Mendenhall Lake Kayaking Adventure
A breathtaking journey across the face of a living glacier! Tour includes round trip transfer from dock; raingear and life jackets; snack consisting of reindeer sausage, cheese, crackers, salmon spread and water. Complimentary souvenir button. T-shirts and hats are available for purchase.
Be among the select few, under a limited USFS permit, to kayak near the face of the majestic Mendenhall Glacier. Your guide will teach you kayaking techniques, then board the two-person kayaks, with either a new friend or traveling companion. Journey across Mendenhall Lake in your stable kayak, navigating the iceberg studded pristine water that is truly one of the jewels of the Tongass National Forest.
Your guide will explain the breathtaking nature surrounding you and the history and ecology of Mendenhall Glacier. Venture within a safe distance of the massive, awe-inspiring face of the glacier and skirt the base of the beautiful and powerful Nugget Falls. After paddling back across the lake, refuel with an Alaskan-style snack.
|Late April – early October Multiple departures daily
|3.5 Hours approx. 2 hrs of kayaking
|Adult: $249 Child: $186
Child rate applies to ages 12 & under. Taxes not included. Times are approximate. By arrangement to meet tour & cruise ship schedules. Operates in most weather conditions. Please see our Trip Interruption Protection & Terms & Conditions.
Notes: No prior experience necessary, however moderate to good physical health is recommended as guests must paddle for approximately 2 hours and climb in/out of the kayak with limited assistance. Maximum weight is approximately 275 pounds and is dependent on waist size to fit into the kayak cockpit. Children must weigh at least 40 pounds in order to fit into required life jackets. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Children ages 13-17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate in the absence of a parent or guardian. We recommend bringing an extra pair of socks and gloves to protect your hands during the paddle. This tour operates under a special use permit with the USDA Forest Service and is and equal opportunity provider.
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