Juneau, Alaska, US
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Be among the select few to travel by canoe under a limited US Forest Service permit for an amazing encounter with the majestic Mendenhall Glacier. This small-group outing includes a maximum of 19 privileged guests.
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 including bald eagles, Arctic terns, goats, salmon, otters, bears, and more. Then, venture within a safe distance of the massive, awe-inspiring face of the living Mendenhall Glacier.
Grab a thrill ride by skirting the base of beautiful and powerful Nugget Falls where you will go ashore to refuel with a snack of Alaskan-style fare for the return trip.
Make your trip in a traditional Tlingit-style canoe -- an exceptionally stable 38-foot watercraft, with all modern safety gear supplied. Because of the close approach to the glacier face, the Forest Service tightly controls the number of participants -- you'll be among the lucky few to experience this one-of-a-kind adventure.
Please note: Dress warmly and bring extra socks. Minimum weight is 40 lbs. Waterproof rain gear is provided. Waiver must be signed and medical conditions disclosed. This is a hands-on activity that requires participants to paddle for extended periods of time.