Glassblowing Experience with Alaska Shore Tours
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5.00 out of 5 based on 22 customer ratings
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Glassblowing Experience

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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

Port

Skagway

Type

Best Value, Town Tours

Length

2 hours

Adult Rate

$109.00

Child Rate

$65.00

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.

Accessibility

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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22 reviews for Glassblowing Experience

  1. 5 out of 5

    One of the best everThere were 4 in our group, 3 in another group. Great staff, able to communicate and teach. This is a great excursion.

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  2. 5 out of 5

    Simply wonderful!!My husband and I got married at the Gardens last Tuesday (8/29/17). It was a simple ceremony and totally perfect for us. Brenna was amazing! She made everything go smoothly and was there for us with all our questions. Since we live in TN and were getting married in AK, it took a bit of coordinating. I am an avid gardener and the grounds were so lovely...I felt totally in my element. After the ceremony, Keith and I did the glassblowing. Travis, our guide, was quite a hoot and also a great teacher. We had a fantastic time! I highly recommend the Gardens to anyone visiting Skagway. I truly hope to get to go back someday!!!

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  3. 5 out of 5

    Great experienceWe weren't quite sure what to expect, but we were not disappointed. Made to feel welcome right from our arrival, with nice and easy instructions for our first glass blowing experience. Kate was an awesome instructor. We'd definitely recommend this activity while you're in Skagway. One minor comment, we walked from the cruise ship to the Gardens, and it's probably a little further than the literature suggested.

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  4. 5 out of 5

    Great experience!!Was so looking forward to this after reading the reviews and it was so much fun!! After being a little worried about it, they glass blower that helped up was Wonderful!! She helped me & my Mom and made sure we did a lot of our own ornament, always making sure we were safe!! Can't wait to see our creations!! Everyone should think about doing this tour in Skagway!!

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  5. 5 out of 5

    What Fun!!!!We had so much fun. Sam was so patience with our group. Would love to go do the adventure again.
    Tom and Debbie Petrie

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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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