- Round-trip transportation from your Juneau cruise ship terminal!
- English-speaking certified kayaking guide!
- Experience kayaking in a wilderness body of water in Juneau, Alaska!
- Complimentary snacks and bottled water!
- Keep your eyes peeled for potential wildlife sightings!
- See the Mendenhall glacier from a distance from a whole different perspective!
- Escape the cruise ship shore excursion crowds and enjoy the unique sights of Juneau and Alaska!
After a 30-minute transfer to North Douglas Island, your experienced Juneau Kayak Shore Excursion guide will meet you and help with life jackets and rain gear before teaching you kayaking techniques. Next, board the two-person sea kayaks, with your traveling companion or a new friend, for an approximately 90-minute paddling adventure.
This Juneau kayaking excursion adventure will give you a sense of how the famed Aleut Indians traveled the coastal waterways of Alaska, in search of pelts for the Russian fur trading companies. The stable yet nimble Alaska kayaks will allow you to silently approach any wildlife in the area, including porpoises, seals, sea lions, eagles, herons, or even whales.
You will also explore the Mendenhall Wetlands where you may have (if not foggy or overcast) the opportunity to view the spectacular Mendenhall Glacier from an ocean explorer's point of view. This view of the glacier is from about 6 miles away, so you will see how the massive river of ice winds up through the mountain peaks for miles. This beautiful view is only possible from a vantage point several miles away. Along the way, your kayak shore excursion guide will entertain you with stories about Smugglers Cove, and the history of the surrounding area, and point out any local flora and fauna.
This kayak trip is perfect for all levels of kayaking experience. Your experienced shore excursion guide and safety boat captain will ensure that your experience is safe, yet fun. Your guides will group you into similar abilities so that you can travel at a comfortable pace. If you have never paddled before, do not worry! Your experienced Juneau kayak guide will take complete care to make sure you are comfortable.
Back at the kayak cruise excursion base, you will enjoy a tasty Alaska-style snack before the 30-minute bus journey back to the cruise port of call of Juneau.