Shore Excursion Details

Mendenhall Glacier & Hatchery

Juneau, Alaska

Mendenhall Glacier & Hatchery

DETAILS

  • 3
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Accessibility
  • Family Recommended

This tour provides an overview of Alaska's capital city and its scenic attractions -- including one of the world's only drive-to glaciers, the Mendenhall. Your guided tour drives through Juneau's picturesque downtown waterfront. Vist Mendenhall Glacier, a moving river of ice with rugged crevasses and distinctive blue hues in the ice. Stroll the walkways to the Visitor Center and take in one of the glaciology exhibits, and interpretative talk with a Forest Ranger, or simply enjoy the panoramic view of the glacier. Afterward your drive takes you to Juneau's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery and Visitor Center. There you will learn the value of ocean ranching to Juneau's commercial and sport fishing industries and the hatchery's role in keeping the area salmon population at sustainable levels. Note: Note this tour operates under special use permit issued by the US Forest Service in the Tongass National Forest.


Need to Know:

Note: This tour operates under a special use permit issued by the U.S. Forest Service. Dress in layers, as temperatures at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Area tend to fluctuate. Fish will return to Macaulay Salmon Hatchery mid-July through September. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Historical Landmarks

Activity Level:

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    Easy
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    Moderate
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    Challenging
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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