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!
Mendenhall is pretty but not as impressive at the Tracy arm glaciers.
Mendenhall is pretty but not as impressive at the Tracy arm glaciers.
Mendenhall is pretty but not as impressive at the Tracy arm glaciers. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A highlight of the cruise.
A highlight of the cruise. The glaciers probably won't be around much longer, but we're glad we got an firsthand experience walking on one before it's gone!
A highlight of the cruise. The glaciers probably won't be around much longer, but we're glad we got an firsthand experience walking on one before it's gone! Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
ok, glacier was excellent, but the stops at Caribou crossing was total touristy
ok, glacier was excellent, but the stops at Caribou crossing was total touristy
ok, glacier was excellent, but the stops at Caribou crossing was total touristy Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
my mobility scooter was taken by the driver (she both times) and easily put under the bus.
my mobility scooter was taken by the driver (she both times) and easily put under the bus. i got around mendenhall glacier by myself w/my scooter and had a great day. wonder scenary and great pictures. dropped off at bus depot and took ... Read More
my mobility scooter was taken by the driver (she both times) and easily put under the bus. i got around mendenhall glacier by myself w/my scooter and had a great day. wonder scenary and great pictures. dropped off at bus depot and took myself around town and shopping. no problems getting around at all. even in very busy shops. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Everything went smoothly.
Everything went smoothly. Glacier has receded so much since last time. Not Princess's fault.
Everything went smoothly. Glacier has receded so much since last time. Not Princess's fault. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The glacier gardens were beautiful and in full bloom.
The glacier gardens were beautiful and in full bloom. The creative way of using fallen tree trunks (planted inverted into the ground the root area filled with topsoil and leaves. Great chance to see the Mendenhall Glacier from a fairly ... Read More
The glacier gardens were beautiful and in full bloom. The creative way of using fallen tree trunks (planted inverted into the ground the root area filled with topsoil and leaves. Great chance to see the Mendenhall Glacier from a fairly close observation point near the end of the Nugget Falls trail. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Was only there an hour.
Was only there an hour. This was combined with whale watching. Lots of visitors at this glacier. Wished we could have explored more with more time.
Was only there an hour. This was combined with whale watching. Lots of visitors at this glacier. Wished we could have explored more with more time. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The actual excursion was great.
The actual excursion was great. The bus that took us there was awful. The AC didn't work, it was like a sauna inside and felt like the wheels were going to fall off the bus while it was in motion to the point we considered taking a ... Read More
The actual excursion was great. The bus that took us there was awful. The AC didn't work, it was like a sauna inside and felt like the wheels were going to fall off the bus while it was in motion to the point we considered taking a cab back to the pier. It was the same tour operator as the excursion in Ketchikan and the bus had the same issues. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Took a bus to Mendenhall Glacier and walked around for @ 3 hours.
Took a bus to Mendenhall Glacier and walked around for @ 3 hours. We weren't rushed and had plenty of time to view the glacier, walk to Nugget Falls and also walk to the bridge over the creek where we saw blue herons.
Took a bus to Mendenhall Glacier and walked around for @ 3 hours. We weren't rushed and had plenty of time to view the glacier, walk to Nugget Falls and also walk to the bridge over the creek where we saw blue herons. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Liquid Alaska Mendenhall Glacier Canoe/Hike 10 on a scale of 5
Liquid Alaska Mendenhall Glacier Canoe/Hike 10 on a scale of 5
Liquid Alaska Mendenhall Glacier Canoe/Hike 10 on a scale of 5 Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Strenuous activity but good view of Mendenhall glacier and great experience with the Rainforest.
Strenuous activity but good view of Mendenhall glacier and great experience with the Rainforest.
Strenuous activity but good view of Mendenhall glacier and great experience with the Rainforest. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Good visitors center
Good visitors center
Good visitors center Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Glacier is getting smaller, very sad to see.
Glacier is getting smaller, very sad to see. Enjoyed the salmon bake way more than I thought tons of food.
Glacier is getting smaller, very sad to see. Enjoyed the salmon bake way more than I thought tons of food. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
For our day in Juneau I had pre-purchased a package of two trips (one for Juneau and one for ...
For our day in Juneau I had pre-purchased a package of two trips (one for Juneau and one for Skagway). The Juneau trip was a combo of whale watching and a quick stop at the Mendenhall Glacier. Both of these were great. Once we were out of ... Read More
For our day in Juneau I had pre-purchased a package of two trips (one for Juneau and one for Skagway). The Juneau trip was a combo of whale watching and a quick stop at the Mendenhall Glacier. Both of these were great. Once we were out of the theater, we were off the ship in minutes and found our bus and got on board. One of the most comfortable large buses I have been on and our driver was hilarious. One bad (grandpa-type) joke a minute. Mason loved him. He is still talking about his jokes. We drove to a nice size boat, boarded and headed out to find whales. I think all-in-all we saw about 10. I never thought I could be blase about seeing whales but we have seen so many on this cruise. We also got to see sea lions, an otter and a few bald eagles. I think the kids got tired of it after a while but they did enjoy it. Did I mention I have the best grandkids in the world? They are so patient. I don't think I heard them even once complain about waiting in line. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Mendenhall Glacier and was the waterfall were awesome.
Mendenhall Glacier and was the waterfall were awesome.
Mendenhall Glacier and was the waterfall were awesome. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
There is a shuttle bus that takes you from town to the glacier and back to town.
There is a shuttle bus that takes you from town to the glacier and back to town. There is a visitor's center that gives you information about the glacier and there is a movie that describes global warming and how the glacier has ... Read More
There is a shuttle bus that takes you from town to the glacier and back to town. There is a visitor's center that gives you information about the glacier and there is a movie that describes global warming and how the glacier has receded over the years. Nice trails to the glacier and to Nugget Falls. 2 hours spent there. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Incredible to be on top of a glacier!
Incredible to be on top of a glacier! Views were magnificent.
Incredible to be on top of a glacier! Views were magnificent. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Glacier tour guides were informative and helpful.
Glacier tour guides were informative and helpful. One walked along with my mother and I to make sure she was safe. She was given ski pokes when we landed making it much easier for her to traverse the ice.
Glacier tour guides were informative and helpful. One walked along with my mother and I to make sure she was safe. She was given ski pokes when we landed making it much easier for her to traverse the ice. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Above and Beyond tour company was very professional and had wonderful guides.
Above and Beyond tour company was very professional and had wonderful guides. Took the Mendenhall Glacier Canoe and Trek excursion.
Above and Beyond tour company was very professional and had wonderful guides. Took the Mendenhall Glacier Canoe and Trek excursion. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Interesting view of the glacier, and small visitors center.
Interesting view of the glacier, and small visitors center. Would have liked more time, but we were late arriving there due to a traffic accident.
Interesting view of the glacier, and small visitors center. Would have liked more time, but we were late arriving there due to a traffic accident. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
glacier was not informative.
glacier was not informative. Salmon bake was just ok.
glacier was not informative. Salmon bake was just ok. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Beautiful scenery.
Beautiful scenery. Up-close waterfall hike.
Beautiful scenery. Up-close waterfall hike. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The excursion was awesome, the time was just too short.
The excursion was awesome, the time was just too short. We had barely enough time to see the glacier and waterfall, we never got to see the visitors center.
The excursion was awesome, the time was just too short. We had barely enough time to see the glacier and waterfall, we never got to see the visitors center. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was beautiful and I recommend booking outside but the problem is you really don't know if the ...
This was beautiful and I recommend booking outside but the problem is you really don't know if the cruise line owns what's available right of ship also. We wanted to benefit Alaskans in Alaska.
This was beautiful and I recommend booking outside but the problem is you really don't know if the cruise line owns what's available right of ship also. We wanted to benefit Alaskans in Alaska. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Alaskan Dream Cruises
Also included hatchery and salmon bake.
Also included hatchery and salmon bake. Food was great; glacier was awesome.
Also included hatchery and salmon bake. Food was great; glacier was awesome. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line