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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


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7 Days/Week: 9-5pm (Alaska Time)

3 ½ Hours Duration

From pick-up to drop-off

5-Mile River Float

Along scenic Mendenhall River

Some Class 3 Whitewater

No rafting experience required

Food Provided

Alaskan-style snacks and beverages

If you want to see the famous Mendenhall Glacier and still get some adventure in for the day, then this Juneau whitewater rafting tour is for you. Start out with a narrated transport to Mendenhall Glacier, before you are geared up and jump into your raft. Then enjoy a 5-mile float down the Mendenhall River, where you can spot wildlife along the banks including eagles, arctic turns, goats, salmon and even bears. Your guide will steer you through 1 mile of class-3 mendenhall glacier rafting, or if you are looking for more of a challenge, you can opt-in for the paddle excursions! At the conclusion of your trip, enjoy an Alaska-style snack and be awarded your “I Shot The Mendenhall” pin to commemorate your adventure. Fully narrated by professional guides, spend your day connecting with Alaskan wilderness, and perhaps even try rafting for the first time, with a mendenhall glacier rafting tour that beautifully combines adventure with scenic beauty!

This Mendenhall Glacier Rafting tour starts with a narrated trip to the glacier. Once there, you will be geared up and placed in your rafts. You will glide over Mendenhall Lake, under the instruction of your guide, to the mouth of the Mendenhall River. You may choose to paddle the raft yourself or have your guide expertly steer you down the 5 mile stretch of river, even going through 1 mile of class 3 rapids! Once you reach the bank, you can enjoy an Alaska-style snack and are presented with you very own “I Shot The Mendenhall” commemorative pin before being transported back to your ship. Juneau whitewater rafting is the perfect mix of excitement and natural beauty, so don’t miss this one!


At about 3 ½ hours in total duration, this tour offers guests a chance to escape from the crowds, and get in touch with natural Alaska and its magnificent glacier features. The casual pace is conducive to taking pictures, chatting with fellow travelers and absorbing the compelling information from the local guides. Occasional wildlife sightings along the path of the river offer travelers the chance to see Alaska at its best. There’s something special about the connection that a motorless, self-propelled adventure can provide, bridging the gap between guests and nature and delivering that ‘Alaskan experience’ many are hoping to find.


If you prefer kayaking on flat water over Juneau whitewater rafting, you might consider the Mendenhall Glacier Paddle and Trek.




Glacier View, Rafting


3 ½ hours

Adult Rate


Child Rate

$119 (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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