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Mendenhall Lake Canoe Adventure

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Be among the select few, under a limited U.S. Forest Service permit, to travel by canoe for an unprecedented experience near the face of the majestic Mendenhall Glacier.

Paddle across Mendenhall Lake, navigating past icebergs, surrounded by one of the richest samplings of Alaskan wildlife you’ll find anywhere. Birds including arctic terns nest on the shoreline, and eagles, goats, salmon and bears may be seen. Then, venture within a safe distance of the massive, awe-inspiring face of the living Mendenhall Glacier. Grab a thrill ride by skirting the base of beautiful and powerful Nugget Falls where you will head ashore to refuel with a snack of Alaskan-style fare for the return.

You’ll make your trip in a traditional Tlingit-style canoe, an exceptionally stable 28-foot watercraft, with all modern safety gear supplied. Because of the close approach to the glacier face, the Forest Service tightly controls the number of participants. Be one of the lucky few to experience this one-of-a-kind adventure.

  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Small-group tour
  • Likely to Sell Out
  • Family friendly
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
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Product Details
  • Snacks
  • Port pick-up and drop-off
  • Small-group tour
  • Full raingear provided (pants/jacket/boots)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Souvenirs available for purchase
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
Schedule and Pricing
Departure Point

On the sidewalk, under the cables of the Mt. Roberts Tram. If your ship is docked the AJ dock, a shuttle is available to the Mt. Roberts Tram area. $3.00 for an all day pass. All other docks are within walking distance of the Tram area. If you are docked at the AJ dock, and your tour is scheduled to depart within 30 minutes of your ships scheduled arrival, your tour representative will be standing at the top of the ramp near the shuttle stop. If you are arriving on a cruise ship where tendering is required, please allow extra time to make your way ashore

Departure Time and Comments

Multiple departures daily at times to meet tour & cruise ship schedules. / Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port


3 hours 30 minutes

Return Details

Tram or downtown

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