Alaska Excursions--post your reviews here!

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  1. Christy May

    Christy May Earning My Ears

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    Just off the boat on 5-31, we did zip lining in Skagway.. LOVED IT...
    Exlusive Whale watching in Juneau.. LOVED IT MORE... whales were so close,
    awesome. The DH and DS did Knudson Salmon fishing, very disappointing for them. They did not actually fish at all, the guide did the fishing and if there was a bite on the line, then they took turns reeling it in. Spent alot of money and had to get a fishing license and salmon stamp to sit on a boat for 4 hours. WILL NOT BOOK THIS AGAIN....
     
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  3. Shanonn

    Shanonn Earning My Ears

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    We went on Promech Air for our Misty Fjords floatplane tour & the floatplane we were on held about 11 passengers.
     
  4. mm126

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    So excited to see pictures - we are booked Misty Fjord and Glacier Tour with Island Wings for July!
     
  5. joycsk

    joycsk Red's my girl

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    We are booked in August with Misty Fjords Air. We are a group of 7, and while we have 2 kids, we also have two oversized adults. At least on the phone, they couldn't seem nicer!
     
  6. kelly3kids

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    Thank you for this review. We couldn't get the Liarsville with Characters through Disney. We still wanted to do it so we found a company that does the same thing with the gold panning and Samon Bake and our kids 5 and under were free so we saved so much money and don't feel too bad about missing the characters. I think our kids will just love the gold panning and I will love the food. :)
     
  7. Perdita&Pongo

    Perdita&Pongo 9-time DCL Cruiser and BWV DVC Member

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    We are also booked with Family Air Tours for our Ketchikan excursion! We booked the Anan Creek Bear Observatory tour with the Misty Fjords add-on http://familyairtours.com/page2_Anan.html. They also have a glacier add on, but we are doing a glacier in Juneau so we opted for Misty Fjords.

    We are so excited to see the bears up close and personal!! I like, too, that they use a 4 passenger floatplane, so our family of 4 will have a private air tour. Combine that with the fact that there are a limited number of permits the Forest Service issues per day for the Bear Observatory. I'm glad we were able to get in on our Ketchikan port day.

    Has anyone who has already cruised been to Anan Creek Bear Observatory? Any reviews/advice on the excursion?
     
  8. Inkmahm

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    None of the Disney cruisers would have een to Anan Creek yet because it is way too early for bears there, I think. When is your cruise?
     
  9. MrsHelloKitty

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    This is very disappointing. Do you think this was a case of a poor guide :confused3? I would like to hear other experiences as well. Didn't see any other comments like this on cruise critic. I've booked this thru DCL for our August cruise but if this is what it's going to be like, I'll reconsider.
     
  10. nzdisneymom

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    This is great to hear - we are doing an excursion with Harv and Marv's on our June 14th cruise. I was wondering about whether to Bonine-up the boys or not.
     
  11. Perdita&Pongo

    Perdita&Pongo 9-time DCL Cruiser and BWV DVC Member

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    We are on the 8/9 Alaska cruise. I meant to include asking anyone who might have cruised another line in the past and did the excursion to Anan if they had any info, so not just DCL cruisers this year so far.

    You are right about it being too early in the season for bears at Anan; they are usually there during the salmon spawn, roughly July & August.
     
  12. nbrmommy2005

    nbrmommy2005 Earning My Ears

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    Does anyone have a review of Harv and Marv versus doing the Whale watching with Disney?

    We are on the July 26th cruise.
     
  13. hsinglanjin

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    Anyone on the previous Alaska cruises done the Musher's Camp & Sled Dog Experience in Skagway? I've made resevations for this excursion, but wanted some feedback on this as I've read mixed reviews on the Cruise Critic site.

    How was check in? How long did it take from the ship to get to the camp? What was involved in the activity? Did you get to hold and play with the puppies?

    Any feedback would be helpful as it'll be myself, DH and 2 DDs (14 & 17).

    Thanks in advance!
     
  14. PPFQP

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    I believe that it is too early in the season for bear viewing. Even our cruise (later in June) is too early. I think they only do that tour later in the summer.

    So you won't get any feedback from Disney cruisers yet. But here is a great trip report that shows this tour with Family Air: http://moonprincess.com/travel/442/
    There are lots of pictures and even a video of the bears. It looks FABULOUS! I wish we were able to do this tour!
     
  15. jilljill

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    I've merged your thread with the AK excursion thread. Take a look thru here to see if your question has been answered.
     
  16. parrothead365

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    Any info on Eagle Preserve Wildlife River Adventure???
     
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    I did the Harv and Marv whale watching tour with them in August, 2008. If they are available for your cruise, I'd book with them in a heartbeat.

    That said, I am signed up to do whale watching with Disney on our cruise in August. I picked one of the excursions with a smaller boat though. I didn't want to be on the boat with 150 people.
     
  18. nbrmommy2005

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    How do you know which Whale watching excursion with Disney has the smaller boat?
     
  19. Aby

    Aby Obsessive and Compulsive

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    From my research into picking my own whale watching excursion, I think that the trips with the smallest boat size are Alaska Whales & Rainforest Trails + Alaska Whales & Science Adventure (through the Gastineau Guiding Company). The next smallest are the Exclusive Whale Encounter excursions (through Dolphin Jet Boat Tours). The rest are with Allen Marine, with the largest boats.

    Personally I picked the Alaska Whales & Rainforest Trails for the small size of the boat and the cool open window concept of their boats. Hope I chose wisely!

    Aby
     
  20. tink1963

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    would you share which specific excursion you chose?:goodvibes
     
  21. tink1963

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    Thanks for sharing your research.:thumbsup2
     

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