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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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Great learning opportunity

I've learned a ton about salmon and their lifespan on this visit, including at the hatchery. It... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2017
Michelle M
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Brunswick, Ohio
Short tour that raised awareness that hatcheries help provide the supply to our demand...

The short tour showed us the salmon hatchery where the young salmon evolve, then the nets were they... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2017
OH_Traveler3
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Ohio
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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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2697 Channel Dr, Juneau, AK 99801-7813
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

I've learned a ton about salmon and their lifespan on this visit, including at the hatchery. It doesn't require a long stop but does have a lot of interesting exhibits. even got to see some sea lions (or seals?) and some coho working their way...More

Thank Michelle M
DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Michelle M, Thanks for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your time here and learned about the salmon life cycle. We see lots of seals here and do get an occasional visit from sea lions too!

Reviewed September 7, 2017

The short tour showed us the salmon hatchery where the young salmon evolve, then the nets were they stay before release into the channel and out to sea they swim. The odds are staggering (90% will not return) that the ready to spawn adult salmon...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2017

I am an enthusiastic enjoyer of salmon and since fishing is a very big industry in Alaska, I took advantage of my visit to Juneau (downtown is 4 miles away) and visited DIPAC {(Douglas Island - on the other side of the Gastineau Channel) Pink...More

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DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2017

Hello Marriott_Devotee, Thanks for your review! Like a majority of the hatcheries in southeast Alaska, we are a private, non-profit hatchery which is funded through our cost-recovery program, and therefore we are not a government entity. Additionally, fish farming is illegal in Alaska, our operation...More

Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

It was an excursion for our cruise. The place is interesting. A quick stop, but we learned a lot. There's free coffee too.

Thank JasminWeigelS
DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2017

Hello JasminWeigelS, Thanks for your review!

Reviewed August 28, 2017

We enjoyed our visit to the Salmon Hatchery.... very informative, but the guide needed to project her voice over the large group a bit better..... enjoyed the stop while in Juneau.....

Thank Ginny M
DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2017

Hello Ginny M, Thanks for your review!

Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

After eating a lot of salmon, it's great to see where they come from. We took a very informational tour of the facility. They have a beautiful fish tank in the lobby where you can see the salmon. Take time to see the man- made...More

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DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

Hello Travelbetterthanwork, Thanks for your review!

Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

Seeing the shear volume of salmon and how they migrate was very interesting. The tour was educational. Not a very long event, but overall a decent stop on a larger tour.

Thank Steve B
DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Hello Steve B, Thanks for your review!

Reviewed August 23, 2017

Get as close to the guide/narrator as you can if you wish to get a full picture of how this hatchery works. Very informative, if you like learning how things work and how things are done. Young kids and teens may get bored, unless they...More

Thank Tom O
DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2017

Hello Tom O, Thanks for your review!

Reviewed August 22, 2017

I wasn't sure of visiting the hatchery but was not disappointed. A tour guide gave the history of how the salmon are hatched and returned to the ocean. Great place to visit.

Thank Maryl0u43
DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2017

Hello Maryl0u43, Thank you for your review!

Reviewed August 22, 2017

We went as a family. We have 2 small children and they absolutely loved it. They give great tours that are informative but not so long that the kids get bored. You learn a ton about the salmon fishery in Alaska in a short period...More

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DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2017

Hello hofnar8, 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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thunder1
December 29, 2016|
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Response from DIPACtours | Property representative |
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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