What better way to immerse yourself in the nature of Alaska than to shake off the cabin fever from your cruise ship and set your legs in motion.
A bucket-list destination for many travelers, Alaska seems to be a mysterious place, remote in location. Renowned for hosting some of the nation’s most breathtaking natural wonders, this colossal frontier boasts the Bering Glacier, North America’s largest, and Denali, its loftiest peak. Never failing to impress its wanderers, Alaska unfolds a tapestry of forests, lakes, fjords, meadows, and beyond, revealing a landscape draped mostly in permafrost.
So, as you board your Alaskan cruise and endeavor to step foot into the great wonders of “The Last Frontier,” surrender yourself to the trusted hands of Alaska Shore Tours, taking you on thrilling escapades. From the cultural charm of Juneau to the quaint allure of Ketchikan, a collection of idiosyncratic communities invites you to explore, offering a true taste of Alaskan culture in a nutshell.
Let’s take Skagway, for example, an enchanting historical town located at the end of the Lynn Canal in Southeast Alaska. Enclosed by the Haines Forest, the Klondike Highway leading to the Yukon Valley, Chilkoot and Dyea Trails of the gold rush era, Skagway takes you on a magical ride into its wilderness. There’s no need to worry about the woes of itinerary planning, as Alaska Shore Tours conveniently orchestrates countless activities to quench your adventure thirst.
Commence your Alaska shore excursion, treating yourself to a bird’s-eye view of this scenic haven with the Skagway Glacier Discovery Helicopter Tour. Climb aboard your chopper with an experienced pilot and guide kicking off on the Skagway shoreline. You’ll soar high above the diverse landscapes of the land as well as over the Chilkat Range.
Touch down on one of the three glaciers such as the Ferebee, Chilkat, or Meade Glacier, customized according to each day. Feel the icy sheets beneath your feet as you walk the age-old glistening blue icefields. Your specialized guided walk invites you to personally meet one of the most massive frozen wonders in North America. A perfect gateway into the varied sights of the land, this tour gliding over the grounds of the lush greens and sparkling blues gives you an adrenaline rush like never before!
Earth, wind – and now water! It’s time to coast the rivers of Skagway on the Chilkoot Canoe Wildlife Safari. Following a scenic and historical drive up the Lutak Inlet and the Chilkoot Valley, arrive at the lake to gear up for a watery ride. Get a closer look at many humpback whales and Steller sea lions which may make an appearance as you cruise down the Chilkoot Lake. Paddle your way through the tranquil waters and towering rocky walls as you hop on to a motor-assisted canoe.
Yearning for the exhilarating rush of wind against your face? Embark on the Grizzly Falls Ziplining Expedition, navigating a thrilling course down a rugged and stunning mountain situated just beyond the historical and mostly abandoned valley of Dyea. The excitement doesn’t stop there; brace yourself for an adrenaline-pumping journey up and down the mountain aboard a monstrous Unimog, giving you a chance to reminisce about your exhilarating escapade through the rugged mountain landscape.
If you prefer staying grounded, the White Pass Klondike Bike tour calls, inviting you to race down the ancient paths once trudged by gold miners in the late 19th century. Wind your way through the Skagway Valley, ascending to the awe-inspiring summit of the White Pass, where massive glaciers, waterfalls, and majestic mountain ranges unfold before your eyes. Careen down the Klondike Highway, pausing for picturesque moments—a tour that seamlessly further combines the thrill of breathtaking sights with the exhilaration of outdoor pursuits.
After all your heart-pounding adventures, your appetite is sure to be awakened. As many excursions thoughtfully include meals and snacks, you also have the option to indulge in a well-deserved beer following your bike tour. Stop post-ride at either Skagway Brew Co. or the Red Onion Saloon, popular Skagway watering holes. It’s the perfect way to replenish your energy amidst the backdrop of all the exhilarating and enlightening experiences that have defined your Alaska excursion.
What better way to immerse yourself in the nature of Alaska than to shake off the cabin fever from your cruise ship and set your legs in motion? Whether hiking, biking, ziplining, or embracing other exciting activities, an array of excursions awaits, tailored to satisfy every adrenaline seeker amidst the breathtaking panoramic views of Skagway.