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Juneau City Tour Excursion Reviews

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Part rugged fishing village and part government center, Juneau is a fascinating town. A guided tour of the Alaskan capital includes the Mendenhall Glacier, a real salmon hatchery, and more.

castles117

1 review

I could not see a lot from my side of the bus, but it was still a very interesting tour.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

TexasDavid7

1 review

This city tour was a part of the trip out to the Mendenhall Glacier and back. The operator took a different route through town each way explaining where we were and what we were seeing. It was not an extensive tour of the city but sufficient as a portion of another excursion.


Provider: Holland America Line

DCCruiserX1

1 review

The library, Wal-Mart, and McDonald's featured prominently. We also got to waive at the driver's sister walking down the street. The only interesting thing, for me, was the Governor's Mansion, I was shocked. There was a box fan in an open window.


Provider: Independent Operator

Travelgrandma10

5 reviews

Tour and tour guide, Clifford, were excellent. We learned a lot about Juneau, saw a lot of the city and Mendenhall Glacier.


Provider: Independent Operator

Parasols

1 review

City Tour and Mendenhall Glacier. Just about every tour company waiting for you charges $8 each way for the shuttle to and from the glacier. $30 for a tour guide who takes you to the glacier and in and around Juneau. The guide really was interesting (a Tlingilt sp? tribe member). You might see bears around the glacier- its pretty safe.

Provider: Independent Operator

DesertGirl28

1 review

Got this at the end of the pier after our whale watch tour never showed up. 14 passenger van so we went on streets the big buses couldn't. Would have liked more time at the glacier so we could walk to the waterfall, but driver said you would have to walk really fast to make it in 45 minutes. Used our Sr National Park pass to get into the Visitor's Center.

Provider: Independent Operator

rickyace33

1 review

The rainforest and the glacier were very interesting and well worth the tour. The salmon hatchery is a joke. There is one person who stands on the ramp and speaks into a very poor microphone for about 5 minutes. There is one "ladder" to see, then they run you inside to the gift shop. The salmon hatchery in Seattle is far superior, with many more pools and viewing areas, and it is free.

Provider: Princess Cruises

NWHairGal

2 reviews

Not much to see. The Governors Mansion was pretty, but other than the fast food highlights, not worth the money.

Provider: Independent Operator

ShamrockFL

1 review

We had intended taking the MGT bus to the Mendenhall Glacier $16 each roundtrip and doing the Mt. Robert's Tram ourselves. We stopped at one of the tour vendors just off the ship and she convinced us to take a full city tour which would include the glacier for $25 each. That seemed like a better idea so we did that. Our driver was a long time city resident and ex-coast guard member, so he was very well versed in the city and provided good commentary. He took us out to Douglas Island which is really just across a channel from the mainland and you can look back at the harbor. Then we went all around the main city and he gave us some of its history, but when all is said and done there is very little of real interest to see in places like Juneau

Provider: Independent Operator

usermom

3 reviews

This was a quick drive by on our way to the Hatchery. The driver was knowledgeable, but we could barely see sights from the bus since it was rush hour and there was no stopping time.

Provider: Holland America Line

LovesTeachingHistory

2 reviews

It was raining so badly and we had just spent hours hiking at Mendenhall so we didn't really explore the town much. We did a quick lap and found everywhere to be very crowded due to the 5 ships in port that day. We did have a great lunch at the Hangar restaurant with a view of the port and the sea planes flying in and out. Great halibut fish and chips and plenty of delicious Alaskan beer :)

Provider: Independent Operator

LoungeFly

1 review

I will not recommend this tour or this company. The driver was almost like a kid reciting from memory. But the worst part is what they sell you on. The view from Douglas Island was ok. And they have the option of dropping off in Mendenhall Glacier - which is the last stop. The tour has 45 minutes, or you can stay behind and take a shuttle back to the dock. However, the shuttle you can take has to be the one operated by that specific tour company! This sucked! As there were other buses going completely empty. Even other tours from the same company would throw you out, or not take you in. You have to wait for the shuttle which stops at a differnt place. And one driver from this company, was so reckless in his driving - he almost bumped into another company bus, and actually bumped into a private vehicle, in a span of 10 minutes. Be warned, if you take the shuttle from a specific company, you have to take the shuttle back from the same company! Make sure you ask about the timings of their shuttle, or make sure you have enough time to get back to the dock!

Provider: Independent Operator

luvteaching

4 reviews

Good tour - we went to Mendenhall Glacier and had about 75 minutes there, then to McCauley Salmon Hatchery for about 30 minutes. Also included a city tour.

Provider: Holland America Line

dutchboy2

1 review

Good but guide lacked enthusiasm

Provider: Holland America Line

GICNJC

2 reviews

walked town and tour capital buildings

Provider: Independent Operator

elaine3Southport

1 review

went shopping in Juneau and hiked around city.

Provider: Independent Operator

brock!1

1 review

Good oversight of the area, enjoyed personal comments from driver who was a native Alaskan Indian

Provider: Independent Operator

AZDee

1 review

This really was just a drive from the port to the glacier,,,

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

eggplant7

2 reviews

Thoroughly enjoyed the coach ride highlighting the sights of Juneau. The guide was very knowledgeable and especially enjoyed the amazing Glacier Gardens portion of the tour. The all-terrain vehicle ride up & down the mountain to see the view from the top of Glacier Gardens was a highlight of this tour. Enjoyed having enough time for some serious shopping! Would highly recommend!

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

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