Juneau Mendenhall Glacier Rafting Excursion Reviews

Treat yourself to spectacular views of hanging glaciers, towering peaks, and glacial topography whilst encountering stretches of moderate rapids that add excitement to the trip.
The view was great seeing it in person and the Nugget falls was so beautiful.
Sail Date: July 2019
The view was great seeing it in person and the Nugget falls was so beautiful.
The view was great seeing it in person and the Nugget falls was so beautiful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great time and great staff.
Sail Date: July 2019
Great time and great staff. We ditched the tour after the rafting and stayed at Mendenhall park.
Great time and great staff. We ditched the tour after the rafting and stayed at Mendenhall park. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We went to the Mendenhall Glacier and the rain dampened this location.
Sail Date: June 2019
We went to the Mendenhall Glacier and the rain dampened this location. It was very crowded and a bit chaotic. After seeing Dawes glacier the day before, this was a bit of a let down. Once again though, it really was beautiful! We also ... Read More
We went to the Mendenhall Glacier and the rain dampened this location. It was very crowded and a bit chaotic. After seeing Dawes glacier the day before, this was a bit of a let down. Once again though, it really was beautiful! We also visited the salmon hatchery and unless you are really in to stuff like that, it was a yawner. I would suggest doing a guided tour here with someone that can give you information about the area. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
he lake was great.
Sail Date: August 2018
he lake was great. Rapids weren't crazy but big enough. A lot of "floating time" . My only disconnect is that you have nature on one side, and peoples backyards on the other.
he lake was great. Rapids weren't crazy but big enough. A lot of "floating time" . My only disconnect is that you have nature on one side, and peoples backyards on the other. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent tour , so much fun riding down the rapids .
Sail Date: July 2018
Excellent tour , so much fun riding down the rapids . Beautiful scenery . Definitely worth the money . Very organized with the ship and transport to and from the glacier. Excellent and knowledgeable staff on the tour. Would highly ... Read More
Excellent tour , so much fun riding down the rapids . Beautiful scenery . Definitely worth the money . Very organized with the ship and transport to and from the glacier. Excellent and knowledgeable staff on the tour. Would highly recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Outstanding.
Sail Date: July 2018
Outstanding. Highly recommend. Take the shuttle and get a wonderful guide - Ours was Ray outbound and Kevin inbound. Highly recommend and enjoyed both.
Outstanding. Highly recommend. Take the shuttle and get a wonderful guide - Ours was Ray outbound and Kevin inbound. Highly recommend and enjoyed both. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great excursion!
Sail Date: July 2018
Great excursion! Our guide was awesome! Saw plenty of wildlife, including very numerous bald eagles!
Great excursion! Our guide was awesome! Saw plenty of wildlife, including very numerous bald eagles! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Awesome.
Sail Date: June 2018
Awesome. The glacier was beautiful, the tour guide so informative and the white water rafting so fun. We are not experienced rafters but enjoyed it immensely.
Awesome. The glacier was beautiful, the tour guide so informative and the white water rafting so fun. We are not experienced rafters but enjoyed it immensely. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Scenery was beautiful but excursion felt a bit long and the entire party felt we didn't have as ...
Sail Date: June 2018
Scenery was beautiful but excursion felt a bit long and the entire party felt we didn't have as much time to enjoy other things in Juneau as we would have liked. I enjoyed it but would not likely do it again.
Scenery was beautiful but excursion felt a bit long and the entire party felt we didn't have as much time to enjoy other things in Juneau as we would have liked. I enjoyed it but would not likely do it again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was a great excursion, but if you don't deal well with wet and cold it isn't for you, because ...
Sail Date: September 2017
This was a great excursion, but if you don't deal well with wet and cold it isn't for you, because you will be both before the end. Saw quite a few eagles along the river as an added bonus. It's not a lot of white water, but ... Read More
This was a great excursion, but if you don't deal well with wet and cold it isn't for you, because you will be both before the end. Saw quite a few eagles along the river as an added bonus. It's not a lot of white water, but it is enough to get your blood pumping. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Loved it.
Sail Date: August 2017
Loved it. Beautiful clear day. Saw some eagles and salmon in the river. Our quite was great as was the bus driver getting us there.
Loved it. Beautiful clear day. Saw some eagles and salmon in the river. Our quite was great as was the bus driver getting us there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Beautiful and exciting.
Sail Date: July 2017
Beautiful and exciting. Would have like higher level white water. Now I want to do more!!
Beautiful and exciting. Would have like higher level white water. Now I want to do more!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Pleasant float down a river with 2 short rapids.
Sail Date: July 2017
Pleasant float down a river with 2 short rapids. Some nice scenery, but also many homes on the way.
Pleasant float down a river with 2 short rapids. Some nice scenery, but also many homes on the way. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Lots of fun and a good ride for us middle-aged thrill-seekers.
Sail Date: July 2017
Lots of fun and a good ride for us middle-aged thrill-seekers. The guides were excellent, ensured we were well-prepared and gave wonderful detailed narrative as we bounced and floated down the river.
Lots of fun and a good ride for us middle-aged thrill-seekers. The guides were excellent, ensured we were well-prepared and gave wonderful detailed narrative as we bounced and floated down the river. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Great.
Sail Date: July 2017
Great. Loved it. Cold if you go early in the day. Short and wished it was longer.
Great. Loved it. Cold if you go early in the day. Short and wished it was longer. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Wasn't sure what to expect, but had a great and fun rafting experience.
Sail Date: June 2017
Wasn't sure what to expect, but had a great and fun rafting experience. Our guide, Ryan, was great and made the trip even better.
Wasn't sure what to expect, but had a great and fun rafting experience. Our guide, Ryan, was great and made the trip even better. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Parker was our guide and we loved the trip
Sail Date: June 2017
Parker was our guide and we loved the trip
Parker was our guide and we loved the trip Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
It was cheaper to book with those tour booth and we decided for another round of Glacier.
Sail Date: May 2017
It was cheaper to book with those tour booth and we decided for another round of Glacier. The Mendenhall Glacier allows you very close to the ice and the water fall. The visitor center has a 200 years old ice block for all to touch and ... Read More
It was cheaper to book with those tour booth and we decided for another round of Glacier. The Mendenhall Glacier allows you very close to the ice and the water fall. The visitor center has a 200 years old ice block for all to touch and fell. Wonderful Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
No need to spend that much time to see a glacier that was far away.
Sail Date: May 2017
No need to spend that much time to see a glacier that was far away. Yes you may take the trail to walk a little closer but not worth it. Bus driver, at times, spoke of himself and his poor income - this is a complete turnoff.
No need to spend that much time to see a glacier that was far away. Yes you may take the trail to walk a little closer but not worth it. Bus driver, at times, spoke of himself and his poor income - this is a complete turnoff. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
WONDERFUL!!!!!
Sail Date: August 2016
WONDERFUL!!!!! We peddled in the Mendenhall Lake to the front of the Glacier and trekked on the Glacier. And we explored two ice caves! Absolute awesome!
WONDERFUL!!!!! We peddled in the Mendenhall Lake to the front of the Glacier and trekked on the Glacier. And we explored two ice caves! Absolute awesome! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Not a lot of time here- Nugget Falls was cool, spotting a bear on the trail was really cool, but ...
Sail Date: July 2016
Not a lot of time here- Nugget Falls was cool, spotting a bear on the trail was really cool, but Mendenhall honestly was a bit underwhelming.
Not a lot of time here- Nugget Falls was cool, spotting a bear on the trail was really cool, but Mendenhall honestly was a bit underwhelming. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
4 adults and 5 kids ages 8-13.
Sail Date: July 2016
4 adults and 5 kids ages 8-13. We all loved the rafting trip. It was fun but rapids weren't too crazy. Staff was wonderful. They provided rain paints, rain jackets, rain boots,and life jackets. They offered hot chocolate and ... Read More
4 adults and 5 kids ages 8-13. We all loved the rafting trip. It was fun but rapids weren't too crazy. Staff was wonderful. They provided rain paints, rain jackets, rain boots,and life jackets. They offered hot chocolate and light snacks at the end. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We took a hike into a glacial Ice Cave.
Sail Date: July 2016
We took a hike into a glacial Ice Cave. It was absolutely amazing!
We took a hike into a glacial Ice Cave. It was absolutely amazing! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great time, amazing views, fun tour guide.
Sail Date: July 2016
Great time, amazing views, fun tour guide.
Great time, amazing views, fun tour guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Beautiful scenery, but if you are expecting a "rafting trip" you will be disappointed.
Sail Date: July 2016
Beautiful scenery, but if you are expecting a "rafting trip" you will be disappointed. There were only a couple of rafts in which the occupants were given the option of paddling. All others (including ours) were ... Read More
Beautiful scenery, but if you are expecting a "rafting trip" you will be disappointed. There were only a couple of rafts in which the occupants were given the option of paddling. All others (including ours) were "Guide-Rowed" - so the participants just sat there in the raft as passengers. There were maybe one or two "rapids" where the raft sped up and bumped around, but most of the trip was just bobbing on the river. That said, it gave us a nice view of the Mendenhall glacier from the water, and a decent and interesting perspective of the river. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International