dog sled trip was beyond belief. Our musher was the grandson of the person who started the ididorod
Visited: May 05, 2018
Bonus: Avis car rental within walking distance of dock, so we rented two cars and made our way around the island - out to Mendenhall Glacier and spending as much time as we wanted, back into out, and north again. The car rental really worked out well for us. Also enjoyed the Northern Lights leaving Juneau for Skagway at night.
Visited: Aug 02, 2019
We took the city bus to the Mendenhall Glacier ($3 each/round trip) for the day. It drops you off about a mile or so from the visitor center so I wouldn’t recommend this option unless you are in good walking condition, but it’s a cheaper option than the charter buses if you can handle the walk and the scenery is gorgeous!! It is free to get into the visitor center and to see the glacier. There is also a trail to the waterfall, but it was blocked off due to flooding when we were there. The visitor center offers a lot of information on the history of the Mendenhall Glacier and Alaska in general. We really enjoyed our time at this port, we only wish it was longer!
If you go to Juneau, don't go on an excursion that "includes" the glacier park. Go to the glacier park. There is a beautiful "hike" (more like a stroll but hike sounds more impressive) to a huge roaring waterfall right next to the Mendenhall Glacier. If you're with a tour, you will not have time to do this and it's magnificent. We would have had time to do a beer tasting and/or a tram to Mount Roberts, but chose to explore the town instead. We tasted some of the local beer and gave our blessing. The old time saloon was fun and king crab legs for the second straight day, what's not to like?
Visited: Aug 31, 2018
This whale watching cruise was such a phenomenal experience. I’ve waited all of my life to see whales and these folks knew right where to go to see some beautiful humpbacks. We saw a mom and her baby and some other solitary humpbacks. It’s definitely worth the time. Charge your phone, you won’t stop taking pics!
You have to goto the red dog saloon and get the famous "duckfart" shot. It's very tasty. If you take the tram to the top of the mountain, it's beautiful to go on a small easy hike and you can't get lost.
Pilots choice glacier tour was AMAZING! One of the best excursions I've been on. We landed on 2 separate glaciers and got to walk around and take pictures.
We had a great time in Juneau and enjoy all the local shops and restaurants. I really enjoyed our Mendenhall Glacier excursion.
Visited: May 04, 2019
We enjoyed our whale watching cruise and hike at Mendenhall Glacier. We saw 8 humpback whale "bubble netting", which is a very rare and beautiful sight!
Visited: Jul 29, 2017
We rented a car (15 min walk south of port, or $8-10 cab ride) for $120 which was cheaper than 5 shuttle tickets to Mendenhall Glacier. Hiked out to Nugget Falls and back. Had a late lunch at Tracy's Crab Shack. Then drove over to Douglas Island to do a Rainforest Hike (nice and easy, definitely not wheelchair accessible though) and saw some whales from far off. Our whale-watching trip had been canceled due to rough seas so the car was useful for us.
Visited: May 19, 2018
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