Your journey begins with a 30-minute scenic van ride to the kayak shop in Auke Bay harbor. After a friendly greeting from your guide, you'll get outfitted with all necessary paddle gear and provided with a safety briefing of the kayak. A short 10-minute drive to the launch site on the west side of Mendenhall Lake yields spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and Tongass National Forest.
Enjoy paddling near icebergs, arctic tern nesting cliffs and giant waterfalls en route to the terminus of the glacier. Marvel at the incredible views of Mendenhall Glacier and be sure to keep an eye out for abundant Alaskan wildlife!
Departures: 11:30 AM, 07:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 02:30 PM, 03:00 PM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
- We suggest that you bring sunglasses, sunscreen, and a camera.
- If you need a specific departure time, please contact ShoreTrips.
- There are limited permits available per day for this route, so it is highly recommended that you book as far in advance as possible!
- These kayaks can accommodate a maximum torso (waist-chest) diameter of 55 inches (140cm). Maximum weight limit is 600 lbs (272kg) for double kayaks. People taller than 6'2" (188cm) have a hard time operating the rudder because the pedals only adjust to a certain maximum distance. However, people as tall as 6'8" have been able to paddle the kayaks.