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!
We thought we were going to be able to get closer than we did, and didn't have as much time as we ...
Sail Date: September 2018
We thought we were going to be able to get closer than we did, and didn't have as much time as we hoped to explore the area.
We thought we were going to be able to get closer than we did, and didn't have as much time as we hoped to explore the area. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Beautiful, bring your walking shoes and a good jacket if it’s winter
Sail Date: September 2018
Beautiful, bring your walking shoes and a good jacket if it’s winter
Beautiful, bring your walking shoes and a good jacket if it’s winter Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Mendenhall Glacier is beautiful and the Park staff are friendly and helpful.
Sail Date: September 2018
Mendenhall Glacier is beautiful and the Park staff are friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, when we visited it was pouring rain the entire time, so the weather detracted from the overall experience. Still, it was worthwhile and interesting.... Read More
Mendenhall Glacier is beautiful and the Park staff are friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, when we visited it was pouring rain the entire time, so the weather detracted from the overall experience. Still, it was worthwhile and interesting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We were only at the Mendenhall Glacier for 75 minutes, which was barely time to hurry down the ...
Sail Date: September 2018
We were only at the Mendenhall Glacier for 75 minutes, which was barely time to hurry down the Nugget Falls trail to get as close as possible to the glacier. The falls are very impressive! Unfortunately the weather obscured much of the ... Read More
We were only at the Mendenhall Glacier for 75 minutes, which was barely time to hurry down the Nugget Falls trail to get as close as possible to the glacier. The falls are very impressive! Unfortunately the weather obscured much of the view of the glacier. It will definitely be on the list the next time I go on an Alaskan cruise - and I will hope for a sunnier day! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was a beautiful day.
Sail Date: September 2018
It was a beautiful day. It is about a mile and a half optional walk to the waterfall but well worth the effort. The tour was very informative, and our driver was great. We did see more bald eagles along the way, but they were perched on ... Read More
It was a beautiful day. It is about a mile and a half optional walk to the waterfall but well worth the effort. The tour was very informative, and our driver was great. We did see more bald eagles along the way, but they were perched on top of light posts as opposed to in trees. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Absolutely gorgeous - went to Mendenhall Glacier (after the Gardens - which were not that great ...
Sail Date: September 2018
Absolutely gorgeous - went to Mendenhall Glacier (after the Gardens - which were not that great aside from the view at the very top of the mountain). The 2 mile round trip to the falls is worth every second.
Absolutely gorgeous - went to Mendenhall Glacier (after the Gardens - which were not that great aside from the view at the very top of the mountain). The 2 mile round trip to the falls is worth every second. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Short trip to the glacier after a ride through town and a stop at the fish hatchery.
Sail Date: September 2018
Short trip to the glacier after a ride through town and a stop at the fish hatchery. The Salmon bake at the end was excellent. Outdoor setting.
Short trip to the glacier after a ride through town and a stop at the fish hatchery. The Salmon bake at the end was excellent. Outdoor setting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The Mendenhall Glacier part was just OK.
Sail Date: September 2018
The Mendenhall Glacier part was just OK. They have a 25 minute hike up a hill/mountain/25-minute hike down, but you only have 1 hour there. You can just view the glacier from the bottom and then take an elevator to the gift shop and movie.
The Mendenhall Glacier part was just OK. They have a 25 minute hike up a hill/mountain/25-minute hike down, but you only have 1 hour there. You can just view the glacier from the bottom and then take an elevator to the gift shop and movie. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a very scenic excursion.
Sail Date: September 2018
This was a very scenic excursion. Got to see the Glacier and had a wonderful salmon bake. Could have done without the salmon hatchery.
This was a very scenic excursion. Got to see the Glacier and had a wonderful salmon bake. Could have done without the salmon hatchery. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great time hiking the trails, visiting the Visitor Center.
Sail Date: September 2018
Great time hiking the trails, visiting the Visitor Center. The waterfall is only a one mile hike away so it was easy to do and very pretty to see. Actually saw a bear cub napping near one of the trails. There was a ranger nearby ... Read More
Great time hiking the trails, visiting the Visitor Center. The waterfall is only a one mile hike away so it was easy to do and very pretty to see. Actually saw a bear cub napping near one of the trails. There was a ranger nearby maintaining the peace for the bears (there was actually a mother and two cubs, but I only saw one of the cubs). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Beautiful scenery.
Sail Date: September 2018
Beautiful scenery. Saw a mama bear and her two cubs munching on salmon.
Beautiful scenery. Saw a mama bear and her two cubs munching on salmon. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We took a bus through the town of Juneau and then to the Glacier.
Sail Date: September 2018
We took a bus through the town of Juneau and then to the Glacier. Excellent!
We took a bus through the town of Juneau and then to the Glacier. Excellent! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
George the bus driver was quite a good host.
Sail Date: September 2018
George the bus driver was quite a good host. The Glacier visitors center and trail out to Nugget Falls were what we experienced. Good trip.
George the bus driver was quite a good host. The Glacier visitors center and trail out to Nugget Falls were what we experienced. Good trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Perfect!
Sail Date: August 2018
Perfect! Be sure to walk to the base of the falls!
Perfect! Be sure to walk to the base of the falls! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Not enough time at Mendenhall.
Sail Date: August 2018
Not enough time at Mendenhall. Great whale watching - they really knew what to do. We saw many whales and I got some great pictures.
Not enough time at Mendenhall. Great whale watching - they really knew what to do. We saw many whales and I got some great pictures. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Bus Driver Dave was great (a history professor at the University of Alaska)...walk to Nugget ...
Sail Date: August 2018
Bus Driver Dave was great (a history professor at the University of Alaska)...walk to Nugget Falls...have a Salmon Burger at the Salmon Spot
Bus Driver Dave was great (a history professor at the University of Alaska)...walk to Nugget Falls...have a Salmon Burger at the Salmon Spot Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice tour.
Sail Date: August 2018
Nice tour. Scenic, great view of the falls and glacier. Reasonably priced and EZ walking. A winner.
Nice tour. Scenic, great view of the falls and glacier. Reasonably priced and EZ walking. A winner. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Beautiful town, the glacier is terrific, hike down to the falls.
Sail Date: August 2018
Beautiful town, the glacier is terrific, hike down to the falls. We saw a bear snatch a salmon out of the river and then devour this with her two cubs. We were about 12 feel away with a small fence as a barrier, but it was breathtaking.
Beautiful town, the glacier is terrific, hike down to the falls. We saw a bear snatch a salmon out of the river and then devour this with her two cubs. We were about 12 feel away with a small fence as a barrier, but it was breathtaking. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Combined tour, saw whales and other wild life.
Sail Date: August 2018
Combined tour, saw whales and other wild life. Ourcrew very friendly and informative.
Combined tour, saw whales and other wild life. Ourcrew very friendly and informative. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Mendenhall Glacier was awesome.
Sail Date: August 2018
Mendenhall Glacier was awesome. The exhibit was nice. Didn't have enough time there.
Mendenhall Glacier was awesome. The exhibit was nice. Didn't have enough time there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Beautiful.
Sail Date: August 2018
Beautiful. We walked to the waterfall. We also saw a bear and her cub catching fish int the stream
Beautiful. We walked to the waterfall. We also saw a bear and her cub catching fish int the stream Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The glacier was beautiful and we saw some humpback whales.
Sail Date: August 2018
The glacier was beautiful and we saw some humpback whales. The price for what you got though wasn’t worth it. We should have booked independently.
The glacier was beautiful and we saw some humpback whales. The price for what you got though wasn’t worth it. We should have booked independently. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Couldn't get too close to the glacier but it was beautiful.
Sail Date: August 2018
Couldn't get too close to the glacier but it was beautiful. If we had more time/energy we would have done the hike to the waterfall.
Couldn't get too close to the glacier but it was beautiful. If we had more time/energy we would have done the hike to the waterfall. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great family hike to Nugget Falls.
Sail Date: August 2018
Great family hike to Nugget Falls. Gorgeous views everywhere. Loved the visitor center. Also saw a momma bear and her cub trying to catch salmon for lunch! So much fun. Even in the rain. But it’s in a rainforest so ... duh. Should have ... Read More
Great family hike to Nugget Falls. Gorgeous views everywhere. Loved the visitor center. Also saw a momma bear and her cub trying to catch salmon for lunch! So much fun. Even in the rain. But it’s in a rainforest so ... duh. Should have known we would be rained on the whole time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was a good excursion.
Sail Date: August 2018
This was a good excursion. Very educational and impressive to see the glacier. We were just soaking wet and hungry and wanted to get back to the ship. I would suggest bringing some snacks so you can enjoy the 4+ hr excursion that ... Read More
This was a good excursion. Very educational and impressive to see the glacier. We were just soaking wet and hungry and wanted to get back to the ship. I would suggest bringing some snacks so you can enjoy the 4+ hr excursion that doesn't include a meal. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises