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Historic Gold Panning Adventure & Salmon Bake
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Historic Gold Panning Adventure & Salmon Bake

By Alaska Travel Adventures
from
$114.45
per adult
from
$114.45
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 50 per group
Duration:
3–4 hours
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English


  • All necessary equipment
  • Guide
  • Buffet and Hot & Cold Beverages
  • Transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Juneau
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Souvenirs (available for purchase)


Departure details
  • Mount Roberts Tramway, 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

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5474PRTJNUCOMBO

  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

How much is Historic Gold Panning Adventure & Salmon Bake?
Historic Gold Panning Adventure & Salmon Bake price starts from $114.45. Discover and book Historic Gold Panning Adventure & Salmon Bake on Tripadvisor
What is the Historic Gold Panning Adventure & Salmon Bake cancellation policy?
Historic Gold Panning Adventure & Salmon Bake cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Historic Gold Panning Adventure & Salmon Bake on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Historic Gold Panning Adventure & Salmon Bake?
Historic Gold Panning Adventure & Salmon Bake is hosted by Alaska Travel Adventures. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Alaska Travel Adventures on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Historic Gold Panning Adventure & Salmon Bake on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Historic Gold Panning Adventure & Salmon Bake?
On average, this experience will take approximately 3h. Discover and book Historic Gold Panning Adventure & Salmon Bake on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5474PRTJNUCOMBO

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mount Roberts Tramway
    490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
    On the sidewalk, under the cables of the Mt. Roberts Tram.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Last Chance Basin
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Gold Creek Salmon Bake
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Bethbg05
Bethbg05
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YES, Stop on by!
My family rented a car for the day to explore Skagway, when we decided to find a place for lunch. As we approached
Gerd B
Gerd B
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Incredible Adventure
A very Big Thank You for this incredible Adventure. It was a very exicting tour with very good spoting opportunitie
Monica B
Monica B
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The highlight of our Alaska Cruise
When I discovered that only 2 couples had signed up for this excursion, I wondered what others knew and I didn't. B
Cambytraveler
Cambytraveler
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Great day in an awesome place
Canoeing as a group, we were with a group from our cruise ship. Our initial excursion was canceled. This trip was a
glenns935
glenns935
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Be prepared to row. A lot!
Our tour guide Don with Alaska Adventure tours was great to go with. We never felt unsafe and he had just the right
RachelMM86
RachelMM86
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Great way to see the glacier
Absolutely beautiful. Don was great and kept the group motivated and gave great insight on the lake and glacier. Su
hagedd
hagedd
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Beautiful
We thoroughly enjoyed our excursion on the float. Our guide Trent was super, informative and we felt safe. A bonus
736deek
736deek
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What an awesome experience!
My husband and I and two of our friends took this excursion today in Juneau on our NCL cruise. We're all in our mid
leahbQ6464MQ
leahbQ6464MQ
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Informative guide, good for beginners
Our guide Ian was excellent, very informative and everyone was kitted-out really well. If you have kayaked before
M6786TBjoanc
M6786TBjoanc
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Fun Kayaking Adventure
Noah, Kate and Alyssa are awesome!! Noah was our float tour guide and he rocked it! Knowledgeable and made it bot
Cathleen K
Cathleen K
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Exhilarating!
This was a great excursion- Trent was a fun and talented guide, we were amazingly lucky to see rainbows at the glac
LilRhodyIsle
LilRhodyIsle
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Great Float trip on Mendenhall River with Jack
Jack was a fantastic guide. He made sure we understood all the safety precautions and then made sure we didn’t nee
arcticKT
arcticKT
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Trent was a great tour guide!
We only had 8 in our canoe which made it a little tough to paddle across the lake. Trent encouraged us and showed
jlp1330
jlp1330
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Iceberg ahead!
Don did an excellent job leading our canoe group of weak paddlers! We got great photos and had all the rain gear pr
CathyDArizona
CathyDArizona
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Amazing Adventure!
Our guide Jack was the best! He was informative, friendly and funny too. Plus you could tell he loved what he did.
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SLSCalgary_AB_Canada
Calgary, Canada108 contributions
We booked this excursion for our cruise stop in Juneau. If what you are looking for is another kitschy version of gold panning (standing at a trough shoulder to shoulder with seeded sand), then you will be happy with this experience. We were really hoping to be able to pan in the creek - but not this time.

The salmon bake was okay. Whenever cooking huge amounts of food in an open air barbecue situation, it won't be amazing - but the salmon was tasty, and there was plenty to eat and drink.

Our guide Jimmy did a decent job of explaining how to pan and providing the history of the area. Getting back to the ship was easy peasy with many buses going back and forth from the bake.
Written August 5, 2022
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rtraveler2004
Lexington, KY149 contributions
This was a super fun combo tour where we found gold learning to gold pan. The guides made sure people were doing it properly. I also tried salmon for the first time at the salmon bake and it was delicious. They had an entire buffet set up with lots of other food too. There was also a beautiful waterfall we hiked to nearby.
Written July 22, 2022
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kay-cee-1138
Houston, TX345 contributions
Having signed up for ATA's gold panning and salmon bake combo, we met our guide right on schedule on a mid-week afternoon at the tramway station near the docks. Our guide was Garrett, and he provided an interesting running commentary as we drove through the old town up to Gold Creek. Your reviewer was impressed that he made the effort to note where to find the locally-owned businesses amidst the glitzy main shopping drag facing the port.
He got everyone up to the creek and efficiently broke out the needed equipment and waded right in, literally, toward getting everyone set up with pans, dirt, and good instruction on the technique to use. Of course, the group was a wide range of ages and capability, and Garrett seemed to stay attuned to that, spending a bit more time with folks who needed some assistance at the panning tables, and just checking in now and then with those of us who had no problem sitting at the creek's edge with our pans and dirt. In the hour or so panning (I wish it'd been longer), we did indeed find honest-to-gosh gold flecks to carefully squirrel away in the small bottles provided. He was also glad to dig an extra shovelful of mud for folks who completed the initial pan's-worth and wanted to sift even more.
Finally, time was up, and we returned to the van. After dropping off some of the folks back at the port, he drove the rest of us to the Salmon Bake location, which is an outdoor all-you-can eat dinner experience. At that point we bade farewell to Garrett (who, in this reviewer's opinion, ought to get a free pass anytime he wants to the salmon bake!).
The bake was well organized and the food was tasty. Besides the never-emtpy grill full of two types of salmon (with optional glaze), there was also chicken, and a number of side dishes on hot tables, and lemonade. Blueberry cake was available at another table. Near the entrance was a booth ladling out excellent clam chowder (if no one's there at the moment, just ask one of the many other servers around). There was live music, which was okay, and a gift shop in the same small building as the kitchen. Rest room were around on the right side of the building.
After dinner, we took a stroll down the path along the creek toward the waterfall, and took the opportunity to pan for a little more gold while there was still a little daylight, using the pans thoughtfully provided by a water-filled trough along the trail (although note some of the pans might be rusted through, and even a pinhole can allow your specks of gold to drop out of the old pan).
Overall, an excellent experience: well-handled, informative, and fun, with a satisfying salmon dinner to top of the evening. Can it get any better?
Written September 4, 2019
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abk715
San Diego, CA3 contributions
Couples
First of all our guide was awesome (drew) other than that this was a waste of time and money. Drew did a great job of telling us facts and showing us how to pan for gold. when you are ready to pan he gives you a tray with your first load of dirt in it that magically has gold flakes in it. its amazing how every one just happened to have 4-6 gold flakes in it. when you go to the OVER crowded creek to start panning yourself you find nothing. there was three tours there of at least a dozen people each and only maybe 20 feet of river bed to push through. personally i can buy the gold flakes in the gift shop. I would have been happier not finding anything but feel like i actually had a chance
Written August 19, 2018
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Thanks for sharing. Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing
Written August 20, 2018
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JillBeth
1 contribution
Sterling was amazing! He was full of funny stories and really knew the history of the area. He obviously loves his job and people.
The salmon bake was absolutely delicious and set in a beautiful forest setting complete with a waterfall!
Written August 24, 2019
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Thanks for sharing!!
Written September 2, 2019
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Jim D
21 contributions
The gold panning was fun but not in a great spot. There was not enough room for all the people that were there. It only lasted an hour.
The Salmon bake was not so good. The Salmon was of poor quality and had very little taste. The rest of the food was not very good. My wife would not eat any of it.
Written June 20, 2019
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Not certain what is considered "poor quality". We serve wild caught Coho salmon at the venue. Sorry, you were disappointed. Thank you for sharing. Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing
Written June 24, 2019
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Wanda C
3 contributions
Awesome experience. With the help of tour guide, I learned how to pan gold and found GOLD.....and enjoyed a wonderful salmon bake as well.
Written July 30, 2019
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Thanks for sharing! Glad you enjoyed it. Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing
Written August 2, 2019
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sranel
3 contributions
Family
Our guide was Sterling and he made the adventure so much fun! He told the history of the region, along with personal stories that kept us laughing the whole time. Once we arrived, he demonstrated the process for panning and helped anyone that needed it. The salmon bake was delicious in a beautiful forest setting. There was nature trail leading to a waterfall with bald eagles flying overhead. We would certainly recommend this excursion.
Written July 29, 2019
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Thank you for the review and recommendation. I will let Sterling know you enjoyed the tour! Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing
Written August 2, 2019
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Christopher F
2 contributions
Friends
Sterling was an amazing guide! Great personality and be new his stuff! I can't wait to tell everyone about it and suggest it to them! I still definitely do it again!
Written July 26, 2019
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I'll pass along your kind words to Sterling! Thanks for sharing, glad you enjoyed! Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing
Written July 27, 2019
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mkgj
4 contributions
Family
My family of 18 signed up for this adventure as part of an Alaskan Cruise on July 9, 2019. Our group was split and half of us were assigned to go with Matt (big guy with a beard and long ponytail) It was obvious from the start that he was bored and didn't want to take another group panning for gold. His first comment on the bus was that the lecture was boring and he didn't want to give it again. He said if we had questions he would answer them. His gold panning demonstration was marginal and little help was given to those in our group, especially to the young children who were so excited to participate in this activity. We felt very rushed so we could be the first to get to the salmon bake. Matt made the comment that he didn't care who got back on the bus as long as he had 27 bodies. His attitude was terrible. He was more interested in talking about his girlfriend and himself than sharing the history of this beautiful area. On a positive note, the salmon bake was delicious, especially where so many people were accommodated. The setting was beautiful and we very much enjoyed this part of the adventure.
Written July 17, 2019
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I am so sorry you had that experience. I will address your concerns with Matt and the company as a whole. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Sincerely, Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing
Written July 19, 2019
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Historic Gold Panning Adventure & Salmon Bake | Juneau, AK