• Location: Juneau, Alaska
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Hold on for an exhilarating river-rafting ride along Mendenhall Glacier. During this half-day adventure, drive through Mendenhall Valley before climbing aboard a raft rowed by an experienced guide. Float along for six miles around the foot of the glacier, through winding stretches of Class II and III whitewater rapids. Soak up gorgeous mountain scenery, and wrap up the day with a delicious snack. Families, beginners and the more experienced are all welcome! Hotel transport from Juneau included.


  • 3.5-hour rafting tour of Mendenhall Glacier from Juneau
  • See the glacier from a totally unique perspective
  • Your rafting guide will lead you through Class II and III rapids, making for a fun and exhilarating experience
  • You choose if you'd like to help paddle or just sit back and enjoy the ride
  • Alaskan-style snacks will be provided
  • Suitable for all ages and no prior experience is required
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Mendenhall Glacier Rafting Tour from Juneau

Mendenhall Glacier Rafting

While in Juneau, get up close to Alaska’s impressive Mendenhall Glacier on this family-friendly, exciting 3.5-hour rafting tour. After hotel pickup, enjoy a pleasant drive up Mendenhall Valley. Upon arrival at Mendenhall Lake, receive a safety briefing for your rafting journey, which lasts approx. 1.5 to 2 hours. The Class II and III whitewater rapids you’ll encounter are safe — appropriate for novices and experienced rafters, as well as families.

Each raft holds up to 12 passengers and is rowed by a guide. Seeking hands-on fun? Go ahead and join a paddle-raft team. Then, travel across the lake dotted with icebergs, and set course on a nearby river to begin a 6-mile (9.6-km) route. Enjoy unparalleled views of the glacier, and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife along the way, including bald eagles, black bears, otters and seals, and salmon during spawning season.

Note the towering mountains rising above a valley floor and lush forests as you make your way through river features like Pin Ball Alley, Tourist Trap and Moon Flats. A photographer on shore will capture shots of your rafting adventure (available for purchase as a great souvenir).

Reach the last stretch and celebrate with an Alaskan-style snack, along with a cup of Martha’s Mendenhall Madness (a heady wine cocktail) or hot cider. Enjoy a relaxing drive back to your Juneau hotel.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

this was a fantastic trip down the river. Day was sunny and bright, weather was great. Smooth and uneventful ride down the river. Rapids were exciting. Our guide was Alvin and he provides us a wonderful trip, full of lots of fun facts. Would recommend to all.

Audrey S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

The trip was outstanding. Our guide was very knowledgeable, all expectations were met as the trip delivered what was promised in the literature. Gear, instruction, transportation, was great. Al, our bus driver, provided a wonderful guided trip to the put - in/take-out points. I

Matha G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016


Alyssa Flora R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guide Liam was awesome and very knowledgeable. The day we went, the rapid were tame. Wish it was more exciting, but can't control nature. Snacks were tasty!

Kelli R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Realluy Fun!!!

Karen T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Even though it rained, the rafting tour was very enjoyable due in part to Rex, our GREAT tour guide. The scenery was amazing and the rapids were thrilling but not to point of death defying! Our group was pretty lively and we gained knowledge and friends.I think you will enjoy it even if you are a beginner, as I was.

Mildred Fay K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

We had the best float trip ever. Beautiful scenery and amazing guide. We felt the tour people really talk care to see we were well taken care of. We will do it again. It was amazing

Kathryn C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Terrific experience with my 8 year old granddaughter - you put in at the lake close to Mendenhall, not right in front of it, but you still get gorgeous views. The short time on white water rapids was very fun. Our guide was terrific and knew a lot about the geography of the area. Customer service was outstanding - we accidentally got on the kayaking tour and missed our rafting tour. A rep from the company came to the rafting site, took us back to the ship, showed us exactly where to be to pick up the rafting tour and got us on the next one. I was so impressed that they were so accommodating and kind. Highly recommend.

Joseph S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The trip was great. the Tour guide was young, energetic, and was having fun with us. He made sure the group had a good experience individually and collectively. One really good aspect was while the ship's large tour buses were being loaded and everyone herded, we had a small group that bussed together and did the tour together. The trip itself - lake, glacier, and river were just terrific. We would highly recommend this tour

Terry S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Absolutely stunning scenery. I would have enjoyed a little more white water, but my eight year-old said it was perfect!

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