Silversea Luxury Cruises A Juneau, Alaska

Juneau, Alaska

Juneau, Alaska's capital and third-largest city, is on the North American mainland but can't be reached by road. The city owes its origins to two colorful sourdoughs (Alaskan pioneers)—Joe Juneau and Richard Harris—and to a Tlingit chief named Kowee, who led the two men to rich reserves of gold at Snow Slide Gulch, the drainage of Gold Creek around which the town was eventually built. View more

That was in 1880, and shortly thereafter a modest stampede resulted in the formation of a mining camp, which quickly grew to become the Alaska district government capital in 1906. The city may well have continued under its original appellation—Harrisburg, after Richard Harris—were it not for Joe Juneau's political jockeying at a miner's meeting in 1881. For some 60 years after Juneau's founding gold was the mainstay of the economy. In its heyday the AJ (for Alaska Juneau) Gold Mine was the biggest low-grade ore mine in the world. It was not until World War II, when the government decided it needed Juneau's manpower for the war effort, that the AJ and other mines in the area ceased operations. After the war, mining failed to start up again and government became the city's principal employer. Juneau's mines leave a rich legacy, though: before it closed, the AJ Gold Mine alone produced more than $80 million in gold. Perhaps because of its colorful history, Juneau is full of contrasts. Its dramatic hillside location and historic downtown buildings provide a frontier feeling, but the city's cosmopolitan nature comes through in fine museums, noteworthy restaurants, and a literate and outdoorsy populace. Here you can enjoy the Mt. Roberts Tramway, plenty of densely forested wilderness areas, quiet bays for sea kayaking, and even a famous drive-up glacier. Along with the Alaska State Museum and Mt. Roberts Tramway, make time for a tour to Mendenhall Glacier and the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery. Douglas (which at one point was a bigger outpost than Juneau) is across the Gastineau Channel to the west.

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Vancouver A Seward (Anchorage), AK
  • Alaska
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    mai 31, 2018
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    7 Dias
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    Silver Shadow

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Seward (Anchorage), AK A Vancouver
  • Alaska
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    jun 07, 2018
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    7 Dias
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  • Alaska
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    jun 14, 2018
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    7 Dias
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    Silver Shadow

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Seward (Anchorage), AK A Vancouver
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Vancouver A Seward (Anchorage), AK
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Seward (Anchorage), AK A Vancouver
  • Alaska
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Vancouver A Seward (Anchorage), AK
  • Alaska
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  • Alaska
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    Silver Shadow

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  • Alaska
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  • Alaska
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    mai 27, 2019
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    Silver Muse

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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 transfer 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.

Please note: This tour requires only a minimal amount of walking and accommodations can be made to assist guests with limited mobility. It is not suitable for those who utilise a wheelchair. Operation of this tour is weather dependent and it may be cancelled on short notice. All guests have a window seat on the floatplane. We recommend guests wear layered comfortable clothing, closed toed shoes and sunglasses. Although a minimum number of participants are required, space is limited. We suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment. The sighting of wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

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.


Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive north to your awaiting vessel in Auke Bay. Upon arrival, meet your captain and naturalist guide, then embark a custom-designed and fully permitted research 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.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking for approximately 200 yards (about 183 metres), at times on a sloped ramp leading down to the boat harbour docks, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and embark/disembark the boat. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Guests are advised to dress comfortably in layers with flat, closed-toe walking or boat shoes, and bring sun protection and raingear from the ship. Binoculars and maps are provided on the vessel. A signed waiver is required to participate on this tour. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Approximate time on the water is 2.5 hours. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

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 Silver Shadow.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking for a distance of approximately 0.5 to 1 mile (800-1600 metres), some of which is over unmaintained trails, uneven terrain, rocky beaches, and through streams with a light current. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. The actual fishing time is approximately three hours. All equipment is provided including waders, Ross Cimarron reels, fly and tackle, Sage rods, and raingear if needed. We recommend guests bring sunglasses, hat, gloves and dress in warm layers. Alaska State law requires a fishing license be purchased for $20 per person, and paid directly to the boat captain in cash. This is catch and release fishing and the catching of fish cannot be guaranteed. Although wildlife is seen on the majority of outings, their cooperation cannot be guaranteed. Tour participation is extremely limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment. The minimum age requirement is 7 years old. Catch cannot be brought to 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.


Please note: This tour is recommended only for guests in good physical condition and requires up to 120 minutes of paddling. Although a minimal amount of walking is required, guests must be able to climb into the kayak. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Tour is conducted in 2-person kayaks in groups of up to 6 kayaks. We suggest you dress in layers and wear footwear that can get wet; rain gear is provided. Bring goves and an extra pair of socks. Guests must weigh between 40 and 275 pounds (18-124 kilograms / 3-19 stone) or fit in a cockpit that is 17 inches x 17 inches (43 centimetres) and sign a waiver to participate. Although commonly observed on this type of excursion, wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children 13 to 17 years must have a signed parental consent form to participate without the parent or guardian. Space is limited.

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.


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.


Please note: this tour requires a moderate amount of walking over uneven, snowy terrain. Guests must be able to climb in and out of the helicopter via steps. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Sleds carry two persons; one guest sits and one stands at the back of the sled. Operation of this tour is weather dependent and it may be cancelled on short notice. The total flight time is approximately 30 minutes, with approximately 1 hour spent on the glacier. These times will vary depending on weather and glacial conditions. Due to weight and balance limitations, as well as guest safety and comfort, guests weighing 240 pounds (109 kilograms/17 stone) or more will be charged an additional $120 to reserve adequate space on board the helicopter. Seating is at the discretion of the pilot. For security purposes, no bags and tablets are allowed on the flight; they may be left at a storage area at the heliport. Dress warmly in layers and bring a hat, gloves, and sunglasses; glacier boots are provided. Guests must sign a waiver to participate. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment. Dog camps must leave the glaciers by the end of August; this tour is not available in September. Due to the limited capacity and high demand for this tour, it is non-refundable unless cancelled by 12:00 p.m. on the day after embarkation.

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.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking for approximately 100 metres (328 feet); however, guests must also be able to climb in and out of the helicopter via two 18 inch (45.72 cm) steps. The walk on the glacier involves uneven, potentially slippery, snowy terrain. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Sleds carry two persons; one guest sits and one stands at the back of the sled. Operation of this tour is weather dependent and it may be cancelled on short notice. The total flight time is approximately 30 minutes, with approximately 1 hour spent on the glacier at the dog camp. These times will vary depending on weather and glacial conditions. Due to weight and balance limitations, as well as individual safety and comfort, passengers dressed in outdoor gear and weighing 250 pounds (113 kilograms/18 stone) or more will be charged an additional $120 to reserve adequate space on board the helicopter. Seating is based on weight distribution and is assigned at the sole discretion of the helicopter facility. Children between 13 and 17 years of age who are traveling without a parent or guardian must provide TEMSCO with a written consent form in order to participate. Children under 12 are required to have a parent or guardian. For security purposes, no bags, IPads/tablets, selfie sticks or GoPro cameras are allowed on the flight. A secure place is provided at TEMSCO headquarters to store personal items. You should dress in layers, including a hat and gloves, for the varying weather conditions and bring sunglasses; umbrellas are not permitted. Glacier boots are provided. Guests must sign a waiver to participate. Space is extremely limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment. Dog camps must leave the glaciers by the middle of September. Due to the limited capacity and high demand for this tour, it is non-refundable unless cancelled by 12:00 p.m. on the day after embarkation. This tour is not available on September 9, 2018 as camps are closed for the season.

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.


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking for approximately 100 metres (328 feet); however, guests must be able to climb in and out of the helicopter via two 18-inch (45.72 cm) steps. The walk on the glacier involves uneven, potentially slippery terrain. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Operation of this tour is weather dependent and it may be cancelled on short notice. The total flight time is approximately 30 minutes, with approximately 20-25 minutes spent on the glacier. These times will vary depending on weather and glacial conditions. Due to weight and balance limitations, as well as individual safety and comfort, passengers dressed in outdoor gear and weighing 250 pounds (113 kilograms/18 stone) or more will be charged an additional $120 to reserve adequate space on board the helicopter. Seating is based on weight distribution and is assigned at the sole discretion of the helicopter facility. Children between 13 and 17 years of age who are traveling without a parent or guardian must provide TEMSCO with a written consent form in order to participate. Children under 12 are required to have a parent or guardian. For security purposes, no bags, I-Pads/tablets, selfie sticks or GoPro cameras are allowed on the flight. A secure place is provided at TEMSCO headquarters to store personal items. You should dress in layers, including a hat and gloves, for the varying weather conditions and bring sunglasses; umbrellas are not permitted. Glacier boots are provided. Space is extremely limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment. Due to the limited capacity and high demand for this tour, it is non-refundable unless cancelled by 12:00 p.m. on the day after embarkation.

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.


Please note: This tour is recommended only for those guests who are physically fit; walking is over varied terrain. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility, poor coordination, balance and stability problems, or those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests must be a minimum of 12 years of age and sign a waiver attesting to their physical and medical conditions to participate. Total flying time is approximately 30 minutes and 2 hours is spent trekking on the glacier. Mountaineering gear as described is provided. Dress in warm layers and wear mid-calf length socks and sunglasses. Use of IPads, selfie sticks and handheld GoPro mounts are not permitted inside the heli or on the ice while trekking for guests comfort and safety. Due to flight weight and balance limitations, as well as passenger safety and comfort, passengers dressed in outdoor gear weighing 250 pounds (113 kilograms or 18 stone) or more will be charged an additional USD120.00 to reserve adequate space on board the helicopter. Seating is based on weight distribution and is assigned at the pilot's discretion. Space is extremely limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment. Due to the limited capacity and high demand for this tour, it is non-refundable unless cancelled by 12:00 p.m. on the day after embarkation.

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.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of exertion during the one-hour walk on the glacier's surface. It is less strenuous than the Glacier Trek; however, the surface may be very icy and the nature of the terrain varies. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests must be a minimum of 8 years of age and sign a waiver attesting to their physical and medical conditions to participate. Guests between 12 and 17 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Use of IPads, selfie sticks or handheld GoPro mounts are not permitted inside the heli or on the ice while trekking for guests comfort and safety. Flight time is approximately 30 minutes; seating is at the pilot's discretion. Due to flight weight and balance limitations, as well as passenger safety and comfort, passengers dressed in outdoor gear weighing 250 pounds (113 kilograms or 18 stone) or more will be charged an additional $120 to reserve adequate space on board the helicopter. Rain and windproof jackets and pants, boots with crampons, trekking poles, and gloves are provided. Dress in warm layers and wear mid-calf length socks and sunglasses. Space is extremely limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment. Due to the limited capacity and high demand for this tour, it is non-refundable unless cancelled by 12:00 p.m. on the day after embarkation.

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.


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking for approximately 50 metres (164 feet); however, the pathways at the dog camp are unpaved with a gravel surface. This tour is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair or a walker. Distance between the pier and the camp is an approximate 35 minute drive. Approximately 1 hour is spent at the dog camp with 15-20 minutes allocated for mushing. Dress in layers and bring protective outerwear, a hat, and gloves. This tour does not involve mushing on snow or a glacier. Guests must sign a waiver to participate. Space is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Juneau Sportfishing Salmon Adventure

Fish for saltwater salmon on this half-day deep sea sportfishing adventure trolling from a boat out of Auke Bay. The number one species of interest to anglers is King salmon, followed closely by Coho salmon. Pink salmon, chum salmon, and red salmon are also caught in the area, along with Dolly Varden and trout.


Depart the pier for the brief transfer, crossing Brotherhood Bridge and offering a view of the spectacular Mendenhall Glacier. Arrive at the Auke Bay marina, where your cabin-style cruiser awaits, equipped with a warm, cosy cabin, bathroom, and kitchen. Your captain then takes you out of the bay to the best fishing grounds, approximately 15 minutes away. Troll or mooch for salmon; all gear is provided, including rainwear.


As you are trolling for salmon, you will have an unequalled opportunity to photograph nesting eagles, sea lions, and occasionally, humpback and Orca whales.


Chinook salmon, otherwise known as 'Kings' are Alaska's biggest and most prized salmon. Kings can be caught year round, but the height of their season is late May through June. Coho salmon, or 'Silvers', known for their acrobatics and hard fights are a favourite among most Alaskans. They start running in July and peak in late August and early September. Chum or 'Dog' salmon are running June and July and are great smoked. Pink salmon, or 'Humpies' as they are commonly called, start arriving in June and are fished until August. They are normally canned and sold in the markets as pink salmon. Sockeye salmon or 'Reds' as they are red when they spawn, are available in June and July and can usually only be caught by fly-fishing with a special lure. Dolly Varden, char are available year round but peak mid-April through May and again mid-August through October.


Catch and release or, if you wish, your catch can be processed locally and shipped to your home (within the continental USA) for an additional charge. Return to the marina where your transfer vehicle awaits to take you back to the ship.


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking for approximately 50 yards (45.7 metres) however guests must be able to embark/disembark the transfer vehicle and boat with minimal assistance. This tour is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair. Actual fishing time is approximately 3.5 hours. Rubber-soled shoes are recommended. Bait, tackle, and rain ponchos are provided. A fishing license must be purchased at a cost of $25 per person and an additional $15 must be paid for a king salmon stamp, to be paid directly by the guest to the boat captain in cash. Remember, you have purchased the opportunity to catch fish, not the guarantee of doing so. Children under the age of 6 years old cannot participate in this tour. Catch cannot be brought to the 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 & 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 narrated coach ride 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 catamaran specially designed for wildlife viewing. The 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.


Please note: This tour involves a walk of about 250 yards (228 meters), with an inclined pathway leading to the Mendenhall Visitor Centre. Guests must be able to embark/disembark the coach via steps. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility but is not recommended for those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to dress warmly in layers, and bring a rainproof jacket and a camera. This tour operator guarentees you will see a whale. $100 cash refund is furnished upon disembarkation if whales are not sighted. Don't count on it, though! In 10+ years, whales have been sighted every time. Although the other wildlife mentioned is commonly seen in this area, sightings cannot be guaranteed. Complimentary tour-use binoculars are available on board the catamaran as well as a take home souvenir route guide. There is a small souvenir shop on board the vessel, USD and credit cards are accepted. Sites visited may vary.

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.


Please note: This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition and requires upper body strength and physical exertion for an extended period. Guests must weigh between 50 and 350 pounds (approximately 22-158 kilograms/3.5-25 stone) and sign a waiver to participate. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Dress in layers and bring an extra pair of socks and gloves; protective outerwear is provided. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children 13 to 17 years must have a signed parental consent form to participate without the parent or guardian. The sighting of wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

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.


Please Note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking for approximately 50 yards (46 metres) and up to 1 mile (1609 metres) at guest discretion. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair. Ramps and an elevator are available at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Centre. Various mapped trails of all levels are available at guest leisure to explore based on their own abilities. Vehicle with a lift must be requested by emailing ShoreConcierge@Silversea.com at least 48 hours in advance, otherwise service cannot be guaranteed. Lightweight, comfortable layered clothing, a weatherproof jacket, sturdy closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Souvenir shops are located in both the recreation area and the tram visitor centre. Local currency and credit cards are accepted.

Mendenhall Glacier and AK Museum Self-Exploration

Embark on an outing to Juneau's marquee attraction, the famous Mendenhall Glacier, and immerse yourself in the Alaskan history with a visit at the Alaska State Museum.


Your journey begins with a narrated tour of Juneau's downtown waterfront en route to the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area. Upon arrival at the glacier, your guide points out areas of interest so you may make the most your one-and-a-half hour stay.


Juneau Icefield

Marvel at the beautiful Mendenhall, one of 38 glaciers flowing from the massive 1,508-square-mile (3,900-square-km) Juneau Icefield. The ample visiting time allows for an unhurried exploration of this glacial wonder from a variety of perspectives.


Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Centre

Explore scenic Photo Point Trail, which winds along Mendenhall Lake to an unobstructed view of the glacier's face. Visit the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Centre for an elevated view of the glacier as well as interactive geological exhibits explaining glacier formation. Be sure to allow time to watch the short film about the icefield that plays continuously in the Visitor Centre theatre.


The area boasts numerous walking trails allowing you to see first-hand how the glacier has carved the local landscape. A short walk along these self-guided trails exposes you to the special beauty of Tongass National Forest and allows ever-changing glimpses of the glacier. In the mid to late summer, wild sockeye salmon are visible in Steep Creek which flows through the area's trail system.


Alaska State Museum

Next you will visit the Alaska State Museum where you will be immersed in Alaska's colorful past and gain understanding as to how Alaska came to be the land it is today. At your leisure you'll be able to explore the various historic exhibits that tell the Alaska story and Juneau's role in Alaska history. The expansive range of artwork covers Alaska's indigenous people through modern art displays.


From the museum it's a short drive back to your ship.


Please note: The amount of walking involved is at each guest's discretion during the self-exploration at the Visitor Centre and Alaska State Museum. It is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair. Visitor Centre and some trails are wheelchair-accessible. Guests requiring transportation in a wheelchair lift-equipped vehicle should e-mail ShoreConcierge@Silversea.com to reserve. There are numerous self-guided trails, some of which are over uneven terrain. Dress in layers as temperatures at the glacier surrounds can vary. This tour does not include a walk on Mendenhall Glacier.

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 Silver Shadow.


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking for approximately 328 feet (100 metres) however guests must be able to get in and out of the helicopter via 2-3 steps that are 18 inches (45.72 centimetres) high. Guests able to walk on the glacier do so at their discretion; the surface is possibly uneven, snowy or slippery terrain made of glacier ice. For safety reasons, guests with limited mobility must remain on board the aircraft during the glacier landing stops. Operation of this tour is weather dependent and may be cancelled on short notice. The total flight time is approximately 50 minutes, with approximately 15 minutes spent on each of the two landings. These times will vary depending on weather and glacial conditions. Due to weight and balance limitations, as well as individual safety and comfort, passengers dressed in outdoor gear and weighing 250 pounds (113 kilograms/18 stone) or more will be charged an additional surcharge of $120 to reserve adequate space on board the helicopter. Seating is based on weight distribution and is assigned at the sole discretion of the helicopter operator. Children between 13 and 17 years of age who are traveling without a parent or guardian must provide TEMSCO with a written consent form in order to participate. Children under 12 are required to have a parent or guardian. For security purposes the following items are not allowed on the flight: purses, bags, I-Pads, tablets, GoPro cameras or selfie sticks. A secure place is provided at TEMSCO headquarters to store personal items. You should dress in layers for the varying weather conditions including a hat and gloves and bring sunglasses; umbrellas are not permitted. Glacier boots are provided. Space is extremely limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment. Due to the limited capacity and high demand for this tour, it is non-refundable unless cancelled by 12:00 p.m. on the day after embarkation.

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 short drive through Juneau City en route to Juneau International Airport, located in the Mendenhall Valley. Upon arrival at the heliport, 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 Juneau International Airport, then re-board your coach for the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 547 yards (about 500 metres), at times over slippery surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to board/de-board the helicopter and embark/disembark the airboat, and 20 steps to access the helicopter. This tour is not suitable for guests prone to airsickness, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing in layers with a hat, gloves, scarf and flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection, a weatherproof jacket and bottled water from the ship; rain pants, over-shoe boots and ear protection are provided. Use of IPads, selfie sticks or handheld GoPro mounts and drones are not permitted. Guests must be at least seven years old to participate on this tour. A surcharge fee of 150 USD is assessed to guests weighing 250 pounds (about 113 kilograms) or more. Although frequently encountered on this type of tour, wildlife, fish and marine life sightings are not guaranteed. A signed waiver is required to participate on this tour. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Taku Lodge Feast & 5-Glacier Discovery

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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.

Please note: This tour requires only a minimal amount of walking and accommodations can be made to assist guests with limited mobility. Walking along the well-maintained trails at the lodge is at each guest's discretion. It is not suitable for those who utilise a wheelchair. We recommend guests wear layers, comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, long sleeve shirts and pants, and bring a camera. Operation of this tour is weather dependent and it may be cancelled on short notice. The total flight time is approximately 50-60 minutes, with approximately 2 hours spent at the lodge. Early-morning departures include brunch, while afternoon departures include lunch or an early supper. Redfreshments include water, lemonade, coffee, tea, beer or wine. All guests have a window seat on the floatplane. Although a minimum number of participants are required, space is limited. We suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment. The sighting of wildlife cannot be guaranteed. Please advise the Shore Concierge office on-board if you prefer to have your meal with a chicken alternative.

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 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.


A $100 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.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking, approximately .75 miles (1.2 kilometres) on a newly surfaced trail. There is a variable sloped ramp leading to the safari vessel dock. Guests with limited mobility can omit the trek portion of the tour and may remain with the driver or visit the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Centre for approximately one hour. This tour is not suitable for those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests must be able to meet the physical requirements of the tour. All guests must sign a waiver attesting to their physical and medical conditions to participate. Dress warmly in layers, as the tour operates in all weather conditions; rain gear, walking sticks, camera towels are provided. Bottled water and a snack pack are included. The tour sequence may vary. Bring a camera with plenty of film or memory and batteries. Group size is very limited to ensure a comfortable and interactive atmosphere; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment. Approximate time on the water is 2.5 hours.

Whale Watching & Wildlife Quest

Embark on a scenic cruise into the Alaskan wilderness that guarantees you will see wildlife, including whales. Travel by deluxe catamaran 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.


High-speed Catamaran

Following a short coach ride from the pier to scenic Auke Bay, board a waterjet-powered catamaran specially designed for wildlife viewing. Relax in the warm, comfortable, spacious main cabin, surrounded by large windows as your experienced captain guides you through the island-studded waters of Stephen's Passage.


Whale Watching

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 25-minute return ride to the Juneau pier.


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking, approximately 250 yards (228 metres). It is suitable for guests with limited mobility; however, there is a raised threshold that those utilising a wheelchair would need to cross. Scooters are not permitted. This wildlife sightseeing cruise features guaranteed whale and wildlife sightings. Complimentary tour-use binoculars are provided. Souvenir route guide is also provided for guests to take home. On board souvenir shop available and accepts USD cash and credit cards. Complimentary light snacks are provided on board however guests may purchase additional snacks on board if needed.

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.

Wild Coast Exploration by Private Catamaran

This private tour is a perfect option for families, friends, or dinner companions. Set out on a private adventure aboard a deluxe catamaran to explore glacier-carved fjords and wild stretches of coast at your own pace. Your knowledgeable captain and expedition naturalist are there to assist you in designing a unique voyage that incorporates your personal interests.


Private Catamaran

Your expedition craft is a new, 48-foot (15-metre) catamaran, specially designed for custom cruising. The spacious, heated cabin provides deluxe seating for up to 6 guests, a restroom, and a galley. The vessel also features large, wrap-around windows, an expansive open-air deck, and is fitted with a special bow-landing door to allow easy beach access. Coffee or tea accompanied by pastries, salmon jerky, and chocolates will enhance your experience.


Choose your own focus on your outing - perhaps you would like to observe whales, sea lions, porpoise, bears and bald eagles - your skilled captain has a profound understanding of their preferred habitats and patterns of movement. He also knows the best places to explore and photograph glacier-carved peaks, untamed river deltas, secluded inlets, tidal estuaries, and other natural wonders. Perhaps you may opt to haul crab pots to get a close-up look at denizens of the deep or stop by a commercial fishing boat at work to talk with the crew and admire the day's catch. And, if you wish, step ashore in a wild place of your choosing - to explore tide pools, hike on game trails through old-growth forest, or just savour the peacefulness of an untouched land.


This day is yours. Explore the Inside Passage wilderness as you please.


Please note: The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vessel. Therefore only one person in the party needs to place a reservation. The price includes vessel, captain, and a certified naturalist guide for parties of 1-6 guests. Up to 10 additional guests may participate for and additional fee of $129 per person. A picnic lunch is also available for an additional fee of USD 30.00 per person and must be requested at least 20 days in advance by emailing ShoreConcierge@Silversea.com. In your email please also indicate the number of guests participating. Some walking is required for approximately 100 yards (92.4 metres) down a variable sloped ramp to the boat harbour and guests must be able to embark/disembark the vessel via 3-4 steps. This tour is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair. We recommend guests dress in layers as this tour operates in rain and is only refundable due to weather if cancelled by the tour operator. The sighting of wildlife cannot be guaranteed. Availability is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.