Travel through Juneau's downtown to the Mendenhall Glacier. Stroll the many walkways or enjoy the Visitor Center, then board your motorcoach for a trip to a traditional Alaskan Salmon Bake. At the Gold Creek Salmon Bake, wild Alaskan caught salmon is grilled over an open alderwood fire. Enjoy the Bonanza barbecued ribs, Cheechako baked chicken, Chilkoot baked beans, Tongass wild-rice pilaf, a variety of fresh salads, corn bread, blueberry cake, and lemonade, coffee or tea. Beer and wine are available for an additional charge. Dine beside Salmon Creek, nestled in the lush foliage of Southeast Alaska's rainforest, under translucent domes that protect you rain or shine. Afterwards, roast marshmallows over a crackling campfire and view the beautiful Salmon Creek waterfall; remnants of the historic Wagner Mine can also be seen. Return to your ship at your leisure aboard one of the Salmon Bake shuttle buses. Note: The salmon served is always wild Alaskan Salmon. This tour operates in all weather conditions. For more details about this tour please visit: www.bestofalaskatours.com
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Customer Reviews for Mendenhall Glacier & Salmon Bake
We loved this......Enjoy your trip to Mendenhall Glacier, and then relax and enjoy the salmon bake.....and short hike to gold panning and waterfall..............was awesome.....roasting marshmellows.......loved this.....one of our favroites as well.......
I'd definitely recommend this tour! There were three stops.
First Stop: Mendenhall Glacier. Beautiful! We spent about an hour and 15 minutes there. It was just enough time to go to Photo Point and walk the Moraine Ecology Trail and Steep Creek Trail to watch salmon swim upstream. We also walked part of the Trail of Time but turned back when we realized we didn't have time to do the whole thing.
Second Stop: Macaulay Salmon Hatchery. Stayed about 40 minutes. This was a bit of a surprise since it's not mentioned in the description. It was great to see all the salmon swimming home and the hatchery process. The hatchery staff were great and answered all questions.
Last Stop: Gold Creek Salmon Bake. Delicious food and great atmosphere. It's a short walk to the waterfall and gold panning spot. This is the end of the line for the tour. Buses leave every 15 minutes to take you downtown or to the pier.
The Mendenhall Glacier was absolutely gorgeous. Make sure to stop by the visitor's center for maps and lots of educational info. Our tour started with the Juneau salmon hatchery. Not the best stop, but educational and a great place to pick up souvenirs. Then we had a couple of hours at the Glacier, then moved onto the Salmon Bake. The atmosphere was great, the staff was very polite and helpful. Food was wonderful, traditional Alaskan cuisine. And the shuttle to return to your boat came about every 5-10 minutes, which made it perfect to get back on time.