Mendenhall Glacier Paddle & Trek Tour

Canoe across Juneau's Mendenhall Lake, then explore the glacier surface with an expert guide.

  • Starting at: $311 / per person
  • Duration: 6.5 hours
  • Departure Time: Varies to accommodate cruise ship schedule
  • Dates: May 10 - September 20, 2017 (dependent on glacier conditions)
  • Physical Activity: No experience is necessary however you must be in good physical condition and able to paddle for for up to 5-6 miles round trip (approx. 2.5 hours) and hike for up to 2 miles round trip. The terrain is uneven and rocky, so sturdy hiking shoes are a must. This tour is not suitable for women who are pregnant.
  • Child Age: 8 year old minimum

Tour Overview

This Juneau day trip begins paddling across Mendenhall Lake in an 8-person canoe. Take in the awe-inspiring Mendenhall Glacier ahead as well as the blue icebergs of all shapes and sizes. Upon reaching the beach near the glacier’s edge, trade in the paddles for backpacks and trekking poles. With the use of crampons, you will hike on moderate glacier terrain exploring accessible features such as crevasses, ice caves and moulins. After your glacier adventure, return to your canoes and paddle across Mendenhall Lake once more.

What's Included

  • Fully certified guides
  • All necessary paddling & glacier gear
  • Roundtrip transportation from Juneau
  • Hearty snack & beverages
  • All taxes and fees

Required at Booking

Shoe, jacket and pants sizes along with cruise ship or hotel information in Juneau. Medical issues, allergies and dietary restrictions.

Special Terms

There is a 2 person minimum is required to operate this tour. Circumstances such as poor weather, inadequate footwear, or a slow pace may limit the time spent on the glacier. Unfortunately visiting specific glacier feature such as ice caves and moulins, cannot be guaranteed due to the constantly changing nature of Mendenhall Glacier.


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