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Above & Beyond Alaska

Juneau, AK 99801
+1 907-364-2333
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USD 240.45*
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Mendenhall Glacier Trek
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USD 240.45*
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Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Trek
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USD 261.45*
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A huge variety of both day and overnight trips offered throughout the Juneau area. Including guided glacier trekking, ice climbing, wildlife viewing, and sea kayaking. We cater to all ages and abilities. Providing quality, small groups, and off the beaten path experiences. We are the top rated wilderness guide service in the area and welcome large groups, photographers, and production companies. We offer custom trips too! Book with the company who has worked with the Travel Channel, BBC, Nat Geo, Good Morning America, the Today Show, and so many more! We also operate the Alaska Boat & Kayak Center, Juneau's only kayak rental and retail shop located in Auke Bay boat harbor.
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Juneau, AK 99801
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We booked this company for our day in Juneau this past summer. We were all outfitted and ready to go kayaking to the glacier but the weather decided to change those plans. The owner of the company came out and made the call that it...More

Thank Emily P
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Get to the glaciers whilst you can. They are magnificent and sadly diminishing in size and stature. 2days before we were supposed to see an ice cave , it had collapsed . This did not reduce the beauty of trekking along the glacier ice and...More

Thank bss_11
Cait M, Manager at Above & Beyond Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for joining us! The glacier is absolutely stunning to trek onto and to see the available variety of features up close. We are optimistic that another ice cave will form as we have seen about 2 dozen caves form and collapse in the...More

Reviewed 29 September 2017

The Mendenhall Glacier and Paddle Trek is a must do. Walking on the glacier is a once in a lifetime experience. And as other posts have said, the photos don't do the blue ice justice. The trip is spectacular and the guides very knowledgeable. The...More

Thank Wendy F
Cait M, Manager at Above & Beyond Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Isn't that blue ice amazing!? It's the team's favorite when they find a new blue ice exposed. Thank you for choosing to join us for this adventure! Any travelers making the decision between kayak or canoe, we do have both options available to book through...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017

We came to Juneau by cruise, and definitely did not regret joining this unforgettable experience. The pedal to the glacier was definitely tiring (and cold as it was drizzling), but the glacier trekking was fantastic. Our guide, Max, showed us many of the dazzling sights...More

Thank ljy03
Cait M, Manager at Above & Beyond Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for your review! We will be sure to share this positive feedback with Max and we appreciate you joining us for this adventure!

Reviewed 22 September 2017

Unforgettable experience and took plenty of pictures to prove it. Our guide, Max and Kaylee(Kaycee?) went above and beyond to make the excursion an amazing one. We went inside an ice cave and got up close to a crevasse. ABAK also provided us, besides lunch,...More

Thank sky478
Cait M, Manager at Above & Beyond Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

So glad you had a great time! Thank you for sharing! If you are interested in returning for more time on the ice, we do have an overnight camp option available on the Mendenhall Glacier that we access via helicopter. Spend the night on the...More

Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Arduous trek means vertical climbing; 4.5 miles to get to the edge of the glacier; guide provided a pack with equipment and snacks and souvenir water bottle; transportation provided Most amazing hike, especially to see ice caves and glacier up close. Guide Emma was knowledgeable,...More

Thank lmmahony
Cait M, Manager at Above & Beyond Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for joining us!! I will be sure to pass along the feedback to Emma and we appreciate your business.

Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

The tour is around $300 per person. We came by the cruise so I wanted to make sure we get back to the cruise in time. That's why I pick to go with ABAB rather than trekking on my own. I went on the raining...More

Thank Metira C
Cait M, Manager at Above & Beyond Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for the feedback Mertira! This is an excellent and detailed overview of your adventure experience. We appreciate all feedback as we are constantly striving to grow and improve our services. It absolutely does rain in Southeast Alaska almost everyday. Whether you join us...More

Reviewed 20 September 2017

Very friendly guide met us downtown, brought us to their office to get gear and ensure proper fitting, and then brought us to the location for the canoe. Very systematic "break" rotation during canoe portion was very beneficial. However, the highlight was very clearly the...More

Thank stlouismv
Cait M, Manager at Above & Beyond Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

THANK YOU for your review! It is truly hard to explain to people how amazing and stunning the whole glacier actually is. The ice caves are neat, but the glacial surface is where the real scenery and adventures start. You see something new and different...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017

We went on this trip to see the ice caves but were hugely disappointed in not seeing them What really was disappointing is they never told us until we were already geared and ready to go They were not upfront about it There were many...More

Thank candd2016
Cait M, Manager at Above & Beyond Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your visit on September 11th and joining us for an experience on Mendenhall Glacier. You booked our Glacier Canoe Paddle & Trek tour which is an opportunity to fully experience a glacier. We paddle across the lake formed...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We had a very cool experience on the canoe / glacier afternoon trip. The team at ABAK was very professional getting us hooked up with gear and our guide Max was very laid back, thorough, and full of great information on the trip to the...More

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2 August 2017|
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Response from TravelingJ2014 | Reviewed this property |
They provide rubber boots as well as Helly Hanson rubber pants and jackets. Enjoy!
21 July 2017|
Response from lynnbear98 |
Hi Karen thank you for asking! We do have that private tour available on our website. It involves kayak paddling across the lake, then trekking onto the glacier with your own private guide. It is called the Privately Guided... More
2 May 2017|
Response from Cait M | Property representative |
Hi @hsukim83 - Thank you for your questions! 1. Down jackets are an excellent insulation layer but please make sure they are waterproof. It rains frequently in Southeast Alaska and while we do provide rain gear for the... More