Rainforests and Waterfalls of Mendenhall Glacier Private Tour

Enjoy Early Bird Discounts!

PRICE: $500 for 10 people

or $375 for a group up to 4

  • Price: Fixed rate of $500 for up to 10 people. $375 for up to 4 people. Once early bird discounts end, these will change to $600 and $450. 
  • Physical rating: 2 – Easy for most
  • Distance: 4 miles of hiking on even terrain. Sometimes it’s muddy. Some small hills.
  • Duration: 4 hours. 3 hours of hiking and 1 hour for transportation.

An awe-inspiring private tour around the forests of Mendenhall Glacier and Nugget Falls

Be free

You control this tour. Your spontaneity rules and you go where your soul desires. With your close friends and family, you can trek through the rainforest, feel the spray of waterfalls, set your sights on eagles, and excite all your senses with Alaskan wilderness. We video the whole experience too and edit it together into an incredible memory to share with all your friends online. Will they be jealous? Definitely.

Overview

This is our most popular private tour activity. See the best of Mendenhall Glacier at a comfort level that accommodates everyone in the group. Step through the lush rainforest and feel the wind and spray of Nugget Falls as it tumbles almost 400 feet. This relaxing hike is perfect for seeing the crown jewels of Juneau and learn its story from your dedicated guide.

  • Physical rating: 2 – Easy for most
  • Distance: 4 miles of hiking on even terrain. Sometimes it’s muddy.
  • Duration: 4 hours. 3 hours of hiking and 1 hour for transportation.

Ready to book?

Step 1: Select the number of people who will be in your group.
Step 2: Choose a date and a time you would like to book your tour for.
Step 3: Fill out your group details and payment info.
Step 4: Submit your info and everything is confirmed!

Times are available every day on the hour. However, we can probably accommodate other start times if you contact us. 


Prefer to get in touch with us first? Send a message or call to book – 855-610-9724

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in temperate rainforest. It feels like a dreamland in a movie.
  • Learn about natural history of the forest, glacier, and the fascinating mining culture that harnessed its abundant water resources.
  • Search for wildlife like salmon, black bears, porcupines, and a variety of birds. Your guide is trained to keep you safe. Wildlife sightings aren’t guaranteed and our only strategy for seeing them is luck.
  • Gaze at Mendenhall Glacier in the roaring mist of the Nugget Falls waterfall.
  • Receive a free highlights video we shoot of your day with us. Click here to see an example of what you will get.
  • For larger groups, we use headsets that allow everyone to hear EVERYTHING no matter where you are on the trail. Be present the entire time even if you wander off to snap that flower photo.

 

Alternate theme: Smartphone and DSLR Photography Tour

In the past, we offered a smartphone photography and hiking tour on these same trails. We would show you unique photography techniques and features on your camera you may not know about. We aren’t offering this tour in 2018, but you can book this private excursion and simply say you want it themed around photography. We’ll take care of the rest.

 

What’s included

  • Transportation
  • Water resistant daypack
  • Rain ponchos
  • Disposable waterbottle (we encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottle)
  • Energy snacks (feel free to bring your own too)**
  • Headset for hearing your guide from anywhere
  • Highlights video

** No food or flavored drinks are allowed on the trails around Mendenhall Glacier. This is because we have many black bears around and we wish to keep them wild by eating salmon and vegetation. All snacks will stay in the vehicle and can be enjoyed when we return.

 

Want to do more?

If you want to extend the tour or you finish the hike early, some other places we often go are

  • Alaskan Brewing tasting room
  • DIPAC Salmon Hatchery (great for kids)
  • Shrine of St. Therese
  • Eagle Beach

 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation notice must be provided 1 week in advance of the tour to receive a full refund. 

If a cancellation request is received with less than seven days till the tour date, a 50% refund will be provided. No refund is offered if canceled less than 24 hours before the tour. 

Some exceptions exist such as unsafe weather and delayed cruise ships. Refer to our Refund Policy for details. Rain rarely qualifies as a reason to cancel a tour. 

Adventure Flow reserves the right to cancel and fully refund the tour for any reason.

Enjoy Early Bird Discounts! 

PRICE: $500 for 10 people

or $375 for a group up to 4

  • Price: Fixed rate of $500 for up to 10 people. $375 for up to 4 people. Once early bird discounts end, these will change to $600 and $450. 
  • Physical rating: 2 – Easy for most
  • Distance: 4 miles of hiking on even terrain. Sometimes it’s muddy. Some small hills.
  • Duration: 4 hours. 3 hours of hiking and 1 hour for transportation.

Where do we go?

The trails on the east side of the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area! Specifically we hike on the Trail of Time and Nugget Falls Trail.

Where do we meet?

Many of you are on a cruise ship, so we meet near the Mt. Robert’s Tram in a bus pickup lot of the cruise ship terminal. If you are staying at a hotel or B&B we pick you up right at your front door.

Cruise Ship Meeting Location

Look out for our black mini-bus to pick you up.

All tours operating at the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area are under permit with the Tongass National Forest. Adventure Flow is an equal opportunity service provider.