Embark from the port on a scenic drive to the stunning Mendenhall Glacier on this Juneau shore excursion, where an informative Visitor Center hosts a variety of entertaining exhibits. Afterward, feast on an all-you-can-eat Alaskan lunch surrounded by beautiful local culture and arts.
On this tour in Juneau, your professional guide provides insightful narration on Juneau's gold rush history as you travel to Mendenhall Glacier. This stunning destination is encompassed by a winding river of compressed blue ice, ranked as the largest accessible glacier by road in Southeast Alaska. The beautiful natural wonder runs half a mile wide and hundreds of feet deep, fed by the 1,500 square-mile Juneau Icefield.
The U.S. Forest Service staff offers a wealth of information on glaciers during your Juneau excursion. The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center features interesting exhibits, interactive videos, and a gorgeous panoramic view of the glacier. This is the perfect time to bring out your camera; the visitor center offers an ideal vantage point for capturing the world-famous sight. Numerous self-guided walking trails can be explored to experience the serenity of Tongass National Forest.
You'll probably be feeling hungry by now. It's time for an all-you-can-eat Alaskan feast. Featured on Bravo Television's Top Chef, Gold Creek Salmon Bake is a delicious event grilled to perfection for over 38 years. Savor the aroma of wild Alaskan salmon grilling over a fragrant alder wood fire--the event's signature entree. The delectable food spread has options for everyone; choose from a variety of Alaskan entrees, sides, and blueberry cake for dessert.
Relax in the event's serene rainforest environment, listening to live Alaskan folk music. Take a short walk along a natural salmon-spawning creek to the entrance of Wagner Mine at the breathtaking Salmon Creek Falls, where you can pan for gold, see mining relics, and look for salmon. Roast marshmallows over a campfire and take photos at an interactive gold rush mural.
The food, entertainment, activities, and ambiance make Gold Creek Salmon Bake a true Alaskan experience. Combined with the stunning Mendenhall Glacier, this is one Juneau shore excursion you don't want to miss! Book today for an incredible Juneau Alaska tour.
Reviewer: Judy Mayer
It was great to get a close look at the glacier. It was an easy walk back to the glacier and waterfall. The salmon bake was delicious!
Reviewer: David Bole
Had been looking forward to this excursion since we booked it. We weren't let down. Not only was there all you could eat salmon, but chicken and the pies and cakes !!! Steve, the entertainment was GREAT ! Had an excellent time.
Reviewer: Bill S
Driver was knowledgeable and friendly. Views were spectacular!
Reviewer: SHARON J KOCAK
Loved the tour and the salmon bake was the best food (and atmosphere) i had the full 7 days I was in Alaska.
Reviewer: Chris Dieker
The Glacier and Salmon was a great excursion. Well worth time and money. Seen a bunch of eagles on trip to glacier. Salmon bake was fun to relax and then walked to a beautiful water fall.