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Packer Expeditions

P.O. Box 601, Skagway, AK 99840
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Ranked #3 of 45 Activities in Skagway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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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.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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39 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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3 attraction reviews
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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
1 review
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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297 reviews 297 reviews
91 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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11 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
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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