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Old April 8th, 2003, 09:12 PM
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I am planning on a side trip to Mendenhall Glacier, I was going tobook the cruise tour for $39, but have heard of a shuttlebus for $10. Is the bus easy to catch and is there usually space available. I will be going in August.
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There is a big difference in your above options- a tour is not the same as the shuttle. Tours will give you a drive by commentary on downtown Juneau - point out sights, usually stop at Lemon Creek, take you to Alaska Uni and Chaple on the Lake , the independents (only "tours" I recommend for about $20) also usually take you to Douglas Island for a quick photo of your ship across the bay. The shuttle only goes back and forth to Mendenhall and indeed is $10 RT. The tours have about a 20 min stop at Mendenhall but includes the $3 visitor center admission, the shuttles do not. If going to Mendenhall is your interest, there are a range of scheduled ranger programs, good hiking, 3 1/2 mile East Loop trail and 3/4 mile Interpretive trail, get the guide sheet. Be certain to get a shuttle seat as soon as you disembark, MGT has a booth set up at the dock.
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Karen,

Thanks for the information, I think I will stick with the tour.

Julie
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does anyone know of a name of a really good local tour
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Old April 11th, 2003, 08:09 PM
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MGT and Last Frontier both have "good" independent tours and shuttles to the Mendenhall Glacier. Quality of the tour is often dependent upon the knowledge of the driver/guide
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I have gone with MGT and thought they ran an excellent tour for the price. Currently they are $20pp
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Old April 12th, 2003, 08:13 AM
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I have gone with MGT and thought they ran an excellent tour for the price. Currently they are $20pp

do you have thei email address
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Old April 13th, 2003, 11:46 AM
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www.mightygreattrips.com


thanks we now have to decide which of their tours
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