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Fairbanks Northern Lights Tour

Embark on a journey to view and photograph the aurora borealis in and around the greater Fairbanks area.  Aurora Borealis portraits and photo instruction included.  We will use our luxury tour vehicle as a base camp as well as an authentic Alaskan cabin with wood stove and hot drinks.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Historic Downtown, Creek Street, Saxman Totem Park, and Herring Cove Tour

Ketchikan is one of Alaska’s most popular cruise ports, famous for its salmon fishing, totem poles, and stunning natural landscapes. On this tour, explore Ketchikan’s historic downtown on a guided tour, including Creek Street and Dolly’s House; visit the famous salmon ladder and Hatchery Park; and marvel at the largest collection of Totem poles in the US at the Saxman Totem Park.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Ketchikan 4 in 1

On the Ketchikan 4 in 1 you get to experience a fully narrated 2.5 hour historical tour. Starting with the city, which includes: Creek street (ketchikan's historical red light district) , a salmon ladder, and the first hand dug salmon hatchery. Then take a 10 mile scenic seaside drive to explore an area rich in Alaskan Native culture. Here you will see 2 totem parks (Potlatch Park and Totem Bight State Park) that combined have 2 clan houses, 5 tribal houses, and 2 carving centers. Along with antique cars, rare firearms, a historical museum, and a beach walk to view the tidepools (also  a good chance to see eagles and sometimes whales as they migrate through the Tongass Narrows). 
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Sitka Scenic Tour- Premium - Alaska Raptor Center, Fortress of the Bears,Totems!

Skip the impersonal, large–group bus tour and explore Sitka on a small–group day trip to the city’s top landmarks, with a range of departure times offered to fit your schedule. Your guide, who navigates for you, brings you to four highly–rated attractions, including Fortress of the Bear, the Alaska Raptor Center, and the Sitka National Historic Park. All entrance fees are included for your convenience.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Tlingit Canoe and Culture Experience

This small group, 2 hour experience is  something that can only be done in Hoonah! The Tribe offers a unique, once in a lifetime opportunity to tour the pristine waters of Icy Strait, aboard one of their traditional, hand carved Tlingit dugout canoes.  Following your adventure on the water, tour the canoe culture shed to view beautiful totems and have stories interpreted for you.  
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Aurora Borealis Viewing Tour from Fairbanks at Borealis Basecamp

This tour offers one of the best ways to experience the Northern Lights. Away from the lights and noise of the city, our Borealis Basecamp lodge sits on the mountain ridges surrounding Fairbanks. From the warmth of a cozy sofa, you can watch the magical Aurora while drinking a cup of cocoa, some hot tea or coffee. We have large windows, perfect for accommodating Aurora viewing. And if you wish you have a 365-degree view, you can step out and experience. It also allows you to get those magical photos you've been looking for. If you listen carefully, you might hear the Aurora singing to you.
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
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  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
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Skagway Shore Excursion: Yukon Discovery Tour

When your cruise ship docks in Skagway, take a scenic tour into Canada’s Yukon Territory with commentary provided by your guide. Ascend through White Pass to the Carcross Desert, Emerald Lake, and Caribou Crossing, where you have lunch, and check out the dog mushing camp and wildlife museum. Stop for photos at the ‘Welcome to Alaska’ sign and Captain William Moore Bridge, look for wildlife like bear, moose, and caribou.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Sitka Sightseeing Tour including Fortress of the Bear and Totem Poles

Discover Alaska’s historic city of Sitka on this 2-hour, small-group tour limited to just 10 people. A comfortable van takes you across the O’Connell Bridge to Japonski Island. Pass Sheldon Jackson Museum, Alaska Pioneer Home and St Michael’s Cathedral, and listen to engaging commentary on the sites from informative guides. Enjoy up-close views of rescued bears at Fortress of the Bear, and take in the stunning scenery of Sitka National Historical Park and admire its towering totem poles.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Superior Whale Watching - 3hrs on the water!

Auke Bay, with its harbor of whale watching vessels, lies about a half-hour’s ride from Juneau. This whale watching trip saves you the trouble of getting to the harbor and back with a round-trip shuttle directly from your cruise ship dock or a designated meeting point. Also, the tour is held with six people or fewer, which means you won’t ride a crowded boat with blocked views.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Hoonah Whale Tours

Optimize your chances of seeing humpback whales on a catamaran tour of Hoonah’s Icy Strait. Absorb views of the Alaskan landscape as you explore, and look out for other native fauna including bald eagles, sea lions, and bears. Keep energized with homemade snacks provided on board, and gain insight into the region’s history, culture, and wildlife from your captain.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Sled Dog Discovery in Juneau

While in Alaska, it can be hard to find activities for the whole family to agree on. This sled dog discovery tour in Juneau is the perfect solution—kids and people of all ages are sure to be excited to visit with the husky puppies. You’ll also learn from a musher all about dog sledding in Alaska and ride down a 1-mile track with a team of huskies, too.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Juneau Wildlife Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier

The Mendenhall Glacier is one of Juneau’s most impressive natural wonders, stretching over 13 miles (21 kilometers). On this half-day tour, enjoy spectacular views of the glacier from the viewing platforms and walkways, and learn more about the mighty glacier at the Visitor Center. Then, set sail on a thrilling whale-watching cruise along the coast and look out for humpback whales, as well as other wildlife such as bald eagles and blue heron.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Sled Dog Discovery in Skagway

This is not a run-of-the-mill sled excursion—it packs in several fun activities and concludes with a treat that’s hard not to love. Follow your guide on a short tour of downtown Skagway, hop on a Unimog—a multipurpose, all-wheel drive vehicle—for a ride up a mountain, and then take a sled ride with Alaskan huskies through Tongass National Park. Afterward, get a chance to spend time with husky puppies.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Juneau Wildlife Whale Watching

When your cruise stops at Juneau, see whales in their natural habitat on this whale-watching boat trip, all without the fuss of organizing shore transport. Prebook to secure your place, board a comfortable boat with outdoor decks and heated cabins, and cruise Alaska’s waters to see marine life in the wild. Then, enjoy guaranteed sightings of humpback whales, with a naturalist providing commentary on their behaviors as you cruise.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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White Pass Summit and Yukon Suspension Bridge Tour

This small group tour provides a wonderful opportunity to view the stunning scenery of the White Pass and the surrounding area with a local, high quality guide. Your three hour tour from Skagway, Alaska to the White Pass Summit and the Yukon Suspension Bridge is sure to be a highlight of your trip.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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2 Hour Scenic City Tour of the Greater Anchorage Area

Relax, while enjoying a wonderful 2-hour journey to see sites within Anchorage, Alaska.  Our city is filled with fascinating history and an abundance of beauty found nowhere else in the world. Our tour begins downtown Anchorage and meanders towards our University-Medical District. We view historic landmarks along the way, as well as experience the Eastern Europe influence that help settle Alaska. Then we are off the ascend into the Chugach Mountain range to enjoy breath-taking views and look for inner-city moose and other wildlife. We descend into cityscape views of the Cook Inlet & Turnagain Arm. We drive through neighborhoods, so you can see how Alaskans live--including backyard airplane runways.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Totem Bight and Ketchikan City Tour

Enjoy Totem Bight State Historical Park and Ketchikan on this 2.5-hour sightseeing tour. Travel along a coastal highway for the city tour and get to know Alaskan history. Then, stroll into the seaside park’s forest and discover towering cedar totems, restored and newly carved by Tlingit and Haida artisans. Receive a glimpse into what Alaska indigenous villages looked like before their inhabitants left in the early 1900s to seek work in urban communities.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Glacier Point Wilderness Safari

Easily visit Davidson Glacier with this stress-free package. Relax on a 60-minute boat ride out to the glacier and see if you can spot local wildlife like whales, bald eagles, sea lions, and mountain goats. Then, take a short hike to the provided canoes and paddle out to the glacier.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Grizzly Falls Ziplining Expedition

Soar over glacial waterfalls and stunning Alaska scenery on this ziplining excursion. Meet your guide at the dock and enjoy an entertaining trip through historic Skagway on your way to Dyea. There you will have a ziplining orientation before strapping in and taking off.  The 11 lines on the course are complemented by four suspension bridges to give you views of the surrounding Tongass National Forest that you have to see to believe.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Matanuska Glacier Summer Tour

Alaska's largest glacier accessible by car is located just outside Anchorage, so don't miss the chance to visit during your stay. You'll head to Matanuska Glacier Park to explore this natural wonder with provided ice cleats and a guide.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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City and Mountain Summit Shore Excursion in Skagway

Explore Skagway without the hassle of planning on a tour with convenient transport from the Skagway cruise port. Your guide, who navigates for you, stops at top landmarks and secluded locations off the beaten path, from Bridal Veil Falls to a Robin Williams film location. Throughout the tour, listen to little–known anecdotes about the area’s history and enjoy plenty of frame–worthy photo opportunities.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Horse-Drawn Covered Wagon Ride with Backcountry Dining

Travel like the Alaskan pioneers did, in horse-drawn covered wagon, during this 3-hour tour from Healy. Listen to your guide's commentary about the history, culture and environmental features of the area as you travel through the Alaskan tundra. Snap photos of the mountains of Denali National Park looming nearby. Finish your tour with a family-style meal in the heart of the backcountry.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Alaska Rainforest Walk and Totem Park Small Group 2 Hour Tour

Focus on the scenery of Tongass National Forest and Totem Park on this eco tour from Ketchikan. Traveling with a small group of just 11 people or fewer means you'll get personalized attention and plenty of time to ask questions of your guide. Follow your guide on a walk through the Alaskan rain forest and Totem Park, where you'll get views and photo ops of pristine creeks, ancient trees, and moss-covered ground. There's even a geo-caching scavenger hunt to keep kids interested and occupied.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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US$71.00
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Kennel Tour and Dog Sled Ride

The Iditarod Trail is the longest and most famous sled-dog race in North America. Learn firsthand what it would be like to experience life on the trail on this 75-minute sled-ride and kennel tour. Meet an Iditarod musher, learn some commands used for the dog team, and then go for a ride. Visit an eagle’s nest, enjoy a multimedia presentation on dog mushing, and cuddle with some adorable husky puppies.
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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