You’re in for the journey of a lifetime.
3 hours of total tour time
Includes 25 minutes of Glacier Flightseeing in route to the Taku Lodge,
2 full hours on the Taku Lodge grounds, and a 15-minute return flight past the glaciers to the downtown Juneau waterfront.
You’re in for the journey of a lifetime. We’ve combined the best experiences of Alaska for this unique 3-hour excursion. Glacier flightseeing, a remote and historic private lodge, wilderness trails, wildlife, and to top it off a scrumptious wild Alaska salmon feast.
A true Alaskan experience, your adventure begins the moment you “take off” from the heart of the Juneau waterfront. Each passenger will take pleasure in an unrestricted view of the magnificent glaciers and deep blue crevasses of the Juneau Icefield. Snow-capped mountains, cascading waterfalls and lush forests await. A full narration allows continuous information while allowing the pilot to focus on their all important piloting duties.
The Taku River will be your “runway” when landing at the Taku Lodge. This historic lodge was built in 1923 directly across from the picturesque Hole-In-The-Wall Glacier, and sits amid the untouched Tongass National Forest. Shortly after your arrival, the aroma of fresh Wild Alaska Salmon tells you the feast is about to begin. Your salmon entrée will be complimented with all homemade side dishes for either brunch, lunch or dinner, including actual glacier ice to cool your drinks. This truly Alaskan meal is presented with an elegantly rustic charm. While enjoying your meal, your host will entertain you with stories of Taku Lodges colorful past and characters like Mary Joyce with her famous 1000 mile dog sled trip that put the Taku Glacier Lodge on the Alaska map. This unique lodge is decorated with old dog sleds, hunting and trapping gear, furs and other Alaskan memorabilia. (Link to Taku Lodge History Tab)
This is your trip; MAKE IT WHAT YOU WANT! After your meal you may take in one of a number of options; wander the well-maintained trails of the old growth forest independently, explore on a guided interpretative nature walk, or relax with a beverage and soak in the serenity of a place scarcely touched by time. All the while keep an eye out for the black bears that can’t resist the aroma of fresh grilled Alaskan Salmon.
Rain or shine this trip will be an experience of a lifetime and a true look at Mother Nature in her finest. This is the essence of what memories are made of. Everyone has a window seat!
Note: All participants enjoy a window seat for enhanced viewing and a headset for continuous narration. The Taku Glacier Lodge is on the National Register of Historic Places. One of the most important modes of transportation in Alaska is the seaplane (also known as a floatplane), allowing you to escape into the true Alaskan wilderness within minutes of leaving downtown Juneau.
Taku Glacier Lodge Lunch and Dinner Departures: The meal is served approximately one-hour after the Taku Lodge Flight & Feast tour departure time. Everything on the menu is made from scratch!
• Wild Alaskan Salmon cooked over an outdoor alderwood fire
• (Chicken as an alternative)
• Special Slow Cooked Baked Beans
• Fresh Coleslaw
• Pioneer Fruit Compote
• Alaskan Sourdough Bread
• Savory Herb Biscuits
• Famous Taku Lodge Ginger Cookies
• Hot Russian Tea
• Lemonade or water chilled with actual glacier ice
• Beer and wine available at a minimal cost
Taku Glacier Lodge Brunch Departures:
With a 9am departure and 10am mealtime, the brunch departure is the perfect way to start the day.
Includes all of the amazing food from above with the addition of reindeer sausage and scrumptious scones