Juneau Best of Juneau Excursion Reviews

Experience Juneau's many natural attractions from its famous glaciers all the way to the majestic sealife!
Went to Mendenhall glacier and they whale watching, saw five whales and then to orca point lodge.
Sail Date: September 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Three parts to "The Best of Juneau".
Sail Date: July 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was the biggest city we stopped at and it had a lot to do/see.
Sail Date: June 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The Mendenhall Glacier Park stop was not long enough to hike some of the wonderful trails.
Sail Date: June 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Too much time at the hatchery with realy not much to see.
Sail Date: May 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Best day -- saw all kinds of wildlife -- boat was not over crowded -- delicious salmon cookout and ...
Sail Date: May 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Staff very friendly and great experience
Sail Date: April 2018
Staff very friendly and great experience
Staff very friendly and great experience Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Outstanding.
Sail Date: September 2017
Outstanding. Terrific meal, saw lots of whales. Great day
Outstanding. Terrific meal, saw lots of whales. Great day Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A very enjoyable trip.
Sail Date: August 2017
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This "Best of Juneau" included the Whale watching and Mendenhall Glacier.
Sail Date: August 2017
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
I booked with the lunch.
Sail Date: July 2017
I booked with the lunch. That was so bad. AVOID
I booked with the lunch. That was so bad. AVOID Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
You end up taking 3 different buses for each segment of the tour.
Sail Date: July 2017
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Booked the tour with a local at their company kiosk on the pier.
Sail Date: June 2017
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Started off on the bus with excellent, informative and entertaining driver - Sam "the Man".
Sail Date: June 2017
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Excellent.
Sail Date: June 2017
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
3 of the people in our group did this....There were 3 parts to this excursion...
Sail Date: April 2017
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
This was a three part tour: Glacier, City Tour and Whale Watching.
Sail Date: September 2016
This was a three part tour: Glacier, City Tour and Whale Watching. We went out to see the glacier. Based on my experience when I was here 11 years ago and verified by a ranger, it is shrinking noticeably. It is still a magnificent sight to ... Read More
This was a three part tour: Glacier, City Tour and Whale Watching. We went out to see the glacier. Based on my experience when I was here 11 years ago and verified by a ranger, it is shrinking noticeably. It is still a magnificent sight to see, but it would be best to come sooner rather than later. The whale watching with Captain Jason and naturalists Alex and Emily S. was a real adventure. We moved out to sea at 30 knots until we were in an area where there whales had been sighted. We sat there for a few minutes, cameras at the ready and up popped a humpback whale. Enormous creature. Unfortunately, it wasn't about to give us much of a show so we just saw it's back and blowhole, but didn't see it leaping out of the water or showing flukes. We moved to another area and got some more pictures, but this humpback whale like the first wasn't interested in putting on a show for us. Then we moved to an area where orcas had been spotted and we got the whole show. There were about 15 - 20 orcas all around the boat. Some would bob up headfirst, others were just lying on the surface, skimming along just under the surface with only the dorsal fin showing and diving with a showing of flukes. It was a great whale watching adventure. We opted out of the City Tour because it was the last part and we were tired by then. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Saw several humpback whales, and numerous sea lions.
Sail Date: August 2016
Saw several humpback whales, and numerous sea lions. Enjoyed visiting Mendenhall Glacier and Orca Point Lodge. The weather was perfect, the scenery outstanding, and the included lunch was quite good. Overall we were satisfied with this ... Read More
Saw several humpback whales, and numerous sea lions. Enjoyed visiting Mendenhall Glacier and Orca Point Lodge. The weather was perfect, the scenery outstanding, and the included lunch was quite good. Overall we were satisfied with this excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Bus tour and visit to Alaska State Museum
Sail Date: August 2016
Bus tour and visit to Alaska State Museum
Bus tour and visit to Alaska State Museum Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Alaskan Dream Cruises
Great tour and informative
Sail Date: July 2016
Great tour and informative
Great tour and informative Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Saw lots of whales.
Sail Date: July 2016
Saw lots of whales. The salmon bake was tasty on a beautiful island. Mendenhall Glacier is breathtaking.
Saw lots of whales. The salmon bake was tasty on a beautiful island. Mendenhall Glacier is breathtaking. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We got to see many whales but they were a distance away.
Sail Date: July 2016
We got to see many whales but they were a distance away. The crew on the whale watching boat were great. We really enjoyed the Mendenhall Glacier as well.
We got to see many whales but they were a distance away. The crew on the whale watching boat were great. We really enjoyed the Mendenhall Glacier as well. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
There were a lot of people on this tour, but there was plenty of space and many opportunities to ...
Sail Date: June 2016
There were a lot of people on this tour, but there was plenty of space and many opportunities to see humpback whales, sea lions, seals, and eagles. The salmon bake was one of the most delicious meals we have ever had on an excursion.
There were a lot of people on this tour, but there was plenty of space and many opportunities to see humpback whales, sea lions, seals, and eagles. The salmon bake was one of the most delicious meals we have ever had on an excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
2.5 hour whale watching boat ride.
Sail Date: June 2016
2.5 hour whale watching boat ride. Very nice boat...seemed brand new (June 2016. Great crew with lots of info. Saw several whales as close as maybe 150 yards. Saw some Eagles. Lots of Sea Lions maybe 25 yards away. Next was bus ride ... Read More
2.5 hour whale watching boat ride. Very nice boat...seemed brand new (June 2016. Great crew with lots of info. Saw several whales as close as maybe 150 yards. Saw some Eagles. Lots of Sea Lions maybe 25 yards away. Next was bus ride and then self touring of Mendenhall Glacier. Our first glacier and it was spectacular. Toured visitor center. There was time to walk out to better viewing/photo spots but we didn't. Excursion ended with Gold Creek Salmon Bake. Outdoor seating with grilled salmon and all the trimmings. Very nice meal...lots of food. Some walking around seeing river, waterfalls, etc... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We loved our tour guide, Cordova- very knowledgeable.
Sail Date: June 2016
We loved our tour guide, Cordova- very knowledgeable. Enjoyed the trip out to Mendenhall Glacier & the hike to see the falls.
We loved our tour guide, Cordova- very knowledgeable. Enjoyed the trip out to Mendenhall Glacier & the hike to see the falls. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line