From the cerulean sky over the magnificent Mendenhall glacier to an enchanting evening cruise in the company of humpback whales, Juneau is not only the capital of Alaska, but a grand wonderland for explorers. Below we compiled three unexpected explorations which offer breathtaking vistas and thrilling experiences to stir lifelong memories.
Travelers will experience Alaska’s unparalleled panoramic vistas during an unforgettable, multi-glacier flightseeing tour. An authentic floatplane will take guests for an exhilarating ride past spectacular waterfalls and lush green rainforests en route to the majestic Juneau Icefield and its four stunning glaciers: 1,500 square miles of solid ice. Soar over the deep crevasses and azure blue meltwater pools of the Hole-in-the-Wall Glacier, the advancing Taku Glacier, the retreating Norris Glacier, and the East and West Twin Glaciers.
During the charming Fly-In Fly Fishing Excursion, combine the challenge of fly-fishing with a breathtaking flight to the heart of the Tongass National Forest. Guests will board a floatplane to a remote, wilderness stream or tidal estuary. Depending upon the time of year, pursue one of four varieties of Pacific salmon: Dolly Varden, cutthroat trout or steelhead. Whether an experienced or novice angler, guests will be sure to enjoy a spectacular fly-fishing session in Juneau.
For guests seeking a vigorous excursion, the Helicopter Glacier Trek is not to miss. Explore Alaska’s pristine natural beauty in a stimulating way during a thrilling helicopter ride and glacier trek. Guests will board a helicopter for a picturesque flight to the glacial trekking site. Following a brief introduction to the mountaineering gear (ice axe, crampons, harness and helmet) and safety and tour instructions, guests will join experienced mountaineering guides for a two hour trek through the glacial icescape.
Journey to Alaska with Regent Seven Seas Cruises next summer and experience the incredible awe of Juneau and the other fascinating ports of call. Whether you are a first-time traveler or a seasoned explorer, the possibilities of adventure and exploration are limitless in America’s last frontier.