Juneau: Loved this stop. We chose to NOT pay $70 per person (So, $350 for the 5 of us) for the on ship excursion to Mendenhall Glacier, and instead the 5 of us hopped into a taxi (right off the boat) for $40, and spent most of the day exploring this amazing place. We also opted to pay an additional $3 per person for the museum tour. Return cab was $35. Total cost $90 instead of $350, and we were able to take our time.
rented a small boat on our own for $80, poles for $10 each. Perfect day
In Ketchican, you can rent a fishing pole right off the ship for $10 and fish right there. Make sure you get the local coupon book, and look through it...there are some serious bargains in there. Price swings can be huge from store to store. Oh...and if you are buying salmon to bring or send home...look where it is packaged. Most of it is from Washington, not Alaska. There are only a couple that sell actual "Alaskan Salmon". Not an exciting stop...primarily shopping.
1.5 hours of fun/silly lumber jack silliness with Chopping, Sawing, Tree Climbing, Axe Throwing, History and much more. One block off Cruise Ship Docks. Cushioned, Covered & Heated Grandstands. Rain or Shine.
Motor boat tour of the inlet, with awesome stops at an eagles nest, and more magnificent waterfalls than I can count, with very thrilling speed boat ride. We were given warm head to toe 'flight' suits/goggles that kept us perfectly warm and dry. $125 per person.
zip lining (11 lines, all incredibly gorgeous and thrilling), with just amazing views of incredible water falls, tree top views, bears, eagles, rope bridges and wonderful guides: $149 per person, which included our shuttle with tour guide for about 40 minutes. They also has sled dogs and puppies at the end of the zips, which were fun to look at and hold if that is your thing.
Got in way too late to do a lot. Had a fun "Ghost Walk" tour of the city, and shopped and walked around the local market. Had probably the best burger ever at "The Authentic Pountine Fries and Burger stand/food truck" and the worst possible vegetarian chickpea burger right next door at the "Dead Beetz" Food truck