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Mendenhall Lake Canoe Adventure

Price: $178.00
This tour operates from May to September.
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Canoe Mendenhall Lake Tour

Southeast Alaska has marvelous historic origins. The Tlingit Indians, the region's first people, would traverse the waters in hand-carved canoes, enjoying an intimate experience with the surrounding natural wonders. During this Juneau excursion, you can re-enact the experience aboard a canoe, venturing within yards of the majestic Mendenhall Glacier.

Your Juneau excursion begins with a scenic ride to beautiful Mendenhall Lake. Board your authentic Alaskan Native-style canoe, which holds up to 19 passengers, and begin your unforgettable Alaska adventure. Small-sized groups allow for an intimate family experience. A limited U.S. Forest Service permit grants you the ability to experience one of Alaska's most notable natural wonders up close.

Paddle across Mendenhall Lake's serene waters, navigating past floating icebergs, admiring spectacular glacier views and towering peaks. Your expert tour guide shares natural history and Native lore as you travel across the gorgeous waters. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as arctic terns, eagles, goats, salmon, otters, bears, and more. The best part of this scenic tour is when you venture within a safe distance of the massive, breathtaking face of the Mendenhall Glacier. Experience the thrill of skirting the base of the roaring Nugget Falls afterward. A delicious snack is served on the beach at Nugget falls which gives you a great opportunity to refuel for your return paddle across the lake.

Book this Juneau shore excursion for an awe-inspiring adventure across Mendenhall Lake aboard a traditional canoe. The Mendenhall Glacier is ready to impress!

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours 30 Minutes
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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.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Moderate to good physical health is necessary for participation in this excursion. The minimum weight to participate on this tour is 40 pounds. 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.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 5 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsWas a great timeJuly 17, 2017

Reviewer: Carolyn
We had a great time on the canoe trip. The glacier and waterfalls were amazing. Our guide was very informative and fun.

5 StarsGreat way to see the Glacier!December 01, 2016

Reviewer: Danielle
One of the best excursions we have taken in our 4 Alaska cruises. Professional guides made the tour great fun while making sure everyone was safe. It was great fun to row rather than just being innactive. Eric and Devin were wonderful, and bent over backwards to make it an enjoyable trip for all.

5 StarsGreat Tour - Awesome GuideNovember 19, 2016

Reviewer: Jane Mata
My friends and I had a great time on this excursion. The guide was knowledgeable and the scenery was amazing. He took us really close to the glacier and the falls. It was alot of fun. Thanks to Steven!

4 StarsA fun experience and beautiful.November 18, 2016

Reviewer: Michael Ray
We thought this was a really great experience and had a great time. Be prepared to do some work (paddling), but you'll have fun.

4 Stars Mendenhall lake glacier viewing from a canoeOctober 07, 2016

Reviewer: Jack
The group paddling was fun. We approached the glacier and watched it calf. We had a much better view of it than if we had done the walking tour. We got back in plenty of time to board the ship.

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