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Address: P.O. Box 601, Skagway, AK 99840
Phone Number: 907-983-3005
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Description: Packer Expeditions offers day hikes on wilderness trails not accessible by...
Packer Expeditions offers day hikes on wilderness trails not accessible by road, a sea kayak trip on a lake in British Columbia combined with a scenic ride on the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway, and guided and catered backpacking on the world famous Chilkoot Trail.
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Laughton Glacier - challenging and rewarding

Excellent excursion, worthy of the cost (most expensive on the cruise) and time (full day). One of the previous reviews described the day perfectly, but I'll add on a few... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews 84 reviews
3 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Excellent excursion, worthy of the cost (most expensive on the cruise) and time (full day). One of the previous reviews described the day perfectly, but I'll add on a few caveats. First, this is the most difficult one day hike offered; only ones more challenging involve setting up camp and sleeping in the wild. Despite being in mid marathon training... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My wife, friend and I were on a cruise that stopped in Skagway and were looking for an enjoyable day trip. We saw the great reviews on packer expeditions and knew that they would provide a great experience. It started with a bus ride up just past the Canadian border to ride the Whitepass railway down. We saw a black... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We incorporated the Kayak trip with the White Pass Train Ride and I can't rave about it enough. The lads, Shane and Callan, were really great fun, good at explaining all to our bunch of novices and very supportive on the water. This was September and although cool it was not cold but do take layered clothing, hat and a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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47 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I have read the other reviews and it appears this company has a pretty consistent product and record. Our guide was Ben, and surprisingly there were just 4 of us on the tour. The guide provides lots of history about the area and its characters. At Fraser BC, being Canadians, we were welcomed home, and there is a stamp with... More 

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We chose this excursion as part of our Celebrity cruise, and it exceeded our expectations! Please read the previous review by lexmiller - it describes the day perfectly, and I think we must have been on the same hike! The guides were great: experienced, knowledgeable, accommodating and a lot of fun. We brought our own water and snacks, but discovered... More 

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Bastrop, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Best day of our week in Alaska! Packer expedition guides met us at the white pass train depot for a beautiful ride up to the start of our hike. The guides stories entertaining as the pointed out landmarks and as we made our lunch - we were very happy to make our own sandwich from the nice layout of deli... More 

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Cordell, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Myself and one couple had a great opportunity to experience the hike with Kellen as the guide. We met at the dock and took a short walk to the train, it was nostalgic to ride the train up to the trail head, disembark and watch the train continue on. It was a wilderness trail, easy to follow and was not... More 

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New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We had an amazing day with Packer Expeditions with our guides Kellen, George, Ben and Sean! We booked their 9 hour excursion, "Laughton Glacier Wilderness Hike & White Pass Railway" through Celebrity Cruises for our day in Skagway. Be sure to check out Packer Expeditions' website as the train ride, the trek to and on the glacier, are perfectly described... More 

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Massapequa Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We took the White Pass Railway and Glacier Lake Kayaking tour in early August 2014 and loved it!! I did the tour with my 2 children, ages 17 and 11 and they both had a great time. The train ride up the mountain was scenic and beautiful but the best part was kayaking on the serene lake surrounded by the... More 

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We booked this hike through our cruise line, looking for something that could accommodate a fit 9-year-old and not-quite-as-fit parents. It was perfect. Our guide met up at the docks and took up to the train, giving a short Skagway guide the whole way. We ended up with two guides - Nita and Trina - for two families. Our group... More 

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