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  Glacier View Sea Kayaking
Glide through the waters with stunning Mendenhall Glacier views!
 
     
  Learn to handle a kayak from an expert, then put your new skills to use with an unforgettable seaborne adventure. Glide through the waters native-style, get up-close looks at wildlife and enjoy ever-changing views of the Mendenhall Glacier.

Start with a narrated tour through a historic part of Juneau on your way to North Douglas Island. Don protective raingear, boots and life jackets, and learn the paddling techniques you'll need to handle your kayak. Then join a friend or new traveling companion in your two-person craft and you're off to explore!

Against a backdrop of forested slopes, nearby peaks and the spectacular Mendenhall Glacier, you're on course for an informative and memorable tour of the waters that the Aleut Indians traveled two centuries ago. In small groups of six kayaks, you're able to stealthily approach wildlife. Bald eagles and their nests, herons, shorebirds and waterfowl are all common sights. Porpoises and even humpback whales occasionally surface for air. If you're lucky, you might see a humpback's enormous tail fluke. You'll also visit the Mendenhall Wetlands, a protected habitat teeming with more than 140 species of birds, nearly a dozen different mammals and an abundance of marine life.

Along the way, your guide will satisfy your curiosity about local flora and fauna, and explain the history behind landmarks such as Smuggler's Cove.

Tour Includes: An Alaskan-style snack and beverages. Raingear & life jackets, complimentary souvenir button. T-shirts and hats are available for purchase at the conclusion of the tour. Round-trip transfer from the pier.
 
     
 
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AVAILABILITY:
MAY–SEPT. Multiple departures daily.
DURATION:
3-1/2 HOURS
COST:
ADULT $109 | CHILD $82
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By arrangement to meet tour & cruise ship
schedules. Operates in most weather conditions.
Times are approximate.
1-3/4 hours on the water.
Child rate applies to ages 12 & under.
Taxes not included.
 
Notes: No prior experience necessary, just good health and an adventurous spirit. We encourage participants to bring apparel appropriate for outdoor activities. Children must weigh at least 40 pounds in order to fit into required life jackets. Children 7-12 must be accompanied by an adult. Children ages 13-17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate in the absence of a parent or guardian.
 
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Customer Reviews:
Great fun with the guides. JD and Evan
were patient, friendly and highly entertaining!
A fantastic way to see the most amazing scenery ever! ~ E. Huning; Victoria, Australia

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