Juneau Cruise Port
After docking at the busy Juneau Cruise Port, popular excursion options combine a city tour of the former mining town with a trip to the nearby Mendenhall Glacier; whale-watching tours in scenic Auke Bay; and visits to Pack Creek Brown Bear Viewing Area, which protects the highest concentration of brown bears on the planet. Alternatively, spend your time in port white-water rafting or ziplining on Douglas Island, gold mining, or enjoying traditional Alaskan salmon bakes.
Things to Know Before You Go
There are three cruise terminals at the Juneau Cruise Port: Marine Park, Ferry Terminal, and S. Franklin Dock.
Most Juneau shore excursions include round-trip transportation from the Juneau port.
Guided tours from the Juneau port typically last anywhere from three to eight hours, depending on the activities chosen.
Book a private, customizable tour to make sure you don’t miss any of the sights on your list.
Don’t forget to bring sun protection and bug repellent ashore with you.
How to Get to Juneau From the Juneau Cruise Port
Cruise ships dock at three different areas, all within walking distance of downtown Juneau. Larger ships tend to dock near South Franklin Street, while smaller vessels dock next to the floatplanes. A third dock sits at the south end of town. From each dock, taxis are plentiful and most shore excursions and tours offer port pickup and drop-off.
Juneau averages 220 days of rain each year, so be sure to dress for the weather. The official currency is the US dollar, and there are ATMs and banks located throughout town. Alaska has almost two dozen co-official state languages, including English, Inupiaq, Tanana, and Tsimshian.
- Alaska State Museum
- Juneau-Douglas City Museum
- Alaska State Capitol Building
- Waterfront Promenade and Franklin Street
- Mt. Roberts Tramway
- Last Chance Mining Museum
- Alaskan Brewing Company
- Glacier Gardens
- Herbert Glacier
- Mendenhall Glacier
- Eagle Beach
- Pack Creek
- Chichagof Island
- Juneau Icefield
- Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve