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Ketchikan, Alaska



6 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

dining

boating

concierge
Ketchikan, Concierge Collection: Fishing & Wilderness Dining
Cooking your Catch allows you to indulge in the unparalleled flavor of freshly caught Alaskan seafood featuring fish and shellfish that you will catch in the wilderness of the Tongass National Forest. Your fishing and culinary journey will begin at a private marina in downtown Ketchikan, where you’ll be completely outfitted in quality raingear, boots, socks, and hats and board your 30-foot Cabin Cruiser. The fishing part of your day will be spent in the protected waters of the pristine wilderness. You will enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Tongass National Forest where whales, bald eagles and numerous Alaskan seabirds are often seen. An experienced Alaskan fishing guide will take you to his favorite fishing destinations. You’ll have the opportunity to reel in Pacific halibut, rockfish, lingcod, Pacific cod, and salmon if during the salmon runs. The fishing goal for the day will be to catch as many different species as possible to make your meal interesting and enjoyable. You will have a light lunch featuring smoked salmon. After a few hours of fishing, you will cruise back to the private marina where you can take a classic Alaskan picture next to your day's catch. You will meet the Baranof fish monger and the Alaska Fish House Chef as you identify the different species and their importance to Ketchikan, decide which fish you’ll dine on and discuss your chef's cooking recommendations. At the Alaska Fish House, you will have an intimate, chef-hosted dinner featuring your catch of the day. This is a uniquely hands-on dinner featuring flavors and ingredients from the day’s fishing exploration. There’s no fresher seafood than the fish you catch yourself.   

Please note: Guests must bring currency ($25 per person for fishing license and $15 per person for optional King Salmon stamp) and are encouraged to carry credit cards to purchase extras, such as souvenirs or snacks. For safety reasons, this excursion is not available to expectant mothers, guests with back or neck injuries or those who have undergone recent surgeries. The weather can change rapidly, forcing the vessel to navigate through some sea swell. Wheelchairs need to be standard size and collapsible; no electric wheelchairs/scooters will be permitted. Guests must be able to board and disembark the motor coach and vessel on their own. Each Guest fishes with a provided Penn rod and reel. Guests do the fishing, not the guides. Dress warmly in layers. Sunscreen is also recommended for sunny days. You should never feel that gratuities are expected, but it is customary to leave a tip in recognition of exceptional service in restaurants, taxis and for excursion guides and drivers. It is always up to you to determine the amount.


price $350
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2 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

culture

walking

sightseeing
Ketchikan, Joe Williams City Walk & Narration
Gain a unique understanding of Ketchikan and its Tlingit culture on this guided walking tour of Alaska’s “First City.” Your guide will be of Tlingit descent and will share personal knowledge of the many changes Ketchikan has experienced over the years. The significance of totem poles within Native culture will be explained as you encounter them on your journey.  You will walk up infamous Creek Street, the former red light district, and learn of its important economic roll in Ketchikan’s early history.  See the historic “Married Man’s Trail” and hear how it received its name. Discover the amazing journey salmon must endure as they head to their spawning ground when you visit a salmon ladder. Trees, shrubbery and flowers are plentiful along the route and your guide will share their importance to the Tlingit’s food gathering practices. Your guide will return you to the downtown shopping area near the cruise ship pier after this easy walk of approximately nine blocks. Questions are encouraged, as your hosts want you to leave Ketchikan with a better understanding of the community and its Native culture.

Please note: Dress according to the prevailing weather conditions and wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $59
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife
Ketchikan, Rainforest Canopy & Zipline Expedition
This eco-adventure will explore the rainforest canopy with a flight across 7 ziplines, 3 aerial bridges and down a rappel element. A 4x4 Unimog will transport you to the mountaintop outfitting shelter where you will be fitted with safety equipment and taught the basics of ziplining. From 135 feet above the forest floor, you'll traverse zip lines ranging from 175 feet to the 850-foot pulse-pounding "Ben's Revenge." Treetop platforms and 3 hanging sky bridges will offer breathtaking views of the forest and frequent wildlife sightings, especially wild black bears.  After completing the zipline course, you will be able to choose your adventure to return to ground level. Beginners can choose a simple decent while adventure junkies can choose the faster way down.  Upon completing this adventure, you'll receive a medal in recognition of your achievement. Time permitting you will be invited to tour the historic Fleenor Sawmill, observe a Master Native Totem Carver at work before exploring a garden of completed totem poles and visiting the Alaska Raptor Center's Ketchikan exhibit to see their amazing birds of prey up close.  A complimentary snack and beverage will be provided before returning to your ship.

Please note: Minimum weight is 90 lbs. maximum weight is 250 lbs. Minimum height is 5 ft. Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by a guardian.  Pregnant women and guests with medical conditions should consult with their doctor prior to participating.  All guests will be required to complete a medical waiver form. Closed-toe shoes are required; long pants recommended. zipline equipment (helmet, gloves, seat harness, chest harness), rain jacket, and storage for your personal items will be provided. Bring your camera, cash / credit card and sun protection.

price $175
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2.45 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

walking
Ketchikan, Rainforest Hike, Bird Sanctuary & Totems
This eco-exploration will include a guided nature hike, bald eagles, a Native Totem Carver and a historic sawmill at an exclusive reserve located in the forested mountains at rustic Herring Cove. A pristine natural environment, it is home to bald eagles, black bears, seals and a variety of birds and other species attracted by the major salmon runs in the abundant marine estuary. A professional naturalist will guide you along an improved trail through the heart of the dense forest, among tall stands of hemlock, spruce and cedar, stopping at strategically located viewing areas. At a protected, open estuary, you’ll follow Eagle Creek along an elevated wooden boardwalk overlooking grassy wetlands. Major runs of salmon return to spawn here. Listen to the symphony of bird activity in this spectacular setting. Seasonal ecosystem changes result in varying levels of wildlife activity. After a half-mile trail walk you will have a chance to see the historic Herring Bay Lumber Company sawmill, visit birds of prey up close at the Alaska Raptor Center, and visit with a Native Master Carver crafting a totem pole before seeing his collection of previous works. Enjoy a complimentary snack and beverage while shopping for unique gifts at the General Store. Transportation to and from the sanctuary will be by motor coach.      

Please note: Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. This tour will operate in all weather conditions. Rain ponchos and storage for your personal items will be provided. Wear comfortable walking shoes and warm clothing. Bring your camera, binoculars, cash / credit card and sun protection. Avoid bringing food and other scented items.  

price $99
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

dining

walking

boating
Ketchikan, Wilderness Exploration and Crab Feast
Discover Ketchikan’s breathtaking natural sights and tasty flavors at the historic George Inlet Lodge. Begin your tour with a scenic drive to the lodge and encounter canneries, an old sawmill, and decorative totem poles along the way.  Upon your arrival, board a fully enclosed, heated vessel for a narrated 7-mile cruise through George Inlet and the Tongass National Forest. You will see snow-capped mountains and waterfalls, and learn about the area’s crabbing history. You will even pull crab pots and check out the catch. Next, relax at the charming George Inlet Lodge, a historic cannery building converted into this elegant ocean-side lodge. Enjoy a mouthwatering feast of all-you-can-eat Dungeness crab, romaine salad with Asian vinaigrette, steamed baby red potatoes and blueberry cheesecake.

Please note:  There is a restroom available on board the vessel. There are 79 steps down the hill from the parking lot to the lodge and a complimentary shuttle available for those guests who need assistance down the hill and back up. One Beer or wine is included in the price. Alternative menu items include grilled, cajun, or lemon-peppered chicken and pasta with pesto sauce. Bring your camera and your appetite!

price $199
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Scenic Cruising Misty Fjords, Alaska



2.5 HRS

Strenuous

wildlife

boating
Misty Fjords, Windstar Signature Expedition – Misty Fjords Kayaking
Windstar Signature Expeditions are operated by Windstar Cruises directly from the ship. Windstar has partnered with Expert Expedition Voyage Consultants to provide insight, education and commentary on the stunning scenery of the Alaskan Wilderness. On your 2.5-hour kayak expedition through Misty Fjords National Monument you will see 3,000-foot glacier-sculpted cliffs with numerous waterfalls cascading down the cliffs, wildlife like bald eagles, and perhaps brown and/or black bears and mountain goats. Throughout the forest you will find western hemlock, Sitka spruce and western red cedar.

Please note: You can conveniently change in your suite. Dress according to the prevailing weather condition; you will be provided with a life jacket. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed and tour operation is weather dependent. Expedition Voyage Consultants may include geologists, marine biologists, botanists, and glaciologists. You will be paddling for about 2 hours.

price $170
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1 hour

Moderately
easy

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Misty Fjords, Windstar Signature Expedition – Misty Fjords Zodiac Tour
Windstar Signature Expeditions are operated by Windstar Cruises directly from the ship. Windstar has partnered with Expert Expedition Voyage Consultants who will operate the Zodiac boats while also providing insight, education and commentary on the stunning scenery of the Alaskan Wilderness. On your Zodiac expedition through Misty Fjords National Monument you will see 3,000-foot glacier-sculpted cliffs with numerous waterfalls cascading down the cliffs, wildlife like bald eagles, and perhaps brown and/or black bears and mountain goats. Throughout the forest you will find western hemlock, Sitka spruce and western red cedar.

Please note: You can conveniently change in your suite. Dress according to the prevailing weather condition; you will be provided with a life jacket. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed and tour operation is weather dependent. Expedition Voyage Consultants may include geologists, marine biologists, botanists, and glaciologists. 

price $150
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Wrangell, Alaska



2.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

walking

sightseeing
Wrangell Highlights
Discover the highlights of this truly Alaskan town and see its colorful history and native culture come to life while visiting the Wrangell Museum and Petroglyph Beach with Kiks Adi Totem Park and Alaskan Native interpretation.  You will depart from the pier and walk to downtown Wrangell and Kiks Adi Totem Park. Here, interpretive narration will be provided by local natives. Then, learn about the Stikine River and its significant influence on the development of Wrangell.  Your walk through the town will show you its historic churches and a glimpse of a traditional Tlingit Tribal House. Then you will visit Wrangell's famous anthropological sight, Petroglyph Beach with rock carvings dated 8,000 years before the settlement by the Tlingit tribes. Enjoy a petroglyph rubbing demonstration before heading to the Wrangell Museum that houses a rich assortment of over 5,000 historic photos, native artifacts, a collection of Tlingit petroglyphs, and fishing, mining and logging displays. Afterwards, you can make your way back to the ship with the provided transportation offered by your guide, or you may choose to stay longer in Wrangell and do the short walk on your own.

Please note: The order of sites may vary. Walking is required to and from the sites, especially Petroglyph Beach. Petroglyph Beach is a natural beach with rocks, gravel, sand and logs that can be slippery at low tide. Guests may wish to enjoy additional city highlights on their own before returning to the ship.  Wear comfortable walking shoes. There are several steps to the Petroglyph Beach, not suitable for those in wheelchairs.  Walkers or canes can do this tour.

price $79
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

watersports

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Wrangell, Fishing the Inside Passage
Here’s an opportunity to experience world-class fishing in the abundant waters of the Pacific Ocean along the famed Inside Passage of Alaska.  See spectacular scenery and protected nearby calm waters while fishing for a multitude of sought after species including, salmon and halibut. You will fish “Captain’s Choice” for the best chance to catch based on what “fishy” news the Captain has been hearing and partly, depending on the season. A major difference with fishing in this area is the normally short distance to the fishing grounds.  A quick boat ride will ensure that you will spend most of your time actually fishing rather than just getting there. Adventure awaits you the minute you arrive! Your experienced, licensed captain and guide will greet you as you disembark the ship and see to your needs whether you are a seasoned angler or experiencing this renowned fishing for the first time.  Your catch can be professionally processed and shipped to your home for an additional fee. The purchase of fishing licenses and tags on board is available for your convenience and to optimize your fishing time. Beverages are available on board.  Fishing gear, tackle and bait are provided.  Bring home a fishing memory that will last a lifetime.

Please note: Wear comfortable, sturdy shoes and be prepared to get wet if landing a fish. The ramp to and from the boat may be steep depending on tidal conditions. Guests must purchase a Fishing License at the dock. The license is $40 per person, must be paid for in cash and guests must have ID with them.


price $449
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5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

walking

sightseeing
Wrangell, Island Heritage
Journey through the past to the present on a personalized tour experience of Wrangell and its most popular attractions. Your Alaskan Native guide will share the diverse history of Wrangell starting with the first inhabitants, the Tlingit Nation, whose history spans approximately 10,000 years. Sit down as invited guests at Chief Shakes Tribal House to hear stories that have been with us; passed down generation to generation. Learn the story of Fort Wrangell, unearth ancient petroglyphs and explore Wrangell today (from the comfort of your shuttle). Bottled water and a souvenir petroglyph rubbing will be available for you. Three great sites will be visited: Chief Shakes Tribal House, the Wrangell Museum and Petroglyph Beach. Several historic sites are viewed from the shuttle as part of the driving portion of this tour. The tour will depart from and return to your pier. As the third oldest city in Alaska, ruled by four nations, under three flags, Wrangell’s rich and diverse history is sure to captivate you!  

Please note: This is a walking and driving tour.  Much time will be spent on your feet at Petroglyph Beach and the Wrangell Museum. Wear comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate attire. You will be transported by shuttle bus to each of the sites. All sites are handicap accessible, although not able to accommodate wheelchairs. 


price $145
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Wrangell, Stikine River & Glacier by Jet Boat
The Stikine River is considered one of the last truly wild rivers in North America, running directly through the nearly ½ million acre Stikine LeConte’ Wilderness area. Immerse yourself in the pristine wilderness of the world's largest temperate rainforest that is home to a variety of wildlife species and though elusive, you may have a chance of sighting. Add the excitement of an exhilarating jet-boat ride, gold rush history, world renowned scenery, and the most experienced energetic captains, and you have a great excursion. On the pier, you will meet your captain and interpretive guide and embark  on the custom-built, heated and covered, jet boat to begin your adventure. Traverse the ever changing river delta, meander through side sloughs and explore the banks of the river. Seek out views of distant mountain peaks, spy on spawning salmon and listen to thundering waterfalls. Your journey will culminate at Shakes Lake with its sparkling blue, crystal clear icebergs. If accessible, you will venture in farther for a view of Shakes Glacier and the ancient ice from which it was created. If conditions allow, come ashore at a wilderness location on the banks of the Stikine and experience the wilderness up close.

Please note: The tour routing and sights may change due to weather, nature and water conditions. Due to the nature of boating in the wilderness on the Stikine River, which sometimes requires travel in shallow water, you may experience quick or sudden stops, starts and turns while underway. Guests should be in good physical health with a full range of motion to get into/out of the vessel and have no motion-related ailments or any other health issues. This tour is not wheelchair or handicapped accessible. This tour departs and returns from the Wrangell city dock, which is a short walking distance (300 ft) from the ship.  At certain tidal conditions the access ramp to the vessels can be very steep.  Facilities are basic in the wilderness location and consist primarily of USFS outhouses.  Although wildlife is seen on many outings, sightings cannot be guaranteed.

price $319
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1 hour

Moderate

walking

sightseeing
Wrangell, Windstar Signature Expedition – Wrangell Interpretive Walk
This intimate tour will be led by two of the experienced Expedition Staff members on board. John Muir hiked here while using Wrangell as headquarters for his Stikine delta explorations. The walk is not strenuous and the pace will be set according to the slowest member of the tour. Participants are assured of wonderful views and a true immersive forest experience. You will walk the trailhead at the edge of town and follow the boardwalk trail through the Sitka spruce forest, with an elevation gain of about 400 feet. This ½ mile hike will present good views of the surrounding mountains and the town and waterways below. Though you will be close to town, you can get the feeling of being surrounded by forest and relax with the quiet of being in the woods.

Please note: This excursion will depart directly from the ship and will be led by two Expedition Staff. No equipment is required. Guests will need to wear their own suitable footwear and dress according to the prevailing weather conditions. Expedition Voyage Consultants may include geologists, marine biologists, botanists, and glaciologists.


price $40
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Sitka, Alaska



3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

wildlife

walking
Sitka, Best of Sitka: Fortress of the Bears, Raptor Center, National Park
This unique Alaska excursion explores the historical highlights of this former "Russian" capital city and includes a wildlife tour through the Alaska Raptor Center. The Bald Eagle Center operates with bird care professionals assisted by volunteers to rescue birds, provide them with rehabilitative care and hopefully release them back into the wild. After your introduction to the center, a presentation with one of the Center's educational birds will take place. Time will be available to view the flight center, clinic window, outside deck habitat areas and gift shop. Next, you'll visit the Sitka National Historical Park, where the 1804 "Battle of Alaska," was fought. The park hosts totem-lined trails, cultural exhibits and carving rooms where native Alaskan artisans demonstrate their totemic art form. Walk the nature trail, view cultural exhibits and video presentations, or talk with local native artists about their cultural art form. The final stop will be visiting the Fortress of the Bears, which will allow you to get within 25 feet of Alaska’s brown and black bears in a naturalized setting. You will enjoy observing the bears from a covered viewing platform and interact with an experienced naturalist. 

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, layered clothing and bring a light rain jacket, ID,you’re your camera. The order of sites visited may be reversed.


price $89
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3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

biking

hiking

outdoors
Sitka, Bike & Hike
For guests who love the outdoors and are looking for a little exercise, join the Sitka Bike & Hike.  Ride along the coastal road and hike in the temperate rainforest while visiting with local guides who are well versed in the local environment and cultural traditions. This guided tour of the south end of the Sitka road system will be geared for those who want to get outside, see a part of Sitka that visitors rarely experience, get some exercise, and enjoy the fresh clean air. The tour will focus on the local history, lore, and fauna. The route will pass closely by the Pacific Ocean and will overlook stunning Silver Bay. You will also hike to Thimbleberry Lake, crossing an impressive waterfall and enjoy Whale Park (via steep stairways). Expect a gently rolling 4-mile ride and 2 miles of hiking. Tour operates rain or shine.

Please note: All riders will be required to wear a provided helmet. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Storage is provided for items not needed for the tour. Rain gear, pants and jackets are provided when needed and the tour operates rain or shine. Minimum height is 4'10" and minimum age is 10 years.

price $99
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4 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Sitka, Sportfishing
Discover why Sitka is one of Southeast Alaska’s best places for salmon fishing during this memorable fishing experience. Upon your arrival, you will take a short walk to board your fishing boat and proceed to Sitka Sound and its adjacent waters to fish for king, silver, chum, and pink salmon, depending on the month. Salmon fishing is performed via “trolling,” or “mooching.” When trolling two or four lines are fishing off downriggers while the boat is underway and hooked fish are played on a rotational basis. When mooching you will hold a rod and work the bait while the boat is anchored. Your captain will decide which method he feels is the most effective given the conditions of the day. Your fishing boat will be a cabin cruiser style sport fishing boat that averages 24-30 feet in length and 4-6 guests will be assigned to each boat. After approximately 3 hours of fishing, your boat will return back to the pier. If you wish, meet with local fish processors to have your catch sent to your home (within the continental U.S.A.). 

Please note: Bring your sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, and a light jacket.  Wear close-toed, comfortable shoes. A $40 fishing license must be purchased at time of excursion, paid with cash only. Bring your photo ID as well.


price $275
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Icy Strait Point, (Hoonah) Alaska



2.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife
Icy Strait Point, Back Country Jeep Adventure
Explore the wilds of Chichagof Island on a 2.5-hour Jeep tour. Your guide will lead you on a journey of discovery while driving a 4-person Jeep Wrangler on roads less traveled. Your small group of explorers will drive along the back roads in search of wildlife and adventure. While traveling along the old logging roads you may encounter wildlife such as eagles, Sitka black-tailed deer and the coastal brown bear. Head up mountain trails to seek spectacular vistas of the surrounding area. Your friendly tour guide, in the lead Jeep, will educate you on the local history and culture. Jeeps have radio communication with guide vehicle making the tour interactive. You and your friends or family will be lead to destinations off the beaten path.

Please note: Drivers must be at least 25 years old, are required to show a valid driver's license, and must sign a liability/insurance waiver. Minors under 18 must be accompanied by at least one parent or guardian. Parties under three will share a Jeep. We will provide a car seat or booster seat for children upon request and subject to availability. Multiple stops will be made along the way to allow for guests to switch drivers.


price $145
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2.75 HRS

Easy

outdoors

culture
Icy Strait Point, Forest Tram & Tribal Dance
Delight in coastal scenery and learn about Icy Strait Point's Native Tlingit people while traveling in a covered tram before watching the tribal dance show. Set out on a 2-mile ride through the dense rainforests with views of dazzling Icy Strait waters, and learn the ecology of local flora and fauna. Wander around the rocky beach independently and then see live Hoonah, Tlingit performers, donning traditional story garb, singing and dancing in an interactive tribal celebration.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $75
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Icy Strait Point, Halibut Fishing
Experience an exhilarating Alaska sport fishing trip alongside a certified charter captain, as you target tasty Pacific halibut in the active waters of Icy Strait. Enjoy cool breezes and coastal scenery on a short boat ride to prime fishing grounds and then spend approximately 2.5 hours angling for a prized catch, with gear and instructions provided by the boat's mates. Relax in the vessel's interior cabin, where you can look for breaching whales and soaring eagles.

Please note:  All fishing gear will be provided. Wear comfortable shoes and layered clothing and bring your camera and/or binoculars. Guests should also bring $25 cash to purchase fishing license.  Although catching is likely, it is not guaranteed. Guests must determine if they are going to process fish caught before leaving the dock. Otherwise the fish will be released in the water and not brought on the boat for a photo. Guests prone to motion sickness should keep this in mind before booking this tour.  This is a small vessel that will move with the waves/current.

price $299
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1.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

culture
Icy Strait Point, Scenic Mountain Ascent & Worlds Largest ZipRider
Taller than the Empire State Building and over a mile long, get ready for an exhilarating journey along the mountaintop ZipRider cable, as you soar above Icy Strait Point. You will enjoy a relaxing scenic ride through Hoonah village, home to the indigenous Tlingit people, en route to the mountain's peak where you will experience a 1330-foot harnessed vertical drop as you fly over the top of the lush green rainforest at speeds of more than 60 miles per hour before landing softly near the beach.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes. 

price $139
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

outdoors

wildlife
Icy Strait Point, Spasski River Valley Wildlife & Bear Search
Delight in Icy Strait Point's natural splendors as you embark on a guided walking tour of the lush Spasski River Valley in search of bears and other wildlife. Your guide will provide information about the area's ecology and Hoonah village's fascinating Tlingit population en route to the Spasski River. You will explore the rugged bush country on foot, walking along the "trail of the bears," while keeping an eye out for Alaskan Coastal brown bears, Sitka black-tailed deer, and soaring bald eagles.  

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring your camera and binoculars. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.


price $99
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Icy Strait Point, Whale & Marine Mammals Cruise
Be swept away on a small group whale watching excursion to the Point Adolphus area, which hosts one of Alaska's largest resident whale populations. The 24-passenger vessel sits low in the water, putting you eye to eye with whales, sea lions, and harbor seals who make their homes in these protected waters. Be sure to keep a lookout for eagles that soar high above and the brown bears on the coastline.

Please note: You are guaranteed to see at least one whale or you will receive a cash refund ($100 per adult, $50 per child) as you disembark.


price $159
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Juneau, Alaska



2.75 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

wine

sightseeing

concierge
Juneau, Concierge Collection: Pilots Choice - Pinnacle Experience Glacier Explorer
This customized tour begins with a pre-flight consultation with your pilot who will work to make your flightseeing desires a reality with the benefit of the pilot's local knowledge and taking into account terrain, weather and flying conditions. Create an unforgettable experience and a one-of-a-kind adventure from the numerous choices available in the Juneau area - taste the purity of glacial lakes, set down on a remote alpine ridge, soar along the spine of the Canadian border, fly past rushing waterfalls and explore the vast wilderness of ice high above Juneau. And somewhere along your route you will land for a champagne toast.

Please note: Bring your sunglasses, cameras, and a jacket. It is recommended that you dress in layers and be advised that this tour is weather dependent.


price $769
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3.75 HRS

Easy

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Juneau, Discover Alaska Whales
Have you ever envisioned living the life of a Research Scientist? Or looking for the thrill of encountering one of the earth’s largest creatures? Well, now’s your chance! Alaska’s waters hold one of the largest concentrations of humpback whales and along with your contribution to ongoing research during this exhilarating excursion you are guaranteed to see a whale! Not only is this a one-of-a-kind whale watching experience, but you’ll will have the opportunity to participate in various science activities aboard a permitted research vessel while on the open water. From the pier you’ll travel north to meet your vessel in Auke Bay. Meet your experienced captain and board your wildlife viewing vessel.  Have your camera handy as you cruise through the island-studded waters of Stephens Passage, a wonderland of snow-capped peaks and ice-blue glaciers. While you cruise, you’re sure to spot humpbacks, orcas, sea lions, harbor seals, and porpoises. Once a whale is spotted, the Captain will slow down for exceptional viewing and photo opportunities. Given the right behavior and weather conditions, you may hear the haunting, moaning call of the humpback. Luckily, the vessel is equipped with a hydrophone when the opportunity arises, to listen to the underwater sounds of whales while an onboard naturalist explains the habits and habitats of the creatures you may encounter. When conditions permit during your cruise, you’ll explore the foundation of the food chain by drawing plankton samples, take a look at live sea animals in a touch tank and even use a GPS camera to aid in identifying specific whales while recording their varied behaviors.

Please note: There is a variable sloped ramp leading to the safari vessel dock which changes with the tide. Whale sightings are frequent. All guests must sign a waiver attesting to their physical and medical conditions to participate. Dress warmly in layers, as the tour operates in all weather conditions. Bottled water and a snack pack are included. Bring a camera with plenty of film or memory and batteries.  Participants are eligible to enter to win cash prizes in the tour operator's Capture Juneau Photo Contest.


price $175
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3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

culture
Juneau, Glacier Dog Sledding by Helicopter
This truly Alaskan adventure offers the rare opportunity to mush your own dog sled team across a snow-capped glacier. Learn the tricks of the trade from seasoned veterans of the legendary Alaskan Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Master the all-important commands of Hike! Gee! and Haw! Experience the unique thrill of zipping across a pristine glacier with a team of friendly huskies while enjoying the fresh mountain air and scenic vistas. This exclusive dog sled camp is located on the picturesque middle branch of the Norris Glacier. You will board your private helicopter for the 15-20-minute flight to the dog camp. On your way there, you will be amazed by a wonderful heli-flightseeing trip over the vast Juneau Icefield. View spectacular icefalls, rock formations, and untamed wilderness. Accessible only by air, this region is filled with lush forest, glassy alpine lakes, jagged mountain peaks and awe-inspiring glaciers. Enjoy approximately 35 minutes of flight time and 1 hour at dog camp base.

Please note: Bring your sunglasses, cameras, and a jacket. It is recommended that you dress in layers.


price $649
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2 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

walking

sightseeing
Juneau, Taku Glacier Adventure
On this unforgettable journey, you will explore Southeast Alaska's unique Taku Glacier - the largest, most impressive and only advancing glacier on the Juneau Icefield. You will board a van for the 15-minute ride to the heliport. Along with the Taku Glacier, you will fly over numerous glacial landscapes, including advancing, retreating, cascading and a one-of-a-kind floating glacier. Under your pilot's expert guidance, you will get the chance to walk on and explore the ancient landscape, peer down into a crevasse and taste the purity of glacial streams. This tour is perfect for small groups and visits a truly remote, helicopter access only location. Choose this excursion for your Alaska glacier landing opportunity.

Please note:  Bring your sunglasses, camera, and jacket. It is best to dress in warm layers.

price $475
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2.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

dining

sightseeing
Juneau, Taku Lodge Feast & Seaplane Glacier Discovery
Since a seaplane provides the only access to Alaska’s famous Taku Glacier Lodge, this tour will combine classic powerful aircraft, true wilderness, 5 massive glaciers, bears, vivid history with dog sledding roots, seafood and exclusive glacier view dining!  You will board a classic De Havilland seaplane and ascend over 5 breathtaking glaciers within the Juneau Icefield, surrounded by the lush Tongass National Forest.  Seeing glaciers from the air is an Alaskan MUST DO, and doing so by Alaskan bush plane is the quintessential Alaskan experience!  You will land on the Taku River at the elegantly rustic and historic Taku Lodge, built in 1923 and located across from the 5-mile wide Taku Glacier, Juneau’s largest glacier.  Savor a menu of fresh Wild Alaskan Salmon, (chicken alternative), and scrumptious side dishes, all made from scratch. The feast attracts visitors, but also wild black bears.  All participants will enjoy a window seat and headset of continuous narration.  You can do it all in this exceptional combination tour of Alaska’s premier attractions!  

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, dress in layers, bring sunglasses and of course a camera! Menu includes Wild Alaskan Salmon cooked over an outdoor alderwood fire, (chicken as an alternative), special slow-cooked baked beans, coleslaw, Pioneer fruit compote, Alaskan sourdough bread,  savory herb biscuits,  and the famous Taku Lodge ginger cookies.


price $345
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2.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
Juneau, Town, Tram & Timberline Trek
Your small-group exploration will begin with a drive through historic downtown Juneau as you make your way to see the State Capitol Building and the Governor's House.  Listen to tales of Juneau past and present as you tour the quaint waterfront en route to Douglas Island. After a short picture stop framing your ship against the backdrop of Mount Roberts, you will arrive at the tram base for a smooth, aerial ride 1,800 feet above the city. Relax as you soar over tall spruce trees and rugged mountain scenery. Your naturalist guide will lead you on a walk through the quiet solitude of the timberline forest, lush alpine meadows, and the splendor of the mountain panorama. Remain alert, as at any time you may be lucky enough to glimpse a wandering black bear, a chiding hoary marmot or an authentic totemic Tlingit tree carving. You will stop at the Alpine Tea House, where you will have the opportunity to sample a variety of genuine made in Alaska products created from the bounty of the rainforest. What you’ve seen on the trail, you can enjoy at the rail as you cozy up to the tea bar for a taste of Alaskan spruce tip jam or a cup of blueberry tea. After a short presentation the tour will conclude and you will have the opportunity to visit the Nature Center’s interpretive exhibits and the mountain’s other attractions; such as the Native cultural film Seeing Daylight or the Raptor Center’s bald eagle exhibit. Your tram ticket will be good all day!  

Please note: Participants must be in good health and able to walk about 3/4 mile with a mild elevation gain. Each participant also receives a 15% discount on all products at the Nature Center.  Wear sturdy shoes suitable for walking and dress warmly in layers as the tour will operate in all weather conditions. The route on the trail is chosen based on the ability of the group and the conditions of the day. Alternate trails may be used based on snow levels on the mountain. This tour will end atop the mountain. All tour participants are eligible to enter to win cash prizes in the tour operator’s Capture Juneau Photo Contest. You will be provided with a rain poncho and a hiking stick.


price $89
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

refreshments

walking

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boating
Juneau, Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier Photo Safari
Depart the pier in a media-equipped shuttle with your naturalist photography guide for a drive to some of Juneau's most photogenic locales.  En route, your guide will share handy tips and techniques to enhance your images, along with personal stories and insights about the area's cultural and natural history.  You will also view a slideshow depicting personal images and illustrated photography techniques. Upon arrival at the Mendenhall Glacier, you will take a guided walk along a gentle forested trail, take in splendid vistas and many visual opportunities, including wildflowers, beaver activity, cascading waterfalls and spawning salmon (when in season). You will picture breathtaking glacier panoramas and floating icebergs amidst a paradigm of snowcapped peaks. Next, explore the channels and islets of beautiful Stephen's Passage during 2-hour cruise aboard a custom built safari vessel. These are the only crafts of their kind in Southeast Alaska, custom built specifically for marine wildlife photography. Photo opportunities may include blue-hued glacial ice, forest-piercing rays of light, soaring eagles, humpback whales, sea lions, killer whales, black bears and more.  Your guide will provide you with photo assistance and quality interpretation throughout the excursion.

Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking, approximately .75 miles on a newly surfaced trail. There is a variable sloped ramp leading to the safari vessel dock.  This tour is not suitable for those who utilize a wheelchair. Guests must be able to meet the physical requirements of the tour. Whale sightings are frequent. All guests must sign a waiver attesting to their physical and medical conditions to participate. Dress warmly in layers, as the tour operates in all weather conditions; rain gear, walking sticks, camera towels are provided. Bottled water and a snack pack are included. The tour sequence may vary. Bring a camera with plenty of film or memory and batteries. Children 12 years old and younger will receive a complimentary children’s one time use camera.  Participants are eligible to enter to win cash prizes in the tour operator's Capture Juneau Photo Contest. Guests will receive a frame-able postcard with instructions to access exclusive online photography tutorials, slideshows, historical images and a printable tip sheet. All content is free and downloadable to any device.  


price $199
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Haines, Alaska



3.75 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

wildlife

dining

wine

walking
Haines, Alaska River Wilderness Adventure
Enjoy the peace and quiet of the true Alaskan Wilderness as you travel about 25 miles of the Chilkat River System, exploring the different channels that this unique, braided river system offers.  Watch for wildlife as they are frequently sighted during the river tour. The flat bottom river boats are designed specifically to traverse the narrow and sometimes shallow, channels, which is the only way to explore this road-less portion of the Bald Eagle Preserve.  This tour is well known for moose and bear sightings, although not a guarantee, wildlife sightings are quite frequent.  The tour will take off from private property, so all the amenities are available for you to feel comfortable and right at home while the friendly staff will prepare your meal. Eat inside the covered and heated lunch pavilion or sit around the crackling fire and enjoy the clean fresh air and beauty that surrounds you. You will come away with a greater appreciation of the wilderness and the people who call this "last frontier" their home. Your tour will begin at the pier where your ship is docked, with a 30-minute bus ride into the heart of the Bald Eagle Preserve on the Haines Scenic Byway.  Where the road ends, your adventure begins.

Please note: Wear comfortable hiking shoes and layered clothing appropriate for the weather. Bring your camera and/or binoculars. Life jackets will be provided.

price $139
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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

dining

walking
Haines, Guides Choice Photography Discovery
Photograph the stunning scenery of the Chilkat Valley. Cradled at the base of the Chilkat Peninsula, flanked by the Lynn Fjord and Chilkat River, Haines is filled with natural wonders. Your expert photography guide will assist you in capturing the best of the Chilkat Valley's unique attractions and will select his/her favorite locations and provide you with ample time to set up to get the best shots. Depending on the lighting and weather, different locations in the Chilkat Valley boast specific photographic highlights. May, June, and July feature wildflowers and bald eagles. Beginning in August, pink salmon begin their run up the Chilkoot River to spawn. This will be the best opportunity to see brown bears as they are often witnessed feeding along the banks of the river. When bears are present, every effort will be made to give you safe bear viewing and photography. The theme is flexibility, fun and learning rather than adherence to a rigid schedule. Even a simple point-and-shoot camera or iPhone will work. Bring all your photo gear, there will be room in the vehicle. Tripods will be supplied. The tour will include a deluxe picnic lunch so you can eat when you want to and focus on getting the shots that you desire.

Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking; however, guests must be able to embark/disembark the vehicles via steps. It is not recommended for guests who utilize a wheelchair. Dress in layers, wear comfortable walking shoes, bring rain gear and your camera equipment. Observing bear and other wildlife is the goal but cannot be guaranteed. This tour includes a copy of Where Eagles Gather: The Story of The Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, Haines, Alaska.


price $175
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2 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

walking

sightseeing
Haines, Historical Haines Walking Tour
Stretch your legs while you learn about the history, Native culture, and present-day lifestyle of the residents of this isolated Alaskan town. Your local guide will show you the highlights of historic Fort William H. Seward, founded in the early 20th century to anchor America's border claims during the turbulent Gold Rush era. Sights include the old barracks buildings, the parade grounds, Soap Suds Alley, and "Officers Row." These buildings overlook the 9-acre parade grounds, Lynn Canal and the Chilkoot Mountains. Your guide will bring you up-to-date on the happenings in Haines and the “Fort.” Continue along the “back trails” to downtown Haines, where you will visit the Hammer Museum. Meet the curator and find out why small, remote Haines is the home of this quirky museum dedicated to man’s first tool. The museum spans history from the Egyptian pyramids to the Space Age. There is something for everyone and you’ll be sure to leave with a smile on your face. Next, you will stop at the Sheldon Museum, which features two galleries full of exhibits on native and non-native settlement of Haines and the Chilkat Valley area, as well as a rotating display of local artwork. Exhibits cover local Tlingit’s exquisitely woven and highly-prized Chilkat Blankets, finely detailed spruce root basketry, and intricate beadwork. Early European exhibits cover the salmon cannery period, and the Gold Rush including the Dalton Trail to the Klondike Gold Fields and the Porcupine Gold Rush.

Please note: Wear comfortable shoes and layered clothing appropriate for the weather. You will walk just about a mile.


price $65
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3.75 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

walking
Haines, Kroschel Wildlife Refuge
This wildlife sanctuary sprawls over 60 acres and will provide you an opportunity for some great photos of orphaned Alaskan animals in a natural setting. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see wild animals as they live out the rest of their lives in their natural habitat.  Steve is their caregiver and talks to the animals like a real Alaskan Dr. Doolittle. Steve was born and raised on a farm in Northern Minnesota and worked with wild, orphaned animals since he was a toddler. From grade school on, he did animal presentations for the public and later, on national television. As an adult, Steve started working with wild animals in the motion picture industry and his first filmwork was with wolves on Walt Disney's Never Cry Wolf in 1981.  Later he started making his own wildlife movies and works on documentaries for National Geographic, and many others which continue to this day.

Please note: Wildlife sightings are guaranteed. This tour is NOT recommended for guests with walking issues or who have trouble walking up steep inclines. No collapsible wheelchairs and no electric scooters.  Okay to bring your camera or video equipment. Wear comfortable shoes, bring a jacket, and wear layered clothing.


price $159
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Scenic Cruising Tracy Arm / Endicott Arm, Alaska



2.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Tracy Arm & Endicott Arm, Windstar Signature Expedition – Tracy Arm Kayaking
Windstar Signature Expeditions are operated by Windstar Cruises directly from the ship. Windstar has partnered with Expert Expedition Voyage Consultants to provide insight, education and commentary on the stunning scenery of the Alaskan Wilderness. On your 2.5-hour kayak expedition in the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness through Tracy Arm or Endicott Arm you will kayak in front of the South Sawyer Glacier or Dawes Glacier. Both are tidewater glaciers that are actively calving. You may see harbor seals hauled out on the ice floes or mountain goats high on the cliffs above.  The vertical granite cliffs rise as much as 4, 000 feet from the sea and have numerous waterfalls. John Muir referred to this area as “a wild, unfinished Yosemite.”

Please note: You can conveniently change in your suite. Dress according to the prevailing weather conditions; you will be provided with a life jacket. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed and tour operation is weather dependent. The decision to go to Tracy Arm or Endicott Arm will be decided the day of the excursion by the Captain and Expedition Leader, it will be made based on the prevailing ice conditions, weather and other cruise ship traffic in the area. Both locations allow for similar sightseeing opportunities. Expedition Voyage Consultants may include geologists, marine biologists, botanists, and glaciologists. You will be paddling for about 2 hours.


price $170
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1 hour

Moderately
easy

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Tracy Arm & Endicott Arm, Windstar Signature Expedition – Tracy Arm Zodiac Tour
Windstar Signature Expeditions are operated by Windstar Cruises directly from the ship. Windstar has partnered with Expert Expedition Voyage Consultants who will operate the Zodiac boats while also providing insight, education and commentary on the stunning scenery of the Alaskan Wilderness. On your Zodiac expedition in the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness through Tracy Arm or Endicott Arm you will ride in front of the South Sawyer Glacier or Dawes Glacier. Both are tidewater glaciers that are actively calving. You may see harbor seals hauled out on the ice floes or mountain goats high on the cliffs above.  The vertical granite cliffs rise as much as 4, 000 feet from the sea and have numerous waterfalls. John Muir referred to this area as “a wild, unfinished Yosemite.”

Please note: You can conveniently change in your suite. Dress according to the prevailing weather conditions; you will be provided with a life jacket. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed and tour operation is weather dependent. The decision to go to Tracy Arm or Endicott Arm will be decided the day of the excursion by the Captain and Expedition Leader, it will be made based on the prevailing ice conditions, weather and other cruise ship traffic in the area. Both locations allow for similar sightseeing opportunities. Expedition Voyage Consultants may include geologists, marine biologists, botanists, and glaciologists.

price $150
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Scenic Cruising Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska



2.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Kenai Fjords, Windstar Signature Expedition – Kenai Kayak Tour
Windstar Signature Expeditions are operated by Windstar Cruises directly from the ship. Windstar Cruises has partnered with Expert Expedition Voyage Consultants to provide insight, education and commentary on the stunning scenery of the Alaskan Wilderness. Kayaking around Kenai Fjords National Park area provides the opportunity to kayak by tidewater glaciers that flow from the Harding Ice Field, possibly seeing a glacier calving and kayaking among ice that has calved. Taking in the spectacular scenery of the area you may see harbor seals, black bears on the beach, bald eagles and puffins.

Please note: You can conveniently change in your suite. Dress according to the prevailing weather condition; you will be provided with a life jacket. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed and tour operation is weather dependent. Expedition Voyage Consultants may include geologists, marine biologists, botanists, and glaciologists. You will have about 2 hours of paddling.

price $170
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1 hour

Moderately
easy

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Kenai Fjords, Windstar Signature Expedition – Kenai Zodiac Tour
Windstar Signature Expeditions are operated by Windstar Cruises directly from the ship. Windstar Cruises has partnered with Expert Expedition Voyage who will operate the Zodiac boats while also providing insight, education and commentary on the stunning scenery of the Alaskan Wilderness. On your Zodiac tour around Kenai Fjords National Park area you will ride by tidewater glaciers that flow from the Harding Ice Field, possibly seeing a glacier calving and riding among ice that has calved. Taking in the spectacular scenery of the area you may see harbor seals, black bears on the beach, bald eagles and puffins.

Please note: You can conveniently change in your suite. Dress according to the prevailing weather conditions; you will be provided with a life jacket. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed and tour operation is weather dependent. Expedition Voyage Consultants may include geologists, marine biologists, botanists, and glaciologists. 

price $150
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