Juneau Hiking Excursion Reviews

Juneau's trails offer the perfect opportunity for hiking throughout the area. Enjoy learning about Alaska's unique wildlife while catching glimpses on its popular species.
Combined with whale watching.
Sail Date: July 2019
Combined with whale watching. Easy hike through temperate rain forest. Guide Jodi was great but there wasn't that much to see on the hike.
Combined with whale watching. Easy hike through temperate rain forest. Guide Jodi was great but there wasn't that much to see on the hike. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a combination with whale watching called Alaska Whales and Rainforest Trails.
Sail Date: June 2019
This was a combination with whale watching called Alaska Whales and Rainforest Trails. Our tour guide walked us through the rainforest while telling us about all of the plants and how the rainforest works. We got to spend some time on the ... Read More
This was a combination with whale watching called Alaska Whales and Rainforest Trails. Our tour guide walked us through the rainforest while telling us about all of the plants and how the rainforest works. We got to spend some time on the beach before continuing to the whale watching part of the excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We did an excellent guided hike for views of the Mendenhall Glacier.
Sail Date: April 2019
We did an excellent guided hike for views of the Mendenhall Glacier. We also had quite a close encounter with a black bear. In the afternoon we caught the tramway up Mt Roberts and walked around to enjoy great views. In the evening we did ... Read More
We did an excellent guided hike for views of the Mendenhall Glacier. We also had quite a close encounter with a black bear. In the afternoon we caught the tramway up Mt Roberts and walked around to enjoy great views. In the evening we did a ship's tour of a 'salmon bake'. It wasn't the experience we were expecting - the place is a complete tourist trap. We couldn't wait to get away. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Took the tram to the top and hiked to the first summit.
Sail Date: June 2018
Took the tram to the top and hiked to the first summit. It is a pretty strenuous hike, but absolutely worth it! Words cannot describe the breathtaking beauty at the top of the mountain.
Took the tram to the top and hiked to the first summit. It is a pretty strenuous hike, but absolutely worth it! Words cannot describe the breathtaking beauty at the top of the mountain. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Supposedly an adventure hike however they did not divide groups into equal abilities so was ...
Sail Date: June 2018
Supposedly an adventure hike however they did not divide groups into equal abilities so was frustrating as someone in our group should not have been out hiking. Scenery was spectacular
Supposedly an adventure hike however they did not divide groups into equal abilities so was frustrating as someone in our group should not have been out hiking. Scenery was spectacular Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Hiking at Mendenhall though Gastineau Guiding.
Sail Date: June 2018
Hiking at Mendenhall though Gastineau Guiding. Buffy was great and knowledgeable and very passionate about the area. Hike was moderate and very beautiful.
Hiking at Mendenhall though Gastineau Guiding. Buffy was great and knowledgeable and very passionate about the area. Hike was moderate and very beautiful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
My husband did the Mendenhall Glacier Guides Choice Tour Hike.
Sail Date: May 2018
My husband did the Mendenhall Glacier Guides Choice Tour Hike. He was not impressed. You still are not anywhere close to the glacier and a few of the participants slowed down the rest of the group.
My husband did the Mendenhall Glacier Guides Choice Tour Hike. He was not impressed. You still are not anywhere close to the glacier and a few of the participants slowed down the rest of the group. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was a great hike, but more challenging than the tour description indicated.
Sail Date: September 2017
This was a great hike, but more challenging than the tour description indicated. We thoroughly enjoyed it, we learned a lot and it was a great workout.
This was a great hike, but more challenging than the tour description indicated. We thoroughly enjoyed it, we learned a lot and it was a great workout. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Loved the hike!
Sail Date: July 2017
Loved the hike! (Mendenhall glacier guide's choice trail hike) we had an amazing time with our tour guide all the way to the view point of the mendenhall glacier! The excursion group size was of no more than 12 people which allowed us ... Read More
Loved the hike! (Mendenhall glacier guide's choice trail hike) we had an amazing time with our tour guide all the way to the view point of the mendenhall glacier! The excursion group size was of no more than 12 people which allowed us to be able to talk, and enjoy the walk. We got to see a baby porcupine! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Private hiking excursion up the west side of Mendenhall Glacier.
Sail Date: September 2016
Private hiking excursion up the west side of Mendenhall Glacier. The guide was an amazing person, well versed in geography, botany, zoology, glacier science, native Alaskan history, and photography. Very educational and fun experience. ... Read More
Private hiking excursion up the west side of Mendenhall Glacier. The guide was an amazing person, well versed in geography, botany, zoology, glacier science, native Alaskan history, and photography. Very educational and fun experience. This trip was not for the inexperienced hiker as it was a climb up slippery rocks and uneven terrain to reach a summit above the glacier. When we popped into the lookout, there was an amazing view of the glacier and the lake. Because there were only two of us with the guide, we were able to stop whenever we wanted to ask questions and to take pictures. Eric, our guide is a photo journalist, so he took pictures of us and for us, later emailing professional quality pictures to us. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Hiked for 3-plus hours the mountain behind the visitor's center
Sail Date: August 2016
Hiked for 3-plus hours the mountain behind the visitor's center
Hiked for 3-plus hours the mountain behind the visitor's center Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A good hike, but less challenging than we had anticipated.
Sail Date: August 2016
A good hike, but less challenging than we had anticipated. The views of Mendenhall Glacier were not great (it has retreated too far). Our guide was very entertaining, but he wasn't always correct in the natural interpretation ... Read More
A good hike, but less challenging than we had anticipated. The views of Mendenhall Glacier were not great (it has retreated too far). Our guide was very entertaining, but he wasn't always correct in the natural interpretation information he provided. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Self guided hike on Perseverance Trail.
Sail Date: May 2016
Self guided hike on Perseverance Trail. Beautiful trail, well-maintained, and not that difficult (700 ft elevation gain, 7 1/2 mile round-trip). Take a cab and plan to be picked up; the trailhead is not on the cab circuit (we had cell ... Read More
Self guided hike on Perseverance Trail. Beautiful trail, well-maintained, and not that difficult (700 ft elevation gain, 7 1/2 mile round-trip). Take a cab and plan to be picked up; the trailhead is not on the cab circuit (we had cell coverage to call). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
did the mendenhall glacier hike, it was long and strenuous but great.
Sail Date: July 2015
did the mendenhall glacier hike, it was long and strenuous but great. bring a snack/water.
did the mendenhall glacier hike, it was long and strenuous but great. bring a snack/water. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
25-minute bus ride to visitor center (and base of hiking trail).
Sail Date: July 2015
25-minute bus ride to visitor center (and base of hiking trail). Tour guide Keith was very knowledgeable about the terrain and flora. He was a park ranger for many years and had lots of great stories. 6.5 mile hike through rain forest ... Read More
25-minute bus ride to visitor center (and base of hiking trail). Tour guide Keith was very knowledgeable about the terrain and flora. He was a park ranger for many years and had lots of great stories. 6.5 mile hike through rain forest where we saw waterfalls and various views of Mendenhall Glacier. A good work out compared to sitting on bus or helicopter to take a few steps on the glacier as most do. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The hike was "as advertised" - a "strenuous" 6 miles, 3 up with about 700 ft elevation gain over, ...
Sail Date: July 2015
The hike was "as advertised" - a "strenuous" 6 miles, 3 up with about 700 ft elevation gain over, at times, uneven terrain and 3 down the same way you went up. Our guide was very informative and attentive to the fact ... Read More
The hike was "as advertised" - a "strenuous" 6 miles, 3 up with about 700 ft elevation gain over, at times, uneven terrain and 3 down the same way you went up. Our guide was very informative and attentive to the fact that the pace which could be maintained by some was far less than that of which others were capable. My wife was injured on the descent, but completed it altho in some pain. The doctor aboard the ship was very attentive, professional and capable in his evaluation, diagnosis and prescribed treatment/meds. By 72 hours later, my wife was able to negotiate the disembarkation process (and related airport transfer, check-in, immigration & boarding) without the need for a wheelchair using only the cane (provided by the line) and by 96 hours later she no longer needed a cane & our ortho's XRay confirmed the bad sprain which "Dr Daniel" believed to be the likely diagnosis (tho, without an XRay, he couldn't confirm if she had an mild ACL/MCL tear, he was confident it was neither a serious tear nor a rupture). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Excellent hike - spectacular views of glacier and lake, nice elevation.
Sail Date: July 2015
Excellent hike - spectacular views of glacier and lake, nice elevation. Forest is also magical. Guide was engaging and informative. Well organized, small group.
Excellent hike - spectacular views of glacier and lake, nice elevation. Forest is also magical. Guide was engaging and informative. Well organized, small group. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
The hiking tour was superb!
Sail Date: September 2013
The hiking tour was superb! We did about 4.5 miles on trails around the park area surrounding the Mendenhall. Loved getting out in the fresh air on a gorgeous day. Great guide.
The hiking tour was superb! We did about 4.5 miles on trails around the park area surrounding the Mendenhall. Loved getting out in the fresh air on a gorgeous day. Great guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Excellent hike with Jonny from Gastineau Guiding.
Sail Date: August 2013
Excellent hike with Jonny from Gastineau Guiding.
Excellent hike with Jonny from Gastineau Guiding. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Did the Guide Choice Hike.
Sail Date: August 2013
Did the Guide Choice Hike. Had beautiful sunshine and a great day. We did it with our teens. There were two other couples also in our party. The hike was described as a hard hike. It was a really good climb at a fairly brisk pace but not ... Read More
Did the Guide Choice Hike. Had beautiful sunshine and a great day. We did it with our teens. There were two other couples also in our party. The hike was described as a hard hike. It was a really good climb at a fairly brisk pace but not extreme. We saw the salmon heading upriver and had tremendous views of the glacier and mountains. Had a really good guide, Cortney, who was confident and informative. We were given a couple of choices of things to do. It was a great workout, informative, and gave views those who just shuttle over to the glacier do not get. Our guide even extended our time by a little bit to try to find bears (which we never did see). We arrived back at the ship at around 12:15 so still had time to see some of Juneau's downtown. Read Less
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Guide's choice hike to Mendenhall Glacier...wet, very wet....but lots of fun !
Sail Date: September 2012
Guide's choice hike to Mendenhall Glacier...wet, very wet....but lots of fun !
Guide's choice hike to Mendenhall Glacier...wet, very wet....but lots of fun ! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We visited the glaciar and hiked out to the waterfall.
Sail Date: September 2012
We visited the glaciar and hiked out to the waterfall. Everything was beautiful.
We visited the glaciar and hiked out to the waterfall. Everything was beautiful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Our guide was a bit of a novice, but the hike itself was beautiful and about 5 miles.
Sail Date: June 2012
Our guide was a bit of a novice, but the hike itself was beautiful and about 5 miles.
Our guide was a bit of a novice, but the hike itself was beautiful and about 5 miles. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Friendly guide, great views.
Sail Date: June 2012
Friendly guide, great views.
Friendly guide, great views. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
I can't say much about the city because I didn't walk it or go shopping.
Sail Date: June 2012
I can't say much about the city because I didn't walk it or go shopping. However, take advantage of the hiking and other nature excursions in order to see the "real" Alaska - skip the annoying jewelry shops!
I can't say much about the city because I didn't walk it or go shopping. However, take advantage of the hiking and other nature excursions in order to see the "real" Alaska - skip the annoying jewelry shops! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line