Mendenhall Glacier Canoe Paddle and Trek

6 hr, 30 min

E-Ticket

Day Trip

Pickup Service

Group Tour

Experience the magnificent Mendenhall Glacier, Mendenhall Lake, and Nugget Falls from a series of unparalleled vantage points via land and water on Southeast Alaska’s singular multi-sport glacial adventure. Experience the glacier up close during this 6 1/2 hour adventure which includes paddling, ice trekking, exploring, photography opportunities, and more.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Pull on your boots, and step into the cool waters of the peaceful Mendenhall Lake as you stare at the mighty Mendenhall Glacier in front of you. During this tour, you will be guided on a canoe paddle across a lake fed by the glacier melt. Your paddle dips into the water as you make your way past ice bergs, freshly calved off the glacier, the famous Nugget Falls, and beautiful mountain peak on very side.
Once you round the rock peninsula, the face of the glacier confronts you like a giant. Blocks of ice stand tall, waiting for the right moment to calve into the waters. It’s truly classic scene of Alaskan beauty.
Once you make landfall you will hike a short distance across rocky terrain, and onto the glacier which is in constant change with features that disappear and reappear over the course of the season. After...
Itinerary

Pull on your boots, and step into the cool waters of the peaceful Mendenhall Lake as you stare at the mighty Mendenhall Glacier in front of you. During this tour, you will be guided on a canoe paddle across a lake fed by the glacier melt. Your paddle dips into the water as you make your way past ice bergs, freshly calved off the glacier, the famous Nugget Falls, and beautiful mountain peak on very side.
Once you round the rock peninsula, the face of the glacier confronts you like a giant. Blocks of ice stand tall, waiting for the right moment to calve into the waters. It’s truly classic scene of Alaskan beauty.
Once you make landfall you will hike a short distance across rocky terrain, and onto the glacier which is in constant change with features that disappear and reappear over the course of the season. After strapping on your micro-spikes, your guide will take you on a tour of the glacier's accessible features which may include exploring the other-worldliness of an ice cave, descending into crevasses carved by melt water, or peering into the deep blue well of a moulin.
Endless adventure awaits up on the glacier!


Stop At:

• Above & Beyond Alaska, 2767 Sherwood Ln # C, Juneau, AK 99801-8546
• Mendenhall Glacier, Mendenhall Valley, Juneau, AK

Important Details

Included
  • Pick-up and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Bottled water
  • National Park fees
  • Professional guide
  • Driver/guide
  • Rain gear and rubber boots
  • Local taxes
  • Snacks
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • All necessary paddling and glacier equipment
  • Paddling and safety instructions
Not Included
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Mount Roberts Tramway, 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
The “C” Sign, located near the cruise ship docks directly between Mt. Roberts Tramway and the green Taku Smokeries building, is our centralized downtown meeting location for all clients in the downtown area, including the

Ports

  • Juneau Alaska


Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Age minimum of 12 years and older only
  • Safety harnesses fit a maximum of 45 inch waists. Not able to accommodate larger waist sizes. Max weight is 250 lbs per person.
  • You must include the following in the comments section when booking: rain gear & shoe sizes for each passenger, (for adult men and women, S-XXL and youth, S-L) and any pertinent medical information
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide their ship's name
  • At time of booking, clients staying locally must provide the name of their place of lodging
  • At the time of booking, clients must provide the following for each participant: name, age, height/weight, rain gear and shoe size, and any pertinent information regarding medical issues (or history) and allergies.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • All participants must be physically capable of paddling 5-6 miles round-trip and hiking/trekking approx. 2 miles round-trip
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • All participants are required to sign a waiver before beginning the trip
  • A specific amount of time on the ice cannot be guaranteed. The amount of time on the glacier is dependent on the group's pace and weather conditions.
  • Visiting specific features such as ice caves, moulins, etc. cannot be guaranteed due to the constantly changing nature of the Mendenhall Glacier. Your guide will assess the hazards on the day of the trip to determine if a particular area is safe to trek upon or enter.
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Maximum weight is 250 lbs per person
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 15 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 8 and 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 7 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.