Glassblowing Experience with Alaska Shore Tours
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Glassblowing Experience

Sku: TT18

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Mon - Sun 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Head to Jewell Gardens, just out of town, for a truly one-of-a-kind Skagway glassblowing experience that consistently garners the most glowing reviews of our Skagway shore tours! Explore three acres of beautiful organic gardens in a miniature version of the White Pass train, watch glass artists at work, and enjoy delicious food from fresh garden produce. Finally, best of all, get hands-on in the studio as experienced glass craftsmen guide you through the delicate process of making your own decorative glass ornament, which is carefully packaged and posted to your home address at no extra charge. Previous visitors have consistently reported that this Skagway glassblowing experience is fabulously fun and informative: it’s the surprise hit of many Alaskan vacations!

It’s the exclusivity and intimacy of Skagway shore tours like this one that lends the positive customer satisfaction ratings: Guided by the expert glass artists, each guest participates in the production of an exquisite blown-glass ornament. You’ll choose the design and colors of your own unique creation! Afterward, using a free map as a guide, explore gardens set against the backdrop of majestic mountains and Harding Glacier, and enjoy a scrumptious snack or meal at Poppies Garden Restaurant. Later, you’ll have time to browse the glass gallery and gift shop for hand-blown glasswork to admire or purchase. The Skagway glassblowing experience is a family-friendly excursion, so the kids will be able to make their very own glass ornaments! Indeed, children as young as four years old have loved this experience! It’s recommended that you allow two hours at Jewell Gardens, but this excursion has no official time limit, so you can relax and enjoy this wonderful atmosphere at your leisure. When you return home after your vacation, your glass artworks may already be waiting for you in the mailbox, ready to hang up in a window, float in a garden pond, or hang on the Christmas tree year after year. It’s no wonder that this tour is a major favorite among Skagway shore tours!


If you love seeing the work of master craftspersons and are also heading to Ketchikan, you might want to check out our Totem Bight Historical Park Adventure.

~2 Hour Duration

Stay as long as you like

Ornament Gift Included

Keep your glass-blown creation

A Skagway Favorite

Ranks as our best-reviewed tour

Family Friendly

No minimum age for this tour




Best Value, Town Tours


2 hours

Adult Rate


Child Rate


Minimum Age

While there is no minimum age to join this tour, we find that the glassblowing experience is better suited for children 6 years of age or older.


The facilities are wheelchair accessible and you can even blow glass while in a wheelchair., In the gardens, there are a few narrow pathways to access certain beds that are too narrow for a wheelchair but it won't hinder your overall experience.

Cancellation Policy

In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we always issue a full refund for the tour., Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty., Including 'Flex Cancel' allows refunds up until 24-hours before the tour., Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with 'Flex Cancel') are nonrefundable.

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46 reviews for Glassblowing Experience

  1. 5 out of 5

    Amazing!This tour was great! Our cruise ship had to change days in port due to weather and not only did they accommodate us on a different day than scheduled, but they also sent a shuttle to pick us up at the dock when the ship was running late!
    Travis was an amazing instructor and we had so much fun making our glass ornament! It was one of the highlights of our trip! I can’t recommend it enough!

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  2. 5 out of 5

    Relaxed, educational, interesting, fun experience!Unfortunately, I failed to write down her name, I believe it was Katie... but our instructor was great! You could tell she was passionate about what she does and experienced. The instruction was informative and the hands-on opportunity to create our own unique masterpiece was fun and exciting. The fact that they ship it to your home is also an added bonus, looking forward to seeing the finished product. Highly recommend if you are looking for something leisurely, fun, and relaxed.

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  3. 5 out of 5

    So much funWe were looking forward to this experience. It was even better than I hoped. Sam was so great with our family and even my children were able to participate and blow their own ornament. It was fun, and the ornaments turned out great. I highly recommend this experience.

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  4. 5 out of 5

    So Much FUN!My sister-in-law and I did this experience with Travis as our master glass blower and it was a terrific experience. And, the beautiful ball that we made, well helped make, is a terrific souvenir filled with the memory of a great trip. Plus the garden is a serene place to catch your breath for a few minutes.

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  5. 5 out of 5

    Great ExperienceThis was a great experience we had so much fun. Family with two teen boys both enjoyed the glass blowing. We even discovered an additional stop with a short trek to the Falls in Skagway while on the Shuttle. The Shuttle was easy to use took us out to the gardens, and back no problems. Exploring the gardens was fun and beautiful. The glass blowers were great to answer questions and made the overall experience wonderful. Thank you for the experience my family really enjoyed it.

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    I've never done anything like glassblowing before. Do I need previous experience?

    Answer: Nope! Actually, very few people have ever blown glass before because there are so few facilities open to the public to try this for themselves. Don't worry, you'll be shown what to do and it's more about seeing the basic processes than trying to craft a master work on your first try.

    What about the ornament? Do I get to keep it?

    Answer: Absolutely. And the best part is you don't even have to travel home with it while worrying about breaking it the whole time. The pieces are cooled slowly overnight and this 'annealing' process helps to make them more durable. We'll ship out your ornament in the mail free of charge, so it's home not too long after you are.

    I see that transportation is not included, so how do I get there?

    Answer: The Gardens are just a short ride away from the cruise docks and there are town shuttles that depart from the cruise docks every 30 minutes. Upon booking, your confirmation details will contain more detailed information about the Town of Skagway shuttles. They are $2.00/person each way or a day pass can be purchased for $5.00. They will drop you off right at the door of the Gardens.

    What about early in the season? Is there much to see in the Gardens in May?

    Answer: The landscape of the garden changes drastically through the course of the summer and May offers fantastic viewing for the thousands of tulips planted. Things really get going by mid-May with the increasing sun and the glassblowing demonstrations are of course always in effect!

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