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Flying Around Juneau, Alaska

Today I did the most amazing thing ever- took a floatplane over at least 6 glaciers. The floatplane glacier tour left from the main harbor in Juneau and took us over such amazing scenery. It is common to see 5 glaciers on this tour but we were able to see a few more (including Wright Glacier) because the weather was so clear.

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We flew on Wings Airline from the harbor directly in front of Juneau. Taking off and landing was very smooth. I had never been on a float plane before so I did not know what to expect.

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Pre-takeoff selfie:

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The plane held 10 people and 2 pilots. Everyone got a window seat on this little guy. In addition to the glaciers we saw, we blew between mountains and over gorgeous valleys.

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The flight in total was about 40 minutes. There was hardly any turbulence (thank goodness!) and the skies were cloudy but clear.

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The ice and glaciers look so dirty but really it is the prettiest blue color in there.

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I took video while flying because it was just so cool!

Immediately after the flight was over Mom and I decided it was the best side trip we had ever done on a cruise. It was definitely one of the most scenic things I have ever done and would highly recommend you bite the bullet and sign up for a float plane/glacier tour in Juneau if you ever end up here. It is an expensive activity- $350 per person but was well worth it.

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The rest of Juneau was walkable for Mom and I. We visited the sights and had some lunch.

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And beer. This is the hometown of Alaska Amber beer and it is fresh and delicious here.

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Giant crab leg from Tracy’s King Crab Shack:

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Juneau ended up being one of my favorite stops on the cruise. When planning your Alaska vacation, book a cruise that stops here so you can do a float plane tour too!

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