Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Port Chat > Alaska Port Chat
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-16-2008, 11:05 AM
RFD RFD is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 2
Default
We are going on the Millenium to Alaska in June and am looking at shore excursions-we have one booked in Juneau-the helicopter/dog sled adventure-was thinking about the Canopy ride in Ketchican but wondering about the activity level as one person is 70 (although a very young 70!)-any suggestions, also looking for suggestions in Icy Point and Skagway. Thanks!
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-16-2008, 01:19 PM
Jill SC's Avatar  
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 336
Default
The best excursion in Skagway is the train. It can be done by itself (1/2 day) or as part of a tour with the bus ride either up or back.
__________________

Need some cruise help?
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-17-2008, 01:28 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 5
Default
Train ride in Skagway is the best! Not so sure about Icy Strait as it is a very new port.

You should try the zipline in Juneau if you have time!
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-17-2008, 10:18 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Juneau, Alaska
Posts: 79
Default
In Skagway, the WP&YR train ride is the most popular excursion. Note that, besides Juneau, Skagway is the only other port you can helicopter flight-see and dog-sled... same ice-field between the 2 cities, so if you're after that excursion, you have 2 options.

The ziplines (1 in Ketchikan, 2 in Juneau and 1 in ISP/Hoonah) all get great reviews. The Hoonah zipline is billed as the longest and fastest in N. America... They weren't running the last time I was over there - day off for the ships.

Hoohah (ISP) is also one of the better ports for halibut fishing (also, the only place I'd bother with a 1/2 day halibut charter)... There's a decent bear-viewing excursion in Hoonah... if the bears aren't out at the salmon streams, they'll likely be found at the garbage dump!

@Majestic Gems: ISP has been running for over 5 seasons now... hardly "new" by Alaska tourism standards. You should get over there for lunch and check things out sometime... it's only a 15-20 minute flight or an hour's boat ride from Juneau!

Happy Alaska Travels all!
-Case
__________________
Better not for now... signatures get me banned!
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-18-2008, 01:25 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 14
Default
We've booked the WP&YR train for Skagway & Misty Fjords Floatplane for Ketchikan.

Cant wait :-)

Col & Sue
__________________

Free Cruise Tickers
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04-07-2008, 10:48 AM
RFD RFD is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 2
Default
Thanks for all the advice-am booking a train ride in Skagway because of the advice-still not sure about Icy Strait
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 05-19-2008, 03:03 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1
Default
Quote:
Originally posted by RFD:
Thanks for all the advice-am booking a train ride in Skagway because of the advice-still not sure about Icy Strait
Little Hoonah doesn't have much to see but I did a short (8 mile) bike ride and topped it off with the zipline ride. Thank god i did not actually SEE the zipline before I got to the 'Ride Ejection Center' over 1400 feet high otherwize I might have chickened out! It was a super-gas - especially if, like me, you never did this before. The first half descent feels more like a free fall as you are secured in something like a parachute harness. You drop like a rock after mettalic doors open - you never know what hit you as I don't remember anything except being airborne and looking at clouds around eye-level. It is one major blast...and 70 years old is NOT too old to experience a controlled fall unless the person has a heart condition. I am a fit 62 and this experience will last a lifetime.. unless I do it again! Good Luck.
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 05-26-2008, 08:33 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 24
Default
Does anyone know how far Mendenhall Glacier is from where the ship docks? I was tols like 45 minutes
__________________
Amanda Spellman
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 05-26-2008, 09:06 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Juneau, Alaska
Posts: 79
Default
It's about a 20-30 minute drive. The 45 minute figure is probably on a bus tour that takes the old highway and goes slow for sightseeing purposes.

You can find a blue MGT shuttle for $7 or $8 per person each way.

-Case
__________________
Better not for now... signatures get me banned!
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 05-29-2008, 10:24 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 24
Default
thanks! do you have any tips or advise for excursions? We want the not typical excursions... we found a 1000 ft waterfall that isnt on the cruise website.
__________________
Amanda Spellman
 
Closed Thread

Tags
advice, alaska, bike, cruise, cruiserfd, excursion, excursions, icy, juneau, ketchikan, shore, strait, tips, tour, typical, zipline

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Alaska shore excursions mrtonyla13 Alaska Port Chat 4 12-01-2010 02:35 PM
off shore excursions alaska Linda kay Princess Cruises 0 08-10-2010 03:10 PM
ALASKA SHORE EXCURSIONS AUNTIE Alaska Port Chat 4 11-29-2009 06:14 AM
Alaska Shore Excursions MC Alaska Port Chat 4 09-01-2006 05:57 PM
Alaska shore excursions YoYo Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 3 07-09-2005 04:09 PM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:42 AM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2