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Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Trek
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Mendenhall Glacier Canoe Paddle and Trek
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Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Canoe, Paddle, and Trek
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A huge variety of both day and overnight trips offered throughout the Juneau area. Including guided glacier trekking, ice climbing, wildlife viewing, and sea kayaking. We cater to all ages and abilities. Providing quality, small groups, and off the beaten path experiences. We are the top rated wilderness guide service in the area and welcome large groups, photographers, and production companies. We offer custom trips too! Book with the company who has worked with the Travel Channel, BBC, Nat Geo, Good Morning America, the Today Show, and so many more! We also operate the Alaska Boat & Kayak Center, Juneau's only kayak rental and retail shop located in Auke Bay boat harbor.
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Juneau, AK 99801
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Nice tour and a good, professional guide. We enjoyed kayaking and the ice cave. It was absolutely amazing to get so close to this glacier! We went in August and most of the ice cave was melted. Although, it was still nice to see it....More

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Cait M, Manager at Above & Beyond Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thank you for your feedback and review! We greatly appreciate you joining us for this adventure and so glad that your father in law could have this experience. Traveling in Alaska is certainly expensive, as is running a business here. We try to be as...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We booked this company for our day in Juneau this past summer. We were all outfitted and ready to go kayaking to the glacier but the weather decided to change those plans. The owner of the company came out and made the call that it...More

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Cait M, Manager at Above & Beyond Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Awww thanks Emily! It was totally lame we couldn't take you out that day. I remember it and we were all bummed when the weather is too rough to be outside. Thank you for highlighting our big promise - if the weather doesn't cooperate, we...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Get to the glaciers whilst you can. They are magnificent and sadly diminishing in size and stature. 2days before we were supposed to see an ice cave , it had collapsed . This did not reduce the beauty of trekking along the glacier ice and...More

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Cait M, Manager at Above & Beyond Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for joining us! The glacier is absolutely stunning to trek onto and to see the available variety of features up close. We are optimistic that another ice cave will form as we have seen about 2 dozen caves form and collapse in the...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

The Mendenhall Glacier and Paddle Trek is a must do. Walking on the glacier is a once in a lifetime experience. And as other posts have said, the photos don't do the blue ice justice. The trip is spectacular and the guides very knowledgeable. The...More

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Cait M, Manager at Above & Beyond Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Isn't that blue ice amazing!? It's the team's favorite when they find a new blue ice exposed. Thank you for choosing to join us for this adventure! Any travelers making the decision between kayak or canoe, we do have both options available to book through...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

We came to Juneau by cruise, and definitely did not regret joining this unforgettable experience. The pedal to the glacier was definitely tiring (and cold as it was drizzling), but the glacier trekking was fantastic. Our guide, Max, showed us many of the dazzling sights...More

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Cait M, Manager at Above & Beyond Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for your review! We will be sure to share this positive feedback with Max and we appreciate you joining us for this adventure!

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Unforgettable experience and took plenty of pictures to prove it. Our guide, Max and Kaylee(Kaycee?) went above and beyond to make the excursion an amazing one. We went inside an ice cave and got up close to a crevasse. ABAK also provided us, besides lunch,...More

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Cait M, Manager at Above & Beyond Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

So glad you had a great time! Thank you for sharing! If you are interested in returning for more time on the ice, we do have an overnight camp option available on the Mendenhall Glacier that we access via helicopter. Spend the night on the...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Arduous trek means vertical climbing; 4.5 miles to get to the edge of the glacier; guide provided a pack with equipment and snacks and souvenir water bottle; transportation provided Most amazing hike, especially to see ice caves and glacier up close. Guide Emma was knowledgeable,...More

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Cait M, Manager at Above & Beyond Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for joining us!! I will be sure to pass along the feedback to Emma and we appreciate your business.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

The tour is around $300 per person. We came by the cruise so I wanted to make sure we get back to the cruise in time. That's why I pick to go with ABAB rather than trekking on my own. I went on the raining...More

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Cait M, Manager at Above & Beyond Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for the feedback Mertira! This is an excellent and detailed overview of your adventure experience. We appreciate all feedback as we are constantly striving to grow and improve our services. It absolutely does rain in Southeast Alaska almost everyday. Whether you join us...More

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Response from TravelingJ2014 | Reviewed this property |
They provide rubber boots as well as Helly Hanson rubber pants and jackets. Enjoy!
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Response from kari b | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid I wouldn't know the answer to that. You would have to call the tour operator.
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Response from Cait M | Property representative |
Hi @hsukim83 - Thank you for your questions! 1. Down jackets are an excellent insulation layer but please make sure they are waterproof. It rains frequently in Southeast Alaska and while we do provide rain gear for the... More
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