If you’re the adventurous type, there’s no shortage of amazing, once-in-a-life-time experiences to be had in Alaska. If you’re seeking ways to get your adrenaline pumping during your Alaska cruise travels, these Juneau excursions and Skagway excursions will really hit the spot.
Take to the skies for some incredible views of the famous Juneau Icefield, which is home to major glaciers like the Herbert Glacier and Eagle Glacier. Throughout this Alaska shore excursion, your pilot will educate you on the ins and outs of this amazing sight, which extends for roughly 1,500 square miles. The glacier you see on this Alaska shore excursion depends on the day; your guide will choose either Herbert, Norris, Lemon or Taku Glacier depending on weather. Regardless of which glacier you see, you’re in for a treat.
During this excursion, you’ll get some hands-on experience as you become a musher for a day! Your dog-sledding shore excursion begins with a helicopter tour over the Juneau Icefield and is followed by you stepping into the shoes of a professional Alaska dog musher. You’ll tour the dog camp and become acquainted with the kennel and other rooms before doing a wellness check on the dogs.
Once the wellness checks are done, you’ll harness them, learn some simple commands and head out for about five miles. The whole Juneau shore excursion lasts around four and a half hours, but the fun memories will last a lifetime.
Get ready for some off-road action on this Skagway shore excursion. You’ll ride into Yukon territory on a Jeep Wrangler and take the same routes that gold prospectors used to take while listening to some colorful commentary over the radio system. Among the sights you’ll see are Moore Bridge and Tormented Valley. If you get tired of driving, there are multiple points throughout the tour where you can switch with someone else.
This excursion is meant for four people, but don’t worry if you have only two or three – you’ll be paired with other travelers if needed (if you have a larger group, consider the “Yukon Rail and Bus Adventure” tour). Because you’re driving a Jeep Wrangler, you have the ability to take roads less traveled and see sights that aren’t accessible via other means. For an unforgettable driving experience that will let you relive history, book this Alaska shore excursion.
Get moving on this active hike along Chilkoot Trail. For about two hours, you’ll hike along old Gold rush paths and pass through Dyea, a Gold Rush town that has long been abandoned. You’ll hike through both uneven terrain and flat ground, so wear appropriate footwear. While you relive history on the paths, your guide will provide you with some background information on the Gold Rush and the area.
The hike is just one part of your adventure. To give your feet a rest after the hike, you’ll embark on a river float that offers unparalleled views of the surrounding wildlife. Just sit back and relax while you cruise down Taiya River.
The list above is just a taste of the adventure Alaska shore excursions. If you can’t pick just one – or two or three – be sure to check out our Alaska multi-port packages to make booking even easier, and save some money as well! For one low price, you can enjoy a different excursion at the three most popular Alaska ports: Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan!