Juneau Cruise Ship Port

Juneau, Alaska

When there’s over 4 boats in Juneau somebody has passengers in and to anchor out

Alaska’s capital city, Juneau, stays in southeast Alaska’s Gastineau Channel. Like a lot of the nation it’s available only by boat or plane, although automobiles could arrive on Alaska’s ferries. Throughout the summer holiday season, Juneau sees a great deal of cruise ships as one of the 4 main cruise ship ports in Alaska.

Looking down on boats (two Holland America and a single Princess) by the upper tram station

Holland America ships dock right in the city at the base of the Mount Roberts Tram. Princess includes a nearby dock a brief walk down a scenic boardwalk along the water’s edge. The dock that is farthest is a mile from town. There’s a shuttle to get passengers from boats docked there. The drop passengers at the base of the tram station in the heart of the tourist area of town nearby stalls offering an assortment of items to do.

Mount Roberts tram includes two automobiles — Raven and Eagle

Mount Roberts Tram is the major attraction in the city. Besides amazing perspectives on clear days the tram station in the top includes things to do. There are a theatre, a restaurant, and gift shops. There’s also hiking paths. Cruise ship passengers can purchase tram tickets for the identical price as on beach and go to the tram line, bypassing the ticket line.

Boardwalk in the Princess dock to town

Having a population of more than 30,000 residents, Juneau is one of Alaska’s larger cities. The town’s name comes from a gold prospector called Joe Juneau, one of the founders of the city. He’s buried in the Evergreen Cemetery of Juneau.

Booths close to the tram station provide an assortment of tours and bus tickets into the glacier

Winters in Juneau are milder than a lot of Alaska with an average low of 23 degrees F. With precipitation falling in the form of rain or snow a mean of 23o days of the year, it is a good idea to pack rain gear when visiting Juneau. Spring is September and October and the driest the most rainy. Snow falls between November and March.

Mendenhall Glacier view in the glacier’s Visitor’s Center

Juneau’s primary attraction is the nearby Mendenhall Glacier. Busses into the visitor’s center are easily available close to the cruise ship. There’s more than one firm so you have to be certain that the bus suits. Booths in that region allow Juneau visitors or cruise boat passengers to book things such as whale selling glacier bus tickets as well as watching or kayaking Mendenhall Lake near the glacier.

Map of downtown Juneau

Things to do in Juneau contain helicopter trips out to a museum, hiking, canoeing or kayaking, whale watching, salmon bakes or beer tastings, the glacier, or a tour of the state capital construction. There are two different zip lines around Juneau and of course the tram along with Glacier Visitor’s Center.

Tourist shops in Juneau

Many people prefer to walk round town. There’s buildings as well as the waterfront to check at. Of course there are a lot of shops, restaurants, and bars for anybody.

Juneau Cruise Ship Shore Excursions

When visiting Juneau by cruise boat you’ve got the choice to book an excursion through the cruise line. Cruise ship excursions have the benefit of providing transport to anything not in town, and by booking through the boat if your trip returns enjoy it will, that the boat will not leave with no if you go back after venturing out by yourself.

Upside Down Flower Towers in Glacier Gardens

Ship’s trips in Juneau include a bus journey to places like Glacier Gardens, Mendenhall Glacier, a zip line, or into the camp such as a ride on a sled of a musher. Helicopter trips may take out people to the glacier have a glacier walk or to ride a dog sled that is real. Trips include matters such as hiking nature trails, wildlife viewing or whale viewing or kayaking, feasting at a salmon bake, panning for gold , or fishing. Flightseeing trips sometimes include a stop in a lodge or keep sanctuary. Some trips include over one thing, frequently a stop plus one of those additional items to watch or do in Juneau.

Juneau in town near the cruise docks

Mount Roberts Tram,  Mount Roberts Tram to a stormy day,  Glacier Gardens,  River Raft Excursion,  Mendenhall Glacier,  Mendenhall Glacier Visitor’s Center, Zipline