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Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip provided by Alaska Travel Adventures

Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip

Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip
4.5
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$173.25
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h 30m
Group size:
100
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    3h 30m
  • Group size:
    100
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
A must-see sight while in port in Juneau is the Mendenhall Glacier and on this exciting 3.5-hour white-water rafting tour, you'll get up close to this impressive natural wonder! Sit back and have fun as your guide paddles you through Class II and III rapids at the foot of the glacier. While you float along the 6-mile (9.6-km) route, take in the amazing sights of the glacier, the sheer mountains and the abundant wildlife. No rafting experience is required and this tour is suitable for the whole family. Want to be more active and involved? Ask for a paddle raft, where you will follow your guide's commands and power your raft through the 1-mile stretch of class II rapids. Whatever your preferred activity level, we can accommodate you.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5474PRTJNURAFT
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Snacks
  • Transportation
  • Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souveniers (available for purchase)
  • Souvenier Photo (available for purchase)
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Mount Roberts Tramway, 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA On the sidewalk, under the cables of the Mt. Roberts Tram.
Additional information
  • Please indicate your ship or hotel name when booking your tour
  • Children must weigh at least 50 lbs (22 kg) in order to fit into required life jackets
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please indicate your ship or hotel name when booking your tour
  • Children 13-17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate in the absence of a parent or guardian
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Snacks
  • Transportation
  • Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souveniers (available for purchase)
  • Souvenier Photo (available for purchase)
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Departure details
  • Mount Roberts Tramway, 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA On the sidewalk, under the cables of the Mt. Roberts Tram.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Please indicate your ship or hotel name when booking your tour
  • Children must weigh at least 50 lbs (22 kg) in order to fit into required life jackets
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please indicate your ship or hotel name when booking your tour
  • Children 13-17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate in the absence of a parent or guardian
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mount Roberts Tramway
    490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
    On the sidewalk, under the cables of the Mt. Roberts Tram.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Mendenhall River
    Stop: 2 hours
    Your trip begins with a scenic, narrated motor coach ride to the beautiful Mendenhall Lake where you’ll gear up, board your raft and take off on an unforgettable adventure. Your experienced guide will steer you across the serene waters of the lake, where you will view the majestic Mendenhall Glacier, before your five-mile journey down the Mendenhall River. The speed of the water and level of the rapids can vary depending on the weather. Your highly trained guide will ensure you have a safe and exhilarating rafting experience. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride in our custom-made rafts, and be sure to hang on during the short section of rapids. Don’t forget to smile for the photographer along the riverbank so you will have a memento of your adventure. Want to be more active and involved? Ask for a paddle raft, where you will follow your guide's commands and power your raft through the 1-mile stretch of class III rapids. Whatever your preferred activity level, we can accommodate you. As your guide explains the natural phenomena at work in this scenic valley, you will marvel at the spectacular vistas of the towering peaks and the Mendenhall glacier as you float downstream. Be on the lookout for wildlife like arctic terns nesting on the shoreline, eagles, salmon, and sometimes, even bears. At the end of your journey, head ashore and enjoy an Alaskan snack, a warm beverage and an opportunity to purchase a photo or souvenir of your rafting experience. Your trip concludes with a short, narrated transfer back to your ship.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Erica E
1 contribution
Sep 2021
We came September 2021 and this was 100% worth every penny! Sugar Sean was our guide and he was hilarious! He made the trip extra fun and was very knowledgeable pointing out a lot of beautiful and exciting things! The glacier and view was breathtaking! We spotted 10 eagles, a seal and much much more. This is a must do!
Written September 28, 2021
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Robbin Parsley
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
This was a blast! We spotted 5 eagles 🦅 on our excursion and sugar Seon was a great tour guide. He made it a lot of fun with all of his great stories. Would highly recommend!😊
Written September 20, 2021
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kendallly
San Diego, CA4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Such a relaxing and beautiful tour! Sugar Shan was a great guide- he had lots of information about the lake, glacier, city advice, and even told us about local legends/folklore. He was knowledgeable and so super funny! His laugh is really infectious! You can tell he really loves this job, and Alaska. He did a great job pointing out 3 bald eagles well in advance so everyone could spot them. Shan's sister, Nisha, was a smiling bubbly welcome back to land. All employees were wearing face masks, but their smiles were so big it's like you could see them through the masks. The floating was mostly serene with only a few minutes of rapids. We didn't row at all, which was great since I'm on vacation. They provided us water resistant overalls and boots. It was a sunny day so most passengers chose to skip the raincoat that was offered. I had a thin raincoat of my own that I wore over the overalls, and I was glad I did. Shan warned us that the front row of the raft is the most "fun" so that's where I sat. Where I was seated got soaked, but the other passengers only got lightly splashed. Once we were back on land, I realized that the gear provided kept me nice and dry! They are running with a skeleton crew right now since the season has been so slow for them, so no photos were offered for sale and the snack was just a bottle of water and granola bar. The driver to/from the cruise ship gave us lots of great information as well. We really had a blast, and it was worth every penny!
Written September 6, 2021
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RamblingMan2019
2 contributions
Aug 2021
Great trip on the lake and river. Got as close to the glacier as you can from the lake, good views of nugget falls too..Our guis esugar Shaun was excellent... The river has some nice rapids, but nothing crazy at all... The week before we rafted, they had some big rains in Juneau, which flooded the river and caused some erosion.... There is a house or two that likely will fall into the river the next time it floods...
Written September 2, 2021
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April T
1 contribution
Aug 2021
We had a great time on the float trip. Big shout out to Shawn our tour guide. He was very skilled, informative and just a fun guy. We were sad when it was over!
Written August 17, 2021
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Stacey R
2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Our guide, Skyler, was awesome. He shared his knowledge of the river, the glacier, and the surrounding wildlife. You could tell he enjoyed his job and sharing in the experience. The lake, glacier, and river was beautiful and peaceful. Overall our trip was a great experience and we will recommend it to other folks.
Written August 8, 2021
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tanchaser
Michigan86 contributions
Oct 2019
We had a perfect October day for this. Water was up, rapids were excellent, bald eagle sitting on a rock in the river. Had a congenial crew in the raft. The lake below the glacier was quite the sight. A waterfall coming on one side. Our group of four had an awesome time.
Written October 21, 2019
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Nibet84
7 contributions
Oct 2019
They provided clothing and boots to keep you dry, which wasn't the easiest to get on and then the life jacket compounded my issues, but all is necessary. Once in the boat, the tour out on the lake is nice. We chose the boat in which we did not have to paddle, but that is an option you are given. We left that to the professional--Chaz! Who was excellent by the way and provided narration about the glacier and the lake. We then started down the river, which was at a high level. The river was churning with its rapids which Chaz handled very well giving us a fun time. There was a bar at the end of the river float which you could buy drinks at or there was free warm apple cider. Definitely a good time and a lot of laughs.
Written October 11, 2019
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KaterinaK68
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
Sep 2019
What an amazing canoe trip. We we’re metres away from the glacier and an iceberg. Dave our guide was fantastic at managing our canoe to get the best vantage points of the glacier. This trip exceeded our expectations for the Alaskan experience.Thank you Dave
Written September 23, 2019
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SPD
3 contributions
Jul 2019
Great fun rafting the small rapids and floating down the scenic mendenhall river. Putting on the gear might have been the hardest part of the trip!!
Written September 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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River float Mendenhall Glacier
Sugary Sean took care to get us safely on the river float.. Loved seeing the Mendenhall Glacier and waterfall from
Tina A
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SUGAR SEAN -HIGHLY RECOMMEND AS A GUIDE
SUGAR SEAN MADE OUR TRIP! He was super fun, personable and had great insight on Alaska! His personality and jokes
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10/10 late year kayaking trip
Awesome time . Our guide neesha was the best part and very knowledge about the area. Water was little choppy but wa
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Great float trip!!
Sugar Sean was a FANTASTIC guide! He was very entertaining and knowledgeable as well as very skilled in operating t
Benny C
Benny C
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Nice trip across lake and down the river.
Sugar Sean was great! This was a beautiful float trip over the lake and down the river. There were eagles along the
Leah G
Leah G
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Noice float
Sugar Sean was real NOICE. 10/10. We had a great time. Pro tip : wear 2 pairs of really warm socks. We saw eag
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Fantastic time
Sweet Shawn was awesome. He made the adventure great! Beautiful views. Rainbows, eagles, rapids. Don’t miss it! One
debbysk8
debbysk8
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Good choice in Juneau
Weather was on our side. Beauiful views. Our great guide SEAN was knowledgeable. He spoted 4 eagles . Saw their ne
anafan42
anafan42
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Gold panning
Jeff was our guide and he was very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend. He knew the history and showed us the
dCon29
dCon29
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Cancelled on us last minute
Booked a tour at premium price and they cancelled on us 2 days before because they didn’t get enough guests to make
punkhim
punkhim
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Panning for gold in a beautiful setting
We had a great time panning for gold in a beautiful environment. The spot you are taken to is on gold creek next t
VickiR1160
VickiR1160
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a whole lot of fun!
we had such a great time on this adventure! we looked crazy all geared up in rubber everything.. our guide, SHAWN,
sierradog1
sierradog1
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Great fun!
This trip is beautiful--begins with paddling around Mendenhall Lake--then floating down the river. The day we were
rachelmaw
rachelmaw
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Fun Tour!
This was fun! The rain had slowed down a few days prior to our trip, plus it was low tide, so the rapids weren’t ve
881meghank
881meghank
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Float trip? More like GOAT TRIP
This float trip is a must! Our guide, Ryan, not only showed us some amazing views of Mendenhall Glacier, but sprink
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