3 ½ Hours Duration
From pick-up to drop-off
Watch for bald eagles
No previous kayak experience necessary
Food and Gear Provided
Tour includes snacks and all equipment
Looking for a Juneau sea kayaking adventure with views of the Mendenhall Glacier without the crowds? Then this Glacier View Sea Kayak is the perfect tour for you and among the most exclusive of Juneau kayaking tours. After meeting your guides, head on over to North Douglas Island where you will launch your kayaks surrounded by stunning scenery without the gaggle of tour buses you would come across at the Glacier visitor center. Throughout your paddle, you will be in view of glacially carved peaks and awe-inspiring mountain ranges. Keep an eye out for wildlife opportunities on this exciting adventure, you are in wild Alaska after all!
The Glacier View Sea Kayak begins with pick up near your cruise docks, before taking a scenic drive across Gastineau Channel to North Douglas Island. Here, you will gear up and hop into tandem kayaks with a partner, to make for one of the most relaxing and beautiful Juneau kayaking tours. You will paddle from here through the Mendenhall Wetlands, where you will see the glacier in the distance as it weaves through the icy peaks around it. Porpoises, seals, sea lions, bald eagles, herons, and even whales have been known to make appearances on this portion of the tour, so be sure to look a little closer around you. Throughout the tour, your guide will entertain you with knowledge of the area and animals, including stories of Smugglers Cove and any personal experiences they have with local wildlife. The Glacier View Sea Kayak is perfect for kayakers of any ability level, and is sure to delight with beautiful views, great stories, and even a delicious snack at the end!
If you love sightseeing by sea and are headed to Skagway, you may want to also check out our Glacier Point Wilderness Safari!