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Packer Expeditions - Day Tours

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Address: 355 4th Ave, Skagway, AK 99840
Phone Number: 907-983-3005
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Packer Expeditions offers day hikes on wilderness trails not accessible...

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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Fantastic glacier your

Loved the walk to the top of the glacier, loved the team of guides we had lovely people who really cared we were safe and enjoyed ourselves. Go enjoy they are good people.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
Brian I
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95 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Loved the walk to the top of the glacier, loved the team of guides we had lovely people who really cared we were safe and enjoyed ourselves. Go enjoy they are good people.

Thank Brian I
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This was a 7 1/4 hour outing booked from our cruise liner. The trip up to Fraser had spectacular scenery and the train ride down to the trail head was fun. The old carriages were interesting although not that comfortable. They had a toilet and a heater in each carriage. The company provided food for us to make our own... More 

1 Thank Marianne H
Skagway, AK
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100 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This tour company has been in business for many years, owned by a local family (former mayor of the town). They will guide up the Chilkoot Trail, even sherpa the packs. All of the guides are EMT's and very competent. One great tour is taking the train to Laughton Glacier and hiking up to the Glacier. Guides are very knowledgeable... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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303 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

What I love about this tour was that I got to enjoy the beautiful Alaskan scenery on a train, then got to kayak in that beautiful scenery! Our tour guide Curtis met us early morning off of our cruise ship. Curtis is awesome; hes funny, friendly and just a nice guy over all. He explained to us the events of... More 

Thank esims04
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Going on the Laughton Glacier Wilderness Hike and White Pass Railway Adventure was by far the best excursion we did on our cruise to Alaska. The crew from Packer were experienced, professional and friendly. They had everything thought out and had all equipment and food we could possibly need. We love to hike and the hike through the temperate rainforest... More 

1 Thank SFShawnE
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

All I can say is that this was a fabulous trek!! We hiked through the Tongass National Forest, on a very well maintained and impressive path. We had 3 guides, Andy, Alex and Aiyah(?) who made sure that we had EVERYTHING( snacks/ water/ hot drinks) we needed. We made it to a breathtaking, (in more ways than one) glacier with... More 

1 Thank Leanne L
West Palm Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We were on a NCL cruise and I was a little nervous booking an excursion not through the cruise line. The cruise line price for this excursion was $260 and the price through Packer was $210. With 4 people that was a $200 savings. The Packer people were on time, very knowledgable, very personable and helpful. The excursion couldn't have... More 

2 Thank Millers5585
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Booked this excursion while on Celebrity Cruises. What a great hike. 1st The train ride up the mountain to the trail was stunning. Along the way our guides gave us the history of area. It was a beautiful journey to Laughton Glacier. Along the way many great views of the river and glacier. After reaching the glacier. We enjoyed a... More 

Thank Curtis J
Chandler, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Excursion was booked through Holland America. Guide Andy was thoroughly knowledgable about the rain forest flora seen on the Denver Valley trail. He kept hikers moving to see as much as possible in the allotted time yet would always stop when required to describe items of interest. The ride on White Pass and Yukon Railroad was interesting but not nearly... More 

Thank Dan S
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

My husband and I are hikers but also 60 years old. We did this excursion on August 26th as an excursion from our cruise. Group of 18 hikers and 3 guides. This is a strenuous hike, particularly over the boulder field, but one of the best experiences ever. We wanted to get away from the port and really see the... More 

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