Mendenhall Lake Kayak Tour

Mendenhall Lake Kayak Tour
Water Sports > Kayaking & Canoeing > Kayaking
$199
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Description

Paddle across Mendenhall Lake, navigating past icebergs, surrounded by one of the richest samplings of Alaskan wildlife you’ll find anywhere. Keep an eye out for wildlife. Arctic terns, eagles, goats, salmon, and bears may be seen. Then, venture within a safe distance of the massive, awe-inspiring face of the living Mendenhall Glacier. Upon returning to shore, celebrate with your fellow adventurers and refuel with an Alaskan style snack before returning to the pier.

Meet your guide and group for this 3.5-hour tour on the sidewalk, under the cables of the Mt. Roberts Tram.

Be one of the lucky few to experience the majestic Mendenhall Glacier up close, as you travel by kayak, under a very limited U.S. Forest Service permit. 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, with either a new friend or traveling companion, and set off on your Alaskan adventure.

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 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.

Paddle across Mendenhall Lake, navigating past icebergs, surrounded by one of the richest samplings of Alaskan wildlife you’ll find anywhere. Keep an eye out for wildlife. Arctic terns, eagles, goats, salmon, and bears may be seen. Then, venture within a safe distance of the massive, awe-inspiring face of the living Mendenhall Glacier. Upon returning to shore, celebrate with your fellow adventurers and refuel with an Alaskan style snack before returning to the pier.