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Address: Juneau, AK 99801
Phone Number: 907-364-2333
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Description: Guided glacier trekking, ice climbing, and sea kayaking day and overnight...
Guided glacier trekking, ice climbing, and sea kayaking day and overnight adventures in Juneau, Alaska. We cater to all ages and abilities. Providing quality, small groups, and off the beaten path experiences. We also operate the Alaska Boat & Kayak Center, Juneau's only kayak rental and retail shop located in Auke Bay boat harbor.
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Epic Glacier Trek

My husband and I did the 8 hour hike to/on the Mendenhall Glacier. It was the most amazing experience we had in Alaska. You should be fairly athletic and acclimated to long hikes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Emeryville, California
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Emeryville, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I did the 8 hour hike to/on the Mendenhall Glacier. It was the most amazing experience we had in Alaska. You should be fairly athletic and acclimated to long hikes in order to do this trip. Hiking on the glacier itself is very fun and a little scary, but not particularly difficult/strenuous. We went into an ice... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We recently returned from an Alaska cruise and booked the Mendenhall Glacier Trek with ABAK. We booked several months in advance as we had heard this trip was popular but we lucked out that we were the only two people on our (group - not private) tour. They told us this is not common at all but this definitely enhanced... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This was the highlight of our week-long Alaska trip. The hike was 9 miles and around 7-8 hours of hiking. The views were beautiful throughout the whole hike. We had a great time hiking over the different terrain, over dirt trail, rock, and glacier! Nate and Kit were amazing and made us feel safe and made the entire experience really... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Anna was the best tour guide anyone an ask for, she was so friendly and knowledgable, she made our day. Perfect weather for our hike at 7am, 60s and sunshine. Trek is very strenuous, and moderate pace!!! You will climb mountains, repell, walk over uneven paths, uphill, downhill, over streams, through trees. We don't exercise or hike but we did... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

To say this was an amazing experience is a gross understatement. This was easily one of the best experiences in my life. Our tour guides Nate and Kit were fantastic and really made the froup feel safe throught the 9 miles and 8 hours of hiking. We got incredible weather as i was in a t shirt and sweatpants all... More 

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Richmond, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The ABAK team is a group of outdoor enthusiasts who want to make your trip memorable! My brother, cousin, and I rented a few kayaks from them for a trip to Admiralty Island. Every step of the way, the ABAK team went "above and beyond" to make our trip one of the most memorable of our lives. With reasonable pricing,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My family booked a private hike tour of the glacier last summer and we had Brad as our guide. I was hesitant at first about going but decided to do this hike at the last minute. My 10-year-old son was in our group and I wanted to keep an eye on him. Brad was great!!! My son had a million... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The Glacier Trek was one of the best things I have ever done. The pictures that you see in these reviews, although stunning, don't do it justice. If you can walk for about four hours, you need to do this. Sam, our guide, was super knowledgeable, kind, and interesting to talk to. Being in the ice caves, walking on the... More 

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Los Angeles
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We were in Juneau for the day on a 10 hour cruise ship stop and booked the Mendenhall Glacier Trek hike to the glacier. The trip was about 8 hours round-trip and there were 6 others in our group. The guide was superb in knowledge, safety, and patience with all of us. After the mildly strenuous hike, you come over... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Our group of 7 took a private Mendenhall hike with Miles and Lauren in July. It was the highlight of our trip (a 1-week cruise with a 1-day stop in Juneau). The hike was intense, but do-able for our group of reasonably fit people (including my 60-year-old father). Miles and Lauren were great guides who both kept us safe and... More 

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