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Mendenhall Glacier Ice Adventure Tour

Join the ultimate Alaskan adventure that takes you up close and personal with the Mendenhall Glacier. Our extended Alaska glacier tour gives you ample time for pictures and exploration while trekking with your guides next to the glacier ice itself. Be one of the few to experience the beauty of the Mendenhall Glacier this closely, exclusively, and safely. This is as close to the glacier as you can get without stepping foot on the ice.

Duration: 5.5 hours

Price: $329 per person

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Mendenhall Lake Canoe Tour

Be among the select few to travel by canoe for an unprecedented experience of the majestic Mendenhall Glacier. This tour is limited by permits issued by the National Parks Service so book early for this unique experience! Paddle across Mendenhall Lake, navigating past icebergs, surrounded by one of the richest samplings of Alaskan wildlife you'll find anywhere. Venture within yards of the massive, awe-inspiring face of the living Mendenhall Glacier.

Duration: 3.5-4 hours

Price: $209 per person

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Juneau Dog Sledding & Glacier Helicopter Tour

**2023 TOUR SCHEDULE COMING SOON**

Experience this exciting dog sledding adventure on the Herbert Glacier. Your tour with start with a helicopter ride up to our beloved dog sled camp situated on a glacier. The flight itself will leave you in awe as you take in the breathtaking landscape of Juneau. Once on the glacier, you'll meet the dogs and take off on the ultimate thrill of riding with the dog sled team. If you're feeling extra adventurous you can try your hand at driving the team.

Duration: 3 hours

Price: $565 per person

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Juneau Dog Sled World & Taku Glacier Helicopter Adventure

**2023 TOUR SCHEDULE COMING SOON**

Experience the life of an Alaskan Dog Musher! During this hands-on interactive tour, you will help prepare your dogsled team for the day of mushing that awaits you. In addition to glacier flightseeing and dogsledding, enjoy exclusive access to the musher's camp. This is truly an unforgettable Alaskan adventure!

Duration: 3.25 hours

Price: $599 per person

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Mendenhall Glacier Dog Sledding & Helicopter Tour

**2023 TOUR SCHEDULE COMING SOON**

This tour is the same as our Juneau Dog Sledding & Glacier Helicopter Tour except that it will take you on a thrilling mushing ride across the Mendenhall Glacier. After your transfer to the helicopter base, you'll take off on a scenic flight over Mendenhall Lake, on your way to the dogsled camp situated atop the magnificent Mendenhall Glacier. The spirited dogs will be waiting to whisk you away on a mushing experience you'll not soon forget!

Duration: 3 hours

Price: $549 per person

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Juneau Glacier Dogsled Extended Tour via Helicopter

**2023 TOUR SCHEDULE COMING SOON**

This tour is the same as our regular Dogsled Excursion via Helicopter but it includes an additional glacier landing! Take in the landscape surrounding Juneau as you travel by helicopter up to the first glacier where you'll jump onboard the dogsled. After your dogsled tour, you'll take off via helicopter to your second glacier landing where you'll have more time for walking and photo taking.

Duration: 3.5 hours

Price: $675 per person

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Juneau Icefield Helicopter Tour

**2022 TOUR DATES STILL AVAILABLE - 2023 SCHEDULE COMING SOON**

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 history of the million-year-old ice fields!

Duration: 2.5 hours

Price: $321 per person

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Mendenhall Glacier Helicopter Tour & Guided Walk

**2023 TOUR SCHEDULE COMING SOON**

Featured on GOOD MORNING AMERICA -- travel back to the Ice Ages with Alaska's original glacier helicopter tour! Board a modern turbine-powered helicopter for a flight to the world-famous Mendenhall Glacier!

Duration: 2.5 hours

Price: $329 per person

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Juneau Flightseeing and Glacier Landing

**2022 TOUR DATES STILL AVAILABLE - 2023 SCHEDULE COMING SOON**

A personalized flightseeing tour with a landing on one of the local glaciers from the Juneau Icefield. Your seasoned pilot will guide you for thirty minutes of flightseeing via helicopter to see the beautiful surrounding areas. Land on the glacier for 30 minutes of exploration and sights you won't want to miss.

Duration: 2.25 hours

Price: $320 per person

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Juneau Pilot's Choice Glacier Helicopter Tour

**2023 TOUR SCHEDULE COMING SOON**

Experience two incredible glacier landing spots! On the Juneau Pilot's Choice Glacier Helicopter Tour your pilot will choose two of the thirty-six named glaciers in the Juneau Icefield for a glacier landing experience. Your guide will point out the unique glacier features such as blue ice, crevasses, pooling glacier water, and more.

Duration: 2.75 hours

Price: $469 per person

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Juneau Helicopter Glacier Walkabout

**2022 TOUR DATES STILL AVAILABLE - 2023 SCHEDULE COMING SOON**

The Walkabout offers a personalized experience and the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with glacier's most stunning features. This non-strenuous, hour-long interpretive hike led by our team of professional guides provides the opportunity to learn about the history and geology of the area as you trek across the icy terrain.

Duration: 3.25 hours

Price: $404 per person

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Juneau Helicopter Glacier Trek

**2023 TOUR SCHEDULE COMING SOON**

This 2-hour glacier trekking adventure, led by knowledgeable interpretive guides, offers an amazing blend of scientific discovery, ice trekking and exploration, and stunning views of the Juneau Icefield's most breathtaking features. This is your opportunity to explore some of the Juneau Icefield's most pristine areas that few in the world will ever get to witness!

Duration: 4.25 hours

Price: $440 per person

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Juneau Taku Glacier Exploration via Airboat and Helicopter

**2023 TOUR SCHEDULE COMING SOON**

This multifaceted tour is a unique and compelling opportunity to see the exquisite beauty of Southeast Alaska from the Taku River! From the air, enjoy breathtaking views of our Nation's largest National Forest. On the water, take in the panoramic views of the largest glacier of the Juneau Icefield, cascading mountains and the pristine Taku River. From the ground, enjoy a stroll along the lower level of the Taku Glacier!

Duration: 3.5 hours

Price: $595 per person

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Juneau Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier Tour

This combo is the best way to make the most of your day in Juneau! While out on the water, there is no doubt that you'll see humpback whales - this is the time of year they travel to Alaska to feed on thousands of pounds of krill a day. The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor's Center offers unique views and trails for guests to get as close to the glacier as possible!

Duration: 4.5 hours

Price: $165 per person

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Juneau Whale Watching Adventure Tour

Come cruise with us in a fully enclosed and heated cabin onboard our mammal friendly boat on your way to the whales' playgrounds. Here you can experience a close encounter with these beautiful marine mammals for the ultimate whale watching tour! The humpback whales spend their summers feeding in Alaska while they fill their bellies with thousands of pounds of krill a day.

Duration: 3-3.5 hours

Price: $139 per person

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Juneau Whale Watching Adventure Tour Private Charter

**2023 TOUR SCHEDULE COMING SOON**

Experience this whale watching adventure from the comfort of your own private high-speed jetboat, dedicated to you and your guests. Not only you are guaranteed to see whales on this tour, but will also want to keep an eye out for sealions, bald eagles, and other wildlife native to Southeast Alaska. Your knowledgeable crew and captain will attentively guide you throughout this exclusive and unforgettable adventure!

Please note: prices are per boat, which holds 1-14 passengers.

Duration: 3-3.5 hours

Price: $1,700 per charter

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Juneau Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier Tour Private Charter

**2023 TOUR SCHEDULE COMING SOON**

For a truly memorable whale watching experience, our exclusive private jet boat adventure is right for you and your family! Holding up to 14 guests, you can avoid the crowded whale watching boats and enjoy the amazing marine life Juneau has to offer. Combine this with a visit to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor's Center for an excursion of a lifetime.

Please note: prices are per boat, which holds 1-14 passengers.

Duration: 4.5 hours

Price: $2,310 per charter

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Juneau Dog Sled Summer Camp

**2023 TOUR SCHEDULE COMING SOON**

Join our team of mushers on an adventure you won't soon forget! Learn about Alaska's official state sport and experience a thrilling ride through the forest. Your excursion begins with a scenic drive along Gastineau Channel, and into the Ship Creek Valley. Climb onboard a wheeled training cart and relax as your team of Alaskan huskies take you on a 1.5 mile journey through the rainforest!

Duration: 2.25 hours

Price: $129 per person

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Juneau Musher's Camp & Sled Dog Discovery

**2023 TOUR SCHEDULE COMING SOON**

Get ready for a ride you won't soon forget! Hop on as a team of huskies whisks you through the forest on a custom-built sled. You'll pass by gigantic spruce and hemlock trees, many of which are hundreds of years old! At the end of your trek, you'll have a chance to cuddle with some of the puppies and dogs at the camp and the hard-working mushers who make this tour possible!

Duration: 2.25 hours

Price: $133 per person

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Taku Glacier Lodge Flight & Feast

This tour to the infamous Taku Glacier Lodge is the ultimate Alaskan experience. Your journey begins with a narrated flight in one of our seaplanes to the remote Lodge. Upon arrival, you'll enjoy a delicious Alaskan meal and entertaining stories about the Lodge's colorful past. Walk off your meal while exploring one of the beautiful trails - or continue to relax at the Lodge and soak in the beauty.

Duration: 3 hours

Price: $410 per person

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Juneau Glacier Flightseeing via Seaplane Tour

The grandeur of Alaska will thrill and delight you beyond expectation on this unforgettable multi-glacier flightseeing tour, where everyone enjoys a window seat. Explore the Juneau Icefield's most stunning glaciers by authentic floatplane, a truly Alaskan and awe-inspiring experience. Keep a look out for wildlife such as goats, moose, bears, and eagles!

Duration: 1 hours

Price: $275 per person

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Juneau Segway Photo Safari Tour

Take an adventure from behind the handlebars of a Segway as you zoom through the surrounding trails of Juneau. You'll start with familiarizing yourself with the Segway with your knowledgeable guide before you take off for a perfect ride through Juneau. You'll first encounter views of the Mendenhall Glacier with opportunities to see bald eagles or even a Humpback whale.

Duration: 3 hours

Price: $140 per person

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Juneau Segway Alpine Wilderness Trail Adventure

Looking for a green way to experience Alaska, join the Alpine Wilderness Trail Adventure for a small group excursion amongst Alaska's natural beauty. Explore by Segway, far from the crowds and surrounded by Alaskan natire and wildlife. Listen for eagle calls, take a walk through the Historic Treadwell Ditch and stop at the breath-taking Fish Creek. This is a must-do Alaskan experience!

Duration: 3 hours

Price: $165 per person

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Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip

Get ready for a true outdoor experience - you're going on an exhilarating river rafting adventure down the beautiful Mendenhall River. There is something for everyone; whether this is your first time or you're experienced! You can choose to paddle or just sit back and enjoy the day. No matter what, this is a tour not to be missed!

Duration: 3.5 hours

Price: $165 per person

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Juneau Mendenhall Lake Kayaking Adventure

If you want to be the lucky few who can face the majestic Mendenhall Glacier under a very limited U.S. Forest Service permit, this is the right tour for you! Your guide will teach you kayaking techniques, then board the two-person kayaks either with your traveling companion or a new friend. Journey across Mendenhall Lake, listen to your knowledgeable guide's explanation of the breathtaking nature surrounding you, and the history and ecology of the Mendenhall Glacier and Nugget Falls while navigating the iceberg studded pristine water. This will be the highlight of your time in Juneau!

Duration: 3.5 hours

Price: $229 per person

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Juneau Glacier View Sea Kayaking

You'll be off to the north side of Douglas Island for panoramic views of the Mendenhall Glacier and Auke Bay, where you'll board a two-person kayak sailing as the Aleut Indians did! As you view the Mendenhall Glacier from the sea, your adventure may include seeing porpoise, seals, sea lions, eagles, herons, or even whales. Get ready for a wilderness adventure you won't forget.

Duration: 3.5 hours

Price: $124 per person

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Juneau Salmon Bake Tour

The Juneau Salmon Bake has been grilling up perfection since 1978! Enjoy this all-you-can-eat feast, in the majestic setting of the Tongass Rainforest. This mouth-watering Alaskan buffet includes signature Alderwood-grilled wild salmon, cheechako chicken, Chilkoot baked beans, Tongass wild rice pilaf, Alyeska au gratin potatoes, a selection of side dishes, salads and homemade blueberry cake for dessert. Beer and wine are available for purchase.

Duration: 1.5-2 hours

Price: $62 per person

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Juneau Food Tasting Tour

Prepare your tastebuds for the ultimate Alaskan tasting experience. We'll visit several local eateries like Tracy's King Crab Shack, SALT, Alaskan Hotel & Bar, and a few others to delight your senses. Come with us on this walking tour around Juneau with empty stomachs and full spirits!

Duration: 2.75 hours

Price: $137 per person

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Juneau Extended Norris Glacier Dog Sledding Adventure

**THIS TOUR IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE 2022 SEASON**

The adventure for thrill-seekers of all ages! This extended, personalized mushing excursion allows you to experience Alaska's breathtaking elements while driving a sled team of huskies across the incredible Norris Glacier. This exclusive tour gives you access to behind-the-scenes areas of our Musher's Camp, more hands-on experiences with our sled dogs, and a 4-mile mush across the glacier.

Duration: 4.75 hours

Price: $750 per person

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Juneau Alpine Zipline Adventure

**THIS TOUR IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE 2022 SEASON**

Soar with us through the trees in the Tongass National Forest on a unique Alaskan adventure! Land in treehouse platforms where you can enjoy the views and take in the scenery. Our knowledgeable guides will be with you every step of the way, sharing facts about the forest, snapping photos, and being part of the fun! After ziplining, try your hand at ax throwing and embrace your inner lumberjack.

Duration: 3.75 hours

Price: $182 per person

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Juneau Whale Watching & Crab Feast

**THIS TOUR IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE 2022 SEASON**

Board your comfortable touring vessel at Auke Bay for an unforgettable whale watching experience! Your specialized naturalist guide will entertain you with various historical facts, as well as point out potential wildlife sightings. Prepare your taste buds for a delicious meal of Bering Sea Red King Crab legs and more. The main dish is delightfully complimented with coleslaw, seafood chowder, and homemade bread.

Duration: 5 hours

Price: $229 per person

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Juneau Historic Gold Panning Adventure

**THIS TOUR IS NO LONGER TAKING NEW RESERVATIONS FOR THE 2022 SEASON**

Pan for real gold and enjoy the thrill that sparked the Gold Rush days! Visit Gold Creek and "Last Chance Basin" to learn how to expertly work the pan with helpful tips and advice from your guide. You will have plenty of time to dig up some gold of your own. Any gold you find during the tour is yours to take home with you. The area is so plentiful that we guarantee you will strike gold!

Duration: 1.5 hours

Price: $79 per person

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Juneau Whale Watching Tour & Salmon Bake Combo

**THIS TOUR IS NO LONGER TAKING NEW RESERVATIONS FOR THE 2022 SEASON**

Humpback and orca whales are actively feeding while they are in southeast Alaska waters, so chances are you see whales breach, play, and maybe bubble net feed! You will savor wild Alaska salmon amidst amazing scenery at the Gold Creek Salmon Bake. This easy, full-day tour combines a thrilling whale-watching cruise with a relaxing Alaska Salmon Bake for the best of picturesque Juneau!

Duration: 5 hours

Price: $179 per person

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Juneau Mendenhall Glacier & Salmon Bake Tour

**THIS TOUR IS NO LONGER TAKING NEW RESERVATIONS FOR THE 2022 SEASON**

Experience the perfect day sightseeing at the most popular attraction in Juneau, the Mendenhall Glacier, followed up by an all-you-can-eat Alaskan salmon bake. Take in the magnificent sights during your free time at the glacier before being taken to an authentic Alaskan feast at Gold Creek. Spend as much time feasting, exploring, and enjoying the entertainment before heading back to your cruise ship.

Duration: 3.5 hours

Price: $129 per person

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Juneau Whale Watching, Mendenhall Glacier & Salmon Bake

**THIS TOUR IS NO LONGER TAKING NEW RESERVATIONS FOR THE 2022 SEASON**

Experience three of Juneau's most popular attractions with this three-in-one excursion! This tour begins with a narrated transfer to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor's Center. You'll have plenty of time to take in the majestic views of the famous Mendenhall Glacier. After your time at the Mendenhall, you'll join a naturalist onboard a small whale watching vessel for guaranteed whale sightings. Once your whale watching cruise is finished, you will be shuttled to the Juneau Salmon Bake. This all-you-can-eat salmon buffet was made famous on the Food Network and has been grilling up perfection since 1978.

Duration: 6.25 hours

Price: $219 per person

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Juneau Historic Gold Panning & Salmon Bake Tour

**THIS TOUR IS NO LONGER TAKING NEW RESERVATIONS FOR THE 2022 SEASON**

Experience the history of Alaska - and try your hand at panning for gold! This tour includes a brief narrated city tour as you make your way to the gold mining site that was made famous by Joe Juneau and Rich Harris. After a short introduction to gold panning, you will have plenty of time to dig up some gold of your own. Any gold you find during the tour is yours to take home with you. After you've struck gold, you will be escorted to the salmon bake to enjoy an Alaska style all-you-can-eat-buffet. As you enjoy your meal, take in the views of the majestic Alaskan rainforest and listen to the tunes of a local musician.

Duration: 3 hours

Price: $109 per person

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Juneau Extended Helicopter Glacier Trek

**THIS TOUR IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE 2022 SEASON**

This is the most in-depth glacier trekking tour includes a hike on the glacier and ice climbing. Expert guides will equip you with state-of-the-art trekking and climbing equipment that will allow you to safely climb up walls of ice to explore the most pristine and remote areas of the glacier. Learn the basic techniques of glacier travel, ice climbing, and belaying, as our guides lead you through an exploration of the Juneau Icefield.

Duration: 5.25 hours

Price: $534 per person

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Juneau Alaskan Brewery Tasting Experience

**THIS TOUR IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE 2023 SEASON**

Take a relaxing and informative trip out to the Alaskan Brewery. The Alaskan Brewing Company has been supplying locals and beyond with Alaska-inspired beer since 1986. It claims the title for being the 67th brewery in the country and the first brewery in Juneau since Prohibition. Children over 8 years of age are welcome on this tour however, only guests over 21 can sample the goods!

Duration: 1.75 hours

Price: $25 per person

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Best Juneau Tours & Excursions:

These experiences are our most popular tours in Juneau:

1. Dog Sledding & Glacier Helicopter Tour

2. Mendenhall Glacier Dog Sledding & Helicopter Tour

3. Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier Tour

4. Whale Watching, Mendenhall Glacier & Salmon Bake Combo

5. Musher's Camp & Sled Dog Discovery

6. Whale Watching Adventure Tour

7. Mendenhall Glacier Guided Walk via Helicopter Tour

8. Historic Gold Panning & Salmon Bake Tour

9. Whale Watching Tour & Salmon Bake Combo

10. Icefield Helicopter Tour

 

FAQ

What are the best tours in Juneau?

The best tours in Juneau are:

 

Can I go whale watching in Juneau?

Yes! Whale watching is one of the top things to do in Juneau and you are 100% guaranteed to see whales. Our top whale watching excursions are:

 

Which Juneau excursions are best for kids and families?

Juneau is a great destination for children. Here are our top picks for kids and families:

 

Is Mendenhall Glacier worth visiting?

The majestic Mendenhall Glacier is one of the top destinations in the Juneau area and is very easily accessible. The top tours are:

 

Visiting Juneau:

Juneau, originally named Harrisburg after one of its co-founders, was the first town established in Alaska after it’s purchase from Russia in 1867. In 1880, the first rush of miners came in search of gold. With the help of Tlingit Chief Kowee, seekers found gold and by the end of 1916, there were three successful mines producing millions of dollars worth of gold. Once word of Juneau’s natural beauty and prospecting triumph’s spread, more visitors began flocking to the town and haven’t stopped since! Nowadays Juneau sees nearly 1 million visitors every year - will you be one of them?

 

Come visit, check out our list of the best things to do in Juneau, and take in some of the natural highlights like the Juneau helicopter tours over the ice fields, the arrival of the humpback whales every summer with one of our Juneau whale watching tours, go dog sledding, go ziplining through Tongass National Forest, or take a flightseeing trip up to the historic Taku Lodge where you’ll fly over the Taku Glacier, the only glacier unaffected by glacial melting!

 

The most popular Juneau shore excursions are tours involving glaciers or wildlife sightseeing. The Mendenhall Glacier is the only glacier that can be accessed by land via the road system, whereas many other glaciers can be experienced through helicopter and seaplane sightseeing. Juneau helicopter tours give you an opportunity to land and walk on various glaciers in the area that could otherwise not be seen or visited. As you prepare for your trip, you can check out the current Mendenhall Glacier weather.

 

Whale Watching is also very popular and among the best Alaska tours, because of the extreme abundance of whales in the area. Humpback whales spend their summers in Alaska to feed before heading back to Mexico or Hawaii to live and give birth to offspring in the winter months. The nutrient-rich waters create the ideal feeding grounds in Juneau for humpback whales including the spectacular bubble-net feeding technique in which whales work together to consume large amounts of krill, their main food source. If you're feeling hungry, you can pair your whale watching tour with an outdoor salmon bake.

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