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If you're wondering what to do in Juneau, the answer is - a lot! The bigger question is "where to start?"
The obvious, must-do activity is checking out the glaciers. Mendenhall Glacier is our most popular attraction, and when you see this thing you'll know why. At its widest point, the glacier is about a half mile wide, with ice 300 to 1,800 feet deep. The fact that something that big can still move is pretty magnificent.
But the Mendenhall is literally just the tip of the iceberg; it's part of the much larger Juneau Icefield, an area of myriad glaciers including Taku, Eagle, and Herbert. You can explore these mighty 'bergs on any one of our locally operated tours, including aerial tours - very cool.
Get here at the right time of year, and you're bound to see whales. Humpbacks and orcas (think Shamu) congregate in the calm waters and put on quite a show. Hop on a boat and go whale watching for a classic Juneau adventure. Seriously, it's something you won't want to miss.
You don't have to be an "outdoorsy" type to enjoy our
outdoor adventures, and you'll truly miss out on the beauty of Juneau if you pass on these activities. Try hiking, rafting, kayaking and even ziplining. And even if you've never cast a reel in your life, you ought to try the fishing around here - it's prevalent and incredible - if only to have a story about the one that got away.
Or, get the best of all worlds just the way you want it with a custom cruise charter. You'll get hooked up with knowledgeable locals who will show you the best of Juneau. Hiking, whale watching, fishing, spectacular photography, or any combination of these and more. Whatever you want, Juneau tour operators are accommodating and happy to deliver.
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