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Taku Lodge Feast and Flightseeing Adventure over Five Glaciers
Juneau, Alaska, USA
- Taku Glacier Lodge: Fly to this historic lodge, built in 1923 and on the National Register of Historic Places, where you'll experience Juneau's only glacier-view dining experience.
- Bring your appetite: Savor delicious wild Alaska King Salmon, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Fruit Compote, Alaskan Sourdough Bread, Herb Biscuits, Famous Taku Lodge Ginger Cookies, Hot Russian Tea, Coffee, Lemonade or water chilled with actual glacier ice. Still thirsty? Beer and wine are available at a minimal cost.
- Juneau Icefield and glaciers: View 5 massive glaciers, including the advancing Taku glacier, including the advancing Taku Glacier, with expert commentary that explains it all.
- Alaska seaplane adventure: Everyone has a window seat to take in views of downtown Juneau, Tongass National Forest, and all the Juneau Icefield with that awe-inspiring ice.
About this Juneau, Alaska tour
This is a flight right into the soul of Alaska. Board a 10-seat classic DeHavilland turbine engine seaplane (they're essential here in "The Last Frontier") and soar beyond the city to the shimmering Juneau Icefield and its five majestic glaciers.
With a guaranteed window seat, you'll see ancient glaciers that are remnants of an ice age that began 2.5 million years ago. You'll witness how these huge and powerful rivers of ice razed forests, sculpted valleys, and left behind a litter of moraine. You're viewing one of the planet's most amazing landscapes. Sorry, but you do have to come back down to earth.
You'll land with a river as your "runway." You've arrived at Taku Glacier Lodge – and it's going to be an adventure. Since the 1920s, the lodge has welcomed guests eager to explore Alaska. It's been a popular hunting and fishing camp and the place famous for breeding the Taku River Huskie sled dogs. If that wasn't enough, it's on the National Registry of Historic Places. Now it welcomes you to enjoy a hearty meal and admire views of the five-mile-wide Taku Glacier across the river.
Your drink is chilled with glacier ice and you may see bears as you dine. Yes, you are in the wilderness. The food is homemade and authentic Alaska: fresh wild King Salmon grilled to perfection, (it's the alderwood grill aroma that attracts bears) or a chicken alternative, served with all the fixings: Taku baked beans, coleslaw, pioneer fruit compote, fresh herb biscuits and sourdough bread, plus special-recipe ginger cookies for dessert. After you eat, take a stroll on the nature trail. Or just soak a little more Alaska soul into yours.
Please proceed to 2 Marine Way #175, a cabin-like office at the heart of the Juneau harbor. Located above the only downtown float plane docks, and in front of the large blue Merchants Wharf Building.
During your flight your audio guide is offered in English. Written language guides are offered in Arabic, Catalan, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Be sure to dress for the day's weather conditions.
Wheelchair access to the floatplanes can be provided. Planes can be accessed by steps or a ramp with handrails. Travelers must be able to step into the plane.
Air Tour, Scenic, Wilderness/Wildlife, Cultural, Family Friendly
10-seat DeHavilland Turbine Engine Seaplane
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages. Children under age 2 years are allowed to sit on an adult's lap at no additional charge. However, children that have reached their second birthday are required to have a seat of their own per FAA requirements.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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