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Historic Gold Panning Adventure & Salmon Bake

Juneau, United States
Historic Gold Panning Adventure & Salmon Bake

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icon3 to 4 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English


On this shore excursion from Juneau port, you get to pan for gold and dig into a hearty Alaskan salmon-bake buffet. At Gold Creek and Last Chance Basin, learn how to cull the waters for the precious metal and then make your own small fortune exploring the gold fields on your own. Watch a Tlingit Master Carver at work on totem poles and silver, visit Salmon Creek waterfall and enjoy a city tour of Juneau. And yes, keep all the gold you find! Port transport included.
  • Gold panning and salmon bake shore excursion from Juneau
  • Learn how to pan for gold in Gold Creek and about the history of the Alaskan gold rush
  • Enjoy a traditional Alaskan salmon bake for either lunch or dinner
  • Keep all the gold you find and receive an Orelove Brothers Gold Claim Certificate
  • Admire the artisanship of a Tlingit Master Carver and learn about his ancestral craft
  • Port pickup and drop-off included
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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All necessary equipment
Buffet and Hot & Cold Beverages
Alcoholic Beverages
Souvenirs (available for purchase)

Departure Point

490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA

On the sidewalk, under the cables of the Mt. Roberts Tram.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Alaska Travel Adventures Inc.
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    36 Reviews

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    Great Adventure!
    , Sep 2021
    We really had a lot of fun with the Gold Panning! The salmon buffet was excellent! There was a beautiful waterfall just a few steps away from the buffet.
    Our excursion
    , Jun 2019
    We had an awesome time, would love to go again! The guides gave us a wonderful experience and the salmon bake was really good.
    Our guide was entertaining. The...
    , Aug 2017
    Our guide was entertaining. The panning was fun. The salmon bake was amazing! We lucked out with the weather, drizzling, but not cold.
    Excellent tour! Learning to pan for...
    , Aug 2017
    Excellent tour! Learning to pan for gold was fun and the salmon bake was absolutely delicious! As an added bonus, we saw a stream chock-full of spawning salmon and a beautiful waterfall.
    City tour was great. Steve, our...
    Angela F
    , Jun 2016
    City tour was great. Steve, our driver, was a hoot as well as very informative and entertaining. Gold panning was also a lot of fun, but we wished we had more time to pan.
    Waste of time and extremely...
    LISA H
    , Sep 2015
    Waste of time and extremely expensive for what you got. The gold panning spot was just a spot on any river. We went on another gold panning excursion in northern Alaska that was much better. Salted pans, I guess that was ok, but that was the only good part. Not enough time. Then off to the Salmon Bake. Food was cool and like cafeteria style - not worth the . Entertainment was awful. Would never recommend it to anyone.
    Had a blast! Wish we had a little...
    Terrin M
    , Jun 2015
    Had a blast! Wish we had a little more time panning since you have as long as you want at the bake (also fantastic!).
    Struck gold on this one! Great fun...
    Francie C
    , Jul 2013
    Struck gold on this one! Great fun, interesting for young and old alike. Gold Rush Randy went the extra mile with his local knowledge and the salmon bake was in the perfect setting with delicious food.
    Nice experience but the time to...
    , Jul 2013
    Nice experience but the time to enjoy the salmon bake was too short. Maybe 30min more would be needed to really enjoy it and not to be in a rush. Great tour.
    Kids had a great time panning for...
    Mark R
    , Jul 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!

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