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Mendenhall Lake Canoe Adventure

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide at the cruise ship dock or Mt Roberts Tram, then travel to Mendenhall Lake.

    Step aboard the traditional Tlingit-style canoe for your paddle on the lake. The stable 28-foot (8.5-meter) boat is equipped with safety gear and paddled by your expert guide. Navigate past icebergs to come within a safe distance of the massive face of the Mendenhall Glacier. Skirt around the glacier to see Nugget Falls, a towering waterfall that cascades 377 feet (115 m) into Mendenhall Lake.

    To protect the participants on the close encounter with the glacier, the US Forest Service tightly controls the number of permits for this approach, making this a truly special Alaskan experience. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as arctic terns, eagles, goats, salmon, and bears.

    After your time on the water, head ashore and refuel with a snack of Alaskan-style fare before your return to Juneau.
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    Important Information
    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
    Multiple departures daily at times to meet tour & cruise ship schedules.
    Duration
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Tram or downtown
    Inclusions
    • Snacks
    • Port pick-up and drop-off
    • Full raingear provided (pants/jacket/boots)
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Souvenirs available for purchase
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • 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
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    We had an amazing canoe adventure with David! The day was so fun and the views were unbeatable! I hope I can go back again someday.
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    This excursion was amazing! A big shout out to our guide David! He took 17 armatures and 2 with some experience and had us performing as if we had done this our entire lives! The views close up to the Mendenhall Glacier and Nuget Waterfalls were awesome! It’s something I will
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    We thoroughly enjoyed our canoe outing on Mendenhall Lake over Labor Day weekend. David, our guide, was personable, knowledgeable and accommodating in every way. Our up-close view of the glacier was stunning, the snack break at Nugget Falls provided great photo ops, and the
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    We had a beautiful day to paddle right up to the glacier. David was a wonderful, patient guide for the 10 of us "older folks" who wanted to make David believe we had all spent many times paddling! He gave us breaks as it was very apparent, due to our lack of organized paddling,
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    Had a terrific time on the lake with our guide John! He was funny, genuine, and laidback. He’s enthusiasm was awesome. My favorite part was paddling fast towards the waterfall and getting misted by the glacial spray!
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    Response from AlaskaTravelAdv, Director of Sales at Mendenhall Lake Canoe Adventure
    Responded 1 Sep. 2019
    Glad you enjoyed the tour!
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