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DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery

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Nice side trip, but watch out for crowds

We visited the hatchery the morning we left Juneau (we had an afternoon flight). We took the bus... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Muslimmomof3
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The Woodlands, Texas
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Good place to start a tour in Juneau. We made a stop here on the way to the Mendenhall Glacier. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jennifer L
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Portland, Oregon
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The Macaulay Salmon Hatchery Visitor's Center offers a unique variety of attractions & a truly Alaskan experience! Get a birds-eye-view of our outdoor hatchery operations while a local guide shares with you the fascinating life cycle of an Alaskan...more
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2697 Channel Dr, Juneau, AK 99801-7813
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the hatchery the morning we left Juneau (we had an afternoon flight). We took the bus. Just let the bus driver know you're going there and he/she will announce it and tell you how to get there. There's an intro talk and then...More

Thank Muslimmomof3
DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Muslimmomof3, Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to start a tour in Juneau. We made a stop here on the way to the Mendenhall Glacier. It was very informative on the life cycle of salmon in Alaska. Even the way to know the 5 different types of salmon found in...More

Thank Jennifer L
DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Jennifer, thanks for your review. We have abundant information on salmon and sea life made available throughout our visitor center including an extra-detailed slide show, multiple informative signs, a table filled with brochures on various topics relating to fisheries and salmon, three touch-screen kiosks...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

cheap educational stop in Juneau, great for learning about the life cycle of salmon at the hatchery.... everything from almost ready to release to 500,000 baby salmons, exhibits are informative and the hands on touch sea creatures (starfish, urchins and others) was really fun! Also...More

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DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Lynda K, thanks for your review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit and learn about salmon recovery and restocking. We are glad we visited. We are glad we visited.

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DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello paullsoucy, Thanks for your review! We are glad you visited too!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

although the guide we had for a 2 hr tour-semi self guided was very good.as visitors we were surprised we were excluded from the more detailed tour )"as "we would no;t understand what the guide was presenting.. obviously for us this was a real turn...More

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DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello jackpine2, We apologize for the inconvenience but Alaska Wild Salmon Day was advertised here properly, with us providing extended tours for locals to show our appreciation for community support and educate locals on our operation who may not have been familiar with it. Also,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

$5 per person fee to see the hatchery - they have a salmon ladder and one sees the room with tanks each with over 250,000 tiny salmon. This was in early August. There is a nice ten minute or so talk by a guide. It's...More

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DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello BettendorfTraveler, We offer one of the least expensive experiences in Alaska, and we are a non-profit organization with the goal of enhancing wild salmon stocks for all fisherman! While we are a working hatchery first and foremost, we take pride in our organization and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group tour made a stop here. It was better than I expected (I have been to others). The guide explained what they do and the life cycle of salmon. One can watch the salmon in the fish ladder as well as the pens where...More

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DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello fuzzfred, We also have 14 aquariums representing about 150 species of local marine life, a slideshow with a lot more details on our operation (including pictures), a gift shop filled with locally made and salmon-themed goods, salmon jerky samples and complimentary coffee! Thanks for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The workers were very knowledgeable and professional. It was amazing to see so many salmon. The exhibits were informative and interesting.

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DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello dukrop, Thanks so much for your review!

Reviewed 18 August 2018

Well run fish hatchery that takes you through the whole process. Nice exhibits and excellent staff willing to answer all questions. The bonus was that some spawning salmon were making their way back.

Thank Ken A
DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Ken A, Thanks so much for your review!

Reviewed 18 August 2018

This was tacked on to a cruise tour I did and I had very little interest in it but was pleasantly surprised. The tour was well done and I actually learned a lot! I would highly recommend going there and if you wanted to see...More

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DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Christine C, Thanks for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your time here and learned a lot!

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ggd
12 May 2017|
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Response from DIPACtours | Property representative |
Hello ggd! We are located 3-5 miles from the cruise ship terminals, depending on where your ship moors. There are several options for getting to the hatchery including taxis, trolleys and buses. But the best option is to... More
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Odyssey146802
17 February 2017|
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Response from DIPACtours | Property representative |
Good Morning Angie, thank you for your interest in the hatchery! In regards to your questions, there are several transportation options. If you are arriving via cruise ship the best option is to buy a tour on board your... More
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thunder1
30 December 2016|
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July is a great month to visit the hatchery! Our chum salmon are typically here in full force, and we usually have quite a few large adult king salmon in the holding tanks outside as well. If you scroll through our photos... More
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