Juneau City Tour
Upon arrival at the dock in Yankee Cove, board a motor coach and relax while your driver takes you for a scenic, winding, narrated drive through the coastal rain forest of Southeast Alaska to downtown Juneau.
Juneau is a city with a rich and colorful history. Our driver-guides will show you the capitol building and the governor’s mansion, and provide you with a walking tour map to orient you to the city’s other attractions. The bus drops you downtown on the waterfront at Marine Park, with easy access to restaurants and shopping. Enjoy a leisurely lunch, and take in the sights of Alaska’s capital. You may choose to take our optional tour to the DIPAC Salmon Hatchery from 2:30-3:45pm that is included in your ticket price (departing/returning to and from Marine Park) or enjoy your approximately four hours of “free” time to explore downtown. Make a Reservation…
Dipac Salmon Hatchery (included in your ticket price)
The hatchery raises just over 130 million chum, king and coho salmon annually and is designed to allow visitors see the outside operations of an active hatchery. You’ll learn about what it takes to raise salmon, the importance of the Alaska hatchery system, and the near shore marine environment that salmon share with other marine life. From mid June through October, you can watch adult salmon swim up a 450 foot fish ladder and gather into holding ponds until the fish are ready to reproduce. View baby salmon year round from a sky bridge and meet over 150 local marine species in the various aquariums and touch tanks.
Downtown Juneau Points of Interest
- Governor’s Mansion
- State Capitol (free daily tours available)
- Downtown and Waterfront
- Mt. Roberts Tramway
- Alaska State Museum
- St. Nicholas Cathedral
- House of Wickersham
- Red Dog Saloon
- Art and Cultural Center
- Gold Creek Hiking Trail
- Dipac Salmon Hatchery
- Sea Walk to life size Humpback Whale Statue
Optional Tours from downtown Juneau (can be purchased separately)
Mendenhall Glacier: At the glacier, visit the US Forest Service Visitor Center for information about this amazing “river of ice”, enjoy a short movie, then take a stroll on the park’s groomed pathways for an unbelievable view. Don’t forget your camera! Tours to the glacier can be arranged from downtown Juneau through glacier shuttles that leave every hour or by taxi.
Mount Roberts Tram: Experience Mount Roberts! This is more than just a cool ride: The Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tramway takes you 1,800 feet high and then lets you explore a park offering cultural heritage education, dynamic crafts and some amazing, expansive views. It’s Juneau’s most panoramic and breathtaking view! Have lunch, hike, visit the visitor center or just relax and take it all in!