Be among the select few, under a limited USFS permit, to kayak near the face of the majestic Mendenhall Glacier.
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 informative driver will whisk you from the cruise ship docks out to beautiful Mendenhall Lake. Upon arrival at Mendenhall Lake, 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 and set off on your Alaskan adventure.
Your knowledgeable guide will explain the breathtaking nature surrounding you, pointing out native wildlife and fascinating you with the history and ecology of the spectacular 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 and taking in the last views of this extraordinary glacier, refuel with a snack of Alaskan-style fare and reminisce about the experience that is sure to be a highlight of your Alaska vacation.
Never paddled before? Don’t worry! Your experienced guide will group you into like abilities so that you can travel at a comfortable pace, while ensuring that your adventure is safe and enjoyable.