Update as of 6/21/23 - Please note that visitation will be limited to the Mendenhall Glacier. As of this date, this tour is sold out for the Summer 2023 season.
A popular half-day Juneau excursion that pairs well with other shorter activities, the Juneau City and Glacier Tour includes a narrated bus ride through Juneau out to Mendenhall Glacier. Your knowledgeable guide will retrace the area's history, dating all the way back to 10,000 years ago when the first inhabitants arrived and bring you through Alaska's Russian occupation all the way to the present. Absorb the insightful information, taking in the sights of historic Juneau until arriving at Mendenhall Glacier. Time is set aside to explore the Visitor's Center and photograph this Juneau icon before returning back to the cruise docks. All in all, a quick hitter that touches some of Juneau's biggest highlights.
With a convenient pick-up location within walking distance of the cruise ships, meet your guide and load up to begin your tour of historic Juneau. With historic roots dating all the way back to the native populations, this is an area that has had European influences, strong Russian ties and in the grand scheme of things, a relatively recent American annexation. Throw in one of the largest gold rushes in history, and you've got quite a diverse history here! Of course, your guide will cover all of this and more during this 45-minute narrated ride out to Mendenhall Glacier.
Pair this tour with a whale watching adventure for a comprehensive Juneau outing. The Whale Watching and Glacier Tour combines Juneau's most popular tours!
Upon arrival to Mendenhall Glacier, exit the bus and spend 1-hour viewing Juneau's trademark glacier & exploring the area, one of 38 in the Juneau Icefield. Head over to the Visitor Center for an elevated view of the glacier and loads of information, interactive kiosks, and displays about glacier formation and movement. Add some stunning photographs to your collection, exploring the glacier from several different perspectives. Eventually, return back to the cruise docks in about 2.5 hours total duration, leaving enough time in the day for shopping, exploring downtown Juneau or even joining another half-day excursion.