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PittsburghNative

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  1. That is cutting it really close. Personally, I would go with a 1230pm-1pm flight departure.
  2. I was researching different third party vendors and several come up at each port...it’s hard to choose between vendors when you know nothing about them.
  3. I’m trying to save some money by doing most of my excursions through a vendor. I’m visiting Ketchikan, Skagway, Juneau, Sitka, ISP and Victoria. Im already set for Skagway, as I booked directly through Temsco for a heli/dogsledding tour. Any recommendations of companies you have dealt with? I also don’t know if I should explore on my own both Ketchikan and ISP. I will say I’m not interested in flight seeing, fishing, and whale watching. Any advice will be much appreciated!
  4. Oh I know we’ll need to arrive at the airport several hours beforehand. I did google “post cruise tours” and found several companies that will hold your luggage, provide a tour that is 2-8 hours long, and transfer you to the airport.
  5. I asked this under the Alaska forum and was suggested to ask my question here... I have a little dilemma. My flight home is leaving at 11pm the day I get off my cruise. There are earlier options, but it would make my airline ticket $$$$$. I know cruises have excursions for the last day to explore the city and they will store your luggage. Is there a better alternative?
  6. I have a little dilemma. My flight home is leaving at 11pm the day I get off my cruise. There are earlier options, but it would make my airline ticket $$$$$. I know cruises have excursions for the last day to explore the city and they will store your luggage. Is there a better alternative?
  7. The Pittsburgh comparison helped me realize how tall the Ziprider is! Thanks for the info! And GO PITT! 🙂 Also thanks for those who responded to my question!
  8. Is this activity worth the $$$$? It looks like so much fun but it’s over in a minute. Is there a better excursion to put my money toward?
  9. All the tours Ive seen in all the major ports require a helicopter ride if you want to dogsled on a glacier.
  10. Is there? Is Mt Roberts Tram worth seeing? I would be doing this type of tour on my own.
  11. I have the same thought process as you. Since the excursion is one of the most cancelled, I’m booked to do it in Skagway, and if it gets cancelled, I’ll try and get on it in Juneau. I’d rather go out to Juneau since it would be on Mendenhall Glacier, but I do not want to take any chance. Also, look into whale watching in Vancouver. I’ve done it and I saw otters, seals, pods of orcas, and a humpback whale.
  12. I was thinking Sitka or Ketchikan. However, I may want to somehow see Misty Fjords in Ketchikan and the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, either by bus or boat.
  13. I guess I’m looking to do an excursion or something on my own that won’t kill my bank account, as the heli/dogsledding tour is outrageous. I think in Ketchikan I’ll be able to do those activities on my own. I’ve heard Victoria can be done on your own. I will say I’m not interested in the Butchart Gardens. I have looked on TripAdvisor and selected my choices based on reviews. I don’t need to do anything extravagant in port. No need for fishing, flight seeing, whale watching (I’ve done that in the past). I was thinking of maybe doing a wildlife cruise around the coast. Also, I will be in Juneau from 8am to 930pm to answer mskaufman.
  14. I am already booked with Temsco to do a heli/dogsledding tour, however, my mom needs a dogsledding excursion not on a glacier. Any suggestions on what company to go through who has a mushers camp and dogsled experience in the forest?
  15. The following is what I have planned so far. Any suggestions/recommendations of what not to miss? Should I take any activity out and replace with something else? Ketchikan: SE Alaska Discovery Center and Totem Bight State Historical Park Sitka: Alaska Raptor Center, Sitka National Historical Park, Fortress of the Bear Skagway: Helicopter and Glacier Dogsledding (already booked) Icy Strait Point: ZipRider Juneau: Mount Roberts Tramway Victoria, BC: ?
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