This Tlingit-style canoe with our guide Jack was the highlight of Juneau and our cruise.
We booked this excursion through our Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas cruise in September 2022. Weather was expected to be heavy rain but ended up mostly showers throughout the excursion. Great for viewing the Mendenhall Glacier.
About a 20 minute ride from the cruise port by bus. All equipment was provided including waterproof pants, boots, and life jackets. We were greeted by a few friendly individuals (Jack, Julia, and another guy I missed his name) who helped us with the put on the equipment. Jack took us out to the canoe and provided a safety talk.
We paddled out close to the beautiful Mendenhall Glacier, with some break stops along the way. Saw some smaller ice bergs. Then stopped at Nugget Falls where we got out on the beach.
Jack was an excellent guide, providing great encouragement and fun anecdotes. I could tell he enjoyed his job and was passionate about nature.
At the end of the trip, we enjoyed hot apple cider, crackers, meat, and cheese. Jack also iPhone airdropped group photos or emailed us, providing us a great keepsake.