Juneau Gardens/Hatchery Excursion Reviews

Combine a Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure and Macauley Salmon Hatchery tour.
This was a wonderful outing !
Sail Date: September 2018
This was a wonderful outing ! Seeing the salmon hatchery was interesting and I saw my first eagle there. Then the gardens , they were beautiful !!
This was a wonderful outing ! Seeing the salmon hatchery was interesting and I saw my first eagle there. Then the gardens , they were beautiful !! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I went to the salmon hatchery and then Mendenhall Glacier.
Sail Date: September 2018
I went to the salmon hatchery and then Mendenhall Glacier. I had not realized that the salmon hatchery was part of my excursion, but I was so glad I went. It was fascinating to see the work they are doing and the touch tanks and aquariums ... Read More
I went to the salmon hatchery and then Mendenhall Glacier. I had not realized that the salmon hatchery was part of my excursion, but I was so glad I went. It was fascinating to see the work they are doing and the touch tanks and aquariums had an interesting collection of Alaskan sea creatures. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Gardens were beautiful and the hatchery was really interesting.
Sail Date: July 2018
Gardens were beautiful and the hatchery was really interesting.
Gardens were beautiful and the hatchery was really interesting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The hatchery did not cause extreme excitement.
Sail Date: June 2018
The hatchery did not cause extreme excitement. Could have been skipped w/o regrets. The gardens tour was very enjoyable. Surprisingly so. Mostly consists of upside-down trees with gardens in the "roots." Fascinating.
The hatchery did not cause extreme excitement. Could have been skipped w/o regrets. The gardens tour was very enjoyable. Surprisingly so. Mostly consists of upside-down trees with gardens in the "roots." Fascinating. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Glacier gardens is worth the cost of the excursion!
Sail Date: June 2018
Glacier gardens is worth the cost of the excursion! It was like being in Dr Suess land! After we visited the gardens we moved on to Mendenhall Glacier. Make sure you take the ike to Nugget Falls. It's only a mile round trip and brings ... Read More
Glacier gardens is worth the cost of the excursion! It was like being in Dr Suess land! After we visited the gardens we moved on to Mendenhall Glacier. Make sure you take the ike to Nugget Falls. It's only a mile round trip and brings ou as close to the glacier as you can get with the added beauty of a raging waterfall you are practically in! The fish hatchery was just ok. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Actually went into rainforest.
Sail Date: June 2018
Actually went into rainforest. Views fantastic saw enormous eagles nest, and the upside down trees with gardens planted in root system were interesting. Were taken by large golf carts 580 ft above sea level. Hatchery was ok but still ... Read More
Actually went into rainforest. Views fantastic saw enormous eagles nest, and the upside down trees with gardens planted in root system were interesting. Were taken by large golf carts 580 ft above sea level. Hatchery was ok but still early in season so no salmon going up the ladders, way too small. A lot of bald eagles around as was low tide and they were diving getting food. We got off tour bus before returning to ship and had lunch at Deckhandaves a little outdoor dockside restaurant. Busy. Food was great. Did some shopping in town and then took shuttle back to ship Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Hatchery was not interesting.
Sail Date: June 2018
Hatchery was not interesting. The garden was beautiful and is worth the time
Hatchery was not interesting. The garden was beautiful and is worth the time Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Hatchery was educational but consisted of concrete pools and a concrete salmon ladder
Sail Date: June 2018
Hatchery was educational but consisted of concrete pools and a concrete salmon ladder
Hatchery was educational but consisted of concrete pools and a concrete salmon ladder Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The gardens were terrific riding through a rain forest up so high.
Sail Date: June 2018
The gardens were terrific riding through a rain forest up so high. The flowers were beautiful and the gift center/refreshment area very interesting and friendly. I enjoyed learning abouit the salmon life cycle and touring the facility.
The gardens were terrific riding through a rain forest up so high. The flowers were beautiful and the gift center/refreshment area very interesting and friendly. I enjoyed learning abouit the salmon life cycle and touring the facility. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Glacier Gardens is very unique with its upside down trees.
Sail Date: June 2018
Glacier Gardens is very unique with its upside down trees. Staff there was very good and knowledgeable.
Glacier Gardens is very unique with its upside down trees. Staff there was very good and knowledgeable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The gardens were beautiful and worth the time to see and hear the history of how they were started ...
Sail Date: May 2018
The gardens were beautiful and worth the time to see and hear the history of how they were started and up-kept. There is a lot of work and excellently done.
The gardens were beautiful and worth the time to see and hear the history of how they were started and up-kept. There is a lot of work and excellently done. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Love the hatchery.
Sail Date: May 2018
Love the hatchery. The gardens was disappointing to me. I would of loved walking paths to look at flowers/scenery and take pictures but 95% was like a jeep type tour.
Love the hatchery. The gardens was disappointing to me. I would of loved walking paths to look at flowers/scenery and take pictures but 95% was like a jeep type tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
They were interesting was educational.
Sail Date: September 2017
They were interesting was educational. There's a cart taking us around the Gardens, so not much walking required.
They were interesting was educational. There's a cart taking us around the Gardens, so not much walking required. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The Gardens were beautiful especially the upside down tree.
Sail Date: August 2017
The Gardens were beautiful especially the upside down tree. We learned a lot about salmon at the hatchery
The Gardens were beautiful especially the upside down tree. We learned a lot about salmon at the hatchery Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
It was a Hatchery Our - Mendenhall Glacier combo.
Sail Date: August 2017
It was a Hatchery Our - Mendenhall Glacier combo. Hatchery was fascinating and it was amazing to see the salmon spawning! The colors were phenomenal
It was a Hatchery Our - Mendenhall Glacier combo. Hatchery was fascinating and it was amazing to see the salmon spawning! The colors were phenomenal Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The Gardens were fantastic.
Sail Date: July 2017
The Gardens were fantastic. It shows what one person/family can do when they put their heart into it. I particularly like the upside down gardens. The hatchery was just a normal salmon hatchery but the fish had started their summer run ... Read More
The Gardens were fantastic. It shows what one person/family can do when they put their heart into it. I particularly like the upside down gardens. The hatchery was just a normal salmon hatchery but the fish had started their summer run so there were quite a few wild salmon waiting in the holding pens. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Gardens were gorgeous and unique.
Sail Date: June 2017
Gardens were gorgeous and unique. Felt like a quiet and secret hideaway away from the bustle of the other heavily trafficked areas of Juneau.
Gardens were gorgeous and unique. Felt like a quiet and secret hideaway away from the bustle of the other heavily trafficked areas of Juneau. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Not much to the hatchery but saw several Bald Eagles and the touch pools for kids were awesome.
Sail Date: June 2017
Not much to the hatchery but saw several Bald Eagles and the touch pools for kids were awesome. Friendly and knowledgeable guide.
Not much to the hatchery but saw several Bald Eagles and the touch pools for kids were awesome. Friendly and knowledgeable guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Very interesting to learn how much the hatchery has increased the Alaska salmon harvest.
Sail Date: June 2017
Very interesting to learn how much the hatchery has increased the Alaska salmon harvest.
Very interesting to learn how much the hatchery has increased the Alaska salmon harvest. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Very interesting tour of the hatchery.
Sail Date: May 2017
Very interesting tour of the hatchery. We saw lots of itty bitty salmon swimming around, waiting until they grew big enough to be released. The visitor's center and gift shop are also very nice.
Very interesting tour of the hatchery. We saw lots of itty bitty salmon swimming around, waiting until they grew big enough to be released. The visitor's center and gift shop are also very nice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Gardens were Excellent - excellent handicap assistance for my husband.
Sail Date: May 2017
Gardens were Excellent - excellent handicap assistance for my husband. No fish in hatchery but enjoyed the Gift Shop. Staff was extremely helpful
Gardens were Excellent - excellent handicap assistance for my husband. No fish in hatchery but enjoyed the Gift Shop. Staff was extremely helpful Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Wonderful experience
Sail Date: May 2017
Wonderful experience
Wonderful experience Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Not a lot to see here
Sail Date: May 2017
Not a lot to see here
Not a lot to see here Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
no fish during our trip at hatchery, Garden not yet in full bloom but great view from the top
Sail Date: May 2017
no fish during our trip at hatchery, Garden not yet in full bloom but great view from the top
no fish during our trip at hatchery, Garden not yet in full bloom but great view from the top Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our tour guide/bus driver was fantastic.
Sail Date: September 2016
Our tour guide/bus driver was fantastic. The hatchery was unexpectedly delightful,and the gardens were beautiful.
Our tour guide/bus driver was fantastic. The hatchery was unexpectedly delightful,and the gardens were beautiful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises