Tour

OVERVIEW

Experience 3 iconic Alaskan adventures—flightseeing, glacier hiking, and packrafting—all in just 5 hours! This is Juneau’s first multi-sport adventure of this kind. Packrafting is one of the fastest growing sports in Alaska.

  • PRICE: $789
  • DURATION: 5 HOURS
  • ACTIVITY LEVEL: MODERATE TO STRENUOUS
  • LOCATION: JUNEAU

Tour

DETAILS

This Packraft adventure begins with boarding a six-passenger floatplane and taking off from the water. The scenic flight will head towards the mouth of the Taku Inlet, a gateway to flowing glaciers of the Juneau icefield. Keep an eye out for mountain goats, black bears and moose along the way. After landing on the Norris Glacier fed lake, hike over the glacially carved terrain to a cove where your packraft awaits. From here, you will be outfitted in single person packrafts and introduced paddling techniques by your guides. Once you launch your packraft, your paddle to the glacier will take you past icebergs, all while taking in the stunning mountain and glacier landscapes around you.

As you approach the glacier, prepare to beach your boat right on the Norris Glacier, your guide will assist you in getting out of your packraft and into micro-spikes. Explore the moonscape-like area of the glacier all by foot and get panoramic views of Norris and Taku glaciers. Look for crevasses, glacier pools, moulins, and other incredible ice features. Glacier features come and go throughout the season, just like the ebb and flow of our glaciers. Upon completion of your glacier hike, slide back into your packraft and paddle back to shore. Your floatplane awaits to take you back to Juneau. A world class adventure awaits you at the Norris!

  • INCLUDED: Professional Guides, Roundtrip van transport from meeting location, All paddling equipment & glacier gear, US Forest Service permits, Rain gear (hooded jacket, rubber boots, and pants), Hearty, healthy snacks & bottled water, All glacier safety gear including helmet, micro-spikes, harness, and trekking poles if needed

  • RESTRICTIONS: Children between the ages of 10-14 will be outfitted in a tandem packraft with an adult. Children must be able to swim and confidently paddle a double packraft with an adult.

  • SIZE RESTRICTIONS: Weight limit of 250 pounds per person due to float-plane weight capacity. The smallest shoe size we can accommodate is youth 2 size. Largest shoe size we can accommodate is men’s size 14.

  • CANCELLATION: Cancellations must be made at least 7 days prior to departure in order to receive a full refund.

  • WHAT TO WEAR: This trip operates in all weather conditions (barring unsafe conditions, to be determined by ABAK) – it is very important to dress to get wet. Wear breathable layers, comfortable closed-toed shoes

  • MEETING INSTRUCTIONS: The “C” Sign, located near the cruise ship docks directly between Mt. Roberts Tramway and the green Taku Smokeries building, is the centralized downtown meeting location for all clients in the downtown area, including the majority of cruise ship passengers.

  • WAIVER FORM: Every participant must sign a waiver form at the start of the trip. Alterations and/or deletions to the waiver are not permitted.

    • Due to various fitness abilities and weather variables, we prefer clients not schedule other excursions directly before or after our trip. Please let us know if your clients have another excursion booked on the same day.
    • Due to the inherent risks involved, we do not permit women at any stage of pregnancy to participate in this trek.