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Mendenhall Glacier Rafting Tour from Juneau

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US$ 154.35
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    What to Expect
    While in Juneau, get up close to Alaska’s impressive Mendenhall Glacier on this family-friendly, exciting 3.5-hour rafting tour. After hotel pickup, enjoy a pleasant drive up Mendenhall Valley. Upon arrival at Mendenhall Lake, receive a safety briefing for your rafting journey, which lasts approx. 1.5 to 2 hours. The Class II and III whitewater rapids you’ll encounter are safe — appropriate for novices and experienced rafters, as well as families.

    Each raft holds up to 12 passengers and is rowed by a guide. Seeking hands-on fun? Go ahead and join a paddle-raft team. Then, travel across the lake dotted with icebergs, and set course on a nearby river to begin a 6-mile (9.6-km) route. Enjoy unparalleled views of the glacier, and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife along the way, including bald eagles, black bears, otters and seals, and salmon during spawning season.

    Note the towering mountains rising above a valley floor and lush forests as you make your way through river features like Pin Ball Alley, Tourist Trap and Moon Flats. A photographer on shore will capture shots of your rafting adventure (available for purchase as a great souvenir).

    Reach the last stretch and celebrate with an Alaskan-style snack, along with a cup of Martha’s Mendenhall Madness (a heady wine cocktail) or hot cider. Enjoy a relaxing drive back to your Juneau hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    JUNEAU MEETING PLACE: On the sidewalk, under the cables of the Mt. Roberts Tram. 
    LOCAL PHONE NUMBER: (907) 789-0052 
    If your ship is docked at the AJ dock, a shuttle is available to the Mt. Roberts Tram area. It is approximately $3.00 for an all-day pass. All other docks are within walking distance of the Tram area. 
    If you are arriving on a cruise ship where tendering is required, please allow extra time to make your way ashore. 
    Take careful note of your tour departure time noted above and please be at the designated location 15 minutes prior to departure time. 
    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. Have your tour voucher ready to show the representative so that they can direct you to the appropriate transportation.
    Departure Time
    Multiple departures daily
    At time of booking, you will receive tour operator's contact info on your voucher
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 3.5-hour rafting tour from Juneau
    • 1.5-2 hours on the water
    • Professional guide
    • Snacks
    • All equipment: raingear, lifejacket
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Souvenir photo
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Please indicate your ship or hotel name when booking your tour
    • Children must weigh at least 50 lbs (18 kg) in order to fit into required life jackets
    • Children 12 and under 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
    • 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
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Trip was 1.5 hours on the water.Rapids were class 2 but still fun..Alex was a great guide and offered a lot of info about the area.Definitely worth the price.
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    Had a great time on the rafting trip from glacier lake and on the river. Chaz was our guide and made this a very fun experience. It was a beautiful day and we got to see eagles and otters. This was our first rafting experience and we thoroughly enjoyed this trip. The rapids were
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    Response from AlaskaTravelAdv, Director of Sales at Mendenhall Glacier Rafting Tour from Juneau
    Responded 1 Sep 2019
    Thanks for sharing!
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    David was a spectacular guide. He was very knowledgable and both my fiancee and I had the best time. It was a lot of rowing, but that is what we signed on for when booking the trip. The views were remarkable, and I would highly recommend this trip!
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    Response from AlaskaTravelAdv, Director of Sales at Mendenhall Glacier Rafting Tour from Juneau
    Responded 1 Sep 2019
    Thanks for the recommendation! I will pass along your kind remarks to David and the team!
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    We had an enjoyable time on this excursion! Great guide, fun trip across the lake and down the river, great snacks at the end! Thought it was a bit pricey but everything there is!
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    Response from AlaskaTravelAdv, Director of Sales at Mendenhall Glacier Rafting Tour from Juneau
    Responded 1 Aug 2019
    Glad you had fun, thank you for sharing. Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing
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    We were picked up at port in a nice bus and dropped off at the river. We were provided with boots and overalls. After a safety briefing, we got into our raft and started out. Much of the river was relatively smooth but there were some rapids that were fun to navigate. Our
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    Response from AlaskaTravelAdv, Director of Sales at Mendenhall Glacier Rafting Tour from Juneau
    Responded 1 Aug 2019
    Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed it! Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing
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    About the operator
    By: Alaska Travel Adventures
    1,506 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Lisa H
    Perfect day!
    We paddled across the lake with novice paddlers. Weather changed from cloudy to clear to drizzly. We saw It all.
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    Sevierville, Tennessee
    A little disappointed
    Food was okay but not what we expected. The first salmon bake we went to was an excursion from the ship. It was
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    Alan S
    Up close
    If you want a water experience that gets you close to the Mendenhall glacier, this excursion will not disappoint.
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    Lansing, Michigan
    Great whalewatching and salmon bake - Garrett made it special!
    Great experience - lots of whale sightings and the food at the salmon bake was wonderful. All personnel were
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    Juneau salmon bake review
    Went there after our bus excursion. Don’t know if the cooks were on strike, or if there were a bunch of newbie
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    Last trip of the Year
    We had a perfect October day for this. Water was up, rapids were excellent, bald eagle sitting on a rock in the
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    Sara and Captain Alex were great hosts but the Orcas stole the show by playing with the boat!
    Fantastic whale watching adventure! The orcas were all around the boat by their choice as we had stopped and they
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    Lot of Fun
    They provided clothing and boots to keep you dry, which wasn't the easiest to get on and then the life jacket
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    Lisa R
    Juneau, AL + Kayak = JOY
    Our Alaskan kayaking guide Andre was WONDERFUL and the trek was simply BREATHTAKING! He and Nate (also a lovely
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    anne A
    San Jose, California
    Really nice acitivity
    In spite of the long drive in the rain to get there, this turned out to be a really nice tour (booked through a
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    Kendall W
    Whale Watching and Salmon Bake
    THIS COMPANY IS ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE! DO NOT BOOK WITH THEM. Today is my wedding anniversary and the first and only
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    Boqueron, Puerto Rico
    I canoed Ketchikan !
    The tour was very well organized. The travel bus arrived on time. The bus driver was telling us all the important
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    Canton, Ohio
    Great guides, great fun as a shore excursion
    Team and guides were lots of fun and knowledgeable about area and forests. Anyone who likes driving off road will
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    Boston, Massachusetts
    A Must Do!
    I spent the whole summer traveling all around Alaska and this was definitely my favorite experience! You get to
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    Jenny T
    A whole lot of whales and good food
    Had a great time on our whale watching trip with Christine and Terry. Saw quite a few whales. Then went to the
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