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Mendenhall Glacier View Sea Kayaking

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    What to Expect
    Travel in the style of Native Alaskans and explore the spectacular coastal waterways and Mendenhall wetlands by kayak.

    This glorious excursion along Juneau's coast begins with a short bus ride to Douglas Island, where you will enjoy scenic views of the Mendenhall Glacier and Juneau Icefield on the other side of the Gastineau Channel.

    Upon arrival, your experienced, friendly guide will help you with life jackets and rain gear before teaching you kayaking techniques. Then you will board the two-person kayaks with either a traveling companion or new friend for your Alaska nature adventure.

    This breathtaking trip is designed to give you a sense of how the famed Aleut Indians traveled the coastal waterways of Alaska, in search of pelts for the Russian fur trading companies. The stable yet nimble kayaks allow you to silently approach wildlife in the area, including porpoise, seals, sea lions, eagles, herons, or even whales. You will explore the Mendenhall Wetlands where you may have the opportunity to view the spectacular Mendenhall Glacier from an ocean explorer’s point of view. The view of the glacier is from six miles away, so you'll be able to see how the massive river of ice winds through the mountain peaks for miles. This spectacular view can only be seen from this vantage point (or from the air) as long as the weather cooperates (low-hanging clouds or thick fog obscures the view). This area is widely considered the best view of the glacier in Juneau. Along the way, your guide will entertain you with stories about Smugglers Cove, the history of the surrounding area, and point out local flora and fauna.

    This kayak trip is perfect for all experience levels, and our experienced guides and safety boat captains ensure your experience is both fun and safe. Your guides will group guests with similar abilities so that all participants can travel at a comfortable pace.

    Back ashore, you will enjoy a tasty Alaska style snack before the journey back to the pier.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Mount Roberts Tramway, 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
    Duration
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Beverages
    • Snacks
    • Professional guide
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • All equipment plus rain gear included
    • Narrated round trip bus ride to site
    • Entry/Admission - Alaska Travel Adventures
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Souvenir T-shirts/sweatshirts are available for purchase
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not recommended for travelers 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
    • 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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    Received a warm welcome and big smile from the moment of arrival. Andre was our guide. He was fun, experienced, friendly and kind. I felt safe & confident in his care. We could hear his strong clear voice and guided instruction easily! And...What an adventure. We had a fog
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    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.
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    Booked it via Silversea Cruises.. amazing experience with an amazing guide Gabe! Very knowledgeable! Got to see harbor seals, sea lions and bald eagle! Highly recommended!
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    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.
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    Our tour guide, Ben, was so informative and he made our tour so much fun! He was very well educated on the local wildlife and we really enjoyed the history of Alaska, the glaciers, and the local area. Our favorites were the sea lions and of course the bald eagles! The level of
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    • Duration: 3h 30m
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    • Languages Offered: English
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