Join the ultimate Alaskan adventure that takes you up close and personal with the Mendenhall Glacier. Become one of the few to walk on top of the glacier surface and where you'll explore it's unique geology of rivers, and crevasses. This exclusive tour also includes a traditional native-style canoe ride past waterfalls, between icebergs, and next to wildlife to give you an unforgettable experience.
Experience this exciting dog sledding adventure on the Herbert Glacier. Your tour with start with a helicopter ride up to our beloved dog sled camp situated on a glacier. The flight itself will leave you in awe as you take in the breathtaking landscape of Juneau. Once on the glacier you'll meet the dogs and take off on the ultimate thrill of riding with the dog sled team. If you're feeling extra adventurous you can try your hand at driving the team.
This tour is the same as our Juneau Dog Sledding & Glacier Helicopter Tour except that it will take you on a thrilling mushing ride across the Mendenhall Glacier. After your transfer to the helicopter base, you'll take off on a scenic flight over the Mendenhall Lake, on your way to the dogsled camp situated atop the magnificent Mendenhall Glacier. The spirited dogs will be waiting to whisk you away on a mushing experience you'll not soon forget!
This tour is the same as our regular Dogsled Excursion via Helicopter but it includes an additional glacier landing! Take in the landscape surrounding Juneau as you travel by helicopter up to the first glacier where you'll jump onboard the dogsled. After your dogsled tour, you'll take off via helicopter to your second glacier landing where you'll have more time for walking and photo taking.
This breathtaking helicopter flight will take you on an adventure to explore the beauty of Juneau glaciers. Keep your eyes peeled during the flight as you may see some wildlife on the mountain peaks. Once you land on the glacier, you'll have a chance to walk around and explore as your guide describes the the history of the million year-old ice fields!
Featured on GOOD MORNING AMERICA -- travel back to the Ice Ages with Alaska's original glacier helicopter tour! Board a modern turbine-powered helicopter for a flight to the world famous Mendenhall Glacier!
This multifaceted tour is a unique and compelling opportunity to see the exquisite beauty of Southeast Alaska from the Taku River! From the air, enjoy breathtaking views of our Nation's largest National Forest. On the water, take in the panoramic views of the largest glacier of the Juneau Ice Field, cascading mountains and the pristine Taku River. From the ground, enjoy a stroll along the lower level of the Taku Glacier!
This combo is the best way to make the most of your day in Juneau! While out on the water, there is no doubt that you'll see humpback whales - this is the time of year they travel to Alaska to feed on thousands of pounds of krill a day. The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor's Center offers unique views and trails for guests to get as close to the glacier as possible!
Come cruise with us in a fully enclosed and heated cabin onboard our mammal friendly boat on your way to the whales' playgrounds. Here you can experience a close encounter with these beautiful marine mammals for the ultimate whale watching tour! The humpback whales spend their summers feeding in Alaska while they fill their bellies with thousands of pounds of krill a day.
Travel through the historic streets of downtown Juneau where you'll enjoy a fully narrated tour guided by your local driver. Keep your cameras ready as you make your way out to the Mendenhall Glacier where you'll have a chance to explore the beauty along the walking paths and the U.S, Forest Service Visitor Center.
Get ready for a ride you won't soon forget! Hop on as a team of huskies whisks you through the forest on a custom built sled. You'll pass by gigantic spruce and hemlock trees, many of which are hundreds of years old! At the end of your trek, you'll have a chance to cuddle with some of the puppies and dogs at the camp and the hard-working mushers who make this tour possible!
This tour to the infamous Taku Glacier Lodge is the ultimate Alaskan experience. Your journey begins with a narrated flight in one of our seaplanes to the remote Lodge. Upon arrival you'll enjoy a delicious Alaskan meal and entertaining stories about the Lodge's colorful past. Walk off your meal while exploring one of the beautiful trails - or continue to relax at the Lodge and soak in the beauty.
The grandeur of Alaska will thrill and delight you beyond expectation on this unforgettable multi-glacier flightseeing tour, where everyone enjoys a window seat. Explore the Juneau Icefield's most stunning glaciers by authentic floatplane, a truly Alaskan and awe-inspiring experience. Keep a look out for wildlife such as goats, moose, bears and eagles!
Get ready for a true outdoor experience - you're going on an exhilarating river rafting adventure down the beautiful Mendenhall River. There is something for everyone; whether this is your first time or you're experienced! You can choose to paddle or just sit back and enjoy the day. No matter what, this is a tour not to be missed!
You'll be off to the north side of Douglas Island for panoramic views of the Mendenhall Glacier and Auke Bay, where you'll board a two person kayak sailing as the Aleut Indians did! As you view the Mendenhall Glacier from the sea, your adventure may include seeing porpoise, seals, sea lions, eagles, herons, or even whales. Get ready for a wilderness adventure you won't forget.
Be among the select few to travel by canoe for an unprecedented experience of the majestic Mendenhall Glacier. This tour is limited by permits issued by the National Parks Service so book early for this unique experience! Paddle across Mendenhall Lake, navigating past icebergs, surrounded by one of the richest samplings of Alaskan wildlife you'll find anywhere. Venture within yards of the massive, awe-inspiring face of the living Mendenhall Glacier.
Soar with us through the trees in the Tongass National Forest on a unique Alaskan adventure! Land in treehouse platforms where you can enjoy the views and take in the scenery. Our knowledgeable guides will be with you every step of the way, sharing facts about the forest, snapping photos and being part of the fun! After ziplining, try your hand at axe throwing and embrace your inner lumberjack.
Take a relaxing and informative trip out to the Alaskan Brewery. The Alaskan Brewing Company has been supplying locals and beyond with Alaska-inspired beer since 1986. It claims the title for being the 67th brewery in the country and the first brewery in Juneau since Prohibition. All ages are welcome on this tour however, only guests over 21 can sample the goods!
Humpback and orca whales are actively feeding while they are in southeast Alaska waters, so chances are you see whales breach, play, and maybe bubble net feed! You will savor wild Alaska salmon amidst amazing scenery at the Gold Creek Salmon Bake. This easy, full-day tour combines a thrilling whale-watching cruise with a relaxing Alaska Salmon Bake for the best of picturesque Juneau!
Experience the perfect day sightseeing at the most popular attraction in Juneau, the Mendenhall Glacier, followed up by an all-you-can-eat Alaskan salmon bake. Take in the magnificent sights during your free time at the glacier before being taken to an authentic Alaskan feast at Gold Creek. Spend as much time feasting, exploring, and enjoying the entertainment before heading back to your cruise ship.
See the best of Juneau sightseeing by combining Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure and the Mendenhall Glacier into one glorious Alaska day trip! Your guide will show you the best there is to see at the beautifully designed Glacier Gardens. At the Mendenhall Glacier, take in the abundant wildlife, glacier views, and nature trails during your free time.
Prepare your tastebuds for the ultimate Alaskan tasting experience. We'll visit several local eateries like Tracy's King Crab Shack, SALT, Alaskan Hotel & Bar, and a few others to delight your senses. Come with us on this walking tour around Juneau with empty stomachs and full spirits!
Experience all that the downtown Juneau area has to offer and indulge in the local eateries and bars as this 'Bites and Booze' tour introduces guests to the local scene. Samples from each spot, old and new, will offer guests a glimpse into local fare and drink on this inclusive tour.
Juneau, originally named Harrisburg after one of it’s co-founders, was the first town established in Alaska after it’s purchase from Russia in 1867. In 1880, the first rush of miners came in search of gold. With the help of Tlingit Chief Kowee, seekers found gold and by the end of 1916, there were three successful mines producing millions of dollars worth of gold. Once word of Juneau’s natural beauty and prospecting triumph’s spread, more visitors began flocking to the town and haven’t stopped since! Nowadays Juneau sees nearly 1 million visitors every year - will you be one of them?
Come visit Juneau and take in some of the natural highlights like the Juneau Icefield, the arrival of the humpback whales every summer with one of our Juneau Whale Watching tours, or take a flightseeing trip up to the historic Taku Lodge where you’ll fly over the Taku Glacier, the only glacier unaffected by glacial melting!
The most popular Juneau shore excursions are tours involving glaciers or wildlife sightseeing. The Mendenhall Glacier is the only glacier that can be accessed by the road system, whereas many other glaciers can be experienced through helicopter and seaplane sightseeing. Juneau helicopter tours give you an opportunity to land and walk on various glaciers in the area that could otherwise not be seen or visited.
Juneau whale watching is also very popular because of the extreme abundance of whales in the area. Humpback whales spend their summers in Alaska to feed before heading back to Mexico or Hawaii to live and give birth to offspring in the winter months. The nutrient-rich waters create the ideal feeding grounds in Juneau for humpback whales including the spectacular bubble-net feeding technique in which whales work together to consume large amounts of krill, their main food source.
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Glaciers in Alaska: Juneau Icefield, Mendenhall Glacier, & More
Experiencing the majesty and splendor of an Alaskan glacier is a must-do activity in Juneau and surrounding ports.