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  • Juneau: Mendenhall Lake Canoe Tour

    1. Juneau: Mendenhall Lake Canoe Tour

    Come face to face with the famous Mendenhall Glacier on this once in a lifetime Alaskan adventure. Meet your guide at the Mt.Robert's Tram building near the cruise pier. Your guide will take you on a scenic tour by minivan to the Tongass National Forest where you can gaze upon the stunning Mendenhall Glacier. This small group canoe tour takes you past icebergs, waterfalls, and steep cliffs once carved by ice. Paddle up close to the face of this 3,000-year-old glacier, 13 miles long of ice, half a mile wide and up to 1,800 feet deep. This is Alaska's most visited glacier! The paddle time is around two hours from start to finish, providing plenty of time to take advantage of capturing the memory through scenic photos. You will be equipped with top quality gear including rain pants, rain jackets, waterproof boots, and everything else you will need to ensure your comfort and safety. Yo...

    Wonderful adventure!! Tour guides very helpful and knowledgeable. Beautiful lake and glacier. Highly recommended!

  • Juneau: Humpback Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier

    2. Juneau: Humpback Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier

    Seamlessly combine two of Juneau's favorite activities on this whale watching and Mendenhall Glacier tour. Marvel at majestic humpback whales in the company of a naturalist guide, and select from a range of trails to discover Mendenhall Glacier, the world's only drive-up glacier. Upon check-in, you will either be escorted to one of the shuttles for a narrated 25-minute drive to the glacier, or to the boat harbor for whale watching. On the glacier section of the tour, you can choose to hike to Nugget Falls (1.5 hours round trip), take the Photo Point Trail (40 minutes round trip), look for wildlife along the Steep Creek trail, or stroll up the easy walk to the Visitor Center. Take your time at the glacier with flexible shuttles back to town every 30 minutes. During your time on the water whale watching, your naturalist guide will explain the feeding habits of these magnificent creatures...

  • Juneau City and Mendenhall Glacier Combo Tour

    3. Juneau City and Mendenhall Glacier Combo Tour

    Discover Alaska's capital city. Nestled between stunning mountain vistas and winding waterways, the modern city of Juneau is reminiscent of the old west. From the colorful port, to the busy capitol building, to the famous whale statue, this unique city has a surprise around every corner. The crowning point of the tour is Juneau's natural treasure, the Mendenhall Glacier. This is one of 38 glaciers flowing from the massive 1,500-square-mile Juneau Ice field.  At this stop you can explore this glacial wonder from a variety of perspectives like Nugget Creek Falls and Photo Point Trail, which winds along Mendenhall Lake to an unobstructed view of the glacier's face. Visit the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center for an elevated view of the glacier as well as interactive geological exhibits explaining glacier formation.

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What people are saying about Mendenhall Glacier

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Close to nature and overwhelming

A very well organized tour by canoe. Is also very feasible for inexperienced people. Our guide was very well prepared and organized. We always felt safe with him, there was a very detailed instruction on safety on the canoe before the start. During the tour he provided us with a lot of information and answered the many questions. We really liked that you can get very close to the glacier and also see the waterfall up close. The equipment is also very good, you come back dry on land.

Wonderful adventure!! Tour guides very helpful and knowledgeable. Beautiful lake and glacier. Highly recommended!