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Amenities in Juneau, Alaska

By | May 20th, 2017|City and Glacier Tour, City Trolley, Cruise Ships, Glacier and Whale Watch, Humpback Whales, Juneau, Juneau Cruises, Offers, Uncategorized, Whale Sense, Whale Watching|

Amenities in Juneau, Alaska It’s always good to familiarize yourself with new surroundings. Maximize your time in a spot packed with places to see, activities and excursions to enjoy, and food on which to dine. Know where the local amenities in Juneau are: the public restrooms; where to meet your tour bus; the nearest ATM; and [...]

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What clothing to wear in Juneau, Alaska

By | May 20th, 2017|City and Glacier Tour, City Trolley, Cruise Ships, Glacier and Whale Watch, Humpback Whales, Juneau, Juneau Cruises, Offers, Uncategorized, Whale Sense, Whale Watching|

What clothing to wear in Juneau, Alaska Despite its location on the coast, Juneau enjoys a humid continental climate, where there is a zone of conflict between polar and tropical air masses. The city's temperature extremes are moderated by the local topography and the Pacific Ocean. When it comes to appropriate clothing for Juneau weather, prepare for [...]

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The founding of the City of Juneau, Alaska

By | May 20th, 2017|City and Glacier Tour, City Trolley, Cruise Ships, Juneau, Juneau Cruises, Uncategorized|

The founding of the City of Juneau, Alaska Introduction George Pilz, a German immigrant and mining engineer took a crucial role in the founding of the city of Juneau. Born in 1845, he enjoyed a fine start with an education at the distinguished mining academy of Freiberg. Pilz departed Germany in 1867 to dodge conscription [...]

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Native peoples of Juneau, Alaska

By | May 20th, 2017|City and Glacier Tour, City Trolley, Cruise Ships, Juneau, Juneau Cruises, Uncategorized|

Native peoples of Juneau, Alaska Introduction Interestingly, the Gastineau Channel was a preferred fishing spot over thousands of years before permanent European settlement occurred in Alaska. Particularly for the native Tlingit Indians. This tribe, which was formerly known as the Auke and Taku tribes, enjoyed creative and established traditions. Such traditions comprised: carving, weaving, orating, singing [...]

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Local events in Juneau, Alaska

By | May 20th, 2017|City and Glacier Tour, City Trolley, Cruise Ships, Juneau, Juneau Cruises, Uncategorized|

Local events in Juneau, Alaska Look for the following local events and festivals taking place in Juneau in 2017! NB: If you’re an independent traveler, it’s worth noting that the tour operators in Juneau run from May 1 to September 25, 2017. As well, taxi drivers can organize year-round tours for you upon request. 17th [...]

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Juneau, Alaska in the 20th century

By | May 20th, 2017|City and Glacier Tour, City Trolley, Cruise Ships, Juneau, Juneau Cruises, Uncategorized|

Juneau, Alaska in the 20th century Introduction So what was Juneau in the 20th century like? Due to the unearthing of oil, whales diminished in the late 1800s. Coupled with the fur trade receding, Juneau replaced Sitka as the capital of the Alaskan territory in 1906. Humble beginnings In the early 20th century, the city flourished [...]

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How to spend your time in Juneau, Alaska

By | May 20th, 2017|City and Glacier Tour, City Trolley, Cruise Ships, Glacier and Whale Watch, Humpback Whales, Juneau, Juneau Cruises, Offers, Uncategorized, Whale Sense, Whale Watching|

Your perfect getaway in Juneau, Alaska You can have an epic Juneau adventure in just 6 hours—many of our friends and guests do. But of course, the longer you stay, the more you can explore and really get to know the state capital. A day gives you the chance to discover more than you think. Multiple [...]

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Why you’ll love Southeast Alaska

By | May 20th, 2017|City and Glacier Tour, City Trolley, Cruise Ships, Glacier and Whale Watch, Humpback Whales, Juneau, Juneau Cruises, Uncategorized, Whale Watching|

Why you'll love Southeast Alaska Gloriously, the largest temperate rainforest in the world surrounds Juneau. The glaciers are bigger than any other in the U.S. in a state that boasts the country’s longest coastline. The word “phenomenal” barely does Southeast Alaska justice. Confined by water and landlocked by glacial mountains, Juneau doesn’t even have a [...]

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Good to know before arriving in Juneau, Alaska

By | May 20th, 2017|City and Glacier Tour, City Trolley, Cruise Ships, Glacier and Whale Watch, Humpback Whales, Juneau, Juneau Cruises, Uncategorized, Whale Watching|

Good to know before arriving in Juneau, Alaska The capital of Alaska and the second largest city in the state, Juneau is located on the Gastineau Channel. That's less than 100 miles from the US-Canadian border. The borough and city has a population of circa 31,000 inhabitants and is the second largest in the United States [...]

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City based activities in Juneau, Alaska

By | May 20th, 2017|City and Glacier Tour, City Trolley, Juneau, Uncategorized|

City based activities in Juneau, Alaska Jump on our City Trolley tour and check out some of the must see sights of the city—historic as much as iconic: Alaska State Capitol Building Alaska State Capitol Building Don’t look for a dome and don’t look for big grounds. Alaska's State Capitol Building is one [...]

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