Published: Aug 03, 2016
Last Updated: Dec 23, 2022
When it comes to choosing the perfect shore excursions to book in Juneau, Alaska, we know it can be hard! We have a large variety of options, and they're all so much fun! To help narrow down the options, here's an overview of the top 5 tours in Juneau:
1. Mendenhall Glacier Ice Caves Adventure - 5 hours, $314 per person
Get ready for a glacier adventure you will never forget! This exclusive Juneau tour will take you on a native-style canoe paddle over an iceberg-filled lake, walk on top of the Mendenhall Glacier, and exploration inside the Mendenhall Glacier Ice Caves. The exclusivity of this limited-capacity excursion provides an up-close experience with the glacier away from the crowds.
2. Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier Tour - 4.5 hours, $130 per adult
This combo is made from two of Juneau’s most popular attractions, allowing you to make the most of your time here. After enjoying a guided tour across Juneau, you’ll board one of our specially designed boats with large windows, heated cabins, and outdoor decks. Our captains and naturalists will take you in search of humpback and killer whales, sea lions, porpoises and so much more! There is a 100% guarantee or your money back to see the majestic humpback whales that travel to Alaska for feeding in the nutrient rich waters. Then it’s off to take in a massive and mighty explosive river of ice — the world-famous Mendenhall Glacier!
3. Glacier Dogsled Tour via Helicopter - 3 hours, $529 per person
Can you imagine yourself standing on the runners of a dog sled with a team of huskies loping across the ancient snowfields, nestled among the peaks of the vast Juneau Icefield? You’ll arrive to the dog camp via helicopter, watching glacier-carved mountains unfold before your eyes. You’ll fly over the Icefield to the dog camp, take a kennel tour, hear first-hand accounts of the Iditarod, and even get to take dogsled ride!
4. Juneau Icefield Helicopter Tour - 2.5 hours, $309 per person
This breathtaking helicopter flight will take you on an adventure to explore the beauty of Juneau glaciers. Keep your eyes peeled during the flight as you may see some wildlife on the mountain peaks. Once you land on the glacier, you'll have a chance to walk around and explore as your guide describes the the history of the million year-old ice fields!
5. Rainforest Canopy Zipline - 3.25 hours, $179 per person
This eco-adventure will have you gliding above the treetops on over 6,000 feet of ziplines! And getting there is half the fun — you’ll reach the top of the rainforest by crossing the Gastineau channel on an expedition vessel, then a gorgeous mountain ascent via off-road vehicle. Once you’re up, your guides will progressively ease you into the forest canopy along ten zip lines and two aerial suspension bridges. Along the way, you’ll enjoy breathtaking sights of Bullion creek, and unique views of Juneau. You’ll also discover the ruins of the historic Treadwell Mine (1881-1917), and zip over a 150 foot deep mining glory hole!
Want even more things to do in Juneau? Check out our list for the top 10.