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Gold Panning and Salmon Bake

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3 Hour Duration
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From pick up to drop off
Family Friendly
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Fun for all ages
Salmon Feast
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Delicious & all-you-can-eat
Secluded Environment
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Scenic rainforest


You’ll be hard pressed to find a tour more delicious and uniquely Alaskan than the Gold Panning & Salmon Bake! Available daily with timings around lunch and dinner, the all-you-can-eat Alaskan salmon feast is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy Alaskan specialties, experience the history that made Juneau what it is today, and explore the lush rainforest that covers Southeast Alaska. As one of the best excursions in Juneau, the Gold Panning & Salmon bake is sure to delight the senses and imagination. Your knowledgeable prospector will show the ropes on Gold Creek, with various options for all mobility levels, so you are sure to be able to strike gold! And the delicious food at the salmon bake has options for everyone, even the picky eaters in your group who aren’t too sure about the salmon this tour is known for. So bring the whole family and get ready to enjoy a day or evening of Alaskan festivities!

Your Gold Panning & Salmon Bake will begin with a historic, narrated tour of Juneau, on your way to Gold Creek. Once there, your prospector, in full Alaskan character, will show you the ropes along the shore before setting you lose to strike gold of your own in the aptly named Gold Creek. There are seated and standing options, so the whole family can enjoy this portion of one of the best excursions in Juneau. From here head on over to your all-you-can-eat Alaskan feast, featuring foods ranging from salmon to chicken to delicious blueberry cake. You are sure to leave this tour with a full belly! And if you haven’t quite stuffed yourself silly, enjoy a s’more around the campfire as you listen to the live folk music that set the perfect atmosphere beneath the rainforest canopy. With shuttles running regularly, you can leave when you’re done, and no sooner on one of the most flexible and satisfying excursions in Juneau.


To round out an even more adventurous day, consider combining the Gold Panning and Salmon Bake with other half-day excursions in Juneau like the Juneau City and Glacier Tour.

What's Included

Roundtrip Transportation
Knowledgable Guides
Live Music
Gift Shop
Guide Gratuities

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you accommodate food allergies?
Contact us to let us konw what types of allergies you have, and we can let you know what menu options are available. We will do our best to accommodate everyone.
What should we wear and bring?
This tour operates rain or shine, and rain is common as we lie in a temperate rainforest! For comfort, we typically recommend long pants, closed-toed shoes, gloves, an extra pair of socks, warm layers and a waterproof jacket. Some guests choose to bring a small bag or backpack along to store extra layers, a bottle of water and cameras.
What if our ship is delayed or doesn't make it into port. Refund?
It's very rare that a ship is delayed into port, but in those cases, we will try our best to work with you to reschedule the tour to a later time. If that is not a possibility or your ship doesn't make it into port, we will refund you.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: There is no minimum age to join this tour
Subject to cancellation if departure minimums are not met.
Not wheelchair accessible. Guests must be able to step or be assisted onto the bus.
Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees. Contact us by phone or email to request a cancellation.

Quick Facts


3h 00min

Adult Rate

Child Rate

Itinerary • 3h 00min • 5 activities

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Your guides will pick you up at Mount Roberts Tramway, just a short walk from all the cruise docks for transport to the gold panning location.

20 minutes
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You will learn to pan for gold at Gold Creek and "Last Chance Basin," and will keep whatever you find!

1 hour
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A short, scenic ride through Juneau will lead you to the site of the Gold Creek Salmon Bake.

20 minutes
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Enjoy all-you-can-eat grilled salmon, chicken, baked beans, wild-rice pilaf, au gratin potatoes, and other sides, salads, beverages; blueberry cake for dessert. Beer & wine will be available for purchase. Vegetarian or gluten-free options are available as well.

1 hour
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With full bellies at the end of your feast, you'll hop back into the vans for transfer back to Mount Roberts Tramway, for a short walk back to your cruise dock or downtown Juneau.

20 minutes