Historic Gold Mining and Panning Adventure

Last Chance Basin Gold Panning & Mining Excursion in Juneau, Alaska
Price: $99.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 5 to 25 minute walk, or an approximately 5 minute shuttle ride (not included, approximately $5 US per person) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Not 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 This tour is suitable for all ages. All children under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Children aged 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.

Historic Juneau Gold Panning & Mining Adventure

Relive Juneau's gold rush mining history and pan for gold in the authentic setting of Gold Creek on this Juneau cruise port trip.

Throughout this Juneau gold mine tour, a costumed prospector will guide you through a historic residential area in route to 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 at Juneau gold panning in Gold Creek.

On this Juneau gold panning tour, you can choose to pan in the creek or the waist-high demonstration trough. Everyone of 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. 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 it was like to seek your fortune in the wilds of Alaska more than a century ago.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  32 ReviewsReview This Tour
I would recommend
June 16, 2023
Very fun. Our guide was friendly and informative. He was able to explain the gold panning process so I collected gold flakes. He helped everyone. The venue was attractive and had clean restrooms.
Reviewer: Sheila Fitzgerald
5 Stars
August 05, 2022
Renell provided us with exceptional customer service when I made a mistake on booking our excursion. She listened and fixed everything for us, and we are very thankful for that! Because of her help we had a fun time with Jimmy, our tour guide! He was so informative and encouraging on our quest for gold. He really made our trip special! Job well done!
Reviewer: KS
5 Stars
Great tour
June 17, 2022
Great tour, tour guide, scenic views and the weather was absolutely awesome! This is one we would do again! Especially going through Shore Excursion, I will definitely book with them on my future cruises. Smooth check in great guides.
Reviewer: Diane Shults
5 Stars
September 23, 2019
We had a wonderful time. Our guide was great and funny too. I would definitely recommend this to people.
Reviewer: Anita Curtis
5 Stars
Great time
August 23, 2019
We had a wonderful time. My teenage son enjoyed this tour a lot. Thank you. Our guide was very knowledgeable and fun.
Reviewer: Maryam
5 Stars
customer satisfaction
August 12, 2019
the trip was delightful and very informative. The driver was excellent in his description of how to pan for gold and most helpful the entire time.Everyone went away with a treasure and a smile.!
Reviewer: D. Kellam
5 Stars