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 stunning views of the Mendenhall Glacier without the crowds? Then the Glacier View Sea Kayak is the perfect tour for you and among the most exclusive Juneau kayaking tours. After meeting your guides, head on over to North Douglas Island where you will launch your kayaks for stunning views of the Mendenhall Glacier, without the gaggle of tour buses you would come across at the Glacier visitor center. Throughout your paddle, you will be in view of stunning glacially carved peaks, and the winding river of ice that is the Mendenhall Glacier. 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 have stunning views of Mendenhall glacier as it weaves through the icy peaks around it, a view you cannot get from anywhere else! 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 tear your eyes away from the glacier on occasion 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!