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Packer Expeditions

P.O. Box 601, Skagway, AK 99840
907-983-3005
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Ranked #2 of 42 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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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I would definitely use this company again when visiting Alaska. Their guides we friendly, courteous, and knowledgable. They wanted to make sure the group enjoyed our hike and we did. This nature hike was listed as strenuous and it was especially if your close age 60, however my wife and I did very well so we would recommend this. It... More

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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We booked a rail-kayak trip via Princess Cruise line with Packer. The guides were extremely competent, friendly and professional. We were a family of 10 ranging in ages of 12 to 59, and were joined by another family of 5. Some of the group had never kayaked before. To have a kayak experience in such wilderness in 40 degree water... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

With 4 members of my family along they were concerned about the level of skill needed to hike the Denver Glacier trail as it reads a 6 miles trail. With the 3 professional guides that headed up our tour we were in excellent hands. As an experienced hiker with 4 novices we were all thrilled with the pace of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was far the favorite excursion of our trip. We took a Carnival Cruise Ship to Alaska out of Seattle, WA. My husband and I are both in our early 50's and fit. We run on a regular basis. Our girls were 12 and 17. It was a 8.5 Mile hike that day. We were blessed with beautiful weather! Our... More

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