Silversea Luxury Cruises A JUNEAU (Alaska)

Silversea Luxury Cruises - Juneau (Alaska), USA
JUNEAU (Alaska)

Extraordinary adventures amid nature's wildest staging await at Juneau. The majestic Mendenhall Glacier sprawls down from Juneau Icefield, which provides an icy cap to the area's rip-roaring scenery. State capitals simply don't get more dramatic than this isolated, remote city lost amid the Alaskan wilds. Even the roads eventually peter out, absorbed by forests and viewpoints, firmly underlining the isolated location, hidden behind an impenetrable wall of rigid mountains. Rise up to Mount Roberts Tramway's viewpoint, to see the city swallowed by this most colossal backdrop. View more

This is glacier country, and no fewer than 38 ice flows branch off from the main Juneau Icefield, slowly carving out valleys in their wakes. Taku Glacier cuts deep into the mountain, forming a colossal sculpture that is one of the world's thickest - almost a mile deep. Mendenhall Glacier cascades down, just 12 miles away from downtown, terminating in its own lake and visitor centre. With 1,500 square miles of ice field to explore, one of the best ways to take in the magnitude and majesty of this epic ice sculpture is to hold on tight on as the propeller whirs, and you soar into the skies on an exhilarating sightseeing flight. Cruising up above the icy world that fills in these serrated mountain peaks is a once in a lifetime experience. The animals that inhabit the Southeast Alaskan wilds are just as inspiring as the landscapes – families of bears patrol the riverbanks, bald eagles survey the surroundings watchfully, and Pacific humpbacks migrate from Hawaii's waters to feast on the krill rich, icy waters. Fish for huge catches, power across the ice in a snow-sledge, or kayak just below glaciers. However you choose to immerse yourself in it, Juneau's incredible outdoor adventures never disappoint.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

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YOKOHAMA (Tokyo) A VANCOUVER
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Excursões em JUNEAU (Alaska)

5 Glacier Exploration by Seaplane

Experience Alaska's pristine natural beauty and wildlife during this exhilarating flightseeing excursion over the Juneau Icefield and five of its glaciers.


Depart the pier for the brief walk to the waterfront area where your floatplane awaits for your scenic flight over Juneau's mining past. Once airborne soar over the lush wilderness of the Tongass National Forest until your first glimpse of five distinctly different majestic glaciers making up the 1,500-square-mile Juneau Icefield. Glide over the deep crevasses and azure blue melt-water pools of the Norris, Hole-In-The-Wall, East and West Twin Glaciers, plus the famous five mile wide Taku Glacier, the only glacier that is actually advancing and not retreating - one of only a few in the world.


At the conclusion of the tour guests will be transferred back to the pier, however a stop in downtown Juneau will be made for those wishing to further explore.

Discover Alaska's Whales

Experience some of nature's most awe-inspiring treasures during this picturesque, half-day excursion in search of the great humpback whale.


Connect with you professional science guide before departing the pier for the scenic, and fully narrated approximately 30-minute drive north to your awaiting vessel in Auke Bay. Upon arrival, meet your experienced captain, and embark on a custom-designed and fully research permitted vessel. Your vessel features a heated cabin, large panel windows, and an open bow and stern for optimum visibility. Following your introduction cruise through the island-studded waters of Stephens Passage, gaze at the awe-inspiring seascape of snow-capped peaks and ice-blue glaciers.


Along the way, take in spectacular panoramic vistas of your surroundings, and look for humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, harbour seals, and porpoises. Upon spotting a whale, the captain slows down the vessel for exceptional viewing and photo opportunities. These graceful giants are captivating as they arc their massive tails into the air. Humpbacks generally travel and feed individually or in groups of two or three; however, they can be found in groups of four or five and up to 15. If you are lucky, you may see a pod of whales. When conditions allow, the vessels hydrophone can be used to listen to the underwater sounds, whilst an on-board naturalist explains the habits and habitats of the creatures you may encounter.


A $100 cash refund is provided by the tour operator for all guests at the conclusion of the tour if a whale is not sighted on the trip. All tour participants on this excursion are eligible to enter to win cash prizes in the tour operator's Capture Juneau Photo Contest.


During your cruise, explore the foundation of the food chain by participating in various experiments and science activities. Draw plankton samples, take a look at live sea animals in a touch tank and even use a GPS-equipped camera to aid in identifying specific whales while recording their varied behaviours. At the conclusion of your epic journey, re-board your coach for the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.

Exclusive Luxury Whale Watch

Experience the grandeur of Juneau and the Inside Passage in an elegant and exclusive new way during this unforgettable, first-class, half-day excursion.


Juneau, Auke Bay, Whale-Watching and Wildlife Adventure via Private Yacht

Depart the pier in a Mercedes Sprinter for the scenic, narrated drive through downtown Juneau en route to Auke Bay. Upon arrival and after a comfort stop, take a short walk to your awaiting yacht. After receiving your safety and tour instructions, embark your vessel, the only whale-watching private yacht in Alaska, and begin your approximately three-hour whale-watching and wildlife adventure in comfort and style.


Expert Guides, Humpback Whales, Orcas, Porpoise, Seals, Sea Lions, Bald Eagles, Seabirds, Bears

Along the way, your USCG master captain and expert naturalist, both whale experts, take you to the best locations, and share their local knowledge on the area and its wildlife. Marvel at your beautiful surrounds, and look for humpback whales, orcas, porpoise, harbour seals, steller sea lions, bald eagles, seabirds, and even the occasional brown or black bear. Whilst your captain navigates the Inside Passage, your naturalist guide discusses the natural history of southeast Alaska. Enjoy an opportunity to hold real baleen, and learn how to identify individual humpback whales by name.


Glaciers, Snow-Capped Mountains, Premium Food/Drink, Brotherhood Bridge, Mendenhall Glacier

Whilst sailing past a stunning backdrop of glaciers and snow-capped mountains, this first-class, exclusive whale-watching experience indulges you with an elegant selection of refreshments. Included are Alaskan beer, wine, champagne, soft drinks, juice, water, coffee, local salmon dip, a beautiful charcuterie board, and other snacks. With a maximum capacity of eight guests, this crowd-free, exclusive and personal experience is the best way to embrace the grandeur of Alaska. At the conclusion of your tour, return to the pier at Auke Bay. After disembarking the yacht, re-board your Mercedes Sprinter and commence the approximately 40-minute drive back to the pier. En route, ride along Brotherhood Bridge and stop for a photos of the Mendenhall Glacier (weather-permitting).

Fly Out Fly-Fishing Adventure

Combine the challenge of fly-fishing with a breath-taking floatplane flight to the heart of the Tongass National Forest on this 5.5 hour excursion.


From the pier, depart on a short transfer to the outfitting shop at the Juneau airport, where equipment is issued and a safety briefing is conducted. Once aboard your De Havilland float plane, and accompanied by your experienced pilot, take to the air en route to a remote wilderness stream or tidal estuary.


Upon landing, your guide provides instructions on casting and fishing techniques geared for all skill levels. Depending on the season and conditions, you will pursue wild salmon, Dolly Varden char, cutthroat, or steelhead. A maximum guest to guide ratio of 5:1 is maintained, ensuring personal attention for all participants. This outing uses top-quality fishing equipment, flies, and waders, plus an Alaskan streamside snack is included. As an added bonus, the area surrounding your fishing spot provides excellent wildlife viewing and the natural beauty of Alaska's Inside Passage.


Following your angling adventure, re-board the plane for the return to Juneau and the ship.

Glacier View Sea Kayaking

Learn to handle a kayak from an expert, and then put your new skills to use with an unforgettable seaborne adventure as you glide through the waters native-style. Get up-close looks at wildlife and enjoy ever-changing views of the Mendenhall Glacier in the distance and get a sense of the experience that greeted the Aleut Indians as they travelled these waters two centuries ago.


Transfer by bus to North Douglas Island for scenic views of the Mendenhall Glacier in the distance. Upon arrival be outfitted in life jackets and raingear before beginning your adventure. Learn paddling techniques from your experienced guide before settling into a 2-person kayak for 1.5 to 2 hours of guided sea kayaking and an informative tour of Fritz Cove. In small groups of six kayaks you are able to stealthily approach wildlife. Bald eagles and their nests, herons, shore birds and waterfowl are all common sights. Porpoises and even humpback whales occasionally surface for air. You may see a humpback's enormous tail fluke. You will also visit the Mendenhall Wetlands, a protected habitat teeming with more than 140 species of birds, nearly a dozen different mammals and an abundance of marine life.


Along the way, learn about local flora and fauna from your guide who will also explain the history behind landmarks such as Smuggler's Cove.


Then board your coach for the return drive to the pier.

Heli-Flight & Glacier Dog Sledding

Participate in a pair of Alaska's most popular activities during this combination of an exhilarating helicopter flightseeing adventure and a scenic dogsled ride on Norris Glacier.


Depart the pier for the brief transfer to the heliport on Douglas Island. After receiving your safety briefing and equipment, your helicopter lifts off and soars above towering mountaintops.


Flightseeing

Your flightseeing tour en route to the Glacier Dog Sled Camp will take you over the massive Juneau Icefield, before touching down on one of the snow-covered glaciers.


Dog-Sled Camp

Take in the scenic beauty of your surroundings as you leave the helicopter and venture out onto the snow-covered glacier for a visit to the Dog Sled Camp. Upon arrival, meet your guide, learn about the art of dog-mushing and listen to stories about the famous Iditarod, the 1,000-mile (1,609-kilometre) dogsled race from Anchorage to Nome. The highlight of your visit is an opportunity to tour the camp and take a thrilling dog sled ride pulled by a team of huskies on the snow-covered glacier. There are typically two guests per sled and each team of Alaskan huskies pulls two sleds. The musher stands behind the first sled and one guest has a standing place in the second sled, while the others remain seated. During the 20-25-minute ride, you can switch places, standing in the back and assisting the musher with braking and commands. Photo stops are made along the way to take in your splendid natural surroundings.


Following your visit, re-board your helicopter for the return flight to Juneau. Upon arrival at the heliport, your tour concludes with a transfer back to the pier.

Heli-Flight & Mendenhall Glacier Dog-Sledding

Embrace Alaska's glacial beauty in an exciting new way during this combination helicopter adventure and dogsled outing on the Mendenhall Glacier.


Depart the pier for the short drive to the heliport. Upon arrival, receive a safety briefing and your glacier boots before boarding the helicopter. After lift-off, your narrated flight passes over the lush rain forest, deep blue crevasses, and glacier-carved peaks en route to the dog camp on the Mendenhall Glacier.


After setting down at the camp, located at the glacier's 3,000-3,500-foot (915-1,067-metre) level, meet the professional mushers and prepare for a thrilling dogsled ride. There are typically two guests per sled and each team of Alaskan huskies pulls two sleds. The musher stands behind the first sled and one guest has a standing place in the second sled, while the others remain seated. During the 20-25-minute ride, you can switch places, standing in the back and assisting the musher with braking and commands. Photo stops are made along the way to take in your splendid natural surroundings.


After the sledding portion of the tour, some free time is made available to cuddle the puppies, learn about the life of your musher living amongst 300+ Alaskan Huskies and the races they run as well as take photos of the dogs before re-boarding your helicopter for the return flight to Juneau.


Upon arrival at the heliport, this genuine Alaskan experience concludes with a transfer back to the pier.

Heli-Flight & Mendenhall Glacier Walk

Experience the world-famous Mendenhall Glacier from a unique perspective during a scenic helicopter flight, and an opportunity to set foot on this immense 'river of ice'.


Depart the pier for the transfer to the heliport. After receiving your safety briefing and glacier boots, board your modern turbine helicopter. After lift-off, the narrated flight proceeds over the alpine ridges, twisted ice spires, and deep crevasses that dominate the lower Mendenhall Glacier.


Gaining altitude, you may pass the Mendenhall Towers, rock sentinels that rise 7,000 feet (2,133 metres), and spectacular icefalls where the Juneau Icefield overflows to shape the Mendenhall Glacier. After setting down, leave the aircraft and venture out for a guided stroll on the ice. Along the way, your experienced guide will inform you about the glacier's surface and how glaciers form, flow, and contour the landscape.


Following your visit, re-board the helicopter for the narrated flight back to Juneau and take in more spectacular views of the Mendenhall Glacier and the unparalleled beauty of Alaska along the way.


Upon arrival back at the heliport, your tour concludes with a transfer to the pier.

Helicopter Glacier Trek

Alaska is beautiful, yet largely inaccessible. To truly appreciate and experience this incredible land, one must take to the air, soar among the peaks, and ultimately land in a remote setting. Explore the wonders of Juneau's Icefield glaciers by air and then up-close on this helicopter flight and glacier trek.


A short van transfer takes you from the ship to the heliport. Here, meet your guide and listen to a safety briefing before being outfitted with your mountaineering equipment for this world-class adventure: rain and wind-proof outerwear, mountaineering boots, crampons, harness, gaitors, helmet, hip pack, gloves, and an ice axe. Board your modern turbine helicopter and soar over the glaciers of the Juneau Icefield.


This magnificent flight over lush rain forest, granite peaks, and glacier provides extraordinary photo opportunities. After 15-20 minutes aloft, touch down for this unique glacier experience, as your guide leads you on a two-hour trekking adventure. No experience is necessary and your guide will teach you the proper use of the mountaineering gear so that you can access and explore some of the glacier's remote areas. Your trek is interspersed with detailed explanations of the glacier environment and surrounding area. At the end of your hike, your helicopter awaits to lift-off for the 10-minute flight back to the heliport.


After you disembark the aircraft and de-gear, the van returns you to the pier and the ship.

Helicopter Glacier Walkabout

Discover the diversity of the Southeast Alaska landscape via helicopter as you fly over the temperate rainforests and granite peaks that surround the Juneau Icefield, then land on a glacier for a walkabout and put the grandeur of the glacier at your feet.


Helicopter Flight

Begin your adventure with a short van transfer from the ship to the heliport for the flight to the glacier. Your pilot will choose a landing site on one of the 36 glaciers of this 1,500 square-mile (2,400 square-kilometres) ice field.


Interpretive Walk

On this non-strenuous, one-hour interpretive walk, your guide provides detailed explanations of glacier environments and allow ample time for photo opportunities. Rain and wind proof outerwear, glacier-spiked boots, and gloves are provided for your comfort whilst on the ice. Trekking poles and crampons will provide superb balance and traction, enabling you to travel easily on the gently rolling glacial terrain.


Re-board your helicopter for the 10-minute flight back to the heliport to de-gear. The van then returns you to the pier.

Iditarod Dogs’ Summer Camp

Travel back in time to relive the spirit of the gold rush with an Iditarod Dog Musher and his team of Alaskan huskies. Drive along Gastineau Channel and into the remote Sheep Creek Valley, arriving at the Sled Dog Summer Camp where you are greeted by Iditarod Mushers and their teams of Alaskan huskies.


Iditarod Dog Camp

Join an educational tour of the camp, see a replica of an Iditarod Race checkpoint, and learn how dog care and the dogs' health are a musher's two greatest concerns. One of the highlights of your outing undoubtedly is to experience what it is like to 'mush'. Board a specially-designed wheeled dog cart and mush along a dirt trail behind a team of highly trained Alaskan Huskies for approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometres) through Sheep Creek Valley, surrounded by mountains and the Southeast Alaskan rainforest.


Musher

Your musher explains the experience and goes through as if you were actually arriving at the checkpoint with him. Visit the puppies and take part in their initial social training. Interactive and interpretive displays of the Alaskan gold rush days and sled dogs, then and now, are placed within walking distance throughout the Camp. Visit your musher's wall tent and learn what it is like to live in the middle of 120 huskies and their puppies.


Afterwards, re-board the coach for the return to the pier and the awaiting ship.

Juneau by Private Hummer

Explore the natural beauty and local landmarks of Juneau at your leisure during this half-day, guided sightseeing tour via a private Hummer.


Depart the pier with your driver/guide and begin your sightseeing tour of Juneau via a rugged yet plush Hummer H2. You can select from among personal points of interest, tour options or recommendations from your driver/guide whilst proceeding at your own pace. Either way, your driver/guide acts as your personal concierge, and is at your service throughout the excursion.


Sightseeing options include photography, wilderness hiking, shopping and dining, among others. Sights of interest may include the Mendenhall Glacier, downtown Juneau, the Governor's Mansion, University of Alaska-Southeast, the Shrine of St. Therese (patron saint of Alaska), the Alaska State Museum, the Gold Creek Salmon Bake, gold mining and panning, glacier viewing, sea kayaking, or a guided nature hike. (Nominal fees apply for entrance to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Centre and Alaska State Museum). Your tour concludes back at the pier.


Please Note: This tour is sold by the vehicle and charges may be split once on board. The price is per vehicle and seats up to 4 guests comfortably. Entrance fees, meals & beverages and gratuities are not included in the cost of the tour and are at guests own expense. This tour involves a minimal amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the Hummer. Walking and activity levels at the sights visited are at the discretion of each guest. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair; however, guests must be able to transfer from the wheelchair to the vehicle without assistance. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, a light sweater or jacket, sturdy, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Space is limited and we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Juneau by Private Jeep

Experience Juneau's most scenic and historic locales on this private, guided adventure.


Depart the pier with your driver/guide and begin your tour on downtown's narrow streets past the State Capitol, Russian Orthodox Church, and Governor's mansion and on to view Juneau's most popular attraction, the magnificent Mendenhall Glacier. Enjoy panoramic views; walk one of the short nature trails; or explore the Visitor's Centre, with interactive displays and U.S. Forest Service interpreters who offer insight into this breath-taking, natural phenomenon. You continue North through the once thriving Auke Indian village site to the Shrine of St. Therese where you explore the historic stone chapel and serene waterfront grounds. From here we continue "out the road" to enjoy a scenic and secluded piece of Alaska history at the Governor Gruening State Historical Site. Take in the spectacular Chilkat mountain range across the Lynn Canal while enjoying a light Alaskan snack and optional beach walk near the former Territorial Governor's rustic cabin.


On your return to town, you may either: stop in at the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery to view and learn about the amazing Alaskan salmon; or stop in at the award-winning Alaskan Brewing Company for a tour and taste of Juneau you'll truly enjoy.


Please note: This tour is sold by the vehicle and charges may be split once on board. The jeep will sit up to 4 people (3 more comfortably). This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair however guest must be able to get in/out of the vehicle with minimal assistance. A collapsible wheelchair will fit snuggly in the back of the vehicle. Guests are provided a light snack and beverage along with binoculars, a rain poncho and blanket should you choose to drive with the top down. Guests must be 21 years old and have a valid photo ID for brewery tastings. Participants under 21 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in the brewery and cannot consume alcoholic beverages. Booster seats are available for small children and can be requested with the Shore Concierge team once on-board. A liability waiver is required to be signed in the presence of the tour operator.

Mendenhall Glacier & Gardens

From your ship you will enjoy a guided trip along Juneau's historic waterfront in route to one of the only glaciers in a Alaska accessible by road - the Mendenhall Glacier. Upon arriving at the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area your guide will give tips and instruction as to maximize your 90 minute self-guided experience at the glacier. At your leisure you can enjoy the various trails in the area - each offering a different view and perspective of the glacier. Make time during your stay to visit the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center for an elevated view of the glacier as well as an educational experience that reveals the surrounding Juneau Ice Field and it's 38 glaciers. A short film showing the ice field runs continuously throughout the day.


Next your guide will drive you to another of Juneau's marquee attractions - Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure. Here you'll discover how land that was gouged by a mud slide was reclaimed and transformed into a botanical experience that intermingles with Southeast Alaska's temperate rainforest. You'll enjoy a ride through the rainforest in a covered shuttle to the 800 foot level where a boardwalk is situated in the upper canopy offering views of the surrounding islands, waterways, and mountains. From there you'll return to the gardens pavilion for a tea and pastry service and have time to view the gardens botanical features.


It's a short ride back to your ship and downtown Juneau from the Gardens.

Mendenhall Glacier & Whale Quest

Explore Alaska's pristine glaciers and marine life via land and sea during this visit to the Mendenhall Glacier, with a three-hour whale quest at Auke Bay. The operators of this voyage guarantee you will see a whale. If not, you receive a $100 cash refund as you disembark. However, you should not anticipate a refund - in the past ten years, whales have been sighted on every tour.


Mendenhall Glacier

Depart the pier for the fully narrated approximately 30-minute drive north to view and photograph the famous Mendenhall Glacier. Upon arrival at the Visitor Centre, learn about the awesome force of glacial ice from Forest Service interpreters and through interactive exhibits. During your visit, some free time is made available for strolling the glacier viewpoint trail and taking photos of your splendid surroundings.


Whale Quest via Catamaran

Leaving the Mendenhall Visitor Centre, proceed on a scenic drive on the Mendenhall Valley en route to Auke Bay. Upon arrival, board a water jet-powered expedition vessel specially designed for wildlife viewing. The spacious vessel is equipped with a restroom; binoculars and souvenir route maps are provided, along with some complimentary snacks and beverages. Additional food, snacks & beverages are available for purchase.


Relax in the warm, comfortable main cabin surrounded by large windows as your experienced captain negotiates through the island-studded waters of Stephen's Passage.


As you take in a majestic backdrop of snow-capped peaks and glaciers, the onboard naturalist explains the behavior and habitat of the wildlife you may encounter, including humpback and killer whales, Stellar sea lions, Dall's porpoise, harbor seals, bald eagles, and blacktail deer.


Following your catamaran excursion, re-board your coach for the return drive to the pier.

Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip

Discover the fun of whitewater rafting on an exciting, yet gentle Mendenhall River excursion that is perfect for rafters of all ages and levels of experience.

Begin with a scenic tour up the Mendenhall Valley. On the shores of Mendenhall Lake, don protective raingear and life jackets, and board your paddle raft. Each holds up to twelve, and is steered by an experienced guide while you assist with paddling.


Glide across the iceberg-studded lake, marvelling at the-mile-wide glacier, and set course downstream. The six-mile route combines meandering stretches with Class II and III whitewater. The rapids are perfectly safe, just exciting enough for beginners, and appropriate for all ages. Encounter river features such as Moon Flats and Pin Ball Alley. Watch for the photographer on shore who snaps your picture, capturing the thrill of your adventure, yours to keep as a memento of your rafting adventure.


Where the river levels out, soak in the views of the riverbank, lush forests and 7,000-foot high mountains above the valley floor. Learn about the natural history of the river. Be on the lookout for bald eagles, black bears, otters and seals, and salmon during spawning season.


At the haul-out, celebrate with an Alaskan-style snack. Don't forget to pick up your souvenir photo, included as part of your tour.

Mendenhall Glacier Guides Choice Trail Hike

On this Mendenhall Glacier shore excursion, put on your hiking boots, fill your lungs with fresh air, and experience a day of world-class hiking. The pace will be brisk, the day unforgettable. Cascading waterfalls, quiet forest glens, and breathtaking glacier views are just a few of the treasured places reached only on foot. Along the way your naturalist guide will provide knowledge and perspective on the region's natural and cultural history, and will share some of his or her favorite local stories.


Mendenhall Glacier Views

Your guide will choose from several excellent trails for your Mendenhall Glacier hike, based upon the day's hiking conditions. Weather will be of particular consideration; in this region of mountains and fjords, conditions can vary quickly and dramatically. You may find yourself hiking high above a shimmering glacial lake or along a mossy covered glacier moraine. Explore this lush habitat and learn more about the significance and secrets of the Tongass National Forest.


During much of the hike the views are panoramic, encompassing expanses of glacier-carved wilderness. Wildlife is often sighted, but not guaranteed. There are many opportunities for photography along the trail, and frequent interpretive stops. Join us as we, in the words of John Muir, "climb to the mountains to get their good tidings."

Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Centre & Mt. Roberts Tramway

Discover two of Juneau's hallmark attractions; Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Centre and Mount Roberts Tramway, on this half-day sightseeing tour.


Your journey begins with a narrated tour of downtown Juneau and the city's highlights as you make your way to Mendenhall Valley - home of the mighty Mendenhall Glacier.


Mendenhall Recreation Area

Upon arriving at the Mendenhall Recreation area, your guide will point out many of the attractions that you will want to see during your approximate 90-minute stay. Your self-guided tour includes the scenic Photo Point and the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Centre where you will want to take time to watch the short film about the glacier and the 37 other glaciers that make up the Juneau Icefield. The area boasts several self-guided scenic trails that allow you to learn about the role the glacier had in carving the landscape. Each of these trails offers a different view of the Mendenhall through trees or along the shores of Mendenhall Lake.


Mount Roberts Tramway

Next, re-board the vehicle for the short ride to Mount Roberts Tramway and it's terminus at the 1800 foot level of Mount Roberts above downtown Juneau. Enjoy a stroll along an alpine trail and gaze at the vistas and distant waterways and islands. Visit the Nature Centre to learn about the surrounding alpine ecosystem and be sure to stop by the raptor centre. Inside the tram's main building you will enjoy Native arts & crafts and goods for sale. Downstairs in the theatre you can view a local documentary or have a snack or meal at the Timberline Bar & Grill. The Tram will be your last stop; you can visit upon arrival or return later in the day within your time in port. Your ticket is valid for the remainder of the day.


At the conclusion of the tour, if the ship is docked adjacent to the Tram terminal; guests will walk back to the ship. If the ship is berthed elsewhere, transportation will be provided.

Perseverance Trail Hike

Put on your hiking boots and experience a day of world-class hiking. With more miles of trails than roads, Juneau is the place for an adventurous day hike. Your small group (limited to 12 people per guide) is led by a certified and experienced interpretive guide, who is ready to share the lay of the land with eager hikers.

Your experience begins from the pier where you will join you guide and board a Gastineau Guiding vehicle for an interpretive tour through Juneau's historic downtown district. Have your camera ready as you find yourself surrounded by the towering mountains of the Perseverance valley as you make your way to the trail head. Hike like an Alaskan on this local favorite trail as your guide will lead you along Alaska's first road, now a historically designated trail. You will hike high into a secluded alpine valley and along a rushing mountain stream. Experience cascading waterfalls, serene meadows and quiet forest glens--just a few of the treasured places that can be reached only on foot. Along the way, your naturalist guide will provide knowledge and perspective on both the region's natural history and mining history too. During much of the hike the views are panoramic, encompassing expanses of glacier-carved wilderness. With old mining relics, tales of gold, and the brisk fresh air from the surrounding mountain peaks this half-day hike is assured to give you a better appreciation and understanding of Juneau both past and present. There are many opportunities for photography along the trail, as well as frequent interpretive stops.

Pilot’s Choice Glacier Exploration

Soar high above lush rain forest, spectacular deep valleys, and awe-inspiring peaks in a helicopter, landing at two different locations on this premier flightseeing adventure.


Helicopter Flight

From the pier, a van transfers you to the heliport where upon arrival there is a safety briefing and the issuance of glacier boots. Once aloft, your helicopter pilot takes you to sights he usually keeps to himself - discover places like Wonder Land, a jewel-like offshoot of Herbert Glacier, Glacier King, the Mendenhall Towers or Devil's Paw. We encourage you to bring your camera to capture photos of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.


Your itinerary is chosen based on weather and glacial conditions. Throughout the journey, come to understand the geological and environmental process at work in this fascinating wilderness. On your return flight to Juneau, enjoy once again the breath-taking scenery over the icefield and mountains. Once back on 'terra firma', pause for refreshments before boarding the van for your return to the ship.

Taku Glacier via Helicopter and Airboat

Explore the heart of the Alaskan wilderness from three unique perspectives during this panoramic, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Juneau City and Ice Field, Helicopter-Ride, Tongass National Forest, Gastineau Channel, Taku River

Depart the pier for the drive through Juneau City en route to the helicopter base. Upon arrival at the receive your pre-flight safety briefing and gear before boarding the helicopter. After lift-off, your helicopter flight-seeing tour begins with a flight high above Juneau, then continues over the Tongass National Forest, Juneau Ice Field, Gastineau Channel and Taku River.


Take Point, Airboat Ride, Taku River and Glacier

Upon arrival at Taku Point, you are greeted by the staff and provided with flotation jackets, hearing protection and an airboat safety briefing. This is an ideal location to capture photos of the incredible glacier landscape across the river. The captain assists you with embarking the airboat, which is covered for your comfort and protection from the elements, whilst the sides remain open for the best possible views and photo opportunities. During your approximately one-hour airboat adventure along the Taku River, marvel at up-close views of the Taku Glacier whilst cruising the five-mile (about eight-kilometre) terminus of the only advancing glacier of the Juneau Ice Field.


Taku Glacier, Taku Point, Helicopter-Ride, Glacier Walk

While gazing from the river, the immense size of this glacier becomes evident as you zoom by, within arm's reach of the ice. En route, learn about the glacier and river basin it has carved over the years, and stop for photos in various locations. Once back at Taku Point, leave the airboat and re-board the helicopter for a flight to the apex of the Taku Glacier. Upon arrival, step off the helicopter for a guided glacier walk on the amazing, approximately 4,500-foot-thick (about 1,371-metre-thick) ice. This vantage point offers splendid panoramic views and photo opportunities in all directions whilst your pilot shares details about the ice field, and facts specific to the Taku Glacier. Following your visit, re-board the helicopter for the flight back to the base, then re-board your coach for the short drive back to the pier.

Taku Lodge Feast & 5-Glacier Discovery

Experience Alaska's pristine natural beauty and wildlife during this exhilarating flightseeing excursion over the Juneau Icefield and five of its glaciers, with a traditional Alaskan salmon meal at the historic Taku Glacier Lodge. This programme offers one of the best views of the Juneau ice field with a water landing on a glacier lake in front of the Taku glacier.

Depart the pier for the brief transfer to the waterfront area where your floatplane awaits for your scenic flight to the Taku Lodge. Once airborne, take in the spectacular views of magnificent glaciers, deep blue crevasses, snow-capped mountains, cascading waterfalls, and the lush Tongass National Forest. Each guest has his or her own window seat and individual headsets allowing you to listen to the narration en route. Your 30-minute flight ends as your float plane glides easily alongside the Taku Lodge jetty, across the river from the breath-taking, five-mile (eight-kilometre) wide Taku Glacier.

Taku Glacier Lodge

Built in 1923 as hunting and fishing camp, the Taku Glacier Lodge has since been enlarged and improved. Today, it offers visitors an authentic Alaskan experience in this remote wilderness, surrounded by the pristine Tongass National Forest. As you dine on hearty Alaskan fare that includes fresh wild Alaska salmon cooked over an alder wood fire, accompanied by Alaskan Brewery draft beer or house wine (or water, lemonade, tea & coffee), your host will regale you with entertaining tales about characters like Mary Joyce and her famous dogsled trip that put the Taku Glacier Lodge on the Alaska map. The lodge's rustic interior is decorated with old dogsleds, hunting and trapping gear, furs and skins.

The grounds around the lodge are teeming with flora and fauna. Take a guided interpretative nature walk, or if you prefer, stroll along the trails of the old-growth forest independently; maps are provided. After a two-hour stay at the lodge, re-board your floatplane for the return flight to Juneau.

Whale & Mendenhall Glacier Photo Safari

If you love photography, do not miss this memorable photo safari by land and sea lead by a naturalist/photographer guide.


Depart the pier via minivan shuttle with your naturalist/photographer for an opportunity to capture Alaska's scenic beauty on camera. Regardless of your skill-level or camera type, your photography instructor offers expert natural history interpretation, along with tips and techniques to enhance your images.


Safari Vessel Cruise

Upon arrival, get up close and personal with the natural environment during an unforgettable trip through the waterways of Stephens Passage aboard a covered safari vessel. Large panel windows provide unrestricted panoramic views, whilst the boat captain safely manoeuvres to give you the best photographic angles. The sheltered cabin has padded arm rests that fold over the sills to provide a steady platform for photographing marine life and shoreline activity.


During your cruise, you may see humpback whales, sea lions, orcas, harbour seals, porcupines, eagles, or salmon. Your guide will help you to take full advantage of the day's opportunities. Each guest will receives a complimentary frameable postcard with instructions to access exclusive online photography tutorials, slideshows, historical images and a printable tip sheet. All content is free and downloadable to any device.


Whale sightings are 100 % guaranteed and a cash refund is provided by the tour operator for all guests at the conclusion of the tour if whales are not sighted on the trip. All tour participants on this excursion are eligible to enter to win cash prizes in the tour operator's Capture Juneau Photo Contest.


Enjoy a hearty snack en route to the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area where your tour will continue.


Mendenhall Glacier

Next, take a guided walk along a scenic nature trail. Walk an easy permitted trail through the shelter of the Tongass National Forest to photograph the signs of glaciation. This gentle walk also passes beaver dams, salmon streams, and remarkable glacial panoramas; sites to inspire your creative photography. Your guide may choose from a variety of destinations and utilises a flexible itinerary that allows for changing light and weather conditions.


Your tour concludes with a transfer back to the pier.

Whale Watching & Wildlife Quest

Embark on a scenic cruise into the Alaskan wilderness that guarantees you will see wildlife, including whales. Travel on a comfortable expedition vessel accompanied by a knowledgeable naturalist and attentive crew, with the opportunity to view and learn about whales, sea lions, porpoise, seals, bald eagles, and other species of wildlife.


Following a fully narrated approximately 30-minute drive north to your awaiting vessel in Auke Bay, board a waterjet-powered expedition vessel specially designed for wildlife viewing. Relax in the warm, spacious main cabin, surrounded by large windows as your experienced captain guides you through the island-studded waters of Stephen's Passage.


Against a majestic backdrop of snow-capped peaks and glaciers, the on-board naturalist explains the behaviour and habitat of wildlife you may encounter including humpback and killer whales, Stellar sea lions, Dall's porpoise, harbour seals, bald eagles, bears, and deer. The operators of this voyage guarantee you will see a whale. If not, you receive a $100 cash refund as you disembark. However, you should not anticipate a refund - in the past ten years, whales have been sighted on every tour.


To fully enjoy the sights and sounds of a close encounter with wildlife, be sure to bring a warm, rainproof jacket to wear on the topside observation deck and remember to bring your camera. Throughout the cruise, your attentive crew offer complimentary snacks and beverages.


Arriving back at the dock in Auke Bay, re-board the coach for the 30-minute return ride to the Juneau pier.

Whales & Wilderness Exploration by Private Boat

This private tour was designed especially for families or groups travelling together who desire the privacy of an exclusive whale watching tour and the flexibility to add other dimensions, customising their experience.


This exploratory journey through coastal fiords introduces you to Alaska's rugged wilderness in an intimate setting with a certified naturalist guide and a seasoned captain piloting your private vessel.


Private Safari Vessel

Depart the pier for the 30-minute transfer to Auke Bay harbour, where your custom-built exploration vessel awaits. The boat utilised offers a covered, heated cabin with perimeter seating for up to 20, restroom facilities, and large panel windows that open to provide unrestricted views. Its open bow, on-board binoculars, and hydrophone, for listening to the underwater sounds of whales, are why we guarantee you will see a whale or receive a $100 per person refund.


Stephen's Passage

Explore for approximately 2.5 hours the glacially-carved waterways of the Stephen's Passage. Southeast Alaska is a spectacular place of islands, glaciers, and jagged mountain peaks and these stunning features cradle diverse natural habitats that are home to fascinating animals. Search out wildlife viewing opportunities, including humpback whales, Orca or killer whales, Steller sea lions, porpoise and much more. Often sighted are bald eagles and ravens soaring gracefully above the treetops, and sea ducks and harbour seals near the shoreline of the famed Admiralty Island National Monument, also known as 'the fortress of bears'. A hearty snack pack and bottled water is available during your tour.


Afterwards, the captain returns you to Auke Bay harbour for the return transfer to Juneau and the ship.


Please note: The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle/vessel. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. The private vessel is for up to 6 guests. The price includes vessel, captain, and a certified naturalist guide. Larger vessels with maximum capacity of 20 guests available on request basis for an additional cost of $189.00 per person for 7th to 20th guest confirmed. Please see the Shore Concierge Desk upon embarkation to confirm all guests in attendance. Some walking is required, approximately 100 yards (100 metres) down a variable sloped ramp to the boat harbour. This tour is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair however it is suitable for guests with limited mobility. Guests must sign a waiver to participate. Tour-use binoculars & a map are available on the vessel. Dress in layers; this tour operates rain or shine and is only refundable due to weather if cancelled by the tour operator. Availability is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment. Approximate time on the vessel is 2.5 hours.

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