Triple Combo...Whales, Mendenhall Glacier & Salmon Bake
This is Juneau's TRIPLE combo tour! It's for those who want to see it all when they're in port!
This tour includes:
• Visit to Mendenhall Glacier
• Whale watching
• A real salmon bake!
• Information on local history and culture
• Wildlife viewing
• Awesome photo opportunities!
Enjoy a narrated transfer to the spectacular icewall of the Mendenhall Glacier and its adjacent Visitors Center. Roam the grounds, snap photos, take in the interactive exhibits, and turn to a ranger who can satisfy your curiosity about the natural wonders of Mendenhall.
From Mendenhall Glacier, you'll be transported to Auke Bay. There your captain and onboard naturalist will welcome you aboard a state-of-the-art, 48-passenger jet boat custom-designed for Juneau whale watching with large windows and an outside viewing deck.
Juneau has a healthy humpback whale population with some 65 whales returning each season to feed in the nutrient-rich waters and your captain is well versed in locating them.
Your captain will let you know when whales are spotted, but it's more likely you'll first be alerted by the collective chorus of "oohhs!" and "ahhhs!" from your fellow adventurers as they witness a giant humpback suddenly breach.
Binoculars are available for your use onboard. Venture out on the deck to enjoy a panoramic view of your surroundings or to take photos. Or, settle into our warm and comfortable interior to enjoy the scenery and wildlife sightings through the oversized windows.
Following your cruise, it's salmon bake time! In a beautiful setting nestled in the rain forest, you'll arrive to the aroma of wild Alaskan salmon grilling over an open alder wood fire.
The salmon, which you will see spawning on every river from mid-June through September, are fresh, thick, and delicious. For those of you who prefer other choices, you'lll also find BBQ chicken and ribs.
The entrees are accompanied by a host of sides, including Caesar salad, cole slaw, rice pilaf, and BBQ beans with reindeer sausage, as well as dessert, and, as this is all-you-can-eat, you may try everything more than once. You will be outdoors, but in a protected area, which will allow you to roast marshmallows over an open fire.
Music will accompany your meal whether you dine at lunch or dinner. And you will be able to explore a little before or after your meal, as the salmon waterfalls and the Wagner mine are right nearby.
• Every facet of this tour is wheelchair accessible, however, you must contact ShoreTrips when you make a reservation to be sure that the appropriate vehicle is available on your travel date.
• Dress in layers that are appropriate for the weather.
• Please note: The itinerary order may change on certain days/times.
Please note: From August 1-September 30, this tour is not available for cruise ships arriving after 12 p.m. We recommend booking the Combo Tour...Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier.
Days offered: 7 days a week