Auke Bay Paddle and Mendenhall Glacier

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Day Trip

Hiking, Kayak

Sea Kayaking and Mendenhall Glacier Stop

From $199 per person plus 5% sales Tax



Experience The Trip

Immerse yourself in the wonder of Auke Bay with our captivating coastal Alaska kayak tour adventure, complete with a short stopover at the Mendenhall Glacier.  Your journey commences with comprehensive instruction from our experienced guides on paddling techniques and essential safety procedures, ensuring you’re well-prepared for the upcoming aquatic exploration.

With our double kayaks at the ready, you’ll embark with your group guided by our experienced leader. As you navigate through the picturesque harbor, you’ll pass a charming array of commercial fishing vessels, sailboats, live-aboard boats, and the occasional private yacht. Your seasoned guide will carefully evaluate the day’s tides and weather conditions to select the ideal route, leading you on an enthralling journey down the coast past oceanfront homes to unspoiled islands. Experience an array of stunning views on the ocean set against the backdrop of majestic mountain peaks.

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During the summer months, you’ll likely encounter leaping salmon and inquisitive harbor seals as you glide over shallow waters. Keep a watchful eye for the delicate beauty of starfish and the mesmerizing world of anemones. Don’t forget to look to the skies, where graceful eagles often soar overhead, scanning the landscape in search of their next meal.

After your coastal kayaking adventure, you’ll enjoy a well-deserved light snack before continuing your journey to visit the Mendenhall Glacier. At the shores of the West Glacier Trail, embark on a short 15-minute walk along Mendenhall Lake with distant views of the Mendenhall Glacier, the majestic Nugget Falls, and the surrounding mountain peaks.

This Auke Bay kayak adventure with a stopover at the magnificent Mendenhall Glacier provides an active and immersive experience, catering to both novice adventurers and those with prior experience, offering a comprehensive taste of Alaska’s coastal beauty and glacial grandeur. Renowned as one of the most visited and beloved glaciers in North America, the Mendenhall Glacier offers a quintessential Alaskan experience so don’t miss out! 

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The Trip Itinerary

5 Hour Trip

45 min

Pick up and transport to the Alaska Boat & Kayak Rental Shop for Gear fitting and Orientation

2 hours

Get on the water!

Launch double kayaks directly from our shop for 1.5-2 hour kayaking adventure. Keep your eyes open for harbor seals, sea lions, salmon, eagles, and other wildlife as you navigate out of the harbor into the open ocean. Route and destination will be determined by weather and marine conditions,


30 minutes

Return to Kayak Shop and de-gear.

After de-gearing from kayaking, we will head to the Mendenhall Glacier.

1 hour

Enjoy sweeping views the Mendenhall Glacier, surrounding mountain peaks, and Nugget Falls.

Enjoy a short walk through the Tongass National Forest.

30 minutes

Return transport back downtown.

Thank you for joining us!

Practical Info

Client Pickup Information

Located at the base of the Mt. Roberts Tramway, the “C”-Sign is ABAK’s primary downtown Juneau meeting location for cruise passengers and clients staying in the downtown area.


Clients who dock at the AJ Dock within 30 minutes of the ABAK pick-up time will be picked up directly from AJ DOCK.

Clients Staying Locally:

Clients can be picked up from any major hotel in the Mendenhall Valley.

Clients staying at major hotels in the Downtown Juneau area will meet at our Downtown meeting location.

ABAK is unable to provide pick-up in residential neighborhoods. Clients staying at private residences, Air BnB’s, VRBO’s, or have own transportation please contact our office for meeting location information at 907-802-2210 or

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This is the "C" sign. Right by the tram.


From $199

Minimum Age Public Departure: 8 years old

Minimum Age Private Departure: 7 years old – Children must be able to swim and confidently paddle a double kayak with an adult.

Maximum Group Size: 8 guests
Minimum: 4 guests
Total Time: 5 hours
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Included In The Price

  • Professional guides
  • Roundtrip van transportation
  • Double Kayaks, Paddling Gear, and Dry Bags
  • Rain gear (hooded jacket, rubber boots and pants)
  • Hearty Snacks
  • Souvenir water bottle (we strongly encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle to help minimize waste)
  • Forest service permits

Not Included In Price

  • Hot shower at the end of the day, but you can book your unique stay here.
  • Professional Photography
  • Gratuity for your guide: If you feel that your guide went Above and Beyond to facilitate an exceptional experience, a gratuity is a welcomed way to show your appreciation.
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