A Taste of Nature: Kayak & Local Food Adventure

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Kayak + Wildlife Viewing + Beachside Picnic Lunch = Perfect Afternoon!

Duration
Day Trip
6-Hours

Activity
Kayak, Wildlife Viewing, Fine Dining

Highlight
Kayak and Local Food Tasting

Price
$199 per person

Difficulty
Easy

Transportation
We pick you up.

Experience The Trip

Join us for an unforgettable wildlife kayaking and locally sourced food experience to bring the forest alive for your senses!

This all inclusive tour features small groups, a scenic kayak adventure, and local high-quality food and drink offerings, all packed into one six-hour excursion. It is like 2 tours for the price of 1! 

Join us on the fringe of the Tongass, where old growth temperate rainforests meet the coastal landscape, for a land, sea, and food  adventure!

We’ve collaborated with Alaskan Food Producers from Girdwood, Sitka, Juneau and Klawok to develop an exclusive tasting menu featuring delicious Alaska grown, harvested, and produced creations. 

The journey begins as guests are transported “out the road” to a small, remote harbor far from the hustle and bustle of downtown Juneau.  As we hike through the Tongass National Rainforest, we’ll discover the abundant flora and fauna of the world’s second largest rainforest. Prior to embarking on our voyage, your guide will teach basic kayaking and safety skills on shore.  We’ll launch double kayaks from the volcanic greenstone beach and paddle along the Pacific coastline – keep your eyes open for eagles soaring overhead, schools of salmon below the surface, and marine mammals surfacing for a breath of air.

After an invigorating kayaking and wildlife experience, we’ll return  to land and sample Alaskan delicacies harvested from sea and shoreby local businesses and Alaskan families.  Our rotating menu can include smoked salmon, locally grown greens, geoduck, Alaskan Birch syrup, kelp salsa, and Sitka Spruce Tips.

Warm your hands around the campfire or beachcomb – our time in camp is yours to enjoy before hiking back to civilization and van transport to downtown Juneau.

Menu includes dairy, fish, shellfish, gluten, and nuts.

Waterfall hike to Mendenhall Glacier

The Trip Itinerary

About 6 hours

1 Hour

Pick up and van transportation to harbor for gear outfitting

30min

Hike through rainforest to private beach

2.5hr

Interpretative kayak paddle

1 Hour

Picnic lunch on the beach

1 Hour

Return hike and transport back


Practical Info

Client Pickup Information

The “C” Sign, located near the cruise ship docks directly between Mt. Roberts Tramway and the green Taku Smokeries building, is our centralized downtown meeting location for all clients in the downtown area, including the majority of cruise ship passengers.

Passengers Arriving At AJ Dock
Special Note:

Because the AJ Dock is about a 20 minute walk away from the “C” Sign, clients off cruise ships docking at the AJ Dock with 30 minutes or less between their ship’s arrival time and ABAK’s trip departure time will be picked up directly from the AJ Dock.

Hotel Guests

Clients staying at major hotels in the Mendenhall Valley may be picked up directly from their hotel. Clients with their own transportation may meet their guides directly at the ABAK Office at 2767 Sherwood Lane Juneau AK 99801

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

Price

$199 per person + 5% sales tax = $208.95 total

Group Size: Minimum of 2, Maximum of 12

Minimum Age: 8 years old.

Included In The Price

  • Professional guides and boat captain
  • Roundtrip van transportation
  • All necessary paddling equipment & tandem kayak
  • Forest Service permits
  • Rain gear (hooded jacket, rubber boots and pants)
  • Locally Sourced Picnic Lunch and Beverages – Please note any dietary restrictions

Not Included In Price

  • Hot shower at the end of the day. But you can book your stay with us.
  • Professional Photography – but plenty of photo opportunities!
  • A helicopter ride. But this trip does!

Important Notes

  • Kayak Restrictions: Our kayaks can accommodate a maximum torso (waist-chest) diameter of 55 inches (140cm). Maximum weight limit is 600lbs (272kg) for double kayaks. People taller than 6’2″ (188cm) find operating the rudder challenging, as the pedals only adjust to a certain maximum distance; however, people as tall as 6’8″ have been able to paddle our kayaks.
  • Participants must be fit enough to kayak/hike 1-2 miles through the wilderness.
  • Participants must inform ABAK of all dietary issues or restrictions, whether that is food allergies or being gluten free etc… We can accommodate gluten-free and some vegetarian but do not advise this tour for anyone with severe food allergies.
  • This trip operates in all weather conditions (barring unsafe conditions, to be determined by ABAK) – We can’t stress enough how important it is to dress appropriately.
  • WAIVER FORM: Every participant on the trip must sign a waiver form at the start of the trip. Alterations and/or deletions to the waiver are not permitted.
  • Book early, as each tour will have a maximum of 6 participants.

Private Departures: Please inquiry to make any departure private.

Departure Times:

Mondays: 2:30pm
Tuesdays: 8:30am
Wednesdays: 1:00pm
Thursdays: 1:00pm
Fridays: 1:00pm
Saturdays: 1:00pm
Sundays: 8:30am

*SUBJECT TO CHANGE – Please contact office for availability

Dates of Operation: Apr. 28th – Sept. 30th 2019
*Due to diminishing daylight hours in September, only morning departures will be offered after August 15th

Group Size: Minimum of 2, Maximum of 12

Minimum Age: 8 years old. Children must be in good enough physical condition to paddle a tandem kayak with an adult.

Activity Level: Easy to Moderate with No Experience Necessary – Family friendly tour

Documentation Needed:

  • Name of client(s)
  • Cell phone contact number of client
  • Desired trip date and departure time
  • Name of cruise ship or hotel
  • Participants’ ages, especially anyone under the age of 18
  • Rain gear & shoe sizes (please specify male or female)
  • Any pertinent medical issues, allergies or dietary restrictions
  • Primary language spoken, if other than English

Please note: Clients must disclose information regarding pertinent medical conditions/history, allergies and any type of restriction or limitation that might introduce a higher degree of challenge on this trip. ABAK strives to accommodate various conditions, restrictions and/or limitations and can better do so with prior knowledge of such. Women who are pregnant are welcome to participate in this trip with a doctor’s note confirming the safety of their participation in the activities of the tour.

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Mendenhall Glacier hiking 34