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Mendenhall Lake Kayak Adventure

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Paddle across stunning Mendenhall Lake in a personal kayak, navigating past icebergs and beautiful Alaskan wildlife. This is an exclusive opportunity to experience one of Alaska's best landmarks!

Mendenhall Lake Kayak Adventure in Juneau

Experience the spectacular Mendenhall Glacier up close from your own kayak trip on this excursion. An exclusive U.S. Forest Service permit allows you to explore the gorgeous setting of Mendenhall Lake in serene fashion. Depart your port on a comfortable, scenic drive to the lake. A professional, friendly guide will help you fit life jackets and rain gear before teaching you kayaking techniques.

Board your two-person kayak, either with a chosen travel companion or a new friend. Set off on your Juneau adventure tour, journeying across Mendenhall Lake in your stable kayak, navigating the iceberg-studded pristine waters, one of the prized jewels of the Tongass National Forest. Your knowledgeable guide will describe the breathtaking natural wonders around you, pointing out native wildlife and providing fascinating information about the history and the ecology of the Mendenhall Glacier.

Venture within a safe distance of the face of the massive glacier to explore the base of the beautiful Nugget Falls. After paddling back across the lake and soaking in the last views of the magnificent glacier, reward yourself with an Alaskan-style snack, reminiscing about your recent experience. This is sure to be a true highlight of your Alaska vacation.

If you've never paddled a kayak before, that's okay! Your professional guide will group you with other guests of similar skill level, ensuring you travel at a comfortable pace. Book this Juneau shore excursion today for a memorable way to experience the awe-inspiring Mendenhall Glacier.

About Shore Excursions Group
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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $259.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Scenic, Active, Water/Beach
Tour Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
An approximately 5 to 25 minute walk, or an approximately 5 minute shuttle ride (not included, approximately $5 US per person) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided
A tasty Alaska style snack and water is included.
Special Instructions
For all Alaska tours, we recommend layers of clothing, with the top layer being water-proof. We also suggest comfortable walking shoes that may get wet, gloves, and an extra pair of socks for after the tour.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible. No prior experience necessary, however moderate to good physical health is recommended as guests must paddle for approximately 2 hours and climb in and out of the kayak with limited assistance. The minimum weight to participate on this tour is 40 pounds. The maximum weight is approximately 275 pounds and is dependent on waist size to fit in the kayak cockpit. The maximum size to fit in the kayaks is 35 inches from hip to hip, and 17 inches from front to back. Guests taller than 6' 3" will not be able to steer with foot pedals and will have to steer with the oar instead. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Children ages 13 to 17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate in the absence of a parent or guardian.