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Juneau Shore Excursion: Gold Panning and Salmon Bake Combo Tour

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    While you’re in port in Juneau, a true Alaskan experience can be yours! By day you’re as a gold miner, ravaging Gold Creek and Last Chance Basin for pieces of gold; by night you’re a true Alaskan, eating fresh seafood at a traditional salmon bake. 

After pickup from the cruise port, your guide takes you on a brief city tour of Juneau, Alaska’s capital. From there, continue to Gold Creek and Last Chance Basin and soak up all there is to know about gold panning, the simplest form of gold mining. After learning the ropes, try it on your own — finders, keepers! You’ll receive an Orelove Brothers Gold Claim Certificate as proof of your discoveries.
    

Then, travel by bus to the traditional Alaskan salmon bake. Your lunch or dinner (depending on your choice of tour time) includes grilled salmon, Cheechako chicken, Chilkoot baked beans, Tongass wild-rice pilaf, Alyeska au gratin potatoes and more. Eat as much as you like, and then toast marshmallows by the fire.

    After your meal, you can check out the historic Wagner Mine and peek inside its entrance, or take a snapshot by the Salmon Creek waterfall. But don’t miss the chance to watch Doug Chilton, a Tlingit Master Carver, and his son, work on two 10-foot-tall (3-meter-tall) cedar totem poles and silver jewelry. Feel free to ask them questions about their craft, and pick up original works of art from the gift shop.

    You can take the shuttle back to the port whenever you wish. Buses run based off of cruise schedules for the day.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Juneau port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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    Departure Point
    Mount Roberts Tramway, 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
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    After booking, you will be provided with the local supplier's contact information so you can specify a pickup time from the port.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • All necessary equipment
    • Local guide for gold panning
    • Buffet lunch or dinner depending on option selected
    • Port pickup and drop-off
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    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers MUST provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Children 13-17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate in the absence of a parent or guardian
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 4 September 2019

    Having signed up for ATA's gold panning and salmon bake combo, we met our guide right on schedule on a mid-week afternoon at the tramway station near the docks. Our guide was Garrett, and he provided an interesting running commentary as we drove through the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank kay-cee-1138
    Reviewed 24 August 2019

    Sterling was amazing! He was full of funny stories and really knew the history of the area. He obviously loves his job and people. The salmon bake was absolutely delicious and set in a beautiful forest setting complete with a waterfall!

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    AlaskaTravelAdv, Director of Sales at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2019

    Thanks for sharing!!

    Reviewed 30 July 2019

    Awesome experience. With the help of tour guide, I learned how to pan gold and found GOLD.....and enjoyed a wonderful salmon bake as well.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Wanda C
    AlaskaTravelAdv, Director of Sales at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2019

    Thanks for sharing! Glad you enjoyed it. Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing

    Reviewed 30 July 2019

    Our guide was Sterling and he made the adventure so much fun! He told the history of the region, along with personal stories that kept us laughing the whole time. Once we arrived, he demonstrated the process for panning and helped anyone that needed it....More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank sranel
    AlaskaTravelAdv, Director of Sales at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2019

    Thank you for the review and recommendation. I will let Sterling know you enjoyed the tour! Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing

    Reviewed 27 July 2019

    Sterling was an amazing guide! Great personality and be new his stuff! I can't wait to tell everyone about it and suggest it to them! I still definitely do it again!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Christopher F
    AlaskaTravelAdv, Director of Sales at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2019

    I'll pass along your kind words to Sterling! Thanks for sharing, glad you enjoyed! Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing

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