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Mendenhall Lake Kayak and Salmon Bake Adventure

Juneau, United States
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icon5 to 6 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Experience the majestic Mendenhall Glacier and Lake up close on a kayak tour with a guide who has one of the limited US Forest Service permits for the region. Your 5-hour tour includes a kayak tour on Mendenhall Lake and an all-you-can-eat salmon bake that features wild Alaska-caught salmon. Take a walk along the creek, pan for gold at a historical mine, and get great photo ops on this all-inclusive tour from Juneau.
  • 5-hour Mendenhall Lake kayak tour and salmon bake, from Juneau
  • Kayak close to Mendenhall Glacier and Nugget Falls
  • Feast on wild salmon, and a variety of other hot and cold dishes served at the salmon bake
  • Includes all equipment, instruction, and safety gear, no experience needed
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National Park fees/Permits
Buffet and Hot & Cold Beverages
Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
Full raingear (pants/jacket/boots)
Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Live Entertainment
Alcoholic Beverages
Souvenirs (available for purchase)

Departure Point

Mount Roberts Tramway, 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide in Juneau, then drive about 20 minutes to arrive at Mendenhall Lake.

Your guide provides life jackets, rain gear, and kayaking instruction, then helps you to get situated in your two-person kayak. Set out on the waters of Mendenhall Lake, traveling at a comfortable pace that is accessible for both beginning and experienced kayakers.

Navigate past the icebergs and learn from your guide about the native wildlife, history, and ecology of the Mendenhall Glacier. Venture within a safe distance of the massive face of the glacier and around to the powerful Nugget Falls.

Upon return from your kayak tour, head to the Gold Creek Salmon Bake for a delicious all-you-can-eat feast. Taste wild salmon from Alaska, along with chicken, potatoes, baked beans, wild-rice pilaf, a variety of salads, cornbread, assorted hot drinks, and dessert. You can purchase beer, wine, or soda if desired.

After your meal, you can walk through the woods to a campfire to roast marshmallows, stroll along Salmon Creek to a waterfall, and try panning for gold at the historical Wagner Mine.

You can return to the dock at your leisure on one of the buses that makes regular departures.
Stop At:  
Mendenhall Lake
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 and enjoy an all-you-can-eat Salmon Bake feast after your adventure. 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. Your guide will group you into similar abilities so you can travel at a comfortable pace while ensuring that your adventure is safe and enjoyable. 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, head to the Gold Creek Salmon Bake to refuel and reminisce about the experience that is sure to be a highlight of your Alaska vacation.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gold Creek Salmon Bake
The Gold Creek Salmon Bake has something for everyone! Your all-you-can-eat feast features Alaskan-caught wild salmon, Cheechako chicken, Chilkoot baked beans, Tongass wild-rice pilaf, Alyeska au gratin potatoes and a robust selection of other sides, salads and beverages. Beer and wine are available for purchase. Vegetarian or gluten-free? There's plenty to tempt your palate! And, just when you think you've had enough – bring on the blueberry cake for dessert! Come back for seconds, or thirds, while local musicians set a festive mood with live music. Shuttle buses run regularly, so no need for you to rush; take your time and enjoy. You can stay until your tastes have been satisfied and you're filled with great memories!! Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the highlights of Juneau on this once in a lifetime trip.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children 13 to 17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate without a parent or guardian.
  • Client must be able to use upper body strength to paddle kayak approx. 2 hrs
  • Guests taller than 6' 3" will not be able to steer with foot pedals and will have to steer with the oar instead. You may still participate, it is just an item to take into consideration when choosing the tour.
  • Minimum weight: 40lbs
  • Maximum weight dependent on waist size to fit into kayak cockpit 16.5" X 10". Approximately 275lbs
  • Gloves and an extra pair of socks are recommended.
  • Tour is weather dependent.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Alaska Travel Adventures Inc.

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What is the maximum group size during Mendenhall Lake Kayak and Salmon Bake Adventure?
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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