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Meet your guide at the cruise ship dock or Mt Roberts Tram, then travel about 20 minutes to Mendenhall Lake.

Step aboard the traditional Tlingit-style canoe for your paddle on the lake. The stable 28-foot (8.5-meter) boat is equipped with safety gear and paddled by your expert guide. Navigate past icebergs to come within a safe distance of the massive face of the Mendenhall Glacier. Skirt around the glacier to see Nugget Falls, a towering waterfall that cascades 377 feet (115 m) into Mendenhall Lake.

To protect the participants on the close encounter with the glacier, the US Forest Service tightly controls the number of permits for this approach, making this a truly special Alaskan experience. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as arctic terns, eagles, goats, salmon, and bears.

After your time on the water, head ashore and refuel with a snack of Alaskan-style fare before your return to Juneau.

Locations visited
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Nugget Falls
Alaska Travel Adventures
Overview
See the Mendenhall Glacier up close on a 3.5-hour tour from Juneau. You'll ride across the waters of Mendenhall Lake in a traditional Tlingit-style canoe that permits unobstructed viewing of the glacier, icebergs, Nugget Falls, and perhaps some Alaskan wildlife. Includes all equipment, snacks, and port pickup and drop-off.
Highlights
  • 3.5-hour tour of Mendenhall Lake and Glacier, from Juneau
  • Get close to the Mendenhall Glacier while riding in a traditional canoe
  • Snap photos of icebergs, a towering waterfall, and the glacier
  • Learn about the history of this part of Alaska
  • Includes transportation, snacks, guide, and boat ride
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Canoe Experience

This was a fun experience. Our Guide Ariel was fantastic. We did this with several young kids so the adults really had to carry the weight of canoeing part. Everyone enjoyed the experience and the kids enjoyed trying to paddle. Seeing the Menddenhall glacier up...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Kenneth is the best guide of all time!

Wow. Where to begin. We went on a canoe tour with Kenneth and Arielle and from the moment it started I knew it would be fantastic when I heard his beautiful southern drawl. From the get go it only got better. Not only did Kenneth...More

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

Thanks for the kind words and taking the time to share your adventure! Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing

Reviewed 1 week ago
Magestic

Alaska Travel Adventures picked us up at a location next to the aerial tramway. It's a little confusing because there are multiple tours going out and meeting at the same time. The young man working the dock could have been more polite and understanding. We...More

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

Thanks for the feedback! Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing Experience!!

I was traveling solo and boy did these tour guides make me feel like I was apart of the team! Arielle did a wonderful job at really making this a unforgettable experience!! Ask for her if you can!! We took the canoe out on the...More

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

Thanks for taking the time to share your trip with us! Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Alaska cruise

What a fun tour. Lots of exercise and two fun and informative tour guides, Mitch and tanner Thank you.

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