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Mendenhall Lake Canoe Adventure

Juneau, United States
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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


See the Mendenhall Glacier up close on a half-day 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.
  • Half-day 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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Necessary Equipment (rain gear, life jackets, boots)
Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Souvenirs (available for purchase)
490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide at the cruise ship dock or Mt Roberts Tram, then travel 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.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • 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
  • Minimum weight: 40lbs
  • Maximum weight: approx 350lbs.
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Alaska Travel Adventures Inc.

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Mendenhall Lake Canoe Adventure?
This activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers.

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, Jun 2019
I booked four tours on my cruise ship trip to Alaska in mid June 2019 via Viator. This was the only one said I cannot make a any change while other three I can cancel one day before the tour. When we arrived Juneau, the staff told us the tour was cancelled due to weather condition, but the weather was good, no wind, not cold and just a little drizzles. My guess is that they cancelled because there were only five participants.

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