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Private Mendenhall Glacier Canoe Paddle & Trek

Tour Description

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6 ½ Hours Duration
From pick-up to drop-off
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An Exclusive Experience
Groups of either 5-7 or 10-12 with a private guide!
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Physical Fitness Required
For full-day paddling and hiking
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Food and Gear Provided
Includes a hearty snack and all equipment

This top-of-the-line tour, simply put, is the cream of the crop among Juneau glacier excursions! Featuring both a tranquil, gorgeous paddle across a glacial meltwater lake and an on-foot excursion across the hulking glacier itself, the 6.5-hour Private Mendenhall Glacier Canoe Paddle & Trek is a concise and enthralling tour package that combines all the best components of Alaska travel exploration! This adventure is in many ways the same as the Mendenhall Glacier Paddle & Trek. It has the additional advantage, however, of allowing your small group of either 5-7 or 10-12 family and friends to travel unhindered under the guidance of your own private guide. If you’re captivated by the idea of customizing your very own voyage, you want to have an up-close encounter with a world-famous glacier, and the possibility of exploring a Mendenhall Glacier ice cave stirs your interest, the exclusive Private Mendenhall Glacier Canoe Paddle & Trek may just be the perfect fit for your group!

Your one-of-a-kind private outing begins with pick-up from the cruise docks, followed by a lift to the beautiful Mendenhall Lake. Your expert local guide will then fit your group for the journey before you head out onto the water! Keep your camera handy and your eyes alert en-route to the glacier, looking for wildlife and views of glacier-covered peaks and the flowing Nugget Falls! Before long, you’ll find yourself face-to-face with the glacier. If you're lucky, you might just see a giant block of ice tumble gloriously into the lake!

Finally, it’s time for the second phase of your epic adventure. Your leader will equip you with trekking equipment for an approximately 2-hour journey out onto the ice. Fill your canteen from rivers of melted ancient glacier water as you search for mesmerizing features like ice caves, moulins, and stunning crevasses. Remember: it’s your private tour, so you’ll have the opportunity to ensure that your glacier experience is hand-crafted to fit your group’s goals. How could an excursion with this much adventure and scenery not be a highlight of your Alaska cruise?!

Because this tour has extremely limited spots, we recommend you book early to ensure availability! Note: This tour allows for groups of 5-7 or 10-12 guests due to canoe requirements.

If you’re looking for a more extensive hiking experience without the paddling, check out the Private Mendenhall Glacier Trek.




The minimum age for participants is 12 years old.

In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we always issue a full refund for the tour. Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty. Including 'Flex Cancel' allows cancellations and refunds up to 24-hours before the tour. Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with Flex Cancel) are nonrefundable.


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