Step away from the crowd and build your own adventure. There are waterfalls, beaches, and local breweries waiting for you to create memories that will last a lifetime.
You control this tour. Your spontaneity rules and you go where your soul desires. With your close friends and family, you can trek through the rainforest, feel the spray of waterfalls, set your sights on eagles, and excite your taste buds with Alaskan brews. We'll photograph the whole experience too, so you have plenty of excellent photos for the perfect holiday card and social media album.
Rainforests and Waterfalls
Our most popular private tour activity, see the best of Mendenhall Glacier at a comfort level that accommodates everyone in the group. Step through the lush rainforest and feel the wind and spray of Nugget Falls as it tumbles almost 400 feet.
- Difficulty: Easy for most.
- 4 miles hiking on even terrain. Sometimes muddy.
- Learn about the natural and cultural history of the area.
- Approximately 4 hours. 3 hours hiking. 1 hour for transportation.
The Ultimate Hike
This hike along west glacier trail is not easy-going. It takes grit. It takes desire. And it is worth every single heart beat. At the end is the greatest view of Mendenhall Glacier.
- Difficulty: Moderately challenging. You will sweat.
- 6 miles hiking on uneven terrain such as rocks, tree stumps, and mild rock scrambles.
- Approximately 6 hours. 5 hours hiking. 1 hour for transportation.
Take a longer ride out the road and explore the iconic Eagle Beach. Its name comes from the dozens of eagles who roam its shores during the salmon runs. Its beauty is second to none with outstanding mountain vistas, a winding glacier, and vast sandy beach.
- Difficulty: Easy for most.
- Flexible mileage. Walk on even terrain.
- Approximately 2-3 hours. 1 1/2 hours walking. 1 1/2 hour for transportation.
- Excellent add-on exploration with other tour options.
The Shrine of St. Therese
Beauty surrounds every square inch of this peaceful place. The chapels stone architecture, the Love Labyrinth, and surreal trails through the rainforest leading to meditation and wonderment.
- Difficulty: Easy for most
- Flexible mileage. Typically around 1 mile of walking.
- Approximately 2 hours. 1 hour of walking. 1 hour for transportation.
- Excellent option to pair with other activites.
A favorite for kids and adults alike. The salmon hatchery is a fun educational stop to experience the importance salmon are to Alaska. Watch wild salmon struggle upstream to spawn, touch Alaskan critters like the spiny urchins and sea stars, and take a tour through educational exhibits witnessing the life-cycle of an Alaskan salmon. Learn more here.
- Difficulty: Easy
- Low mileage.
- Approximately 1-2 hours. 1 1/2 hours walking. 1/2 hour for transportation.
- Excellent add-on exploration with other tour options.
Alaskan Brewing Co. Tasting Room
The Alaskan Brewing Company is a crown jewel of Juneau businesses. Started in 1986, it now boasts distribution to 18 states. Alaskan Brewing gives a lot back to the community and visiting their tasting room at the brewing facility is a must-do favorite of locals. Here you can try experimental brews only available in Juneau.
- Difficulty: Very easy
- Approximately 30 minutes. 15-30 minutes of relaxing. 15 minutes for transportation.
- Excellent option to pair with other activities.
These are just a few of our most popular tour activities. Have a unique activity in mind? We can likely accommodate it. Contact us to learn more.
Ready to book?
Because every private tour is unique, please contact us for availability and booking.
Highlights of a private tour
- Flexibility to visit many locations in Juneau
- Dedicated guide throughout your tour.
- Free professional photos delivered of your group.
- Bring up to 10 people for 1 constant price per hour.
- Flat rate of $130 per hour for most activities*
* Does not include 5% Juneau sales tax
* Minimum booking of 4 hours
Private Tour Inquiry
FAQ - More details!
Get in contact with us or click blue question mark icon in the bottom-right hand corner if we don't answer your question below.
What is included?
We will provide you the following:
- Water resistant daypack
- Rain poncho
- Energy snacks (feel free to bring your own too)
- Transportation to and from the trailhead from the cruise ship docks or any hotel accommodation.
Can I bring my own backpack and snacks?
Yes! Although we do provide a small pack and snacks, you are welcome to bring your own as well. In order to protect the bears that frequent this area, the Forest Service does not allow any food on trails near the visitor center (eg. Nugget Falls). It must stay on the bus and we can eat it there. You may leave personal items on the bus while hiking should you decide any other items aren?t needed.
What is the weather like?
Temperatures range in the summer from mid 40's to mid 60?F typically. Juneau rains on average 62 inches per year with more rain coming in the later summer compared to spring and early summer. Conditions on the trail are about the same as they are in town. Prepare for cool weather and rain.
Does my cell phone work in Juneau?
Maybe. AT&T and Verizon are the only two providers who support Juneau. Neither Sprint or T-Mobile users will have service here unless they are roaming.
Do you pickup guests at the cruise ship docks?
Yes! Our primary pickup location is at the bus lot of the cruise ship terminal (CT dock, or Dock C). This is right next to the Mt. Roberts Tramway. It is a 5 minute walk from the Alaska Steamship dock and Franklin dock. Those who are dropped off at AJ dock are recommended to allow extra time to take the short shuttle ride that leaves you at the pickup location, CT dock. You will be provided detailed pickup instructions upon booking.
Do you pickup guests staying at a hotel?
Yes. We can pick up your group at any hotel, B&B, or other accommodation.
Where do you drop off?
We drop you off at the same location we pick you up unless otherwise spcified.
What are these free photos you offer?
We believe you should stay focused on the nature and beauty of Alaska and not have to worry about taking photos. We want to keep you in the present moment. Your guide is a talented photographer, naturalist, historian, and all around good human being. Sticking with the photography part, your guide takes photos throughout your entire time on the trail. We have been on this trail many times so we know where to get the best angles for your perfect Instagram post, Facebook update, or for hanging in your hallway at home. A couple days after your tour, we email you a web link where you can view and download all of the photos we shot. They are yours to use however you wish at no additional cost.
Why do I need a headset on the trail?
This is how most non-Adventure Flow hiking tours work: walk on trail; group spreads apart; guide waits for everyone to come together; guide gives a few minute spiel; repeat. We do it different. We want you fully engaged with your guide throughout the whole tour and hearing your guide is difficult if they are 50 feet ahead and 4 other people are in-between. Using our specialized headset, you can hear the guides stories, jokes, and fun facts from wherever you are on the trail! This also let's the guide become more conversational with the group because there is far more time for interpretation of the beautiful scenery. And don't worry about missing out on the wonderful sounds of nature either. The headsets are bone-conducting and sit outside the ear. This leaves your ear canal wide open for hearing the rest of the world. And if you get tired of listening to your guide, you can always turn him off 🙂 Everyone wins!
What type of clothing should I wear?
This depends on the weather. We recommend wearing 2 layers plus a waterproof jacket. This could be a t-shirt, long-sleeve base layer, and rain jacket. Avoid cotton! Materials such as polyester, nylon, wool, or other wicking material that do not retain moisture are best. These material suggestions go for pants too. Consider wearing rain pants should conditions call for it. We do provide a durable waterproof rain poncho, however, having your own well-fitting clothing is more comfortable.
What is your refund policy?
See our refund policy by clicking here.
What if the tour is late returning and I miss my cruise ship?
No cruise passenger has ever missed their ship when on our tours. We guarantee you will make it back for yours. In the event this does happen, we provide you with a hotel room, food, and flight to meet your ship at the next port. Please feel free to contact us ahead of time to verify scheduling of the tour and cruise ship departure.
What if my ship is delayed getting into port?
Please notify us ASAP if you know your ship going to be late. Contact numbers are listed in your booking details which you can call or text. We will rearrange the schedule if possible to accommodate your changed arrival time. If we are unable to change the schedule, you will be fully refunded the cost of your ticket.
What if I miss my tour?
If you miss your tour for reasons within your control, our refund policy allows to still refund you 50% per your request. We think this is a pretty sweet deal! Only applies if you book directly with us and not a 3rd party re-seller. Tickets purchased through a re-seller forfeit the entire cost of the tour.
What if my tour is canceled by Adventure Flow due weather or other reason?
If Adventure Flow cancels your tour, we will refund you 100% the cost of your ticket.
Do I need to print my ticket?
We recommend printing the email confirmation we send you because it has detailed instructions for your tour. However, we store your booking information in our database and we will not ask you for any ticket.
Our hiking tours are under permit with the Tongass National Forest. Adventure Flow is an equal opportunity service provider.