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 took the Mendenhall Glacier Explorer tour, which really is just a bus ride to the Mendenhall ...
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
Sail Date May 2019
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.
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
Sail Date May 2019
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 ...
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
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was essentially a bus ride to the Mendenhall Glacier.
This was essentially a bus ride to the Mendenhall Glacier. We had a great time walking around the park where the glacier is. The bus was comfortable.
This was essentially a bus ride to the Mendenhall Glacier. We had a great time walking around the park where the glacier is. The bus was comfortable. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We took an independent bus to Mendenhall.
We took an independent bus to Mendenhall. They were located off the cruise port. This allowed us to spend an unlimited time there. We walked the mile trail to the glacier and falls which were magnificent. When we returned to Juneau we ... Read More
We took an independent bus to Mendenhall. They were located off the cruise port. This allowed us to spend an unlimited time there. We walked the mile trail to the glacier and falls which were magnificent. When we returned to Juneau we walked around the city which was lovely. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
I had to see it one more time before it totally recedes.
I had to see it one more time before it totally recedes. It was beautiful.
I had to see it one more time before it totally recedes. It was beautiful. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Good tour, but it rained the entire time.
Good tour, but it rained the entire time. The glacier was beautiful, but we didn't get into the visitor's center till 7:15pm and they closed at 7:30pm. When they close, they close!
Good tour, but it rained the entire time. The glacier was beautiful, but we didn't get into the visitor's center till 7:15pm and they closed at 7:30pm. When they close, they close! Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Mendenhall Glacier was beautiful, went to the salmon hatchery as well - that was fun.
Mendenhall Glacier was beautiful, went to the salmon hatchery as well - that was fun. The best part was the SALMON BAKE. You have to do it!!
Mendenhall Glacier was beautiful, went to the salmon hatchery as well - that was fun. The best part was the SALMON BAKE. You have to do it!! Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great guide and beautiful rainforest and glacier
Great guide and beautiful rainforest and glacier
Great guide and beautiful rainforest and glacier Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Trip to Mendenhall Glacier on the bus was comfortable.
Trip to Mendenhall Glacier on the bus was comfortable. The driver was brand new - it was his first day - needs to be more interactive with the people. Glacier and Waterfall were beautiful. Staff at the visitor's center were
Trip to Mendenhall Glacier on the bus was comfortable. The driver was brand new - it was his first day - needs to be more interactive with the people. Glacier and Waterfall were beautiful. Staff at the visitor's center were exceptional! Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The glacier was beautiful.
The glacier was beautiful. We did a salmon bake afterwards and it was exceptionally good food. Cold and rainy but that it just Juneau in May. Our bus driver, Hunter, was amazing and gave a great tour. We say a black bear on the side of ... Read More
The glacier was beautiful. We did a salmon bake afterwards and it was exceptionally good food. Cold and rainy but that it just Juneau in May. Our bus driver, Hunter, was amazing and gave a great tour. We say a black bear on the side of the road and thought it was fake until he turned his head!! Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great price, took us directly to the Glacier and we stayed there the rest of the afternoon hiking ...
Great price, took us directly to the Glacier and we stayed there the rest of the afternoon hiking and taking photos.
Great price, took us directly to the Glacier and we stayed there the rest of the afternoon hiking and taking photos. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We thought we were going to be able to get closer than we did, and didn't have as much time as we ...
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
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
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
Beautiful, bring your walking shoes and a good jacket if it’s winter Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Mendenhall Glacier is beautiful and the Park staff are friendly and helpful.
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
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We were only at the Mendenhall Glacier for 75 minutes, which was barely time to hurry down the ...
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
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was a beautiful day.
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
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Absolutely gorgeous - went to Mendenhall Glacier (after the Gardens - which were not that great ...
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
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Short trip to the glacier after a ride through town and a stop at the fish hatchery.
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
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The Mendenhall Glacier part was just OK.
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
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a very scenic excursion.
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
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great time hiking the trails, visiting the Visitor Center.
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
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Beautiful scenery.
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
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We took a bus through the town of Juneau and then to the Glacier.
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
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
George the bus driver was quite a good host.
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
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line