Water activity

Juneau: Mendenhall Lake Canoe Tour

Juneau: Mendenhall Lake Canoe Tour

From US$ 198.45 per person

Create a memory to last a lifetime with a canoe tour of Mendenhall Lake and see the majestic Mendenhall Glacier. This tour is limited by permits issued by the National Parks Service so book early for this unique experience!

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 4 hours
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Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • See the famous Mendenhall Glacier
  • Canoe on Mendenhall Lake
  • Explore the Alaskan nature
Full description
Come face to face with the famous Mendenhall Glacier on this once in a lifetime Alaskan adventure. Meet your guide at the Mt.Robert's Tram building near the cruise pier. Your guide will take you on a scenic tour by minivan to the Tongass National Forest where you can gaze upon the stunning Mendenhall Glacier. This small group canoe tour takes you past icebergs, waterfalls, and steep cliffs once carved by ice. Paddle up close to the face of this 3,000-year-old glacier, 13 miles long of ice, half a mile wide and up to 1,800 feet deep. This is Alaska's most visited glacier! The paddle time is around two hours from start to finish, providing plenty of time to take advantage of capturing the memory through scenic photos. You will be equipped with top quality gear including rain pants, rain jackets, waterproof boots, and everything else you will need to ensure your comfort and safety. You'll get a dry bag filled with bottled water and snacks, to be used to store personal belongings while canoeing. Please note this is canoe tour only and does not include hiking on a glacier. Throughout the day you are offered snacks and beverages.
  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Gear/equipment: Rain jacket, rain pants, rain boots, paddling gloves, and a dry bag for personal items
  • Bottled water, snacks, and hot beverage
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 12 years
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    This tour meets in front of the Mt. Robert's Tramway building, look for your tour guide holding your tour title. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    •  Minimum age: 12 years old
    •  Minimum weight: 90lbs
    •  Maximum weight: 240lbs
    • Not recommended for guests with back, shoulder or hip problems
    •  Pregnant guests are not permitted on this tour
    •  Need to be able to paddle for up to 2 hours
    • Weather Cancellation Notice - In the event of abnormally high winds, this tour may need to be canceled and fully refunded. Katabatic winds can occur due to glacier-specific weather systems created on hot and sunny days. Cancellations may occur at or before the scheduled tour time based on wind readings.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 2 reviews

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    Close to nature and overwhelming

    A very well organized tour by canoe. Is also very feasible for inexperienced people. Our guide was very well prepared and organized. We always felt safe with him, there was a very detailed instruction on safety on the canoe before the start. During the tour he provided us with a lot of information and answered the many questions. We really liked that you can get very close to the glacier and also see the waterfall up close. The equipment is also very good, you come back dry on land.

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    September 27, 2019

    Wonderful adventure!! Tour guides very helpful and knowledgeable. Beautiful lake and glacier. Highly recommended!

    July 21, 2021

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