Discover Mendenhall Glacier Tour 1:00pm
As you depart downtown Juneau, your driver-guide will share the colorful history of Juneau's gold rush era and point out buildings of interest. Alaska's Capital City is always bustling with activity, even though it is surrounded by rainforest wilderness and rugged terrain. You will hardly believe your eyes as you arrive at the Mendenhall Glacier, just a few miles from downtown Juneau. Visit the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center. Here U.S. Forest Service staff, will share information on glaciers as you view this magnificent geologic phenomenon from the unobstructed vantage point. The Mendenhall Glacier is 1.5 miles wide and hundreds of feet thick and is fed by the 1,500 square mile Juneau Icefield. This meandering river of compressed ice ranks as the largest, most rugged glacier accessible by road. You will have 1.5 hours to spend on-site, and will be free to explore nature trails and have breathtaking photo opportunities before returning to the ship's gangway.
Please read this note if you will be taking this tour as a cruise ship shore excursion. Booking an independent shore excursion such as this tour has many benefits. These trips are typically less expensive than cruise line options, are operated by reputable Alaskan owned suppliers, and often are significantly less crowded. However, they are best suited for independent guests, and most trips require a short walk to a central departure point. If you have mobility limitations, or would just prefer to board your tour dockside, please consider purchasing a tour on board from the cruise line. Also note that many tours operate at different times on different days of the week to accommodate cruise line schedules. See the links below, or contact us and we can get you booked on the departure best suited for your cruise itinerary.
What To Wear
Due to unpredictable Alaskan weather, we advise dressing in layers, which will allow you to stay warm and dry as the outdoor environment changes.
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Length: 2 1/2 Hours
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