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Mendenhall Lake Kayak Tour

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  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Small-group tour
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Mendenhall Lake Kayak Tour
From US$199.00
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Mendenhall Lake Kayak Tour
US$199.00
Overview
Hit the Alaskan waters on this 3.5-hour Mendenhall Lake kayak tour in Tongass National Forest. Journey across the lake in a kayak with group members in your same expertise level. Maneuver around glaciers as you take in stunning sights of the lake’s natural beauty, and catch sight of wildlife as you go. Paddle by Nugget Falls and the 3,000-year-old Mendenhall Glacier.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group for this 3.5-hour tour on the sidewalk, under the cables of the Mt. Roberts Tram.

Be one of the lucky few to experience the majestic Mendenhall Glacier up close, as you travel by kayak, under a very limited U.S. Forest Service permit. Upon arrival at Mendenhall Lake, your experienced, friendly guide will help you with life jackets and rain gear before teaching you kayaking techniques. Then you will board the two-person kayaks, with either a new friend or traveling companion, and set off on your Alaskan adventure.

Journey across Mendenhall Lake in your stable kayak, navigating the iceberg studded pristine water that is truly one of the jewels of the Tongass National Forest. Your knowledgeable guide will explain the breathtaking nature surrounding you, pointing out native wildlife and fascinating you with the history and ecology of the spectacular Mendenhall Glacier. Venture within a safe distance of the massive, awe-inspiring face of the glacier and skirt the base of the beautiful and powerful Nugget Falls. After paddling back across the lake, and taking in the last views of this extraordinary glacier, refuel with a snack of Alaskan-style fare and reminisce about the experience that is sure to be a highlight of your Alaska vacation.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great view of the glacier

We had a beautiful day for kayaking, and 6 boats in our group. While there were several with no kayaking experience, there were no laggards in our group. We made good time going across the lake and then around the corner to see the glacier....More

1  Thank TEntwistle
Dale S, Director of Sales & Marketing at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the kind and detailed review. We are so pleased you had a great time! Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing

Reviewed 1 week ago
A Waste of Time and Alot of Money

See the photo above. It was my dream to take my family of 8 kayaking up to the glacier. $1600 down the tubes. We had perfect weather! We never got to the glacier! We had one slow boat and the two leaders insisted that we...More

1  Thank elainejean
Dale S, Director of Sales & Marketing at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I am so sorry you had a bad experience. Our guides are there for the safety of all Kayakers and it sounds like they had to make a decision based on the entire group which is protocol. We are not based in Seattle. Our home...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
It was okay.

Ariel and Clayton were fun. For the price we paid, we wish we could’ve gone further in our kayaks. We saw boats with multiple people paddling cover more water than we did, and it’s mostly due to having to wait for inexperienced kayakers in our...More

Thank MJBuyer
Dale S, Director of Sales & Marketing at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I apologize about that, thanks for pointing it out. We will strive to improve on that. Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Beautiful views, kayaking not so much

I will start this review by stating that I am a very experienced kayaker. If you view this trip from a kayaking standpoint you will be sorely disappointed. If you want to see seals, bald eagles a beautiful view of mendenhal glacier and experience a...More

Thank mjswansona
Dale S, Director of Sales & Marketing at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback! Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Disappointing!!!

We were in a group of 12, 6 kayaks plus the guides. When we got there we had to wait in the van because the guides weren't there yet. Some of the kayakers were really slow so we had to keep waiting for them. You...More

Thank Lori B
Dale S, Director of Sales & Marketing at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am sorry we did not meet your expectations on this tour. Thank you for the information, I will pass this along to all who participated and see what kind of changes we can make. Thank you again, Dale E Smith Director of Sales &...More

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Leigh H
15 June 2018|
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Response from Lori B |
No! We barely made it up to the glacier. There was a little iceberg that I asked if we could paddle over to and they told me no there wasn't enough time.
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Paige Y
12 May 2018|
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Response from Lori B |
Both people have a paddle
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