Join us in creating beautiful handblown art! During this excursion, each guest will get the chance to create an original piece of blown glass, and take home a unique souvenir.
After taking the SMART shuttle from your cruise ship dock, you will meet the tour in the Jewell Gardens gift shop. Your guide will take you to the the "hot shop", where your tutorial in glass-blowing will begin.
Molten hot glass has to be cooled slowly, or annealed, up to 12 hours to prevent breakage. Therefore, each participant's ornament will be shipped at no extra charge to the mailing address you provide. Shipping is available worldwide.
The price of the tour covers entry fee into the Jewell Gardens, one of the loveliest garden in Alaska! Dramatic mountains and Harding Glacier serve as a stunning backdrop for the gardens. Each participant will receive a map of the gardens, so you will be able to tour at your own leisure after your glass-blowing experience. You are welcome to stay as long as you'd like, before taking the van or SMART shuttle back to your cruise ship.
There is also a garden fresh restaurant on site, Poppies, and a glass gallery with hand blown products.
Children under 5 are welcome to come and watch, free of charge.
Please note: Only return transportation is included in this tour.
Duration: 2+ hours (Return transportation from cruise ship terminal.)
- Return transportation from Jewell Gardens to cruise ship terminal
- Entrance fee to Jewell Gardens
- Shipping cost to send your hand-blown product home to your doorstep
- Close-toed shoes required
- Participants must be 5 years of age or older
- SIgned liability waiver
Duration: 2+ hours. Tour times below are approximate:
- 15 min SMART shuttle transportation to Jewell Gardens
- 1.5 hours in the hot shop with experienced glassblowing instructor
- Stay and explore the gardens at your leisure
- 15 min return to cruise ship terminal
ADA Accessibility of Tour:
- This tour is wheelchair or limited mobility accessible.
Do I get to keep my handblown art?
Yes, the tour price includes the shipping for your project to be shipped to your home.
Are there any age restrictions for children?
Yes, participants must be 5 years or older. Children under 5 are able to come along and watch for free.
Do you offer any discounts or promotions?
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.
Do you offer tours for large groups?
Definitely, arrangements of tours for groups or large families are possible. Please contact us with your group requirements.
What happens if my ship is delayed getting into port?
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 penalty.
Where do I meet the tour operator to be picked up for my excursion?
Your tour includes return transportation. You can take the SMART shuttle to Jewell Gardens (get on the bus from your cruise ship dock or any Broadway stop). A one-way ticket will cost per person. Meet your tour in the Jewell Gardnes gift shop- make sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled time in order to allow time to sign a liability waiver.
What happens if the excursion runs late and I miss my ship?
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.
What if I am unable to print my ticket before I arrive in port?
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.