Mendenhall River Float
Gentle Alaskan White Water Rafting! Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier, Lake and River! Fun for Beginners and Experienced Alike! A lot of scenic floating - a little white water rafting!
This is an exciting, yet gentle introduction to white water rafting, fun for beginners and experienced rafters of all ages. The adventure begins with a tour to Mendenhall Lake where you’ll have an excellent view of the glacier, one and a half miles wide and 150 feet high at the face. Near the shoreline, suit up with rain gear, life jacket and rubber boots. Each raft carries eight to twelve people and is rowed by an experienced guide.
Floating past the Mendenhall Glacier on its iceberg studded lake, you will be treated to spectacular views of hanging glaciers, towering peaks and glacial topography. As you float down the river you will encounter stretches of moderate rapids that add excitement to the trip. An entertaining guide will explain the natural phenomena at work in this scenic valley.
Keep your eyes open for bald eagles, black bear, otters, seals, and salmon while you experience the beauty of the Tongass rain forest! Going ashore you will enjoy an Alaskan-style snack featuring salmon spread, reindeer sausage, cheese, crackers and apple cider. Where the river meets the tidewater, you will turn in your rafting gear and return to town by motor coach. Suitable for all ages and no prior experience necessary, just good health and an adventurous spirit!
No experience necessary!
- Must weigh at least 50 lbs. in order to fit in the required life jackets.
- Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Children ages 13-17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate in the absence of a parent or guardian
- Must be able to enter and exit the rafts.
Trip Activities: Glacier lake float and river float with an area of rapids.
Duration: Abut 3.5 hours including transportation
Tour Operator Provides: Transportation from/to the cruise ship harbor, experienced guide, permits, rain gear, life jackets, snacks.
You Bring: Dress in warm layers, an extra pair of socks, sunglasses, sunscreen, and comfortable walking shoes with rubber soles.
- Photos of your trip will be available for sale at the end of the tour.
- This tour operates in all weather conditions.