Mendenhall Glacier Canoe & Alaska Brew Adventure

JNU-765 | Juneau, Alaska | See Special Notes

from $219.95*

*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
  • Beer Tasting
  • Canoeing

You will see:

Strenuous

Excursion Length:
Approx. 4.25 hours

Tour Overview

What you will visit:

Mendenhall Glacier and Mendenhall Lake
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. The 13-mile-long river of ice, which ends on the far side of Mendenhall Lake, is one of Alaska's shining gems. 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. Gaze upon its other-worldly beauty during an unforgettable adventure on a guided canoe tour. After your orientation and safety briefing, paddle past glowing blue icebergs of all shapes and sizes.

The Alaskan Brewing Company
Discover Alaska's rich brewing heritage at the modern Alaskan Brewing Company, which pays homage to the history of thirsty explorers of the 1700s through the Gold Rush era. The first brewery in Juneau since Prohibition opened its doors on 1986 and has made its mark with award-winning beers produced through an original 10-barrel brewing system. Its historically based recipe for Alaskan amber and others reflect Juneau's local brewing history and innovation. A selection of seven beers is offered during tasting sessions.

What you will see along the way:
Gaze upon the other-worldly beauty and serenity of Mendenhall Lake from the seat of your canoe. Look up at the cliffs adorned with nests of Arctic terns, giant waterfalls, and wildlife such as mountain goats, black bears, porcupines, river otters, beavers, eagles and loons. The icy glaciers absorb and reflect light; the blue color fades as the ice is exposed to air and the crystalline structure breaks down. Sometimes the glacial ice inside crevasses, and caves appears almost turquoise.

Snack:
Canoeing takes a lot of energy, but a snack of granola bars, fruit snacks, mixed nuts and bottled water will help power you through the day. At the Alaskan Brewing Company, guests over the age of 21 are welcome to enjoy complimentary samples at the tasting bar. Sample seven award-winning beer varieties of this local iconic establishment as you learn about the craft brewery's humble beginnings.

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Special Notes

 

Minimum age is 12 years. Guests must weigh at least 90 lbs. and no more than 240 lbs. Participants should be physically fit and able to use limbs to paddle and walk. Walking is easy on short paved and graveled surfaces. Paddling can be strenuous. No guests with recent surgeries, back problems, heart conditions or pregnant women. Guests must be at least 21 years of age with ID for beer tastings.

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

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

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

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Wheelchair Accessibility:

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Camera/Video Restrictions:

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