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Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip

Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip

star-4.558 Reviews
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Juneau, United States
icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds
icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Hold on for an exhilarating river-rafting ride along Mendenhall Glacier. During this half-day adventure, drive through Mendenhall Valley before climbing aboard a raft rowed by an experienced guide. Float along for six miles around the foot of the glacier, through winding stretches of Class II and III whitewater rapids. Soak up gorgeous mountain scenery, and wrap up the day with a delicious snack. Families, beginners and the more experienced are all welcome! Hotel transport from Juneau included.
  • 3.5-hour rafting tour of Mendenhall Glacier from Juneau
  • See the glacier from a totally unique perspective
  • Your rafting guide will lead you through Class II and III rapids, making for a fun and exhilarating experience
  • You choose if you'd like to help paddle or just sit back and enjoy the ride
  • Alaskan-style snacks will be provided
  • Suitable for all ages and no prior experience is required
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Snacks
All equipment: raingear, lifejacket
Transportation
Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Professional Guide
Gratuities
Souvenir Photo (available for purchase)
Souvenirs (available for purchase)
Alcoholic Beverages

Departure Point

490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA

JUNEAU MEETING PLACE: On the sidewalk, under the cables of the Mt. Roberts Tram. 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.

Departure Time

1:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Alaska Travel Adventures Inc.
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.


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  • "That is all well and good if you get there first, but misleading for those who can't control the order of the boats." See review

Reviews

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58 Reviews

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star-5
perfect end to our Alaska adventure
Lauren_C
, Sep 2021
The sun came out, the river was high, the rapids thrilling, all in all a great trip. added excitement when we wrapped around a submerged rock and our able guide freed us as we bounced in our seats.
star-5
Great experience with a...
Maria_R
, Sep 2021
Great experience with a great guide. Shane had us laughing and informing us about the Mendenhall Glacier and River.
star-5
Great float trip
Scott_W
, Aug 2021
The staff was friendly and professional. The gear provided kept us all dry and safe. We would recommend this trip.
star-5
Fun trip and great experience
Qiu_Y
, Aug 2021
Have a great time on the rafting trip from Mendenhall glacier lake. Thanks for everything. I would highly recommend this trip.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Down the river
Marthinus_K
, Aug 2021
Nice fun filled drift down the river and mild rapids. Some good birding with a nesting pair of bald eagles
star-1
Sad
Charles_C
, Aug 2021
My husband died 2 days before the tour andI was unable to get a refund so heartless. They didn’t even respond to me.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-3
Beautiful day for a float
Stephen_M
, Jul 2021
Nice float and people. Beautiful day. Saw Eagles but that was about it. Not much in the way of rapids. This is mostly a float, as billed, vs. a white water experience
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Treasured moments
Christine_M
, Jul 2021
Being on a float trip with my 77-year-old friend who has some physical challenges. THANK YOU! Staff were attentive to her and her safety.
star-4
Rafting in Alaska
Christine_L
, Jul 2021
Shawn our tour guide was very personable and always aware that everyone on the raft was comfortable, safe and enjoying the trip.
star-5
Float Trip
Laura_E
, Jul 2021
Fun, relaxing, enjoyable time. Rapids were 1.5 grade. Good, skilled, and knowledgeable crew. Would repeat with other friends.

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