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Juneau Port of Call

Glacier Bay, Alaska © National Park Service

Juneau, Alaska's capitol city stretching along a narrow strip between mountains and the Gastineau Channel, is an unexpectedly cosmopolitan port stop on Inside Passage cruises. Mountains and stretches of wilderness cut off any land access to Juneau making it very reliant on its cruise industry.
Juneau's best attractions lie in the scenery surrounding it; some of the best are longer excursions, but quick popular trips include riding Mount Roberts Tramway for an eagle's eye view of the city, or visiting nearby Mendenhall Glacier.
Several ships can dock at the terminal located just next to downtown. When the docks are full, which is often in peak season, ships anchor in the harbour and tender passengers in. The town can get incredibly crowded on days in the peak cruise season.


Tourist Kiosk

101 Egan Dr or at Davis Log Cabin Visitor Information Center on 134 Third Street

Tel: +1 (907) 586 2201


From the cruise docks, downtown Juneau is a short walk, although shuttle buses are available for nasty weather days. Taxis are also widely available which can take you as far as Mendenhall Glacier. Capitol Transit, the public bus system, traverses the town regularly.


Most cruisers jump into the scenery as fast as possible, either on the tram ride up Mount Roberts from downtown Juneau, or take a quick ride out of town to Mendenhall Glacier, which is Alaska's most popular sight. Places close to town include a great salmon hatchery, an Alaska State Museum and tours of the famous Alaska Brewing Company. Great hikes in Glacier Gardens, river trips and gold panning excursions are just out of downtown.


Red Dog Saloon - Iconic restaurant and bar popular with cruisers

Tracy's King Crab Shack - best seafood in Juneau

Silverbow - The state's oldest bakery

Best Dish

Baked freshly caught wild salmon


There are many small souvenir shops near the cruise terminal. Downtown Franklin Street and Mendenhall Valley both are popular shopping districts both with tourist merchandise and boutique shops. Many art galleries are spread around town including great examples of Native American arts and crafts.

Best Buy

Smoked Salmon or small totem pole


River raft on any class of rapids

Trek the glaciers

Whale Watch up close on a rented boat

Zip through the rainforest in a canopy tour

Helicopter over the glaciers

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