Jan 2023 - Don W.
Avery was an excellent guide. We saw humpback whales, bald eagles and harbor seals. We saw many whale breaches, including tales. We were lucky enough to have one whale surface approximately 50 feet from our kayak.
Jul 2022 - DeAnna D.
Excellent! It was well organized and it ran smoothly. We saw lots of eagles, a seal, and a whale! When we stopped and floated for a few minutes, it was so relaxing and exhilerating at the same time. I would definitely recommend Alaska Shore Excursions, and this excursion especially.
Sep 2019 - Diane S.
We enjoyed this tour. We got lucky with a break in the weather and just doing something was needed! Our guide (sorry forget his name, tall guy from Florida) was very good in his telling about the area, finding the sea lions for us and talking to while we waiting for the bus, as the driver had had an accident so a different bus had to be found. The glacier viewing itself is almost a "missnamer" as it recedes, and was in the clouds for us, but not much you can do about that. Our guide also did a good job of instructing the needs for kayaking. Thank you
Sep 2019 - Matthew R.
The glacier was covered by clouds but still fun
Sep 2019 - Amanda S.
Fast, efficient and friendly. Gabe our tour guide was great at sharing talking points and stories about the area. Even the bus ride to Lake Mendenhall was fun.
Sep 2019 - Jillian H.
A well organised and guided experience to explore the natural beauty around Juneau
Sep 2019 - David P.
The tour was awesome and my three kids (13,11,7) thought it was the highlight of our trip. The staff was super friendly and knowledgeable, even the young man who drove the bus from the pier to the kayaking spot was entertaining and shared some great insights about Juneau. The view was amazing and we got to see bald eagles and seals on our adventure. Granted, having a beautiful sunny day to enjoy this magnificent spot helped. Highly recommend!
Sep 2019 - Renee B.
We enjoyed this adventure! Our kayak guide, Ben, was great!
Aug 2019 - Kevin W.
I booked this trip through Alaska Shore Excursions and when I got on, I was with all the people who had booked it through the cruise ship but saved myself .00.
We saw lots of Eagles on this trip and a few jumping salmon. We saw the glacier in a distance as it was foggy at the time. After we were done, the fog had lifted and you could see the glacier.
Aug 2019 - Ilya K.
Would like to give this one a 4.5 - we had a great time. Everything was provided and the guides were absolutely amazing. The main reason for taking 1 (since I can't take .5 off) is that the tour felt kind of rushed and the glacier was not really in focus since it was quite far from the kayaking lake. I feel as the "glacier viewing" in the title is somewhat of a click bait; it's there, but you can get MUCH closer with almost any other excursion. If you enjoy nature and kayaking though, this was a great tour and I'd do it again for sure.
Aug 2019 - Phillip W.
It was very well run.
Jun 2019 - Russell S.
Saw a few seals, lots of eagles
Jun 2019 - Julianna C.
Beautiful, got to see orcas and bald eagle
Jun 2019 - JOSE M.
Incredible staff... friendly and very helpful.. 1st class kayaking. A must do with this outfit.
Jun 2019 - Holly M.
I love kayaking and was super excited to do this. I am disappointed that we didn't kayak more of a distance. We stayed relatively close to shore. Also, the guide, who was great, stopped often to talk. I would have rather of just kayaked around more. It was not worth the money spent.
Jun 2019 - Billie B.
The weather was perfect, or bus driver fun and informative but our guide in the kayaks was perfect. His sense of humor and knowledge of his home and passion was what made this a 5 star adventure. All the while keeping safety in the forefront. Thanks Landon!
Jun 2019 - Patty B.
Great tour! Our guide, Ben, was the best!
Jun 2019 - PEARL D.
It's super short, extremely far away from the glacier, and you don't even leave sight of the launch point. Very disappointing. The guide was great, however. I would recommend the "lake view" kayak excursion instead since I hear that one gets you closer to the glacier - but beware of the possibility of cancellation. Apparently there can be weather issues with that tour.
Aug 2018 - Carmen J.
Very fun and one of a kind experience. Fun group, beautiful scenery and a memorable experience. We played "catch" with a seal who had fun popping up and leading us around with a salmon in his mouth. What an experience!
Jul 2018 - Warren W.
Fun time on the water, tour guide was very helpful
Jun 2018 - Ruby F.
Overall great experience!
Sep 2017 - Ann H.
This was wonderful! I loved the peace I felt. The Team/Crew was great, from the bus ride out/back, to the crew that outfitted us, to the Kayak guide - it was ALL wonderful!
Jul 2017 - Emily U.
Our excursion had beautiful weather, so the tour was lovely. Kevin was our guide and he was kind enough to take our picture and send it to us with other pictures from the trip. We had an awesome time with about 1.5 hours on the water in front of Mendenhall Glacier. We were very close to Bald Eagles and other native Alaska Birds.
Jul 2017 - Lisa H.
Enjoyed the day and the sunshine we were blessed with that afternoon.
Jun 2017 - Andrew L.
Definitely an arm workout! However, there's something so calming about being on the waters near the Mendenhall glacier and feeling a light breeze across your face. There's plenty of bald eagles to see and we even spotted a seal spying on us! Our guide, Megyn, was very patient and instructive with us - perfect for first-time kayakers like us. We managed to capture some beautiful pictures during our time on the water which we will treasure forever.
Aug 2016 - Michaline Y.
This was a great tour. Three of us had the guide to ourselves. He got us close to shore where we viewed some huge bald eagles on the ground. Guide was knowledgeable and congenial. Good experience.