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Juneau City & Mendenhall Glacier Combo

From $60

Discover Alaska’s capital city! Nestled between stunning mountain vistas and winding waterways, the modern city of Juneau is reminiscent of the old west. From the colorful port, to the busy capitol building, to the famous whale statue, this unique city has a surprise around every corner. Join us for a colorful narrated tour!

The crowning point of the tour is Juneau’s natural treasure, the Mendenhall Glacier. One of 38 glaciers flowing from the massive 1,500-square-mile Juneau Ice field. At this stop you can explore this glacial wonder from a variety of perspectives like Nugget Creek Falls and Photo Point Trail, which winds along Mendenhall Lake to an unobstructed view of the glacier’s face. There you can also visit the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center for an elevated view of the glacier as well as interactive geological exhibits explaining glacier formation.

2.5 hrs
Apr-Sep

Ales & Whales (ages 21+)

From $169

Adults ages 21+. This is an enthralling opportunity to witness the main attractions in Juneau – the graceful elegance of humpback whales and the local flavor of the Alaskan Brewery. Upon check in, you will be escorted to our coach bus for a narrated 25-minute drive to the boat harbor for whale watching.

During your time on the water, you will be accompanied by a naturalist who explains the feeding habits of these magnificent creatures and identifies the many other kinds of wildlife that share these waters.  Our whale watching boats are custom made to enhance your experience – a warm heated cabin with large viewing windows, and two decks to hurry to when the captain slows after spotting the whales. A bathroom is onboard. Snacks are provided.

After the whale watch, the driver will bring you to the Alaskan Brewery, home of the award-winning beers from the last frontier. Your tour includes a visit to the Alaskan Brewing Tasting Room with a flight of four samples of your choice.

5 hrs
Apr-Sep

Juneau City Trolley & Hatchery Tour

From $30

Explore historic downtown Juneau, Alaska’s Capital City, from past to present on a Classic Trolley. Your driver has stories to tell, sights to show, such as the Red Dog Saloon, our dome-less Capitol Building, the Governor’s Mansion, and the famous breaching whale statue, with optional drop-offs at Alaska’s State Museum and\or the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery – a great site to see when the fish are spawning.

1.75 hrs
Apr-Sep

Juneau Whale Watch & Mendenhall Glacier

From $165

This is an enthralling opportunity to witness two jewels in Juneau – the graceful elegance of humpback whales and the serene beauty of the Mendenhall Glacier. Our fleet of whale watching boats and glacier shuttles offer a seamless combination of two of Juneau’s favorite activities and our most popular tour.

Upon check in, our friendly dock representatives will put you on the right bus for a narrated 30-minute drive to your first destination.

Mendenhall Glacier is Alaska’s only drive up glacier and the #1 natural attraction in Juneau. You can choose to hike to Nugget Falls (plan 1.5 hours for a leisurely walk or at least 1 hour if you hurry), take the Photo Point Trail (20 round trip), look for wildlife along the Steep Creek trail, or stroll up the easy walk to the Visitor Center.

During your time on the water, you will be accompanied by a naturalist who explains the feeding habits of these magnificent creatures and identifies the many other kinds of wildlife that share these waters. Our whale watching boats are custom made to enhance your experience – a warm heated cabin with large viewing windows, and two decks to hurry to when the captain slows after spotting the whales. A bathroom is onboard. Snacks, water and binoculars are also provided.

5 hrs
Apr-Sep

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Two Kids from Hawaii Start a Tour Company

In its 17th year of operation, Alaskan-owned company Juneau Tours and Whale Watch weighs in as the largest independent tour provider in Southeast Alaska. But don’t let that title mislead you, this family operation is all about the customer experience. From sales agents and dock representatives to bus drivers/ guides, naturalists/deck hands and boat captains, Juneau Tours and Whale Watch treats everyone like well-loved family.

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Juneau, City in the Forest Surrounded by Ocean & Ice

The Tongass National Forest, the 2nd biggest rainforest in the world and the largest forest in North America is the backdrop for all tours in Juneau. Extending from Ketchikan in the South to Skagway in the North, the Tongass surrounds Juneau with millions of acres of Sitka Spruce, Red and Yellow Cedar, and Hemlock trees. By some estimates, 20,000 – 30,000 Bald Eagles live in Juneau, as well as Black Bears, Porcupine…

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To the West, the calm waters of the Inside Passage, offer excellent fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities. Tides rise and lower the docks up to 20 feet twice per day. Moss covered rocks appear below the faded cliffs along the Lynn Canal as the tide ebbs and flows. The deep Fjord reaches nearly 2500 feet in depth and breeds teeming schools of the Herring, Krill, and Salmon upon which the whales feed. From Auke Bay…

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At its peak, at the end of the little ice age in the 1700s, half of Alaska was covered in ice up to one mile deep. The Juneau Icefield, stretching from Juneau and flowing 90 miles north to Skagway, Alaska, creates a natural barrier isolating Juneau from the rest of the world. The Juneau Icefield, with its 30 massive glaciers and approximately 100 smaller glaciers, forms a natural and insurmountable boundary with…

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