We're going on a 14 day cruise stating may 27, and I can't wait!
We want to go to Mendenhall Glacier. All the shore excursions that go there also go to other places. We went on one two years ago, but , in my opinion, not enough time was at the glacier.
Are there shuttle busses at the dock that will take people to and from the glacier so that we can spend more than one hour there. We need more time since my husband is handicapped and can't walk fast. By the time we got to the look-out spot it was time to go.
We were hoping to be able to take our time and leave when we wanted to.
Take a cab. There are cabs waiting at the dock when you get off the ship. (I'm from Juneau, so I take a cab out to the airport and rent a car).
Take the cab drivers number so you can call him back around. No worries, the visitor center won't let you be stranded either.
FYI, there's nothing that says you have to stay on the viewing platform. You can walk all the way out to the glacier. Really. It's like a beach walk.
The last time we went, we got there hours before the cruise buses did. I was out next to the waterfall, and looked back at all the tourists on the viewing area. Many came out when they noticed us. The locals go out all time, but you won't see them when the ships are in. It's my favorite place ever.
Tlingit who loves cruising in Alaska.
There shoudl be toure busses by independent companies directly to the glaveir when you get off of the ship. Walk a little to the left and find a circular parking area. That is where they pickup. The cost is nominal per person and it goes dirctly to the park.
Contrary to rumor, no city bus goes all the way into the park itself.
It is worth seeing - we had a terrific bear sighting there.