Mendenhall Lake Canoe Adventure

Mendenhall Glacier Canoe TripPaddle across Mendenhall Lake, navigating past icebergs, surrounded by one of the richest samplings of Alaskan wildlife you’ll find anywhere. Birds including arctic terns nest in the towering cliffs, and eagles, goats, salmon and bears are all common sights. Then, venture within yards 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. Then refuel with a snack of Alaskan-style fare for the return.

Mendenhall glacierYou’ll make your trip in a traditional Tlingit-style canoe, an exceptionally stable 28-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. Be one of the lucky few to experience this one-of-a-kind adventure.

TOUR INCLUDES: Round-trip transportation from dock or hotel, quality raingear, overboots and life jackets. Snack includes hot beverage (on cold days) and water plus reindeer sausage and salmon spread and crackers.

Tour duration: 3.5 hours. Moderate to good physical condition is necessary for participation in this excursion. Children must weigh at least 40 pounds in order to fit into required life jackets. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This tour operates under a Special Use Permit issued by the US Forest Service.