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About Above & Beyond Alaska
We specialize in high-quality, small group, active adventures throughout the Juneau area featuring glaciers, bears, and whales. Come join us for guided glacier trekking, ice climbing, wildlife viewing, and sea kayaking. We cater to all abilities! Beginners welcome! We are the top rated wilderness guide service in the area and welcome large groups, photographers, and production companies. We offer custom trips too! Join the company who has worked with Oprah, the Travel Channel, BBC, Nat Geo, Good Morning America and so many more! We also operate the Alaska Boat & Kayak Center, Juneau's only kayak rental and retail shop located in Auke Bay boat harbor.
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Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Trek

Embark on an adventure off the beaten path — a trek on Mendenhall Glacier — while your ship is docked in Juneau. Take on challenging terrain during an 8-mile hike that immerses you in Alaskan wilderness. Come across plunging crevasses and ice caves on this thrilling journey, pictures of which are sure to impress your fellow cruise passengers back at port and family at home.
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8 hours
from $257.39

Juneau Shore Excursion: Paddle with Whales! Kayak Adventure

Jump on our small intimate boat and travel up the Inside Passage to the richest Humpback Whale feeding ground in Alaska. See the lush and vibrant temperate rainforest, exquisite snow-capped peaks and flowing glaciers, where your only neighbors are the feeding humpbacks, curious sea lions, playful porpoise, and soaring eagles!

We will launch in the small boat and head up into the State Marine Park, there we will pull up to a remote island where we will gear up and start paddling! We will kayak paddle through the humpback whale feeding ground, looking for signs of wildlife and whales. Once you have completed your kayak exploration, be treated to a high quality delicious snack on the private island beach. Stretch your legs, grab a snack, and explore the island's tide pools!

Suitable for all experience levels, this eco-adventure is sure to provide a new perspective on what’s possible in the world of remote Alaskan island exploration and is the preeminent paddling and island adventure.
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6 hours
from $418.93

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

Mendenhall Glacier and Lake is the Juneau area's premiere wilderness destination for its beauty, scale, and ease of access. This 6.5-hour tour takes you right up to the glacier, past Nugget Falls, and over Mendenhall Lake, combining paddling, ice trekking, and hiking for a full-day's worth of wilderness adventure suitable for the whole family. This tour is available as a shore-excursion for cruise passengers.
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6 hours 30 minutes
from $386.62

Mendenhall Glacier Canoe Paddle and Trek

Experience Mendenhall Glacier by land and water on this 6.5-hour combo-adventure tour from Juneau. First, hop into a canoe at Mendenhall Lake and paddle around luminescent blue icebergs and past cliffs and waterfalls toward Mendenhall Glacier. Step onto the glacier and explore the area with trekking poles. No matter what level of paddling or glacial-trekking experience you have, a guide is there to prepare you for each step of the journey. Look for wildlife sightings and expect personalized attention on this small-group tour limited to 14 people.
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6 hours 30 minutes
from $386.62

Juneau Shore Excursion: A Taste of Nature Paddle and Picnic

Forget crowded group tours and escape the busy town center during this full-day paddle and picnic experience in Juneau. Alongside a small group capped at eight, enjoy an intimate kayaking adventure along the Pacific coastline, admiring mountains, rainforests, and possibly even marine animals you might not be able to see elsewhere.
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6 hours
from $214.31
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FellowTraveler556985 wrote a review Jan 2020
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While on an Inside Passage cruise my son picked out the Paddle and Trek tour on Mendenhall Glacier as the excursion to do. I was a bit hesitant wondering how my 50's body would handle the paddling. Not to worry we had many helpers on a small tour group of 4 with 4 guides. The
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from ElizabethBarlow, Manager at Above & Beyond Alaska
Responded Jan 10, 2020
Thank you for your review! That is great that you were able to experience an ice cave. Since they are a feature of the glacier, ice caves come and go as the glacier changes. It is truly special if you can have that experience in addition to the trekking and exploring the surface of the glacier. Hope the rest of your Alaskan vacation was great; come back and see us again!
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Mario F wrote a review Oct 2019
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Hey, This review is long overdue, but we finally got to sit down and organize the pictures from our trip to AK. The Mendenhall trek was terrific, and the ABAK guides that day went above and beyond. The equipment was top-notch, the guides seemed over-prepared and confident. A
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from ElizabethBarlow, Manager at Above & Beyond Alaska
Responded Oct 16, 2019
What a great experience! Thank you for taking the time to share. That is amazing that you were able to experience an ice cave. Since they are a feature of the glacier they come and go as the glacier changes so can never predict when they will be formed. Thank you for making us a part of your Alaskan vacation!
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Barbara B wrote a review Oct 2019
Fenton, Missouri44 contributions5 helpful votes
Our family of 4, including 2 teenagers will remember this for the rest of our lives. The paddle was more of a workout than we expected & the hike was not as long as we expected( I believe this is due to the changing of the glacier)but we had more time on the glacier which was a
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Response from ElizabethBarlow, Manager at Above & Beyond Alaska
Responded Oct 11, 2019
What a great experience! Thank you for sharing. I will share this with Mitch and Elise. Thank you for letting us be a part of your Alaskan vacation and come back to see us again!
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Birthdaygirl0x0x wrote a review Oct 2019
Hemet, California3 contributions
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 made this a great experience. We were there 9/22/19, I was worried being he seniors of the group, and Casey made it really enjoyable. We had plenty of time on the
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from ElizabethBarlow, Manager at Above & Beyond Alaska
Responded Oct 11, 2019
Thank you for your review and sharing your experience with us! I will pass this this along to Casey. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your Alaskan vacation!
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KZexplorer wrote a review Sep 2019
Sydney, Australia9 contributions
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Above & Beyond Alaska are a really great company - professional, friendly, helpful, locally owned by guides (with a great snack pack ;)). A big thank you to Jacques who was our private guide for our day of glacier walking and ice climbing - he is a very experienced climbing
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Response from ElizabethBarlow, Manager at Above & Beyond Alaska
Responded Oct 3, 2019
Thank you for sharing your amazing experience! I have passed this along to Jacques. Please come back and see us again!
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