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Visit one of Alaska's famous glaciers.
Mendenhall Glacier, a 13-mile long slow-moving mass of ice, is one of Southeast Alaska’s most popular attractions.
Juneau is an interesting place, more sophisticated and vibrant than you would expect. It is also unlike any other state capital in this country, as it is accessible only by sea or air. It has no flat land to speak of and it has a giant icefield blocking off any chance of land access.
Located a short drive from downtown Juneau in the Tongass National Forest, the remarkable Mendenhall Glacier is 13 miles long from its origin on the Juneau Icefield to its terminus at Mendenhall Lake. Your visit here will be about an hour and a half long. Your time at the glacier is self-guided, so you can roam the grounds as you wish. At certain times of the year, you'll be able to see bears catching fish in the stream from an overlook point located off to one side of the entrance to the glacier. The glacier itself is one of the most accessible to the public.
Return back to town at the top or the bottom of the hour, so plan your stay at the glacier accordingly. If you wish, enjoy the easy walk out to Nugget Falls and spend a little time to take pictures and capture the right moment. (0.8 mile walk each way to Nugget Falls)
- The price of this tour includes admission to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor's Center.
- Return shuttles leave at the top and the bottom of the hour. Shuttles take about 30 minutes plus the time it takes to walk back to your ship, so plan accordingly. Check with your driver for the schedule of the day before exiting the bus at the glacier.
- All passengers must be able to get on and off the bus on their own.
- This tour is not suitable for scooters or electric wheelchairs.
- Car seats are not required nor recommended to bring on this tour.
- This tour will operate until September 29, 2021. After that date the tour will not operate until 2022.
Days offered: 7 days a week