Glacier View Sea Kayaking

North Douglas Island Sea Kayaking Tour with View of Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau
Price: $119.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
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. Guests should bring gloves and an extra pair of socks.
Restrictions This tour is not wheelchair accessible. The minimum weight to participate is 40 pounds. 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. Please note on overcast or foggy days, views of the glacier may be obstructed.

Glacier View and Sea Kayaking

Learn how to handle a kayak from your professional guide on this Juneau excursion, then put your new skills to the test with a memorable adventure on the water. Enjoy up-close looks at wildlife and views of the spectacular Mendenhall Glacier.

Start your shore excursion in Juneau with a narrated tour through a historic part of Juneau on your way to North Douglas Island. Receive your protective rain gear, boots, and life jacket, then learn the paddling techniques you'll need to handle your kayak. Join a friend or new traveling companion aboard your two-person craft and begin your cruise excursion adventure!

Enjoy a backdrop of forested slopes, nearby peaks, and the gorgeous Mendenhall Glacier. Traverse the same waters the Aleut Indians did two centuries ago. In small groups of six kayaks, quietly approaching wildlife is easy. Observe bald eagles, herons, shorebirds, and waterfowl. This ocean explorer's view of the glacier is from about 6 miles away, so you'll enjoy expansive views of the Mendenhall Glacier's massive river of ice winding up through the mountain peaks for miles. Occasionally, porpoise and humpback whales travel through this scenic area! If you're lucky, you might see a humpback's awesome tail fluke. Your kayak adventure will take place at a safe distance from the glacier. You will be on the lake near the face of the glacier.

Visit the Mendenhall Wetlands, a protected habitat teeming with more than 140 species of birds, nearly a dozen different mammals, and an abundance of marine life. Along your Alaska kayak tour, your professional nature guide talks about local flora and fauna, explaining the history behind landmarks such as Smuggler's Cove. Back at the kayak base, you will enjoy a tasty Alaska style snack before the bus journey back to the pier.

Book this Juneau shore excursion today for an incredible day kayaking the Mendenhall Wetlands, observing Mendenhall Glacier, and enjoying the surrounding wildlife!

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5  |  6 ReviewsReview This Tour
GOOD TOUR
November 16, 2019
GOOD VALUE
Reviewer: Dating Liu
4 Stars
Great for animal viewing
October 08, 2019
We had a great group of guides for our trip. Because of we had 6 people in our party we were placed in a single group with one guide which was nice. We were in a bay type estuary area, not open ocean whatsoever, and we had a view of the Mendenhall Glacier. We saw lots of seals, sea lions, and several bald eagles of varying maturity ages which was pretty awesome. Our guide also showed us how crabbing works in Alaska which was pretty awesome too. We stayed fairly dry minus a little bit of wet arms from the paddles, but stayed more than warm enough. Overall I would recommend for the beginning kayaker who just wants a fun time and to see some smaller sea animals. May be underwhelming for the more intermediate to advanced level kayakers, or those who struggle with tandem kayaking. (Solo kayaks would have made this trip AWESOME!)
Reviewer: Shelby
4 Stars
Glacier view sea kayaking
October 01, 2019
This was my first time kayaking and I truly enjoy this experience. Plus we got a surprise visit by a group of sea lions. I would highly recommend this shore excursion.
Reviewer: Cindy Swift
5 Stars
Kayak Tour
June 15, 2019
Well organized and safe. All excursions over priced. Terrific young Tenn. woman guide was playful, informed and kept us all together. Good exercise, which I needed; and incredible views of glacier, salmon laying creek.
Reviewer: David Taxis
5 Stars
Great young guides, gorgeous scenery
September 10, 2018
Very good excursion - well guided by college students who were funny and passionate about ecology. Efficiently loaded on buses, geared up at the site and off into kayaks. Saw many bald eagles. Such a beautiful lake. Please note, this is a glacier VIEW tour - you are fairly far away from the actual Mendenhall glacier. We wear offered waterproof kayak skirts or waterproof pants, and they were needed (lake water is cold) We were a party of 4, 2 in 60's, 2 in late 20's - all enjoyed. Recommend.
Reviewer: Maryann Brophy
4 Stars
Sea Kayaking
July 09, 2018
Kayaking was a fun excursion.Got to appreciate the beauty of Alaska
Reviewer: Robin
5 Stars