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Old 09-09-2014, 07:13 PM   #1
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I am wondering if there is a list of all private excursions for Alaska? I've read reports and a few say they reserved the excursion with a private company. I would like to know if there is a list. Thank you
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:39 PM   #2
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I am wondering if there is a list of all private excursions for Alaska? I've read reports and a few say they reserved the excursion with a private company. I would like to know if there is a list. Thank you
I haven't seen an official list. When we book on our own we just go to the kiosks on the piers of the different ports. Alaskan ports are very close to town, unlike some other cruise destinations where you have to take a long bus ride to get into town.

For example, if you want to book flight seeing on a float plane from Ketchikan to Misty Fjords and are concerned about the weather, you can just wait til you get to the port and book it there, for a lot less $$$$ than through the shore excursion desk.

You could do a Google search of each of the ports you're visiting and see what tourist attractions/companies are available.
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Check out my link below for Alaska we did six two in each port of call, Skagway plane over a ire bay and coach and white pass rail, Juneau Hrlicopter ought and walk on glacier and amount Roberts, Ketichan charter flight on a sea plane to mistrust fjords and duck tour, all saved $$$$$$ most was us only.
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Check out my link below for Alaska we did six two in each port of call, Skagway plane over a ire bay and coach and white pass rail, Juneau Hrlicopter ought and walk on glacier and amount Roberts, Ketichan charter flight on a sea plane to mistrust fjords and duck tour, all saved $$$$$$ most was us only.
What is "amount Roberts"???
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http://www.goldbelttours.com/mount-roberts-tramway/
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I don't think there is an official list but this thread includes a lot of private tour companies that previous cruisers have used:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2723087


We used Chilkoot Tours in Skagway, Alaska Galore (which turned into Harv and Marv for us) for whale watching in Juneau and Ketchikan Taxi Cab Tours in Ketchikan.
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Mount Roberts is one attraction I would buy my tickets at the tram and not prepay on the cruise ship. If the clouds are covering the top... I'm not going. I will check back an hour later to see if the summit has cleared before putting my money down.
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We chose our private excursions from reading trip reports/threads on here and reviews on Trip Advisor. We went with Chilkoot Charters in Skagway, Harv & Marv in Juneau and Island Wings in Ketchikcan. I'd recommend all of them.
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