Do you know the best ways to experience the towering glaciers, diverse landscape, and wonderful wildlife of the Last Frontier? One of the many Juneau glacier tours, of course! These encapsulating voyages show you where the mountainous terrain encounters lush forests and clear blue waters. Whether you explore by boat or plane, you’ll have the unique opportunity to touch the towering ice walls of the Mendenhall Glacier.
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Here are 4 of the Best Juneau Glacier Tours
Adventures await around every corner in Juneau. You’ll find the perfect way to spend time in our picturesque area. To explore our paradise, we suggest that everyone books one of our favorite Juneau Glacier Tours. You’re sure to make many unforgettable memories during your trip!
Are you tired of never getting a window seat on an airplane? You’ll always have one on Wings Airways’ Taku Lodge Feast & 5-Glacier Discovery Tour! This once-in-a-time, flightseeing excursion whisks you away on a classic DeHavilland seaplane. You’ll survey five glaciers, the Juneau Icefield, deep water crevasses, snow-capped mountains, and the Tongass National Forest. After you finish your 3-hour tour, the Alaskan bush plane will land on its aquatic runway in the Taku River beside Taku Lodge. From there, you’ll be escorted inside for an authentic Alaskan King Salmon bake before heading back to downtown Juneau. If you want to make the most of this day trip, choose our Taku Lodge Float Plane Adventure special and indulge in the modern comforts of Silverbow Inn.
Allen Marine Tours
As you plan your glacier watching tour, check out our friends at Allen Marine Tours. They offer many spectacular excursions that give you a firsthand look at the incredible Juneau landscape. We recommend their Tracy Arm Fjord & Glacier Explorer expedition. This 7-hour expedition begins with a guided tour through the Gastineau Channel aboard a jet boat en route to the Tracy Arm Wilderness Area. After docking, you’ll see the majestic glacier-carved cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and amazing views of the Sawyer Glaciers. During your stay at Silverbow, combine your experience with Allen Marine Tours with our Best Juneau Triple Pack and Tracy Arm Fjord All Day Boat Tour specials.
Abak Wilderness Trips
The Abak Wilderness Trips offers an exclusive collection of adventures designed for you to experience the Alaskan glaciers. You’ll traverse the steep trails and uneven terrain with their Mendenhall Glacier Trek. This popular 8-hour exploration takes you on a unique journey atop the world famous glacier. You’ll begin your trip 14 miles from Silverbow Inn to the West Glacier Trailhead. When you arrive, you’ll be outfitted with a backpack, glacier crampons (shoes designed for snow and ice), raincoat, snacks, and bottled water. With a group, you’ll venture through a temperate rainforest, see the Mendenhall Lake, and hike a strenuous trail.
Alaska Shore Excursions
Do you want to experience the glaciers of Juneau in a different way? Alaska Shore Excursions has you covered! We suggest booking their Mendenhall Glacier Ice Cave Tour. This 5.5-hour, unique tour begins in the cruise ship terminal in downtown Juneau with you boarding a canoe. You’ll paddle across an iceberg-filled lake, take a walk atop the Mendenhall Glacier, and be led underneath the ground. Complete with sheer ice and chilling winds, the Mendenhall Glacier caves showcase unique natural beauty. These magnificent ice caverns show you want lies beneath the towering glacial walls and the deep-blue water surface.
Your Boutique Hotel Room Awaits at Silverbow Inn!
After discovering our breathtaking landscape with one of the Juneau glacier tours, relax with us at Silverbow Inn. Our contemporary accommodations offer a comfortable place for you to unwind after your day of exploring. You’ll be delighted by the private baths in your room and our relaxing, outdoor hot tub atop our rooftop for even more views of Juneau. With glacial walls, native wildlife, and plane explorations waiting, why wait?
Book your next Juneau outdoor adventure trip with us today!
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