We got back a few weeks ago from our trip on the Serenade. In Skayway we did the Haines Kayak trip. I am a fat lazy guy, but it was still a really neat trip. The mountain lake was really peacful. Being a mountain lake, the water was super smooth. The bus driver was funny as can be. He stopped at a Brown Bear and let us all take pictures.
In Juneau we used AKalaskawhalewatching. We did the whale watching tour on a private boat. The teamed us up with another couple on a 30 foot cabin cruiser. On the smaller boat, we were able to get alot closer than the large boats thru the cruise line. The best part was not having to crowed the railings with 100 other people.
The best stop on our cruise was in ketchican. We used Seawind aviation. We did a flight over the fjord, landing on a mountain lake. The people running this tour were the nices people we have ever toured with. Seeing alaska from the air was the way to go.
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