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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 by...

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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Great hike - and green spit

We decided to take a hiking excursion while in Skagway. We knew we needed an activity for a 20 year old that did not involve just "looking at a bunch of old things" and hearing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Kim L
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Olathe, Kansas

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We decided to take a hiking excursion while in Skagway. We knew we needed an activity for a 20 year old that did not involve just "looking at a bunch of old things" and hearing about the history of the tiny little town. Well...we got what we wanted! We had 3 guides with 16 of us in tow. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the heli-hike today with Lioba and it was awesome! We didn't read the description as carefully as we should and initially thought we were landing on the glacier but it turned out even better without it. We got a great flight with Wayne and flossed the sawtooth mountain tops as we got our stellar view of the glaciers. Lioba... More 

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Chapin, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This excursion was the best part of our Alaskan cruise! Our group of 5 people joined another 15 tourists at the pier with 5 guides. We started with a mile walk to the train.We boarded and took care of our release forms and fixed our own sandwiches with the ingredients that the guides laid out for us.The guides also gave... More 

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Mooresville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had great weather, it was the 1st time I've kayaked. They were helpful and had all the gear we needed. since it was cool, they had rain jackets and hand coverings on the paddles. Kyle stayed with us and helped and was considerate since we were beginners. Another plus was the narrative on the tour back down the mountain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second experience with Packer Expeditions and truly there is not one word to describe the experience. I need several. Dedicated staff, fun, amazing, professional, safe, educational, exhilarating, beautiful, patient, funny, amazing, awesome..I can go on but you just have to try them out to understand just how incredible the White Pass & Full day hike to Laughton... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tip 1: Regardless of the weather in Skagway, bring along clothes for cold & wet weather. Tip 2: This is strenuous, especially if you are not used to this type of exercise. I would not recommend this for young children or people who are generally not in shape. Tip 3: Bring your passport. The lake is in Canada and you... More 

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Bakewell, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the Sawtooth mountain hike from Skagway on a celebrity cruise to south east Alaska. We were welcomed by the smiling face of Megan on the harbour side. She and Kyle were to be our guides in the rainforest trail. After a short trip on the Yukon Railway we took the Denver trail for a3 hour hike. Hike was... More 

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Lima, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get off that ship and experience Alaska! This was a spectacular tour via scenic Yukon railway, followed by a rugged hike through coastal rainforest. Guides Leoba, Ashley and Alex were a treasure trove of information on history, botany, and wildlife along the trail. They also had delightful personalities and Snickers bars!

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Incline Village, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While on a Norwegian cruise I booked this tour on the advice of my daughter who had taken it 2 years earlier. It was great advice. We took a 7-8 mile hike from the railroad drop off roundtrip to the Laughton glacier. We were accompanied by 4 guides Meghan, Ashley, Alex,and Nacho all of whom were excellent. The trip up... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of four with (two teenagers) had an awesome time kayaking with Pete and Kurt. Pete and Kurt made a point to get to know us by first name which made it much more personal. The train ride back to cruise ship was very relaxing with great sights.

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