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Above & Beyond Alaska

Juneau, AK 99801
907-364-2333
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Ranked #4 of 81 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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Wollongong, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

My family and I did the Mendenhall Glacier Trek with guides Miles and Ariel. An excellent 8 hour adventure. Our experience was EXACTLY as described on the website. The hike was strenuous, which made completing the trek even more rewarding, but even my 15 year old sister managed it with no problems. The hike to the glacier offered many breathtaking... More

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Winthrop, MA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I booked the Mendenhall Glacier hike directly with ABAK for our port call in Juneau. Everything about this company was amazing from the initial booking. On the day of our hike, we were met at our cruise ship by our guide, Sam Leeman who informed us that due to a lot or recent rainfall the trail was very wet and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My goal was to get an authentic Alaskan experience and get away from the Cruise line tourist track - even though I was on a cruise myself! My family of 5 plus ONE guide was the only on the "tour" which took us 10 miles hiking through jungle, intense terrain, and onto the famed Mendenhall Glacier. We got up close... More

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