Posted June 27th, 2013, 09:14 AM
The tour I'm thinking of is the Whale Watch, Salmon Bake and then the Mendenhall Glacier. The Glacier is last so we might just take the bus back to the ship. But I think it's over 6 hours. Don't know it we'll have time to see the town. We have a dinner seating at 6 pm.
Are you willing to eat outside, if it is raining, cold? That is the Salmon Bake. Instead I suggest you just book that direct from the dock. Gold Creek runs a continuous shuttle bus. I would than suggest you consider an independent whale watch vendor with a Mendenhall drop off/pick up. You would take the shuttle bus the other direction.
Is dinner important? For some, sure is, everything is planned around the meals. For others, who cares. Overall late seating offers better options if there are late port times. You will have to determine this for yourself.