Juneau Mount Roberts Tramway Excursion Reviews
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.
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.
Cool spot for picture taking. Most expensive gift shops in town, buy in town, not on the hill.
Little pricey but worth the trip.
The tramway was ok. A ride to the top of Mount Roberts, where there was a gift shop and some hiking trails.
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.
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.
It was great fun! Book independently, not with cruise line, to save money.
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.
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.
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.
Loved the ride up and the spectacular view. Added bonus was the movie in the visitor's center along with the family musical group.
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.
Great trip- hiking
Gorgeous views from the top!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Beautiful scenery. Great Tlingit presentation.