This is the ultimate Alaskan experience: glacier flight seeing, a remote log cabin, wilderness trails, wildlife and a scrumptious King Salmon feast.
This Regent Choice Shore Excursion begins when you board your float plane in Juneau harbor, just a short walk from Seven Seas Mariner®. Shortly after lift-off, you will find yourself over five breathtaking glaciers and the deep-blue crevasses of the Juneau Ice field. Snow-capped mountains, cascading waterfalls and lush forests await you on your way to a remote wilderness lodge.
Historic Taku Lodge was built in 1923, directly across from the picturesque Hole-In-The-Wall Glacier. After a warm welcome, the aroma of fresh wild Alaska King Salmon tells you the feast is about to begin (there’s even actual glacier ice to cool your drinks).
Your host will entertain you with stories of Taku Lodge’s colorful past, including characters such as Mary Joyce and her famous 1,000-mile dogsled trip, which put Taku Lodge on the Alaska map. This unique lodge is decorated with old dog sleds, hunting and trapping gear, furs and other Alaskan memorabilia. After your meal, take a relaxing stroll along the well-maintained trails of the old growth forest independently, enjoy a guided interpretative nature walk, or warm yourself by a crackling fireplace. All the while keep an eye out for the black bears that can’t resist the aroma of grilled salmon.
Throughout the season, guests of Seven Seas Mariner have raved about this optional shore excursion and through these images you can see why.