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Above & Beyond Alaska

Juneau, AK 99801
907-364-2333
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Ranked #4 of 83 Activities in Juneau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Guided glacier trekking, ice climbing, and sea kayaking day and overnight adventures in Juneau, Alaska. We cater to all ages and abilities. Providing... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The guided tour to the Mendenhall was amazing. The Above and Beyond team was very knowledgeable. They provided us most of the gear needed for the trek. The guide Annie was able to find safe areas to venture especially since some of the trail was inaccessible. She was fun and kept us motivated.

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My husband and I booked with ABAK for the glacier trek on our cruise in August. It was just us and one other couple with our great guide, Matthias. It was pouring rain almost the whole day but we went anyway and were so glad we did. It was definitely a strenuous hike, and made a little more so by... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Myself and a friend took a kayaking trip at the begining of September around the Channel Islands with a guide from Above & Beyond. He was fun, friendly, knowledgeable and well prepared. We saw whales, sea lions, and eagles, and did hours of kayaking that were really fun. He cooked us a delicious dinner and breakfast on the beach that... More

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Sam took us out to Mendenhall Glacier for a Trek. It had been raining, so he warned us that conditions could be pretty bad and offered to cancel the trip. We decided to go ahead, and what a great decision that was! We had an incredible time, and got to experience the glacier close-up. If you are in good physical... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This hike was the high point of our 14 days in Alaska. Even though the weather didn't cooperate and some serious wading was necessary on top of the strenuous hike, the glacier with its moulin, shark fins, sun cups and the ice cave made it all worth while. Our knowledgeable guide, Sam, made the trek even more enjoyable with his... More

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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My husband and I took two kayaking tours with Above & Beyond. The kayak shop is located in Auke Bay Harbor, a short drive from Juneau. Parking in the harbor is $5.00 for all day. When we got to the shop, they first introduced us to our guide, Hannah, and outfitted us with raingear (coat, pants and boots). We all... More

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We went on the day long hike to Mendenhall Glacier. The hike was awesome, but as they warn, you really need to be in good physical condition. The guides stopped plenty of times to allow people to rest, but the people who were not physically fit were not happy campers. The guides do a good job of showing you how... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My family and I signed up for a half day sea kayaking trip in Juneau and got a lot more than we expected. After being kitted out and a short drive to the entry point we were kayaking away from the hustle of usual cruise tours and amazingly floated from rain into beautiful sunny skies. Within a few minutes we... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went on the guided glacier hike in Juneau. It makes one of the top two adventures we had in 2 weeks in AK. Everyone thought the Ice Cave photos were awesome and yes the Mendenhall Ice Cave was too cool. Now here is your warning. I am a pretty serious hiker and this was a serious hike - about... More

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Our West Glacier hike to the Mendenhall Glacier and the ice caves was fantastic! Possibly the best hike we have ever done. Our adventurous guide, Ariel, led us through challenging paths and was very knowledgeable about the glacier and surrounding rainforest. Hiking on the glacier with crampons was amazing – Ariel led us to breathtaking views. We were blown away... More

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