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Gold Panning and Gold Creek Salmon Bake

Price: $98.00
This tour operates from May to September.
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Alaska Gold Panning & Salmon Feast Cruise Excursion Juneau

Relive Juneau's gold rush history by panning for gold on this Juneau cruise excursion, and then enjoy a delicious salmon bake at Salmon Creek!

A costumed prospector will drive you to historic Last Chance Basin. You will trace the route taken by Joe Juneau and Richard Harris in their search for gold over 100 years ago. Near the famous Alaska-Juneau gold mine, one of the world's largest hard rock mining operations at its peak, you will get hands-on experience panning for gold in Gold Creek. This Juneau excursion is open to all ages, and those with limited mobility, can learn how to pan and capture the full gold-rush experience. You're guaranteed to find gold! And, all that glitters is yours to keep.

Around you are remnants of the original buildings of the Alaska-Juneau Mining Company, which at the height of production was the largest operation of its type in the world. Throughout this Juneau tour, you'll learn about the mining techniques that were used, and more about the quest for gold that is so much a part of Alaska's history. Take home a souvenir Orelove Brothers Gold Claim Certificate, all the gold you find, and an appreciation of what is was like to seek your fortune in the wilds of Alaska more than a century ago.

Gold-panning is hungry work, so you're sure to have an appetite. Experience Alaska's original outdoor salmon bake. Upon arrival at Gold Creek Salmon Bake, Alaskan-caught wild salmon will be grilling over an open alder wood fire. The sumptuous spread has something for everyone with a variety of Alaskan entrees, sides, and blueberry cake for dessert. Relax listening to live Alaskan folk music in a truly unique, lush rainforest environment under heated, translucent domes.

Take a short stroll along a natural salmon-spawning creek to the entrance of the Wagner Mine at beautiful Salmon Creek Falls where you can pan for gold, see mining relics, and look for salmon. Have fun roasting marshmallows over a campfire and taking photos at our interactive, gold rush mural. The food, entertainment, activities, and ambiance make Gold Creek Salmon Bake an Alaskan experience that is much more than a meal. Explore at your leisure, and then hop on one of the buses provided when you are ready to go back to the pier after your Juneau shore excursion.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Cuisine
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
An approximately 5 to 10 minute walk or a shuttle (not included, approximately $3 US round trip) is required to reach your departure location. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
A traditional Alaskan salmon bake and buffet are included.
Recommended Dress
For all Alaska tours, we recommend layers of clothing, with the top layer being water-proof. We also suggest comfortable walking shoes that may get wet.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to step up onto the school bus used for the transfer. The dining area at the bake is paved. Other areas are gravel and packed dirt with inclines. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Children ages 13 to 17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate in the absence of a parent or guardian. This tour is not suitable for wheelchairs due to the uneven terrain at Last Chance Basin.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 19 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsGold Panning and Salmon BakeOctober 12, 2017

Reviewer: Ann Capri
Gold panning was a lot of fun. The group was small so we got personal attention. Both myself and partner took some gold home and official certificate. Salmon Bake was excellent and the blueberry cake and cornbread were also excellent!

4 StarsFun dayAugust 11, 2017

Reviewer: Paul Greenwald
The gold panning was interesting and fun but the high point was the salmon bake. Food was great. Best salmon ever. Fun atmosphere.

3 StarsGold Panning and Gold Creek Salmon Bake August 04, 2017

Reviewer: Rose and Dave Goodrich
Great tour guide (her name began with S). Very informative and helpful. Salmon Bake was delicious. Just not very exciting/

4 StarsGold panning/Salmon BakeJuly 21, 2017

Reviewer: Janet Musialowski
Gold panning was fun but it lasted too long. The Salmon bake was awesome. Great food, nice friendly people running the Salmon bake.

4 StarsGold Panning and Gold Creek Salmon BakeJuly 21, 2017

Reviewer: Leona Frost
A lot of fun and we all realized how hard it must have been to earn a living and strike it rich! the salmon was wonderful and the walk to the waterfall was an added bonus!

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