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Shore Excursions in Juneau, Alaska
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Rainforest Garden Adventure Tour

    Discover one man's inspired vision to transform a storm-damaged ecosystem into a magical garden nestled in the heart of Alaska's rainforest.

    Enjoy commentary about Juneau's gold rush and local history as you depart from downtown en route to Glacier Gardens. Here, colorful plants, trees and flowers create a dazzling contrast to the lush green forest backdrop. Meet your personal tour guide and board a covered shuttle for an intimate look at this natural wonderland. You will be amazed at the diversity of the rainforest as you wind your way along pathways carved from the mountainside toward the upper regions of the forest. Your guide describes points of interest and explains the surrounding environment.

    At the 580-foot level, a yellow cedar boardwalk leads to a breathtaking, panoramic view of the Mendenhall Valley, Douglas Island, Gastineau Channel and the Chilkat Mountains. Words cannot adequately describe the view, so be sure to bring your camera.

    Your descent follows a different route to view ponds, waterfalls and the colorful flower arrangements adorning the main pavilion at the garden's entrance. Enter the visitor center atrium and browse through the gift area or purchase refreshments. Relax amidst beautiful hanging baskets or enjoy a nearby stream before returning to the cruise ship pier.

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Juneau, Alaska

    Sample Shore Excursions:
  • Mendenhall Glacier Canoe Adventure: Paddle a stable, 12-person, traditional Native-style canoe past icebergs to the face of dramatic Mendenhall Glacier.
  • Underground Juneau Gold: Relive Juneau's mining heritage on a unique tour of what was once the world's largest gold-producing...
  • Glacier View Sea Kayaking: Travel in the style of Native Alaskans and explore the coastal waterways and wetlands of beautiful Auke Bay by kayak.
  • Authentic Alaska Salmon Bake: Enjoy wild Alaska salmon barbecued over an open alderwood fire at a feast for all your senses.
  • Dog Sledding On The Mendenhall Glacier: Join one of the originators of helicopter glacier flightseeing and experience the thrill of dog sledding during this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
  • A Taste Of Juneau: Savor Juneau's local flavor as you sample unique specialties of Alaska's capital city.
  • Gold Panning & History Tour: Relive Juneau's gold rush history and pan for gold from a creek beneath the ruins of a gold mine.
  • Rainforest Garden & Mendenhall Glacier Combo: Savor the rich beauty of Glacier Gardens and a visit to Juneau's top natural attraction, the Mendenh...
  • Juneau Sportfishing Adventure: Fish for salmon in one of the most productive fishing grounds in southeast Alaska.
  • Rainforest Garden Adventure Tour: Discover one man's inspired vision to transform a storm-damaged ecosystem into a magical garden nestled in the heart of Alaska's rainforest.
  • Mount Roberts Tramway Tour: See it all. Do it all. Above it all. Soar to new heights on a scenic journey aboard the Mount Roberts Tramway and experience the best of southeast Alaska.
  • Mendenhall Glacier & Salmon Hatchery Tour: Take a narrated tour of Juneau, see the largest fish ladder in Alaska and admire magnificent Mendenhall Glacier in Tongass National Forest.
  • Dog Sled Summer Camp: Learn about Alaska's official state sport, dog mushing, see an exact replica of an Iditarod Race checkpoint and experience the thrill of riding behind a team of highly trained Alaska huskies.
  • Rainforest Canopy & Zipline Expedition: Experience the thrill of gliding above the treetops in a thriving rainforest along more than 6,000 feet of ziplines and suspension bridges on this award-winning tour. A channel crossing aboard an expedition craft, a mountain ascent in an off-road vehicle and an aerial exploration of gold mine relics add to this eco-adventure.
  • Bike & Tram Elevation Sensation: Combine the exhilaration of a bike ride descending 1,200 feet through the Tongass National Forest with an effortless 1,800-foot ascent on the Mount Roberts Tramway.
  • Steamboat & Mining History Cruise: Embark on an hour-long cruise of the Juneau harbor aboard the only wood-fired passenger steamboat in Alaska.
  • Photo Safari By Land & Sea: Capture everything from glaciers to whales on a small-group tour led by a professional photography coach. You'll receive expert natural-history interpretation while picking up tips and techniques to enhance your images. Regardless of skill level or camera type, your instructor works to ensure everyone's photographic abilities are improved.
  • Taku Glacier Lodge Flight & Feast: Embark on a journey of a lifetime that combines quintessential Alaska ingredients - glacier flightseeing, a remote log cabin, wilderness trails, wildlife and a scrumptious king salmon feast.

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