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DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery

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2697 Channel Dr, Juneau, AK 99801-7813
+1 907-463-4810
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Very interesting. All started by one man. Non profit organization for the good of natural life... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Danette F
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Salmon Hatchery

This was a very interesting tour. They showed us how the salmon swam into the hatchery, how the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The Macaulay Salmon Hatchery Visitor's Center offers a unique variety of attractions & a truly Alaskan experience! Get a birds-eye-view of our outdoor hatchery operations while a local guide shares with you the fascinating life cycle of an Alaskan salmon and the inner workings of the hatchery. During the months of May and June, you will have the opportunity to see juvenile salmon prior to their release. Adult salmon start returning in Late June and continue through October. Bald Eagles and seals frequent the hatchery and provide a fantastic wildlife viewing opportunity. Once inside, explore our salt water aquariums displaying over 150 species of marine life, including touch-tank aquariums where you will have the chance to physically interact with local sea animals. Venture through our gift-shop where we make it easy to ship wild Alaskan salmon anywhere in the United States. Wow your taste buds when you take the opportunity to taste a variety of salmon samples such as: king salmon dip, salmon caviar, salmon jerky, & canned salmon. A fun, affordable, & educational experience for the whole family!
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  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2697 Channel Dr, Juneau, AK 99801-7813
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very interesting. All started by one man. Non profit organization for the good of natural life cycle of salmon. Went as part of excursions with Oceania cruise.

Thank Danette F
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DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Danette F, thanks for your review!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very interesting tour. They showed us how the salmon swam into the hatchery, how the eggs and semen were gathered, and how the babies were “made”. It was fascinating!

Thank Joe M
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DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Joe M, thanks for your review!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very educational trip that taked as little as 30 minutes or longer if you want to enjoy. The adult salmon were not running yet but the young fish hatchery was open to see. Helpful staff, informative and glad we came.

Thank RebekahB205
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DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi RebekahB205, thanks for your review! We are glad you enjoyed the educational experience and got to see the baby king and silver salmon growing in our rearing facility! Thanks again!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Juneau in very early August, we visited the hatchery in the hopes of seeing some salmon running and we were completely blown away; thousands, if not 10’s of thousands, of salmon were in the waters around the hatchery waiting their turn to come up...More

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DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Steve1362, Thanks for your review! We are glad you were able experience the awe of the salmon run! Our hatchery is here to help educate our visitors on the life cycle and importance of salmon and their role in the ecosystem and societies around...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the hatchery on May 4th at 11:00 A.M. One does not get a 2nd chance to make a 1st impression. That said, Sydney and Kaden about fell down as they sprinted to the front door, after getting-up from their gift...More

Thank Scott P
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DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Scott, We apologize that your experience was a negative one. Unfortunately, at the beginning of May each year, we are short-staffed due to the tourism season starting before most high school and college students are out for the summer. This means we also are...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

My son is a keen fisherman so DIPAC was a must stop for us. Luckily there were fish swimming up the ladder which was great to watch. We enjoyed the displays inside and staff were very friendly and helpful.

Thank Roogrrl
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DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Hi Roogrrl, Thanks for your review!

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Reviewed January 31, 2018

If you have never seen the natural spawning migration of Alaska salmon, this place will shed some light on the process of hatching Alaska's notable fish.

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DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2018

Hi TakeTheHighRoad, Thanks for your review!

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Reviewed January 5, 2018

This place was nothing like I had imagined. There are so many salmon in the hatchery area and coming in from the forge that it sits next to. The staff there is very knowledgeable and can answer any questions you may have. I would recommend...More

5  Thank James W
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DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2018

Hello James W, Thank you for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your time here!

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Reviewed December 10, 2017

Stopped there in September, after taking the Alaska State Ferry to Juneau. Interesting exhibits, while waiting for tour time. Tour is fairly short, but very informative. Provides a great overview of Alaska's efforts to sustain the salmon population. Tour guide, and gift shop staff, are...More

Thank Doug S
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DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2017

Hello Doug S, Thanks for your review! We are glad you stopped by and enjoyed your time here. For typical bus tours offered by various operators during peak summer season, they visit the hatchery for no longer than one hour and include several other popular...More

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Reviewed November 19, 2017

The hatchery is an often overlooked attraction in Juneau Take the tour and you'll have a much better understanding of salmon and their importanat to Alaska Well worth the time

1  Thank Randy B
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DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2017

Hello Randy B, Thanks for your review!

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ggd
May 11, 2017|
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Response from DIPACtours | Property representative |
Hello ggd! We are located 3-5 miles from the cruise ship terminals, depending on where your ship moors. There are several options for getting to the hatchery including taxis, trolleys and buses. But the best option is to... More
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February 17, 2017|
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Response from DIPACtours | Property representative |
Good Morning Angie, thank you for your interest in the hatchery! In regards to your questions, there are several transportation options. If you are arriving via cruise ship the best option is to buy a tour on board your... More
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July is a great month to visit the hatchery! Our chum salmon are typically here in full force, and we usually have quite a few large adult king salmon in the holding tanks outside as well. If you scroll through our photos... More
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