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Mendenhall Glacier River Float with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Mendenhall Glacier Rafting Tour
  • Mendenhall Glacier Rafting Tour
  • Mendenhall Glacier Rafting Tour
  • Mendenhall Glacier Rafting Tour
  • Mendenhall Glacier Rafting Tour
  • Mendenhall Glacier Rafting Tour
  • Mendenhall Glacier Rafting Tour
  • Mendenhall Glacier Rafting Tour
  • Mendenhall Glacier Rafting Tour
  • Mendenhall Glacier Rafting Tour


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Mendenhall Glacier River Float Trip


3 ½ Hours Duration

From pick-up to drop-off

5-Mile River Float

Along scenic Mendenhall River

Up to Class 3 Whitewater

No rafting experience required

Food Provided

Alaskan-style snacks and beverages

The Mendenhall Glacier River Float is the perfect way to escape from the crowds and get in touch with Alaska’s magnificent landscapes and wildlife. This rafting tour beautifully combines adventure with scenic beauty, and at 3.5 hours it’s a great activity to fit into your day in Juneau. Beginning with a narrated transport to Mendenhall Glacier, you’ll put on the provided gear and receive a safety briefing before stepping into your raft. Next, take in the scenery as you glide over Mendenhall Lake, passing the face of the glacier to the mouth of the river. This 5-mile river float offers opportunities to spot wildlife along the banks including eagles, salmon, and even bears. Your expert guide will steer you through 1-mile of up to class-3 rapids, or if you are looking for more of a challenge, you can opt to paddle the raft yourself! The casual pace is conducive to taking pictures, chatting with fellow travelers, and absorbing the wealth of information from the local guides.

There’s something special about the connection that a motorless, self-propelled adventure can provide, bridging the gap between us and nature and delivering the wild Alaska experience many are hoping to find. Once you reach the final bank, enjoy an Alaskan-style snack. The tour concludes with transport back to your ship or downtown. Rafting on Juneau’s Mendenhall River is the perfect mix of excitement and natural beauty, so don’t miss this one!

If you prefer canoes and glaciers over whitewater rafting, take a look at the Mendenhall Glacier Paddle and Trek.




Glacier View, Rafting


3 ½ hours

Adult Rate


Child Rate

$149 (ages 3-12)

Minimum Age

There is no minimum age to join this tour as long as participants meet the minimum weight of 50 lbs., Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Guests 13-17 years old must have a signed parental consent to do this tour without a adult present.


All activity levels are welcome on this tour, as long as passengers are in good health. Must be able to load in and out of raft, and paddle for short distances.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 14-days before your tour for a refund, less any non-refundable fees., If for any reason the tour is canceled (due to unpermitting weather, for example), or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund minus any non-refundable fees.

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    Are there rapids on this tour?

    Answer: Yes, there is stretch of the river that has Class 3 rapids. Your guide is very experienced, so they will guide you through smoothly.

    What should we wear and bring?

    Answer: This tour operates rain or shine, and rain is common as we lie in a temperate rainforest! For comfort, we typically recommend long pants, closed-toed shoes and a waterproof jacket. Some guests choose to bring a small bag or backpack along to store extra layers, a bottle of water and cameras.

    What if our ship is delayed or doesn't make it into port? Refund?

    Answer: It's very rare that a ship is delayed into port, but in those cases we will try our best to work with you to reschedule the tour to a later time.If that is not a possibility or your ship doesn't make it into port, we will refund you.

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