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Adult Ages 18+
Minor Ages 12-17


Our professional guide leads you into exploring the serenity of the Tongass National Forest towards the Mendenhall Glacier. Voyage past steep cliffs, waterfalls, and icebergs while keeping your eyes peeled for wildlife en route to getting face-to-face with the glacier.

Experience Mendenhall Glacier by Canoe

Your adventure begins in front of your cruise ship, where you meet your professional guide. Step away from the crowds with narrated transportation to a remote part of the Tongass National Forest to get your first views of the breathtaking, ever-changing Mendenhall Glacier. One of the most accessible glaciers in North America, the Mendenhall Glacier is located just 12 miles from downtown Juneau. The 13-mile-long river of ice, which ends on the far side of Mendenhall Lake, is one of Alaska’s gems. A half-mile wide with ice up to 1,800 ft. deep, it’s no surprise that Mendenhall is the most visited glacier in all of Alaska.

Paddling a Canoe in front of the Mendenhall Glacier

Paddling a Canoe in front of the Mendenhall Glacier

Amazing Views

Once suited up in our top-quality gear along with a quick paddle lesson, hop in the canoe and launch across Mendenhall Lake. With the instruction of your guide, you will glide across the lake en route to the toe of the Mendenhall Glacier. Keep an eye on the cliffs decorated with nests of Arctic terns, a giant waterfall, and wildlife while voyaging along beautiful blue icebergs. You will come as close as possible to the face of the Mendenhall Glacier and be rewarded with front-row views of the “ice falls,” where miles of glacier ice flow steeply over the mountainside, and continue down to melt into the lake in front of you. Your guide will steer the canoe to the best viewpoints of the glacier’s towering blue crevasses and ice seracs.

Large Iceberg Floating in the Mendenhall Glacier Lake

Large Iceberg Floating in the Mendenhall Glacier Lake

Upon returning from your adventure on the lake, you’re welcomed by a hot beverage as you de-gear from your equipment. After a short drive back to the cruise ship docks, your adventure with us ends, but hopefully with memories that will last a lifetime.


Great Time in Alaska

It was a great time with Matt and Mo. They were very energetic and helpful the whole time. They also kept everybody very entertained.

– Pedro A, TripAdvisor
Canoe tour

Had an amazing day out with our tour guide spencer. All the info given from the moment we got picked up was greatly appreciated. We felt completely safe(im usually terrified of water...) and could enjoy every minute of being out on the lake. Getting up close to the waterfall was for sure my favourite part! Thank you for a wonderful day.

– Laura M, TripAdvisor
Great adventure for entire family

Guides were excellent, Large family size canoe was a nice way to keep everyone involved and together.

– Dr Dave, TripAdvisor
Amazing tour

Definitely one of the best tours that you can do in Juneau. Forget whatever the cruise ships offer, this is a better value. Joey and Brian were awesome.

– Erik H, TripAdvisor