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Juneau Mount Roberts Tramway Excursion Reviews

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Ride the tram up Mount Roberts and experience the panorama of Juneau and the Inside Passage from 1,800 feet above the city.

Jtangel27

1 review

We stayed on the ship until around 4:00 PM, when we got off and took a five minute walk from the port to the Mount Roberts Tramway station. We had booked a ticket up the mountain through Carnival. The ticket gives you unlimited rides throughout the day, and you can spend as long as you like on the top of the mountain. The ride is about five minutes long, and it’s got a fantastic view of Juneau from beginning to end. There is a gift shop and restaurant at the top, as well as a nature center, where you can see a captive Bald Eagle and learn about the local ecology. We only spent about an hour on the mountain, but we really could’ve stayed all day. There’s plenty of sights and trails to check out, and it’s a really neat experience.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

niceguyneastbay

1 review

You save $1 buy booking the Mt. Roberts Tram on board the ship. It is easy to walk to from the port if you are docked or you have to be tendered in. If you like to hike there are trails at the top of the hill that you can hike around. There is 1 trail that will take you down to the street from the top of the hill. Just under 3 miles. Have H20 and time with you. I did not do it because it had been raining. Its a fun trip to the top of the hill on the tram.


Provider: Holland America Line

racer72

1 review

Cool spot for picture taking. Most expensive gift shops in town, buy in town, not on the hill.


Provider: Holland America Line

LadyValkyrie

1 review

Little pricey but worth the trip.


Provider: Independent Operator

TSM AND JP

1 review

The tramway was ok. A ride to the top of Mount Roberts, where there was a gift shop and some hiking trails.


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

erdrwife

1 review

We had our eye on the weather all day, and miraculously it cleared around 6:30pm and we went up the Robertson Tram. Great views, great place for photographs. More hiking trails if desired. Also, there is a rescued bald eagle, and a local Tlinget Indian carving a Totem Pole.


Provider: Independent Operator

Carlsarge

1 review

The ride offered a great view of Juneau. We were also able to take a small nature walk at the mountain top. We could stay as long as we wanted. Small price for a good experience.


Provider: Holland America Line

castles117

1 review

It was great fun! Book independently, not with cruise line, to save money.


Provider: Independent Operator

56suzy

1 review

Felt that it was rather pricey to ride this tram. The view at the top of Mt. Roberts was awesome. We hiked to Father Brown's Cross but then it started to rain so we decided to get back to our ship. Had planned to take the tram later to view the movie (and get our moneys worth) but it was raining too hard so we opted to stay on the ship.


Provider: Independent Operator

Pauline Shirrefs

1 review

Gondola felt safe. Limited options on top of mountain. saw film - good. Looked at shops - not a shopper so didn't buy anything. Interesting to see the eagle up close and hear of her history. Impressive nest. Didn't walk in the bush. Bit freaked out at thought of meeting a bear. You might get bitten or stung whilst walking in Australia's bush, but you won't get eaten ! Loved the Red Dog saloon. Great atmosphere, entertainment, spunky waiters. Spent quite a while there.


Provider: Holland America Line

Dolphin3

2 reviews

Once we were back in town we went to Mount Roberts Tram. The ship docks directly across from the tramway. Mt. Roberts Tram is Juneau’s top rated attraction. You ride in an enclosed gondola up the 1800 feet level of Mt. Roberts for an expansive view of Alaska. At the top is an array of things to do and see. The cost $32/pp roundtrip. We hiked around the mountain top for awhile and took some more spectacular photos. We ended our day at the Red Dog Saloon-278 So. Franklin St.
It is known for saw dust floors, animal head walls, Wyatt Earps gun behind the bar, and it is very crowded. Its a great place to grab a bite to eat and a drink (or two). You must try a drink they are known for, it's called the duck fart (Bailey’s Kahlua, Crown). It was delicious. We headed back to the ship with great memories of Juneau.


Provider: Independent Operator

hwattlew

1 review

Loved the ride up and the spectacular view. Added bonus was the movie in the visitor's center along with the family musical group.


Provider: Holland America Line

cruz'n bug

1 review

Incredible views. The restaurant serves the best seafood chowder we have ever had. Their fish and chips are fantastic! Good selection of beers; friendly and efficient service.


Provider: Independent Operator

Coco Chanel 1

1 review

Great trip- hiking


Provider: Independent Operator

tverdon

1 review

Gorgeous views from the top!


Provider: Princess Cruises

Crentist

1 review

We had gorgeous weather in Juneau. In fact, it was probably too hot. We didn't book whale watching through the ship. Instead, we found an operator on the dock. They took us by bis to the ship, and then right away out to look for the whales. Very organized and friendly. On the way, they spotted a bald eagle perched on a post so they drove slowly around it so everyone could get a good view. Then we went out to several spots to look at the whales, which were plentiful. A great experience!

The bus then took us to mendenhall glacier, which, while nice, was somewhat of a disappointment after all the build up. Probably global warming is to blame, because the glacier was not as magisterial as we had been anticipating.

The only real problem was the return trip to the dock. When we got to the glacier, the bus driver pointed out where to pick up the return bus, at the top or bottom of the hour. There were no signs at the stop, and what he didn't say was that many different tour companies used the same stop. So the line was extremely lengthy and there was a lot of confusion in the crowd as to which bus we could board. It turned out we could board any bus but we didn't know that and there was almost a stampede.


Provider: Princess Cruises

Rev T-Bone

1 review

Juneau had a clear, warm and sunny weather, which we were told, was not the norm. My boys and I took the Mt. Roberts Tramway to the top and did some hiking and enjoyed a free show on Tlingit Native culture and a free musical production, as well. We enjoyed spectacular views of the city and port, as well. My wife and mother-in-law took a tour to the Mendenhall Glacier which they enjoyed very much. Once, again there is a large number of activities available for shore excursions. After departing Juneau in the early afternoon we cruised into Tracy Arm and up to the Sawyer Glacier. This fjord-like passage has gorgeous scenery and terminates at the glacier. The turn-around at the head of the fjord was very interesting, as it requires the ship to turn 180 degrees on it's own length.


Provider: Independent Operator

Peaker4k

1 review

The Tramway ride was just the beginning. A short film outlines the Tlingit culture, introduced by a woman who greets you in the unique Tlingit language and translates as she goes along. A restaurant with a deck providing wonderful views to the northeast offers locally sourced fare and Alaskan draft beer (as well as the other kind). A trail system allows visitors of various fitness levels to obtain even more spectacular views than those available at the tram terminus (which are none too shabby themselves). We saw ptarmigan on the trail to Father Brown's Cross. There is a nature center, rescued bald eagle, and a gift store, which features Alaskan and Native Made items.


Provider: Independent Operator

yinittner

1 review

Tons of land tour operators in downtown area offering tour packages that were much cheaper than the cruiselines. Mount Roberts was very scenic and and tramway was right in the middle of downtown Juneau. The Flight Deck which was at the edge of downtown offered really good fish tacos!


Provider: Independent Operator

BJS

3 reviews

Beautiful day with beautiful views but $31 per person was horribly expensive just for a view. There was a family doing a musical performance but the room was so hot we had to leave. The trails were steep in places so we were unable to take them. We had been to Juneau 3 other times and had done other excursions which were a much better value. I would not recommend this excursion unless there was nothing else to do.


Provider: Independent Operator

karen of PA

2 reviews

Beautiful scenery. Great Tlingit presentation.


Provider: Independent Operator

MSO4STATIV

2 reviews

You can ride up & down the tram all day. Good to take after an excursion.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

Bradmajors

1 review

Great; well maintained trail that is not too steep. Did the entire mountaintop trail and it was extremely well marked. Well worth the trip. Dont take the trail down to downtown Juneau; we heard of one couple that missed their float plane trip. It is a long trail; and slippery. The flyer warns you of this but its worth mentioning. Line was not too bad at 1pm; and left us plenty of time to make the ship.

Provider: Independent Operator

singlechannel

1 review

Awesome views, great restaurant at the top.

Provider: Holland America Line

shadfish

1 review

There are great views available up here although, being Juneau, you might not see much because of the clouds and mist. I rated it as a 4 because the clouds were down on that day! You can also get a meal at the restaurant which, among other things, serves locally caught crab. This is also the starting point for some good hikes, short and long.

Provider: Independent Operator

northwestcruiser2

1 review

We didn't book the tram in advance with the cruise ship but there was no problem getting it ourselves. The building entrance is less than a 5 minute walk off the ship. We decided to wait until after lunch to give the clouds a chance to burn off and we were rewarded with great views. It's definitely a leisurely ride that anyone can enjoy. My roommate has a fear of heights but had no problem with this ride because it was so smooth and effortless. At the top of the tram ride we enjoyed the small store, a visit to a bald eagle and a brief show (free). The entire experience including the ride up and down was less than an hour but we felt it was quaint and well worth it for the view.

Provider: Independent Operator

aglow

1 review

nothing to write home about

Provider: Independent Operator

Lazywaste

1 review

There really isnt anything impressive about the tramway, except the price. They charge quite a bit to get up to the top. It was raining the day we went so there really wasnt much to do besides shop in their store and then go back down.

Provider: Independent Operator

cdnjma

2 reviews

We were supposed to take the Mendenhall Glacier helicopter tour, but due to weather, all excursions involving flights were cancelled. We ended up taking the shuttle into town and getting tickets at the Mount Roberts Tramway. The ride up/down is spectacular and we saw plenty of Bald Eagles. Once up on Mt. Roberts, we saw a notice that The Alaska String Band was performing in their theater, for free. We went in, and were amazed. This family group of parents, two daughters and a son, all play multiple instruments, and have beautiful singing voices. They narrated part of the time on the history of Alaska, the native-style clothing they were wearing, and some of their personal stories. We were so impressed, that we made a point to buy one of their DVDs after the concert was finished. If you have a chance to see The Alaska String Band, or Google them, do so. We took the nature walk part way up the mountain, and saw another Bald Eagle up close. This one was injured and is permanently in captivity. Beautiful creature up close. The views along the nature walk and scenic overlooks are spectacular.

Provider: Independent Operator

CruisingAg01

3 reviews

Afterwards we purchased Mt. Roberts Tram tickets on the pier. This was a nice view, but we didn't have time to do anything up top other than see the captive bald eagle. There is a restaurant and gift shop, but we were running out of time. I would have loved to hike up and ride the tram down or vice versa like we saw some locals do. Length of time in port was okay, but we could have stayed longer.

Provider: Independent Operator

LoungeFly

1 review

Mendenhall glacier was phenomenal. Just went to the visitor center, and then walked up to the falls by the glacier and took some spectacular pictures. It was surreal to be so close to a glacier. And almost made up for missed Helicopter Glacier landing tour.

Provider: Independent Operator

limeyjohnny

1 review

Beautiful scenery but a lot of "self" guided tour. Mt Roberts Tram had great scenery but very boring.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

vanman1010

1 review

Great views, great trails atop the Glacier. We watched a very impressive movie about the history of the area and the indigenous peoples. There is an injured (and recovering) eagle on display at the top.

Provider: Independent Operator

hyker1

6 reviews

We had a BIG rain in Juneau, which isn't unusual, since that part of AK is rain-forest. We'd planned the Mt. Roberts Tramway which is economical, has great views, and sometimes great wildlife. We did the short nature hike despite the rain, and it was actually fun, even though we looked like drowned rats once we got back aboard the boat. Fortunately, the ceiling was high enough for us to enjoy grey, rainy views, and overall, it was a fun day.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

cathysmom

1 review

Tram was average. Restaurant was disappointing

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

momklaus

1 review

This was awesome! View was amazing. We got lots of pictures. Hiked on top of the mountain in the snow. We are from Texas (Houston) don't see much snow here. This was a fun part of our trip.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

BenjiRodney

7 reviews

The ride up 1800 plus feet and the views were amazing. We had lunch up here as it was less crowded than down in the town.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

calmpets

3 reviews

Really enjoyed the tour, but we personally could have done with slightly less time at Mendenhall Glacier, and slightly better weather for the tram. :-)

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

MeMeTooToo

1 review

When on the tram ride, if they would have shoveled a short area, more people could have enjoyed more of the scenery. People come a long way and spend a lot for thier vacations, just a little extra effort could have made for a better experience.

Provider: Holland America Line

bram48

1 review

Mount Roberts tram was alright if you like snow and history

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

neptune14

1 review

Wait to buy the tickets at the station on shore for the same price as on the ship-don't bother if it's rainy/foggy because you won't be able to see anything.

Provider: Princess Cruises

Retired Educator

1 review

Because of my COPD we did not want to be locked into a fixed tour so opted to purchase through Princess Excursions on line the self guided open end tram tickets. As stated it was a very short walk to the tram base and even though my WH was carrying my oxygen i didn't need it there on the pier area. The slow ride up to the top at 1,800' was fantastic and we got several nice photographs of the many cruise ships in port that day. Once at the top I was surprised to discover that my breathing was doing fine but due to our early in the year arrival most of the trails were closed due to snow and mud. We watched the short "film" about the history and culture of the Native Peoples and saw the exhibits but had mad lunch plans for the Red Dog Saloon so didn't eat at the restaurant at the top... That can be one of the "firsts" next trip.

Provider: Princess Cruises

pnay

1 review

Foggy for both times rode the tram. It was $29 ticket whether you ride one time or many times that day.

Provider: Independent Operator

brock!1

1 review

Beautiful, awesome views (except for the rain!)

Provider: Independent Operator

pablo312

1 review

We rode the Mt Roberts Tram while in Juneau. It was a sunny, clear day. Amazing views of the city and surrounding area. Lots of attractions and hiking trails on top of the mountain. This is a great tour to do on a clear day.

Provider: Independent Operator

Binary Bonnie

1 review

Very expensive ride up the hill for a terrific view of Juneau. The museum was good and the nature shop was great. We took this since bad weather had grounded our sea plane tour.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

travellover3868

1 review

Given tickets by a kind stranger while walking into the town after our float plane had been cancelled.

Provider: Independent Operator

deschoolie

2 reviews

Very satisfied with the tours at both the Glacier and the tram.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

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