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Points of Interest
- Mendenhall Glacier
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Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.
Spectacular Mendenhall Glacier thrills when you travel its waterways in a two-person kayak on this picturesque five-hour trip that includes a scrumptious, all-you-can-eat salmon bake. Begin with a 30-minute scenic ride to Mendenhall Lake, where you'll participate in a safety briefing and get familiar with your kayak. Then, follow your knowledgeable guide and navigate the icy blue waters that ribbon through Tongass National Forest. Your guide will point out native wildlife and fascinate you with the history and ecology of the spectacular Mendenhall Glacier. For an extra rush, venture close to the face of the glacier and the thundering Nugget Falls. After paddling back across the lake, enjoy a little snack on shore then proceed to the Gold Creek Salmon Bake for a traditional, Alaska all-you-can-eat feast amidst breathtaking natural scenery. Top off the day with a treat at the marshmallow-roasting fire pit before returning to the pier.
Special Notes:Please dress warmly and bring an extra pair of sock. Participants should be in good physical condition and able to paddle for 2 hours. Guests must weigh at least 40 lbs. and maximum weight is 275 lbs. based on waist size to fit in the kayak cockpit. Guests over 6'3" tall will not be able to use the rudders to steer and may be uncomfortable in the kayak due to limited leg room. Soft drinks, beer and wine are available for purchase at the salmon bake.
Provided: Raingear, rubber boots, life jacket
Meal: Wild Alaska salmon, barbecue ribs, au gratin potatoes, baked beans with reindeer sausage, rice pilaf, salads, cornbread, blueberry cake, hot apple cider coffee, tea and lemonade. Beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase.
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.
Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.
Narrated transfer to Mendenhall Lake
- Travel time: 00:30
Gear up, paddling instruction & safety briefing
- Time at site: 00:20
Kayaking Mendenhall Lake
- Time at site: 02:00
Gear return & Snack
- Time at site: 00:20
Narrated transfer to the Salmon Bake
- Travel time: 00:20
Free time for salmon bake meal and enjoying the site
- Time at site: 01:15
Transfer back to the pier
- Travel time: 00:15