Posted August 8th, 2013, 09:37 AM
Just got back from an awesome cruise on the Pearl last week. Here is my view point...
Juneau- We did the Mendenhall Glacier & Salmon Bake booked threw the ship. It was nice, and we did the LONG walk to Nugget Falls. I would have liked to spend more time here and less time at the Salmon fish hatchery or skip the fish hatchery all together. But, I guess it was informative to hear about the different kinds of salmon and how much Alaska depends on the Salmon for the lively hood. That being said, I still could have skipped it
The scenery at the Glacier was beautiful and would have preferred the time spent there. The Salmon bake was OK. The food was good, my DH loved it.
Skagway- We took the 3.5 hr White Pass Train tour. It was very nice and again the scenery was beautiful. My only complaint here was the rude people hogging the outside viewing area where you would stand to take pictures. Some people just wouldn't move and take turns. I mean they didn't move the WHOLE trip!
Then we went on what both my DH and I agree was the highlight of our trip..
the GRIZZLY FALLS ZIPLINE! It was AWESOME in every way. The guides Ross and Jeff were fun and energetic. The Ziplines were thrilling and scary at the same time. It is def a MUST DO in Skagway!
Ketchikan- We took the Deadliest Catch tour. It was just ok to me..they pulled up their pots and let us hold crabs. IDK..it was just very..yawn
Victoria BC- We just took the shuttle and leisurely walked around the nice & pretty town taking in the sights.
We had perfect weather for our whole trip. Blue Sky's and warm, almost 80 degree's several days. It couldn't have worked out better.
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