Juneau, Alaska, US
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Your outing begins with a scenic, narrated motorcoach ride and tour to beautiful Mendenhall Lake. There, you'll be treated to an excellent view of the glacier -- a half-mile wide and more than one hundred feet tall at the face.
Arriving at the lake, gear up, board a raft, and take off on an unforgettable adventure where you can get out into nature, learn about the area, and see the glacier, icebergs and some wildlife.
Your experienced guide will steer you across the serene waters of the lake, maneuvering past floating icebergs to the river beyond. The speed of the water and level of the rapids vary depending on the weather. You will be rafting a five-mile stretch of river from Mendenhall Lake in the Tongass National Forest downstream towards Juneau Harbor.
Your guide explains the natural phenomena at work in this scenic valley. Marvel at the spectacular glacier views and towering peaks as you float downstream. Watch for the local wildlife, which may include -- arctic terns, eagles, goats, salmon, otters, bears and more.
Back ashore, you'll enjoy a snack with a warm beverage and, if you wish, purchase a photo of your rafting experience before reboarding your motorcoach for the short ride back to your ship.
Tour is mainly a scenic experience with a short section of rapids where the guide takes complete charge of the raft. Guests interested in a higher level of activity, following the guide's commands and powering the raft through the troughs of the rapids (one mile of Class III rapids), should ask to be seated in a paddle raft. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Minimum weight is 50 lbs; maximum weight is 350 lbs. Maximum chest size is 58". Waiver must be signed and medical conditions disclosed. Bring only a disposable or waterproof camera.