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Juneau Mendenhall Glacier River Adventure
Juneau, Alaska, USA
- Float trip: Put on your gear and board your raft! Each holds up to 12, and is rowed by an experienced guide. For a hands-on experience, join a paddle-raft team.
- Amazing wilderness views: Put in at the foot of the spectacular Mendenhall Glacier, and be carried away on your five-mile journey by the Mendenhall River with views of mountains and forests.
- Wildlife spotting: Be on the lookout for wildlife the entire stretch of the river. Look for otters, seals, and salmon during spawning season. Scan the skies for bald eagles and keep a lookout for bears along the shore.
About this Juneau, Alaska tour
Hold on for five miles of pure exhilaration! The crystal-clear Mendenhall River is the perfect experience for first-time rafters and families — and there's enough whitewater to quicken the pulse of seasoned rafters too.
You'll glide across the iceberg-studded lake and marvel at the magnificent 0.5-mile-wide Mendenhall Glacier. For thousands of years, this massive cube of ice has been waiting to make your day. It's a glorious backdrop for your adventure, and its abundant runoff is the source of the cool, clear currents you'll navigate. Let's set a course downstream and see what's ahead.
You soon hear the rush of water approaching. Then you're in the playful rapids where your raft splashes through bouncing waves. Enjoy the ride as your skilled guide works in perfect harmony with the water. And smile! There's a photographer on shore to capture your ear-to-ear grin as you bob through the thrilling currents.
You'll encounter river features such as Moon Flats and Pin Ball Alley (even more fun than they sound). Where the river levels out, calm spots give you a chance to soak it all in. The song of the river. Mountains reaching to the sky. Eagles soaring high. Wild creatures on the shore. Along this special stretch of river, nature shares some of her very best work.
You're rafting in style
Something about river rafting makes everyone feel a bit like a pioneer. And in Alaska there's an authentic reason for that. During the gold rush, thousands of would-be miners built primitive, rough-hewn wood rafts to carry them and their gear 500 miles up the Yukon River to gold country. In 1898, when the ice melted, more than 7,000 craft took to the river within 48 hours! Enjoy the crowd-free Mendenhall and your comfy modern raft.
Please make your way to the sidewalk area under the cables of the Mt. Roberts Tram.
Please check in 10-15 minutes prior to your departure time, and look for our representative wearing a red hat, red jacket/shirt and black pants holding a "Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip" sign.
Paddle rafts seat up to 12 adventurers and oar rafts seat up to 10.
Souvenir shirts, sweatshirts, hats and photos are available for purchase following the tour.
Travelers must be willing and able to step in a raft and walk over gravel surfaces.
Adventure, Family Friendly, Scenic, Wilderness/Wildlife.
Motorcoach and RIB inflatable boat.
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for travelers of all ages provided they meet all other participation requirements.
You must weigh between 50 and 350 pounds to participate in this tour.
Special Medical Restriction
While most travelers opt not to paddle, moderate exertion is required for travelers who choose to paddle. This tour is recommended for travelers in good physical condition and requires upper body strength and physical exertion for an extended period.
All travelers are required to sign a waiver before participating.
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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