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Mendenhall Glacier View Sea Kayaking provided by Alaska Travel Adventures

Mendenhall Glacier View Sea Kayaking

Mendenhall Glacier View Sea Kayaking
4.5
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C$172.06
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h 30m
Group size:
48
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 5474P30
Important information
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation
  • All Equipment (including rain gear, boots, spray skirt)
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenirs (available for purchase)
  • Souvenir Photo (available for purchase)
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Mount Roberts Tramway, 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA JUNEAU MEETING PLACE: On the sidewalk, under the cables of the Mt. Roberts Tram. When you arrive at the meeting area, look for the Alaska Travel Adventures tour representative. They will be wearing a red jacket/shirt and a red hat. Look for our distinctive Caribou logo.
Additional information
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Children 7-12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children 13-17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate in the absence of a parent or guardian.
  • Minimum Weight: 40 pounds to fit into required lifejacket
  • Maximum Weight: Approx 250lbs dependent on waist size to fit into kayak cockpit
  • Maximum Height: Guests over 6'3" will not be able to use the rudders to steer and may be uncomfortable in the kayak
  • Guests should be in good health and will need to paddle for approximately 2 hours
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travellers
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation
  • All Equipment (including rain gear, boots, spray skirt)
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenirs (available for purchase)
  • Souvenir Photo (available for purchase)
Departure details
  • Mount Roberts Tramway, 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA JUNEAU MEETING PLACE: On the sidewalk, under the cables of the Mt. Roberts Tram. When you arrive at the meeting area, look for the Alaska Travel Adventures tour representative. They will be wearing a red jacket/shirt and a red hat. Look for our distinctive Caribou logo.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Children 7-12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children 13-17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate in the absence of a parent or guardian.
  • Minimum Weight: 40 pounds to fit into required lifejacket
  • Maximum Weight: Approx 250lbs dependent on waist size to fit into kayak cockpit
  • Maximum Height: Guests over 6'3" will not be able to use the rudders to steer and may be uncomfortable in the kayak
  • Guests should be in good health and will need to paddle for approximately 2 hours
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travellers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
66 reviews
Excellent
51
Very good
7
Average
5
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Terrible
3

Mark S
Jacksonville, FL3 contributions
Julia H. gave us an enthusiastically led paddle across the glacial lake which was dotted with blue icebergs. Great trip for couples willing to work up at least a little sweat. For those with mobility or fitness challenges, the big canoes are probably a better option. Julia made sure we got plenty of great pics and stayed safe. The tour operator provided rubber boots and rain gear to stay dry. The kayaking trip was a great shore excursion, though wouldn’t necessarily combine with the salmon bake, which was a bit lame, especially if you’re the active type of person who signs up for sea kayaking. We interpreted the description of the combo package as the salmon bake being the destination of the kayaking adventure, but it’s really a separate trip.
Written July 13, 2022
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Wendy M
Austin, TX3 contributions
Being in Nature getting to be in the middle of majestic mountain ranges, view of the Mendenhall Glacier and nature all around. It was great. I was a little hesitant since many said it was misleading due to how far you actually were from the glacier. This picture to me is perfect portrayal of how far you are. It was nice knowing that prior but to me it was still amazing. If you want to see the glacier up close take the shuttle to the glacier and walk around.
Written May 19, 2022
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Ann V
Olympia, Washington, United States5 contributions
Family
Landen Chau was a wonderful guide. He paddled a double kayak with my 22 year old daughter who has Down Syndrome. He treated her with genuine respect and humor, and she thoroughly enjoyed herself. He made it possible for me also to relax and enjoy myself, knowing she was in good hands.
Written May 21, 2019
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Ann, I will make sure and let Landen know your kind words. We are so pleased you both had a wonderful time. Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing
Written May 28, 2019
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C W B
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA175 contributions
Friends
Did Kayaking with guide, Emily, in a small group May 12. This was an easy kayak trip. We saw a couple of bald eagles, seals and possibly a bear (it was a long-g-g-g-g way off). I felt 100% safe and well outfitted. The company provided all you needed. The apple cider at the end of the trip was really bad - so light on the cider it was like hot water but the cheese and meat tray was welcome.
Written May 20, 2019
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Thank you for sharing that. If you think it was a bear, the probability is high that it was a bear. Glad you enjoyed the trip, sorry about the cider. Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing
Written May 21, 2019
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Kenneth B
1 contribution
Hi Kenneth from Kentucky here. Went on sea kayaking tour on July 19th 2018 at 1:30 pm with Timmy from Ohio. GREATEST TOUR GUIDE EVER. Timmy was very informative about the entire area and even did Alaska trivia to make it even more fun. The man seriously deserves a promotion because he was by far the best guide I’ve ever had and I’ve been on a lot of excursions. Timmy pulled out amazing fact after amazing fact and even took a superb photo of me and my friend while on the tour. Everyone should request Timmy as their guide for future tours and tip him a ton!!!
Written July 21, 2018
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Thank you for the review Kenneth, I will let Timmy know how impressed you were! Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Markeing
Written August 8, 2018
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Butlerfamilytravel
Brisbane, Australia99 contributions
Booked as an excursion from Princess Cruises. I was a little worried this could be difficult for me but it was not. The guide , Andre , was in formative and very skille at the end when you are having your snake. So bring cash or a credit card.
Written September 15, 2019
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KZNL
4 contributions
Had a great time paddling with a view of Mendenhall Glacier. Our guide Ben was very informative and kept us all safe.
We saw a raft of Sea Lions, lots of seals and a couple of bald eagles. The seals and sea lions came quite close. Great tour. Recommended.
Written September 12, 2019
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Jeffrey G
Lake Saint Louis, Missouri64 contributions
My impression was that this was to be a true glacier view experience. You can barely see the glacier from the shore, and even less once you are at water level in the kayak. This is more of a sea animal kayak encounter, with a hint of glacier way off in the distance, like looking at a snow capped mountain from sea level.

Also, the equipment needs to be better cared for. The life jackets were wet, and smelled badly, and the provided boots, even worse. I have participated in other excursions, where the equipment was in way better shape. This company needs to better describe the excursion, and take better care of the equipment.
Written August 28, 2019
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Sorry, you were disappointed. My house is by the kayak launch so I am not sure what you mean by you could barely see the glacier? You are 8 miles from the face of the glacier. The glacier rises up to over 5500 feet in elevation. It is very visible unless it is covered by clouds or fog. Thanks for informing me about the equipment. This is the first I have heard that. I will make sure and address the issue with the team.
Written September 2, 2019
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Trish416
Calgary, Canada80 contributions
Took the mendenhall glacier view sea kayaking excursion as a port excursion while on our recent Alaskan cruise. The kayaking moved at a snails pace through a inlet that was not near the glacier. It’s true you can see it but are really not close at all and felt the pictures on the website are deceiving. Saw one eagle and spent an enormous amount of time in the kayak looking at it before rowing at a very slow pace to an area where seals are sometimes spotted. Luckily I brought binoculars or I would not have seen anything. Save your money. Not worth the money being charged.
Written August 19, 2019
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Sorry, the tour did not meet your expectations. You are approximately 8 miles from the glacier on this tour. I wish we could control wildlife but they are unpredictable.
Written September 2, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anne S
Tampa, FL115 contributions
Gabe was our guide and he was great! We had adults from age 70 to kids age 9 and 12 and everyone had a great time! It was educational and beautiful! The one thing I would say is the company provided boots and no one knew they would be provided- so some people had bought water shoes- which was not needed- save your money. Other then that, good price for a cruise excursion and well worth the money. Other excursions were hundreds of dollars so this was a great option for people looking to get a great outing for a reasonable price!
Written August 11, 2019
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Glad you had a great time, I will let Gabe know. Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing
Written August 15, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Tayleob
Tayleob
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A great time at Mendenhall
A great time enjoying the beauty of the lake and glacier. We were fortunate to have Don as our guide on the trip. H
StarMichigan
StarMichigan
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A beautiful day on the lake
Loved this tour so much! Don was excellent and was very kind to our party of 7. The scenery was spectacular and unf
cAd7120
cAd7120
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Good little trip!
Really fun ride in the jeep. Wouldn’t necessarily recommend if you have a bad back as it is very bumpy. Fun though!
aterg1
aterg1
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Wonderful canoe outing
We had a wonderful outing with Don. The canoe trip to the glacier and the falls was a highlight of our trip. This
daddyo-2
daddyo-2
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Fun trip to the base of the Mendenhall glacier
Toured Mendenhall Glacier and lake in a canoe with Jack. He was great - very energetic, knowledgeable and entertain
brucecL7529PA
brucecL7529PA
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SuziQ is the Best
Picturesque view of Alaska. Best tourguide I have ever met!!! Sue, aka Suze, aka Suzy, aka SuziQ, was very enterta
Christie Langev... O
Christie Langev... O
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Great fun
We saw deer, and a bald eagle, but not the elusive Moose. Our family of 4 went with Susie who was fantastic guide a
Nicole H
Nicole H
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Canoe trip
Don was a great guide! Had a super time really fun and interesting. Make sure you dress in layers gets a little chi
Erosema
Erosema
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Great experience!
Having never done rafting before, I was a little nervous to do this. Our guide, Trent, was very pleasant, and most
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Amazing!
I was terrified in the begining but our experienced guide SUZIE Q was amazing!! She was so excited and personable a
Wilcostigan
Wilcostigan
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Worthwhile experience
It was an amazing experience. There were fewer rapids than expected but it was enjoyable nonetheless. SusieQ was a
Braeingle
Braeingle
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Don't miss this canoeing experience!
We loved our canoe trip across Mendenhall Lake to the glacier! The scenery was stunning and the rain gear apprecia
tonyad558
tonyad558
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Terrifying
I recently had the experience of doing this raft trip. The raft we had was loaded with 9 riding and one paddler .
jeffreyhJ2818FK
jeffreyhJ2818FK
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Not as scenic
Was not anticipating that we would see more homes than just natural scenery. The view of the glacier was quite dist
J3603PNheathers
J3603PNheathers
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Fun time
We had an awesome time we are first timers. We sat in the front of the boat and yes you are going to get wet. But
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