Shore Excursion Details

Mendenhall Glacier & Juneau Tram

Juneau, Alaska

Mendenhall Glacier & Juneau Tram


  • 4
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Family Recommended
  • Accessibility

This tour visits Juneau's hallmark attractions, the Mendenhall Glacier and Mt. Roberts Tramway. Your journey begins with a narrated tour of downtown Juneau and the city's highlights as you make your way to Mendenhall Valley -- home of the Mendenhall Glacier. Upon arriving at the glacier, your Driver-guide will point out many of the attractions you'll want to experience so you can make the most of your time during the 90 minute visit. Be sure to venture out to Photo Point for a central view of Mendenhall Lake with the glacier in the background. Inside the Visitor Center you'll want to make time to view the short film on the Juneau Ice Field and it's 37 glacier (one of which is Mendenhall). The area boasts several self-guided trails that allow you to get out and explore the beauty of the Tongass National Forest. Next you're off to Mount Roberts Tramway and it's terminus at the 1800 foot level of Mount Roberts above downtown Juneau. Enjoy a stroll along one of the alpine trails and gaze at the vistas and distant waterways and islands. Visit the Nature Center and learn about the surrounding alpine ecosystem -- which includes a nearby raptor center. Inside the tram's main building you'll enjoy Native Alaskan arts and crafts for sale. Downstairs in the theater you can view a local documentary called "Seeing Daylight" or try local fair at an added cost at the tram's cafe'. The Tram will always be your last stop, so you can take the provided transport back to your ship after the 90 minute visit, or stay as long as your port time allows.

Need to Know:

Note: This tour operates under a special use permit issued by the U.S. Forest Service. Wheelchair access may be limited. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.

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Excursion Type:

Historical Landmarks

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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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