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Old 06-06-2010, 05:35 PM
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Hi again,

I am trying to decide between one of two excursions out of Skagway...
We are travelling with Princess June into July. Skagway on the 2nd. Interested in two options, they both ferry to Haines.
The first is an Eagle preserve River Adventure. Jet boat upriver for wildlife viewing. The videos are amazing but of course are showing the best examples of bears and moose at or in the river and eagles fishing RIGHT THERE! Obviously not guaranteed.

The second, Alaksa Wildlife Park. Get to Haines, then motorcoach to Kroschel's Wildlife Park.
Thier website states that they are not a zoo but a preserve. quotes from their site;

Tours: Feature opportunities for up-close and personal experiences with over 15 species of Alaskan Wildlife!
Some species include grizzly bear, wolf, moose, lynx, fox, reindeer, porcupine, snowy owl, wolverine and more!

Photography: Guided tours offer unparalleled opportunities to photograph animals in their natural environments. There is easy walking on our 600 yards of groomed trail, perfect for young and old alike!

They have more species to see but I have photopraphed bears and cats behind fences before... Is this place really that much more intimate that I can get shots unlike that at Toronto or San Diego Zoo etc.

Or is it worth taking a chance on the first trip to see the wildlife in their actual environment?

Thanks so much!
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Old 06-12-2010, 07:09 PM
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I can not speak for those excursions. However last year in Juneau I took a Photo Safari by land and sea. It was the best excursion I ever took. The guide knew his stuff and knew where to find the whales. My wife did not take the excursion and says next time she is going on it.
What you see will depend on the time of year. Eagle were not around as much on this trip, as they were of our other cruises.
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:53 PM
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I have to stop wearing that black bathing suit! Every time I try to sit in the sun the stranding society comes and pushes me back into the water!
Another amazing picture as usual Gary.
Now you're making me want to go back to Alaska

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