Mendenhall Glacier & Salmon Bake
Spectacular glacier views topped with an all-you-can-eat Alaskan banquet!
Tour Includes: narrated transfer to Mendenhall Glacier, entrance to Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center, and self-guided tour; wild Alaskan salmon and all-you-can eat buffet at the Gold Creek Salmon Bake; return transfer to the dock.
Your driver-guide recounts the history of Juneau’s gold rush en route to monumental Mendenhall Glacier. This meandering river of compressed blue ice ranks as the largest glacier accessible by road in southeast Alaska. It runs a half-mile wide, hundreds of feet deep and is fed by the 1,500-square-mile Juneau Icefield.
The USFS staff offers information on glaciers and the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center features exhibits, interactive videos and a panoramic view of the glacier. Don’t forget your camera! Then head for the all-you-can-eat Gold Creek Salmon Bake to complete your Juneau adventure.
|Late April – early October
Multiple departures daily
Times are approximate
Child rate applies to ages 12 & under. Taxes not included. Times are approximate. By arrangement to meet tour & cruise ship schedules. Operates in most weather conditions. Please see our Trip Interruption Protection & Terms & Conditions.
Notes: Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children 13 to 17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate without a parent or guardian. This tour operates under a special use permit with the USDA Forest Service and is and equal opportunity provider.
Awesome! Delicious! Excellent service and attitude. Highly recommended. ~ C. Johnston, Mobile, AL
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Your driver-guide recounts the history of Juneau’s gold rush as you depart downtown en route to monumental Mendenhall Glacier. This meandering river of compressed blue ice ranks as the largest glacier accessible by road in southeast Alaska. It runs a half-mile wide, hundreds of feet deep and is fed by the 1,500-square-mile Juneau Icefield. The U.S. Forest Service staff offers a wealth of information on glaciers during your visit and the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center features exhibits, interactive videos and a panoramic view of the glacier. Don’t forget your camera, as the center offers the perfect vantage point for photos of this world-famous sight. Explore the numerous self-guided walking trails to experience the special beauty of Tongass National Forest and ever-changing glimpses of the glacier.
Featured on Bravo Television’s Top Chef, Gold Creek Salmon Bake is an event that’s been grilled to perfection for 38 years. Savor the aroma of wild Alaska salmon, grilling over a fragrant alderwood fire—this sumptuous all you can eat feast features our signature alderwood-grilled WILD Alaska salmon, Bonanza barbecue ribs, Chilkoot baked beans, Tongass wild-rice pilaf, hot chowder, a selection of sides, salads, beverages and homemade blueberry cake for dessert. Beer and wine are available for purchase. Relax listening to live Alaskan folk music in a truly unique, lush rainforest environment under heated, translucent domes. Take a short stroll along a natural salmon-spawning creek to the entrance of the Wagner Mine at beautiful Salmon Creek Falls where you can pan for gold, see mining relics, and look for salmon. Have fun roasting marshmallows over a campfire and taking photos at our interactive, gold rush mural. The food, entertainment, activities, and ambiance make Gold Creek Salmon Bake an Alaskan experience that is much more than a meal. Take your time! With frequent courtesy bus service, you can return at your leisure.