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Alaskan cruises are all about glaciers, wildlife, mountains and coastal scenery. A trip to Alaska can take you to the depths of wilderness and leave you enthralled with once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Alaska has ample to offer to a man seeking peace into the wild. Both large and small ships cruise through the region mainly during May and through September.

Alaskan cruises offer hundreds of on-shore excursions. Juneau is among the most beautiful places you will get to visit on the cruise. It is a small town. However, it has been blessed with picturesque landscapes.

5 Amazing Things To Do in Juneau On a Cruise Ship Visit

1. Trek on the Glaciers

Exploring a glacier on foot will give you a galvanizing experience! You reach the Juneau Icefield by helicopter and learn to use your ice axe in crystalized snow. Taking a walk on the snow clad piece of land ought to refresh and energize you! There are other levels of activities arrange for adventurers.

2. Riveting River Rafting

This excursion is sure to make your heart skip a beat! Mendenhall River rafting trip will give you an adrenaline rush. At the start the river is quite stable with a view of the glaciers but the current eventually picks up and you soon feel fresh cold splashes on water on your face. After circling the forest, the river rafting trip will end at a Juneau neighborhood.

3. Wait and Watch the Whale

Alaskan waters have plentiful marine life. Waters in Juneau are known for its humpback whales. You can spot the gentle giants in specific feeding areas as instructed by the captain. Apart from whales you will come cross harbor seals, sea lions and other marine creatures. Carry a camera along and you may even end up capturing a magnificent photo of the whale feeding.

4. Zipline Through the Forest

Imagine the Alaskan landscape as your backdrop as you scream through the zipline! Take a course with Alaska Zipline Adventures and shed your fear and inhibitions! The ziplines starts near the heart of Tongass National Forest and cover 10 platforms and a suspension bridge. As you glide in the air, you will have a pleasing panoramic mountain views. Information by the trained guides about flora fauna will make you observe and appreciate Mother Nature.

5. Authentic Beer Tasting

Alaskan Brewing Company is known for crafted seasonal beers. The brewery has won over 100 major awards and medals. Beer from the company is now also available in 48 states. Tasting Room offers free tours which educate the tourists about the process of beer making. They first have a look at the 10-barrel brewing system to understand its working and then the gigantic 100-barrel system. The unique kinds of beers will leave an impressionable aftertaste in your mouth!

Juneau is one of the most breathtaking state capitals in the USA. If you are a budget conscious traveler, a trip to Juneau is an ideal one for you! Mother Nature is on full display at this place which might even lead to the path of self-discovery!

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