Juneau, Alaska, US
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Approximately 5 Hours
Head to Mendenhall Lake, where an experienced guide will help you with your life jacket and rain gear and teach you some kayaking techniques. Then, hop into your two-person kayak with either a traveling companion or a new friend, and set off as one of the lucky few to experience the majestic Mendenhall Glacier up close and by kayak.
Paddle across Mendenhall Lake, navigating the pristine iceberg-studded water -- 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 mighty Nugget Falls.
On dry land, head to the Gold Creek Salmon Bake to refuel with an all-you-can-eat feast. Beverages are available for purchase. With a marshmallow-roasting fire pit, majestic waterfall, mining relics and a totem carver on site, there's something for everyone -- a great way to end this one-of-a-kind adventure.
This tour operates under a Special Use Permit issued by the US Forest Service. Rain gear and life jackets are provided. Return transfer is by shuttle bus service departing every 20-30 minutes. Maximum height is 6'3". Minimum weight is 40 lbs; maximum weight is 275 lbs based on approximate waist size to fit in the kayak cockpit. Not suitable for guests with back conditions. Dress warmly in layers with a wind- and waterproof outer layer; bring gloves, a scarf and a warm hat. Bring an extra pair of socks.