you take the cruise before or after your land tour,
you’ll find each experience makes the other more
meaningful. Only when you view this tremendous land
from both sea and land can you fully comprehend and
appreciate its immensity and diversity, and its magnificent
Inside Passage. This thousand-mile waterway is a magical world of forests, mountains,
emerald islands floating on the blue sea and deep fjords penetrating
the wilderness. Keep your binoculars ready for whales and porpoises.
You might spy an Indian village hidden in the trees along the shore,
or a brave little fishing boat.
Bay National Park. The marine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve provides opportunities
for adventure. Amidst
majestic scenery, Glacier Bay offers us now, and for all time, a connection to
a powerful and wild landscape. The park has snow-capped
mountain ranges rising to over 15,000 feet, coastal
beaches with protected coves, deep fjords, tidewater glaciers, coastal and
estuarine waters, and freshwater lakes. Diverse
habitats support a variety of marine and terrestrial wildlife, with opportunities
for viewing and research that allow
us to learn more about the natural world.
Glacier. From its source on Mount
Logan in the Yukon territory, Hubbard Glacier
stretches 76 miles to the sea at Yakutat and Disenchantment
Bays. It is the longest tidewater glacier in Alaska, with an open calving
over six miles wide. In May 1986, the Hubbard
Glacier surged forward, blocking the outlet of Russell Fiord and creating "Russell Lake."
Ketchikan. Come ashore to one of the state’s most picturesque communities. Fishing boats, pleasure craft and planes shelter in the harbor. Enjoy a shore excursion like the Rain Forest Canoe and Nature Trail, Backcountry Jeep® & Canoe Safari or the Rain Forest Island Adventure. Before or after your excursion take time to browse the Creek Street boutiques and waterfront shops.
Juneau. Alaska’s capital snuggles between Gastineau Channel and Mt. Juneau. Have an adventure in Juneau on the Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip, Historic Gold Panning Adventure & Salmon Bake, Glacier View Sea Kayaking, Historic Gold Mining & Panning Adventure, Mendenhall Lake Canoe Adventure, Whale Watching & Salmon Bake, Best of Juneau® or the Gold Creek Salmon Bake.
Skagway. The sidewalks are all but rolled up in Skagway come winter, so you can only imagine
the frightful conditions endured by the gold prospectors who passed through
en route to the Yukon, with a mandatory ton of supplies to be hauled with them
over the steep and treacherous Trail of ‘98. 21st-century summertime
visits to Skagway require nothing of the sort, but you can still ride the antique
White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railway up through silvery-purple rock
faces, past Deadhorse Gulch, to see what it was like back then.
You may want to set out on
an adventure in a 4-wheel drive Jeep Wrangler® on
the Yukon Jeep® Kondike Adventure or, for a dining
experience you’ll never forget, don't miss the Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp & Salmon
you’ll enjoy Alaskan Wild Salmon grilled over
an open fire.
of glaciers meet tidewater in this inlet rimmed
by icy crags, frozen in time. You may even spot
wildlife: seals, sea lions, bald eagles,
mountain goats, perhaps humpback and killer whales. Your memories of
this day will
stay with you always.