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.

Featured Activites

Flightseeing/Glacier Tour

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.

Mendenhall Glacier

A short drive from downtown Juneau brings you to the Mendenhall Glacier where wildlife viewing, hiking and photo opportunities are plentiful.

Tracy Arm

Take a full-day boat tour to Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness area and experience tidewater glaciers, granite fjords, whales and other wildlife.

Whale Watching

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.

Featured Wildlife

Humpback Whales

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

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.

Explore Juneau

Plan Your Trip

Above & Beyond Alaska — Guided sea kayaking and glacier hikes, overnight and multi-day expeditions, rental and retail outdoor gear, as well as water taxis.

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.

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 Coastal Quest — Schedule cruises and charters aboard our 60' 12 passenger charter yacht designed specifically for eco-tours in Southeast Alaska. The vessel, Misty Fiord, has five staterooms, each with its own toilet and shower. The owner/operator, Dale Philman, is an Alaskan Native and lifetime mariner. His background includes 15 years of commercial fishing and 10 years with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game as a captain and fisheries biologist. Trips focus on wildlife, scenery, Native culture and history. Shore boats include a zodiac and kayaks.

Alaska Fly Fishing Goods — 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.

Alaska Zipline Adventures — We invite you to experience the ultimate adventure, zipping through the trees on this award winning and unique tour in Juneau, Alaska! The founders of Alaska Zipline Adventures, Rachel and Matt DeSpain, began their adventure business in 2005, when the zipline industry was just booming. Today, new owners Gin and Davy Anderson are excited to carry the torch and continue to give travelers to Juneau an unforgettable experience!

All Aboard Yacht Charters — Our Alaska Cruise will provide memories that will last a lifetime. With our years of experience we will take you to the out of the way places few people ever see. Our Alaska Cruises are designed for all ages and abilities and for those people who would really like to experience "Alaska up close and personal."

Coastal Helicopters Inc. — We are a community conscience helicopter operator located in Juneau, Alaska, providing year round charter support to local businesses and summer time tours for any visitors to our great city. We provide several varieties of tours, our two most popular being the Icefield Excursion glacier landing and walkabout, and the Dog Sledding tour on the Herbert Glacier.

Dolphin Jet Boat Tours — We offer whale watching in Juneau on small boats that are designed with water jet drives to ensure quiet underwater operation without dangerous propellers that may frighten or harm the animals. We also offer trips to Mendenhall Glacier and to the salmon hatchery in Juneau.

Explorer Yacht Charters — Providing personalized yacht cruises in Southeast Alaska with a professional crew since 1996. Available activities: - Whale Watching - Kayaking - Guided Hikes - Fishing, crabbing, shrimping - Nature Photography.

Foggy Mountain Shop — Outfit your Alaskan expedition.  High-quality rain gear and technical clothing, in addition to climbing, skiing, and other backcountry gear.

Gastineau Guiding Company — Southeast Alaska's most recommended professional outfitter guide & tour company. Our day trips feature small-group, fully-guided wilderness experiences for participants of all ages and abilities.  Each tour is limited to no more than 14 people per guide and is led by a certified interpretative guide to some of Juneau's top wilderness & wildlife attractions: Whale watching in Stephens Passage, hiking at the Mendenhall Glacier, and natural interpretation at the Nature Center located atop the Mt. Roberts Tram. All tours are operated under special use permit with the USFS, within the Tongass National Forest.

Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventures — Welcome to Glacier Gardens! One man's vision for a stream reclamation project is a uniquely designed botanical garden nestled in the midst of the mighty Tongass National Rainforest. Glacier Gardens' central location allows for easily pairing our tour with other attractions and city combination tours and we can serve as an alternate for tours canceled by inclement weather. The Gardens tour is designed to accommodate guests with limited mobility as well as the Alaskan adventure seeker! Open: May 15th through September 25th Hours: 9am- 6pm Admission: Adults $24.95 Children 2-12 $15.95 (infant free).

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 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.

Orca Enterprises — Orca Enterprises operates Southeast Alaska's most recommended professional whale watching tours. Enjoy whale watching on our comfortable, mammal friendly, handicap accessible jet boats and leave the crowds behind. Captain Larry, an internationally renowned whale watching captain, accompanied by a professional tour guide/naturalist, bring years of knowledge and experience to your personalized excursion. Come with us for the whale watching and wildlife adventure of a lifetime.

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.

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