Hit Water and Skies

Sure, visitors could go for a walk or take a drive around the area to see Juneau, but doesn’t it sound more fun to hit the water or explore the skies? Fly above glaciers, kayak along the coast of Tracy Arm or charter a boat for whale watching tours. No matter the mode of travel, it will be an adventure of a lifetime.

From above, travelers can get a true sense of Juneau’s rugged beauty with its surrounding mountains, glaciers and waterways. Helicopters, fixed wing and floatplane tours take visitors to the skies and some even offer tours that allow people to touch down on a glacier to explore up close.

For another view of the area, take a guided day cruise or grab a paddle. Day trips and extended kayak outings are both options through local tour companies that cater each tour to their guests. Day cruises are a great option for anyone who wants to relax on the water. Pack binoculars to watch for whales, eagles and more on the trip. Some boat tours spot seals and whales so often that operators will refund travelers who don’t see at least one.

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Explore historic downtown and visit the Alaska State Museum and Sealaska Heritage Institute.


The largest national forest in the U.S. has plenty to discover, including the popular Mendenhall Glacier.


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