Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier, Whale-Watching Cruise and City Tour
Unique whales and glaciers are just a small part of what tourists will see in Juneau, AK during this trip. The mountains and the famous winding waterways are filled with awesome colors, and they are great to see all year round. Tourists will also get to see some world renown sites like the Red Dog Saloon.
This trip will go on for almost 6 hours, and tourists will be in an air-conditioned vehicle as they go form one sightseeing stop to another. After visiting the Juneau Capital Building and other innercity sites, the tour group will head to Auke Bay.
The tour group will watch whales for almost 2 hours on the Auke Bay, and tourists are guaranteed to see whales and other wildlife like Eagles, seals, sea lions, and more. After the bay, tourists will visit the famous Mendenhall Glacier. This glacier takes up almost 2,000 feet, and tourists will be able to take numerous pictures.
Juneau, AK has always been known for its beautiful green lands and its beautiful giant glaciers. This city is also home to some of the rarest wildlife that can be found in Alaska. Juneau has always been the #1 sightseeing city in Alaska.
Tourists will fall in love with the beautiful farms and lovely animals that travel around the city. There are also many little shops around the city and many places to eat, too. Tourists will also get so close to a glacier that they can touch it. Tourists will definitely want to take this trip again in the future.
When your cruise ship docks at the Juneau port, walk an easy 10 minutes to Mt Roberts Tramway, where you'll hop on a comfortable coach for a Juneau sightseeing tour. Enjoy views of stunning mountains and winding waterways as you travel from the colorful port and see sites such as the Red Dog Saloon, the busy Juneau Capitol Building, the Governor's Mansion and beautiful Douglas Island. This unique modern capital city with an old-world charm has a new surprise around every corner.
After your city tour, you’ll be driven to Auke Bay to board a boat for your 2-hour whale-watching cruise. Enjoy gorgeous ocean views as your professional guide helps point out whales and other wildlife such as bald eagles, seals, sea lions and black bears. Watch for humpback whales and playful orcas – when you spot one, the captain will slow the boat to allow for photo opportunities from the viewing deck. Snacks and drinks will be provided on board.
When you return to the port, hop back on the coach and head to Mendenhall Glacier to explore independently at your leisure. Juneau’s crowning jewel treasure, Mendenhall Glacier is one of 38 glaciers flowing from the giant 1,500-square-mile (3,885-sq-km) ice field.
Capture vistas of the glacier from several perspectives such as Nugget Creek Falls and Photo Point Trail, which winds along Mendenhall Lake and offers an unobstructed view of the glacier's face. At the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, you can learn about glacier formation through a series of interactive geological exhibits.
When you’re ready to leave, hop on the shuttle and head back to the Juneau port.
The shuttle departs every 30 minutes, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Juneau. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy your time at Mendenhall Glacier and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.
Please note: This tour provided 30 minutes to 45 minutes at the glacier. if you would like to stay longer, you may have to skip the city tour portion to accommodate that.
Pickup & Return:
Mt Roberts Tramway, a 10-minute walk from the Juneau port.
Returns to original departure point.
Departure Times: Coincides with your ship's arrival
You can present either a paper or an electronic ticket for this activity.
- Professional guide
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Snack and refreshments on the whale-watching cruise
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
Does not include:
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Gratuities (optional)
- This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
- At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
- Due to inclement weather conditions, it is recommended that you wear warm layered clothing, a waterproof jacket and comfortable slip-proof shoes