Juneau Mendenhall Glacier, Whale Watching Shore Excursion

Shore Excursions in Juneau
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Tour description

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 soak up magnificent mountain views. From Auke Bay, board a boat with a naturalist guide to see humpback whales! Continue to a traditional Alaskan salmon bake for an all-you-can-eat buffet, and then witness a Tlingit Master Carver turn 10-foot-tall totem poles and silver jewelry into beautiful art. Return to port with lasting impressions of Alaska.

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 informative guide. You’re sure to capture many stunning photos of the approximately 12-mile (19-km) long glacier.Next, head to Auke Bay for your whale-watching tour aboard a 48-passenger sightseeing boat. Auke Bay is known for the dozens of whales that migrate there each year. The boat's extra-large windows, complimentary binoculars and exterior observation deck provide for an excellent whale-watching experience.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 dessert. Beer and wine are available for purchase. You’ll also have the chance 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. Hear about the legends and culture behind their ancestral traditions, and purchase unique works of art from the gift shop.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.

What's included

  • Naturalist guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee

What's not included

  • Gratuities


  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Buffet dinner included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Family friendly
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included