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Experience a sled dog ride, zipline over glacially fed waterfalls, get up close and personal with the Davidson Glacier, or relax on a beautiful sunset Horseback Ride with us! We provide only the highest quality excursions to our guests in Skagway, Juneau and Glacier Point, Alaska! Our guests are very important to us. People visiting Southeast Alaska have numerous options available to them when choosing which excursions they will participate in while they are on vacation. When people choose one of our excursions, we are honored they trust us to provide them with a positive and memorable experience, and we consider it a privilege to provide them with excellent service. We strive to give our guests the "E.X.C.U.R.S.I.O.N. of a lifetime" and hope you will join us this summer!
Skagway, Alaska
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Austin, TX3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We had an amazing time with Guide Austin on the Dog Sled and Musher's Camp Excursion! Austin was very informative about Skagway and shared lots of information while being funny. On the way up we saw a black bear on the side of the road. Musher Camp had a cute set up and we LOVED holding the puppies (3 months and 1 month old)!! The sled ride was good and we got to learn a lot about the Alaskan Husky and meet the dogs. Shogun was by far my favorite!
Written June 28, 2022
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Barje8
San Diego, CA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We went on this amazing adventure through our cruise line and loved it!! Our naturalist guide Sarah and boat captain Les were totally awesome!
We happened to luck out with the weather as it was sunny and beautiful! We got to see so much wild life including bald eagles, dolphins, and more! They took us up close to waterfalls so we could take lots of pictures. We had a short hike through a rainforest, a canoe ride, and got up pretty close to the glacier. It was so beautiful and the staff was totally awesome! Loved it!
Written August 24, 2023
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Blueluke
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Did the dogsled experience. Great experience! Our bus driver, Matt, did a great job keeping us engaged and entertained on the ride to the camp. A nice blend of dad jokes and Skagway stories/history. It was awesome to see the dogs at work and learn about dogsledding. And of course who doesn’t want to pet/hold puppies!!
Written May 17, 2023
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Catherine P
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Alaska X Excursions - "Wildnerness Safari" in Skagway is a lie. Marketing of the title and description is a total misrepresentation. The staff had only been in Alaska about a month and didn't know to identify the environment. NOT naturalists. Safari - you think seeing animals, right? Go on an African safari and expect to see the animals, right? The dictionary even defines safari as animal viewing. When it became apparent that we wouldn't be viewing any animals, as no effort made by the newbie guides, I ask if we could look for and pause to view an eagle... I was told 'no.' NO! I was shocked. Meanwhile, we didn't canoe like the description and pictures suggested. The guides motored us around with the motors on the back of the canoes. We landed on a piece of land, the guides disappeared and we just waited around because there was no place to walk around, then the guides reappeared about 15 minutes later and told us we would be getting back on the boat, then we motored back rather than canoed. Very expensive and total misrepresentation and disappointment. I don't know how they continue to get away with this marketing. I asked for 25% back on my fee (about $50 back on $200+). They refused. When you take a cruise and only have a few hours in port, you want to make well informed decisions about how you spend your money and time. Don't do this excursion with them. Guides have no naturalist knowledge to share, no motivation to give the guests a Safari experience, and management obviously seems to be focused on making money off the naive cruisers. Instead, canoe in Juneau or take a helicopter flight to land on a glacier. This is a rip off. Management has no interest in cultivating good customer service either. Stay away!!!
Written August 5, 2022
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Angela M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
We had a wonderful experience learning about the Iditarod and other dog sled races. Our tour guide, Garrett was so knowledgeable and spoke so well. I could have listened to him all day. He made it such a great experience. We had a chance to hold the puppies. We were introduced to tge dogs and learned about their different personalities. I would recommend taking this tour.
Written July 1, 2022
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Thank you so much for this positive review! We will certainly let Garrett know how much you enjoyed his guiding. We appreciate you making us a part of your Alaska vacation. You are welcome back anytime!
Written September 26, 2022
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Jasonrider021
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Aug 2017 • Family
I booked this excursion with my fiance and 3 kids in Early September not knowing it was going to be absolutely awful. At first the excursion was enjoyable with the scenic ride out to the dog camp location with an amazing guide can't remember her name. Cool views and good information. When we arrived to the location we then had to load onto another vehicle and go up about 15 minutes to where the dogs were. Before we took off the guide and driver were very strict on our seatbelts and rude in a way telling us the rules. The attitude had me curious so as we were driving up the mountain i was seated in the last row next to guide in the back. I looked back and she wasn't strapped in or anything. So I asked how come she isn't but was so forceful in her words when we had to buckle. She said back that it was a good idea but the comoany doesn't really looked after the employees as much as the guest. We got to talking and she had told me earlier in the month they actually flipped one of these vehicles while guests and another guide was not buckled one bit, which she said cause multiple people to be rushed to the emergency room. After hearing that I kind of didn't feel safe even being in the vehicle but appreciated the guides honesty. We then arrive up to the dog yard where you see hundreds of dogs chained to wooden boxes. It was sort of sad. When we got off the vehicle to get on the cart the musher didn't seem like they were interested and the dogs looked like they absolutely hated it. My kids enjoyed it. I asked the musher a couple questions as we went around a tiny loop 2 times they supposedly claimed was a mile l. But I asked if the dogs were taken care of and he said should I give you the answer I'm paid to say or do you want the Truth? And then just giggled. We finished the small loop and was rushed meeting the dogs and back in the vehicle. On the way back down I asked the guide some more questions about the dogs care and she then told me that they kind of hide the truth of everything and don't really want the public eye to know what goes on. She was also tell g me how the puppies are just accidental litters and will never run on a team unless it's a tour, And that's I my if the puppy LIVES THAT long. I then asked what she meant by that and she said they have had multiple puppy deaths from mishandling then and mushers neglecting them and all sorts of stuff that litteraly broke my heart. And the worse part is she told me this before we got to the puppy part of the excursion. The only enjoyable part of being on the mountain was the cool view down the water and valley long bay! When we got to the bottom we had a very boring talk and lied to about mushing and the sport. After the boring 20 minutes we were then quickly rushed to the puppies for a 5 minute visit. And by puppies they only had 2 for a 23 person group. The guide then said if you want to quickly look in the gift shop we could but we were leaving in 5 minutes and she was leaving if we were on the bus or not. So after being rushed we go to the bus and she didn't say anything as she quickly drive us to our ship. Which I asked if we could see town but she said we weren't allowed to drop off anywhere and I my allowed to drop of at the ship. But as we passed through town I saw another bus the same company dropping some people off in town!! Over all I would not recommend this one bit unless you want to support heartless mushers and a terrible company!
Written September 28, 2017
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Mag1324
Bayport, NY130 contributions
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I booked this tour directly with the company, not through the cruise ship. The receipt I printed out after purchasing the tour, stated we would be picked up on the pier near our ship. The morning of the tour, I had a voicemail asking if I “intended to make your way to Skagway “. You see, our ship docked in Haines, not Skagway. So despite what our paperwork showed, we were responsible for transportation to Skagway! When I asked why our paperwork showed we’d be picked up at the ship, I was told “that was a mistake”. Not my mistake, but I still was without a way to get to Skagway. Apparently the fast ferry sells out weeks in advance! Yes, they refunded our money in full, but that was little consolation for missing an excursion I’d looked forward to for months! From now on, I will only book through the cruise ship!
Written July 30, 2018
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Ash S
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Jun 2016 • Family
This trip was by far one of the best of my trip to Alaska. The tour staff was very friendly and passionate about the area/glacier, an energy they imbibed in us! Visiting the Davidson Glacier so close up will be etched in memory and we are keen to know if the chunk of ice that had cracked has fallen yet or not! The duration of the excursion is 6 hours and the company was to provide lunch. We are vegetarians by religion and also had a Type 1 diabetic on the trip with us. I had asked one of the tour guides, Ben, if they had the vegetarian food with them and explained the health condition of my husband. He assured me that he had personally taken sandwiches to the site. BUT, after we finished the hike, the other guides told us there were no vegetarian sandwiches. They called around and were advised that the diner had not been informed to send them! How is this possible? What is even more unprofessional is that despite knowing we had a diabetic with us (luckily he had packs of M&Ms on him) whose blood glucose was low, they did not arrange for food for us at the drop off. That is the least they could have done. I called the manager Stephen Wilbarger at 907-612-1338 and he has not called me back - it's been 2 weeks. All I had asked for was 3 sandwiches and despite knowing they had made a mistake, no one has contacted us to apologize or make up for this.
Written July 8, 2016
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Hello and thank you for this review: We apologize that there was a miscommunication in regards to your lunches. It is rare that we miss a step in accommodating health and dietary needs. We are always happy to make vegetarian meals and send items for diabetic guests to glacier point. There is a chance that the request may have been made with not enough time to send the items out necessary for your group- and for that we apologize that the message was not relayed. Stephen is our Marine Manager and does not have much to do with the lunches other than the transporting of them to the tour site. Please call us 907-983-4444 or email us at service@alaskax.com and we will be quick to respond and make things right. Again, we apologize for the inconvenience this miscommunication may have caused your family. We are very happy you enjoyed the tour, guides and overall experience and we will do our best to make adjustments in the future for our guests with special dietary needs.
Written July 10, 2016
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Kenneth G
Pasadena, CA48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
OK you are in Skagway and the train is an awesome adventure and great way to see the Alaskan country side (gateway yo the Yukon)... But Glacier Point Wilderness Safari may provide a better introduction to Alaska.

On the hour and a half boat ride a naturalist explains the wildlife, glaciers and history (our naturalist was JoJo and she was outstanding). the senery is spectacular as you visit multiple waterfalls, hanging glaciers and stop for wildlife. When you arrive you are greeted by group of passionate young men and women who are excited to share their backyard. First a quick snack or lunch and then you are off (sandwich, drink and snacks, nothing tansy, but you will not care as the atmosphere fun and the pending trip to the glacier has everyone excited).

The short (10 minute) trip through the rain forest in an old school bus is fun and informative. Following a brief hike you arrive at the river and board a canoe for a brief paddle followed by motorized ride to the glacier. The guides are awesome full of information and enthusiasm for how they are spending their summer. The canoes are safe and do not worry about the paddling. Your group decides how long you want to paddle. You are surrounded by beauty and it gets colder the closer you get to the glacier. Th closer you get you are humbled by the size of the glacier.

After ou reach shore the glacier is a 1/2 mile hike over rocky terrain that can be a challenge for anyone not stable on their feet. BUT the trip is worth it! The pictures are spectacular and it is a once in a lifetime time experience to touch a glacier and walk on to it. The guides and staff make it the best 6 hours you will spend on your trip!

Train is great, but this is an adventure!
Written July 4, 2016
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Dawn W
Powder Springs, GA90 contributions
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May 2019 • Couples
Definitely worth it! We started out on a boat ride, very smooth boat ride, bus ride, short hike, then canoed to the glacier. The views are AMAZING! After the boat ride, bus ride, hike, and canoeing to the glacier, we had a picnic with sandwiches, simple but a nice touch. (They did forget my special lunch -- ordered ahead of time due to food allergy - but they were very apologetic about it. I did feel a little more follow-up would have been nice, but the experience otherwise was wonderful.) The experience is fun and definitely worth it.

On the boat ride back, our guides (Natalie, I believe, but I cannot remember the driver's name, unfortunately) had scouted out the area and took us to see sea lions (hundreds of them) that were laying on rocks. They gave us time to truly enjoy them. We saw a whale (YAY!). We were able to drive right up to a waterfall that was gushing. FABULOUS!

Note: The hike was long enough to make you feel like you hiked in Alaska without it being strenuous. The canoe ride was fun, and again just long enough to be fun without being strenuous.

Tip: Take bug repellent spray or wipes. We did, so the bugs weren't an issue. If we hadn't, it would have been a different story, cause they were swarming a bit in the beginning.
Written June 17, 2019
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