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Skagway Alaska Shore Excursions

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Skagway was the gateway to the gold fields for the thousands who flocked to Alaska and the Yukon with the hope of striking it rich. Today, Skagway has less than 1,000 residents. It still retains the flavor of the gold rush era, especially on Broadway with its false-front buildings and the Trail of ‘98 Museum’s outstanding collection of memorabilia. Join us on one of many optional tours we offer in Skagway.  Experience the adventure of Glacier Discovery by Helicopter, Ziplining, Yukon Sightseeing, Horseback Riding, Dog Sledding and Musher Camp and Sport Fishing for Salmon.

Skagway

Glacier Discovery by Helicopter
Approximately 1 Hour and 20 minutes • $310 per person

Leave all traces of civilization behind and experience the infinite beauty of Alaska’s remote glaciers. Lift off from the historic Skagway waterfront and head into a rugged region of sheer mountains, majestic valleys and massive glaciers. Jagged peaks towering over the Chilkat Glacier, cascading waterfalls, surrounding the Ferebee Glacier, or the spectacular “river of ice” known as the Meade Glacier, may be among the wonders you encounter. Flight routes and landing zones are selected daily to ensure that you receive the best that the area has to offer.

Once you have reached your destination, you will be given the rare opportunity to explore one of Mother Nature’s greatest marvels. Enjoy a walking tour of a lifetime as our experienced glacier guides answer all of your questions and work to explain the awesome forces at work.

Duration: 1 hour 20. Tour includes approximately 40 minutes in the aircraft and 40 minutes on the glacier. Times will vary due to weather and glacier conditions.

Note: These tours are conducted under the helicopter Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS). These are the best management practices for making your safety the top priority. (Flight routes and landing sites may vary due to weather and glacier conditions.)

We comply with the flightseeing/wildlife viewing practices adopted by the Alaska Visitor’s Association. These guidelines were established to be sensitive to, and insure the continued viability of area wildlife species.

Guests should wear warm and comfortable clothing. Sunglasses are recommended. Photo opportunities abound.. .Don’t forget your camera!

Dog Sledding & Glacier Flightseeing
Approximately 1 1/2 Hours • $505 per person
Combine helicopter flightseeing with Alaska’s favorite sport - dog sledding. After a thrilling flight over spectacular glaciers, you’ll land at a dog camp on the Denver Glacier.

Experienced guides will introduce you to the world of “mushing” and the art of dog sledding. Drive the team or relax in the sled while observing the breathtaking environment around you. Meet professional mushers and friendly dogs on this unique Alaskan experience.

Duration: Tour includes approximately 30 minutes of roundtrip flight time, approximately 30 minutes with the mushers at the dog camp located on the Juneau Icefield within the Tongass National Forest and approximately 30 minutes of dog sledding for a total time of 1 hour 30 minutes. Allow up to 30 minutes for transportation from dock departure to dock, viewing our safety video, outfitting of glacier boots and safety vests.

Due to security, no carry-on bags will be allowed on the helicopters. A secure location will be provided at the office for storing personal items.

Provided: Glacier Boots.
Note: These tours are conducted under the helicopter Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS). These are the best management practices for making your safety the top priority. (Flight routes and landing sites may vary due to weather and glacier conditions.)

We comply with the flightseeing/wildlife viewing practices adopted by the Alaska Visitor’s Association. These guidelines were established to be sensitive to, and insure the continued viability of area wildlife species.

Guests should wear warm and comfortable clothing. Sunglasses are recommended. Photo opportunities abound... Don’t forget your camera!

Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp & Salmon Bake
2 hours • $67 per person
At the foot of the White Pass, nestled beside a waterfall, discover Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp and Salmon Bake, so named for the journalists dispatched to Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush who fabricated tall-tales from this very location.  Your Liarsville experience begins with an all-you-can-eat alfresco feast in the forest that includes WILD Alaskan-caught salmon freshly grilled over an alder wood fire, Chilkoot Chicken, Panners Pasta, Liarsville Rice Medley, Prospector Pete’s Reindeer Beans, Sluice Box Slaw and other fresh salads, cornbread, coffee, lemonade, and blueberry cake for dessert. Beer and wine are available for purchase.

After your meal, mosey on over to our gold rush era trail camp. Here, you’ll enjoy the waterfall and the authentic exhibits of Liarsville. Browse for souvenirs in the Fancy Goods Gift Shop. In the Hippodrome a cast of sourdoughs and dance hall girls will entertain you with a hilarious melodrama and a poem by the “Bard of the North,” Robert Service. You’ll be taught the art of gold panning, then be set free in the Liarsville gold fields, where you are guaranteed to find that precious metal that drove men and women wild with gold fever!  You are guaranteed to find gold in every pan!

Once you've made your fortune, take time to wander through the camp and visit the Fancy Goods store, bordello and laundry tents to view the antiques and vintage clothing left behind by the miners and ladies of the evening. Help yourself to complimentary cookies and apple cider and have your picture taken with one of the dance hall girls or the camp’s lovable mascot, an Alaskan malemute named Denali.

Round trip transfer, all-you-can-eat fire grilled salmon and accompanying menu items, access to Liarsville historic exhibits, live melodrama and entertainment, gold panning and all the gold you discover.

Dress comfortably and bring your camera.

Grizzly Falls Ziplining Expedition
Approximately 4 hours • $188 per person
At the top of the mountain, you'll clip in and fly away, soaring through a course of 11 ziplines. Our lines will bring you directly above glacially fed waterfalls, so close you will actually feel the mist as you zoom by!

Chilkoot Horseback Adventure
Approximately 3 1/2 hours • $175 per person
Riding through the Klondike Gold Rush National Park, you'll pass some of the few remaining signs of what was once a scrambling gold rush town of 10,000 people. Next, ride onto the Dyea flats overlooking the northern tip of the Lynn Canal. Includes snacks around the fire pit.

Yukon Sightseeing
Approximately 3 1/2 hours • $90 per person
The Yukon Sightseeing Tour will also introduce you to
Skagway's rich Klondike Gold Rush history. Activity Level: Easy with short walking distances, suitable for all ages.

Deluxe Yukon Sightseeing
Approximately 6 to 6 1/2 Hours • $115 per person
Journey along the Klondike Highway, into the "Southern Lakes" Region of the Yukon Territory, making photo stops at both
Emerald & Bennett Lake; additional stops at the Carcross
Desert & Nares Lake may be made if time allows.
Lunch included.

Optional Dog Mushing Camp $60 per person

Alaska Sled Dog and Musher's Camp
Approximately 3 1/4 Hours • $136 per person
Complete your Alaskan adventure by experiencing Alaska's state sport! Take an exhilarating sled ride pulled by a team of powerful Alaskan Huskies, learn about this adventurous sport from mushers, and cuddle up with adorable husky puppies at our authentic dog sledding summer training camp.

Next, hop into our specialized unimog for an exciting ride up our rugged mountain road, surrounded by glacially fed streams and waterfalls. At the top, your musher will greet you with a custom-designed wheeled summertime sled and a team of very excited Alaskan Huskies! Feel the power of these strong dogs as they whisk you down a mile-long, zig-zagging trail deep in the Tongass National Rainforest! After meeting your dog team, climb back into your unimog and enjoy the adventurous ride to a breathtaking overlook of the Dyea tidal flats. Depending on the month you just might see eagles, bears, seals, horseback riders, wild flowers, and of course snow-capped mountains.

Your unimog will then bring you to what we like to call a "Kennel Talk." We have been sharing our passion for dog sledding for years, and in that time we have gathered up the most frequently ask questions about the sport. Of course, we make sure you have plenty of time to play with our puppies! Your affections actually socialize these future athletes, which is essential to their racing success. A crackling fire, complimentary drinks, and a unique gift shop round out your visit. All of this in a spectacular Alaskan setting!

Prices shown are effective as of August 15, 2012.
Prices are subject to change. All tours purchased prior to any price increase will be honored at the confirmation price.

Chilkat Rainforest Nature Hike
6 Hours: $ 171  per person
Discover a lush Alaskan rain forest, coastal meadow and beach on this three-mile hike complete with a picnic lunch. Your guides will introduce you to Haines and the historical Chilkat Peninsula trailhead. Oxygen rich air and thick mossy carpet entice you along a path deep into the forest. Your senses will be awakened by the subtle smells, alluring sounds of birds and the play of delicate light patterns under the canopy of old-growth trees. You will learn about the coastal ecology, wild edibles and the varied uses of indigenous plants. 

Wild Irises, Shooting Stars, and Chocolate Lilies are some of the wildflowers of the coastal meadows. Relax and enjoy lunch on a beautiful black pebble beach. View the panorama of Chilkoot and Taiya Inlets framed by the rugged Coastal Mountains. Investigate tidal pools and the marine life living in the intertidal zone. Your guides pack spotting scopes for viewing bald eagles, mountain goats, waterfowl, shorebirds and the occasional seal or whale.

Knowledgeable and experienced local naturalists will guide you through lush wilderness in the world’s largest temperate rainforest. You will see how the forest that you are exploring is shared with bear, moose and other mammals and birds. In this area’s meadows you will be surrounded by abundant wildflowers.

This tour is the same as in Haines, but caters to independent travelers in Skagway. It is combined with a scenic ferry cruise along the shores of Taiya Inlet and Lynn Canal, where you will see marine mammals, waterfalls, and eagles.

Lunch will be enjoyed at a scenic point.

Note
: participants must be at least seven years old, in good health and be able to easily walk over uneven terrain.

Provided: Spotting scope, belt pack, walking stick, lunch, water and, if desired, raincoat.
Distance (hike): 3-6 miles (RT)
Activity level: moderate
Elevation: fairly flat
Meal included: Chicken-Caesar wrap, whole grain chips, fresh fruit, cookie and bottle water or juice pack.

Valley of the Eagles Nature Tour
6 Hours: $157 per person without meal
$171 per person with meal

Revive your sense of wonder on this comprehensive bus and walking exploration of the area known for the greatest winter gathering of bald eagles on earth! This unique tour explores six spectacular wildlife habitats including ocean, estuary, river, lake, muskeg, and rain forest. Perfect for the inquisitive traveler and your best opportunity to photograph bald eagles in the wild.

Follow the route of spawning salmon, from ocean to fresh water. Frequent stops allow guides to spot even the most reclusive animals. Watch for migrating waterfowl and marine mammals along the fjord. At the estuary, see eagles soaring, diving for salmon and raising their young in nests. Marvel at wildlife through powerful spotting scopes, essential for observing our nation's symbol eye-to-eye and mountain goat families in the alpine meadows. You can actually take photos through the scopes.

Your journey continues beside the enchanting Chilkoot River, the ancestral fishing grounds of the Tlingit people, where brown bears may be seen meandering along the flowered banks. Stop along the shore of a picturesque mountain lake before walking under the old-growth trees where you'll experience the sights, sounds, scents and even tastes of the world's largest temperate rain forest.

Knowledgeable and experienced local naturalists will guide you through the Valley of the Eagles to experience Alaska’s magnificent nature and wildlife in 6 different habitats

This tour is the same as in Haines, but caters to independent travelers in Skagway. It is combined with a scenic ferry cruise along the shores of Taiya Inlet and Lynn Canal, where you will see marine mammals, waterfalls, and eagles.

Bring: cameras, binoculars and layered clothing with waterproof outer layer
Wear comfortable sturdy walking shoes/boots.
Wear shirt with hood or hat.
Provided: spotting scopes
Activity level: light
Requirements: ability to enter/exit vehicle and walk short distances
Meal: Chicken-Caesar wrap, whole grain chips, fresh fruit, cookie and bottle water or juice pack.

Meal is optional:

 

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