|Mendenhall Lake Kayaking Adventure
& Salmon Bake Combo
Slip into the breathtaking glacial waters of Mendenhall Lake!
Be one of the lucky few to experience the majestic Mendenhall Glacier up close, as you travel by kayak, under a very limited U.S. Forest Service permit and enjoy an all-you-can-eat Salmon Bake feast to refuel from your adventure.
Upon arrival at Mendenhall Lake, your experienced, friendly guide will help you with life jackets and rain gear before teaching you kayaking techniques. Then you will board the two-person kayaks, with either a new friend or traveling companion, and set off on your Alaskan adventure.
Never paddled before? Don't worry! Your experienced guide will group you into like abilities, so that you can travel at a comfortable pace, while ensuring that your adventure is safe and enjoyable.
Journey across Mendenhall Lake in your stable kayak, navigating the iceberg studded pristine water that is truly one of the jewels of the Tongass National Forest. Your knowledgeable guide will explain the breathtaking nature surrounding you, pointing out native wildlife and fascinating you with the history and ecology of the spectacular Mendenhall Glacier. Venture within a safe distance of the massive, awe-inspiring face of the glacier and skirt the base of the beautiful and powerful Nugget Falls. After paddling back across the lake and taking in the last views of this extraordinary glacier, head to the Gold Creek Salmon Bake to refuel and reminisce about the experience that is sure to be a highlight of your Alaska vacation.
The Gold Creek Salmon Bake has something for everyone! Your all-you-can-eat feast features Alaskan-caught wild salmon accompanied by chicken, potatoes, baked beans, wild-rice pilaf, a variety of salads, cornbread, lemonade, coffee, tea, hot apple cider, hot chocolate as well as blueberry cake for dessert. Beer, wine, and soda are available for purchase. Roast marshmallows over the campfire after your meal or take the short walk along Salmon Creek, a salmon spawning stream, to a breathtaking waterfall where you can also explore the remains of the historic Wagner Mine and try your hand at gold panning. Buses depart regularly to the pier so you may return at your leisure.
INCLUDES: Round trip transfer from dock; raingear and life jackets; wild Alaskan salmon and all-you-can-eat buffet at the Gold Creek Salmon Bake. Complimentary souvenir button. T-shirts and hats are available for purchase at the conclusion of the tour.
Don't miss this opportunity to experience the highlights of Juneau on this once in a lifetime trip.