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Juneau Shore Excursion: Gold Panning and Salmon Bake Combo Tour

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    While you’re in port in Juneau, a true Alaskan experience can be yours! By day you’re as a gold miner, ravaging Gold Creek and Last Chance Basin for pieces of gold; by night you’re a true Alaskan, eating fresh seafood at a traditional salmon bake. 

After pickup from the cruise port, your guide takes you on a brief city tour of Juneau, Alaska’s capital. From there, continue to Gold Creek and Last Chance Basin and soak up all there is to know about gold panning, the simplest form of gold mining. After learning the ropes, try it on your own — finders, keepers! You’ll receive an Orelove Brothers Gold Claim Certificate as proof of your discoveries.
    

Then, travel by bus to the traditional Alaskan salmon bake. Your lunch or dinner (depending on your choice of tour time) includes grilled salmon, Cheechako chicken, Chilkoot baked beans, Tongass wild-rice pilaf, Alyeska au gratin potatoes and more. Eat as much as you like, and then toast marshmallows by the fire.
    After your meal, you can check out the historic Wagner Mine and peek inside its entrance, or take a snapshot by the Salmon Creek waterfall. But don’t miss the chance to watch Doug Chilton, a Tlingit Master Carver, and his son, work on two 10-foot-tall (3-meter-tall) cedar totem poles and silver jewelry. Feel free to ask them questions about their craft, and pick up original works of art from the gift shop.
    You can take the shuttle back to the port whenever you wish. Buses run based off of cruise schedules for the day.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Juneau port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Awesome experience. With the help of tour guide, I learned how to pan gold and found GOLD.....and enjoyed a wonderful salmon bake as well.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Wanda C
    AlaskaTravelAdv, Director of Sales at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thanks for sharing! Glad you enjoyed it. Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Our guide was Sterling and he made the adventure so much fun! He told the history of the region, along with personal stories that kept us laughing the whole time. Once we arrived, he demonstrated the process for panning and helped anyone that needed it....More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank sranel
    AlaskaTravelAdv, Director of Sales at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for the review and recommendation. I will let Sterling know you enjoyed the tour! Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Sterling was an amazing guide! Great personality and be new his stuff! I can't wait to tell everyone about it and suggest it to them! I still definitely do it again!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Christopher F
    AlaskaTravelAdv, Director of Sales at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    I'll pass along your kind words to Sterling! Thanks for sharing, glad you enjoyed! Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing

    Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    My family of 18 signed up for this adventure as part of an Alaskan Cruise on July 9, 2019. Our group was split and half of us were assigned to go with Matt (big guy with a beard and long ponytail) It was obvious from...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Marcia J
    AlaskaTravelAdv, Director of Sales at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    I am so sorry you had that experience. I will address your concerns with Matt and the company as a whole. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Sincerely, Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing

    Reviewed June 20, 2019 via mobile

    The gold panning was fun but not in a great spot. There was not enough room for all the people that were there. It only lasted an hour. The Salmon bake was not so good. The Salmon was of poor quality and had very little...More

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    AlaskaTravelAdv, Director of Sales & Marketing at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2019

    Not certain what is considered "poor quality". We serve wild caught Coho salmon at the venue. Sorry, you were disappointed. Thank you for sharing. Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing

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