Mendenhall Glacier Paddle & Trek Tour

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

  • Starting at: $373 / per person
  • Duration: 5.5 hours
  • Departure Time: Varies to accommodate cruise ship schedule
  • Dates: May 9 - September 22, 2021
  • Availability: May, June, July, August, September
  • 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 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: 12 year old minimum

Tour Overview

This Juneau day trip begins paddling across Mendenhall Lake in 6 or 12-person canoes. 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 canoe and paddle across Mendenhall Lake once more.

What's Included

  • Fully certified guides
  • All necessary paddling & glacier gear
  • Hearty snack & bottled water
  • All taxes and fees

What's Not Included

Transfers within Juneau. Transfer cost from Juneau downtown to tour meeting point is approx. $30 one way.

Required at Booking

Body weights; 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 5 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. Children must be 12 years old to participate in this tour. Maximum body weight is 250 lbs.

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