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- Round trip transportation from your Juneau cruise ship terminal!
- English speaking certified guide!
- 2-Hour kayaking across Mendenhall Lake!
- Keep your eyes peeled for potential wildlife sightings!
- All equipment provided: raingear and lifejackets!
- Shared 2 person kayak and paddling equipment!
- Complimentary snack and water!
- See the Mendenhall glacier up close and from a different perspective with a very limited U.S. Forest Service permit!
- Escape the cruise ship shore excursion crowds and enjoy unique sights of Juneau and Alaska!
Searching for the quintessential Alaskan adventures? Be one of the chosen few to experience the majestic Mendenhall Glacier up close, traveling by kayak under a very limited US Forest Service permit.
You will meet your Juneau Mendenhall Lake Kayak Adventure Excursion transfer guide in downtown Juneau and drive to the Mendenhall Valley, approximately 30 minutes away. Upon arrival at Mendenhall Lake, your friendly, knowledgeable guide will help outfit you with life jackets and rain gear while sharing important kayaking techniques. You will then board the two-person kayaks, with either a follow participant or your traveling companion, and set off on your Alaskan adventure. If you have never paddled before, no worries!
Your experienced guide will group you into like abilities so that you can travel at a comfortable pace while ensuring that your experience is both safe and enjoyable. You will journey across Mendenhall Lake in your well-balanced kayak, navigating the iceberg-studded pristine water that is truly one of the jewels of the Tongass National Forest. As you travel, your local 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.
You will venture within a safe distance of the massive, stunning 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 final glimpses of this extraordinary glacier, you will refuel with a snack consisting of local Alaskan fare as you reminisce about the adventure that is sure to be a highlight of your Alaska vacation. Locally produced reindeer sausage, cheese, crackers, salmon spread and mountain fresh water will satisfy your hunger while providing an opportunity to enjoy native flavors.
Following your experience, buses depart regularly to your Juneau cruise pier so you may return at your leisure.