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Old 01-13-2014, 08:00 PM   #1171
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I know we did the Bering Sea crab fishermens tour in Ketchikan and Pilots Choice in Juneau and love them both, best sites we have every seen. Here are some pics from both. Best I have been on as of yet, I would give these 2 excursions A+++ just for the pics I got.
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These pics are amazing! What kind of camera did you use for these?
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Old 02-19-2014, 12:04 AM   #1172
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Tell me what you think about these excursions. We are down to these at each port:
Juneau-Mendenhall Float trip and Mendenhall Glacier an Whale Quest.

Ketchikan-This gets confusing... Hubby and older daughter will do Bear Creek Zipline and younger daughter and I will do Annette Island Cultural Celebration. Then we will all do the lumberjack show.

Skagway- Glacier Lake Kayak and White Pass Rail.
Check out TripAdvisor- I was initially considering the Mendenhall Float Trip, and if I recall correctly, the reviews weren't that good. But this was a year ago, so things may have changed.
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:42 PM   #1173
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Wonderful thread!! Thanks for all the great info!!
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:02 PM   #1174
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I did a search and couldn't find anything but has anyone done the Alaskan Fish Camp and Wilderness Dinner in Ketchican? thanks
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:30 PM   #1175
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We did one called wilderness explorer and crab feast, is that the same one? This was solid, not amazing but not bad. The crabs they pulled up were in a small pot, not deadliest catch like we expected. But we all got to hold a crab which was cool. The scenery was gorgeous and the crab dinner was yummy!
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:56 PM   #1176
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No this is one that you go out fishing for a few hours then go to a camp for the meal.

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Old 03-01-2014, 03:49 PM   #1178
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We did the sled dog camp. I was just talking about it this morning, saying it was the highlight of our trip, especially the puppies!
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:46 PM   #1179
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On two trips we've done:

Juneau - Orca Enterprises twice (http://www.orcaenterprises.com/), Pilot's Choice - 2 Glacier Landings (http://www.temscoair.com/juneau_tours.php), Mt. Roberts Tramway(on our own)

Skagway - Dog Sledding (http://www.temscoair.com/skagway.php), rented a car from Avis and drove to Emerald Lake using Murray's Guide to the South Klondike Highway (http://www.murraysguide.com/)

Ketchikan - Misty Fjords Flightseeing and Anan Creek Bear Viewing (both with http://www.islandwings.com/)

Sitka - all on our own - Alaska Rator Center (http://www.alaskaraptor.org/SITE/index.html), Totem Poles National Park (http://www.alaskaraptor.org/SITE/index.html), St. Michael Russian Church (http://oca.org/parishes/oca-ak-sitsmk), and amazing crab lunch (just can't remember where!)

LOVED everything we did!
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:34 PM   #1180
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excursions in Alaska

This was an amazing trip! With my husband and 7 year old.

Skagway - booked the helicopter/glacier/dog sled excursion on our own. I wanted to do it early in the trip since this is the most often cancelled excursion (due to weather) but the one that would be most meaningful to us all. The place we had to go was literally next to the ship. Walked over -- took 2 minutes. Got all the gear and within minutes was in a helicopter. Aside from my wedding, this was the best experience of my life! We had an amazing time. Not the least of which was that except for the people training the dogs, it's just you and the 3 other people who were on your helicopter. You are virtually alone on a glacier in the middle of nowhere. Awesome! The dogs were amazing. Each group goes on a sled -- just your family. My son led the team the entire time. In addition to it being a singularly amazing experience, we have fab pictures of us with the puppies!

Juneau - we didn't plan anything (in case we needed to reschedule the helicopter/dog sled) and took the tram. Great views. But when I have spent days with thousands of people, when we dock I want to get off and be far from crowds.

Ketchikan - thru Disney, we did a canoeing trip. My only complaint about DCL excursions are that there are more people than I'd like, but this was a fabulous excursion. We were in the middle of nowhere, in a state or national park, canoeing through the pristine water. Really, really beautiful. Another favorite experience.

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Old 03-01-2014, 11:33 PM   #1181
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Thanks so much for your help

Thanks so much for all your ideas.. I will be going in 2015 and wanted to know more about port adventures....
Please please keep posting !!!
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Old 03-01-2014, 11:42 PM   #1182
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This was an amazing trip! With my husband and 7 year old.

Skagway - booked the helicopter/glacier/dog sled excursion on our own. I wanted to do it early in the trip since this is the most often cancelled excursion (due to weather) but the one that would be most meaningful to us all. The place we had to go was literally next to the ship. Walked over -- took 2 minutes. Got all the gear and within minutes was in a helicopter. Aside from my wedding, this was the best experience of my life! We had an amazing time. Not the least of which was that except for the people training the dogs, it's just you and the 3 other people who were on your helicopter. You are virtually alone on a glacier in the middle of nowhere. Awesome! The dogs were amazing. Each group goes on a sled -- just your family. My son led the team the entire time. In addition to it being a singularly amazing experience, we have fab pictures of us with the puppies!

Juneau - we didn't plan anything (in case we needed to reschedule the helicopter/dog sled) and took the tram. Great views. But when I have spent days with thousands of people, when we dock I want to get off and be far from crowds.

Ketchikan - thru Disney, we did a canoeing trip. My only complaint about DCL excursions are that there are more people than I'd like, but this was a fabulous excursion. We were in the middle of nowhere, in a state or national park, canoeing through the pristine water. Really, really beautiful. Another favorite experience.

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Can i ask you if you remember the company name for the helicopter and dog sled?
Do I have to make a reservation or is walking?
Also how long time do you have to go around Skagway?
Do you know if DCL offers this type of adventures?
Thanks so much for your help
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Old 03-01-2014, 11:47 PM   #1183
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Alaska Excursions

yes, Disney definitely did offer it and I think it was the same price. Name of company was Temsco. I was concerned that it would fill up before we got a chance to book so I looked to do it independently. Now, I book independently because I realize the experience is different because there are so many more people when you do an excursion thru Disney.
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:24 PM   #1184
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I've read every page, and and am now subscribing- we're planning to catch the last AK cruise this year!
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Subbing and looking forward to reviews. We are going 8/4/14.
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