Glacier View Sea Kayaking

3.5 hours | Juneau | J N U - 7 7 0
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$ 119.95
Max. weight: 250 lbs. | Min. weight: 40 lbs. | Medical restriction (See special notes)
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  • Outdoor Adventures
Includes snack, Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

This glorious half-day excursion along Juneau's coast begins with a short drive by bus to North Douglas Island, where, weather permitting, you will enjoy scenic views of the Mendenhall Glacier.

Upon arrival your experienced, friendly guide will hand out life jackets and rain gear before teaching you paddling techniques. Then you will board the two-person kayaks, with either a new friend or traveling companion, for your thrilling adventure.

This breathtaking trip is designed to give you a sense of how the famed Aleut Indians traveled the coastal waterways of Alaska, in search of pelts for the Russian fur trading companies. The stable yet nimble kayaks will allow you to silently approach any wildlife in the area, including porpoise, seals, sea lions, eagles, herons, or even whales. You will also explore the Mendenhall Wetlands where you may have the opportunity to view the spectacular Mendenhall Glacier from an ocean explorer's point of view. The view of the glacier is from about 6 miles away, allowing the unique vantage point to see how the massive river of ice winds up through the mountain peaks for miles. (Please note on extremely overcast or foggy days there may be no view of the glacier.)

Along the way your guide will entertain you with stories about Smugglers Cove, the history of the surrounding area, and point out any local flora and fauna. This trip is perfect for all levels of experience as your guide and safety boat captain will ensure that your tour is safe, yet fun. Your guides will group you into like abilities, so you can travel at a speed comfortable for you. If you've never paddled before, don't worry! Your experienced guide will take complete care to make sure you are comfortable on the water.

Back at the kayak base, you will enjoy a well-deserved tasty snack before the bus journey back to port.

Special Notes:

Please dress warmly and bring an extra pair of sock. Participants should be in good physical condition and able to paddle. Guests must weigh between 40 lbs. and 250 lbs. Guests over 6'3" may not fit comfortably in kayaks.

Provided: Rain gear, rubber boots. life jacket, spray skirt

Snack: Reindeer sausage, crackers, cheese, salmon spread, water

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.

Medical Restriction:

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

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Tour to North Douglas launch ramp

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
46
Travel time:
00:30
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Orientation, outfitting, instruction and safety procedures

Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Kayaking excursion

Time at site:
01:30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Turn in gear, snack

Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Tour back to cruise ship pier

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
46
Travel time:
00:30
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes