Mendenhall Glacier Explorer

JNU-100 | Juneau, Alaska | See Special Notes

from $44.95*

*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

You will see:


Excursion Length:
Approx. 3.5 hours

Tour Overview


Mendenhall Glacier
One of the most beautiful and accessible glaciers in North America is just 12 miles from downtown Juneau but feels like a million miles away from the everyday. A half-mile wide with ice up to 1,800 feet deep, it's no surprise that Mendenhall is the most visited glacier in Alaska. Upon arrival, your guide will point out the areas of special interest so you may make the most of your visit. Explore scenic Photo Point Trail, which winds along Mendenhall Lake for an unobstructed view of the glacier's face. See first-hand how the glacier has carved out the local landscape from the many self-guided trails. Ample visiting time allows for an unhurried exploration of this glacial wonder from a variety of perspectives which might include a walk out to the base of the extraordinary Nugget Creek Falls.

Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
The center provides fascinating information as well as excellent views of this ever-changing wonder. While there, be sure to watch a brief film about how the Mendenhall is part of the 1,500-square-mile Juneau Icefield.

The many trails around the glacier exposes you to the special beauty of Tongass National Forest and boasts ever-changing glimpses of the glacier. Mid to late summer, wild sockeye salmon are visible in Steep Creek, which flows through the area's trail system.

Your journey begins with a narrated tour of Juneau's downtown waterfront en route to the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes


All entry fees included. Tour operator is authorized under special use permit to access the Tongass National Forest. Does not include walking on the glacier. Visit at the glacier is self-guided as your driver is not permitted to conduct tours.

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Excursion Length:

(Including 2.5 hours at glacier)

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

See detailed itinerary for information about walking distance

Wheelchair Accessibility:

See detailed itinerary for information about wheelchair accessibility

Camera/Video Restrictions:

See detailed itinerary for information about camera restrictions

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