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2096 S Tongass Hwy, Ketchikan, AK 99901, USA
The natural scenery around Ketchikan is some of the most beautiful in the world, with lush green forests fed by steady rains. Much of it is best explored by sea on a scenic cruising excursion. You can take a boat trip into the Misty Fjords...
NF-7576, Sitka, AK 99835, USA
If you want to see some of Sitka’s remarkable wildlife, a cruise tour offers the chance to watch humpback and gray whales feeding offshore, sea otters frolicking along the coast and bald eagles scouting for fish overhead—you may even get a glimpse...
1500 Byron Glacier Trail, Girdwood, AK 99587, USA
From mid-May through mid-September, you can take a cruise on Portage Lake, about 45 minutes south of Anchorage, and see the massive Portage Glacier on the Turnagain Arm of the Kenai Peninsula in the Chugach National Forest. Spend an hour touring...
329 5th St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
In September the weather is wet and with that comes a chill to the bone as the mist dampens your skin and hair as you try to protect your camera as best you can. With so many people on board the whale watching boat everyone wants the best shot and...
The bus and cruise tours all visit this Tlingit village park, but it is nonetheless one of the best places to gaze at totem poles, including the historic Abraham Lincoln and William Seward poles, and watch contemporary carvers at work. —Edward...
Located in a remote area of Southeast Alaska, the beautiful Glacier Bay National Park where the land is reborn & a world returning to life. In 1794, Captain George Vancouver cruised by what is now the entrance to Glacier Bay & found it to be...
Haines, AK 99827, USA
When I went to Haines, Alaska, the people seemed to be completely confounded by the idea of a tourist who wasn't traveling with a cruise ship. The in town tourism offices and attractions never really seemed to know what to do with a solo traveler....
411 W 1st Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
It’s tempting to explore Alaska by car – indeed, there are advantages to doing so and in some areas no other choice – but the Alaska Railroad is a comfortable way to pass through tucked-away towns and see wilderness where no roads appear to wind...
Juneau, AK, USA
I ran out of space to include places to Eat, to Stay and Do in Juneau and surrounding towns! *We flew Alaska Seaplanes based in Juneau. They are wonderful and so are all the pilots. *I wish we had at least a week to spend in Haines. Add this place...
Margerie Glacier, Alaska 99826, USA
The Native Alaskans called it "white thunder": the crashing sound as loud as thunderclaps, produced by the shifting and cracking ice when it tumbles into the sea. On board our Alaskan Dream Cruise, the Admiralty Dream, we got to have an up close...
20 Portage Dr, Haines, AK 99827, USA
Alaskan artist Tresham Gregg specializes in Indian tribal art and makes wood carvings, totem poles, jewelry, masks, graphic art and puppets. His biggest gallery, Uniquely Alaskan Arts, is located at 201 Willard Street, and Whale Rider Gallery,...
Tarr Inlet, Alaska 99826, USA
Around 1.6 kilometers wide, this hanging glacier has a dramatic 76-meter-high face. Big and beautiful, the river of frozen water flows 1.8 to 2.4 meters daily and very actively sheds icebergs. Those fragments contain compacted snow that fell 75 to...
1 Kasaan Rd, Kasaan, AK 99901, USA
Spend a day exploring by boat or seaplane the rugged landscapes of Misty Fjords National Monument, where more than 8,000 square kilometers (or 2 million acres) of protected wilderness encompass fog-shrouded, temperate rain forests; electric-blue...
Lynn Canal, Juneau, AK, USA
The longest, deepest fjord in the United States connects Juneau with Skagway. A major gold rush route, this waterway—97 kilometers long and over 610 meters deep—makes for glorious scenic cruising. At its northeastern tip near Skagway, cliffs...
420 Spruce Mill Way, Ketchikan, AK 99901, USA
One of Ketchikan’s most popular attractions is an hour-long, family-friendly show that celebrates the skills and strength of professional Alaskan lumberjacks. Cheer along as the ax-wielding woodsmen compete in events such as tree climbing, ax...
1101 Copper Ridge Ln, Ketchikan, AK 99901, USA
One of the best ways to explore the natural beauty around Ketchikan is by simply setting out on foot along one of the many trails around town. One popular spot is the short, two-kilometer Rainbird Trail. The trailhead is a short walk from the...
Portage Pass Trail, Anchorage, AK, USA
Set in the Chugach National Forest along the Kenai Peninsula, Portage Glacier once filled its entire 23-kilometer (14-mile) valley but is now rapidly receding. Visitors may want to first stop at the Begich, Boggs Visitor Center with its...
Inside Passage, Alaska, USA
Some of Alaska’s most wonderful wildlife can be spotted from the ship, as whales, orcas and dolphins share the chilly northern waters. Humpbacks are the most common; they spend the summer months cruising the Inside Passage, spinning bubble nets...
114 W 4th St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
This bright yellow building with a totem pole outside is impossible to miss. Its permanent collection details Juneau’s history, from its roots as a Tlingit gathering place to its era as a literal gold mine. It’s also the only place in the city you...
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