Mendenhall Glacier Paddle & Trek

Mendenhall Glacier Paddle & Trek

5.5 hours | Juneau | J N U - 7 8 0
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$ 374.95
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Min. age: 12 years | Max. height: 80 inches | Max. weight: 250 lbs. (See special notes)


Points of Interest

  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Outdoor Adventures
Includes snack, Strenuous activity

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

Experience the magnificent Mendenhall Glacier and Lake from two unique perspectives. From downtown Juneau you'll travel into the picturesque Mendenhall Valley and disembark on the shores of Mendenhall Lake with you experienced guide. After a shore hike through the Tongass National Forest, you'll receive paddlng instructions and step into your twelve-person canoe. Once you push off into the sparkling water, you'll paddle past glowing blue icebergs of all shapes and sizes that have broken off of the glacier. Keep your eyes open for the Arctic tern nesting cliffs, and giant waterfalls en route to the glacier. When you reach your landing point at the glacier's beach, you'll trade in your paddles for trekking poles. Following your guide, you'll venture towards the glacier's edge. Discover Mendenhall's natural history as you hike over the rocky terrain carved by the glacier. Get an up close and intimate perspective of the glacier from the edge, while learning about glacier dynamics and the breathtaking and ever-changing ice feautes.

Special Notes:

Minimum age is 12 years, maximum height is 6'8" and weight is 250 lbs. Every participant must be in good enough condition and capable of paddling for up to 5 to 6 miles roundtrip and hiking on uneven terrain up to 2 miles roundtrip. Pregnant guests are not permitted due to the tour's inherent risks. It is recommended to bring gloves, a warm hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and layered non-cotton clothing. The Mendenhall Glacier is in a state of constant change and is receeding daily. You will explore the glacier's edge safely from the bedrock The amount of time at the edge of the glacier is dependent on the group's pace and the weather conditions.

Provided: Raingear, rubber boots, life jacket, paddle mitts, trekking poles, dry bag, backpack

Snack: Trail mix, cheese, granola bar, nuts, bottled water

Liability waiver is required to be signed in the presence of the tour operator.

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Transfer to Mendenhall Lake for outfitting and orientation.

Transport type: Van
Transport Capacity: 15
Travel time: 00:20
Time at site: 00:40

Canoe on Mendenhall Lake and trekking at edge of Mendenhall Glacier

Time at site: 03:30

Transfer back to cruise ship pier

Transport type: Van
Transport Capacity: 15
Travel time: 01:00