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Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Canoe, Paddle, and Trek provided by Above & Beyond Alaska

Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Canoe, Paddle, and Trek

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2 adults
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You'll start at
Mount Roberts Tramway
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  • 1
    Above & Beyond Alaska
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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    Mendenhall Glacier
    Stop: 4 hours -
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You'll end at
Mount Roberts Tramway
490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USAThe “C” Sign, located near the cruise ship docks directly between Mt. Roberts Tramway and the green Taku Smokeries building, is our centralized downtown meeting location for all clients in the downtown area.
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Departure Point
Mount Roberts Tramway, 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
Duration
6h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Pick-up and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • All necessary paddling and glacier equipment
  • Rain gear and rubber boots
  • National Park fees
  • Paddling and safety instructions
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Age minimum of 12 years or older only
  • Safety harnesses fit up to 45 inch waist sizes. Not able to accommodate larger waist sizes. Max. weight is 250lbs per person
  • You must include the following in the comments section when booking: rain gear & shoe sizes for each passenger, (for adult men and women, S-XXL and youth, S-L) and any pertinent medical information
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide their ship's name
  • At time of booking, clients staying locally must provide the name of their place of lodging
  • At the time of booking, clients must provide the following for each participant: name, age, height/weight, rain gear and shoe size, and any pertinent information regarding medical issues (or history) and allergies.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • All participants must be physically capable of paddling 5-6 miles round-trip and hiking/trekking approx. 2 miles round-trip
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • All participants are required to sign a waiver before beginning the trip
  • A specific amount of time on the ice cannot be guaranteed. The amount of time on the glacier is dependent on the group's pace and weather conditions.
  • Visiting specific features such as ice caves, moulins, etc. cannot be guaranteed due to the constantly changing nature of the Mendenhall Glacier. Your guide will assess the hazards on the day of the trip to determine if a particular area is safe to trek upon or enter.
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Maximum weight limit is 250 lbs per person
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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vanlifez wrote a review Sep 2019
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We had an incredible trip paddling Mendenhall Lake and trekking on Mendenhall Glacier! It was our first time setting foot on a glacier and our guides Jacob and Casey helped us through the whole thing! We will definitely be doing this tour again on future trips to Juneau!
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Response from ElizabethBarlow, Manager at Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Canoe, Paddle, and Trek
Responded Sep 30, 2019
Thank you for sharing your experience with us! I will share this with Casey and Jacob. Please do come back and see us again; the glacier is ever-changing so always is a unique experience!
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Jeff S wrote a review Sep 2019
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This was by far one of the best things we did while in Alaska. Our guides were the best and very knowledgable about the glacier and surrounding area. it is a must do if you are physically capable.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from ElizabethBarlow, Manager at Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Canoe, Paddle, and Trek
Responded Sep 30, 2019
Thank you Jeff for sharing! So glad you had a great time!
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Dan F wrote a review Sep 2019
8 contributions
Even though we were on a cruise we made our reservations directly with ABAK; it saved money and most of the others were part of the ship's excursion so pick-up and drop-off weren't a problem. ABAK was professional and organized every step of the process: answering pre-booking
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from ElizabethBarlow, Manager at Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Canoe, Paddle, and Trek
Responded Sep 30, 2019
Thank you for sharing your feed back! I will be sure to pass this along to Melissa and Whisper. Glad you had a great experience through the whole process. Thank you for making us a part of your Alaskan vacation and come back to see us again!
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Deb wrote a review Sep 2019
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I was worried to go on this excursion because I was the only one from my group. There was only one open spot left. But, it was something I always wanted to do and boy am I glad I did! The people in my group were a lot of fun. I was afraid I was going to be a lot of young folks
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from ElizabethBarlow, Manager at Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Canoe, Paddle, and Trek
Responded Sep 15, 2019
Thank you for sharing this great experience! It is great when guests connect with the guides the way it sounds like you did with Naomi. I will definitely share this with her. We do tend to sell out in advance so definitely recommend booking in advance. We look forward to having your husband join you next time! Thank you for making us a part of your Alaskan vacation.
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Elizabeth C wrote a review Sep 2019
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The paddle and trek excursion to the Mendenhall Glacier is an adventure I will never forget. Our guide Jacques was funny, smart, trustworthy and informative. Trustworthy was probably the most important, as safety was his top priority. There was never a moment that I didn't
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from ElizabethBarlow, Manager at Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Canoe, Paddle, and Trek
Responded Sep 15, 2019
Thank you Elizabeth for sharing about your adventure and letting us be a part of your Alaskan vacation! I will pass this along to Jacques. Safety is definitely a top priority and all our guides take it very seriously while providing a fun, interactive tour. As we move towards the end of September it is definitely a great idea to start to pack more layers such as additional gloves. Thanks again and come back anytime!
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FellowTraveler556985
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Coolest and most fun tour ever
While on an Inside Passage cruise my son picked out the Paddle and Trek tour on Mendenhall Glacier as the excursion
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Mendenhall Trek
Hey, This review is long overdue, but we finally got to sit down and organize the pictures from our trip to AK. T
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U1164OBbarbarab
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AWESOME!!!
Our family of 4, including 2 teenagers will remember this for the rest of our lives. The paddle was more of a worko
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Birthdaygirl0x0x
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Best Tour Ever!!!
Want to give a shout out to Boy Casey. We had a wonderful tour. He went out of his way, was very safe minded and ma
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KZexplorer
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Great glacier & ice climbing experience !
Above & Beyond Alaska are a really great company - professional, friendly, helpful, locally owned by guides (with a
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usnusmc
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Kayak and gourmet tour
Absolutely lovely. Our tour guide Miles was very informative, very friendly, and very helpful. Our group had young
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dmgg1960
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It was an incredible and amazing experience!
We went on the Mendenhall glacier paddling and trek and it was amazing! We were a group of 7 and all of us enjoy i
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_idacsr
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Beautiful and Amazing!!!
Thank you, Jacob, for making this one of our favorite excursions!!! It was a little intimidating climbing at diffe
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BleuRythmic
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Mother Nature at her finest
Amazing! Breathtaking!! An experience you must take to witness Mother Nature and her beauty from the air and in t
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G8429OHdavidc
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Unique and amazing adventure
I’ll start by saying I hope this is not just a once in a lifetime adventure, but with the rate of glacial melt, I’m
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V5483ZDmarieb
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Wouah!
Not only did we get lucky with a very clear weather but the whales and sea lions were there to greet us! The guide
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Edward P
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Really nice experience
Great views, great encounter with nature. Beautiful colors in the glacier. The blue was amazing. A cool small gropu
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amycenters
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Paddle with Whales! It's awesome!
We went whale watching and then kayaked near them with Auri. It was SO FUN! There were SO MANY WHALE PODS OUT - it
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69teric
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Best part of our trip to Alaska !!!!!
Myself and husband went on the canoe and glacier trek with Above and Beyond Alaska. Let me start by saying thanks t
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omar191145
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Awesome!
My wife and I did the canoe trip across the lake and walked on a glacier. We had two young women as guides, and the
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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