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  1. There are several companies who do the hourly thing and if you find them direct 8 people could easily do a five or six hour tour for your budget range. check with the city visitor bureau for locals doing this. DD
  2. If you are in town before 5pm, there is a video shown at the NPS at second and Broadway is that is a good overview of what happened to create this place out of a gold rush, which left behind the new town of Skagway in its wake! the video plays at the top ,of each hour and lasts for 27 minutes. it is free and is well worth the time to learn the history of this place. nice auditorium and a place to relax after whatever you have done with your day here in port? DD
  3. Actually, once you depart the west coast you will be on alaska time, which is one hour earlier than pacific time. you should refer to this time for all of your cruise, unless you are stopping in Victoria, which would put you back on pacific time. it is seven pm here in Skagway which means eleven pm EST hope this helps? DD
  4. To the OP, I think that the pollen "pollution" prediction is probably precisely correct. we are suffering the same springtime malady up here in Skagway and I do not have to look at a web cam, just my little antique car. I am currently carrying a beach towel just to wipe the car down about three times a day. To the last post above, gotta go crusin, look me up if you are in town? All is well with me, so far. DD
  5. Which port? There are at least four different dog attractions here in Skagway or out of town on tours. DD
  6. You will have plenty of time for hiking while you are here in Skagway. just go o the NPS which is only about a block from your hotel and they will give you plenty of advice about all of the hikes available right around here from town. you don't need any of their ship tours, just go on your own! DD
  7. Victoria is on the south end of Vancouver island and is definitely Canadian! in fact, when you are there, you may be thinking of England as you look at the buildings. DD
  8. By the end of July there should be good salmon charters out of Juneau and the best part of that is that you also go out where the whales hang out, so you might get a twofer by just booking a fishing charter! It looks like you have the best port time in Juneau which should be adequate for a fishing charter. good luck! DD
  9. Just about anywhere is easily walkable here in Skagway except for this one..... from where you dock to where the heliport is, is NOT a straight or well marked stroll....... Just walk up the dock, look for a SMART bus, near the end of the pier, ask the driver about the trip to the heliport and they will see that you get there in a timely manner. Allow a half hour or so for this transfer. The bus is usually two bucks but you may want to pay the all day fiver just for the convenience of the return ride and even some other places which you may find you wish to do that day? If you see me in a small red and white convertible, that day, flag me down for any further help here in our town. We who actually live here are very glad to share info, hospitality, etc. with our visitors. DD
  10. So, where will you visit in Alaska? DD
  11. You definitely have to pass thru a border check on the way to the Yukon! They customs people usually come on the tour buses and check passports while you hold them up, by your face, no hats or glasses worn. Sometimes they take the passports inside for further checking, but mostly with rental cars, and occasionally with the tour buses. You should not attempt to go up there if you have a dui or other Canadian felony on your record! other papers like proof of parents permission, etc. may be needed Check with Customs authority if in doubt. DD
  12. Early August or later August? This really is the change of season, here in Alaska! Fishing, color changes, weather related cancellations of flights, etc. can all be different between the first of that month and the last. Where are they coming from? Here to help. Need a bit more info from you to relate better. There seems to be a bit of a fixation re. Canada? This could be covered here, out of here in Skagway, with even some "fishing in Canada" thrown in? (Fresh water, of course, but a rare type of fish, if they are of that persuasion in the piscatorial pursuit!?) DD
  13. Unfortunately , that is probably the least scenic part of the railroad. Generally, the farther you ride the rail the more history, etc. that you experience. For my money, both literally and figuratively, I think that the one way between here and Fraser shows the most scenic part of the route. Lately, the longest current run of the railroad, thru to Carcross, has been picking up popularity with the cruising public. If you are a train buff/historian you might want to consider breaking out the bucks for this addition to your trip to Emerald Lake, which is currently the most popular trip into the far north of the Yukon from Skagway, anyway you do it. Hope this helps? DD
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