Shore Excursion Details

Mendenhall Glacier, Hatchery & Gardens

Juneau, Alaska

Mendenhall Glacier, Hatchery & Gardens


  • 41/2
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Accessibility
  • Family Recommended

This tour combines the splendor of visiting Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area with a comfortable trip into the rainforest at Glacier Gardens. Your journey begins with a visit to Alaska's most accessible glacier, the Mendenhall. There you will be able to view the glacier, tour the adjacent visitor center, and explore the outlying trails and viewpoints during your 75 minute stay. Next you're off to Glacier Gardens where you'll board a guided tram vehicle and climb up through the temperate rainforest to a scenic viewing platform that offers alpine views of the surrounding mountains, waterways and islands. Upon your return to the base area, you'll have time to visit the Gardens pavilion and view the variety of botanical plants that thrive in the local climate. Finally, you'll visit the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery and learn about the facility's positive impact on Alaska's prized fishing industry through the implementation of ocean ranching.

Need to Know:

Note: This tour operates under a special use permit issued by the U.S. Forest Service. Wheelchair access may be limited, please call 1.866.625.1167 for assistance. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public. Lift buses are not able to accommodate Motorized Scooters, however manual wheelchairs can be used.

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Excursion Type:

Historical Landmarks

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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