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Guided Mendenhall Glacier Kayaking Experience with Snacks
Juneau, Alaska, USA
Embark on a unique kayaking experience on this tour! Travel through iceberg studded, pristine waters and view the massive Mendenhall Glacier from up-close. You’ll be amid the few to take on this exclusive experience.
- Kayaking on Mendenhall Lake
- Close-up glacier experience
- View wildlife
- Learn about the Mendenhall Glacier and surroundings
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 across Mendenhall Lake aboard a kayak and listen to your guide as they share informative commentary on this incredible site. Along the tour, make sure to keep an eye out for native wildlife as you travel past stunning scenery.
Experience being among a select few, under a limited USFS permit, to kayak near the face of the majestic Mendenhall Glacier. Your guide will teach you a few kayaking techniques before starting the tour. Then, board the two-person kayaks, with either a new friend or traveling companion. Journey across Mendenhall Lake in your stable kayak and navigate through iceberg studded pristine waters, considered to be one of the jewels of the Tongass National Forest.
Your guide will explain the breathtaking nature surrounding you and the history and ecology of Mendenhall Glacier. Venture within a safe distance of the massive, awe-inspiring face of the glacier and travel near the base of the beautiful and powerful Nugget Falls. After paddling back across the lake and taking in the last views of this extraordinary glacier, refuel with an Alaskan-style snack. You’ll reminisce about this incredible experience for days, sure to be a highlight of your Alaskan vacation.
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.
Please meet for your tour 10 minutes prior to departure. Look for our representative wearing a red hat, red jacket/shirt and black pants.
Rain gear is provided
Be prepared to paddle. The more you paddle the farther you will go!
Travelers must be able to get in/out of kayak and paddle for approximately 2 hours.
Adventure, Boat Tour, Scenic, Family Friendly, Wilderness/Wildlife
14-seat Climate-controlled Van, 2-seat Kayak
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 all ages provided all other restrictions are met.
Travelers over 6'3" tall will not be able to use rudder pedals to steer and will have to use their oars instead.
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 kayak cockpit and get in and out of the kayak easily. If your legs are very long or your waist is very large, this tour may not be suitable for you. 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 kayak 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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