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Above & Beyond Alaska

Juneau, AK 99801
907-364-2333
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Ranked #5 of 75 activities in Juneau
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Tours
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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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I went kayaking with Abaove a& Beyond Alaska, departing from Statter Harbor in Auke Bay, Alaska, north of Juneau. It was a spectacular sunny day with calm waters. We saw eagles and other birds, whales and even a deer swimming in the channel between islands. Definitely a worthwhile experience! FYI I took a disposable underwater camera with me for shooting... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

August 2013 - We thoroughly enjoyed our ten hour trail, glacier, and ice cave hike with our ABA guides, Brigit and Chelsea. The hike through the switchback was very doable for us. We are about a level 7/10 level hikers. There was one challenging rock climb, but all we had to do was slow down a bit and watch our... More

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Trenton, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to work with Sean and some of his staff while we were filming National Geographics 'Ultimate Survival Alaska' and we traveled and filmed in several venues around Juneau... and the NG Production Company hooked up with Above & Beyond Alaska to assist in the filming and logistics... So I got to spend a... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

My boyfriend and I (both 24) did the private Mendenhall Glacier Trek the last week in August 2013. We were picked up on-time by our guide (Bjorn) at the cruise ship terminal. It was a short trip to the start of the trail. As others have said, the first mile of the trail is well maintained and then you start... More

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philly
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The trip is very intensive and not for the fainted heart. Highly recommended, but not suggested for any seniors as to my experience. We have a senior in our group, he was barely making the whole trip without the help from the nice guide. We were able to see the ice cave which is definitely a highlight for our Alaska... More

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This was an awesome adventure. Our guides were fantastic; Steve and Sarah. The hike along the way was nice until we had to climb a rock face but our guides were beside us every step of the way to help us. The walk on the glacier was amazing. A bit scary having only crampons(spikes) on your feet preventing you from... More

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Germantown, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

OMG, what a great time we had!! We took our 12 year old grandson and this was one of mine and his favorite excursions. The two guys that took us whale watching and kayaking were so much fun and very educational without being boring. Since it was our boat for the day, they accommodated whatever we wanted to do. The... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We booked the Mendenhall Glacier Trek directly through Above and Beyond's website. They were very responsive to my questions and reservations were easily made. Steve and Sara met us at the designated pick up spot, and as soon as each member of our group accounted for, we headed for the trail. They even stopped at a hotel to pick up... More

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Palm City, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We did the hike to Mendenhall glacier and back and absolutely loved it. Our hiking guide, Brad, was a true professional and was extremely helpful and informative the whole time. We traveled with a small group of 6 total people so that helped our pace. The hike through the forest was refreshing and challenging but wait until you get to... More

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Smithtown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We had a great day kayaking at Mendenhall Glacier, despite the rain. A&BA had picked us up at the Cruise Ship terminal, took us over to the shop and got us setup with our rain gear and everything we needed. Hannah even gave us some history of the area on the drive to the lake. They provided good quality equipment... More

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