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Mendenhall Lake Kayak Tour

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    Meet your guide and group for this 3.5-hour tour on the sidewalk, under the cables of the Mt. Roberts Tram.
    Be one of the lucky few to experience the majestic Mendenhall Glacier up close, as you travel by kayak, under a very limited U.S. Forest Service permit. Upon arrival at Mendenhall Lake, your experienced, friendly guide will help you with life jackets and rain gear before teaching you kayaking techniques. Then you will board the two-person kayaks, with either a new friend or traveling companion, and set off on your Alaskan adventure.
    Journey across Mendenhall Lake in your stable kayak, navigating the iceberg studded pristine water that is truly one of the jewels of the Tongass National Forest. Your knowledgeable 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. Venture within a safe distance of the massive, awe-inspiring 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 last views of this extraordinary glacier, refuel with a snack of Alaskan-style fare and reminisce about the experience that is sure to be a highlight of your Alaska vacation.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We were supposed to get close and personal with the ice, but due to a heatwave could not do the trip. Instead we went kayaking on the sea, with the glacier far away. There were experienced and first time paddlers in one group, which did...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Heidi S
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We visited Juneau on the Star Princess on Wed 31 Jul 2019 and had a poor experience with this tour operator. We first booked the kayak and salmon bake tour through the ship and selected the option to get as close as possible to the...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Rob B
    AlaskaTravelAdv, Director of Sales at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Sorry, you had a bad experience. I will address your time on the water concern with the staff. Your first tour on the lake was canceled due to high winds and safety issues, there isn't much we can do about Mother Nature. The tour you...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Loved every minute! Megan was an awesome guide. The scenery was incredible. One of the highlights of my trip for sure!!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank jillmitchell4
    AlaskaTravelAdv, Director of Sales at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you for sharing, I will let Megan know your praises for her. Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Booked this excursion as part of our Princess Cruise. It was fun, informative and little bit of exercise. I was more tired than expected but still enjoying myself the whole time. The only thing I would recommend outside of what they provide for you is...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Kppp7
    AlaskaTravelAdv, Director of Sales at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thanks for the review, Glad you enjoyed the experience. Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing

    Reviewed 9 July 2019 via mobile

    We booked a 2 1/2 hour Kayak tour for our family of five. Our youngest being 10 we weren’t sure what to expect. But the trip was breath taking. Cary was a great guide pointing out all the sites that included a youth bald eagle...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank StuMitchell82
    AlaskaTravelAdv, Director of Sales & Marketing at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

    The Mitchells, Thank you for the great review. I am so glad you had such a wonderful experience. I will let Cary know of your kind words. Thank you again! Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing

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    No! We barely made it up to the glacier. There was a little iceberg that I asked if we could paddle over to and they told me no there wasn't enough time.
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