Anchors Away: A Cruise Visitor’s Guide to Unforgettable Adventures in Juneau, Alaska

Welcome ashore, cruise enthusiasts! As your ship docks in the stunning port of Juneau, Alaska, get ready to immerse yourself in a world of captivating experiences. Above & Beyond Alaska is your guide to navigating the treasures of Juneau from a cruise, ensuring your time ashore is filled with unforgettable adventures.

Juneau’s Unique Allure

Known as the capital city of Alaska, Juneau is embraced by stunning wilderness, including lush forests, towering mountains, and icy glaciers. The city itself weaves a rich tapestry of history, with influences from Native Alaskan heritage, Russian legacy, and the Gold Rush era. Keep an eye out for the iconic Mount Roberts Tramway ascending the mountainside, a thrilling introduction to the city’s panoramic views and an exhilarating start to your Alaskan adventure.

Natural Surroundings: Juneau’s Postcard Scene

As your ship approaches the port, the natural beauty of Juneau unfolds before you. Take in the picturesque downtown, framed by lush mountains and crowned by the iconic Mount Roberts Tramway. Keep an eye out for the abundant wildlife and sea creatures, adding a touch of serenity to the rugged landscape that surrounds Juneau. The fusion of urban charm and untamed wilderness paints a captivating visual tapestry, setting the stage for your exploration ashore.

Cruise Ship in Tracy Arm Fjord
Cruise Ship Navigating Tracy Arm Fjord

Historic Stroll: Downtown Juneau Exploration

Take a leisurely stroll through downtown Juneau and step back in time. Discover the city’s rich history through its charming streets, lined with colorful storefronts and historic buildings. Immerse yourself in the living history of Juneau as you encounter iconic landmarks scattered throughout the downtown landscape. Stand in awe before the Alaska State Capitol, a prominent symbol of political significance nestled amidst the picturesque surroundings. Then extend your exploration to the legendary Red Dog Saloon, where the echoes of the frontier spirit and tales from the Gold Rush era linger within the very walls of this historic establishment.

Sky-High Thrills: Float Plane Tours Over Glaciers

Elevate your cruise experience with a bird’s-eye view of Juneau’s icy wonders. We offer exhilarating floatplane tours that soar over glaciers, providing a panoramic spectacle of Alaska’s rugged beauty. Marvel at the vastness of Norris Glacier from the skies, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Complement your aerial adventure with a unique paddling experience. Upon landing, our pack rafts await, ready to take you on a tranquil journey to Norris Glacier. Paddle through pristine waters surrounded by towering ice formations, feeling the crisp air and serenity that can only be experienced on the water. This is your chance to touch the icy grandeur, a hands-on exploration that adds a layer of intimacy to your Alaskan odyssey.

We can pick you up at the docks and whisk you away to adventure.
Learn more about our Float Plane, Glacier Hike & Packraft Trip to Norris Glacier.

Alaska seaplane tour departure for wilderness tour with Above & Beyond Alaska to the Fortress of the Bears near Juneau, Alaska.
Alaska seaplane and float plane tours from Juneau, Alaska with wilderness tour experts at Above & Beyond Alaska.

Stunning Spout Spectacle: Watch Whales’ Aerial Display From A Kayak

Paddle right into a maritime odyssey with our whale-watching tours, where the ocean’s gentle giants take center stage. Marvel at humpback whales breaching and orcas gracefully gliding through the crystalline waters. With our experienced guides leading the way, you’ll have a front-row seat to nature’s breathtaking aerial ballet. Your kayak becomes the perfect vessel to witness these magnificent creatures in their untamed, natural habitat.

Kayaking in Alaska
Paddling Kayaks through Whale Country

Culinary Delights: Juneau’s Seafood Scene

Embark on a delectable journey through Juneau’s seafood scene, savoring the authentic flavors of Alaska’s coastal treasures. Discover a plethora of seafood restaurants scattered throughout the city, each offering a taste of the region’s freshest catches. Dive into culinary excellence with renowned establishments such as Tracy’s King Crab Shack, where Alaskan king crab takes center stage, providing a succulent feast for seafood enthusiasts. For a delightful salmon experience, venture to Deckhand Dave’s Fish Tacos, where locally sourced salmon is transformed into a mouthwatering masterpiece. Venture to The Hangar On The Wharf for a delightfully unique experience, for varied fare & 20+ beers on tap in a converted airplane hangar (with large windows) on a wooden pier.

Whether you’re a seafood aficionado or a culinary explorer, Juneau’s seafood offerings promise a gastronomic adventure that harmonizes perfectly with your exploration of the breathtaking region.

Retail Therapy: Souvenir Shopping in Juneau

No cruise visit is truly fulfilled without a touch of retail therapy, and Juneau stands ready to indulge your shopping desires. Dive into a shopping extravaganza as you explore the myriad souvenir shops scattered throughout the city, each offering a kaleidoscope of unique Alaskan treasures. Here, shopping becomes a treasure hunt, promising delightful discoveries at every turn.

ABAK has a retail shop with gear to commemorate your adventure here in Juneau.

Embark on Your Juneau Adventure! Let Above & Beyond Alaska Be Your Guide

Above & Beyond Alaska ensures your cruise stop in Juneau is filled with thrilling adventures and memorable moments. Whether you seek the heights of glacier vistas or the depths of whale-filled waters, our guided tours promise an immersive experience of Alaska’s unparalleled beauty.