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Auke Bay Paddle and Mendenhall Glacier Trek

Excursion Overview

From the Bay to the Bergs, come adventure on a tandem kayak!

Adventure along the captivating coast of Auke Bay on a sea kayaking experience with a short hike along Mendenhall Lake. A stopover on the West Glacier Trail allows for distant views of the Mendenhall Glacier, beautiful Nugget Falls, and surrounding mountain peaks.

Professional guides will review paddling techniques and essential safety procedures before you're well on your way. Follow your guide as you navigate the charming coastal waters. Enjoy a well-earned snack before embarking on a 15-minute hike along Mendenhall Lake with impressive views of the surrounding area.

Please assess your physical fitness as this tour does involve paddling for 1.5-2 hours. Both novices and those with prior kayaking experience are encouraged to join.

Please note: Prices for this tour vary based on tour date, where the *from* price represents the lowest discounted price. All prices are the lowest possible rate and are backed by our price-match guarantee.

Things You Need to Know


  • Roundtrip transportation from the cruise ship terminal
  • Professional guides
  • Double kayaks, paddling gear, and dry bags
  • Forest service permits
  • Hearty snacks featuring local ingredients and bottled water


  • Minimum of 2 passengers required to book
  • Minimum age: 8 years old
  • Guests must know how to swim
  • Kayak maximum waist-chest diameter of 55 inches (140cm)
  • Not recommended for guests with limited mobility, heart, and respiratory issues
  • Guests must be able to kayak for up to 2 hours
  • Pregnant guests are not permitted
  • Signed liability waiver

Duration: 5 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

  • 45 minutes - transportation to harbor for gear outfitting and kayak orientation
  • 2 hours - launch your double kayak for two hours of paddling
  • 30 minutes - return to harbor and transportation to the Mendenhall Glacier
  • 1 hour - a brief walk through the Tongass National Forest for views of the Mendenhall Glacier, mountain peaks, and Nugget Falls
  • 30 minutes - return transport back to cruise ship terminal

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets near the Goldbelt Mt. Robert's Tramway building. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

The temperature on the water can be 15-20°F cooler than on the ground due to the wind chill factor.

Barring unsafe conditions, we operate rain or shine. We provide rain jacket and pants.

Guests must be 8 years of age or older.

Hearty snacks featuring local ingredients and bottled water are included.


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Duration: 5 hours

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Duration: 5 hours

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Passengers (Age 8+): $209.00

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