Mendenhall Glacier & Salmon Bake
Sale Price: $115.00
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 !
Reviewer: Morris Wilson
When we arrived at the place of departure, there was a little confusion. We joined another tour and things began to settle a little. The Mendenhall Glacier is really something to see. The Salmon Bake is really good and very organized. The buses actually took us back to our ship.