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!
Same tour as Whale Watching tour - did both.
Sail Date: June 2019
Same tour as Whale Watching tour - did both.
Same tour as Whale Watching tour - did both. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Hiked to waterfall and Mendenhall Glacier - short easy walk on pathway to view nature's splendor!
Sail Date: June 2019
Hiked to waterfall and Mendenhall Glacier - short easy walk on pathway to view nature's splendor!
Hiked to waterfall and Mendenhall Glacier - short easy walk on pathway to view nature's splendor! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Wonderful excursion!
Sail Date: June 2019
Wonderful excursion! Totally recommend! Friendly staff who took the time to walk around and talk to the travelers. We were able to see humpback whales, sea lions and a pod of Orcas! Which we were explained, do not show themselves very ... Read More
Wonderful excursion! Totally recommend! Friendly staff who took the time to walk around and talk to the travelers. We were able to see humpback whales, sea lions and a pod of Orcas! Which we were explained, do not show themselves very much. The Mendenhall Glacier was great, lots of trails to explore and the waterfall was awesome! Don't miss this trip! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Took a city bus and walked 1.5 miles to the park visitor center.
Sail Date: June 2019
Took a city bus and walked 1.5 miles to the park visitor center. The center was very busy but we took the nugget falls (not nugget creek) trail to the falls and that was very scenic. The whole trip only cost $18 for both of us. If you ... Read More
Took a city bus and walked 1.5 miles to the park visitor center. The center was very busy but we took the nugget falls (not nugget creek) trail to the falls and that was very scenic. The whole trip only cost $18 for both of us. If you have the time and don't mind waling this was a good option. The bus was very busy however Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We took a tour that combined whale watching with a trip out to Mendenhall Glacier.
Sail Date: June 2019
We took a tour that combined whale watching with a trip out to Mendenhall Glacier. We had about an hour to spend here, and it's important to note that one of the hikes is about 45 minutes. This one gets you a little closer to the ... Read More
We took a tour that combined whale watching with a trip out to Mendenhall Glacier. We had about an hour to spend here, and it's important to note that one of the hikes is about 45 minutes. This one gets you a little closer to the glacier. There is a short hike for photo opportunities. Overall, this piece of the entire excursion was short, and it didn't compare to the glaciers we saw on board the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The last time I visited the Mendenhall Glacier I didn't have time to go out to the falls.
Sail Date: June 2019
The last time I visited the Mendenhall Glacier I didn't have time to go out to the falls. This time I got a shuttle bus that runs every 30 minutes so I had all the time I needed. Both drivers were very informative and made trip to ... Read More
The last time I visited the Mendenhall Glacier I didn't have time to go out to the falls. This time I got a shuttle bus that runs every 30 minutes so I had all the time I needed. Both drivers were very informative and made trip to and from the Glacier enjoyable, Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We took a helicopter and landed on Mendenhall Glacier.
Sail Date: June 2019
We took a helicopter and landed on Mendenhall Glacier. We spent 2-hours climbing/hiking around the glacier.
We took a helicopter and landed on Mendenhall Glacier. We spent 2-hours climbing/hiking around the glacier. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The weather made the hike kind of a slog, but that's not the operators fault.
Sail Date: June 2019
The weather made the hike kind of a slog, but that's not the operators fault. Also included a successful whale watch.
The weather made the hike kind of a slog, but that's not the operators fault. Also included a successful whale watch. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Went to the visitor center at the glacier but it was way overcrowded because it had started raining.
Sail Date: June 2019
Went to the visitor center at the glacier but it was way overcrowded because it had started raining. My wife was shocked at how much the Glacier had receded since her last visit a few years ago.
Went to the visitor center at the glacier but it was way overcrowded because it had started raining. My wife was shocked at how much the Glacier had receded since her last visit a few years ago. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Loved it and took the short hike to the glacier and waterfall.
Sail Date: June 2019
Loved it and took the short hike to the glacier and waterfall. It's a must to take the short hike; the serene scene takes you away with natural beauty! After the hike, we had time to shop in Juneau and stopped at the Amalga ... Read More
Loved it and took the short hike to the glacier and waterfall. It's a must to take the short hike; the serene scene takes you away with natural beauty! After the hike, we had time to shop in Juneau and stopped at the Amalga Distillery. What a cool place to visit! We also had lunch at the Fish and chips place right on the dock. It's unassuming, but the salmon chowder in a bread bowl was the best soup I've ever eaten! :) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was a beautiful place.
Sail Date: June 2019
This was a beautiful place. We didn't have enough time to do the trails to get close to the water fall but the viewing area close to the visitors center was beautiful. We were able to see both the waterfall and the glacier good from ... Read More
This was a beautiful place. We didn't have enough time to do the trails to get close to the water fall but the viewing area close to the visitors center was beautiful. We were able to see both the waterfall and the glacier good from there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This tour gave us the most time at the glacier.
Sail Date: June 2019
This tour gave us the most time at the glacier. The bus driver was from California and he told corny jokes and gave us a bit of a canned commentary as we toured through town. We ate at the Hanger on the way back because we were starving ... Read More
This tour gave us the most time at the glacier. The bus driver was from California and he told corny jokes and gave us a bit of a canned commentary as we toured through town. We ate at the Hanger on the way back because we were starving and it was too late for dinner. Meal was expensive, but acceptable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
We had originally booked the airboat/helicopter with hike on glacier.
Sail Date: June 2019
We had originally booked the airboat/helicopter with hike on glacier. It was canceled due to weather. The ship staff was able to get us on the Mendenhall Glacier/ whale adventure. First time seeing a glacier was breathtaking. As soon ... Read More
We had originally booked the airboat/helicopter with hike on glacier. It was canceled due to weather. The ship staff was able to get us on the Mendenhall Glacier/ whale adventure. First time seeing a glacier was breathtaking. As soon as you exit the bus you can see it. There was an information/ history building you can tour. Wouldn’t recommend. Too crowded and no way to really see stuff. It had a short video on glaciers but you can look that up on line. I would recommend going on the trails to explore. Wish we had had time to go to the waterfall. Time seemed a little short but might have been doable if we had skipped the welcome center. Bus driver was very entertaining with jokes and great information on the area and glaciers. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice bus ride to glacier before whale watching.
Sail Date: June 2019
Nice bus ride to glacier before whale watching. Given an hour to wander around and take photos. Saw at least 10 bald eagles on the drive from port to glacier.
Nice bus ride to glacier before whale watching. Given an hour to wander around and take photos. Saw at least 10 bald eagles on the drive from port to glacier. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Technically it was the Mendenhall Glacier and Salmon bake.
Sail Date: June 2019
Technically it was the Mendenhall Glacier and Salmon bake. Also stopped by a hatchery. The salmon was quite good, just watch the glaze if you are not into sweet things on your food.
Technically it was the Mendenhall Glacier and Salmon bake. Also stopped by a hatchery. The salmon was quite good, just watch the glaze if you are not into sweet things on your food. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This glacier is beautiful.
Sail Date: June 2019
This glacier is beautiful. You can get here by bus from Juneau without booking a tour. Make sure to catch it and Nugget Falls.
This glacier is beautiful. You can get here by bus from Juneau without booking a tour. Make sure to catch it and Nugget Falls. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
We just drove here and looked at it.
Sail Date: June 2019
We just drove here and looked at it. Nothing special
We just drove here and looked at it. Nothing special Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
HAL did not provide our tickets and we missed the first bus while getting them printed.
Sail Date: June 2019
HAL did not provide our tickets and we missed the first bus while getting them printed. Tour operator got us on a later bus.
HAL did not provide our tickets and we missed the first bus while getting them printed. Tour operator got us on a later bus. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Booked our own taxi from dock.
Sail Date: June 2019
Booked our own taxi from dock. Great experience, easy walk to Nugget Falls
Booked our own taxi from dock. Great experience, easy walk to Nugget Falls Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The Glacier part of the tour was not too exciting as they took you towards the Glacier but you were ...
Sail Date: June 2019
The Glacier part of the tour was not too exciting as they took you towards the Glacier but you were still a long way from it. Then you caught a bus to the Whale Watching harbor. Our guides and captain were terrific, they made sure we saw ... Read More
The Glacier part of the tour was not too exciting as they took you towards the Glacier but you were still a long way from it. Then you caught a bus to the Whale Watching harbor. Our guides and captain were terrific, they made sure we saw lots of whales. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was a nice walking tour and the views of the glacier and Nugget Falls was nice.
Sail Date: May 2019
It was a nice walking tour and the views of the glacier and Nugget Falls was nice. Inside there is a short movie and educational things to see. Easy 45 minute round trip walk
It was a nice walking tour and the views of the glacier and Nugget Falls was nice. Inside there is a short movie and educational things to see. Easy 45 minute round trip walk Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was our only NCL excursion.
Sail Date: May 2019
This was our only NCL excursion. Worth every penny of it, once in a lifetime experience. Copter ride over mountains and glaciers landing on Mendenhall Glacier at the dogsled camp. We all got to take different positions on the sleds, way ... Read More
This was our only NCL excursion. Worth every penny of it, once in a lifetime experience. Copter ride over mountains and glaciers landing on Mendenhall Glacier at the dogsled camp. We all got to take different positions on the sleds, way cool. Got to know the dogs as well. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Express bus out to Mendenhall visitor centre.
Sail Date: May 2019
Express bus out to Mendenhall visitor centre. Walked to the falls.
Express bus out to Mendenhall visitor centre. Walked to the falls. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Great tour.
Sail Date: May 2019
Great tour. Nice hike to an awesome viewing of waterfall and glacier. Tram up the mountain was great. Saw bald eagle in the tree tops
Great tour. Nice hike to an awesome viewing of waterfall and glacier. Tram up the mountain was great. Saw bald eagle in the tree tops Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Beautiful glacier and short hike to waterfall but WAY TOO CROWDED with all the ships in port ...
Sail Date: May 2019
Beautiful glacier and short hike to waterfall but WAY TOO CROWDED with all the ships in port sending people in big buses at the same time.
Beautiful glacier and short hike to waterfall but WAY TOO CROWDED with all the ships in port sending people in big buses at the same time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises