Our Top Alaska Excursions

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Top Alaska Excursions

Ketchikan | Skagway | Juneau | Haines | Victoria


Ketchikan


Sea Cycle Tour:  Designed for two people, the high-performance pontoon-style pedal boat offers hands-free operation so you can take pictures of your picturesque surroundings. This approximately three-hour tour is limited to just ten people, so you’ll have the luxury of having your guide all to yourself.

https://alaskaseacycletours.com/

Deadliest Catch fans will LOVE the Bering Sea Crab Fishermen’s Tour – 100% wheelchair and scooter accessible. See wildlife, view the wildlife tank, hear fisherman’s stories.

http://alaskacrabtour.com/

George Inlet Lodge Crab Feast: (book through your ship). You can do this one by boat, HOVERCRAFT (yes!) or floatplane: https://catchcrabs.com/tours/

Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show (ask your cruise line to price match- it’s cheaper to book direct). HOT tip- this website also offers other combo tours:

https://alaskanlumberjackshow.com/

For a walk through a bear sanctuary (Great tour, but pack bug repellant! You will see bears!)

http://www.alaskarainforest.com

Rainforest Family Adventure for the whole family!  Enjoy an short ride to Saxman Native Village where your electric buggy is waiting. Embark on a beautiful journey to experience the beauty of a SE Alaska Rainforest, then sit around the campire and roast marshmallows.

https://www.ketchikanoutdoors.com/rainforest-family-adventure/

If your budget allows, Misty Fjords flightseeing is awe inspiring:

http://spiritofalaskatours.com/Tours/Misty-Fjords-Flightseeing.html


Skagway


White Pass and Yukon Route rail is a MUST in Skagway. Most people book through their ship as the train will pull right up to your dock! Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, the White Pass & Yukon Route is a marvel of engineering despite the harsh weather and challenging geography faced by thousands of railroad construction workers.

https://wpyr.com/

Take a small bus tour with Dyea Dave’s tours. Their buses are easily accessible and you will be given a great tour. The most popular tour is The Emerald Lake Tour, from 8am to 3pm, which stops many times for photos and once for lunch at a restaurant. You must bring your PASSPORT for our tours.

http://www.dyeadavetours.com/

Yukon Discovery: The Yukon Discovery is a full-day, guided trip from Skagway into Canada’s Yukon Territory. Starting right outside the dock, climb north in a comfortable mini-coach, gaining almost 3,000 ft. up and over the White Pass summit and entering first British Columbia and then Yukon Territory. It’s not uncommon to see moose, caribou, sheep or bears along the remote Klondike Highway. Stopping in Carcross, Yukon provides time to visit with husky dog teams and the cute puppies as well. After lunch, continue on to Emerald Lake. pictures.

https://skagwayshoretours.com/tour/yukon-discovery/

Another option for the White Pass is a rail and train combo:

https://chilkootcharters.com/

Laughton Glacier Wilderness Hike and White Pass Railway Adventure. Your trip to the Laughton Glacier combines a scenic train ride aboard the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railway with a wilderness trek to the magnificent Laughton Glacier, an adventure you won’t soon forget.

http://www.packerexpeditions.com/skagway-day-tours/laughton-glacier-wilderness-hike-and-white-pass-train/

Glacier Point Wilderness Safari Tour

This 6 hour tour will Travel through rain forests and fjords while taking in some of Alaska’s most impressive scenery. The outstanding sights will range from wildflowers to expansive mountains, and eventually open up to jaw-dropping views of the Davidson Glacier. Includes a picnic lunch: https://alaska-shoreexcursions.com/skagway/glacier-point-wilderness-safari-tour


Juneau


An excellent website for researching Juneau is:

https://www.traveljuneau.co

A great way to experience the Salmon Bake and Mendenahll Glacier in a combo tour. Our favorite is the “Best of Juneau” – whale watching, a trip to Mendenhall Glacier and a salmon bake:

https://www.alaskatraveladventures.com/

Taku Lodge Feast & 5-Glacier Discovery:

https://www.wingsairways.com/

Seaplane access to Alaska’s famous Taku Glacier Lodge features classic aircraft, true wilderness, 5-massive glaciers, bears, dog sledding roots, seafood and exclusive glacier view dining!

Everybody loves Harv and Marv’s for whale watching:  

https://www.harvandmarvs-alaska-whale-watching.com/

Mendenhall Glacier Trek with Above and Beyond Alaska:

https://beyondak.com/

Juneau Food Tours is owned and operated by Midgi, who is a local food writer and blogger. Food is her passion! Each tasting location has been chosen especially for Juneau Food Tours guests and is enough for a filling lunch.

https://www.juneaufoodtours.com/

Whale watching with https://allenmarinetours.com

On a sunny day, visit Mt. Roberts: http://mountrobertstramway.com/ $35 adults, $18 kids

For a once in a lifetime (and pricey) adventure, the Juneau Glacier Dogsled tour via Helipcter is a memorable splurge: https://alaska-shoreexcursions.com/juneau/glacier-dogsled-extended-tour-via-helicopter-tour


Haines


Research and daydream at: http://www.visithaines.com/

Our favorite tour in Haines- a 4X4 adventure – great for ALL ages, excellent food. Incredible views!

http://takshanukmountaintrail.com/

Rafting tours! Specializing in private and small group raft trips through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.  Trips depart daily May through September and are available from Haines and Skagway:

www.hainesrafting.com.

Want to explore the town and get some GREAT exercise? Rent a bicycle with Sockeye Cycle Co:

https://www.cyclealaska.com/rentals


Victoria


Whale watching with BC Whale Watching: https://bcwhalewatchingtours.com/

High Tea at the Empress Hotel: https://www.fairmont.com/empress-victoria/dining/tea-at-the-empress/

Tea at the Gatsby Mansion- Pendray Inn (CTTV favorite!): https://www.pendrayinnandteahouse.com/

Butchart Gardens: https://www.butchartgardens.com/