Floating past the Mendenhall Glacier, enjoy spectacular views of hanging glaciers, towering peaks and glacial topography. As you float down the river, you'll encounter stretches of moderate rapids as your guide explains the natural phenomena at work in this scenic valley. Note: Participants must weigh at least 40 lbs. Float duration is approximately two hours. Outerwear is provided at the site. During the float trip, there is a short portion which goes through Class Two rapids. Please note this is not a white water experience. Each raft carries eight to twelve people and is rowed by an experienced guide. This tour operates under a special use permit issued by the U.S. Forest Service. For more details about these tours please visit: http://www.bestofalaskatours.com/NCL/
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2 of 3(67%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Mendenhall Glacier River Float
Review 1 for Mendenhall Glacier River Float
I traveled with:Family
Cruise Date Month:June
Favorite port:Skagway, Alaska
I want to go here next:Canada and New England
Date:June 12, 2012
Not Worth the Tiime or Money
The description of this trip is misleading. You do not go near the glacier but can see it far, far away. Our guide rowed us across the lake to the river and when we asked when we would be going to see the glacier he said this trip did not go to the glacier but just down the river. The river was low and therefore slow and our guide had to work very hard as there was very little current to take us down the river. He was informative and we liked him - but not the trip. The scenery was river banks with old junk cars sticking out of them. The only wildlife encountered was some swallows. We were very disappointed and felt for what we experienced the price was outlandish. We expected close views of the glacier and different forms of wildlife encounters.
This was a nice excursion, and aptly named. If you are looking for whitewater rafting, this isn't it. You encounter some rapids, but they are very tame. Most of the time, it's just a peaceful float down the river, with some glimpses of wildlife. The views of Mendenhall Glacier are beautiful! You are given gear to wear to keep you dry. The boots are just large, rubber boots; they are not insulated, so you may want an extra pair of socks to keep your feet warm. The only drawbacks, for us, were 1) It took up our entire time in Juneau so didn't have time to see the town or do anything else and 2) It was pretty mild after ziplining the day before.