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Old July 1st, 2009, 05:56 PM
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Default Glacier Bay boat tour from Juneau or Skagway?

Hi,

Has any one taken a boat tour from Juneau or Skagway? I only found one helicopter tour.

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Old July 1st, 2009, 06:11 PM
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Here's the park service's directory of vendors. It does require the vendor to have a special permit. I asked in Hoonah about going there, and our guide told us, he could easily go on his own, but could not enter with paying passengers.
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Are you staying extended in Juneau or Skagway? This is not doable from either city as a day trip and getting all the way into Glacier Bay, via a boat tour.
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 05:39 PM
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Budgetqueen,

No, I'm not staying overnight. But the cruise ship will be in Juneau from 8AM to 10PM. Is that enough?

Mountainhouse,

Thanks for the link. I searched through the companies but can't find any day tour.

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Old July 3rd, 2009, 08:53 AM
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Budgetqueen,

No, I'm not staying overnight. But the cruise ship will be in Juneau from 8AM to 10PM. Is that enough?

April
Sorry, nope.
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Old July 3rd, 2009, 09:11 AM
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We had hoped to do this too, but you have to leave to get the boat very early in the am and no ship docks that early. We were "bummed" about it, but try to concentrate on what you will get to set otherwise, rather than what you will not be able to see. That's what we did. We could've taken a plane from Skagway to fly over Glacier bay, and actually had it booked, but decided it was just too expensive $$$.
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Absolutely right, Disney. A lot of posts here, because folks are enthusiastic, imply, 'if you don't see this all is lost.' Though that's not really the case. The "worst" itinerary to Alaska, is still 7 days in a magnificent place. And the difference between it and the "best" itinerary may not be a large as is sometimes implied.
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Absolutely right, Disney. A lot of posts here, because folks are enthusiastic, imply, 'if you don't see this all is lost.' Though that's not really the case. The "worst" itinerary to Alaska, is still 7 days in a magnificent place. And the difference between it and the "best" itinerary may not be a large as is sometimes implied.
Overall, definately the right perspective. I find too many people looking for the "perfect" trip. They aren't going to find it. It also takes MANY MANY return trips to get the range of experiences some are trying to find in a single trip. I always advocate enjoying what you get and lower the expectations. Live for today and enjoy every minute.
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Budget Queen, you are right about the perfect trip. I'm still disappointed that I only got to eat at Tracy's Crab Shack once! Truthfully, the first week of June we had perfect weather and awesome excursions. I wouldn't change a thing...except for Tracy's
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