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Things to do in Juneau

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Tracy Arm Fjord , Juneau
At the end of Tracy Arm Fjord are the mighty twin Sawyer Glaciers, which are actively calving. You can see chunks of ice, some the size of a
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Located just 19 km (12 mi) from downtown Juneau, Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center attracts visitors with its deep blue sheets of ice. Begin
Tours from $63
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Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
This wildlife viewing excursion takes you on a journey to see two of the major highlights in Southeast Alaska. You will be guided to the Mendenhall Glacier for a 45 minute self-exploration followed by our wildlife whale watching tour. Once you have had a chance to explore the glacier park on your own, we will take you to the whale watching harbor where you will come aboard one of our state-of-the-art vessels to search for majestic Humpback Whales and other water wildlife we may find along the way. Our expert captains and naturalists are so familiar with these amazing creatures that we can actually guarantee you will see whales in their natural habitat from a safe distance. Our boats are equipped with restrooms and heated cabins to make this journey extra comfortable. Our fleet of fast jet boats all have plenty of outdoor deck space so you can choose to watch the wildlife in the open air or from the comfort of the cabin. This is an Alaskan adventure you won't want to miss!
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Search for the largest local residents, the gigantic humpbacks, on a whale-watching tour from Juneau. From a comfortable lookout point on a c
Tours from $135
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Sawyer Glacier , Juneau
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Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects. Perhaps the most striking thing about the city is that there are no roads connecting it to the rest of the state, forcing most people to arrive by boat or aircraft. The size of the city is also remarkable; at 7,036 sq km (2,717 sq mi), it is almost as large as Rhode Island and Delaware combined. Juneau is perhaps one of the country's most scenic state capitals, surrounded by natural beauty with a downtown area nestled below steep mountains. Its landscape offers visitors on vacation a full outdoor itinerary, including whale watching, fishing, kayaking, and hiking. Though Juneau is best known for its natural delights, the city center boasts attractions like museums, galleries, and historical sites. Arrange all the small, but important details of your Juneau trip itinerary using our United States day trip website.

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Places to visit with Juneau

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Where to stay in Juneau

For easy access to the best of Juneau’s cultural attractions, dining options, and historical pubs, consider paying extra to stay in a downtown hotel while on vacation. A bed and breakfast or lodge farther out of town provides the great views and outdoor experience for which Alaska is famed. Before booking a lodge, check carefully how far it is from the city center. Distances on maps of a state and city this big can be deceptive.
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