Mendenhall Glacier & Whale Quest

5.5 hours | Juneau | J N U - 6 3 0
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Points of Interest

  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Whale Watching
Shopping Opportunities, Easy activity

Description

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

The breathtaking natural beauty of Alaska is celebrated on an adventure combining two of its premier attractions. View the Mendenhall Glacier, formed during the Little Ice Age, which began about 3,000 years ago. Sustained by the geography and unique climate of the area, the glacier has been able to survive much longer than others in North America. Explore the visitor's center and meet with U.S. Forest Service interpreters, available to answer your questions. Then, drive to Auke Bay for an unforgettable award-winning wildlife cruise available rain or shine. Board a expedition vessel and relax in the main cabin, offering panoramic views. An onboard naturalist will explain the habits and habitats of the wildlife you may encounter. No whale-watching tour would be complete without seeing the humpback and killer whales which are plentiful in the nutrient-rich waters during this time, and sightings are guaranteed!

Special Notes:

Dress warmly and bring a rainproof jacket. Tour order may vary. 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 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Tour to Mendenhall Glacier

  • Transport type: Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 53
  • Travel time: 00:25
  • Air conditioned: Yes
  • Steps: 4
  • Restroom available: No
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Visit Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

  • Time at site: 01:15
  • Free time at site: 75
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 500
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: Yes
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Tour to Auke Bay

  • Transport type: Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 53
  • Travel time: 00:20
  • Air conditioned: Yes
  • Steps: 4
  • Restroom available: No
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Whale Watching & Wildlife Quest

  • Transport type: Motorized Vessel
  • Transport Capacity: 145
  • Time at site: 03:00
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Air conditioned: 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: 53
  • Travel time: 00:25
  • Air conditioned: Yes
  • Steps: 4
  • Restroom available: No
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes