Juneau City & Mendenhall Glacier Combo Tour with King Crab 

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3.5 hrs

$109

13+ yrs old

$99

3-12 yrs old

FREE

0-2 yrs old

 

  • The popular Juneau City and Glacier Tour PLUS a King crab feast at the world-famous Tracy's King Crab Shack.

  • Comfortable coach tour through Alaska's Capital City with a stop at Juneau’s #1 natural attraction the Mendenhall Glacier.

  • Learn about the founder Joe Juneau and his Gold Rush History.

  • Travel along the Gastineau Channel, past the Mendenhall Tidelands, and through the expansive Tongass forest.

  • Wonder at the 13 miles of blue ice nestled in the shadow of the craggy peaks of the Mendenhall Towers.

  • Stand on the shore of a glacier-fed freshwater lake and feel the mist on your face as Nugget Falls splashes down the mountainside.

  • Choose the optional shuttle bus and return anytime. You'll get extra time to hike one of the many trails and keep an eye out for wildlife.

  • Or return to town on your tour bus after a 45-60 minute stop at the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area.

  • On your way back, stop at Juneau's newest attraction, and snap a selfie in front of a life-size whale statue with views of your cruise ship in the background. 

  • Upon arrival, back in the port, ask the driver will point out the location of Tracy's King Crab Shack. 

Discover Alaska's capital city on this 45 minute Juneau City tour as your driver/guide winds through the historic streets of downtown! From the colorful port, to the busy capitol building, to the famous whale statue, this unique city has interesting stories to tell and history still in the making.  Join us for a colorful narrated tour.

Juneau's natural treasure is the Mendenhall Glacier. One of 38 glaciers flowing from the massive 1,500-square-mile Juneau Icefield. Walk through the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center or take one of the many trails to view the face of the glacier. 

Your driver usually allows about an hour and will let you know when and where to meet for your ride back to town.  Back to town with your driver **OR** stay longer and take Juneau Tours white Glacier Shuttle bus back to town from the Bear Stop - a 30 minute ride back to town. Your driver has the details if you want to stay longer. 

Once you're back in town, enjoy your meal at Tracy's Original King Crab Shack.  The combo meal includes a meaty King Crab leg, yummy crab cakes, and their oh-so-delicious bisque. 

 

  • Meet us at the convenient, central pick-up location in front of the Mt. Roberts Tramway.
  • To find your bus, check in with one of our Dock Representatives holding a "Juneau Tours or Juneau Whale Watch" sign, sporting a smile and wearing a bright blue hat.
  • Enjoy commentary about Juneau’s Gold Rush history as you travel along the Gastineau Channel, past the Mendenhall Tidelands, surrounded by the evergreen expanse of the Tongass National Forest.
  • You'll be dropped off at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center (admission price included in your ticket). The bathrooms and smoking area are nearby. Ask the driver for directions.
  • Explore the park. This is a self-guided tour. Forest rangers are available for suggestions but don't forget to check out Steep Creek, where salmon spawn, and sometimes bears may be found feeding. 
  • You have the option to stay at the glacier a little longer; just let your driver know! The driver will show you where our shuttle bus back to town boards. Otherwise, after exploring the glacier, meet with driver at the designated time to return to the downtown port. 
  • If you have time, hike the trail to Nugget Falls. It’s an easy 1.5-hour round-trip walk (.8 miles each way) with plenty of time for pictures and skipping stones.
  • The optional Glacier Shuttle returns to town from the BEAR Shuttle Stop at the top and bottom of the hour. Plan carefully. The shuttle return takes 30 minutes, plus 5-20 minutes to board your ship.
  • Due to changing ship schedules, the last shuttle leaves the Mendenhall Glacier at 6 or 7 PM on most days and 3 or 4 PM on Friday and Saturday. Check with your driver for the schedule of the day before exiting the bus at the glacier. 
  • Otherwise, after exploring the glacier for 45-60 minutes, meet with the driver at the designated time to return to the downtown port. 
  • Back in town, Tracy's Crab Shack is a 1-minute walk and within sight of the tour bus. 

 The tour route is subject to change due to the ongoing construction and seasonal availability of certain sites.

The meeting place is located on the street side in front of the Mt. Roberts Tramway ticket office. Dock representatives are waiting under the aerial tramway cables, holding Juneau Tours and Juneau Whale Watch signs, and wearing bright blue hats. All docks, with the exception of the AJ dock, are within walking distance (under 10 minutes.)

Check-in is required prior to boarding the bus.

Directions

  • From the “AJ" dock look to the left as you exit the ship. The cruise line provides a "Downtown" shuttle, which will drop you right in front of the Mt. Roberts Tramway. A small fee may apply. If you’re up for a walk, it's about 20 minutes. Ask the shore excursion representative from your cruise line for directions.
  • Franklin Dock. Exit and turn left. Walk along the Sea Walk for approximately 8 minutes. You'll see the Mt. Roberts Tramway building in front of you. Right of the building, on the street side, in between two parking lots, is the meeting area under the cables.
  • From the Tramway and Cruise Terminal docks, which are located next to the Mt. Roberts Tramway office, exit the ship and go straight ahead. Depending on your ship, walk right or left around the building to the street side and meet a representative under the cables. 1 - 2-minute walk.
  • From the Steamship dock. Exit the ship and walk down the ramp to the Sea Walk, turn right, walk along the boardwalk and look for the Mt Roberts Tramway building. It’s on the left after passing Tracy's Crab Shack. 5 - 7-minute walk.

Check in with a Juneau Tours and Whale Watch dock representative in front of the Mt. Roberts Tramway, look for the Juneau Tours and Juneau Whale Watch signs, and bright blue hats. Please don’t board a bus before checking in. We often have multiple tours departing at the same time. 

Questions? Call (907)523-6095.

Glacier Shuttle departure and return times are subject to change based on weather, unforeseen changes to cruise line schedules, or road delays. Be sure to ask your driver for exact times on the day of travel and plan accordingly.

The drop-off location is the same as the pickup location at the Mt. Roberts Tramway.

Tracy's Original King Crab Shack is just a 1-minute walk from the drop-off location at the Mt. Roberts Tramway.

Be sure to plan 5-10 minutes by foot back to your ship. AJ dock passengers must take a 5-minute shuttle back to their ship. On nice days, its a 20-minute walk.

 

 

The weather in Juneau AK is often wet (we live in a rainforest.) Bring layered clothing, a waterproof jacket, a camera and/or video camera, and comfortable shoes. Eating is not permitted at the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area. Keep food and flavored drinks packed tightly away. Water is permitted. Please feel free to eat on our buses.

 

All transport including pick-up and drop off, included in price of tour.

Entrance to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. 

Meal at Tracy's World Famous Crab Shack (drinks not included.)

 

 Strollers and folding wheelchairs are welcome. Come a few minutes early and allow extra time for loading and unloading. There are three steps up and onto the bus. Car seats are not required or convenient. Infants may sit on your lap. Less gear to lug around the park!

Buses have limited cargo space and cannot store electric scooters or electric wheelchairs. We recommend booking excursions directly with your cruise line for any passengers requiring extra assistance. For those who can walk three steps onto the bus, electric scooters can be stored nearby (at your own risk) and retrieved at the end of the tour. Viewing areas close to the glacier drop-off area (approximately 150 yards) provide excellent views.

 

 

Cancellations are accepted and full refunds issued up until 24 hours before the tour.

 

These tours are operated under special use permits with the U.S. Forest Service on the Tongass National Forest. This company is an equal opportunity provider.