Alaskan Cruise Ports

Alaskan Cruise Ports

Alaska in the Summer
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Sarah M. Feldman

Skagway

VISIT

Step foot on board a vintage train car and follow the path to the Klondike gold rush with a visit to the Yukon Territory. This narrow gauge railroad is an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Most cruise lines offer two variations of the White Pass & Yukon Route. The White Pass Summit Excursion travels 40 miles round-trip to the summit of White Pass and includes a fully narrated tour. On your journey up 2,885 feet, you’ll travel through two tunnels and take in breathtaking views of mountains, waterfalls and glaciers. The Bennett Scenic Journey follows the path of the Klondike Stampeders, one that is only accessible via the White Pass train or by hiking the Chilkoot Trail. It journeys 67.5 miles, crossing into the Yukon Territory of Canada – so don’t forget your passport!

 

EAT

Skagway Brewing Company 

250 4th Ave. | 907-983-2739

Drink up a bit of history on your visit to the northernmost point of the Inside Passage. The Skagway Brewing Company was established in 1897 and served Klondike gold rush prospectors. The menu has a great balance of pub fare, locally caught fish and greens grown right on site. Although the Alaskan weather can be unpredictable, if you happen to visit on a nice day, enjoy your lunch on the outdoor patio.

 

Juneau

VISIT

A trip to Juneau wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the splendor of Mendenhall Glacier. Only 12 miles outside downtown Juneau, Mendenhall Glacier is a must-see remnant of the last ice age. The possibilities for seeing Mendenhall Glacier are plentiful. Most major cruise lines offer flightseeing, hikes, scenic bike tours and even helicopter rides up to the base for dogsled rides!

 

EAT

Tracey's King Crab Shack

432 S Franklin St. | 907-723-1811

One of the first things you’ll spot when strolling off the dock is Juneau’s original crab shack. This waterfront location with all-weather seating serves up the “best legs in town.” If cracking in to your food isn’t your style, try their bisque, crab cakes or crab rolls. If you want it all – Tracy made it easy for you with the Crab Shack Combo, featuring a king crab leg, a cup of bisque and four mini crab cakes. Don’t forget the garlic rolls for dipping!

 

Ketchikan

VISIT & EAT

The Wilderness Exploration & Crab Feast from the George Inlet Lodge is a truly Alaskan event. During your visit, you’ll enjoy a day in the life of local crab fisherman. You may even be able to join them in pulling crab pots from the water during your guided boat ride. Breathe in the fresh air of the Tongass National Forest and marvel at the snowcapped mountains and wildlife surrounding you. Once your boat ride is complete, you’ll return to a rustic wilderness lodge for a rowdy good time, local tall tales, and a feast of Dungeness crab.

 

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