Mendenhall Lake Canoe Adventure

Price: $189.00
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
Activity Level
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 7 Reviews Review This Tour
4 StarsBe physically ready and willing.September 08, 2017

Reviewer: Joel Weddig
It will take some time and effort to row over to the glacier area (and back!) but will be worth it. Close up to some floating ice, wade in the water (they provide boots) near a water fall, get nearer to the glacier front. Leader tells stories and points out interesting stuff.

5 StarsFabulous experienceAugust 28, 2017

Reviewer: susan fowkes
The guide was fabulous. Paddling across the lake to this glacier was amazing. You can be fit or not - i.e. let everyone else paddle. It's really a dragon boat, so you paddle just one side. Cant get as close to the glacier as I would have liked, but was able to touch an ice berg - a piece of ice that had broken off from the glacier.

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!

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