Glacier View Sea Kayaking
Learn to kayak with an expert, then put your new skills to use with an unforgettable seaborne adventure. Glide through the waters native-style, get up-close looks at wildlife and enjoy ever-changing views of the Mendenhall Glacier.
Start with a tour through an historic part of Juneau on your way to North Douglas Island. Don protective raingear, boots and lifejackets, and learn the paddling techniques you'll need to handle your kayak. Then join a friend or new traveling companion in your two-person craft and you're off to explore!
Against a backdrop of forested slopes, nearby peaks and the spectacular Mendenhall Glacier, you're on course for an informative and memorable tour of the waters that the Aleut Indians traveled two centuries ago. In small groups of six kayaks, you're able to stealthily approach wildlife.
Bald eagles and their nests, herons, shorebirds and waterfowl are all common sights. Porpoises and even humpback whales occasionally surface for air. If you're lucky, you might see a humpback's enormous tail fluke. You'll also visit the Mendenhall Wetlands, a protected habitat teeming with more than 140 species of birds, nearly a dozen different mammals and an abundance of marine life.
No experience necessary!
- Good health and an adventurous spirit.
- Children must weigh at least 40 pounds in order to fit into required life jackets.
- Children 7-12 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.
Trip Activities: Training and kayaking
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.
- This tour operates in all weather conditions.
- Complimentary souvenir button. T-shirts and hats are available for purchase