Mendenhall Lake Canoe Adventure - Anchorage

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    Multiple departures daily at times to meet tour & cruise ship schedules. Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    On the sidewalk, under the cables of the Mt. Roberts Tram., If your ship is docked the AJ dock, a shuttle is available to the Mt. Roberts Tram area. $3.00 for an all day pass. All other docks are with.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Tram or downtown
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Paddle across Mendenhall Lake, navigating past icebergs, surrounded by Alaskan wildlife on an exceptionally stable, 28-foot, traditional Tlingit-style canoe, with all modern safety gear supplied. Venture within a safe distance of the awe-inspiring face of the Mendenhall Glacier and the beautiful Nugget Falls where you will hit the beach and refuel for the return paddle with an Alaskan-style snack. Due to the close approach to the glacier face, the Forest Service tightly controls the number of participants. Be one of the lucky few to experience this one-of-a-kind adventure!


  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Small-group tour
  • Likely to Sell Out
  • Family friendly
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day

Know More about this tour

Be among the select few, under a limited U.S. Forest Service permit, to travel by canoe for an unprecedented experience near the face of the majestic Mendenhall Glacier.

Paddle across Mendenhall Lake,navigating past icebergs, surrounded by one of the richest samplings of Alaskan wildlife youll find anywhere. Birds including arctic terns nest on the shoreline, and eagles, goats, salmon and bears may be seen. Then, venture within a safe distance of the massive, awe-inspiring face of the living Mendenhall Glacier. Grab a thrill ride by skirting the base of beautiful and powerful Nugget Falls where you will head ashore to refuel with a snack of Alaskan-style fare for the return.

Youll make your trip in a traditional Tlingit-style canoe, an exceptionally stable 28-foot watercraft, with all modern safety gear supplied. Because of the close approach to the glacier face, the Forest Service tightly controls the number of participants. Be one of the lucky few to experience this one-of-a-kind adventure.


  • Snacks
  • Port pick-up and drop-off
  • Small-group tour
  • Full raingear provided (pants/jacket/boots)


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Souvenirs available for purchase

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Children 13 to 17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate without a parent or guardian

Minimum weight: 40lbs

Maximum weight: approx 350lbs.

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

Not recommended for participants with back problems

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Not wheelchair accessible

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund