Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip

3.5 hours | Juneau | J N U - 7 4 0
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$ 159.95
Max. weight: 350 lbs. | Min. weight: 50 lbs. | Medical restriction (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Outdoor Adventures
Includes snack, Moderate activity

Description

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

Your trip begins with a scenic, narrated motorcoach ride to the beautiful Mendenhall Lake. There, you'll be treated to an excellent view of the glacier - a half-mile wide and over one hundred feet high at the face.

Arriving at the lake, it'll be time to gear up, board your raft and take off on your unforgettable adventure. Your experienced guide will steer you across the serene waters of the lake, maneuvering past the floating icebergs, to the river beyond. The speed of the water and level of the rapids vary depending on the weather, but your highly trained guide will ensure you have a safe, exhilarating experience over a five-mile stretch of the river.

You can choose your activity level with the option of two different raft styles. If you are interested in a scenic experience, where you can get out into nature and learn about the area, see the glacier, the icebergs, some wildlife and the thrill of going through a short section of rapids while the guide takes complete care of you, then this is the tour for you. If you are interested in a higher level of activity where you follow the guide's commands and power your raft through the troughs of the rapids during the mile of class three rapids, then you'll want to ask for a paddle raft when you arrive at the lake. We can accommodate you, whatever your activity level preference.

As your host explains the natural phenomena at work in this scenic valley, you'll marvel at the spectacular views of the glacier and towering peaks as you float downstream. You'll also want to be on the lookout for the local wildlife which may include - arctic terns, eagles, goats, salmon, otters, bears and more.

At the end of your journey enjoy an Alaska-style snack with a warm beverage, and have the opportunity to purchase a photo of your rafting experience before re-boarding your motor coach for the short, relaxing ride back to your ship.

Special Notes:

Dress warmly and bring an extra pair of socks. Guests must weigh between 50 lbs. and 350 lbs and max chest size of 58". Rapids level depends on weather conditions. This tour operates under a special use permit issued by the U.S. Forest Service. Disposable or waterproof cameras are recommended.

Provided: Rain gear, boots, life jacket

Snack: Reindeer sausage, cheese, crackers, salmon spread, water, hot apple cider

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 Mendenhall Lake

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

Orientation, outfitting & launching

Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Float trip across lake & down river, white water section

Time at site:
02:00
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Snack, turn in gear, photo & souvenir opportunities

Time at site:
00:20
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
20
Steps:
15
Wheelchair accessible:
No
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:
00:20
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes