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southbound from 2nd sep to 9th sep. need ideas for excursion

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southbound from 2nd sep to 9th sep. need ideas for excursion

Hello,

I booked this cruise last minute and flying to anchorage next friday. here is my itinerary. what kind of excursion can i book at ports? I like more adventure excursions. also, i am taking train from anchorage to whittier which reaches at 12pm. is there something to do in whittier before the ship sails? are there any websites to refer to see the excursions ?

Date Port Duration

Sep 02, 2017 Anchorage (whittier), Alaska Depart 8:30pm

Sep 03, 2017 Hubbard Glacier, Alaska (scenic Cruising) Arrive 3:00pm Depart 8:00pm

Sep 04, 2017 Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska (scenic Cruising) Arrive 9:15am Depart 7:30pm

Sep 05, 2017 Skagway, Alaska Arrive 5:30am Depart 8:30pm

Sep 06, 2017 Juneau, Alaska Arrive 6:30am Depart 4:00pm

Sep 07, 2017 Ketchikan, Alaska Arrive 9:30am Depart 5:45pm

Sep 08, 2017 At Sea

Sep 09, 2017 Vancouver, British Columbia Arrive 7:30am

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1. Re: southbound from 2nd sep to 9th sep. need ideas for excursion

"is there something to do in whittier before the ship sails?"

Many people take a glacier cruise (26 Glaciers, Surprise Glacier). There are also a couple of companies that offer kayaking. Google "whittier ak kayaking" if interested. The town itself is tiny (virtually everyone lives in one building), not much else to do.

"are there any websites to refer to see the excursions"

First look at the excursions offered by your cruise ship. Even if you don't want to book through the ship it will give you some ideas of what is available.

You can also click the search icon at the top right of any page, then type "(city name) things to do". That will give you a whole bunch of activities including hundreds of reviews.

I suggest you book your excursions ASAP. Some of them book up and if you wait until you get to port, you might not be able to go.

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2. Re: southbound from 2nd sep to 9th sep. need ideas for excursion

We did the same itinerary last week and did ALL our booking online.....

Shore Trips, Shore Excursions or Viator.... (three different websites)

We were very happy with all of them (except the float plane that got rained out!)

Whale Watching in Juneau with Shore Excursions

Rafting in an Eagle preserve in Skagway

Tour of the city in Vancouver with Viator

Rained out in Ketchikan

We ended up walking to a museum and then taking the city bus to the Saxman Village nearby.

Very reasonable price on the bus, reasonable admission as we did not stay to see the Native Dance performance.....

I posted photos and notes:

www.virginia2laska.blogspot.com

Have a great time.

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3. Re: southbound from 2nd sep to 9th sep. need ideas for excursion

"Shore Trips, Shore Excursions or Viator"

All of whom are merely ticket sellers, not providers on the activities. Why have a third Party between you and the party doing the trip? As suggested by M_M at #1, peruse the Princess excursion list, short-list what interests you, then go to the destination forum for each port and click on the "Things to do" tab and you will find reviews of activities and providers.

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4. Re: southbound from 2nd sep to 9th sep. need ideas for excursion

Thank you everyone.

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