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Mendenhall Glacier Canoe Paddle and Trek

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    Pull on your boots, and step into the cool waters of the peaceful Mendenhall Lake as you stare at the mighty Mendenhall Glacier in front of you. During this tour, you will be guided on a canoe paddle across a lake fed by the glacier melt. Your paddle dips into the water as you make your way past ice bergs, freshly calved off the glacier, the famous Nugget Falls, and beautiful mountain peak on very side.
    Once you round the rock peninsula, the face of the glacier confronts you like a giant. Blocks of ice stand tall, waiting for the right moment to calve into the waters. It’s truly classic scene of Alaskan beauty.
    Once you make landfall you will hike a short distance across rocky terrain, and onto the glacier which is in constant change with features that disappear and reappear over the course of the season. After strapping on your micro-spikes, your guide will take you on a tour of the glacier's accessible features which may include exploring the other-worldliness of an ice cave, descending into crevasses carved by melt water, or peering into the deep blue well of a moulin.
    Endless adventure awaits up on the glacier!


    Stop At:

    • Above & Beyond Alaska, 2767 Sherwood Ln # C, Juneau, AK 99801-8546
    • Mendenhall Glacier, Mendenhall Valley, Juneau, AK
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Mount Roberts Tramway, 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA

    Traveler pickup is offered
    The “C” Sign, located near the cruise ship docks directly between Mt. Roberts Tramway and the green Taku Smokeries building, is our centralized downtown meeting location for all clients in the downtown area, including the

    Ports

    • Juneau Alaska
    Duration
    6h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local taxes
    • Bottled water
    • Snacks
    • Driver/guide
    • Professional guide
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Pick-up and drop-off from designated meeting points
    • All necessary paddling and glacier equipment
    • Rain gear and rubber boots
    • National Park fees
    • Paddling and safety instructions
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Age minimum of 12 years and older only
    • Safety harnesses fit a maximum of 45 inch waists. Not able to accommodate larger waist sizes. Max weight is 250 lbs per person.
    • You must include the following in the comments section when booking: rain gear & shoe sizes for each passenger, (for adult men and women, S-XXL and youth, S-L) and any pertinent medical information
    • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide their ship's name
    • At time of booking, clients staying locally must provide the name of their place of lodging
    • At the time of booking, clients must provide the following for each participant: name, age, height/weight, rain gear and shoe size, and any pertinent information regarding medical issues (or history) and allergies.
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • All participants must be physically capable of paddling 5-6 miles round-trip and hiking/trekking approx. 2 miles round-trip
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • All participants are required to sign a waiver before beginning the trip
    • A specific amount of time on the ice cannot be guaranteed. The amount of time on the glacier is dependent on the group's pace and weather conditions.
    • Visiting specific features such as ice caves, moulins, etc. cannot be guaranteed due to the constantly changing nature of the Mendenhall Glacier. Your guide will assess the hazards on the day of the trip to determine if a particular area is safe to trek upon or enter.
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Maximum weight is 250 lbs per person
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 15 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 8 and 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 7 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Our family of 4, including 2 teenagers will remember this for the rest of our lives. The paddle was more of a workout than we expected & the hike was not as long as we expected( I believe this is due to the changing of the glacier)but we had more time on the glacier which was a
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    Response from ElizabethBarlow, Manager at Mendenhall Glacier Canoe Paddle and Trek
    Responded 10 Oct 2019
    What a great experience! Thank you for sharing. I will share this with Mitch and Elise. Thank you for letting us be a part of your Alaskan vacation and come back to see us again!
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    Want to give a shout out to Boy Casey. We had a wonderful tour. He went out of his way, was very safe minded and made this a great experience. We were there 9/22/19, I was worried being he seniors of the group, and Casey made it really enjoyable. We had plenty of time on the
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    Response from ElizabethBarlow, Manager at Mendenhall Glacier Canoe Paddle and Trek
    Responded 10 Oct 2019
    Thank you for your review and sharing your experience with us! I will pass this this along to Casey. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your Alaskan vacation!
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    We went on the Mendenhall glacier paddling and trek and it was amazing! We were a group of 7 and all of us enjoy it; thanks for taking us safely through the experience! The guides were really patient with us; and very helpfull. They are very experienced people. We loved the
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    Response from ElizabethBarlow, Manager at Mendenhall Glacier Canoe Paddle and Trek
    Responded 29 Sep 2019
    Thank you for sharing your experience and making us a part of your Alaskan vacation!
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    Thank you, Jacob, for making this one of our favorite excursions!!! It was a little intimidating climbing at different angles but Jacob make it so worthwhile with safety always his first priority. If anyone needed a little help during the climb, he was more than willing to
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    Response from ElizabethBarlow, Manager at Mendenhall Glacier Canoe Paddle and Trek
    Responded 22 Sep 2019
    What an amazing experience!! Thank you for sharing and letting us be a part of your Alaskan vacation. I will definitely pass this along to Jacob. Please come back and see us again!
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    I’ll start by saying I hope this is not just a once in a lifetime adventure, but with the rate of glacial melt, I’m sorry to say it might be. We had such a wonderful time with guides Daniel and Whisper who were both so knowledgeable and friendly. They went out of their way to
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    Response from ElizabethBarlow, Manager at Mendenhall Glacier Canoe Paddle and Trek
    Responded 22 Sep 2019
    Thank you for sharing your feedback! The views from the canoe definitely provide a neat/unique perspective to the glacier and the views from the glacier are priceless! I will pass this along to Daniel and Whisper. Thank you for letting us be a part of your Alaskan vacation.
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    By: Above & Beyond Alaska
    FellowTraveler556985
    20
    Coolest and most fun tour ever
    While on an Inside Passage cruise my son picked out the Paddle and Trek tour on Mendenhall Glacier as the
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    Mario F
    10
    Mendenhall Trek
    Hey, This review is long overdue, but we finally got to sit down and organize the pictures from our trip to AK.
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    Barbara B
    Fenton, Missouri
    195
    AWESOME!!!
    Our family of 4, including 2 teenagers will remember this for the rest of our lives. The paddle was more of a
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    Birthdaygirl0x0x
    Hemet, California
    20
    Best Tour Ever!!!
    Want to give a shout out to Boy Casey. We had a wonderful tour. He went out of his way, was very safe minded and
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    KZexplorer
    Sydney, Australia
    20
    Great glacier & ice climbing experience !
    Above & Beyond Alaska are a really great company - professional, friendly, helpful, locally owned by guides (with
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    traveling mama
    10
    Kayak and gourmet tour
    Absolutely lovely. Our tour guide Miles was very informative, very friendly, and very helpful. Our group had young
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    DMGG
    10
    It was an incredible and amazing experience!
    We went on the Mendenhall glacier paddling and trek and it was amazing! We were a group of 7 and all of us enjoy
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    vanlifez
    93
    Incredible Tour - Such a Unique & Fun Trip!
    We had an incredible trip paddling Mendenhall Lake and trekking on Mendenhall Glacier! It was our first time
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    Jeff S
    10
    wonderful experience!
    This was by far one of the best things we did while in Alaska. Our guides were the best and very knowledgable
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    Dan F
    30
    Great active, educational, safe...and unique...experience
    Even though we were on a cruise we made our reservations directly with ABAK; it saved money and most of the others
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