Juneau Mendenhall Glacier Excursion Reviews

Mendenhall Glacier is easy accessible from Juneau and one fo the most popular attractions among cruise travelers. This magnificent glacier measures 12 miles long!
Technically it was the Mendenhall Glacier and Salmon bake.
Sail Date: June 2019
Technically it was the Mendenhall Glacier and Salmon bake. Also stopped by a hatchery. The salmon was quite good, just watch the glaze if you are not into sweet things on your food.
Technically it was the Mendenhall Glacier and Salmon bake. Also stopped by a hatchery. The salmon was quite good, just watch the glaze if you are not into sweet things on your food. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We just drove here and looked at it.
Sail Date: June 2019
We just drove here and looked at it. Nothing special
We just drove here and looked at it. Nothing special Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
HAL did not provide our tickets and we missed the first bus while getting them printed.
Sail Date: June 2019
HAL did not provide our tickets and we missed the first bus while getting them printed. Tour operator got us on a later bus.
HAL did not provide our tickets and we missed the first bus while getting them printed. Tour operator got us on a later bus. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Booked our own taxi from dock.
Sail Date: June 2019
Booked our own taxi from dock. Great experience, easy walk to Nugget Falls
Booked our own taxi from dock. Great experience, easy walk to Nugget Falls Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The Glacier part of the tour was not too exciting as they took you towards the Glacier but you were ...
Sail Date: June 2019
The Glacier part of the tour was not too exciting as they took you towards the Glacier but you were still a long way from it. Then you caught a bus to the Whale Watching harbor. Our guides and captain were terrific, they made sure we saw ... Read More
The Glacier part of the tour was not too exciting as they took you towards the Glacier but you were still a long way from it. Then you caught a bus to the Whale Watching harbor. Our guides and captain were terrific, they made sure we saw lots of whales. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was a nice walking tour and the views of the glacier and Nugget Falls was nice.
Sail Date: May 2019
It was a nice walking tour and the views of the glacier and Nugget Falls was nice. Inside there is a short movie and educational things to see. Easy 45 minute round trip walk
It was a nice walking tour and the views of the glacier and Nugget Falls was nice. Inside there is a short movie and educational things to see. Easy 45 minute round trip walk Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was our only NCL excursion.
Sail Date: May 2019
This was our only NCL excursion. Worth every penny of it, once in a lifetime experience. Copter ride over mountains and glaciers landing on Mendenhall Glacier at the dogsled camp. We all got to take different positions on the sleds, way ... Read More
This was our only NCL excursion. Worth every penny of it, once in a lifetime experience. Copter ride over mountains and glaciers landing on Mendenhall Glacier at the dogsled camp. We all got to take different positions on the sleds, way cool. Got to know the dogs as well. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Express bus out to Mendenhall visitor centre.
Sail Date: May 2019
Express bus out to Mendenhall visitor centre. Walked to the falls.
Express bus out to Mendenhall visitor centre. Walked to the falls. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Great tour.
Sail Date: May 2019
Great tour. Nice hike to an awesome viewing of waterfall and glacier. Tram up the mountain was great. Saw bald eagle in the tree tops
Great tour. Nice hike to an awesome viewing of waterfall and glacier. Tram up the mountain was great. Saw bald eagle in the tree tops Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Beautiful glacier and short hike to waterfall but WAY TOO CROWDED with all the ships in port ...
Sail Date: May 2019
Beautiful glacier and short hike to waterfall but WAY TOO CROWDED with all the ships in port sending people in big buses at the same time.
Beautiful glacier and short hike to waterfall but WAY TOO CROWDED with all the ships in port sending people in big buses at the same time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Rather than trying to hike up another mountain in Juneau, I took the shuttle to the Mendenhall ...
Sail Date: May 2019
Rather than trying to hike up another mountain in Juneau, I took the shuttle to the Mendenhall glacier. Somewhat overpriced at $45, the shuttle seemed better than riding a rental bicycle in the rain. The hike back to the falls was easy and ... Read More
Rather than trying to hike up another mountain in Juneau, I took the shuttle to the Mendenhall glacier. Somewhat overpriced at $45, the shuttle seemed better than riding a rental bicycle in the rain. The hike back to the falls was easy and is recommended. The ship spent too little time in Juneau. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Toured town, Mendenhall Glacier and went to Salmon Bake.
Sail Date: May 2019
Toured town, Mendenhall Glacier and went to Salmon Bake. Good tour.
Toured town, Mendenhall Glacier and went to Salmon Bake. Good tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We went to Mendenhall Glacier, on a narrated bus tour (both of our narrators were fantastic and SO ...
Sail Date: May 2019
We went to Mendenhall Glacier, on a narrated bus tour (both of our narrators were fantastic and SO interesting!), and then walked to Nugget Falls, which were stunning. We hung out there for quite awhile, enjoying the misty breeze from the ... Read More
We went to Mendenhall Glacier, on a narrated bus tour (both of our narrators were fantastic and SO interesting!), and then walked to Nugget Falls, which were stunning. We hung out there for quite awhile, enjoying the misty breeze from the falls. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
a nice bus ride with a good tour guide to get to glacier.
Sail Date: May 2019
a nice bus ride with a good tour guide to get to glacier. then a nice walk thru the woods on a paved trail to the glacier and Nugget Falls. Very beautiful
a nice bus ride with a good tour guide to get to glacier. then a nice walk thru the woods on a paved trail to the glacier and Nugget Falls. Very beautiful Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our tour guide was lame and dropped us off in town on the way back instead of back at the ship.
Sail Date: May 2019
Our tour guide was lame and dropped us off in town on the way back instead of back at the ship. We had to wait for the free shuttle to get back. After hiking for a few hours we were tired, hungry, and just wanted to get back to the ship!
Our tour guide was lame and dropped us off in town on the way back instead of back at the ship. We had to wait for the free shuttle to get back. After hiking for a few hours we were tired, hungry, and just wanted to get back to the ship! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Saw the glacier, the salmon hatchery, and the rain forest.
Sail Date: May 2019
Saw the glacier, the salmon hatchery, and the rain forest. Salmon hatchery was just ok, salmon not running. Rain forest was nice.
Saw the glacier, the salmon hatchery, and the rain forest. Salmon hatchery was just ok, salmon not running. Rain forest was nice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent tour guides and enjoyable whale watching experience.
Sail Date: May 2019
Excellent tour guides and enjoyable whale watching experience. Too short of time at Mendenhall Glacier at just 1 hour. If you want to walk down to Nugget falls you will have to hurry as soon as you get off the bus and hurry back with ... Read More
Excellent tour guides and enjoyable whale watching experience. Too short of time at Mendenhall Glacier at just 1 hour. If you want to walk down to Nugget falls you will have to hurry as soon as you get off the bus and hurry back with little time to experience it. You will have to choose the falls or the visitor center. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Took a shuttle ($45 round trip) to Mendenhall Glacier.
Sail Date: May 2019
Took a shuttle ($45 round trip) to Mendenhall Glacier. Hiked out to a waterfall near the glacier. It was an awesome day. The shuttle driver was informative and funny.
Took a shuttle ($45 round trip) to Mendenhall Glacier. Hiked out to a waterfall near the glacier. It was an awesome day. The shuttle driver was informative and funny. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was part of the whale watching excursion.
Sail Date: May 2019
This was part of the whale watching excursion. The visit was not long enough for us to hike to Nugget Falls, which was disappointing but we did get some good photos.
This was part of the whale watching excursion. The visit was not long enough for us to hike to Nugget Falls, which was disappointing but we did get some good photos. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was a bucket list item - I can't explain how beautiful it was.
Sail Date: May 2019
This was a bucket list item - I can't explain how beautiful it was.
This was a bucket list item - I can't explain how beautiful it was. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
worth the trip.
Sail Date: May 2019
worth the trip. May be more cost effective to take an uber out and back. The walk to nugget falls was well marked and worth the trip.
worth the trip. May be more cost effective to take an uber out and back. The walk to nugget falls was well marked and worth the trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Took the two hour Trek.
Sail Date: May 2019
Took the two hour Trek. Flew in by Helicopter and landed on the Glacier. Met our guide Team who were excellent. We were able to climb over a few small glacier walls, walk through a Glacier Stream and straddle a crevace. Highly recommend.
Took the two hour Trek. Flew in by Helicopter and landed on the Glacier. Met our guide Team who were excellent. We were able to climb over a few small glacier walls, walk through a Glacier Stream and straddle a crevace. Highly recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We took the Mendenhall Glacier Explorer tour, which really is just a bus ride to the Mendenhall ...
Sail Date: May 2019
We took the Mendenhall Glacier Explorer tour, which really is just a bus ride to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. The driver did provide commentary along the way, which was nice, but we probably could have found a more reasonably ... Read More
We took the Mendenhall Glacier Explorer tour, which really is just a bus ride to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. The driver did provide commentary along the way, which was nice, but we probably could have found a more reasonably priced way to get to the glacier, which is not that far from town. The Glacier itself was interesting with a great waterfall you can walk to, but there were better views of glaciers at Glacier Bay. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
If all you are looking for is a ride to the glacier, it was fine - I did the Glacier Explorer tour.
Sail Date: May 2019
If all you are looking for is a ride to the glacier, it was fine - I did the Glacier Explorer tour. You were driven to the glacier and then you were on your own, which was fine, but I thought it was pretty expensive for just a ride to the ... Read More
If all you are looking for is a ride to the glacier, it was fine - I did the Glacier Explorer tour. You were driven to the glacier and then you were on your own, which was fine, but I thought it was pretty expensive for just a ride to the glacier. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very impressive tour, but to see the glacier up closer and to see the falls, you need to walk about ...
Sail Date: May 2019
Very impressive tour, but to see the glacier up closer and to see the falls, you need to walk about a mile there, and a mile back. Unless you run it, you then won't have time to go up the steep hill (there's an elevator too) to ... Read More
Very impressive tour, but to see the glacier up closer and to see the falls, you need to walk about a mile there, and a mile back. Unless you run it, you then won't have time to go up the steep hill (there's an elevator too) to the Visitor's Center. This was followed by an interesting tour of the salmon fish hatchery, and a very good Salmon Bake that we enjoyed (and finished off by roasting marshmallows - they had run out of graham crackers and chocolate bars, or we would have had the s'mores they advertised...). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises