Juneau is the state capital of Alaska.
Where You're Docked
Juneau is Alaska's busiest cruise port and ships dock at multiple berths near the city center. Some ships may need to anchor and tender due to berths being occupied. There is a tender pier just north of Alaska Steam Ship Dock (AS). If you are lucky, this dock is also the closest to town and next to the public library. The adjacent Cruise Ship Terminal Dock (CT) is beside the Mt Roberts tramway station. AJ Dock (AJD) is the furthest south (1 mile - 25min walk around the fuel depot) and a shuttle is usually provided to the tramway station for a small fee ($3 all day, 2013). Cruise schedule for all Alaskan ports here http://claalaska.com/
Alaska Steam Dock (AS) and Cruise Ship Terminal Dock (CT)
Detailed view of cruise piers from map below
Money and Tipping
The touristy part of town by the cruise ships is very easy to get around by walking. You can take a local bus to get to other parts of town. The main bus stop is on Main St. Capital transit website here http://www.juneau.org/capitaltransit/
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Preserverance Trail - a fairly easy hike through a valley with lots of waterfalls along the way. Head uphill on Basin Rd to find the trailhead. Info and map here http://www.americantrails.org/nationalrecreationtrails/trailNRT/perseverance-AK.html
Mount Roberts - Instead of the tram, you can also hike up. The trailhead is at the north end of 6th St. There are a few more trails once you reach the top tram station.
Shopping & Restaurants
You will find shops, pubs and restaurants along Franklin St. Shuttles may be provided to take you to Walmart, Fred Meyer and Costco. There is an Foodland IGA supermarket downtown on West Willoughby Avenue. Pizzeria Roma at Hangar on the Wharf has excellent pizza. A favorite for Filipino crew members for bbq pork skewers and lumpia (spring rolls) is Bernadette's with a food cart at the corner Front St and Seward St and a small cafe nearby at 225 Front St.
There is a post office inside Mt Juneau Trading Post at the corner of Franklin and Front St (closed Sundays).
Cafes and restaurants may provide free wifi for customers. The public library and the Viking Pub have free wifi.
Maps (right-click to save)
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Juneau Weather Forecast
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