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DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery

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2697 Channel Dr, Juneau, AK 99801-7813
+1 907-463-4810
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Well worth a quick stop

Stopped there in September, after taking the Alaska State Ferry to Juneau. Interesting exhibits... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Doug S
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Escondido, California
Worth the stop

The hatchery is an often overlooked attraction in Juneau Take the tour and you'll have a much... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Randy B
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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The Macaulay Salmon Hatchery Visitor's Center offers a unique variety of attractions & a truly Alaskan experience! Get a birds-eye-view of our outdoor hatchery operations while a local guide shares with you the fascinating life cycle of an Alaskan salmon and the inner workings of the hatchery. During the months of May and June, you will have the opportunity to see juvenile salmon prior to their release. Adult salmon start returning in Late June and continue through October. Bald Eagles and seals frequent the hatchery and provide a fantastic wildlife viewing opportunity. Once inside, explore our salt water aquariums displaying over 150 species of marine life, including touch-tank aquariums where you will have the chance to physically interact with local sea animals. Venture through our gift-shop where we make it easy to ship wild Alaskan salmon anywhere in the United States. Wow your taste buds when you take the opportunity to taste a variety of salmon samples such as: king salmon dip, salmon caviar, salmon jerky, & canned salmon. A fun, affordable, & educational experience for the whole family!
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2697 Channel Dr, Juneau, AK 99801-7813
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped there in September, after taking the Alaska State Ferry to Juneau. Interesting exhibits, while waiting for tour time. Tour is fairly short, but very informative. Provides a great overview of Alaska's efforts to sustain the salmon population. Tour guide, and gift shop staff, are...More

Thank Doug S
DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Doug S, Thanks for your review! We are glad you stopped by and enjoyed your time here. For typical bus tours offered by various operators during peak summer season, they visit the hatchery for no longer than one hour and include several other popular...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hatchery is an often overlooked attraction in Juneau Take the tour and you'll have a much better understanding of salmon and their importanat to Alaska Well worth the time

Thank Randy B
DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Randy B, Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 14 October 2017

I would never have picked this as a spot to visit (it was part of a tour up to the glacier), so I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. There were SO MANY fish and it was interesting to see the operation. It...More

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DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hello panda618, Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 13 October 2017

Great place to visit to learn all you want to know about how Salmon spawn and hatch and are kept in large tanks until big enough to be released back into the rivers.

Thank Veronica M
DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hello Veronica M, Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 12 October 2017

I've never seen so many fish in one place,you get to see the salmon coming from the ocean to the hatchery to spawn, there is actually fishermen catching the salmon before they reach the hatchery which is well worth watching.Once inside you are taken on...More

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DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hi Johnston47, Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

This small hatchery presents a simple but interesting tour, explaining the life cycle of salmon and how DIPAC aids their propagation. Inside the building you'll find a touch tank for children with man species of Alaskan sea creatures including several varieties of star fish, urchins,...More

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DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Hello PatDexter, Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 1 October 2017

This is a great way to kill an hour or so checking out the salmon hatchery. My favorite part was watching the seals jump up the swim ladder for their dinner! A $5 entry fee allows you to go inside and tour the hatchery. A...More

Thank yelloflihi
DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Hello yelloflihi, As a fully operational, non-profit hatchery, we offer an amazing educational experience and one of the most affordable attractions in the state. Thank you for visiting!

Reviewed 30 September 2017

This is quite an interesting insight to Salmon Hatcheries. It is amazing watching the salmon jump up to their hatching spot then you learn the various stages of development of the salmon. Of course there is a shop attached for salmon goodies - even salmon...More

Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 21 September 2017

I visited here 25 years ago when it was the Gastineau Hatchery and it is just as amazing as I remember. You can spend as much or as little time as you wish. In mid-August, it was FULL of returning fish. There is one place...More

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DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Hello CofCMom, Thank you for your review! Our facility is ADA accessible, we have a lift and ramp for folks who are unable to use stairs.

Reviewed 20 September 2017

We stopped here on a tour of Juneau. We learned so much about salmon and the various species. The complex is well maintained and the hatchery takes great pride in protecting the salmon and making sure they are responsible stewards for the environment.

Thank HighlanderOne
DIPACtours, Manager at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Hello HighlanderOne, Thank you so much for your review!

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ggd
11 May 2017|
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Response from DIPACtours | Property representative |
Hello ggd! We are located 3-5 miles from the cruise ship terminals, depending on where your ship moors. There are several options for getting to the hatchery including taxis, trolleys and buses. But the best option is to... More
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17 February 2017|
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Response from DIPACtours | Property representative |
Good Morning Angie, thank you for your interest in the hatchery! In regards to your questions, there are several transportation options. If you are arriving via cruise ship the best option is to buy a tour on board your... More
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thunder1
29 December 2016|
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Response from DIPACtours | Property representative |
July is a great month to visit the hatchery! Our chum salmon are typically here in full force, and we usually have quite a few large adult king salmon in the holding tanks outside as well. If you scroll through our photos... More
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