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Gold Panning and Salmon Bake

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Enjoy a fun, scenic, and delicious day in Juneau on this gold panning tour! Learn from an expert prospector guide and try your hand at panning in a beautiful secluded creek where you are guaranteed to find gold! Come hungry because this tour features an amazing all-you-can-eat feast in a lush rainforest environment with live folk music, a waterfall, campfires, and more.

Your journey on the Gold Panning and Salmon Bake begins with a historical sightseeing tour of Juneau on your way to Gold Creek. Here, learn from the experts how to strike gold! You can pan in the creek, a trough, or barrel, making this accessible for everyone. Keep all the gold you find for the perfect souvenir! Next, a 20-minute drive takes you to the famous Gold Creek Salmon Bake which has been featured on Bravo's Top Chef for a meal you'll be dreaming about long after! This feast includes grilled wild Alaskan salmon, Cheechako chicken, baked beans, wild-rice pilaf, hot chowder, and more. Listen to live folk music while you enjoy your meal under the heaters, roast marshmallows at the campfire, or stroll along the creek to the magnificent waterfall. The return shuttle runs regularly, so you're free to stay as long as you like! This alaskan experience is an incredible family-friendly adventure that will leave you with a happy belly, gold in your pocket, and fond memories.

What's Included

Narrated transportation from the pier to Last Chance Basin and the Gold Creek Salmon Bake. All gold panning and safety equipment are provided. The Salmon Bake includes an all-you-can-eat Alaskan feast, live musical entertainment, marshmallow roasting fire pit, totem pole carver, Salmon Creek waterfall, and mining relics. Beer and wine are available for purchase and onsite gift shop. Return transportation to the dock area is a school bus shuttle service that runs every 20-30 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you accommodate food allergies?
Contact us to let us know what types of allergies you have, and we can let you know what menu options are available. We will do our best to accommodate everyone.
What should we wear and bring?
This tour operates rain or shine, and rain is common as we lie in a temperate rainforest! For comfort, we typically recommend long pants, closed-toed shoes, gloves, an extra pair of socks, warm layers and a waterproof jacket. Some guests choose to bring a small bag or backpack along to store extra layers, a bottle of water and cameras.
What if our ship is delayed or doesn't make it into port. Refund?
It's very rare that a ship is delayed into port, but in those cases, we will try our best to work with you to reschedule the tour to a later time. If that is not a possibility or your ship doesn't make it into port, we will refund you.

Quick Facts


3h 00min

The minimum age for participants is 0 years old.

Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship’s schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees.



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