Mendenhall Glacier Explorer (Wheelchair Accessible)

3 hours | Juneau | J N U - 1 0 1
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Points of Interest

  • Mendenhall Glacier
Wheelchair Accessible, Easy activity

Description

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

Embark on a 3-hour excursion offering the most time (2 hours) at Juneau's marquee attraction, the famous Mendenhall Glacier, which includes entry to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. No visit to Juneau is complete without a close-up look at the Mendenhall Glacier. Alaska's most famous and most visited glacier, located just 12 miles from downtown, is protected as part of the 5,815-acre Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area. Upon arrival at the glacier, your guide will point out the areas of special interest and self-guided trails through Tongass National Forest. The ample visiting time allows for an unhurried exploration of this icy wonder from a variety of perspectives, which might include a walk out to the base of the extraordinary Nugget Creek Falls. Visit scenic Photo Point Trail, which winds along Mendenhall Lake for an unobstructed view of the glacier's face. Stop at the Visitor Center for an elevated view of the glacier and a look at the interactive exhibits, and informative displays that showcase the awesome force of glaciers before the return trip to Juneau.

Special Notes:

The content of this tour is identical to JNU-100. Only guests using a wheelchair can book this tour, as it ensures accessible transportation. Due to the specialized nature of some lift-equipped vehicles, priority is given to guests using a wheelchair and one companion only; additional companions may be required to travel on the transportation provided for tour JNU-100. Bookings not marked with an accessibility requirement will be removed from the tour's inventory.

This tour can accommodate manual and electric wheelchairs; however, not all trails at the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area are wheelchair accessible. The lift on the vehicle can accommodate a maximum weight of 600 lbs., maximum length of 40 inches and maximum width of 27 inches. Passengers with disabilities must contact the onboard Tour Office at least 48 hours prior to the excursion to ensure arrangements can be made to meet their particular needs. Please be sure to read the "Accessible Cruising" information on the home page of Princess.com.

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.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Tour from pier to Mendenhall Glacier

  • Transport type: Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 53
  • Travel time: 00:30
  • Air conditioned: Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Restroom available: No
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Visit Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

  • Time at site: 02:00
  • Free time at site: 105
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 200
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: Yes
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Tour back to cruise ship pier

  • Transport type: Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 53
  • Travel time: 00:30
  • Air conditioned: Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Restroom available: No
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes