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Juneau Shore Excursion: Gold Mining and Panning at Gold Creek from Juneau

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    What to Expect
    On this shore excursion from Juneau port, you get to relive some of the histories you’ll be learning about, when thousands rushed to Gold Creek and the adjacent Last Chance Basin Mine during the Gold Rush in the late 1800s.

    After port pickup, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Juneau before continuing to Gold Creek and Last Chance Basin, where Joe Juneau and Richard Harris found the jackpot of a lifetime in 1880. Hear entertaining history about the Gold Rush from your informative guide, dressed in traditional 19th-century garb.

    Head to a secluded section along Gold Creek, which requires a special visiting permit. Learn how to pan for gold, and then explore the creek or enter waist-high water in the demonstration trough to look for gold on your own. Take a few moments to note the surrounding building remnants of the Alaska-Juneau Mining Company, which closed in 1944 due to the WWII labor shortage.

    Receive an Orelove Brothers Gold Claim Certificate as proof of the gold you found — which you get to take home! Your shore excursion ends with drop-off at Juneau port.

    Worry-free Shore Excursion:

    We will ensure your timely return to the Juneau port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Mount Roberts Tramway, 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
    Departure Time
    Varies -- after booking, you will be given the local operator’s contact information; you may specify a departure time in the morning or afternoon
    Duration
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • All necessary equipment
    • Local guide
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Children 13-17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate in the absence of a parent or guardian
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Sterling was our guide. He made the entire trip! We had such a great time learning the history and actually getting gold!!
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    Response from AlaskaTravelAdv, Director of Sales at Juneau Shore Excursion: Gold Mining and Panning at Gold Creek from Juneau
    Responded 1 Sep 2019
    Glad you enjoyed!!
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    Sterling was our guide for this excursion! Great Job!! Happy person who made trip fun with his great personality. Taught us the method to pan for gold. Thank you Sterling!!
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    Response from AlaskaTravelAdv, Director of Sales at Juneau Shore Excursion: Gold Mining and Panning at Gold Creek from Juneau
    Responded 22 Jul 2019
    I'll pass along your kind words! Glad you enjoyed. Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing
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    Sterling made our adventure panning for gold in Juneau an exciting time. His tour provided the right mixture of history and humor to make our time at the mine memorable.
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    Response from AlaskaTravelAdv, Director of Sales at Juneau Shore Excursion: Gold Mining and Panning at Gold Creek from Juneau
    Responded 18 Jul 2019
    Thank you for the review, I will pass it along to Sterling. Glad you enjoyed! Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing
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    We had a great time when we get to the creek we get out and try to hand at panning for gold. Afterwards we plucked out or gold flakes into a small vile. Then return to town. Will definitely do again.
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    Response from AlaskaTravelAdv, Director of Sales & Marketing at Juneau Shore Excursion: Gold Mining and Panning at Gold Creek from Juneau
    Responded 12 Jul 2019
    Thanks for taking the time to give us a review! Glad you enjoyed the tour. Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing
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    Sterling was a great guide. He was very knowledgeable and worked to ensure our experience was a good one. We all had a chance to pan for gold, found gold, and brought it home. Nice short excursion that gets you outside and learn a little history about Juneau.
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    Response from AlaskaTravelAdv, Director of Sales & Marketing at Juneau Shore Excursion: Gold Mining and Panning at Gold Creek from Juneau
    Responded 12 Jul 2019
    Thank you Joann! I will let Sterling know of your kind words! Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing
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