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!
Our tour didn't arrive until the sun was setting, so we couldn't see much.
Our tour didn't arrive until the sun was setting, so we couldn't see much.
Our tour didn't arrive until the sun was setting, so we couldn't see much. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was starting to get dark but we made it, it's veey beautiful but kind of far away.
It was starting to get dark but we made it, it's veey beautiful but kind of far away. The center provided some info and insight how much the glacier has changed over the years!
It was starting to get dark but we made it, it's veey beautiful but kind of far away. The center provided some info and insight how much the glacier has changed over the years! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our tour was Mendenhall Glacier, the hatchery and gardens.
Our tour was Mendenhall Glacier, the hatchery and gardens. Each of these activities were a worthwhile experience. Mendenhall Glacier was interesting in that the visitor center gave a great explanation of the glacier and how it was formed. ... Read More
Our tour was Mendenhall Glacier, the hatchery and gardens. Each of these activities were a worthwhile experience. Mendenhall Glacier was interesting in that the visitor center gave a great explanation of the glacier and how it was formed. The Botanical Garden was really interesting and to see what creativity was used to develop the landslide area. This is well worthwhile. The hatchery tour is really more of a self guided tour. It was interesting to see how Alaska has made salmon sustainable. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was the second half of a tour.
This was the second half of a tour. We arrived late in the evening and it was starting to get dark. We were given an hour to walk to the glacier, but by the time you got off the coach and got to the starting point of the walk, you really ... Read More
This was the second half of a tour. We arrived late in the evening and it was starting to get dark. We were given an hour to walk to the glacier, but by the time you got off the coach and got to the starting point of the walk, you really needed to go fast to the glacier as it is a 50 minute walk. Some of our passengers - managed to see a mother bear and two cubs, but i wasn't lucky enough. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Beautiful and very informative
Beautiful and very informative
Beautiful and very informative Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The glacier was ok.
The glacier was ok. The salmon hatchery was quite interesting and had a great little aquarium inside too. The salmon bake was delicious. A little tight on space if you get there at the same time as another group, but everyone found a spot. ... Read More
The glacier was ok. The salmon hatchery was quite interesting and had a great little aquarium inside too. The salmon bake was delicious. A little tight on space if you get there at the same time as another group, but everyone found a spot. Nice little walk up to the waterfall as well. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The trails around the glacier are well laid out for excellent views and photo opportunities and not ...
The trails around the glacier are well laid out for excellent views and photo opportunities and not strenuous.
The trails around the glacier are well laid out for excellent views and photo opportunities and not strenuous. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
it was nice to see the glacier once again, having seen it the first time on 2012, but sadly, it has ...
it was nice to see the glacier once again, having seen it the first time on 2012, but sadly, it has melted quite a bit in 7 years
it was nice to see the glacier once again, having seen it the first time on 2012, but sadly, it has melted quite a bit in 7 years Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Up close to the glacier.
Up close to the glacier. You could do it at your own pace. There was plenty of confusion about what time the last bus would take us back to the ship, We were told 6:00 pm and we did not get there until 5:55 pm so we had very little time ... Read More
Up close to the glacier. You could do it at your own pace. There was plenty of confusion about what time the last bus would take us back to the ship, We were told 6:00 pm and we did not get there until 5:55 pm so we had very little time there and caught a but back around 5:30 Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
If it was just the glacier, it would have been 5 stars.
If it was just the glacier, it would have been 5 stars. You had to go to hatchery and salmon bake, also. Would have rather spent more time at the glacier. Also reviewed under excursions.
If it was just the glacier, it would have been 5 stars. You had to go to hatchery and salmon bake, also. Would have rather spent more time at the glacier. Also reviewed under excursions. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Glad we saw the glacier now, since I'm guessing it will have receded so much in a few years that it ...
Glad we saw the glacier now, since I'm guessing it will have receded so much in a few years that it won't even exist.
Glad we saw the glacier now, since I'm guessing it will have receded so much in a few years that it won't even exist. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The Mendenhall Glacier is a lot less impressive than the others at Glacier Bay that the ship itself ...
The Mendenhall Glacier is a lot less impressive than the others at Glacier Bay that the ship itself visits later on, so I wish I had picked a different excursion instead. This one was pretty bland. The city of Juneau is the least ... Read More
The Mendenhall Glacier is a lot less impressive than the others at Glacier Bay that the ship itself visits later on, so I wish I had picked a different excursion instead. This one was pretty bland. The city of Juneau is the least interesting one of all ports of call. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The Mendenhall Glacier was smaller than I expected.
The Mendenhall Glacier was smaller than I expected. You must walk out to the waterfall. It's a little bit of a hike, but it is breathtaking.
The Mendenhall Glacier was smaller than I expected. You must walk out to the waterfall. It's a little bit of a hike, but it is breathtaking. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This is a bus trip out to the glacier with commentary about Juneau, the glacier, etc.
This is a bus trip out to the glacier with commentary about Juneau, the glacier, etc. The buses run every 1/2 hour so you can stay as long as you want.
This is a bus trip out to the glacier with commentary about Juneau, the glacier, etc. The buses run every 1/2 hour so you can stay as long as you want. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: UnCruise Adventures
Short visit so didn't get a chance to walk to glacier if you wanted to see other things
Short visit so didn't get a chance to walk to glacier if you wanted to see other things
Short visit so didn't get a chance to walk to glacier if you wanted to see other things Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Had a short hour here so we didn't take the hike to the waterfall.
Had a short hour here so we didn't take the hike to the waterfall. If you have time, take the hike. The excursion folks said it would take 45 minutes, but 30 would have done it if you walked quickly.
Had a short hour here so we didn't take the hike to the waterfall. If you have time, take the hike. The excursion folks said it would take 45 minutes, but 30 would have done it if you walked quickly. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Wonderful experience.
Wonderful experience. Having sailed here back in 2010 it was startling to see how much the Mendenhall has receded!!!!
Wonderful experience. Having sailed here back in 2010 it was startling to see how much the Mendenhall has receded!!!! Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
First part of our tour was a short hike to see the Mendenhall Glacier and then we boarded a ...
First part of our tour was a short hike to see the Mendenhall Glacier and then we boarded a 45-person catamaran for whale watching. We were able to get very close (much closer than on a boat with 250 people) and saw many whales. After our ... Read More
First part of our tour was a short hike to see the Mendenhall Glacier and then we boarded a 45-person catamaran for whale watching. We were able to get very close (much closer than on a boat with 250 people) and saw many whales. After our tour we went for crab legs at Tracys Crab Shack (delicious) & it is right by the Tram parking lot. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This is a complimentary tour provided for those who arrive the night before the cruise.
This is a complimentary tour provided for those who arrive the night before the cruise. It was worthwhile. The glacier can be viewed from a distance at several viewing points. There are some short hikes possible in the time provided for ... Read More
This is a complimentary tour provided for those who arrive the night before the cruise. It was worthwhile. The glacier can be viewed from a distance at several viewing points. There are some short hikes possible in the time provided for the tour. We were able to see a bear as we walked along one of the trails. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: American Cruise Lines
Due to cancellation of my other choices, this was the backup plan offered by RCI, including merely ...
Due to cancellation of my other choices, this was the backup plan offered by RCI, including merely transport back and forth to the glacier (which was fine and not overprized).
Due to cancellation of my other choices, this was the backup plan offered by RCI, including merely transport back and forth to the glacier (which was fine and not overprized). Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This tour is kind of sad because one can see that the glaciers are slowly receding and may one day ...
This tour is kind of sad because one can see that the glaciers are slowly receding and may one day disappear. We need to do something with our precious planet earth.
This tour is kind of sad because one can see that the glaciers are slowly receding and may one day disappear. We need to do something with our precious planet earth. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Beautiful setting.
Beautiful setting. Guided gardens tour was excellent.
Beautiful setting. Guided gardens tour was excellent. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Be prepared to do some walking and dress in layers
Be prepared to do some walking and dress in layers
Be prepared to do some walking and dress in layers Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
WE took a bus to the glacier.
WE took a bus to the glacier. They left us there for about 55 minutes. You have several trails to walk down and get closer to the glacier or go up the hill to the visitor center which we did. They had a wonderful 20 minute movie and then ... Read More
WE took a bus to the glacier. They left us there for about 55 minutes. You have several trails to walk down and get closer to the glacier or go up the hill to the visitor center which we did. They had a wonderful 20 minute movie and then we went out on the decks and got great pictures of the glacier. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We rented a car at the nearby Avis rental and drove to Mendenhall Glacier.
We rented a car at the nearby Avis rental and drove to Mendenhall Glacier. You can't get very close to the glacier without an excursion directly to it, we found, but we were able to see it, and to hike the area, including Nugget ... Read More
We rented a car at the nearby Avis rental and drove to Mendenhall Glacier. You can't get very close to the glacier without an excursion directly to it, we found, but we were able to see it, and to hike the area, including Nugget Falls, and the salmon ladder, where black bears were evident. The Visitor Center was interesting, but couldn't occupy one for more than 30 minutes. We drove back to Juneau and stopped at the Juneau city museum, which was interesting - probably a 30-45 minute stop. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line