Lake Mendenhall Glacier, © Can Stock / mscornelius
Visit Juneau – Mendenhall Glacier
Lake Mendenhall Glacier – This is a 12 mile arm of the Juneau Glacier. The Mendenhall Glacier ends when it runs into Mendenhall Lake. Mendenhall Glacier is the most popular tourist attraction for people who visit Juneau. The glacier is about 20 minutes north of Juneau. Take a shuttle bus from the cruise ship dock to the Lake Mendenhall Visitor Center or join an organized tour. Try Juneau in One Day: Mendenhall Glacier, Whale Watching and Salmon Bake.
Mount Roberts Tramway view, © Can Stock / jkhowie
Visit Juneau – Mount Roberts Tramway
Catch the Mount Roberts Tramway right at the cruise ship pier. Ride the gondola cable car up to the 2,000 foot level above the city. The Mount Roberts Tramway operates extended hours during the cruise ship season. Your ticket is good for as many rides up and down as you’d like in one day.
Mendenhall Glacier, © Can Stock / keiththompson3
Visit Juneau – Whale Watch
- Juneau Whale Watch tours from Auke Bay, 25 minutes from Juneau. One of the best spots in the world to see humpback whales. Juneau Whale Watch is our #1 recommendation. They pick up at the cruise pier in Juneau and will also take you to Mendenhall Glacier.
- Juneau Helicopter Tour and Guided Icefield Walk
- Day trip to the Pack Creek Brown Bear Viewing Area
- St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Alaska State Capitol, Alaska State Museum