Aug 2019 - Susan N.
We loved this excursion! Such a peaceful ride out to the glacier and the canoe glided through the water almost effortlessly. Our guide, Abby, was friendly and considerate. She gave narration from the back of the boat to tell us about our surroundings. We also paddled over to the waterfall and saw a Beaver! This company has top of the line equipment and furnished us with head to toe rain gear to make sure we were comfortable. The snacks and hot drinks they provided were a nice bonus. We are in our 60's and would definitely recommend this company and tour.
Aug 2019 - Connie S.
This was a fabulous excursion! The beauty of the day was priceless. Our tour guide Abby, was so informative. She treated everyone with such kindness and patience. I would recommend this excursion to everyone.
Aug 2019 - John G.
Outstanding view of the glacier from close up. Our guide Spencer was wonderful. Lots of fun.
Aug 2019 - David G.
Our tour of this fantastic place was made extra special by our very pleasant guide Abby, whose knowledge of the location was exceptional & her concern for our safety was first & for most. Our equipment for the journey was also in very good order.
Aug 2019 - Karen B.
This is an awesome adventure . My favorite of all I did. I would sometimes forget to paddle because the scenery was so peaceful and serene. Guides were great.
Aug 2019 - Joachim B.
We had an amazing experience on the lake. We were able to get within a couple hundred yards of the glacier. We also rowed near the base of Nugget Falls. We saw a couple of beavers along the edge of the lake. The weather was perfect: sunny, light wind, smooth waters. There were a total of 7 guests in the canoe: myself, my wife, my 3 teen sons, and another couple. Snacks and all equipment were provided.
Aug 2019 - Fernando L.
An amazing tour, a great guide, awsome views
Aug 2019 - Ernie Z.
I chose the canoe trip because it is the closest one can get to the Mendenhall Glacier without hiking on it. Our leader, Ben, was a fountain of information about the flora, fauna & history of the area. I also appreciated that the refreshments were not salmon and reindeer meat products, but healthy and environmentally friendly choices. I highly recommend this venture!
Jul 2019 - Peter H.
The guide was outstanding in his knowledge of the area and especially the impact of climate change on the environment around the glacier. we actually paddled for about six miles, exhausting but worthwhile. This was a highlight of our trip.
Jul 2019 - Carolyn S.
This was an incredible adventure. Our guide Ryan was informative and entertaining. Would highly recommend this tour. The paddling was not too strenuous as we had 60 and 70 year olds in our group. We saw several eagles and arctic terns which was so cool. And the glacier was breathtaking. Thanks again.
Jul 2019 - Sue S.
Top notch from start to finish. Quality guide (and from our hometown!), equipment, and snacks! We truly enjoyed our paddle to Mendenhall Glacier.
Jul 2019 - Scott H.
Excellent all around! Easy logistics with pick up and drop off near the cruise dock. Great tour and top of the line gear and healthy snacks too! I was most impressed by the new and high quality equipment and gear they used. Our guide and all the staff at the starting point were very personable and knowledgeable too.
I'm not normally a guided tour company sort of client but I was most pleased and impressed with my experience.
Only hiccup was the one person in our party that wanted to take off his life preserver a few times! Significant safety violation on account of the tour company guidelines and for personal safety too considering the water is 34 degrees. Our guide handled a difficult situation firmly and well
Jun 2019 - Mitch B.
Mendenhall Lake Canoe Tour was a fabulous experience. Our tour guide Casey's knowledge of the area was excellent and made our experience a memorable one not to forget.
Jun 2019 - David R.
Spencer was awesome! Had a fabulous time! Beautiful scenery and a great trip!
May 2019 - Samuel S.
This is a highlight of the day! A wonderful experience and a good exercise to burn all calories from the ship buffet! The tour guide very informative and friendly.
May 2019 - Laine T.
I totally enjoyed the experience! It was a great way to get out in Nature, get some exercise, and see the glacier up close. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, skilled, and well prepared. I would recommend this excursion to anyone, in a heartbeat. :-)
Sep 2018 - Michael S.
Would have been a good experience except there were 5 children( ages 10-15) in our canoe and they did not paddle which make the trip harder on everyone else. Should be an age limit of of 16 or older. It was twice as hard as it needed to be which affected our enjoyment.
Sep 2018 - Dana Marie F.
wonderful experience-guide was knowledgeable and pleasant
Sep 2018 - Rhiannon I.
Tour guide was great, lots of good information, beautiful views, and TONS of fun! Would definitely recommend to others.
Aug 2018 - Linda N.
Great excursion, highly organized and enthusiastic member who guided us. I recommend this tour excursion to anyone who is interested. You won't be disappointed.
Aug 2018 - Darlene T.
OMG, this excursion was wonderful, our tour guide Mitch was well educated in the glaciers and surrounding area. Our canoe only had 8 people to canoe to the glacier, but Mitch was wonderful. Got us up close to the glacier and the falls. This is a must see and do excursion, a break at the falls with a light snack. I would book again with Alaska Shore excursions without a doubt. Thanks to Mitch and I wish him success with his future endevours. The excursion goes rain or shine, lucky for us, we had great weather!
Jul 2018 - Mark C.
Colin and Mitch we're great guides. Together with the beach crew we were suited up and on our way in a unrushed but quick manner. Was a great tour with a few funny jokes and a great visit to the glacier and nugget Falls where are we got pretty darn close to the base of the waterfall well paddling to the beach!
Jul 2018 - Penelope F.
Our family loved Alaska and we loved the canoe trip with your company. We had the best guide, a young guy finishing his degree in Kentucky, so fun and he had so much information he sounded like a local ( a local with a slight southern accent).
Jun 2018 - Isaac D.
Most beautiful excursion! We had great weather and the canoe ride was very enjoyable. The glacier was beautiful and really cool to see up close. We did not walk on the glacier, but it was still a lot of fun. Rain gear is provided so no worries about getting wet.
Jun 2018 - JULIANNE E.
Nice excursion Did not get as close to the glacier area as expected Knowledgable guides Felt safe in the canoe
Sep 2016 - Jennifer W.
Extroadinary.up close and personal to nature's wonders. Great guides. Thank you