Juneau Mendenhall Glacier & Salmon Bake Tour

48 reviews

Excursion Overview

An impressive Glacier paired with an Alaskan meal you won't forget.

One of the main attractions of Juneau and one of the most spectacular sights that Mother Nature has to offer is the world-famous Mendenhall Glacier. The only glaciers that is accessible by road in Alaska, the Mendenhall is a must-see for the whole family! You'll be amazed at the rugged 1.5 miles of ice that awaits you.

Included in your tour is an entry into the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center where you can experience exhibits, photographs of the glacier through time, Forest Service staff to answer any questions you may have, and viewpoints to see the glacier from many angles. There is also an informative video that plays continuously throughout the day so you can explore it at your leisure.

All of this adventuring is sure to stir up your appetite. The next step of this Juneau Mendenhall Glacier and Salmon Bake Tour is a trip to the wild Alaskan Salmon Bake. The spread of local seafood and various other entrees and sides means that there are options for everyone. Don't forget to grab a slice of blueberry cake before you wander to the waterfalls, make S'mores by the fire, or just settle in to listen to live Alaskan folk music.

Buses depart back to the pier every 15-20 minutes, so take your time and head back whenever you would like. There is plenty to see, and the buffet is all you can eat, so head back for seconds or thirds!

Things You Need to Know


  • Roundtrip transportation from the cruise ship terminal
  • All-you-can-eat buffet


  • There are no additional requirements for this excursion.

Duration: 3.5 hours (Roundtrip transportation from cruise ship terminal.)

  • 30 minutes - transport to Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center
  • 1 hour - Mendenhall Glacier visit
  • 30 minutes - transfer to the salmon bake
  • 1 hour - at the salmon bake
  • 30 minutes - transport to the cruise ship terminal

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets in front of the Mt. Robert's Tramway building. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility and wheelchair accessible. The trails at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor's Center are packed gravel. The large dining area during the salmon bake portion of the tour has plenty of room for wheelchairs to maneuver. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible motorized equipment will be required on tour. If the operator is unaware beforehand of necessary accommodations, they may not be able to accommodate guests day-of.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

We offer the local wholesale rates for all of our tours because we feel that everyone should get the same lowest price possible regardless of how many excursions you book. No tricks, no gimmicks, no hidden fees.

No, unless you can walk 2 miles within 45 minutes. Nugget Falls is located about 1 mile from the Visitor Center and can be seen from the parking lot and various walking trails and viewpoints around the Visitor Center building.

Definitely, arrangements of tours for groups or large families are possible. Please contact us with your group requirements.

Yes! Multiple families may join the same tour as long as adequate space is available and the maximum is not exceeded.

If your ship is late, please call your tour operator so that your tour time can be adjusted. If an alternate tour time is not compatible with your schedule, your ticket will be fully refunded with no fees or penalties.

All tours that cancel because of weather will be fully refunded with no fees or penalties.

All tours pick up either at your cruise ship or within a short walking distance of your cruise ship unless otherwise noted. When you purchase your excursion, your ticket will be sent to you via email with detailed meeting instructions and emergency contact information. If you have any questions relating to a specific excursion, please contact the tour operator listed on your ticket.

This will vary from port to port. Most excursions meet you either in front of your cruise ship or within a maximum 5-10 minute walk from your ship unless otherwise noted. All pertinent directions and details will be listed on your ticket.

We guarantee that your tour will return on time. If you were to miss your cruise ship because the tour did not return on time, we will comp your hotel, food, and flight costs associated with meeting your cruise ship the next day. We have never had a passenger miss their ship.

Yes. All tours pick up from the main cruise ship terminal and include round-trip transportation unless otherwise specified for the specific tour.

All reservations are saved under the name you purchased your excursions and are kept on file with your tour operator. Having your tickets in hand is the optimal choice to avoid confusion because the directions and meeting instructions are included. Please contact us if you are unable to print the tickets.


Guest Reviews


48 total


Jordan P

On Jun 2021

Title was a little misleading. I was under the impression this was an actual guided tour at the visitors center area. Driver, was prompt to pick us up at the pick up spot. After dropping us off at the visitors center, we were informed we would be picked up in an hour to be taken to the salmon bake. Not a ton of time to hike/explore. Had enough time to walk down to the beach area, but was still another 10 minutes to walk to the foot of Nugget Falls, so we didn't have time to get there before we were to be picked up. Driver dropped us off at the salmon bake, where we were the first ones there. Food was very good and filling. Obviously, weather was not under control of the company, so there can't be any fault for that, and the salmon bake had all the seating area covered and heated to accommodate. Decided to return to the glacier on our own a few days later to have more time to explore and hike all the way to Nugget Falls.

Kaela P

On Oct 2019

My party of 8 enjoyed the glacier tour and salmon bake. A fair price for what was offered and the food was great with lots of options. We would have enjoyed a bit more time at the glacier (we had about 1 hour).

Suk Han C

On Sep 2019

Good driver/guide, just the first round of gathering at the spot so confusing!

Diane V

On Sep 2019

The four of us thought this was a wonderful experience.

Irene Y

On Sep 2019

Excellent tour! The Salmon bake was delicious and fun! Our timing was a bit tight but the people at the Salmon bake took the group of us directly back to our ship! Our kids enjoyed it very much!


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Duration: 3.5 hours

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Duration: 3.5 hours

Adult: $129.00

Child (2-12): $97.00

Lap Child (Under 2): $0.00