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Packer Expeditions - Day Tours

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Address: 355 4th Ave, Skagway, AK 99840
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+1 907-983-3005

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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Cold, wet, tired and happy!

We picked a cold, rainy day to hike to the Laughton glacier and still had an excellent time. The worst part of this hike was Megan and Andre's bad puns! The hike is reasonably... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2016
Waterloo, Canada

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Lake Worth, Florida
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

We did the Train Ride and Laughton Glacier Hike. Our guides were Pete, Kurt and Tom. The train ride was nice with beautiful views. The guides had a sandwich station for us to make our lunch and provided us packs with snacks and waters. Our guides were very informative and let everyone take the hike at their own pace. You... More 

1 Thank butterflylaw25
Waterloo, Canada
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We picked a cold, rainy day to hike to the Laughton glacier and still had an excellent time. The worst part of this hike was Megan and Andre's bad puns! The hike is reasonably ambitious but doesn't require an exceptional amount of fitness. The views, even in the fog, were beautiful and lunch atop the glacier made the climb worthwhile.... More 

Thank ScottCornwall
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

This moderate trek starts with an very impressive train ride from the cliff side looking into a gorgeous valley. You make your own sandwich while on the train and small waist packs are provided. We had our own more comfortable backpack and used that instead. We had rain gear so we only used their pants, but gloves and rain gear... More 

1 Thank Anne B
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This was such an amazing excursion!! First of all, I never would have thought I'd enjoy Alaska as I'm a "doer" and not a "watch and see" type person, but boy was I wrong!!! Understand that this is a 9 hour excursion and well worth it!! We took a short ride on the White Pass Railroad where we made sandwiches... More 

Thank Alisha R
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Skagway is known for its gold rush days in the late 19th Century. We could not find a good private tour, so we booked an excellent excursion with NCL called “Denver Valley Wilderness Hike and White Pass Railway. The tour was expensive, but great. The company that handled the tour was Packer Expeditions. My son and his friend had taken... More 

Thank GADawgGa
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

The kayak trip in Skagway was the highlight excursion on our Alaska cruise. Packer Expeditions did a great job of getting us up to Bennett lake, outfitting us in the gear needed and instructing us on the use of the 2 person kayaks. We had a wonderful time, the lake was beautiful and the kayaks were a lot of fun.... More 

1 Thank dianag99217
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

AMAZING experience!!! We debated for weeks about what excursion we would choose in Skagway. We wanted something that would be a truly Alaskan experience. We finally found a White Pass Railroad/Denver Valley Hike available through Packer Expeditions. We were a little worried about timing since we weren't going through the cruise line, but Packer assured us that we wouldn't be... More 

Thank Karen U
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The Laughton Glacier walk was one of the key highlights of our Alaska vacation. Our guide Andy was knowledgeable, very prepared and considerate-- a very friendly and enjoyable person to hike with. This experience is Alaska up close, not just a drive by. If you want to have an intimate wilderness experience, including walking on a glacier with views of... More 

Thank Will G
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

We did the White Pass and Yukon Railroad with kayaking on Bennett Lake through Packer Expeditions. The train ride is well worth it to see the beautiful countryside. Our kayaking experience was also amazing, a little rainy and windy that day but still a great time. The fog lifted up so that we were able to see the mountains surrounding... More 

Thank Linda L
Darien, Connecticut
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

Highlight of our Alaska vacation! Did hike with my husband and two teenager kids. I was a little nervous about the length of the hike since we are not experienced hikers. There was no need to fear since the three guides of Alex, Megan and Andre did a fabulous job guiding us to the glacier. The were very knowledgeable and... More 

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