The place to experience a little bit of everything
Juneau is Alaska’s capital and one of the most beautiful capitals in the United States. Larger than the state of Rhode Island, there are a wide variety of exceptional experiences in this small city. One of the unparalleled attractions of the area is a flightseeing tour of the Juneau Icefield. The Mendenhall Glacier is just north of downtown and offers great hiking, animal sightseeing and beautiful photo opportunities. Other tour opportunities include whale watching, visiting Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness where you can see glaciers calve and watching bears at the Pack Creek Brown Bear viewing area. Visitors can also shop, visit museums, dine at restaurants and take in local entertainment. This capital has a little bit of everything to offer a visitor who wants a wide range of opportunities.
Take a helicopter or take a 30-minute floatplane ride to the Pack Creek Brown Bear Viewing Area and see the brown bears of Admiralty Island.
A short drive from downtown Juneau brings you to the Mendenhall Glacier where wildlife viewing, hiking and photo opportunities are plentiful.
Take a full-day boat tour to Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness area and experience tidewater glaciers, granite fjords, whales and other wildlife.
Juneau is an excellent place to take a wildlife cruise to see humpback whales, killer whales, seals and sea lions.
Juneau offers an extensive system of well maintained hiking trails ranging from short, easy walks to full-day summit adventures.
Humpback whale adults range in length from 39-52 feet and weigh approximately 79,000 pounds. The humpback has a distinctive body shape, with unusually long pectoral fins and a knobby head. It is an acrobatic animal, often breaching and slapping the water.
Brown bears are abundant on Admiralty Island near Juneau and can be seen on bear-viewing tours and excursions. They feed on salmon in nearby rivers.
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Above & Beyond Alaska — Guided sea kayaking and glacier hikes, overnight and multi-day expeditions, rental and retail outdoor gear, as well as water taxis.
Alaska Boat & Kayak Shop — Kayak rentals, guided day and overnight trips.
Alaska Charter Boats LLC — Offering multiday sightseeing, whale watching and fishing charters departing and returning to various Tongass National Forest ports. Choose from vessels from 40' to 106' carrying two to 25 guests.
Alaska Fly'n'Fish Charters — Locally owned and operated business specializing in day adventures by float plane with an experienced bush pilot and wilderness guide. Tour options include Pack Creek/Admiralty Island bear viewing, fly-in fly fishing, glacier flightseeing and special charters. Our Cessna 206 floatplane can carry up to five passengers or 800 lbs. weight with window seats and intercom headphones for each passenger.
Admiralty Island Wilderness Homestead — Offering a cozy cottage on the beach, guided marine and wildlife viewing, fishing, kayaking, and walks in the old-growth forest, all on Admiralty Island surrounded by Tongass National Forest Wilderness.
Juneau Boat Charters — Customized multiday boating adventures in southeast Alaska based on clients dream adventures. Outings include sightseeing, whale watching, glacier viewing up close and personal, kayaking and visiting hot springs. We work one-on-one with clients to develop a trip around their desires, while being environmentally friendly.
Kayak Transport Company — Mothership kayaking for up to 6 kayakers for seven days and six nights. Remote locations, comfortable accomodations, good food and nice people. Book early as we fill up every year.
Mountain Flying Service — We offer Glacier Bay flight seeing, air taxi and remote drop offs by ski plane and tundra tires.
Mountain Travel Sobek/ Alaska Discovery — Fully supported expeditions kayaking Alaska's shorelines and rafting Alaska's rivers. Lodge based tours that visit wildlife hotspots and day hiking in southeast Alaska and Denali National Park.
Pack Creek Outfitters — Rental kayaks and camping gear for the Pack Creek Bear Sanctuary, Admiralty National Monument. Guided day trips for hiking and bear viewing at Pack Creek Bear Sanctuary via floatplane from Juneau. Guided expeditions by sea kayak and raft throughout Alaska for custom groups.
Parker Guide Service — Ecotours off a 70 foot yacht for up to 12 passengers. Ports of call include Sitka, Kake, Baranoff Warm Springs, Tracy Arm and Juneau. Create your own itinerary. Perfect for small groups of family and friends who want to customize their own activities.
Southeast Charters, Inc. — Multi-day adventure and exploration trips in the Inside Passage of southeast Alaska and the Tongass National Forest.
Weather Permitting Alaska LLC — High-end personalized whale watching and adventure travel.
Wild Alaska Cruises & Sport Fishing — Multiday fishing and wildlife cruises aboard the excursion yacht "Perseverance." Departures from Juneau, Petersburg, Wrangell and Sitka.