Make the most of your vacation with a shore and land excursion that appeals to your interests. Knowledgeable, professional guides lead all excursions and offer special insights into the culture, history, wildlife, and geology of each destination. Discover first-hand how islanders went about the business of growing, harvesting and refining sugar in 18th century Barbados. Take an invigorating mush across a snow-covered glacier aboard an Alaskan dogsled. Or stroll through the maze of tiny streets in Mykonos, the birthplace of Apollo.
Marvel at vistas seen by few - high alpine lakes, "icefalls" hanging from sheer cliffs, and some of the most remote peaks and glaciers in the Juneau Icefield. Your pilot will create the best possible flight seeing based on the weather and glacier conditions. You'll land in two different locations, where you will continue the tour on foot! Approx. 50 minutes of flight time and 30 minutes for landings. Participants must register their body weight at the time of booking. Guests weighing 250 lbs. or more will be assessed a weight surcharge ($100.00) which will be manually added to your account.
The grandeur of Alaska's epic glaciers will thrill & delight you on Juneau's only 5 glacier flightseeing tour. Your aircraft takes off from the historic downtown waterfront. Soar over the Tongass National Forest until your first glimpse of 5 distinctly different majestic glaciers within the 1,500-square-mile Juneau Icefield. Glide over deep crevasses & azure blue meltwater pools of the Norris, Hole-In-The-Wall, East & West Twin Glaciers, & the famous 5-mile-wide Taku Glacier. Of the 36 named glaciers of the Juneau Icefield, the Taku Glacier is the only glacier that is actually advancing, not retreating. Everyone enjoys a window seat & headset for narration. Approx. 40 minutes flight time.
This deluxe tour of Juneau includes a tour of the Alaska Brewery, a visit to the Mendenhall Glacier, and an Alaskan themed cooking demonstration. Visit to the Alaska Brewery home to some of the top beers worldwide. Explore the facility and see how the brewing process works. Sample some of the beers brewed in Juneau. Next it's off to the Mendenhall Glacier where you can take a leisurely stroll to some photo points and explore the Visitors Center. At the Chez Alaska Cooking School you will see a cooking demonstration and enjoy samples of the food prepared.
Purchase this tour package and receive a free tour! This special package offer includes sightseeing highlights in Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway, all from the comfort of a motorcoach. Visit the world famous Mendenhall Glacier, the Potlatch Totem Park, travel the Klondike Highway up 3,290 feet above sea level to the White Pass Summit, and take a complimentary ride on Juneau's Mount Roberts Tramway! Full tour descriptions for each tour are included under each port of call and you are strongly encouraged to read all tour descriptions. To purchase this package, please select the port of Juneau during the purchasing process.
Experience a true Alaskan adventure while supporting the official state sport! Take an exhilarating approximate 1 mile sled ride through the lush rainforest, play with husky puppies, and learn about this unique element of Alaskan culture. You will be joining in the summer training of an expert team of sled dogs when you ride in a custom-designed, wheeled summertime sled. Then a dog handler will entertain you with knowledge of the equipment, impeccable dog care, training, and inspiring efforts required by this sport. Marvel at the untamed beauty that has lured you to Alaska when you walk across a suspension bridge overlooking Fish Creek. Finally, cuddle up and play with the husky puppies!
Experience Alaska's humpback whales and the Mendenhall Glacier's temperate wilderness on an excursion tailored for close up encounters with nature in small group setting (space is limited to 20 travelers). Get an eye-to-eye vantage with area wildlife in a custom built safari vessel and step away from the crowds on a secluded rainforest trail, two pristine habitats to explore - on a single tour! Learn and observe the many interconnections between the land and sea giving you a more complete story of the Tongass National Forest. If a whale is not sighted, a $100 cash refund is provided by the tour operator for both adults and children at the conclusion of the tour.
Go after the largest flatfish in the word, the mighty Pacific halibut! Your target fish is halibut; however you might also catch other bottom fish, such as pacific cod and a variety of rockfish. Your captain can arrange for any fish caught to be professionally processed locally (flash frozen, smoked, canned etc.), and later shipped to your home for an additional charge. Alaska State Law requires that anyone 16 years of age and older to have a valid one-day fishing license, which may be purchased for $20 from your fishing boat captain.
Surrounded by panoramic mountain vistas, you'll fly through the trees of the world's largest temperate rainforest with headwaters to salmon spawning streams below you. As you zip from one tree to the next, you'll land in tree houses with unique Alaskan themes on this Certified Green Eco-Tour. Once your tree-based adventure is complete, embrace your "inner Lumberjack" and try your hand at Axe Throwing! Come back to the lodge and relax by the fire, shop for souvenirs, and watch a slideshow of photos from your tour! The last stop is Mendenhall Glacier where you'll be able to explore and take photos of this world famous glacier and iceberg-dotted lake.
Three experiences in one tour: biking, glacier viewing and brews! Begin your ride near Auke Lake, enjoying picturesque views from the charming Chapel by the Lake. Wind along the west side of a glaciated valley for a vista of the Mendenhall Glacier from across the lake. After a short stop on the beach your ride resumes to the Glacier's east side for more viewing opportunities. This portion of the ride includes a one-mile trail ride through the rain forest. Then, board a van for a drive to historic Merchant's Wharf. Here you will have the opportunity to taste beers from award winning Alaskan microbreweries.
Enjoy a narrated motorcoach drive along the Gastineau Channel on your way to one of Juneau's most inspiring locations - the Mendenhall Glacier. Your driver will talk about the history of Juneau, provide you with glacier tidbits and discuss what life is like in the capital city as you navigate down the Mendenhall Valley. You will have over an hour to enjoy the solitude and beauty of this natural wonder. Walk along the short trails, including a fantastic photo point where you can capture an unobstructed view of this river of ice. Inside the visitors center, view interpretive exhibits or watch a short film on the glacier's history and browse the gift shop.
Important: Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your regular shore excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions onboard; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your Tour Director on the land portion of the Alaska Cruisetour. For example, if you are sailing on October 18, you can make Shore & Land Excursion purchases online until October 13.