlingit Master Carver work on 10-foot-tall totem poles and silver jewelry. Dig into a satisfying traditional salmon bake before you're returned to Juneau hotels.


  • Experience the best of Juneau in one day!
  • Get fantastic up-close views of the famous Mendenhall Glacier
  • Embark on a whale-watching adventure on a sightseeing boat around Auke Bay
  • Enjoy the aromas and flavors of a traditional Alaskan salmon bake
  • Watch a Tlingit Master Carver at work and learn about his ancestral craft
  • Pickup and drop-off from downtown Juneau hotels included

What You Can Expect

Juneau in One Day: Mendenhall Glacier, Whale Watching and Salmon Bake

Salmon Bake Dinner Buffet

This day outing is perfect for food lovers and those seeking an all-inclusive Alaskan experience. Enjoy hotel pickup in downtown Juneau, and then head over to Mendenhall Glacier, a glacier that stretches approximately 12 miles (19 km) long. Learn about its formation from the visitor's center.

Continue to Auke Bay for your whale-watching cruise. The extra-large windows and exterior observation deck of the 48-passenger jet boat give you prime vantage points to spot humpback whales. Hear about the surrounding geology and marine life from your naturalist guide on board.

Back on land, settle in for an all-you-can-eat Alaskan salmon bake, with traditional menu items that typically include grilled salmon, Tongass wild-rice pilaf, cheechako chicken, Chilkoot baked beans, White Pass pasta, salads, beverages, and a mouthwatering selection of other side dishes. (Beer and wine are available for purchase.) Finish off your meal with blueberry cake for dessert.

You’ll also get to see 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. Gain insight into their craft and Tlingit culture, and then perhaps purchase unique works of art as souvenirs from the gift shop.

Your 6-hour experience ends with a relaxing drive back to your hotel in Juneau.

Customer Reviews

Natasha K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

great way to spend your day in Juneau. After not spotting any whales for 1 hour, our guides were determined to show us a good time - we saw mating sea lions, and then, through their determination we changed location and spotted a whale!
Salmon bake was delicious, with very nice staff.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Saw the most incredible sightings of orcas and humpbacks up close. A very memorable viewing of the glacier and great salmon bake. Lots of food and tasted great.

Elaine Chan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Marvellous experience! Love the tagline of "Full refund if Whale are not spotted". We were surrounded by whales and spot a hill of sea lions. Dinner at Salmon Bake is good as well

Jimmy N

4 star rating: Recommended July 2014

Very good tour. Wished for a little more time at the Glacier. Whale watching was great. Salmon Bake was okay.

Reynold G

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better August 2016

Very slow getting off ship due to poorly organized tendering. Whale watch disappointing saw spouts of four whales total, but only two of them surfaced and none breached. Saw more from the cruise ship on return toward Seattle. Salmon bake was fair at best, much better many years ago at Rotary Club bake in Fairbanks. Mendenhall Glacier was nice. Guides were average.

Ahmed M. B

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better August 2015

I was expecting more and the buffet was not to my expectations.

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