Juneau, Alaska

Juneau is the capital city of Alaska located on the Gastineau Channel of the Alaskan panhandle. It is best known as a destination for glacier viewing and is surrounded by intercoastal waterways, lush rainforests, and spectacular mountain scenery.

Juneau has some of the most magnificent wildlife viewing in the world. Viewing highlights are whales, brown bear and eagles. A variety of wildlife tours can get you up close to black bear, Dall porpoise, sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters, mountain goats and Sitka Black Tail Deer.

Juneau is home to magnificent Mendenhall Glacier located just 13 miles from downtown. Juneau is also the sending off point to Glacier Bay National Park and Tracy Arm Fjord.

Things to See & Do

* Mendenhall Glacier
* Glacier Bay National Park
* Fishing, whalewatching and wildlife viewing
* Tracy Arm
* Admiralty Island National Monument

General information

Cruise Season - May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language - English
Land Area - 8,430.4 km²
Population - 31,000 approx
Electricity - 110 vlt 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus 10
International Country Telephone Code - 1

Port Location - The South Franklin Street Dock is the newest large cruise vessel facility in Juneau.

Transport Links - Juneau is a main port for the Alaska Marine Highway, Alaska's ferry system. The ferry runs regularly throughout Southeast Alaska with regular stops in Ketchikan, Petersburg, Wrangel, Sitka, Haines, and Skagway
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Visitors can access Juneau from Seattle or Anchorage with Alaska Airlines. Alaska Airlines also has regularly scheduled flights to Ketchikan, Sitka, Wrangell, and Petersburg- with summer service to Gustavus.