Pair panning for gold with a fresh salmon bake, and you get a memorable Alaskan experience. After a brief city tour of Juneau, venture to Gold Creek and Last Chance Basin for a hands-on adventure in gold panning — and keep everything you find! Then, dig into a traditional all-you-can-eat salmon bake before toasting marshmallows on the fire. Check out Salmon Creek waterfall, and watch a Tlingit Master Carver work on 10-foot-tall totem poles and silver jewelry. Buses run throughout the night, so you can return to Juneau when you’d like.Description
By day you’re a gold miner, ravaging Gold Creek and Last Chance Basin for pieces of gold; by night you’re a true Alaskan, eating fresh seafood at a traditional salmon bake. This is the gold panning and salmon bake combination tour from Juneau!
Your day starts in Juneau, where your guide will take you on a brief tour of Alaska’s capital city. From there, head up to Gold Creek and Last Chance Basin to learn all there is to know about gold panning, the simplest form of gold mining. Get the hang of it with help from your guide, and then try it on your own. Best of all, everything you find is yours to keep, and take home a souvenir Orelove Brothers Gold Claim Certificate.
Next, follow your guide to a traditional Alaskan salmon bake. Your lunch or dinner (depending on your chosen tour time) includes grilled salmon, Cheechako chicken, Chilkoot baked beans, Tongass wild-rice pilaf, White Pass pasta and more. Eat as much as you like, and then roast marshmallows on the fire.
With your appetites satisfied, walk to Salmon Creek waterfall or check out the entrance to the historic Wagner Mine for glimpses of mining relics.
You also have the opportunity to watch Doug Chilton, a Tlingit Master Carver, and his son, work on two 10-foot-tall (3-meter-tall) cedar totem poles and silver jewelry. Learn about the lore and culture behind their ancestral craft, and don’t miss the chance to purchase original works of art from the gift shop.
With several shuttle departure times available in the evening, you choose when to return to your Juneau hotel.Highlights
- Buffet dinner included
- All necessary equipment included
- Choice of several departures throughout the day
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Ideal choice for families
- Led by a local guide
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
: Juneau, United States of AmericaDuration
: Varies Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.