Juneau, Alaska is the one port city that we had the most planned. First thing in the morning we went whale watching. Then we went went on a city tour of Juneau and Mendenhall Glacier. By the time we arrived back at port from the city tour we only had a couple of hours until the all aboard. The last thing on our list was the Mount Roberts Tramway. A tram that takes you straight up into the mountain sounded pretty neat. We walked in and purchased our tickets with no problem. We found it was a few dollars cheaper that way. The price is $33 per adult and the ticket is good for all day.
They have a very nice visitor center with food and gift shop. There is also free wifi. So we were able to Facetime our kids and show them the beautiful view. I think they were in the middle of eating candy though so the view was completely lost on them. They did manage to say, “Hello.”
There are beautiful trails! We went on a short hike around the loop and to Father Brown’s cross. Jason was DYING to go on the tree mile hike to the peak, but we didn’t have time. He found out we could have hiked up rather than pay the fee to ride the tram and he was really kicking himself! Again time was a factor.
We ended up on the mountain with Chipper who had done the Magic/Comedy show on the cruise. I even took a photo of him and the lady he was with for him. I didn’t want to be cheesy and take a photo with my own camera but then I saw a marmot and we pointed it out to Chipper.
Jason especially enjoyed some of the tree art! Really everything is absolutely gorgeous. We could have spent all day just on Mount Roberts. There was a nature center that we didn’t even go in for lack of time. I couldn’t believe I missed seeing the bald eagle there.
But it was getting late, and we were very hungry as we had missed lunch except for the snack that was served on the whale watching tour. So we called it a day and boarded our ship. We had a blast in Juneau!