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best and cheapest way to arrange excursions

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best and cheapest way to arrange excursions

hi my wife and I are going on a 7 night Alaskan cruise in august just wondering how to book excursions ie before we cruise or on the cruise when we have a chance to get some advice its our first cruise any help would be great thanks Gary

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1. Re: best and cheapest way to arrange excursions

There are a couple of buy one get one free coupon books which you can purchase. These are refered t in top questions at the right of this page. However, even for August, you may be late for their purchase. The tour operators take a limited number of coupons per day. Check the coupon books to see if they are tours you want and call the vendors then to see if you can still book with the coupon. The tourist season is so short in Alaska and demand high, so very few cheap excursions except for walking around and enjoying the scenery

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G'day gary,

We would recommend that you book excursions through independent local operators instead of through the ship. and the most popular of the providers book up early. You may not get any savings by booking independently, but you will nearly always get a more personalised experience with a smaller group, and sometimes a longer trip. For example, whale watching in Juneau through the sip would see you with 100/150 others crowding the rail of the boat to try to get photos, whereas with Harv & Marv there would only be 6 people, or Orca Enterprises up to 20.

Download the excursion book from your cruise line and pick out a few things in each port of interest to you, and within your budget, then post back with those thoughts and we can assist with further advice.

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