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One Day in Juneau With Kids

Whether you want to immerse your children in nature and wildlife, explore the local art and culture with them, or introduce them to Juneau’s rich historical background, or all the above, there is no shortage of sites to explore during your day in Alaska’s capital.

 

Nature and Wildlife Outings

 

Juneau has countless scenic areas where you and your children can experience breathtaking Alaskan landscapes. The Mendenhall Glacier, for instance, spans over twelve miles — from the Juneau Icefield to Mendenhall Lake. You can explore the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center free of charge and learn about this spectacular region.

 

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve also offers free admission and is only thirty minutes from Juneau. This expansive area contains rainforests, coastline, fjords, mountains, and a variety of wildlife, making it an ideal way to give your children a glimpse of Alaska’s natural beauty.

 

Do your children enjoy playing at the beach? Then visit one of Juneau’s local beaches. Some popular beaches include Eagle Beach, False Outer Point Beach, Sandy Beach, and Lena Cove.

 

If you want to teach your children the art of fishing, then consider visiting one of Juneau’s many salmon spawning streams. It’s best to visit these streams between July and September because they are filled with salmon undergoing their life cycle. Even if you are not an avid fisher, witnessing the salmon grow and develop is itself worth the visit.

 

Another great option for children, or anyone who is young at heart, Juneau’s Project Playground. It is a community sponsored play area at Twin Lakes and is located on a beautiful lake setting and has picnic facilities.

 

 

Arts and Culture

 

You and your children should also venture to the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, which permits free public admission on the first Friday of every month from 4:30 to 7pm. The exhibits feature the work of local artists and will give your children a taste of Juneau’s contemporary art scene.

 

The University of Alaska Southeast also has a schedule of free cultural and recreational events on their website that are sure to entertain your children.

 

 

Historical

 

Immerse your children in the rich, local history of Juneau at the Alaska State Capitol. From May through September guided tours are available to provide information about Alaska and its government.

 

You and your children can also explore downtown Juneau with a self-guided walking tour map. Maps can be found at the airport, near cruise ship terminals, and visitor information centers. You will journey around Juneau and explore some of the city’s highlights, such as a reproduction of the Liberty Bell, sites that reveal Juneau’s gold mining days, the governor’s house, and many local shops.

 

The Alaska State Museum in Juneau is another way to immerse your children in Alaska’s history and culture. Some of these displays examine the native Alaskan clans, the state’s interesting relationship with Russia, and even modern tourism trends. Through its exhibits, the museum also aspires to promote artistic endeavors, to stimulate ethnographic research, and share the enriching qualities of a multi-cultural existence. Young visitors will enjoy a room designed specifically for children to engage in and educate themselves about Alaska’s history. This child-friendly exhibit features period costumes that they can try on and compare to those in the display halls. Each display case also has a viewing space for children as well as customized information, pictures, and diagrams that help engage children in the history. Best of all, there is an “Art By You” section in which children are encouraged to draw a picture or write their thoughts about their experience at the museum. The children’s artwork will later be framed by the museum staff.

Things to Do in Juneau From a Cruise Ship

So you’ve just arrived, and you’re trying to figure out what is there to do around Juneau from a cruise ship. Don’t worry, this is how most people arrive: with a few hours or few days to kill, and not much of an idea of what exactly to do. Well, never fear, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re in Juneau for a short or multi-day stay, we’ve put together a list of some of the best things to do around town.

 

Mendenhall Glacier

Starting with the obvious, Mendenhall Glacier is arguably Juneau’s only must-see attraction. It’s also pretty easy to cover on a limited timeframe. This half-mile wide glacier offers some of the best views anywhere in Alaska. From the ferry terminal, there’s regular buses to within a mile or so of the glacier visitor center; alternatively, a cab can make the 7 mile journey a little quicker.

From the visitor center, you can soak up great views of the glacier, or lace up your walking shoes for a hike. The most popular trail, Nuggest Falls, takes visitors past an impressive waterfall cascading off a mountainside near the glacier.

 

Alaska State Museum

When the weather gets bad, head over to the museum to warm up and get a glimpse into Alaska’s fascinating state history. The shiny new Alaska State Museum underwent a $14 million expansion in 2016, and it’s easy to kill half a day there. The meticulously produced exhibitions provide a wealth of information on everything from the state’s pre-colonial history, to Russian Alaska and the explosion of the oil industry. The museum is easily reached within a few minutes from the main ferry terminal.

 

Tracy Arm

This stunning fjord can easily be done as a day trip from Juneau. You’ll have to book a cruise, but it’s worth it. If you’re lucky, you might see huge chunks of ice falling from the glacier, migratory birds and the occasional whales.

 

Admiralty Island

This small island is home to well over a thousand bears. Naturally, it’s a great place for bear watching, and easy to reach from Juneau. Tours by float plane, cruise and even kayak are available from Juneau.

 

Last Chance Mining Museum

If the State Museum didn’t hit the spot, try the Last Chance Mining Museum. This museum is housed in Juneau’s historic gold mining complex, and today serves as a reminder of the city’s days as a boom town. In its heyday, this was the world’s largest hard rock gold mine, and the backbone of the local economy. Reaching the museum is easy: just head to the end of Basin Road. You can’t miss it.

 

Perseverance Trail

The trailhead for this rewarding hike is conveniently located at the end of Basin Road, just near the parking lot of the Last Change Mining Museum. The trail takes hikers through Juneau’s abandoned gold fields. There’s still plenty of abandoned mine shafts around, so watch your step and stay on the trail. While Perseverance itself can be covered within a few hours, the trip can also be combined with the Granite Creek Trail and Mt Juneau Trail. Together, these various trails can offer a few days of exploration, with camping being possible.

 

Alaskan Brewing Company

After all that walking, you might have worked up a thirst. The Alaska Brewing Company is the state’s largest brewery, and the amber ale it produces is beloved across the state. Tasting tours are available for $20, and are well worth it. The brewery is located outside the city center in Lemon Creek. A taxi is easily done, but your best option for transport is the free shuttle from outside their downtown store, the Alaskan Brewing Co Depot. The shuttle is free for anyone with a tour booking.

Exploring Tracy Arm from Juneau

If you visit Alaska, you need to visit a fjord. For anyone who doesn’t know, these icy inlets are waterways carved by the movement of glaciers. They can be found across the far north, from Scandinavian to Newfoundland. Perhaps we’re a bit biased, but some of the most picturesque fjords in the world can be found right here in Alaska. In particular, one of the best is just outside the state capital, Juneau.

 

Pardon the pun, but Tracy Arm really is within arm’s reach of Juneau. Just 45 miles (72 km) south of Juneau, this incredible fjord can easily be done as a day trip. Daily cruises run throughout peak season, and it’s usually not hard to book in at the last moment.

 

When you first arrive at the fjord, the biggest draw card has to be the imposing Sawyer Glacier. This tidewater glacier is quite active, and it’s common to see huge chunks of ice splitting off throughout the day. Make no mistake, these pieces of ice can be huge, ranging from car-size chunks to pieces that can even dwarf the cruise ships that ply the surrounding waters. If you’re not impressed yet, just wait for your cruise ship to cut the engines. This is a little trick most of the tours like to offer visitors. By plunging the cruise into silence, you’ll be able to hear the glacier crunching and groaning as it drifts. The sound is both beautiful and slightly terrifying, not to mention the best way to get a feel for the sheer size and power of the enormous mass of ice before you.

Even better, Tracy Arm also happens to be a great place to see icebergs. Because the waters here are around 600 feet deep, meaning those crashing chunks of ice often remain intact even after hitting the water. This means the whole area around the fjord can sometimes be littered with lumbering behemoths of icebergs.

 

More than just a glacier

 

If you’re still not convinced, bear in mind all this icy chaos is playing out against an absolutely stunning backdrop. Tracy Arm sits at the end of a landscape rippling with inhospitable mountainous terrain. Some of the peaks you’ll see are as high as 7,000 feet, which is pretty impressive given the fact you’re only at sea level to start with. These mountains are important sources of fresh water, and glimmer with half-frozen run-off.

 

The region is also a good spot for catching a glimpse of Alaska’s wildlife. Along with mountain goats, bears and seals, the fjord is also the summer home of a handful of migrating bird species. In the right season, you can see Arctic terns, kittiwakes and the occasional guillemot. There’s a few eagles around that also sometimes like to make an appearance, and can be a spectacular sight for lucky visitors. Better still, the oceans around the fjord see their fair share of whales during the right season. Talk to your tour operator, and they should be able to let you know what your chances are of seeing a whale or two.

 

Getting there

 

As mentioned, it’s very easy to get a cruise from Juneau to Tracy Arm. Some of the more established operators include Adventure Bound AlaskaAbove & Beyond Alaska and Allen Marine Tours. The best months to visit are June and July, when the weather is warm and the glacier is cracking left, right and center. Alternatively, any time between May and September is doable, though both early May and late September can see some stomach-churning rough seas.

Earthquakes in Juneau: how probable are they? What could happen?

When you think of earthquakes, you probably think of California or Mexico. However, Alaska sees more than its fair share of quakes. Just how many might surprise you: one every 15 minutes, according to the University of Alaska’s Earthquake Center (AEC).

 

“Seventy-five percent of all earthquakes in the United States with magnitudes larger than five happen in Alaska,” the AEC has stated.

 

Over the past five years, the center says it has recorded more than 150,000 quakes across the state, including 31 with magnitudes higher than six. For reference, any earthquake over six is classed as strong, while seven and up is a major quake. Strong quakes can cause significant damage in populated areas, while majors can devastate entire cities. This brings us to the reason why so many people assume Alaska isn’t much of an earthquake hotspot: because most such incidents take place in extremely isolated regions. A major quake in the far north is less likely to cause much harm to humans, while a tremor in heavily-populated California can have long-standing consequences.

 

Nonetheless, earthquakes in Alaska do have the potential to have global implications. In July 2017, earthquake watchers warned that a 7.4 off the Alaskan coast had the potential to cause a Pacific tsunami. In a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience, researchers suggested a seismically active subduction zone of the seafloor 600 miles from Anchorage could even produce a tsunami comparable to that which hit Japan in 2011, sparking a nuclear crisis. Subduction occurs when tectonic plates ram against each other. One plate gets pushed up, while the other gets pushed deeper towards the planet’s mantle. In short, this process can create earthquakes. This process is what caused the infamous 1964 Alaska earthquake. In four minutes and 38 seconds, the quake devastated the state and left much of Anchorage in ruins. Around 139 people died, with the impact of the quake being felt in British Colombia, and as far south as California.

 

This brings us to the question of just how probable a quake is in Juneau. The short answer is that Junea probably experiences minor tremors all the time, though most are too small to even be noticeable. A major earthquake is likewise considered possible. After all, according to the Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission, Alaska already sees around 11 percent of all quakes recorded globally. The state has one major earthquake every year, and dozens of smaller incidents. Sooner or later, a significant quake could be bound for Juneau.

 

However, there’s no need to be too concerned. Unlike in 1964, modern Alaska is far better prepared for quakes. Building standards have improved dramatically over the last half century, and emergency agencies are better prepared than ever to respond to a major disaster. Nonetheless, Juneau and Alaska in general do have some weaknesses. The most obvious is isolation: while it’s relatively easy to deploy aid to a heavily populated region, Alaska’s wide-open wilderness makes it harder for emergency services to react quickly in a crisis. On top of this, Alaska is vulnerable to supply problems, with almost all shipping passing through a single vulnerable port: that of Anchorage. If a quake took place in the winter, Juneau could be waiting a long time for aid.

Ultimately though, the best thing to do is simply be prepared. Have a contingency plan established, and know what to do in a disaster.

B&B in Alaska: What Makes Them Unique?

The best thing about Alaska is the people. Sure, America’s last great wilderness has no shortage of incredible natural attractions, a fascinating history and some of the nation’s best fishing, hunting and other outdoor sporting opportunities; but it’s the people who really make a visit to Alaska so wonderful. So, what better way to see Alaska than by staying with locals? Luckily, Alaska has a thriving B&B scene, with a good range of options and high standards. In fact, much of the state’s most affordable accommodation tends to be B&Bs, though there are plenty of high end alternatives as well. Stay in the heart of the action with a family in Anchorage, experience the countryside with locals or soak up nature in a rustic cabin – there’s pretty much something for everyone. Either way, a B&B can be a great way to learn a bit about local life, or just get inside information on the best fishing spot.

 

B&Bs can also be a good opportunity to try some classic Alaskan food. While there’s plenty of options that offer typical B&B staples like muffins, fruit or cereal, it’s always worth asking if there’s anything more interesting on the menu. Some traditional favorites include reindeer sausage and salmon quiche. However, for a truly Alaskan breakfast, you can’t pass up a generously portioned plate of wild blueberry pancakes with fireweed syrup. It’s perfect for anyone planning on spending the day seeing the sights, exploring the wilderness or just heading out to the woods for some lumberjack work. It’s also worth noting that like hotels, each B&B caters to its own type of traveler. In Alaska, you can find B&Bs ranging from upmarket businesses accommodation, to eco-tourist paradises. Of course, what makes Alaska’s B&Bs particularly unique is the state’s tradition of hospitality. Alaskans love guests, and when the weather gets cold, nothing is more important than a warm, welcoming attitude. 

Finally, there’s the personal service. You’ll never feel like just another guest in a building. B&B innkeepers like to helps people, talk with them and give the best insights on anything of iterest. Chatting with a local is always a great way of learning unique things about the area not to be found in brochures, and lead to entertaining personal stories that build relationships.

At Beachside Villa B&B we love to treat our guests with care and courtesy. Our unique location ofters unparllel views of the Douglas Channel and is a quiet area where to relax at night. We look forward to hosting you!

Twin Lake Parks in Juneau- What Not to Miss

Whether you’re a visiting for a few hours or for an extended period, Twin Lakes Park offers amazing history, beauty, and opportunity for adventure. To ensure you do not miss out on anything this amazing park has to offer, below is a comprehensive list of sights and activities to partake in during your stay.

 

Kayaking and Rafting

Viewing Lake Clark National Park and Preserve by water is an unparalleled experience. Whether you are seeking a tranquil paddle or a thrilling river run, Twin Lake is a great place to plan your adventure.

 

Sport Fishing

Both novice and veteran fishers can enjoy sport fishing in this remote wilderness location.

 

Experience Wilderness in Hope Creek Valley

If you are up for an invigorating hike, the Hope Creek Valley trail climbs through the lush landscape and features impressive, jagged peaks emerging through the clouds and the sound of Hope Creek rushing below.

 

Hike Towards Cowgill Benches

This leisurely trail from the Hope Creek campground leads you to Cowgill Benches, which is the perfect place to pick berries in the late summer and fall, indulge in gorgeous views, and experience rugged Alaskan wilderness.

 

Richard L. Proenneke Cabin

You can experience the home of Alaska’s foremost wilderness icon, Richard L. Proenneke, who built this cabin by hand. Located on the south shore of Upper Twin Lake, Proenneke’s wilderness home showcases his remarkable craftsmanship and reflects his unshakeable wilderness ethic.

 

Project Playground

Project Playground at Twin Lakes provides children of all ages and abilities a place to stimulate their minds and imaginations — and is arguably Alaska’s premier playground.  Since its construction the playground has been enjoyed by thousands of Juneau’s children and visitors.

 

Top 5 Landmarks in Juneau

Alaska’s capital city boats everything you envision about the state’s natural beauty: snow-capped mountain peaks, immense glaciers, and a wide array of wildlife. Whether you’re interested in nature and wildlife outings, exploring the local art and culture, understanding Juneau’s rich historical background, or all of the above, there is no shortage of sites to explore in Alaska’s capital. To help you plan your visit, below are five Juneau landmarks that you will not want to miss!

 

Mendenhall Glacier

Juneau has countless scenic areas where visitors can experience breathtaking Alaskan landscapes. The Mendenhall Glacier, for instance, spans over twelve miles — from the Juneau Icefield to Mendenhall Lake. Tourists can explore the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center free of charge and learn about this unique and spectacular region. Rangers also monitor the visitor center and are available to answer questions about the glacier and the wildlife that inhabit the area. During your visit, make sure you also see the breathtaking Nugget Falls — a 377 foot tall waterfall that cascades into Mendenhall Lake.

 

Mount Roberts

Mount Roberts is just east of downtown Juneau, making it easily accessible to visitors. In fact, the trailhead is located just after the trestle bridge on Basin Creek Road, making it very easy to locate. The mountain is 3,819 feet in elevation, which certainly makes it a challenging climb, but the initial ascent is much more benign than its counterpart, Mount Juneau.

The total length of the climb amounts to approximately five miles. There is a steady rock incline, which makes this trail both challenging an invigorating. You will certainly feel accomplished once you make it to the top!

For those unable to complete the full hike, there is the Mount Roberts Tramway, which transports tourists from sea level to 1800 feet up the mountain. Taking the Tramway is also a wonderful experience and a more leisurely way to take in the beautiful views awaiting you at the top of the mountain.

 

Alaska State Capital

Immerse yourself in the rich, local history of Juneau at the Alaska State Capitol. From May through September guided tours are available to provide you with more information about Alaska and its government.

 

Top 5 Helicopter Tours in Juneau

Juneau and its frozen surroundings are awe-inspiring from the ground, but to really get a sense of the vastness of Alaska, you need to take to the skies. A helicopter tour is the perfect way to add a bit of adrenaline to your time in Juneau. Here, we’ve put together some of the most popular helicopter tours from Juneau. Happy flying!

Short Ice Field Helicopter Tours

Juneau is surrounded by some of Alaska’s most impressive ice fields, and the best way to see them is by helicopter. Popular options include trips over the fields towards the glaciers of Herbert, Taku, Lemon and Norris. Whichever one you go for, all feature stunning views of sprawling ice fields framed by snow-capped mountains. Expect the tour to take around an hour, and include at least one landing on your glacier of choice.

We can help you find the best helicopter tours of the Herbert, Taku Lemons and Norris glaciers throughout the high season if you have limited time in Juneau.

Extended Glacier Helicopter Tours

If just an hour isn’t enough, then consider taking a longer, full or half day tour of the ice fields surrounding Juneau’s glaciers. Our experienced concierge team is happy to arrange multi-stop trips at popular glaciers like Lemons, Norris, Herbert and Taku. These longer tours should typically include a short hike on at least one of the glaciers themselves.

These trips usually include around two hours of hiking on a glacier of your choice, depending on weather. Bear in mind that the hikes are usually around 2 miles, which can be surprisingly hard-going on the ice. If you’re not in reasonable physical condition, consider opting for a shorter trip.

Helicopter and Dog Sledding Tours

If a helicopter trip isn’t enough to get your heart pounding, then why not consider combing your excursion with a spot of dog sledding? After seeing the incredible landscape surrounding Juneau from the air, you’ll then have the opportunity to sled across the other-worldly terrain with the help of a few adorable huskies! These combination trips are extremely popular, and it’s best to book well in advance if possible. Expect the round trip to take anywhere between an hour and a half and three hours.

There are three hour helicopter and dog sledding tours on the Herbert Glacier. As mentioned before, book early or you might miss out.

The Pinnacle Experience

If you’d rather see more than just the glaciers and ice fields, consider taking a customizable tour of the coast, alpine interior and even to the Canadian border. These tours go for three hours, and circle around some of the most extreme landscape around Juneau. They include two landings at spots of your choice, with options including waterfalls, glacial lakes and remote woodland areas.

Mendenhall Glacier Tour

The imposing Mendenhall Glacier is easily Juneau’s most well-trodden attraction, but how many visitors get the chance to see this behemoth from the air? A helicopter tour of the Mendenhall Glacier can be one of the most rewarding experiences during your time in Juneau, offering views few people get to see.

We can set you on two and a half hour tours that start from the Mt. Roberts Tramway, and include a half hour hike on the glacier itself.

If you’re interested in any of these tours please get in touch with us! Our concierge can manage the bookings, coordinate pick up and we have special deals with some of them!

Top 8 Cultural Things to Do In Juneau

Alaska has a history and culture as vast and beautiful as its landscape. From indigenous culture to the remnants of the Russian era, there’s a lot for visitors to soak in. As the state capital, Juneau has a great array of cultural opportunities, including a good mix of museums and other cultural sites.

 

Alaska State Museum

The recently expanded Alaska State Museum has both permanent and temporary exhibits on pretty much every aspect of local history and culture. Set aside a few hours, and take your time perusing the fascinating mix of exhibits. During the summer months, the museum also hosts regular cultural events, including music and other performances.

 

Juneau-Douglas City Museum

If you’re keen to learn a thing or two about local history, then hit up the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. This small museum packs a big punch, with great exhibitions on Juneau’s culture and industry. Some of their most interesting exhibits look at Juneau’s transformation from tiny settlement to a booming mining and fishing city.

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is open all year round, and entry is free during low season.

 

Alaskan Brewery Company

Drink some real Alaskan culture at the Alaskan Brewery Company. The state’s oldest brewery, these guys can really make a good beer, in part thanks to unique ingredients like Sitka spruce and pure glacier water. They also produce a great mix of seasonal specials, so there’s always something new to try.

Alaskan Brewery Company has a store in the center of town, where you can pick up some great souvenirs and gifts. From there, it’s possible to take a free shuttle out to the brewery, which offers both tours and tastings.

 

Juneau Arts and Culture Center

There’s always something interesting on at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. This is the place to be if you’re interested in contemporary culture, or see the work of up-and-coming Alaskan artists. The best time to visit is the first Friday of every month, when they usually inaugurate their latest rotating exhibitions.

 

Sealaska Heritage Institute

The Sealaska Heritage Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting south-eastern Alaskan indigenous culture. Their exhibits include some fascinating historic artifacts, and special events are often held during the summer months.

 

Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church

The historic Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church is a reminder of Alaska’s Russian history, and a key landmark in Juneau. Well over a century old, the church boasts impressive Russian colonial-era architecture, replete with a gleaming golden dome. During high season the church is open daily to visitors, and has an attached gift shop.

 

Fireside Lecture at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

Every week, the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center puts on its traditional fireside lecture. The lectures usually focus on some aspect of local history or natural heritage. These talks have been taking place for around five decades, and are a great opportunity to meet locals.

 

Gustavus

The small community of Gustavus is located just outside Juneau, at the mouth of Glacier Bay. It’s a popular day trip thanks to its charming culture and welcoming locals. Downtown, you can find some interesting gift shops offering unique local pottery.

What’s new in Juneau Summer 2018

Summer is approaching, which means Juneau is getting ready for action. Alaska’s state capital really comes to life in the summer months, when locals take advantage of the good weather to get out and enjoy the best Juneau has to offer.

 

Check out some of the big events coming up around Juneau this year!

 

Historic Downtown Walking Tours

Throughout the summer months, local guides are available three days a week to welcome visitors and show them around town. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday tours run from 1:30-3:00pm, starting at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Join an enthusiastic local and get the inside knowledge of this warm community. The tour ends at the Capital Inn, where afternoon tea is available. All are welcome to attend, with tickets for adults costing $25, and kids for $20. The walk itself is pretty accessible for the most part, though some stretches include uneven pavement and moderate inclinations. Find more information here.

 

Please bear in mind no tours run on the 4th of July.

 

Gold Rush Days

Learn about the history of Juneau and get to know some locals at the annual Gold Rush Days. The two days of festivities take place over June 16-17 at Savikko Park. Along with exhibits, there’s local food, plus games and competitions. Try your hand at the mining skills competition, or unleash your inner lumberjack at the logging tournament. Gold Rush Days is a family-friendly event, and all are welcome. Best of all, entry is free! Find out more here.

 

GLITZ Drag Show

Who says Alaskans can’t party? On June 17 the Centennial Hall Convention Center will host the fourth annual Juneau GLITZ Drag Show. Expect a night of fun and comedy, with all proceeds going towards supporting Juneau Pride SEAGLA. Prices start at $15, and more details can be found here.

 

Ken Leghorn Memorial Pack Creek Paddle Trip

In the summer months, Juneau is a haven for water sports and adventure. The Ken Leghorn Memorial Pack Creek paddle trip takes place throughout summer, and offers budding adventurers the chance to spend three days paddling around the Pack Creek Bear Sanctuary on Admiralty Island. Spend two nights camping with a small group and professional guide. The trip costs a hefty $550, but the float plane trip, food and kayaking gear are all included. Places are extremely limited, and you can find more information here.

 

Icy Strait Point Tours

Learn all about native Tlingit culture while soaking up some of Alaska’s most inspiring wilderness at Icy Straight Point. The site of a historic salmon cannery, Icy Straight Point is managed by a native owned and operated company, which commits to using all profits to support the local community. The offer cruises from Juneau to Icy Straight Point, where visitors can check out an immaculately preserved industrial frontier settlement. The entire settlement revolved around the now preserved cannery. Along with nature trails and tours of the settlement, they also boast some of the best halibut pizzas anywhere in Alaska. Find out more about Icy Straight Point tours here.