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.
River rafting......they were very pleasant, helpful and informative.
River rafting......they were very pleasant, helpful and informative. An exciting experience.
River rafting......they were very pleasant, helpful and informative. An exciting experience. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Guide was a great guy (local) with some very interesting insight.
Guide was a great guy (local) with some very interesting insight. Would have liked to have been closer to the glacier but still very much fun. LOTS of bald eagles!
Guide was a great guy (local) with some very interesting insight. Would have liked to have been closer to the glacier but still very much fun. LOTS of bald eagles! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We selected to do the Mendenhall Float trip at noon provided by Alaska Travel Adventures.
We selected to do the Mendenhall Float trip at noon provided by Alaska Travel Adventures. Had a slight hike to the Mount Roberts Tram for meet our transportation. Easy to find, just look for the mountain tram and where it departs from. ... Read More
We selected to do the Mendenhall Float trip at noon provided by Alaska Travel Adventures. Had a slight hike to the Mount Roberts Tram for meet our transportation. Easy to find, just look for the mountain tram and where it departs from. Transport was flawless to the sight. Geared up and set out on the raft. Volunteered to be in the "wet seats". Enjoyed the scenery with Eagles flying about. River was down, so rapids were tame. Still got wet though :). Overall a good relaxing trip Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
one of the best excursions we have ever done.
one of the best excursions we have ever done. cheaper as a latitudes member to book through ncl than independently and same excursion. by the time we were done, there were zero snacks left as promised and we were herded off to the bus. ... Read More
one of the best excursions we have ever done. cheaper as a latitudes member to book through ncl than independently and same excursion. by the time we were done, there were zero snacks left as promised and we were herded off to the bus. no time to purchase the photo that i would have liked. oh well. lol. we chose the trip with the guide doing the rowing. so beautiful out on the lake and the rapids were small but big enough for us and we did get wet. the river portion traverses through the city with houses on both sides, but still interesting excursion. not "remote alaska" if that is what you are looking for. guides are great. highly recommend. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
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.
The view was great seeing it in person and the Nugget falls was so beautiful. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great time and great staff.
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
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We went to the Mendenhall Glacier and the rain dampened this location.
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
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
he lake was great.
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
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent tour , so much fun riding down the rapids .
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
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Outstanding.
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
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great excursion!
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
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Awesome.
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
Sail Date June 2018
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 ...
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
Sail Date June 2018
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 ...
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
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Loved it.
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
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Beautiful and exciting.
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
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Pleasant float down a river with 2 short rapids.
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
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Lots of fun and a good ride for us middle-aged thrill-seekers.
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
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Great.
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
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Wasn't sure what to expect, but had a great and fun rafting experience.
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
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Parker was our guide and we loved the trip
Parker was our guide and we loved the trip
Parker was our guide and we loved the trip Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
It was cheaper to book with those tour booth and we decided for another round of Glacier.
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
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
No need to spend that much time to see a glacier that was far away.
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
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
WONDERFUL!!!!!
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
Sail Date August 2016
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 ...
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
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line