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Mendenhall Lake Kayak Adventure

Price: $189.00
This tour operates from May to September.
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Experience the spectacular Mendenhall Glacier up close from your own kayak. An exclusive U.S. Forest Service permit allows you to explore the gorgeous setting of Mendenhall Lake in serene fashion. Depart your port on a comfortable, scenic drive to the lake. A professional, friendly guide will help you fit life jackets and rain gear before teaching you kayaking techniques.

Board your two-person kayak, either with a chosen travel companion or a new friend. Set off on your adventure, journeying across Mendenhall Lake in your stable kayak, navigating the iceberg-studded pristine waters, one of the prized jewels of the Tongass National Forest. Your knowledgeable guide will describe the breathtaking natural wonders around you, pointing out native wildlife and providing fascinating information about the history and the ecology of the Mendenhall Glacier.

Venture within a safe distance of the face of the massive glacier to explore the base of the beautiful Nugget Falls. After paddling back across the lake and soaking in the last views of the magnificent glacier, reward yourself with an Alaskan-style snack, reminiscing about your recent experience. This is sure to be a true highlight of your Alaska vacation.

If you've never paddled a kayak before, that's okay! Your professional guide will group you with other guests of similar skill level, ensuring you travel at a comfortable pace. Book this Juneau shore excursion today for a memorable way to experience the awe-inspiring Mendenhall Glacier.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Active, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Difficult
Shore Excursion Leaves From
An approximately 5 to 10 minute walk or a shuttle (not included, approximately $3 US round trip) is required to reach your departure location. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
A tasty Alaska style snack and water is included.
Recommended Dress
For all Alaska tours, we recommend layers of clothing, with the top layer being water-proof. We also suggest comfortable walking shoes that may get wet, gloves, and an extra pair of socks for after the tour.
Restrictions
This tour is not wheelchair accessible. No prior experience necessary, however moderate to good physical health is recommended as guests must paddle for approximately 2 hours and climb in and out of the kayak with limited assistance. The minimum weight to participate on this tour is 40 pounds. The maximum weight is approximately 275 pounds and is dependent on waist size to fit in the kayak cockpit. The maximum size to fit in the kayaks is 35 inches from hip to hip, and 17 inches from front to back. Guests taller than 6' 3" will not be able to steer with foot pedals and will have to steer with the oar instead. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Children ages 13 to 17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate in the absence of a parent or guardian.
5 Stars5Based On 7 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsAmazing Way to See a Glacier Up CloseJanuary 04, 2017

Reviewer: Janet Pech
My friend and I went on this excursion on a recent cruise to Alaska. It was absolutely amazing. We had a great guide who was very knowledgeable about the area. It was a bit more strenuous than I thought it would be. (The wind makes a huge difference.) But I am so glad I got to enjoy this experience.

5 StarsAmazing Way to See a Glacier Up CloseJanuary 04, 2017

Reviewer: Janet Pech
My friend and I went on this excursion on a recent cruise to Alaska. It was absolutely amazing. We had a great guide who was very knowledgeable about the area. It was a bit more strenuous than I thought it would be. (The wind makes a huge difference.) But I am so glad I got to enjoy this experience.

4 StarsLovelyNovember 17, 2016

Reviewer: Karla
Good guide, and a really nice paddle. It would have been nice to have my own boat rather than share with a stranger, and to get even closer to the glacier, but still nice. Even with perfect weather, this was some work; could imagine it is much less fun in wind, rain.

5 StarsAwesome teamNovember 11, 2016

Reviewer: Jeffrey Kiser
We really enjoyed this excursion. Be ready to paddle for a while!

5 StarsKayaking AlaskaOctober 07, 2016

Reviewer: Jeffrey Munn
Awesome experience. The Guide, Zak did a fantastic job. Lifetime experience paddling near a glacier!

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