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Most Popular Juneau Tours & Attractions

Listed below are the most popular Juneau sightseeing tours, shows, activities, attractions, transfers and passes. They were selected from the complete collection of tours and attractions that are available for this destination. These are the most popular, the best-sellers, the ones people purchase and enjoy time after time.

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#1 RATED
Juneau Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Adventure with Mendenhall Glacier Tour
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Make the most of your time in port in Juneau by getting out into the Alaskan wilderness on a small-group whale-watching and Mendenhall Glacier shore excursion. This is your chance to see humpback whales, bald eagles, seals and sea lions on an amazing 4.5-hour cruise in the waters surrounding Juneau. Then, visit the stunning Mendenhall Glacier for an unforgettable tour.

Each boat is fully enclosed and heated with a marine restroom on board; capacity is limited to 50 passengers per boat. The small groups create a great environment for wildlife viewing in this incredible environment. Your captain is specifically trained to follow federal viewing guidelines from a safe distance.

The Great Outdoors is at its best in Alaska, where whales, seals and other marine life roam free. While you're in port in Juneau, hop-on a whale-watching adventure for the ultimate Alaskan shore excursion. The boat captain will take you on a search for whales in Auke Bay, Favorite Channel, Stephens Passage, Lynn Canal or Saginaw Channel, while onboard naturalists tell you about the marine life. Binoculars are provided for your added viewing pleasure.

Sightings of all marine life are a joy, but you'll gasp the loudest when you see humpback whales, which feed in the nutrient- rich Alaskan waters. When a whale is spotted, your captain will slow down to allow you to go outside on the viewing decks for excellent photo opportunities and an up- close experience. In addition, hydrophones may be lowered into the water to allow you to hear the whales communicate with each other.

Following the scenic cruise, visit the impressive Mendenhall Glacier, an amazing sight to behold. The glacier is located in the center of the Mendenhall Valley, which is located between Downtown Juneau and Auke Bay. You will have approximately 45 to 60 minutes near Mendenhall Glacier, where you may enjoy the scenery or take a stroll on one of the numerous trails. While you visit the glacier, you may take photos or search for different types of wildlife. Choosing the Mendenhall Glacier and the whale-watching adventure as a combo will allow you to make the most of your short time in Juneau.

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Tongass Wildlife Kayaking Adventure
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Experience the tranquility of the Alaskan wilderness as you paddle on the waterways in search of local fauna on a Tongass Wildlife Kayaking Adventure.

A 30 minute drive from Juneau brings you to a private beach location near Amalga Harbor and Yankee Cove, passing Mendenhall, Herbert, and Eagle glaciers along the way. Keep your eyes on the surrounding rivers, peat bogs and spruce-hemlock trees for local wildlife including porcupine, deer, beavers and eagles.

On arrival, you guide will help you get outfitted in good quality gear before you slip away from the beach in a tandem kayak to begin your Tongass Wildlife Kayaking Adventure. This area is the perfect breeding ground for krill and phytoplankton due to the fresh water which pours into the coastline from the glaciers. The plankton rich waters attract a myriad of wildlife looking for an easy meal. Humpback whales traveling through to Hawaii often spend the whole summer feeding in the waters and from time to time Orcas can be spotted cruising the area. Seals, porpoises, sea lions and many species of sea birds are also often seen.

Rain or shine, this is quite simply the finest half-day kayak trip you will find. Certified guides lead an entertaining coast wilderness route that is limited to 12 participants. This is an easy to moderate adventure which requires no previous experience, making it perfect for beginners and families. You need only bring your camera and an appetite for adventure. Join the locals for a true Alaskan wildlife experience!

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Juneau Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Cruise and Glacier Flight
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This 5-hour shore excursion from Juneau covers the perfect duo of Alaskan attractions: whale-watching and a scenic flight over the glaciers of the Juneau Icefield.  You'll board a comfortable vessel equipped with heated cabin and bathroom for the whale-watching cruise and travel aboard a light aircraft for an air tour of the glaciers. Tour Alaska from sea and air!

When your ship docks in Juneau, explore southeast Alaska's expansive, breathtaking wilderness from land and air. On this combination shore excursion, catch a glimpse of whales that frequent the area from the decks of a boat and capture fantastic views of glaciers from your seat on an aircraft. Enjoy lunch, personalized service and a knowledgeable guide on this outdoor adventure.

Whale-Watching
Begin your shore excursion with a 2.5-hour whale-watching and nature tour. From the decks of the vessel, you'll have the opportunity to spot a variety of local wildlife, including humpback whales, sea lions, Dall's porpoises, harbor seals, orca whales, bald eagles and shorebirds. While on the trip, you will enjoy a delicious boxed lunch.

Flight-seeing
After the whale-watching cruise, you'll be transported to the local airport to enjoy a 30-minute flight-seeing tour. From your position in the aircraft, gaze down on the Inside Passage and the Juneau Icefield. You'll see many different landmarks, including Admiralty Island, Point Retreat Lighthouse, Funter Bay, Icy Strait, Lynn Canal, Herbert Glacier, Eagle Glacier, Mendenhall Glacier and dogsled camps, and Auke Bay.

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

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.

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#5 RATED
Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Rafting Tour
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A must-see sight while in port in Juneau is the Mendenhall Glacier and on this exciting 3.5-hour white-water rafting tour, you'll get up close to this impressive natural wonder! Sit back and have fun as your guide paddles you through Class II and III rapids at the foot of the glacier. While you float along the 6-mile (9.6-km) route, take in the amazing sights of the glacier, the sheer mountains and the abundant wildlife. No rafting experience is required and this tour is suitable for the whole family.

Hop off your cruise ship in Juneau and hold on for a safe and exhilarating river-rafting experience on this Mendenhall Glacier rafting tour! As you travel at the foot of the spectacular Mendenhall Glacier, you'll be awed by views of towering mountains, forests and wildlife.

Your shore excursion begins with a scenic drive up Mendenhall Valley. When you reach the shores of Mendenhall Lake, don protective raingear and a lifejacket, and board your raft. Each raft holds up to 12, and is rowed by an experienced guide.

Glide across the iceberg-studded lake, marveling at the 1.5-mile-wide (2.4 km) glacier, and set course downstream . The 6-mile (9.6-km) route combines windy stretches of water with Class II and III rapids. The rapids are perfectly safe – exciting for beginners and experienced rafters, and appropriate for all ages. The raft lasts approx. 1.5 to 2 hours.

When the river feeds into the lake and the rapids end, soak in the views of the riverbank, lush forests and 7,000-foot (2,134-meter) mountains rising above the valley floor. Learn about the natural history of the river, and keep your eyes open for bald eagles, birds nesting in rocky cliffs, black bears, otters and seals, and salmon during spawning season.

At the finish point, celebrate with an Alaskan-style snack and toast your adventure with a cup of Martha's Mendenhall Madness (a strong wine cocktail) or hot cider. You can purchase the action photo of yourself as a lasting memento of a trip you'll never forget.

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.

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#6 RATED
Juneau Shore Excursion: Bears, Whales and Glaciers by Land, Sea and Air
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This 7-hour shore excursion from Juneau covers the perfect trifecta of Alaska's attractions: whale-watching, bear-viewing and a scenic flight over the glaciers of the Juneau Icefield. You'll experience a small-group tour by van for bear-viewing, board a comfortable vessel equipped with heated cabin and bathroom for whale-watching and travel aboard a fixed-wing, wheeled aircraft for the glacier air tour. See the best of Alaska by land, sea and air!

Spend your time in port in Juneau discovering southeast Alaska's greatest treasures from the road, the water and from the air. On this all-encompassing shore excursion, you'll have the opportunity to see bears in their natural environment, spot whales and behold glaciers from above in a plane. Experience Alaska's majestic wilderness over the course of a full day, complete with lunch and personalized service.

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We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Juneau for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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Juneau Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Adventure
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While in port in Juneau, spend some time on a 48-passenger sightseeing boat spotting humpback whales in the picturesque Auke Bay! Admire the expansive Alaskan mountains in the background on this exciting shore excursion as your guide teaches you about the surrounding marine life. Keep your eyes out for whales leaping out of the water! You may also spot sea lions, harbor seals, porpoises, bald eagles and even bears on shore. You may even see Mendenhall Glacier on a clear day!

While docked in Juneau, head to Auke Bay, where more than 65 humpback whales migrate every year. These beautiful creatures will be the highlight of your 3.5-hour shore excursion as you float around the bay. Additionally, you may also be joined by Auke Bay's other residents: bald eagles, harbor seals, porpoises and more!

The 48-passenger jet boat is built for sightseeing, featuring extra-large windows and an exterior observation deck – perfect for whale watching! As you cruise around the bay, your captain will announce when whales have been spotted! For an even closer look, you're welcome to use the complimentary binoculars on board.

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.

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#8 RATED
Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Trek and Climb
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Spend your time in port in Juneau on an Alaskan wilderness adventure as you are introduced to glacier trekking on Mendenhall Glacier! This exhilarating shore excursion will show you a stunning piece of Alaskan nature. As you explore the glacier on foot you'll see ice caves, dramatic crevasses and interesting glacial formations.

This Juneau shore excursion will impress everyone back on your cruise ship – you'll regale your fellow passengers with tales of your Alaskan glacier adventure for the rest of your trip. The trip begins with a 3.5 mile (5.6km) trail hike through the rainforest along Mendenhall Lake. The first mile of the trail is well maintained and goes through forests with a few switchbacks, while the second 2.5 miles (4km) of the trail is hiking on bedrock with rock scrambling in some steep sections. This rocky terrain is challenging and off the beaten path.

Once reaching the glacier, you will be outfitted in trekking gear. With the use of crampons, enjoy trekking on moderate glacial terrain overlooking Mendenhall Lake. This trip features close-up views of ice caves, streams, crevasses and other unique glacial formations!Professional expert guides will provide training to ensure a safe and fun adventure on Mendenhall Glacier.

The Mendenhall Glacier Trek and Climb caters to all ages and abilities, however, clients must be in good enough shape to hike for up to
6-6.5-hours, covering about 8 miles (12.8km) roundtrip. The hike to the glacier is challenging and hiking with a backpack is required. The backpack is provided, weighs approximately 10-15 pounds and holds mountaineering gear, snacks/water, and any extra clothing that you would like to bring.

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We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Juneau for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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#9 RATED
Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier, Whale-Watching Cruise and City Tour
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While in port in Juneau, make the most of your time with this combo tour that includes a city sightseeing tour, whale-watching cruise and Mendenhall Glacier experience. Tour the city by coach to see highlights such as the Red Dog Saloon and the Juneau Capitol Building, and then spot humpback whales and other wildlife on a scenic whale-watching cruise. Top it off with a leisurely outdoor adventure at Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau's crowning jewel.

When your cruise ship docks at the Juneau port, walk an easy 10 minutes to Mt Roberts Tramway, where you'll hop on a comfortable coach for a Juneau sightseeing tour. Enjoy views of stunning mountains and winding waterways as you travel from the colorful port and see sites such as the Red Dog Saloon, the busy Juneau Capitol Building, the Governor's Mansion and beautiful Douglas Island. This unique modern capital city with an old-world charm has a new surprise around every corner.

After your city tour, you'll be driven to Auke Bay to board a boat for your 2-hour whale-watching cruise. Enjoy gorgeous ocean views as your professional guide helps point out whales and other wildlife such as bald eagles, seals, sea lions and black bears. Watch for humpback whales and playful orcas – when you spot one, the captain will slow the boat to allow for photo opportunities from the viewing deck. Snacks and drinks will be provided on board.

When you return to the port, hop back on the coach and head to Mendenhall Glacier National Park to explore independently at your leisure. Juneau's crowning jewel treasure, Mendenhall Glacier is one of 38 glaciers flowing from the giant 1,500-square-mile (3,885-sq-km) ice field.

Capture vistas of the glacier from several perspectives such as Nugget Creek Falls and Photo Point Trail, which winds along Mendenhall Lake and offers an unobstructed view of the glacier's face. At the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, you can learn about glacier formation through a series of interactive geological exhibits.

When you're ready to leave, hop on the shuttle and head back to the Juneau port.

The shuttle departs every 30 minutes, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Juneau. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy your time at Mendenhall Glacier and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.


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Juneau Shore Excursion: Tongass Wildlife Kayaking Adventure
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While you're in port in Juneau, experience the tranquility of the Alaskan wilderness from a kayak! As you paddle the waterways in search of local fauna on the Tongass Wildlife Kayaking Adventure, keep your eyes peeled for humpback whales, seals and other marine life.

After your cruise ship docks in Juneau, a 30-minute drive will bring you to a private beach near Amalga Harbor and Yankee Cove; you'll pass Mendenhall, Herbert and Eagle glaciers along the way. Keep your eyes on the surrounding rivers, peat bogs and spruce-hemlock trees for local wildlife including porcupine, deer, beavers and eagles. By the time your shore excursion ends, hopefully you'll have seen an array of Alaskan wildlife.

At the beach, your guide will help you get outfitted in quality gear before you slip away from the beach in a tandem kayak to begin your Tongass Wildlife Kayaking Adventure. This area is the perfect breeding ground for krill and phytoplankton due to the fresh water that pours into the coastline from the glaciers. The plankton-rich waters attract a myriad of wildlife looking for an easy meal. Humpback whales traveling through to Hawaii often spend the whole summer feeding in these waters and from time to time orcas can be spotted cruising the area, as well. Seals, porpoises, sea lions and many species of sea birds are also often seen.

Rain or shine, this is quite simply the finest half-day kayak trip you will find. Certified guides lead an entertaining coast wilderness route that is limited to 12 participants. This is an easy to moderate adventure that requires no previous experience, making it perfect for beginners and families. You need only bring your camera and an appetite for adventure. Join the locals for a true Alaskan wildlife experience!

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Juneau for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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