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Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Rafting Tour

From US$ 145.94
  • 3.5-hour river-rafting shore excursion from Juneau
  • Raft through Class II and II rapids while you take in the unbelievable scenery
  • No prior experience required and all ages are welcome
Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Rafting Tour
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Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Rafting Tour
US$ 145.94
Step off your cruise ship and into a river raft on this 3.5-hour shore excursion along Mendenhall Glacier. An experienced guide rows your raft, allowing you to soak up the gorgeous mountain scenery as you float along for six miles around the foot of the glacier. Wind through stretches of Class II and III whitewater rapids and wrap up the outing with a delicious riverside snack. Families, beginners and the more experienced all will enjoy this Mendenhall Glacier float trip. Port transport from Juneau included.
What to Expect
Hop off your cruise ship in Juneau and hold on for a safe and exhilarating river-rafting experience on this Mendenhall Glacier rafting tour! As you travel at the foot of the spectacular Mendenhall Glacier, you’ll be awed by views of towering mountains, forests and wildlife.

Your shore excursion begins with a scenic drive up Mendenhall Valley. When you reach the shores of Mendenhall Lake, don protective raingear and a lifejacket, and board your raft. Each raft holds up to 12, and is rowed by an experienced guide.

Glide across the iceberg-studded lake, marveling at the 1.5-mile-wide (2.4 km) glacier, and set course downstream . The 6-mile (9.6-km) route combines windy stretches of water with Class II and III rapids. The rapids are perfectly safe – exciting for beginners and experienced rafters, and appropriate for all ages. The raft lasts approx. 1.5 to 2 hours.

When the river feeds into the lake and the rapids end, soak in the views of the riverbank, lush forests and 7,000-foot (2,134-meter) mountains rising above the valley floor. Learn about the natural history of the river, and keep your eyes open for bald eagles, birds nesting in rocky cliffs, black bears, otters and seals, and salmon during spawning season.

At the finish point, celebrate with an Alaskan-style snack and toast your adventure with a cup of Martha’s Mendenhall Madness (a strong wine cocktail) or hot cider. You can purchase the action photo of yourself as a lasting memento of a trip you’ll never forget.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Juneau port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Herded like salmon

Efficient at getting you out on the lake, but there’s minimal view of the glacier from a distance. Basically, it rains and is cold 85% of the time out there and other Alaskan trips i’ve been on provide full rain gear and gloves and hat....More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 1 week ago
Relaxing and great scenery to take in

The truth is: no matter where you look in Alaska there is so much to see, here a bear, there an eagle, gorgeous natural wonders. You get to see the blue glacier ice while you float by it in a distance before you enter a...More

Thank Alexa D
Reviewed 1 week ago
Beautiful scenery, great guide, short distance of rapids

We had beautiful weather to enjoy the amazing scenery as we floated down the Mendenhall River. Tanner was an exceptional guide as he did all the work to get us through the rapids. My biggest disappointment were the rapids. There weren't that many of them,...More

Thank JReyFW
Dale S, Director of Sales & Marketing at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you had a fun time. The water was a bit slower than normal as we were in the midst of a dry spell. A real oddity for our rainforest. Not too long before your trip we had to shut down the float due to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Mitch was great

We did the float trip with Mitch. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. Made the trip great. Took photos for us all through the trip. Sincerely appreciated his trip.

Thank jhedrick60
Dale S, Director of Sales & Marketing at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the feedback, so glad you had a great experience with us! Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Family Fun @ Mendenhall Glacier Rafting Tour

This was a really fun trip. It was very well organized and it was a great use of our day in Juneau. The view of the Mendenhall Glacier is incredible and the river rafting was really entertaining. TANNER HARLY was a great guide and helped...More

Thank Richard M
Dale S, Director of Sales & Marketing at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so happy you had a great time, thank you for sharing! Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing

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Response from Danny W | Reviewed this property |
You get bibs and boots- bring your own jacket. You will wear a life vest over the jacket.