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Mendenhall Glacier Canoe Paddle and Trek provided by Above & Beyond Alaska

Mendenhall Glacier Canoe Paddle and Trek

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Important Information
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
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Age minimum of 12 years and older only
  • Safety harnesses fit a maximum of 45 inch waists. Not able to accommodate larger waist sizes. Max weight is 250 lbs 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Maximum weight is 250 lbs per person
  • 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 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel between 8 and 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 7 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel at least 15 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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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 Mendenhall Glacier Canoe Paddle and Trek
Responded 10 Oct 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 Mendenhall Glacier Canoe Paddle and Trek
Responded 10 Oct 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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DMGG wrote a review Sep 2019
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We went on the Mendenhall glacier paddling and trek and it was amazing! We were a group of 7 and all of us enjoy it; thanks for taking us safely through the experience! The guides were really patient with us; and very helpfull. They are very experienced people. We loved the
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from ElizabethBarlow, Manager at Mendenhall Glacier Canoe Paddle and Trek
Responded 29 Sep 2019
Thank you for sharing your experience and making us a part of your Alaskan vacation!
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_idacsr wrote a review Sep 2019
Alvin, Texas11 contributions8 helpful votes
Thank you, Jacob, for making this one of our favorite excursions!!! It was a little intimidating climbing at different angles but Jacob make it so worthwhile with safety always his first priority. If anyone needed a little help during the climb, he was more than willing to
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from ElizabethBarlow, Manager at Mendenhall Glacier Canoe Paddle and Trek
Responded 22 Sep 2019
What an amazing experience!! Thank you for sharing and letting us be a part of your Alaskan vacation. I will definitely pass this along to Jacob. Please come back and see us again!
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David C wrote a review Sep 2019
Cerritos, California5 contributions
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 sorry to say it might be. We had such a wonderful time with guides Daniel and Whisper who were both so knowledgeable and friendly. They went out of their way to
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Response from ElizabethBarlow, Manager at Mendenhall Glacier Canoe Paddle and Trek
Responded 22 Sep 2019
Thank you for sharing your feedback! The views from the canoe definitely provide a neat/unique perspective to the glacier and the views from the glacier are priceless! I will pass this along to Daniel and Whisper. Thank you for letting us be a part of your Alaskan vacation.
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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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F9270YHmariof
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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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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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vanlifez
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Incredible Tour - Such a Unique & Fun Trip!
We had an incredible trip paddling Mendenhall Lake and trekking on Mendenhall Glacier! It was our first time settin
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Jeff S
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wonderful experience!
This was by far one of the best things we did while in Alaska. Our guides were the best and very knowledgable about
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D_Happy_I
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Great active, educational, safe...and unique...experience
Even though we were on a cruise we made our reservations directly with ABAK; it saved money and most of the others
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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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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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debratchison
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Naomi, our guide, was incredible!
I was worried to go on this excursion because I was the only one from my group. There was only one open spot left.
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Elizabeth C
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Definitely the highlight of our Alaska vacation
The paddle and trek excursion to the Mendenhall Glacier is an adventure I will never forget. Our guide Jacques was
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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
  • Above & Beyond Alaska, Mendenhall Glacier
  • Duration: 6h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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