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Whale Cruise and Salmon Bake
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Join us on an exciting cruise exploring the waters around Juneau that are surrounded by magnificent scenery, in search of humpback and orca whales. The whales are actively feeding while they are in southeast Alaska waters, so chances are that you will see whales breach, play, and maybe bubble net feed. You will savor wild Alaska salmon amidst amazing scenery at the Gold Creek Salmon Bake. This easy, full-day tour combines a thrilling whale-watching cruise with a relaxing Alaskan salmon bake for the best of picturesque Juneau!

Begin your whale-watching adventure with a narrated trip from your port to Auke Bay. A professional ship captain and naturalist welcomes you aboard the North Star, a state-of-the-art 48-passenger jet boat custom-designed for Juneau whale watching. Large windows, an outdoor viewing deck, and an amplified hydrophone system for listening to whales communicate under water provide a unique encounter with the lovable creatures. If the day is clear, you'll have a breathtaking view of the Mendenhall Glacier.

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. In fact, whale sightings are guaranteed! Your captain will let you know when whales are spotted, but you'll more likely be notified by the "oohs" and "ahs" from fellow passengers.

Binoculars are available for your use on board. Venture out on the deck to enjoy a panoramic view of your surroundings or to snap a photo. Settle into your warm and comfortable interior surroundings to enjoy the scenery and wildlife sightings through the oversized windows. In addition to Steller sea lions, Dall’s porpoises, bald eagles and a variety of sea birds, your naturalist will make sure to scan the shore and point out any bear or blacktail deer sightings and to describe many other aspects of the area’s intriguing flora and fauna.

You'll probably be feeling hungry by now. It's time for an all-you-can-eat Alaskan feast. Featured on Bravo Television's Top Chef, Gold Creek Salmon Bake is a delicious event grilled to perfection for over 38 years. Savor the aroma of wild Alaskan salmon grilling over a fragrant alder wood fire--the event's signature entree. The delectable food spread has options for everyone; choose from a variety of Alaskan entrees, sides, and blueberry cake for dessert.

Relax in the event's serene rainforest environment, listening to live Alaskan folk music. Take a short walk along a natural salmon-spawning creek to the entrance of Wagner Mine at the breathtaking Salmon Creek Falls, where you can pan for gold, see mining relics, and look for salmon. Roast marshmallows over a campfire and take photos at an interactive gold rush mural. Explore at your leisure, and then hop on one of the buses provided when you are ready to go back to town.

The day's activities will leave you refreshed, relaxed and bubbling over with action-packed tales of this frontier adventure.

Tour Size
Standard
Tour Type
Active, Water/Beach, Scenic
Tour Duration
5 Hours
Tour Departs From
Adjacent to the Mount Roberts Tram Station. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Activity Level
Moderate
Food/Beverage Provided
A traditional Alaskan salmon bake and buffet are included.
Recommended Dress
For all Alaska tours, we recommend layers of clothing, with the top layer being water-proof. We also suggest comfortable walking shoes that may get wet.
Restrictions
Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated upon request at time of booking. Guests must be able to step up onto the school bus used for the transfer. The dining area at the bake is paved. Other areas are gravel and packed dirt with inclines. This tour is suitable for all ages. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Children ages 13 to 17 must have a signed parental consent form, if traveling without a parent or guardian.


Item# Item Name Price: Number of Individuals Add
LNAUSJU102ATAWHLSAL-EC Whale Cruise and Salmon Bake-Children (Ages 12 and under)
$130.00
LNAUSJU102ATAWHLSAL-EA Whale Cruise and Salmon Bake-Number of Adults
$175.00
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