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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 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.

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 31 Reviews Review This Tour
4 StarsGlacier time not enoughJune 20, 2019

Reviewer: Patricia Thompson
Time at Mendenhall Glacier was not long enough. Food at Salmon Bake was good. Overall good excursion.

4 StarsGreat food and beautiful location. May 28, 2019

Reviewer: Rebekah Dooley
It was raining and cold when we went so we didnt experience the gold panning and smore making but the glacier was beautiful and the food was delicious and i definitely would recommend it.

5 StarsThe perfect combinationSeptember 25, 2018

Reviewer: Connie
This tour was informative, relaxing, and fun! Our guide/driver was super informative and fun, and the hikes were refreshing and relaxing - we were left to do whatever we wanted to do. We saw bear, porcupine, and spawning salmon. The salmon bake was delicious!! Highly recommend this relaxing tour.

5 StarsMend end all glacier & salmon bakeSeptember 20, 2018

Reviewer: Cindy Pulver Langley
We were very disappointed and up set to be handed off by our tour company to another that had no idea what was going on. They started taking us on a driving tour! We were late arriving at the glacier, and then they did not show up to get us until 45 min later in the rain not cool! They weren't aware they were to take us all to the salmon bake. Salmon bake was the most wonderful on a creek with picnic tables,hot claim chowder delicious, twinkle lights, red gingham, tablecloths, fire sing along, fantastic food oh the blueberry cake yum, and the people were so nice and accommodating everyone had an amazing time once we got to salmon bake. We didn't want to leave but had to because we had been so late to arrive. Very sad the bake was a highlight! Their shuttle was right on time took us back to ship on time . I give the salmon bake an excellent rating so much fun.👍🏻 😂 the tour company who handed us off in Juno fail.👎

4 StarsWell DoneSeptember 17, 2018

Reviewer: Claudine S.
Our tour guide was fun and informative. We enjoyed the glacier but felt too rushed and would have liked more time there to wander and explore. The Salmon bake was excellent. Food was delicious, music was good, atmosphere was warm and welcoming, and we loved the relaxed feel. We didn’t feel rushed here and enjoyed being able to relax and take our time. This part of the tour was beyond our expectations. I would definitely do the Salmon bake again!

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