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Mendenhall Glacier & Salmon Bake

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This tour operates May to September.
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Tasty Gold Creek Salmon Bake at Mendenhall Glacier

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 Juneau tour you will receive 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 self-guided exploration of the Mendenhall Glacier on this 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.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Cuisine
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
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
An authentic Alaskan salmon bake and buffet is 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.
Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children ages 13 to 17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate in the absence of a parent or guardian. Return transportation to the dock area is a school bus shuttle service that runs every 20 to 30 minutes. All guest must be able to step in and out of the bus.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 46 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsVery goodOctober 24, 2019

Reviewer: John testa
Excellent guide very good tour

5 StarsFun way to see some of Alaska!October 02, 2019

Reviewer: Cheryle
The bus driver was so personalable, and told us a lot about the history of the area. Nice hike to the falls, took us about half the time he said it would. Saw a porcupine in a tree, and the hike, falls and glacier was definitely worth seeing. The salmon bake was a very cozy spot with lots of great food.

5 Starsglacier and salmon bakeSeptember 23, 2019

Reviewer: Lee Wright
This was an excellent tour. The glacier is amazing. The salmon bake was very good. Our bus driver was very good but not quite as funny or entertaining as a few others we had during the week. We saw the salmon swimming in the stream and bald eagles.

5 StarsA definite repeat September 22, 2019

Reviewer: Chris
Great tour guide who taught us a lot. The glacier was magnificent and awe-inspiring. At the salmon bake the buffet style food was good, but the nearby trail was exceptional. So much natural beauty!

5 StarsWOW ! Incredible!September 20, 2019

Reviewer: Billiam Reeves
Did not expect the tour to be absolutely unforgettable ..the weather was gorgeous and the way to the tour start was easy . Our tour driver was very informative and animated . Once at the glacier we took the short hike to the waterfall and boy is was worth every step...breathtaking. Then we hiked back and were met by a bear eating roots and just leisurely walking by . Great camera shots! Then on to the Salmon Bake...mmmmm..mmmmm...mmmmm. Music..fresh air..waterfalls..and the best grilled salmon I’ve had ...all you want . We will always remember our one of a kind experience on this excursion. Thank you !

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