Mendenhall Glacier Explorer
Duration: 2 1/2 hours
Tour Code: jnu-001
Discover Juneau's scenic natural beauty during this tour of the city's downtown waterfront, and a visit to the famous Mendenhall Glacier.
Depart the pier via coach for a narrated orientation drive through Juneau's downtown waterfront, and on to the city's marquee attraction, the famous Mendenhall Glacier. Upon arrival at the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area, your guide will point out areas of interest to help you make the most of your 1.5-hour time at leisure.
During your visit, you will take in splendid vistas and photo opportunities of the beautiful Mendenhall, one of 38 glaciers flowing from the massive 1,500-square mile Juneau Icefield. Your ample visiting time here will enable you to explore this glacial wonder at a leisurely pace, and from a variety of perspectives. At Photo Point, you will find the closest view of the glacier. You can also venture out on the area's trail system for a first-hand look at this relatively new ecosystem that was once covered by ice.
Your tour will conclude with a visit to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Here, you will find exhibits, interactive videos, a short film, and panoramic views and photo opportunities of the glacier and surrounding ice field. U.S. Forest Service staff will be on-hand to answer questions and help familiarize you with this unforgettable attraction.
Following your visit, you will re-board your coach for the return drive to the pier.