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Stories and Tips Juneau

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Flight Seeing over the Juneau IceField

Written by Linda Kaye on 03 Dec, 2000

We found a seaplane tour we could not resist. The cost was $98.00 pp and lasted over an hour. Taking off over the water was such a thrill, but seeing the ice field was a jaw-dropping event. We flew just under the…Read More


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Hiking Mt. Roberts

Written by Linda Kaye on 03 Dec, 2000

The Mt. Roberts Tramway took us from the Juneau waterfront (27 feet above sea level) to the Indian Cultural Center (2,000 feet above sea level), in a very short 6 minutes. The cost is $19.75 pp and allowed us to ride the tram…Read More


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If you knew Juneau like I know Juneau...

Written by smmmarti guide on 16 Jul, 2005

Q: Does it always rain in Juneau? A: No, sometimes it snows. After directing my own scientific meteorological study of the area during the past five summers, I feel qualified to confirm the above suggestion. Based on my own experience, my recommendations for visits to Alaska's capital…Read More


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6) Juneau - glaciers and whales

Written by Drever on 14 Jul, 2005

During Comedy Showtime on-board Coral Princess, the comedian Don Ware cracked the joke, "Did you know that while you were asleep, the Regal Princess steamed in circles until the staff in Ketchikan reversed signs to read Juneau and then we went back in." Certainly what…Read More


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Alaska Land of Flowers

Written by sasha1 on 16 Sep, 2001

The last thing I would have predicted would be a profusion of flowers in Alaska. But baskets, window boxes, barrels and cultivated gardens spilled over with color everywhere I went. That was in addition to the wildflowers, flowering grasses and berry bushes in…Read More


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Around the Town

Written by Linda Kaye on 03 Dec, 2000

Everything we wanted to see was within walking distance once we got to the center of town. Of course, everybody wants to see (or been seen) at the Red Dog Saloon!! There are stores and more stores, with great shopping. Souvenirs…Read More


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Pulling King Crab Pots in favorite Channel

Written by Gillfoto on 13 Jul, 2001

On Tuesday, Doug, (skipper) Steve and I ran out in the Olympic 19'' boat with 70 hp Johnson outboard from Amalga Harbor to pickup our pots. I had taken my work 460z olympus digital also my OM2n with new lense extender. Well as you''ll notice at…Read More


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Whales Circling us in the North Pass

Written by Gillfoto on 10 Jul, 2001

2 years ago we were being cicled by seven humpback whales here are a couple of shots from that experience. The North Pass of Shelter Island is situated in the Lynn Canal, Southeast Alaska…Read More


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Children in Alaska--take 'em or not

Written by samepenny on 11 Nov, 2000

I've been asked about the wisdom of taking children on a cruise to Alaska. This is an interesting question as the passengers going to Alaska tend to be much older than folks cruising in warmer waters. The number of children cruising to Alaska is usually…Read More


Capital Transit

Written by panda2 on 20 May, 2005

Capital Transit is Juneau's local public transportation with service from Juneau to Mendenhall Valley or to Douglas every 30 minutes till 6:30pm. Service is available close by to Mendenhall Glacier, a 1.5-mile walk in each direction. Note when the last transit is going back.Monday to Saturday…Read More


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