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Guided Mendenhall Glacier Canoe Experience with Snacks
Juneau, Alaska, USA
Be among the few to travel by canoe near the majestic Mendenhall Glacier! On this tour, experience a unique sail across Mendenhall Lake and view icebergs, wildlife, and the impressive Mendenhall Glacier from a great vantage point.
- Canoe sail on Mendenhall Lake
- Close-up glacier experience
- View wildlife
What’s included in the tour
- Expert guide
About This Juneau Tour
Embark on an incredible sail along the massive Mendenhall Glacier on this tour! Travel along Mendenhall Lake aboard a canoe and listen as your guide shares informative commentary on this majestic ice structure. Along the tour, make sure to keep an eye out for native wildlife like eagles, bears, salmon, and more.
On this experience you’ll be among the select few, under a limited USFS permit, to travel by canoe near the face of the Mendenhall Glacier. Surrounded by the best views and richest variety of wildlife, your sail is guaranteed to be memorable. During the tour, you’ll travel past icebergs in a 20-passenger Tlingit-style canoe and experience panoramic views. You’ll also have the opportunity to see birds including arctic terns nesting on the shoreline and eagles, along with goats, salmon, and bears.
Your expert guide will steer the canoe within a safe distance from the glacier, allowing you to experience this site from the best vantage point. Then, travel past the rushing waters of Nugget Falls and admire the stunning natural scenery. Towards the end of this experience, your guide will stop the canoe at the base of the falls where you’ll disembark and refuel for your return paddle with a savory Alaskan-style snack.
Please make your way in the direction of Mount Roberts Tram at 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801. Our representative awaits in the sidewalk area, under the cables. Look for our displayed logo sign.
Travelers must be able to get in/out of canoe and paddle for approximately 2 hours. Not recommended for travelers who are in their third trimester of pregnancy or those with back/neck issues.
Adventure, Boat Tour, Scenic, Family Friendly, Wilderness/Wildlife
Motorcoach, 15-seat Canoe
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated strenuous. Travelers must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Travelers with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour categorized as "strenuous". If you have concerns, you must consult with your personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be too strenuous for you.
Suitable for all ages.
Children must weigh at least 40 pounds in order to fit into required life jackets.
Special Medical Restriction
Travelers must be able to fit comfortably in the canoe and get in and out of the canoe easily. Not recommended for travelers who are in their third trimester of pregnancy or those with back/neck issues.
All travelers are required to sign a waiver before participating. Travelers must be able to walk up to 300 yds and use upper body strength to paddle approx. 2 hrs.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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