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Relive Juneau's gold rush history by panning for gold. A costumed prospector will drive you to historic Last Chance Basin. Retrace the route used by Joe Juneau and Richard Harris in their search for gold. Near the famous Alaska-Juneau gold mine, one of the world's largest hard rock mining operations, you'll have a chance to pan for gold. See the remnants of the mine and learn about the discovery of gold here and how it was mined. Then at the Gold Creek Salmon Bake, wild Alaskan caught salmon is grilled over an open alderwood fire. Enjoy the Gold Rush Potatoes, Cheechako baked chicken, Chilkoot baked beans, Tongass wild-rice pilaf, a variety of fresh salads, corn bread, blueberry cake, and lemonade, coffee or tea. Beer and wine are available for an additional charge. Dine beside Salmon Creek, nestled in the lush foliage of Southeast Alaska's rainforest, under translucent domes that protect you rain or shine. Afterwards, roast marshmallows over a crackling campfire and view the beautiful Salmon Creek waterfall; remnants of the historic Wagner Mine can also be seen. Return to your ship at your leisure aboard one of the Salmon Bake shuttle buses.
Please note: The salmon served is always wild Alaskan Salmon. This tour operates in all weather conditions.
NOTICE: All Oceania Cruises shore excursion fares are listed per person, and are subject to change and availability. Some tours are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Tour departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. While Oceania Cruises makes every effort to adhere to the specifics mentioned in each shore excursion description, circumstances may require otherwise. All shore excursion information contained on this website is subject to change without notice at Oceania Cruises’ discretion. Oceania Cruises is not responsible or liable for typographical error, omissions or misprints.
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