Shore Excursion Details

Mendenhall Lake Kayak-Salmon Bake Combo

Juneau, Alaska

Mendenhall Lake Kayak-Salmon Bake Combo

DETAILS

  • 5
    hrs Estimate Duration
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After departing from the pier, you will enjoy a picturesque drive to pristine Mendenhall Lake, which lies just north of Juneau in the Tongass National Forest. Soon after arriving, you will ease into a two-person kayak and begin paddling across the lake’s crystal-clear water. You will find that the kayak is remarkably easy to navigate.


Your destination will be Mendenhall Glacier, one of dozens of glaciers that make up the Juneau Ice Field. While you will remain a safe distance away from Mendenhall Glacier, you will certainly be close enough to behold its staggering beauty.


Along the way, you may spot arctic terns nesting along the shore, eagles soaring overhead, and black bears and goats up in the hills among the Sitka spruce trees. Kayaking past Nugget Falls is another highlight, as it cascades into the lake next to the glacier.


Next, you will drive to the Gold Creek Salmon Bake for a sumptuous Alaskan feast. The dishes typically include fresh salmon grilled over alder wood, Parmesan chicken, Tongass wild rice pilaf, au gratin potatoes, and baked beans with reindeer sausage. The selection is characteristic of authentic Alaskan dishes and made with local ingredients. It’s all you can eat, so take your time, but be sure to leave room for blueberry cake for dessert.


After dining, you will return to the pier.


Need to Know:

Note: This tour is not recommended for women in their third trimester of pregnancy. Participants must be in good physical condition as there will be 2 hours of strong physical exertion and good upper body strength is necessary. Guests should dress warmly and bring gloves and an extra pair of socks. There is a minimum weight requirement of 40 lbs., and a maximum allowable weight of approximately 275 lbs., dependent upon waist size. Participants over 6’3” in height will not be able to steer with the foot pedals and will have to use their oars to paddle. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian and children ages 13 – 17 must have a signed parental consent form in order to take part in the tour.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Adventure

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Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travellers.
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