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Juneau steamboat

West Chatham MA
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Juneau steamboat

Has anyone been on a steamboat cruise in Juneau. It sounds like fun. Is it really cold in May? What to wear? Thanks, Sharon

Juneau, Alaska
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1. Re: Juneau steamboat

May is one of our best months but can be fickle - and of course this is a rainforest. Temps can be 50-70 and it can be sunny or rainy or somewhere in between. So think layers - a short sleeve tee in case it gets warm, long sleeve in case its not, polarfleece jacket/sweater, a waterproof shell in case its rainy, a hat, comfortable walking shoes. My always packed items include a set of lightweight silky long underwear - they are pj's or an extra layer if cold - and a large shawl/pashmina wrap which is a scarf, shawl, light blanket, etc.

Enjoy

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Temps in May average in the mid 50's, although it can get cooler at night, and I've certainly seen it warmer too. The above advice about layering really goes for any time of year around here.

The steamboat tour is a neat little ride around the downtown harbor area. Honestly, though, if you're on any other boat or seaplane tours in Gastineau Channel (Tracy Arm, Taku Lodge, a fishing charter, etc.) you'll see the same area in just as much detail.... there's a speed zone in the harbor here, so everyone has to slow to a VERY leisurely pace, even if just passing through.

If it's your only choice or opportunity for getting out on the water in Juneau, go for it! Oh, and the boat is covered, and they roll the rain screens down (like the trolly tours) when it's raining, so you're not really that exposed to the wind and rain.

Have Fun!

-Case

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I've taken the steamboat tour when family came to town and even as a local found it very interesting and informative. The tour guide had an impressive knowlege of Juneau history and a very entertaining manner of relaying it. Watching the engineer feed the boiler is also fun. Reccomended.

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