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Juneau Shore Excursion: Gold Panning and Salmon Bake Combo Tour

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  • Location: Juneau, Alaska
  • Duration: Flexible (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5474PRTJNUCOMBO
Spend your day in Juneau port panning for gold and indulging in a fresh Alaskan salmon bake. After a brief city tour of Juneau, make your way with a guide up to Gold Creek and Last Chance Basin for an adventure in gold panning. When you’ve built up an appetite, head to a traditional all-you-can-eat salmon bake. Roast marshmallows over a campfire, visit Salmon Creek waterfall and witness a Tlingit Master Carver turn 10-foot-tall totem poles and silver jewelry into beautiful art. Best of all, keep all the gold you find!


  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Led by a local guide
  • Buffet dinner included
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
While you’re in port in Juneau, a true Alaskan experience can be yours! By day you’re as a gold miner, ravaging Gold Creek and Last Chance Basin for pieces of gold; by night you’re a true Alaskan, eating fresh seafood at a traditional salmon bake. 

After pickup from the cruise port, your guide takes you on a brief city tour of Juneau, Alaska’s capital. From there, continue to Gold Creek and Last Chance Basin and soak up all there is to know about gold panning, the simplest form of gold mining. After learning the ropes, try it on your own — finders, keepers! You’ll receive an Orelove Brothers Gold Claim Certificate as proof of your discoveries.

Then, travel by bus to the traditional Alaskan salmon bake. Your lunch or dinner (depending on your choice of tour time) includes grilled salmon, Cheechako chicken, Chilkoot baked beans, Tongass wild-rice pilaf, Alyeska au gratin potatoes and more. Eat as much as you like, and then toast marshmallows by the fire.

After your meal, you can check out the historic Wagner Mine and peek inside its entrance, or take a snapshot by the Salmon Creek waterfall. But don’t miss the chance to watch Doug Chilton, a Tlingit Master Carver, and his son, work on two 10-foot-tall (3-meter-tall) cedar totem poles and silver jewelry. Feel free to ask them questions about their craft, and pick up original works of art from the gift shop.

You can take the shuttle back to the port whenever you wish. Buses run based off of cruise schedules for the day.

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We will ensure your timely return to the Juneau port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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Departure Point:
Juneau cruise terminal
Departure Time:
Varies -- after booking, you will be provided with the local supplier's contact information so you can specify a pickup time from the port.
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Juneau Shore Excursion: Gold Panning and Salmon Bake Combo Tour

Gold Panning in Gold Creek

  • All necessary equipment
  • Local guide for gold panning
  • Buffet lunch or dinner depending on option selected
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers MUST provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children 13-17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate in the absence of a parent or guardian
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Mark R, July 2013

Kids had a great time panning for gold and the food at the Salmon bake was fantastic. Our guide, Tom, was a wonderful and entertaining individual who took great care of us. It was a great day and well worth the money!

Reviewed by: Elizabeth P, October 2012

Panning for gold was a great experience. The Salmon Bake was awesome. We even saw the salmon swimming up stream to spawn (mid Aug) food was good, nice picnic grove atmosphere.

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Tour code: 5474PRTJNUCOMBO