Mendenhall Lake Canoe Adventure

Mendenhall Lake Canoe Adventure

Mendenhall Lake Canoe Adventure

Be among the select few, under a limited U.S. Forest Service permit, to travel by a traditional Tlingit-style canoe for an unprecedented experience of the majestic Mendenhall Glacier.

Be one of the lucky few to experience this one-of-a-kind adventure.

Paddle 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.

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.

Refuel with a snack of Alaskan-style fare for your return.


  • Round-trip transportation
  • Quality raingear
  • Overboots
  • Life jackets
  • Reindeer sausage, salmon spread and crackers
  • Hot beverage (on cold days) and water


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. Unaccompanied children between the ages 13 through 17 must have a waiver signed by their parent or guardian. This tour operates under a Special Use Permit issued by the US Forest Service.

Departure Location

At the cruise ship pier. The specific meeting location at the pier will be listed in your confirmation email and voucher for this shore excursion. See the 'Redemption and Voucher Details' section below.

Redemption and Voucher Details

  1. After you complete your booking, your credit card will be charged and our expert Shore Excursion Concierge agents will 'hand'-review your shore excursion selections against your cruise itinerary to confirm compatibility. Your credit card statement will list the merchant for the charges as Port Promo Cruise Tours.
  2. You will receive an email within 72 hours of booking from which confirms your booking and contains the vouchers required for your shore excursions. Please print these vouchers and bring them with you on your cruise. You will be required to turn the voucher(s) in to the corresponding shore excursion supplier(s). The vouchers feature information regarding how to meet up with the tour leader upon arrival to a port and other important details.
  3. Your tour is completely refundable if your ship is unable to get into port or due to weather cancellations. See our terms and conditions for complete details.
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