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Packer Expeditions

P.O. Box 601, Skagway, AK 99840
907-983-3005
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Ranked #3 of 45 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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Arlington, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A trip with a difference! From Alaska to Canada & back again with Grant & Sean. Two great guys who brought alive the conditions experienced by the old pioneers, although we were equipped with waterproofs and food and drink and train transport! The 5 mile walk through first and second generation forest was particularly interesting and enjoyable and hitch-hiking a... More

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Roxbury, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I have to agree completely with the other review saying they are honest and caring! We did the 5.5 mile train to our hike. Train ride took all of about 7 minutes and there was nothing to see, so it was merely transportation. We had 3 guides on our hike so they allowed for us to break up into groups... More

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My mom and I went on the kayak/whitepass train tour and highly recommend Packer Expeditions! We had booked onboard our cruise ship (Holland America). My mom was a bit nervous about the kayaking bit but the fellow who met us at the pier put her at ease right away. Anne drove our bus up to the lake. She was a... More

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My mom and I had an awesome experience with this excursion!!! We booked through our cruise line, the Norwegian Jewel. We had never kayaked before, and my mom is in her mid 60s, so we were both a bit nervous. Being beginners, we fell behind the rest of group, but our guide, Michael, was super helpful and cheered us on... More

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

and wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for trying to accommodate us with another company when your helicopter company that you use would not fly last Thursday morning because of the clouds I want to commend Wade and Packer Expeditions to Princess Cruises and to this tripadvisor website for their care and understanding and wanting to... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My wife and I are sailing on the NCL Jewel. While in Skagway we went on a wonderful hike to Laughton Glacier on Wednesday with Shane and Kurt. We were very impressed with the professionalism, caring and knowledge of these two guides. In fact, they were the best guides we have ever had in the 30 years of traveling. Please... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My boyfriend, his family, and I booked the glacier lake and White Pass Railroad excursion through NCL for our stop in Skagway. Trina met us right at the dock and we boarded a bus for the ride up to Fraser, British Columbia. On the way Trina gave a great history of the gold rush in Skagway and beyond. We learned... More

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Whitefish
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6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We booked a hike along the Skagway River and a train ride back to the cruise ship preceded by a helicopter ride over the mountains and glaciers. We booked through Norwegian Cruise Lines. We had perfect weather! The helicopter ride was exciting and informative but could have lasted longer. The hike, however, was exceptional. Our guide, Grant, was funny, entertaining... More

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Shane, Dillon and the crew at Packer Expeditions pay attention to detail! Everyone has a great time!

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