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02/13/2023 01:14:39 PM · #1
I may be finding myself in Skagway Alaska this year. I wonít be able to do Brooks, but Iím wondering if thereís an awesome wildlife adventure i should do while Iím there. Iím thinking icebergs/whales ?

Do you have any recommendations? I need some help! thanks!
02/13/2023 03:27:39 PM · #2
Originally posted by vawendy:

I may be finding myself in Skagway Alaska this year. I wonít be able to do Brooks, but Iím wondering if thereís an awesome wildlife adventure i should do while Iím there. Iím thinking icebergs/whales ?

Do you have any recommendations? I need some help! thanks!


Anyone?
02/13/2023 04:09:53 PM · #3
If I found myself in that area with some time, I would look at what tours might be available in the Alexander Archipelago; I'd be particularly interested in Glacier Bay NP.
02/13/2023 04:46:29 PM · #4
Originally posted by kirbic:

If I found myself in that area with some time, I would look at what tours might be available in the Alexander Archipelago; I'd be particularly interested in Glacier Bay NP.


Why do they interest you? (I don't know the Alexander Archipelago -- I'll have to look it up. Thanks!)
02/13/2023 04:54:11 PM · #5
Google "Alaska Glacier Bay NP" and click on Images...
02/13/2023 04:56:30 PM · #6
In addition, there are lots of wildlife tours as this is some truly wild area. Over 1000 islands stretching along about 300 miles of coastline.
02/13/2023 05:39:39 PM · #7
It may not relate to what you can do, but check out Alaskan Dream Cruises, a locally-owned company that Penelope and I took a 49-passenger, rustic small boat cruise with, and pointed Mark Wiley at, and he and his dad did it, and it is just fantastic for everything you'd want: glaciers, folklore, marine wildlife, whales, kayaks and RIBs, naturalist accompanies, reasonably proceed, very very enjoyable. NOT a cruise ship. I don't know under what circumstances are getting you to Alaska, but if you can tack on 5-6 days for oe of those cruises you'll never, ever regret it.
02/13/2023 06:01:14 PM · #8
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Message edited by author 2023-02-13 18:03:41.
02/13/2023 06:10:04 PM · #9
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Message edited by author 2023-02-13 18:10:18.
02/13/2023 07:25:37 PM · #10
Last time I was up in Alaska was in 1981, and I was just a child. SO long ago and only in Anchorage area with a few trips up more remotely on the Russian river for some fishing. Portage Glacier was so gorgeous and one of my favorite places. To be honest I found all of Alaska and canít wait to see what you capture as I have no doubt you will create amazing images!
02/13/2023 09:59:56 PM · #11
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

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That's the type of thing I was looking for, but hoping for something a bit shorter. We might only have a 3-4 day type of availability. I would love to get as much wildlife as I could. So far, everything seems to need a week or more. Though their 5 night, 6 days might be feasible.
02/13/2023 10:00:40 PM · #12
Originally posted by kirbic:

In addition, there are lots of wildlife tours as this is some truly wild area. Over 1000 islands stretching along about 300 miles of coastline.


That's just it -- there's so much, it's hard to know where to start!
02/14/2023 07:50:30 AM · #13
Originally posted by vawendy:

That's the type of thing I was looking for, but hoping for something a bit shorter. We might only have a 3-4 day type of availability. I would love to get as much wildlife as I could. So far, everything seems to need a week or more. Though their 5 night, 6 days might be feasible.

You would not regret it if you managed to eke out some extra time. Trip of a lifetime. SO interesting...
02/14/2023 09:07:23 AM · #14
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

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02/14/2023 12:38:27 PM · #15
We really enjoyed our trip on the White Pass Railroad, which left and returned to Skagway. Just beautiful!

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