I am very excited to be cruising for the first time in August. I will be going to Alaska. My first stop is in Juneau and I am really looking forward to seeing the Mendenhall Glacier up close. Reading the posts, it seems the best shore excursion to get a close view of the Glacier is via helicoptor. Although I really want to do this excursion, it is out of my price range. Could somebody please suggest a best second option to seeing the Glacier up close? Any help would be appreciated.