Best excursions in Ketchikan and Juneau for the Adventurous
My husband and I are in our 30 and 40's. We are going on NCL May 6th from Vancouver to Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, and Victoria BC. The only thing we know is that we are definately doing the railway in Skagway.
For Juneau and Ketchikan, we are interested in active authentic excursions (not zip line or white water rafting as we've done these elsewhere and would rather experience true alaska). We want to see wildlife (bears especially), hike and/or ice climb on glaciers, maybe Kayak with Whales. Which port is best for which excursions? We are not concerned with price as we know this will be the only time we will experience Alaska.
Also, what are some of the reputable and recommended private tour companies in each port? We would prefer not to do tours with the ship.
Thanks in advance for your help!