Exclusive Juneau City and Mendenhall Glacier Tour
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Tour Juneau and the Mendenhall Glacier
Juneau is one of the most unique state capitals in the United States. Although Juneau isn't an island, it is land locked, and you can only get to it by air or sea. This exciting half-day program will give you an orientation of Juneau, and a visit to the Mendenhall Glacier and Visitor's Center.
Your Juneau shore excursion begins in the historical downtown district, where you will see the streets lined with gift shops, jewelry shops, king crab shacks and local fish restaurants. This Juneau tour will take you right by the Governor's Mansion, the State Capitol, and the world-famous Red Dog Saloon.
Departing the downtown area, you will make your way north to the Valley Area and the Mendenhall Glacier. Along the way you will see boat harbors filled with Alaskan fishing boats, as well as boathouses and the Mendenhall Wetland Refuge. On clear days, you can see the majestic Chilkat Mountains in the distance.
Once you arrive at the park, you will have some time to walk around the Visitor Center, which has an elevated view of the glacier. The Visitor's Center hosts exhibits as well as a short film about the Juneau Icefields. Admission to the Visitor Center is included in the price of the Juneau tour.
For those guests feeling more adventurous in their Mendenhall Glacier Excursions, there are several short hiking paths and walking trails around the lake area, including Photo Point Trail, which winds along Mendenhall Lake to an unobstructed view of the glacier face. At the appointed time, meet your guide for the trip back to town.
The Mendenhall Glacier Juneau excursion comes to an end with a stop at famous Douglas Island, a historic mining community, for photo opportunities and panoramic views across the ocean to downtown Juneau. You will then arrive back to the main cruise ship terminal.
Reviewer: Mark Binus
Juneau and the Mendengall Glacier tour was great. The Glacier was breathtaking! Loved it!
Reviewer: Geraldine Romero
Very knowledgeable tour guide. Enjoyed seeing the glacier, waterfall, and Juneau. Loved it all.
Reviewer: Cheryl Hedrick
Nice tour of town and history by the tour guide. Taking the trail to the waterfalls, you have an amazing view of the glacier and can experience the power and sound of the waterfall right on the edge of the beach. Refreshing on a warm day and beautiful.
Reviewer: Jennie Medynski
Our driver and guide was excellent and gave us a very good overview of Juneau with a running commentary during the drive to the glacier. We were only 6 psgrs on the bus so it felt like a private tour. The site at the glacier was overcrowded and that took away some of the pleasure. A problem everywhere nowadays.
Reviewer: John Z
This is a quick tour. Nice bus ride through town to the glacier. The driver gave us a lot of the local flavour of the city along the way. Take the time to walk to the waterfall, it is stunning. We were blessed with a warm sunny day, I hope you are. (hint: better chance for sun in the afternoon)