Skagway Glass Blowing Excursion Reviews

You don't just watch professionals on this Skagway glass blowing excursion—have a blast learning how to blow glass yourself!
It was another clear sky day although chilly in the morning when we toured Skagway.
Sail Date: August 2018
It was another clear sky day although chilly in the morning when we toured Skagway. Meeting up with D in a well-marked area on the pier for the glass blowing excursion was easy. D was very nice and a pleasure to speak with. We took a ... Read More
It was another clear sky day although chilly in the morning when we toured Skagway. Meeting up with D in a well-marked area on the pier for the glass blowing excursion was easy. D was very nice and a pleasure to speak with. We took a short bus ride to the Jewell Glass and Gardens where we met Spenser, the glass instructor. Kathy and I blew a glass ornament, choosing our own colors and design from a large selection. You have the no cost option to add real gold flakes to your globe. The ornament and shipping home were both included with the excursion along with coffee, tea or soft drinks and a plate of pastries. We had time to tour the gift shop and the gardens before returning to the pier. If you like glass blowing, this was a five star excursion due to D and Spenser, but except for the gold flakes, it wasn’t much different than the glass blowing offered on the Solstice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Do the glassblowing.
Sail Date: August 2018
Do the glassblowing. They will mail you your item w/in 3-4 weeks and it's included in the price of the excursion. Do this one, trust me.
Do the glassblowing. They will mail you your item w/in 3-4 weeks and it's included in the price of the excursion. Do this one, trust me. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Glass blowing was awesome!
Sail Date: July 2018
Glass blowing was awesome! It was a small group and Travis was awesome! The gardens were beautiful and the food was delicious after the glass. Definitely a must out of all of the excursions.
Glass blowing was awesome! It was a small group and Travis was awesome! The gardens were beautiful and the food was delicious after the glass. Definitely a must out of all of the excursions. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Jewell Gardens glassblowing experience was fantastic!
Sail Date: July 2018
Jewell Gardens glassblowing experience was fantastic! We got to learn about glassblowing and made (with a lot of help from the professional) our own glass ball. The ball was shipped to our home as part of the package. We had so much ... Read More
Jewell Gardens glassblowing experience was fantastic! We got to learn about glassblowing and made (with a lot of help from the professional) our own glass ball. The ball was shipped to our home as part of the package. We had so much fun! After glassblowing we enjoyed wandering through the extensive gardens, which are filled with blown glass pieces. We loved the afternoon! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Only my wife did this, and she said she had a great time.
Sail Date: June 2018
Only my wife did this, and she said she had a great time. I have some pictures to prove that! They will ship her glass piece to us after it's cooled and ready to go.
Only my wife did this, and she said she had a great time. I have some pictures to prove that! They will ship her glass piece to us after it's cooled and ready to go. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The glassblowing demonstration was entertaining and so interesting!
Sail Date: June 2018
The glassblowing demonstration was entertaining and so interesting! The gardens were so-so.
The glassblowing demonstration was entertaining and so interesting! The gardens were so-so. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Wonderful.......loved it...left a glowing review on the Viator site
Sail Date: September 2017
Wonderful.......loved it...left a glowing review on the Viator site
Wonderful.......loved it...left a glowing review on the Viator site Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was so much fun and you can have the piece of glass you stretched made into something great.
Sail Date: August 2017
This was so much fun and you can have the piece of glass you stretched made into something great.
This was so much fun and you can have the piece of glass you stretched made into something great. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Glass blowing was different and let us create our very own, one-of-a-kind souvenirs.
Sail Date: August 2017
Glass blowing was different and let us create our very own, one-of-a-kind souvenirs.
Glass blowing was different and let us create our very own, one-of-a-kind souvenirs. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
My husband, daughter and mother decided to visit Jewell Gardens and experience glass blowing.
Sail Date: July 2017
My husband, daughter and mother decided to visit Jewell Gardens and experience glass blowing. They all raved about the experience and their items were shipped to us without any difficulty, arriving after we were home! Booking through the ... Read More
My husband, daughter and mother decided to visit Jewell Gardens and experience glass blowing. They all raved about the experience and their items were shipped to us without any difficulty, arriving after we were home! Booking through the cruise ship you paid almost $200 more for this for 24K gold included in your glass piece. We felt it was well worth booking independently. Buy the Smart Shuttle pass $5 for all day travel as it is a bit of a jaunt from the dock! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Got to blow our very own paperweight which was shipped to our home free.
Sail Date: May 2017
Got to blow our very own paperweight which was shipped to our home free. Arrived in perfect condition shortly after arriving home. They also served us Tea and finger sandwiches and treats made from ingredients in their garden.
Got to blow our very own paperweight which was shipped to our home free. Arrived in perfect condition shortly after arriving home. They also served us Tea and finger sandwiches and treats made from ingredients in their garden. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very interesting to see an exquisit vase made from start to finish, the Gardens were exceptional
Sail Date: September 2016
Very interesting to see an exquisit vase made from start to finish, the Gardens were exceptional
Very interesting to see an exquisit vase made from start to finish, the Gardens were exceptional Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Absolutely AMAZING!!!
Sail Date: September 2016
Absolutely AMAZING!!! Best, absolutely best shore excursion ever!
Absolutely AMAZING!!! Best, absolutely best shore excursion ever! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Tour included bus trip to garden/glassblowing and back, personalized glass blowing class with ...
Sail Date: August 2016
Tour included bus trip to garden/glassblowing and back, personalized glass blowing class with souvenir globe mailed to your home, shopping, garden tour with afternoon tea at the cafe located next to the garden/studio. Well worth the ... Read More
Tour included bus trip to garden/glassblowing and back, personalized glass blowing class with souvenir globe mailed to your home, shopping, garden tour with afternoon tea at the cafe located next to the garden/studio. Well worth the money. Studio was in a beautiful location garden and nursery. Staff were patient and enthusiastic. Art shop with glass blown items beautiful. Gardens beautiful. Cafe with tea and cakes delicious. It was a beautiful day and experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Lots of fun..
Sail Date: July 2016
Lots of fun.. and beautiful gardens and a nice lunch.
Lots of fun.. and beautiful gardens and a nice lunch. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Very entertaining!
Sail Date: July 2016
Very entertaining! It was so nice to see our works of art when we got home. The hosts were very funny, informative, and safe.
Very entertaining! It was so nice to see our works of art when we got home. The hosts were very funny, informative, and safe. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Our glass blower, Sam, was so fun and knowledgeable.
Sail Date: May 2016
Our glass blower, Sam, was so fun and knowledgeable. We got to blow our own glass ornaments that they mailed back home to us. This excursion took place at the Jewell Gardens location. We had lunch at the gardens afterwards.
Our glass blower, Sam, was so fun and knowledgeable. We got to blow our own glass ornaments that they mailed back home to us. This excursion took place at the Jewell Gardens location. We had lunch at the gardens afterwards. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Very enjoyable and interesting tour.
Sail Date: July 2015
Very enjoyable and interesting tour. It was great to get a chance to participate in glassblowing, and to get the finished item shipped home. The lunch provided was delicious, with recipes provided when we requested them
Very enjoyable and interesting tour. It was great to get a chance to participate in glassblowing, and to get the finished item shipped home. The lunch provided was delicious, with recipes provided when we requested them Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We got to actually glass blow our ornaments.
Sail Date: July 2015
We got to actually glass blow our ornaments. We picked out our colors and what design we wanted, and the glassblower told us what to do and helped during the whole process. The food was delicious and all grown in their garden. The only ... Read More
We got to actually glass blow our ornaments. We picked out our colors and what design we wanted, and the glassblower told us what to do and helped during the whole process. The food was delicious and all grown in their garden. The only problem was they have to mail your ornaments and someone put the wrong address on my son's, and we had trouble getting the ornament, and Jewel Gardens did not seem to be too bothered by the wrong address being put on the ornament. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
So much fun!
Sail Date: July 2015
So much fun! You actually get to help create your own piece. The people are knowledgeable and friendly.
So much fun! You actually get to help create your own piece. The people are knowledgeable and friendly. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We LOVED this unique opportunity.
Sail Date: May 2015
We LOVED this unique opportunity. Our guide (Travis) and Glass-Blowing Instructor (Addison) were both aweome, as was everyone at Jewell Gardens. The gardens themselves are lovely, then you add the glass-blowing opportunity AND lovely ... Read More
We LOVED this unique opportunity. Our guide (Travis) and Glass-Blowing Instructor (Addison) were both aweome, as was everyone at Jewell Gardens. The gardens themselves are lovely, then you add the glass-blowing opportunity AND lovely tearoom featuring organic ingredients grown right there and you have something awesome! After several more "typical" excursions we were looking for something different to do. This fit the bill and exceeded ANY expectations we had. Worth EVERY penny! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Off the beaten path but also worth it.
Sail Date: September 2014
Off the beaten path but also worth it. The description in the flyer didn't cover everything. After making our ornament, we had refreshments in there local tea room, where she told us more about the area. The gardens were beautiful and ... Read More
Off the beaten path but also worth it. The description in the flyer didn't cover everything. After making our ornament, we had refreshments in there local tea room, where she told us more about the area. The gardens were beautiful and worth photos. We received our ornament the day after we got home. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Go to Alaska - blow glass - really?
Sail Date: June 2014
Go to Alaska - blow glass - really? This is an experience we wanted to do for a long time and we enjoyed it. Would have liked if it were a little more hands on but I am sure there are liability issues.We ended up with two nice balls that ... Read More
Go to Alaska - blow glass - really? This is an experience we wanted to do for a long time and we enjoyed it. Would have liked if it were a little more hands on but I am sure there are liability issues.We ended up with two nice balls that we can say we made. The gardens were in bloom and were nice to see. If you only have the opportunity for one tour in Skagway, White Pass would probably be better. Since we were there twice it worked out well. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
I have seen a lot of glassblowing demos, but this one was very well done with demo and commentary.
Sail Date: September 2013
I have seen a lot of glassblowing demos, but this one was very well done with demo and commentary. We observed the full process of making a large glass bowl, which took about 45 minutes. Seats were provided in a private area for just our ... Read More
I have seen a lot of glassblowing demos, but this one was very well done with demo and commentary. We observed the full process of making a large glass bowl, which took about 45 minutes. Seats were provided in a private area for just our tour group. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This is one of the best excursions that we have taken on a cruise ship.
Sail Date: August 2012
This is one of the best excursions that we have taken on a cruise ship. It was only 5 people and we each got to create and help blow our own glass paper weight. We had a lovely lunch and it was a nice few hours.
This is one of the best excursions that we have taken on a cruise ship. It was only 5 people and we each got to create and help blow our own glass paper weight. We had a lovely lunch and it was a nice few hours. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises