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Old 04-18-2014, 10:41 AM   #1231
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You may be interested in http://www.ketchikantaxicabtours.com/

We have this booked for August so I can't give you a personal review yet, but the reviews that I have read have all been really good. This is a very inexpensive way to tour Ketchikan without all the walking.
Most things in Ketchikan are very walk-able no need for a taxi, as a good and funny alternative, the duck tour is fun and goes further as it goes into the sea channel.
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Old 04-18-2014, 01:40 PM   #1232
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Thank you CruznLexi. Your post was very helpful!

Is the train from Seattle an Amtrak train? And the shuttle? Just wanted more info so I can look into it for next year. How long is the trip from Seattle to Vancouver?
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Most things in Ketchikan are very walk-able no need for a taxi, as a good and funny alternative, the duck tour is fun and goes further as it goes into the sea channel.
The person that I quoted indicated they had a MIL that might have issues with walking. My Mom is also traveling with me so I chose a tour company to get us from place to place rather than walking (easier for her).
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The person that I quoted indicated they had a MIL that might have issues with walking. My Mom is also traveling with me so I chose a tour company to get us from place to place rather than walking (easier for her).
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Old 04-18-2014, 03:08 PM   #1235
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We loved the Eagles, Totems and Lighthouses excursion in Ketchikan. We saw many eagles nests both from afar and fairly close. They provided binoculars and snacks for everyone as well.
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I called each of the companies directly or booked via internet/email:

I booked directly w/Duck Tours @ Ketchikan for $40/adult and $25/child (my 10 year old is considered on adult if I booked thru Disney). - prepaid via paypal

Booked directly with M&M Tours @ Skagway - Glacier Discovery by Helicopter $299/per person (adult price --- I think this was the same price for a child) ($313.95 w/taxes) - this was $60 less than Disney (I think) - hold w/credit card

Booked directly with Wings Airways @ Juneau - Taku Lodge Feast & 5 Glacier Seaplane Discovery $297/adult $250/child (once again my 10 year old is a child; via Disney - they consider him an adult price). - prepaid via credit card
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For our upcoming trip we have the following booked (I can break the prices down further if you need). They are a total of 4 people; me, my Mom, DD (who qualifies as a adult) and DS who will be 11 so still gets child rates when booking privately.

Skagway - Chilkoot tour, bus up and train down (with dogsleding for the kids)
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Juneau - Whale Watching with Alaska Galore (with dropoff at Mendenhall Glacier) for 2 adults, 1 child (my Mom doesn't want to do this one).
$422

Ketchikan - http://www.ketchikantaxicabtours.com/ $74 per hour for up to 6 people per van.
Thank you both. This was very helpful!
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We have this booked for August so I can't give you a personal review yet, but the reviews that I have read have all been really good. This is a very inexpensive way to tour Ketchikan without all the walking.
Thanks for the link. I will look into it. Have a great cruise!
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I called each of the companies directly or booked via internet/email: I booked directly w/Duck Tours @ Ketchikan for $40/adult and $25/child (my 10 year old is considered on adult if I booked thru Disney). - prepaid via paypal Booked directly with M&M Tours @ Skagway - Glacier Discovery by Helicopter $299/per person (adult price --- I think this was the same price for a child) ($313.95 w/taxes) - this was $60 less than Disney (I think) - hold w/credit card Booked directly with Wings Airways @ Juneau - Taku Lodge Feast & 5 Glacier Seaplane Discovery $297/adult $250/child (once again my 10 year old is a child; via Disney - they consider him an adult price). - prepaid via credit card
Taku lodge was my favorite excursion. We still talk about this one and would love to do it again!
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We are going on the May 24th Sailing of The Wonder to Alaska and I was wondering if anyone has done the excursion on a Float Plane, stopping in the Fjords, then flying back. Just wondered if we picked a good excursion to go on.
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We are going on the May 24th Sailing of The Wonder to Alaska and I was wondering if anyone has done the excursion on a Float Plane, stopping in the Fjords, then flying back. Just wondered if we picked a good excursion to go on.
We booked this excursion last summer and it was our absolute favorite excursion of the entire trip. I got teary-eyed as we flew through the absolutely beautiful and surreal landscape around Misty Fjord.

We booked our excursion independently through Island Wings, and I cannot say enough good things about them! The excursion was a splurge and worth every single penny.
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Is there much of a risk of cancellation due to weather? I was concerned about booking a floatplane only to have it be cancelled and then not have anything booked... We are going mid July.
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Is there much of a risk of cancellation due to weather? I was concerned about booking a floatplane only to have it be cancelled and then not have anything booked... We are going mid July.
This is a risk you run with many excursions in Alaska. The nice thing about going to Misty Fjord is that even though Ketchikan is extremely rainy, the weather in the fjord may prove very different. To be honest, if there's an excursion you want to do...I would just book it, especially if you are OK with booking on your own. The company we booked with would have refunded our money if our excursion was cancelled due to weather, and it's not hard to find or come up with backup excursions or activities if need be. The trip on our floatplane also only took about 2 hours, so had it been cancelled, our day wouldn't have been ruined.

Here is an FAQ right from Island Wings: http://www.islandwings.com/frequentl...stions#FAQ_Q80

If you scroll up a bit, you'll see their cancellation policy.

For what it's worth, although it rains about 50% of the time in Ketchikan...we had a GORGEOUS, 65-degree, SUNNY day when we visited! Your mileage may vary, but the word about town is that Disney did a great job of bringing the sunshine
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Last May, we had great weather in Ketchikan and did the Misty Fjord floatplane. It was really cool to land on the water and step out onto the pontoon for photos.

We had a dog sledding via helicopter trip planned in Juneau but the weather was so bad that day, no flights were able to take off and our trip was cancelled. We ended up walking around the town and eating one of those monster crab legs at Tracy's Crab Shack. We'll be back in August so hopefully the weather cooperates this time.
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Thanks for the info on the float plane excursion. I hope it doesn't get rained out.

We are planning to do the hike at Mendenhall Glacier. I hope we will get some great photo's.
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