Experience the spectacular Mendenhall Glacier up close from your own kayak trip. 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 Juneau adventure tour, 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.
Reviewer: Mariessa Abel
This trip was amazing. Even though it was cloudy and rainy the views were still breath taking. My main worry was that I would be cold, because I get cold very easy. However, we were provided with rubber boots, rubber pants, and a rubber coat. Plus the paddles had hand warmers on them. So I stayed nice and warm the whole time. Our guide was very informative, with a touch of humor. Just they way I like it. Make sure to bring your water proof camara!
Reviewer: Pattie Lopez
This was a very well run trip on a beautiful lake with a waterfall and glacier! The equipment was all provided and great quality. The guide we had was very knowledgeable about the area and wildlife and glaciers! SUPER FUN!
A lovely outing on the lake with 2 very knowledgable guides. We enjoyed being in nature and seeing the lake, waterfall and of course the Mendenhall. We highly recommend!
Reviewer: Kristine Boucher
The glacier is amazing! The lake is beautiful! I had a great time and would definitely recommend this trip to anyone!
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.