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Packer Expeditions

P.O. Box 601, Skagway, AK 99840
907-983-3005
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Ranked #4 of 43 activities in Skagway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Phoenix, Arizona
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117 reviews 117 reviews
39 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

There are several pros and a few cons to this tour. I did end up dislocating my ankle at the top and had to "limp" 4 miles down the mountain...but overall, I still would recommend. You start with an hour or so train ride up the mountain. You really feel like you are back in time. The hike starts in... More

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Sorry, Packer Expeditions, I inadvertently walked away with your Nalgene bottle. I'd be happy to ship it back. :) Thanks for the amazing trip to trek to the glacier. We had such a wonderful time. The day was challenging but fun and not your typical shore excursion in Skagway. John and Andy were great at their jobs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Trina, Curt & Shane provided a fun & safe adventure on the glacier lake. They made everyone feel comfortable & took the time to help everyone have a great time. The views are breath taking. AAA+++ highly recommend for anyone. Nice easy paddle. Also, nice snacks and water after the paddle. We had a sunny day, and Packer Exped. had... More

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long island, ny
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Let me start by saying the guides were amazing! -esp Trina, a native Alaskan, who has so much knowledge about life in Alaska and Shawn who took time out to explain really amazing and cool facts about some of the plants that we walked by ..Words cannot express how beautiful this trip is...two highlights for my family were tasting the... More

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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We did the Laughton Glacier hike while were in port with a Disney cruise. It was a great way to spend a day. Our guides, John and Andy, were knowledgeable, had a great sense of humor and were really engaging with our teenage kids. The train ride was a wonderful addition to the hike and so much better than sitting... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Packer Expeditions' Sawtooth Mountain Nature Hike from Skagway was a highlight of our side trips on the Alaska cruise. The professionalism and quality of the guides was superb. Andy and Shane inspired us with their love of the wilderness. They shared their knowledge of the forest and mountain environment freely, explaining interesting facts about our surroundings without any hint of... More

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Mid Coast Maine, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We booked the train and the Denver Glacier trail hike. What an amazing day. Our guides, Trina and Nina were outstanding. Nina's knowledge of the geography, history, plants Etc. Was top notch! In addition, we had the last train car to ourselves. Cannot wait to come back again. The price booked from Holland America was a bit pricey, but it... More

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The train ride was awesome! The scenery keeps getting better and better on the way up to Fraser, B.C The tour guide gives you an indepth history of the White Pass Railway and there are plenty of photo opportunities along the way. I would suggest having a camera that allows you to take quick photos because you have to capture... More

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Awesome hike with great guides - our guides, Kurt, George and Amanda were super. They kept us informed and entertained all through the 8 hours or so that we spent with them. We enjoyed chatting with them as much as we enjoyed the scenery and the hike on the glacier. It is a moderate to easy hike where the last... More

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Carrollton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My sister and I went on an Alaskan Cruise with our parents, but we took this excursion by ourselves. I'm 24, my sister is 20. We're pretty active people, so this was kind of blander than I thought it was going to be (at no fault of the guides, I think the description the ship provided was misleading). The guides... More

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