After hotel pickup from downtown Juneau, experience a traditional Alaska salmon bake as your lunch or dinner. This all-you-can-eat outdoor adventure includes a sumptuous meal with dashes of sightseeing.
Dig into grilled Alaska salmon, cheechako chicken, Chilkoot baked beans, Tongass wild-rice pilaf, Alyeska au gratin potatoes, salad, beverages and a robust selection of other accompaniments, as well as a delicious blueberry cake for dessert. Beer and wine are available for purchase.
Afterward, roast marshmallows around the campfire, head up to the Salmon Creek waterfall or walk by the entrance of the historic Wagner Mine for glimpses of mining relics inside. Want to try your hand at panning for gold? Use the nearby trough to sift for treasures on your own.
Another special treat: 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. Listen to the artisans share their ancestral lore and culture, and feel free to ask any questions. Pick up original works of art as souvenirs from the on-site gift shop.
Participate in all the activities or just chow down — how long you stay at the salmon bake is up to you. Several shuttle departures make it easy for you to return to your hotel at your preferred time.