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Juneau , Alaskaís capital city, offers yachting adventures that leave visitors enchanted. Located in southeast Alaska, Juneau is an exciting frontier town tucked between towering mountains and the Gastineau Channel, which is the gateway to Glacier Bay. Yachting provides one of the best ways to view the stunning beauty of the Juneau Icefield and Tracy Arm Fjord, and to encounter southeast Alaskaís abundant aquatic wildlife. By far the most popular attraction in Juneau is the massive Mendenhall Glacier. Its face is 100 feet tall and 1.5 miles wide, and its length is over six miles. However, Mendenhall is just a small part of the expansive Juneau Icefield, which covers 1,800 square miles and runs from the Taku River east of town to Barners Bay at the extreme west end of town. Abundant salmon and halibut fishing is available in the waters off the coast of Juneau, and outdoor enthusiasts will love the extraordinary kayaking, rafting and diving opportunities. Admiralty Island National Monument features the largest concentration of brown bear in the world, and Icy Strait has incredible whale watching. Many are surprised to learn that Juneauís winter temperatures are actually warmer than U.S. cities such as Chicago and Minneapolis. Protected by tall coastal mountains and warmed by currents off the Pacific Ocean, Juneau is in the middle of the northernmost rainforest in the world, and its moist maritime climate provides comfortable temperatures for yachting year-round.


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