Juneau Best of Juneau Excursion Reviews

Experience Juneau's many natural attractions from its famous glaciers all the way to the majestic sealife!
We enjoyed the Salmon Hatchery and seeing all the baby salmon.
We enjoyed the Salmon Hatchery and seeing all the baby salmon. Glacier Gardens was a beautiful sample of the rainforest and what an individual did with wasted land. The highlight was Mendenhall Glacier, beautiful and worth seeing.
We enjoyed the Salmon Hatchery and seeing all the baby salmon. Glacier Gardens was a beautiful sample of the rainforest and what an individual did with wasted land. The highlight was Mendenhall Glacier, beautiful and worth seeing. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Nice walking tour in a very picturesque town.
Nice walking tour in a very picturesque town.
Nice walking tour in a very picturesque town. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
AMAZING whale watching experience!
AMAZING whale watching experience! You won't be disappointed. The only thing that we didn't like was that we did the food portion of the tour first. We had lunch before getting off the ship so we weren't exactly hungry ... Read More
AMAZING whale watching experience! You won't be disappointed. The only thing that we didn't like was that we did the food portion of the tour first. We had lunch before getting off the ship so we weren't exactly hungry 2-3 hours after that. We anticipated doing the food part last as that has been done in the past. If we knew the food was first, we wouldn't have eaten on the ship. But it was an amazing trip and we loved it! Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Would have been cheaper to use Uber than their bus!
Would have been cheaper to use Uber than their bus!
Would have been cheaper to use Uber than their bus! Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
we seen so many whales during the time on the water.
we seen so many whales during the time on the water. The salmon bake was delicious
we seen so many whales during the time on the water. The salmon bake was delicious Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
3 different parts of the excursion.
3 different parts of the excursion. Mendenhall Glacier, whale watching on a smaller boat and the Salmon Bake at Salmon Creek. All were great. The whale watching naturalist was great! The salmon bake food was really good. Great day in ... Read More
3 different parts of the excursion. Mendenhall Glacier, whale watching on a smaller boat and the Salmon Bake at Salmon Creek. All were great. The whale watching naturalist was great! The salmon bake food was really good. Great day in Juneau despite the rain. Got to see a mama and baby humpback whales. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Salmon was just okay.
Salmon was just okay. The whales were nice, but we spent a lot of time after the whales dove down waiting for them to surface again. I would have preferred moving on to see different whales/wildlife. The glacier and the walk to the ... Read More
Salmon was just okay. The whales were nice, but we spent a lot of time after the whales dove down waiting for them to surface again. I would have preferred moving on to see different whales/wildlife. The glacier and the walk to the falls was great, but more time is needed. One hour did not allow us time in the visitos's center. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The trip to the Mendenhall Glacier was a wonderful introduction to Alaska!
The trip to the Mendenhall Glacier was a wonderful introduction to Alaska! There were crowds but we did not feel uncomfortable as everyone was polite!
The trip to the Mendenhall Glacier was a wonderful introduction to Alaska! There were crowds but we did not feel uncomfortable as everyone was polite! Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Little hard finding the right tour as there were so many guides waiting outside the ship, but ...
Little hard finding the right tour as there were so many guides waiting outside the ship, but really enjoyed this tour. Saw Glacier Gardens and Mendenhall Glacier and a salmon hatchery (no salmons except babies but learned a lot). Had a ... Read More
Little hard finding the right tour as there were so many guides waiting outside the ship, but really enjoyed this tour. Saw Glacier Gardens and Mendenhall Glacier and a salmon hatchery (no salmons except babies but learned a lot). Had a great guide. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Went to Mendenhall glacier and they whale watching, saw five whales and then to orca point lodge.
Went to Mendenhall glacier and they whale watching, saw five whales and then to orca point lodge.
Went to Mendenhall glacier and they whale watching, saw five whales and then to orca point lodge. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Three parts to "The Best of Juneau".
Three parts to "The Best of Juneau". First the Mendenhall Glacier, then whale watching, then salmon bake. The Mendenhall Glacier is fantastic and beautiful. Bus driver experienced and fun. Whale watching took two hours and there ... Read More
Three parts to "The Best of Juneau". First the Mendenhall Glacier, then whale watching, then salmon bake. The Mendenhall Glacier is fantastic and beautiful. Bus driver experienced and fun. Whale watching took two hours and there is a bathroom on board. The boat was easy to get into but not wheelchair accessible. We did see whales and the young gal on board in charge was fun and informative. We ended with a fantastic salmon bake with tons of food because the excursion was 6 hours and everyone was hungry. We could spend as much time eating and checking out the waterfall as we wanted because shuttle buses back to the ship were every 15 minutes. Our shuttle driver was hilarious. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was the biggest city we stopped at and it had a lot to do/see.
This was the biggest city we stopped at and it had a lot to do/see. We did the best of Juneau which included whale watching, mendenhall glacier and a salmon bake. I would recommend just doing the whale watching. On the whale watch we saw ... Read More
This was the biggest city we stopped at and it had a lot to do/see. We did the best of Juneau which included whale watching, mendenhall glacier and a salmon bake. I would recommend just doing the whale watching. On the whale watch we saw several families of orcas as well as 2 hump backs along with other wildlife. This was the best spot for spotting sealife. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The Mendenhall Glacier Park stop was not long enough to hike some of the wonderful trails.
The Mendenhall Glacier Park stop was not long enough to hike some of the wonderful trails. It is a beautiful park. The Glacier Gardens is a beautiful rain forest with a trip to the top. There is a large gift shop. We spent too much time ... Read More
The Mendenhall Glacier Park stop was not long enough to hike some of the wonderful trails. It is a beautiful park. The Glacier Gardens is a beautiful rain forest with a trip to the top. There is a large gift shop. We spent too much time spent waiting in the gift shop area to leave after the tour. The fish were not running yet, so the hatchery was not doing much. There are some interesting aquariums with strange sea creatures and a mandatory gift shop. They did sell salmon jerky. The bus driver that narrated the whole tour was good and would point out eagles and other things we would have missed. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Too much time at the hatchery with realy not much to see.
Too much time at the hatchery with realy not much to see.
Too much time at the hatchery with realy not much to see. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Best day -- saw all kinds of wildlife -- boat was not over crowded -- delicious salmon cookout and ...
Best day -- saw all kinds of wildlife -- boat was not over crowded -- delicious salmon cookout and the Hubbard Glacier is amazing
Best day -- saw all kinds of wildlife -- boat was not over crowded -- delicious salmon cookout and the Hubbard Glacier is amazing Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Staff very friendly and great experience
Staff very friendly and great experience
Staff very friendly and great experience Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Outstanding.
Outstanding. Terrific meal, saw lots of whales. Great day
Outstanding. Terrific meal, saw lots of whales. Great day Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A very enjoyable trip.
A very enjoyable trip. Got to see some eagles, bears, sea lions and whales. Had a nice salmon bake lunch and saw the Mendenhall Glacier.
A very enjoyable trip. Got to see some eagles, bears, sea lions and whales. Had a nice salmon bake lunch and saw the Mendenhall Glacier. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This "Best of Juneau" included the Whale watching and Mendenhall Glacier.
This "Best of Juneau" included the Whale watching and Mendenhall Glacier. Excellent time on the whale watching...we saw several humpback whales and a few seals. The boat we were on and the crew were really nice. We had an ... Read More
This "Best of Juneau" included the Whale watching and Mendenhall Glacier. Excellent time on the whale watching...we saw several humpback whales and a few seals. The boat we were on and the crew were really nice. We had an included lunch at the Orca Point Lodge which was truly EXCELLENT. Best salmon meal we had in Alaska! Would highly recommend. Animal Planet recommendation. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
I booked with the lunch.
I booked with the lunch. That was so bad. AVOID
I booked with the lunch. That was so bad. AVOID Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
You end up taking 3 different buses for each segment of the tour.
You end up taking 3 different buses for each segment of the tour. It worked out very well, however. We saw lots of whales
You end up taking 3 different buses for each segment of the tour. It worked out very well, however. We saw lots of whales Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Booked the tour with a local at their company kiosk on the pier.
Booked the tour with a local at their company kiosk on the pier. toured the City and then out to Mendenhall Glacier. Could have used a little more time out there. Beautiful.
Booked the tour with a local at their company kiosk on the pier. toured the City and then out to Mendenhall Glacier. Could have used a little more time out there. Beautiful. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Started off on the bus with excellent, informative and entertaining driver - Sam "the Man".
Started off on the bus with excellent, informative and entertaining driver - Sam "the Man". Catamaran ride to Orca Point Lodge for tasty salmon bake lunch and best brownies ever! They guarantee whale sightings and it happened. ... Read More
Started off on the bus with excellent, informative and entertaining driver - Sam "the Man". Catamaran ride to Orca Point Lodge for tasty salmon bake lunch and best brownies ever! They guarantee whale sightings and it happened. Day was overcast and drizzly, which is probably to be expected. Staff and crew were very friendly and provided great intro. Back on the bus with Sam the man and over to Mendenhall glacier. Beautiful site. After seeing it in speaking with other cruisers later, I had wished we would have done the helicopter tour, but overall good value and fun. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Excellent.
Excellent. Great guide with lots of local knowledge. Orca point lodge was beautiful with great salmon lunch (freshly caught)
Excellent. Great guide with lots of local knowledge. Orca point lodge was beautiful with great salmon lunch (freshly caught) Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
3 of the people in our group did this....There were 3 parts to this excursion...
3 of the people in our group did this....There were 3 parts to this excursion... 1st ,we all loaded up on a bus and went to a little spot on the edge of Juneau and did a little walk through a "plant" trail walk...We didn't ... Read More
3 of the people in our group did this....There were 3 parts to this excursion... 1st ,we all loaded up on a bus and went to a little spot on the edge of Juneau and did a little walk through a "plant" trail walk...We didn't particularly enjoy it but they provided us with a cookie and tea at the end....The cookie was amazing, the tea, not so much. 2nd, we went out to Mendenhall Glacier, got to spend a bit of time there and take pictures and go on a trail walk. 3rd, Went back into downtown Juneau and rode the tram from there to the top of the mountain and back down. There was a gift shop at the top along with some other things. We did not have time to eat there as this took up all but 30 minutes that we had in port. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line