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Juneau Tour: Paddle & Trek Mendenhall Glacier
Juneau Shore Excursion


This 6.5 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Meeting at the Port in Juneau
  • Private Licensed Guide
  • All necessary Glacier & Paddle equipment and gear
  • Rubber Boots, Rain Jackets and Pants
  • Hearty, Healthy Snacks including Bottled Water
Please see: special notes at the end of the tour description.

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2 People - $1312 Per Person (Private Tour)
3 People - $876 Per Person (Private Tour)
4 People - $656 Per Person (Private Tour)
5 People - $656 Per Person (Private Tour)
6 People - $656 Per Person (Private Tour)
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Juneau Shore Excursion

This 6.5 hour Juneau shore trip allows you to experience the magnificent Mendenhall Glacier and Lake from a variety of vantage points on Southeast Alaska’s singular multi-sport glacial adventure!

Your driver will meet you at the port in Juneau and then you drive about 30 minutes and a world away until, you reach the edge of Mendenhall Lake, your paddling destination and the first leg of exploration on this adventure.

After meeting your guide you have a gear outfitting, orientation, and safety briefing. Then you point the bow of your 8-person canoe toward the awe-inspiring glacier ahead and paddle with your informative guides on this silt-rich lake with glowing blue icebergs of all shapes and sizes and reflections of the grand peaks of the Coastal Mountain Range.

Mendenhall Lake offers the unique experience of paddling near icebergs, Arctic Tern nesting cliffs, and giant waterfalls all in route to the glacier. Don’t forget to look toward the shorelines, mountains and sky around you for possible wildlife sightings such as mountain goats, black bear, porcupine, river otter, beaver, eagles, loons, and arctic terns.

Upon reaching the beach landing point near the glacier’s edge, the adventure continues as your paddles are traded for backpacks and trekking poles. Leaving your sea legs behind, you’ll venture to the glacier’s edge and onto the ice, taking a journey through time as your private expert guides share the natural history of the Mendenhall and help you to explore this awe-inspiring and rapidly changing glacial landscape.

After your trek, return to your boats and paddle across the lake once more, allowing the visually stunning experience to wash over you before returning to Juneau.

Dates of Operation: May 1 - September 30
Walking: Moderate
Mobility: NO wheelchairs
Recommended Clothing: Sturdy Hiking Boots, layered clothing, rain jacket
Weather: This tour operates rain or shine
Ability: You must be in good shape and able to paddle 5-6 miles and hike about 2 miles on uneven terrain. Minimum age is 8 years old.

Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote for your upcoming Juneau shore excursion.
Shore Trip Timing is approximate based on your interests & traffic
  • Transportation from ship to Mendenhall Glacier: 30 Minutes
  • Gear outfitting and safety briefing: 45 Minutes
  • Guided paddle on Mendenhall Lake: 1 Hour and 15 Minutes
  • Hiking to the edge of the glacier, trekking and ice cave exploration: 2 Hours
  • Guided paddle on Mendenhall Lake: 1 Hour and 15 Minutes
  • Transportation from Mendenhall Glacier to ship: 45 minutes