Written by Missy Johnston
Juneau, Alaska Entrance by Sea
For many people, Juneau, Alaska holds a premier spot on their bucket list. The best and really only way to experience Juneau is on a luxury yacht charter, along with the rest of Alaska in true “Bucket List” style. The spectacular nature, local culture, and extraordinary views of the Last Frontier can best be seen up close, personal, and hands on aboard a private yacht charter.
Traveling by sea is one of the most impressive and memorable ways to discover the capital of Alaska. It’s also actually one of the few ways to access Juneau, which is surrounded on three sides by the Mendenhall Glacier. A private yacht charter allows you to map out the trip so it caters specifically to your desires and interests, rather than being forced to abide by a cruise ship’s itinerary. On a yacht charter you have the opportunity to design your own personalized schedule, making sure you get to check off every item on that bucket list. No regrets. Just the trip of a lifetime.
Whether you’re a nature lover, an adventurer, or a history buff, there are many options to choose from when planning your private yacht charter trip to Juneau. Here are just a few examples of what you might want to do:
Mendenhall Glacier: One of the main attractions in Juneau, the Mendenhall Glacier can be explored in a variety of ways. Take a helicopter ride to the top and then embark on a once-in-a-lifetime dog sledding adventure. Or, you may want to try a long hike, including ice climbing. Or, you can explore the glacier from below, with a sea kayaking tour. Navigate around floating icebergs with harbor seals perched on top, basking in the sun. (Keep in mind that a kayak tour requires a permit, so best to book this small guided tour well in advance.)
Juneau Ultimate Canopy and Zipline Tour: How does a zipline tour through the trees of the Tongass National Forest sound? It’s an exhilarating way to see the birds and other animals in the area and surely an unforgettable experience. If your trip happens to line up with salmon spawning season, make sure you walk across the suspended footbridge to be dazzled by the salmon swimming upstream.
Last Chance Mining Museum: There are several museums to visit in Juneau, but at this one you can try panning for gold yourself on Gold Creek. Plus, the tour ends with a free drink at the Alaskan Hotel and Bar. The establishment is said to be haunted, so keep your eyes peeled for ghosts!
These are just a few of the ways to fill your private yacht charter itinerary to Juneau. We have so many other ideas to share with you and can help you plan the ultimate vacation. Contact us today to get started.