Day Tours / Shore Excursions
Explore Alaska's glacier-carved masterpiece and one of nature's most spectacular creations while cruising in comfort aboard one of the best sightseeing vessels in Alaska. Delight in your unhurried exploration of the fjords, glide beneath 3,000 foot vertical cliffs and feel the mist from the many waterfalls cascading down ice-carved slopes - Misty Fjords National Monument is truly one of Alaska’s greatest treasures.
Best of Juneau
Come face to face with Mendenhall Glacier, marvel at humpback whales and top of your day with a local meal featuring wild Alaskan salmon grilled over an alder wood fire. Enjoy a guided transfer and tour of Mendenhall Glacier and it’s adjacent Visitor Center. From there you’ll be transported to Auke Bay and a state of the art 48-passenger jet boat, perfectly outfitted for whale watching. Following your cruise you’re off to the Gold Creek Salmon Bake where you’ll enjoy a truly Alaskan all-you-can-eat buffet while nestled in the rain forest.
Board the 56' Adventure Bound for an unforgettable cruise to the best of Alaska. Tracy Arm, a classic fjord has it all – snow capped peaks, shear rock palisades, waterfalls, rainbows and tidewater glaciers. Drift among the icebergs for the most close-up view of both the North and South Sawyer glaciers.
White Pass Railroad Excursion
This three-hour, forty-mile round trip climbs from tidewater at Skagway to the summit of the White Pass - A 2,865 foot elevation! The fully narrated tour features two tunnels, sky-high trestles, cascading waterfalls, historic sites and spectacular scenery! The historic White Pass Railway was built to serve gold miners in 1898.
Ask about our other tours on the historic White Pass Railroad to Lake Bennett and Canada’s Yukon
Wrangell or Petersburg
Anan Bear Observatory
Start with a boat ride from either Wrangell or Petersburg to Anan National Park. During the 1/2 mile walk to the observatory platform, your guide will point out various types of flora and fauna, birds and other wildlife. Enjoy the wonderful surroundings of majestic trees and rushing water as the bear feed on the salmon they catch out of Anan Creek. In 1999 a photo blind was built at creek level just across the stream from the main bear feeding area. This puts bear catching salmon about 20 feet in front of you!!! Bear viewing in this area may be best mid-July to mid-August.
Cruise through the LeConte Bay to view the southernmost tidewater glacier in North America and also one of the most active in Alaska. Even on days when majestic icebergs make it impossible to get to the face of the glacier, this 4.5 hour boat tour travels through breathtaking scenery. We even have a tour option that combines LeConte Glacier with a moderate guided hike on a boardwalk trail through the Tongass National Rainforest. A great way to see two very diverse areas near Petersburg in one day!
The inside waters of southeast Alaska are well protected from the weather and are incredibly rich with marine life. While there can be no guarantees with any natural system, these waterways a sure to produce a memorable whale-watching experience.
We have two great kayaking options for all experience levels. The 10-Hour Day Paddle in LeConte Glacier Bay is perfect for those seeking a more adventure and prior paddling experience may be helpful. This tour starts with a boat ride to the mouth of the bay where you’ll pull to shore and get outfitted in kayaks. Your guide will lead you through the striking icebergs and through the bay toward the face of LeConte Glacier. The other option is a six-hour tour combining both paddling around the icebergs and a visit to see the face of LeConte.