Mendenhall Glacier Native Canoe Adventure

JNU-760 | Juneau, Alaska | See Special Notes

Min. weight: 40 lbs. | Medical restriction (See special notes)

from $179.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Mendenhall Glacier Mendenhall Glacier
  • Outdoor Adventures Outdoor Adventures
  • Canoeing
You will see:

Strenuous Includes snack

Excursion Length:
Approx. 3.5 hours

Tour Overview

Your trip begins with a scenic motorcoach ride to the beautiful Mendenhall Lake. There, you'll be treated to a close-up view of the glacier - a half-mile wide and one hundred and fifty feet high at its face.

Arriving at the lake, it'll be time to gear up, board your authentic Alaskan Native-style canoe and take off on your unforgettable adventure. The small size of your group allows for an intimate family experience.

This journey transports you to a world of stunning beauty and ancient traditions. You'll paddle across the serene waters of the lake, navigating past floating icebergs. You'll marvel at the spectacular views of the glacier and towering peaks as you float past the shoreline. All the while, your expert guide shares natural history and Native lore of the surrounding scenery and wildlife. Keep an eye out for wildlife including arctic terns, eagles, goats, salmon, otters, bears and more. You'll then venture within a safe distance of the massive, awe-inspiring face of the living Mendenhall Glacier. Experience the thrill of skirting the base of beautiful and roaring Nugget Falls and go ashore to refuel with an Alaska-style snack.

After this incredible experience, re-board your motor coach for the short ride back to your ship.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour to Mendenhall Lake

Details:
Travel time: 00:20 Transport type:Van
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):14
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:No
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Orientation & outfitting

Details:
Time at site:00:15 Inside Visit :No
Walking distance (yards):20
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No Notes

Waterproof cameras recommended. Guests take cameras at their own risk, water may damage equipment.

Paddle canoe across lake

Details:
Time at site:01:00
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:No
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No Notes

Waterproof cameras recommended. Guests take cameras at their own risk, water may damage equipment.

Stop ashore near Nugget Falls, snack

Details:
Time at site:00:20 Inside Visit :No
Walking distance (yards):25
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:No
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No Notes

Waterproof cameras recommended. Guests take cameras at their own risk as water may damage equipment.

Paddle back across lake

Details:
Time at site:01:00 Inside Visit :No
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:No
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No Notes

Waterproof cameras recommended. Guests take cameras at their own risk as water may damage equipment.

Return gear, photo & souvenir opportunities

Details:
Time at site:00:15 Inside Visit :No
Walking distance (yards):20
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:No
Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Tour back to cruise ship pier

Details:
Travel time: 00:20 Transport type:Van
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):14
Total number of steps:3 Notes

on/off bus

Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:No
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

Dress warmly and bring extra socks. Children must weigh at least 40 lbs. This is a participatory trip so all guests should be able to paddle. Not recommended for pregnant women in their 3rd trimester. This tour operates under a special use permit issued by the U.S. Forest Service.

Provided: Rain gear, over boots, life jacket

Snack: Reindeer sausage, salmon spread, crackers, water, hot beverage

Liability waiver is required to be signed in the presence of the tour operator.

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children 13 to 17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate without a parent or guardian.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Medical Restriction:

Not recommended for guests who are in their third trimester of pregnancy.

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Wheelchair Accessibility:

For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Camera/Video Restrictions:

For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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