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Old 03-23-2014, 03:59 PM   #1186
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We went DIY in each port, and not DCL trips.

Skagway

Flight to Glacier bay over east and west arm from the local airport next to the port, you can walk it.

Then we went with Chilkoot Charters, bus up to Fraser and White pass train back, whilst a charter we had the bus to ourselves.

Juneau, we went up Mount Roberts the cruise shuttle takes you to it,

then Mid morning Coastal copters a walk on a glacier

Then up Mount Roberts again, the weather changes different views and one ticket covers all day.

Ketichan Private charter to Misty Fjords with Seawind aviation, cheaper than DCL, and also booked the Duck tour direct.

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Old 03-23-2014, 05:03 PM   #1187
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DISNEY FANTASY: What did you wear for the coastal helicopters glacier tour? We booked with them and was looking for advice on what to wear? Gloves, hat, scarf and heavy jacket needed? Or is it not that cold? thanks!
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:03 PM   #1189
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Just booked for August 10, 2015. Can't wait to read this thread.
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:27 PM   #1190
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Subbing. Just booked for 6/29/15 Alaska even though the excursions gave us sticker shock.
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Old 03-30-2014, 05:19 PM   #1191
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I have booked all our excursions though the excursion company themselves. Look into that and save some money!
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:25 AM   #1192
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Even though I am going in a year ( 6/15/15) I am already looking at excursions I want so I can save. Since we are a family of 5 and the sticker shock is there but it is a trip of a lifetime so I just want to be prepared. Here is what we are considering. ANY advice or opinions of people who did these excursions would be very appreciated =)

Mendenhall Glacier and whale quest in Juneau

Liarsville goldrush w/disney character in Skagway

lumberjack show
city highlights and creek street
(2 excursions if time allows in Ketichikan)

I have 3 children at the time of cruise will be 7,8,13. Also, all of these excursions are through Disney.

Also I want to somehow fit in a dog sledding experience ( NOTHING with flying, I am terrified of heights) so any recomendations?
Thank you!!
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:29 AM   #1193
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Even though I am going in a year ( 6/15/15) I am already looking at excursions I want so I can save. Since we are a family of 5 and the sticker shock is there but it is a trip of a lifetime so I just want to be prepared. Here is what we are considering. ANY advice or opinions of people who did these excursions would be very appreciated =)

Mendenhall Glacier and whale quest in Juneau

Liarsville goldrush w/disney character in Skagway

lumberjack show
city highlights and creek street
(2 excursions if time allows in Ketichikan)

I have 3 children at the time of cruise will be 7,8,13. Also, all of these excursions are through Disney.

Also I want to somehow fit in a dog sledding experience ( NOTHING with flying, I am terrified of heights) so any recomendations?
Thank you!!
Just an FYI--If you plan on spending any time in Vancouver they have a Lumberjack show at Grouse Mtn. that is included in the admission price. We are skipping the lumberjack show in Ketchikan and doing the Grouse Mtn. one this year.
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:39 AM   #1194
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Even though I am going in a year ( 6/15/15) I am already looking at excursions I want so I can save. Since we are a family of 5 and the sticker shock is there but it is a trip of a lifetime so I just want to be prepared. Here is what we are considering. ANY advice or opinions of people who did these excursions would be very appreciated =)

Mendenhall Glacier and whale quest in Juneau
We did this and thought it was great - saw tons of humpback and sea lions too. Not enough time at the Glacier - but still really nice.
Liarsville goldrush w/disney character in Skagway
We did this too. Our kids were 10 and 12, and it was a little cheesy, but fun. Lunch was good and the characters are chip, dale and donald - no real waiting for some good interaction.
lumberjack show
Did this in Ketchikan - pretty fun but I wouldn't do it again. Once was enough. We also just walked around town and creek street a bit by ourselves.
city highlights and creek street
(2 excursions if time allows in Ketichikan)

I have 3 children at the time of cruise will be 7,8,13. Also, all of these excursions are through Disney.

Also I want to somehow fit in a dog sledding experience ( NOTHING with flying, I am terrified of heights) so any recomendations?
Thank you!!
We also did a musher's summer camp dog sled = that was cool! My hubby isn't into flying or helicopters either. We took this cool vehicle (a Unimog I think it's called) up the mountain to the summer camp and then we got a ride in a "sled" - but not on snow/glacier with the sled dogs pulling us. We met and listened to a real musher (he's raced the iditarod!) and then we got to hold tiny puppies - like a week old! That was the highlight for my animal-loving daughter!
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We also did a musher's summer camp dog sled = that was cool! My hubby isn't into flying or helicopters either. We took this cool vehicle (a Unimog I think it's called) up the mountain to the summer camp and then we got a ride in a "sled" - but not on snow/glacier with the sled dogs pulling us. We met and listened to a real musher (he's raced the iditarod!) and then we got to hold tiny puppies - like a week old! That was the highlight for my animal-loving daughter!
We want to do this out of Skagway next year, where did you do it through and would you share the price?
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We want to do this out of Skagway next year, where did you do it through and would you share the price?
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We booked through DCL and it was $132 per adult. Our kids are "adults", so I don't know if there was a child price.

The actual ride seemed a little short, but it was a lot of fun.
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:47 PM   #1197
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We also did a musher's summer camp dog sled = that was cool! My hubby isn't into flying or helicopters either. We took this cool vehicle (a Unimog I think it's called) up the mountain to the summer camp and then we got a ride in a "sled" - but not on snow/glacier with the sled dogs pulling us. We met and listened to a real musher (he's raced the iditarod!) and then we got to hold tiny puppies - like a week old! That was the highlight for my animal-loving daughter!
Thanks for the info. Where did you do the dogsledding? It seems like you did all the excursions I want to do as well so thanks for the advice!
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:33 AM   #1198
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Thanks for the info. Where did you do the dogsledding? It seems like you did all the excursions I want to do as well so thanks for the advice!
That was in Skagway. We did the liarsville panning for gold thing in the morning (it included lunch) and then did the musher camp in the afternoon.
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People on our 6/2014 cruise were reporting that Liarsville sold out before they could book it, so I'd have a second choice ready to go.

Since you are a family of 5, I'd consider booking the whale watching tour with Harv and Marv. You'd have your own private boat rather than being with a bunch of other people.
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How far in advance can you book excursions. We're sailing 7/2015. When should I look into booking (independently from DCL)
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