Mendenhall Glacier Native Canoe Adventure

3.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-760
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$ 189.95
Min. weight: 40 lbs. | Medical restriction (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Outdoor Adventures
Includes snack, Strenuous activity

Description

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

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

Arriving at the lake, it'll be time to gear up, board your authentic Alaskan Native-style canoe and take off on your unforgettable adventure. The small size of your group allows for an intimate family experience.

This journey transports you to a world of stunning beauty and ancient traditions. You'll paddle across the serene waters of the lake, navigating past floating icebergs. You'll marvel at the spectacular views of the glacier and towering peaks as you float past the shoreline. All the while, your expert guide shares natural history and Native lore of the surrounding scenery and wildlife. Keep an eye out for wildlife including arctic terns, eagles, goats, salmon, otters, bears and more. You'll then venture within a safe distance of the massive, awe-inspiring face of the living Mendenhall Glacier. Experience the thrill of skirting the base of beautiful and roaring Nugget Falls and go ashore to refuel with an Alaska-style snack.

After this incredible experience, re-board your motor coach for the short ride back to your ship.

Special Notes:

Dress warmly and bring extra socks. Children must weigh at least 40 lbs. This is a participatory trip so all guests should be able to paddle. Not recommended for pregnant women in their 3rd trimester. This tour operates under a special use permit issued by the U.S. Forest Service.

Provided: Rain gear, over boots, life jacket

Snack: Reindeer sausage, salmon spread, crackers, water, hot beverage

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.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

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:
Van
Transport Capacity:
14
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

Time at site:
00:15
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

Paddle canoe across lake

Time at site:
01:00
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Stop ashore near Nugget Falls, snack

Time at site:
00:20
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
25
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Paddle back across lake

Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Return gear, photo & souvenir opportunities

Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
20
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:
Van
Transport Capacity:
14
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