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About Alaska's Best Excursions
Chances are you've travelled thousands of miles to get here.
You've got a limited amount of time. And you want to
make the most of it.
Sailing on a cruise ship is just the
beginning of any Alaskan adventure. The absolute magnificence and
splendor of Alaska can only be fully realized by
experiencing an Alaska shore excursion. Whether it's by air,
land or sea, exploring the wonders of Alaska, on a
excursion & active tour will be a once in a lifetime experience.
So let's get started. Browse, a wide variety of exciting and enriching Alaska
shore excursions. You can book them right now, online. Not
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Why do we fell these are the best shore excursions?
At the Shore Excursions Group, they focus exclusively on
shore excursions. They utilize this expertise to select the
highest quality shore excursions delivered by local experts
in the most cost effective manner for you. Since they are
not a large cruise line catering to thousands of customers
per day, these cruise excursions packages allow you to
travel in much smaller groups offering a more personalized
experience. They offer a large number of unique cruise
excursions that cannot be purchased from the cruise line. We
encourage you to browse through the wide variety of
excursions or call us for personal advice. Remember, we've "
been there...done that" so we can help you navigate through
all your options and get you started on your way to a great
We are committed to presenting you the best excursions at
the best prices so you will thoroughly enjoy your vacation
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Haines is the gateway to the Chilkat River
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A beautiful and scenic location originally
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Alaska Cruise Tip: Why add a land tour to your cruise?
To fully experience Alaska, you'll want to discover its
interior from Anchorage to Fairbanks with Denali National
Park in between. On an Alaska cruise, you'll journey along
the southeast coastline of Alaska, experiencing its
glaciers, nature's ever-changing and fragile masterpieces.
But on an Alaska Land & Sea Vacation you'll uncover so much
more, by combining a seven-night Alaska sailing with a
small-group tour into its magnificent inland destinations.
Stay in the finest available lodges and embark on remote
roads and railways in deluxe transportation. Visit Glacier
Bay National Park, and stay a minimum two nights in or near
Denali National Park and take the Tundra Wilderness Tour
through Denali. And, if you are traveling south of
Anchorage, the Kenai Fjord National Park boat tour is a
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KETCHIKAN, SKAGWAY SITKA
Great Adventure Awaits
Take in the majesty and splendor of Alaska
One of the better known Inside Passage ports in Alaska, and the
second largest city in the United States by area, Juneau is a
destination bursting with excitement. Shore Excursions Group
makes it our pleasure to open your eyes to all of the city's
history and culture with a wide variety of tours and
excursions. Juneau offers a perfect blend of extreme and
relaxing activities for any visitor. Get your adrenaline
pumping by taking a helicopter tour, glacier trekking, dog
sledding, kayaking, ATVing, zip lining, and the like, or take
in the beautiful sights by whale watching, bear watching, and
sightseeing. Discover Juneau's rich history by gold mining or
sampling the rich local cuisine. Juneau could never leave any
visitor dissatisfied so book your Juneau cruise excursion with
"The Salmon Capital of the World," Ketchikan, Alaska is a
popular tourist destination because of its rich cuisine and
culture. Shore Excursions Group offers numerous opportunities
for you to get a taste of its unique and delectable history of
food while touring this beautiful land. Our Ketchikan tours
take you on adventures to explore the city and wilderness in
southeast Alaska. Whether it is by air, land or sea, you can
catch glimpses of Ketchikan's bears and see the historical
traditional Indian totems that dot the area and are a major
part of its culture.
A beautiful and scenic location originally settled by the
Russians and the Sitka Tribe of Alaska, Sitka is a perfect
place to relax and explore the outdoors when your cruise ship
is docked in port. With total area of roughly 4,800 square
miles, there is much to see and do in this great Alaskan Port.
Enjoy the beautiful natural area of Sitka in an active
adventure with cruise excursions like fishing or kayaking, or
relax and take scenic sightseeing tours by flight, cruise, or
bus. Book your shore tour with us for an unforgettable day in
Though Skagway is a small city, home to less than one thousand
people, there is something for every visitor. Here at Shore
Excursions Group, we make sure that you have something to enjoy
in this scenic and petite city. For the adventurous types, we
offer Skagway Excursions for hikers, boaters, bikers, kayakers,
and those who love the thrill of Jeeps and helicopters. For the
more laid-back tourist, we have Alaskan cruise excursions for
photographers, gold miners, and anyone who simply wants to
discover the breathtaking beauty of the Skagway wilderness and
wildlife. Experience the best shore excursions when docked in
Consider a private whale-watching excursion or a unique
dog-sled experience; or helicopter land directly on a
glacier, or go fishing on remote mountain lake. Perhaps taking
the White Pass and Yukon train, built in 1898
during the Klondike Gold Rush.The
train is a narrow-gauge railroad linking the port of
Skagway, Alaska, with Whitehorse, the capital of Yukon. On
the train you can experience the breathtaking
panorama of mountains, glaciers, gorges, waterfalls,
tunnels, trestles and historic sites from the comfort of
vintage passenger coaches. Choose kayaking ,trekking,
panning for gold or take a gentle raft ride to view
hundred's of eagles.
shore excursions are all adventure!
know? Denali creates its own weather. So, Mt. Denali (
formally named Mt. McKinley ) may not be visible during your
trip. So anyone who promises you'll see it, just has not
"been there and done that".
Raye & Marty with Jeff King,
Iditarod Champion At Husky Homestead
"The Husky Homestead tour is widely heralded as an authentic
look into rural Alaskan lifestyle based on over 35 years of
Alaskan adventures: from freight hauling on Denali to
crossing the finish line in Nome with a champion Iditarod
team. We were greeted by cuddly puppies and got to share an
intimate view of the Alaskan Husky as they explode from the
kennel on a training run. We got a behind-the-scenes look at
what goes into creating a championship team and carving a
life in Alaska's Interior. In an hour long presentation by
Jeff King himself, we heard compelling stories from the
trail and saw actual racing sleds, arctic survival gear and
equipment used to traverse 1100 miles of Alaska's most
The largest state in the United States, Alaska is home to 17
of the 20 highest peaks in North America, more than 100,000
glaciers, 3 million lakes, 6,640 miles of coastline, 33,904
miles of shoreline, and more than 70 potentially active
volcanoes. From Alaska's majestic beauty to its staggering
array of wildlife, it is truly a unique destination.
At Shore Excursions Group, they offer an extensive selection
of exceptional Alaska cruise excursions providing our
customers with reasonably-priced opportunities to experience
the best of Alaska. We've even made it easier for you to
design your Alaska shore excursion itinerary by creating a
that include three of
our most popular excursion tours at a discounted price.
We offer three different varieties of Alaska shore tour packages -
value, active and adventure - tailored to your personal travel style. Or
feel free to create your own itinerary by choosing individual Alaska
cruise excursions for each port that you visit based on your specific
interests and budget.
35,900+ Customer Reviews
Amazing Whale Watching!
"This was a great tour to see the best of everything Juneau has
to offer. The time at Mendenhall Glacier was just enough
although not enough to hike to the waterfall. The whale watching
was the most amazing experience. I understand they cannot
guarantee what we will see but we saw it all! A pod of Orcas and
two Humpbacks. The Humpbacks were so close they had to then the
engine off the boat. And to end our adventure with a salmon bake
was perfect. Don’t miss the waterfall behind the gift shop! We
did have an issue with the bus driver not going to the right
place after the Glacier but we didn’t miss out on any of our
time whale watching or the salmon bake.
Still can't believe what happened
"I will never forget this tour for as long as i live. The
sailing was super fun and easy and Dominic is so knowledgeable
about Alaska. He found us some Humpback whales within about an
hour and we sailed along side them while the swam and bubble net
fed. This was truly amazing. But the best was yet to come. Guess
who touched an Orca? Yep this guy did and it wasn't even us
chasing the Orca. They were moving right up to us and kept
popping up right next to me almost like they were playing and i
reached over and touched a dam Orca. I am getting giddy talking
about it again. The GoPro Footage I have is a masterpiece. Best
tour of my life"
Amazing Tour Of Ketchikan
"We hadn't planned for the sudden change in Weather but as a
great guide Dominic had. We viewed three Black Bears at a place
called Herring cove and then he took us to this beautiful
waterfall where he also picked some fresh Salmon Berries for us
to try (Delicious). Then we went back into town and stopped at a
private rock beach where Dominic picked starfish from ocean for
the kids to hold and see. He really took the time to make sure
our kids were entertained as well as making sure he kept the
adults informed with local information and History. The rain got
even worse and Dominic took us to a local gem of a place where
there was a car museum and also i felt like a kid in a candy
store when he took us all into this amazing gun museum. After
the family dragged me out of there we went for a walk in the
Tongass National forest where we saw another bear this time
feeding in a waterfall. Was truly an amazing tour and Dominic."
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Alaska: Whales, Wonders & Wildlife
You Can A-Fjord These Adventures
Watch for wildlife as you
cruise through enchanting fjords, narrow inlets surrounded by
massive glacial walls. At places like Misty Fjords or Kenai
Fjords, you'll sail across the edge of where mountains, volcanic
formations and turquoise waters converge. Be sure to snap a
photo while you're there.
Take A Hike
Take a hike with great naturalist guides while visiting
Talkeetna and Denali Alaska. Stretch you legs on trails from
easy to epic. See Denali ( Mt. McKinley ) without national park
crowds and all day bus tours. Owners Howard and Noelle Carbone
have shared the wonders of Denali with Alaska's visitors since
starting the family business in 1993. Princess guests staying at
the Mt. McKinley Princess Lodge can take the Byers Lake Nature
Walk and Denali Wilderness Hike. Royal Caribbean and Celebrity
guests staying at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge can take the
Talkeetna Lakes Hike. →
Generally, Alaska glaciers
are viewed from one angle, so you can see that they are massive,
but flightseeing - taking a small, low-flying plane over the
landscape for a true bird's-eye view - allows you to see just
how vast these rivers of ice can be. Take up an excursion out of
Misty Fjord in Ketchikan, or soar above the massive Denali
mountain with a Talkeetna adventure tour group. You may even get
the chance to climb one of these icy giants.
Six Million Acres Of Discovery
Towering high in the center
of the Alaska Range is the Denali, North America's tallest peak
at 20,310 feet. Central to the cultural heritage of the native
peoples who have lived here for thousands of years, the giant
mountain is the ultimate symbol of the Alaskan wild. Denali
National Park remains a wild kingdom, where animals large and
small, roam free. View Dall sheep, wolves, caribou, moose and
the mighty grizzly bear among many. And come summer, they are
joined by more than 160 species of migratory birds.
Save Up to 40% Savings on Shore Excursions
Now that you know where
you're going, it's time to start planning what you'll do when
you get there! We're excited to offer you exceptional shore
excursions at prices up to 40% lower than the cruise lines.
Higher quality, smaller tours that match your itinerary, with
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