Juneau Mendenhall Glacier & Gardens Tour

This fully guided Alaska tour begins in downtown Juneau en route to the Rainforest Gardens. Tour the colorful lower garden that includes amazingly designed landscapes and a cascading stream, and hear the history behind the garden's notorious upside down trees.

Your tour guide will then gather your group to board a covered shuttle for a mile-long, narrated rainforest adventure. Long daylight hours make for stunning forest displays as you wind your way to an elevation of 580 feet. From this bird's eye view, you can soak in breathtaking views of the Mendenhall Valley, Chilkat Mountains and Gastineau Channel.

Next up is Juneau's star attraction, the Mendenhall Glacier, the largest, most rugged glacier accessible by road. Take a few minutes to walk along the scenic trails, snap photos at the look out, and chat with the U.S. Forest Service in the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center.

Please note: This tour operation is under permit with the Tongass National Forest and is an equal opportunity provider.

Duration: 3.75 hours (Roundtrip transportation from cruise ship terminal. Free time at Glacier Gardens: 1.5 hours. Free time at Mendenhall Glacier: 1 hour.)


  • Roundtrip transportation from cruise ship terminal

Duration: 3.75 hours. Tour times below are approximate:

  • 30 minutes transport to Glacier Gardens
  • 1.5 hours Glacier Gardens visit
  • 15 minutes transfer to the Mendenhall Glacier
  • 1 hour Mendenhall Glacier Visit
  • 30 minutes transport to cruise ship terminal

Do you offer any discounts or promotions?

We offer the local wholesale rates for all of our tours because we feel that everyone should get the same lowest price possible regardless of how many excursions you book. No tricks, no gimmicks, no hidden fees.

Do you offer tours for large groups?

Definitely, arrangements of tours for groups or large families are possible. Please contact us with your group requirements.

Can multiple families book this tour and be together?

Yes! Multiple families may join the same tour as long as adequate space is available and the maximum is not exceeded.

What happens if my ship is delayed getting into port?

If your ship is late, please call your tour operator so that your tour time can be adjusted. If an alternate tour time is not compatible with your schedule, your ticket will be fully refunded with no fees or penalty.

What if my tour is cancelled due to bad weather?

All tours that cancel because of weather will be fully refunded with no fees or penalties.

Where do I meet the tour operator to be picked up for my excursion?

All tours pick-up either at your cruise ship or within a short walking distance of your cruise ship unless otherwise noted. When you purchase your excursion, your ticket will be sent to you via email with detailed meeting instructions and emergency contact information. If you have any questions relating to a specific excursion, please contact the tour operator listed on your ticket.

How close is the pick-up location to the cruise ship?

This will vary from port to port. Most excursions meet you either in front of your cruise ship or within a maximum 5-10 minute walk from your ship unless otherwise noted. All pertinent directions and details will be listed on your ticket.

What happens if the excursion runs late and I miss my ship?

We guarantee that your tour will return on time. If you were to miss your cruise ship because the tour did not return on time, we will comp your hotel, food, and flight costs associated with meeting your cruise ship the next day. We have never had a passenger miss their ship.

Does the tour include transportation?

Yes. All tours pick up from the main cruise ship terminal and include round-trip transportation unless otherwise specified for the specific tour.

What if I am unable to print my ticket before I arrive in port?

All reservations are saved under the name you purchased your excursions and are kept on file with your tour operator. Having your tickets in-hand is the optimal choice to avoid confusion because the directions and meeting instructions are included. Please contact us if you are unable to print the tickets.

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Duration: 3.75 hours

Number of Passengers *

Adult: $78.75

Child (2-12): $63.00

Lap Child (Under 2): $0.00

  • Alaska Shore Excursions
  • 212 Admiral Way Ste. 5 Juneau, Alaska 99801
  • 1-888-586-8489