Alaska Coach Tours provides shore excursion tours for cruise ships visiting Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, and Skagway Alaska. Alaska Coach Tours also has a division in Seattle Washington. Tours include visits to the Mendenhall Glacier, Saxman Native Village, Alaska Raptor Center, and Yukon Suspension Bridge. Tours focus on the regions culture, scenery, and highlights.
At Hurtigruten we give you the opportunity to travel with meaning. Building on our explorer heritage dating back to 1893, our expedition cruises are designed for people who value learning and personal growth over luxury.. As the world leader in sustainable expedition cruises, we offer unique experiences and impart knowledge in a way that leaves the smallest environmental footprint possible. Our heritage, combined with highly skilled crews and a diverse fleet of nimble, intimately scaled expedition ships, enables us to offer you immersive nature-based experiences in the most remote corners of the world.
Family owned and operated for 34 years, John Hall’s Alaska provides guests with fully guided tour itineraries featuring all 5 regions of Alaska, the Yukon and the Canadian Rockies. Our land tours are all-inclusive in nature with in-depth explorations of Alaska’s greatest wilderness destinations. Limited to small groups, we are able to bring guests hands-on and educational wildlife and cultural experiences, revealing the history and ecological wonders that Alaska has to offer.
Designated an operator of “Best of the World” trips by National Geographic Traveler, Maple Leaf Adventures has provided conservation-focused, boutique expedition cruises since 1986. With a reputation as one of the west coast’s top sustainable tour operators, its multi-day excursions give guests one-of-a-kind experiences in some of the most beautiful and rare places in the world, often in areas that were once under threat of destruction or in dire need of protection. Maple Leaf was awarded the Parks Canada Sustainable Tourism Award for promoting the appreciation and protection of Canada’s natural, cultural and aesthetic heritage. As a long-time practitioner of ecotourism, Maple Leaf Adventures pioneered small-boat travel in Alaska, BC’s Great Bear Rainforest and northwestern Vancouver Island, and allocates significant resources to support and build the industry. Maple Leaf’s leaders are fuelled by their education in environmental studies and social responsibility. Their vision is to help create a made-on-the-coast, high-quality nature-based tourism industry, that has a symbiotic relationship with coastal ecosystems and cultures and that integrates with both indigenous and western cultures along the coast.
Spirit Walker Expeditions is a local, guide-owned and operated business based in Gustavus, the gateway to Glacier Bay. Since 1987, they have taken the leading role in offering sustainable, guided, small group, sea kayaking expeditions throughout Southeast Alaska, with an emphasis on wilderness stewardship, safety, education, fun, and minimal-impact wilderness travel. Built upon the ethic of offering premium trips with a thoughtful approach, Spirit Walker continues to make environmental stewardship and respectful wildlife viewing top priorities while being a positive and contributing member of Gustavus and the surrounding communities. Their trips take a natural approach – from the locally sourced food served on trips to selecting hardened tent-sites and hiking routes – and are designed to offer visitors a chance to make a lasting connection with their surroundings in the most organic way possible. Local trips – such as their Wilderness Isles adventure – are designed to provide an entirely human-powered experience by paddling to a nearby Wilderness area, hiking through 10,000 year old forests, and returning by kayak. Celebrating 30 years of premium guided sea kayaking expeditions in 2017, Spirit Walker offers trips for beginners, experienced paddlers, families and independent travelers. Day trips, remote wilderness expeditions and lodge to lodge adventures!
Ursa Major Charters specializes in customized 8-day adventure trips for 4-6 guests in southeast Alaska. Our Alaska trips are multi-activity trips aboard the beautiful motor yacht Ursa Major, and include sea kayaking, hiking, and wildlife viewing. We feel Alaska is not a shopping destination, but a chance to experience nature untrammeled by people. We cater specifically to guests who wish to experience Alaska in both adventure and comfort. The majority of the excursions during our adventure trips are non-motorized, and focus on no-trace kayaking. Aboard the Ursa Major, we turn off our power-generating systems at night to not only save on fuel, but to ensure our guests will experience Alaska without noise pollution in a tranquil setting. Ursa Major Charters holds one of the few U.S. Forest Service “Special Use Permits” for shore excursions in the Tongass National Forest. This “no-trace principle” permit allows us to hike ashore and explore places few other visitors ever experience first-hand. We offer Alaskan adventure trips, trawler training trips, whale watching trips, and glacier viewing trips all throughout the summer season in southeast Alaska, from May to early September.
Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, the White Pass & Yukon Route was and remains an engineering marvel. Today, guests experience the breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, trestles & tunnels from the comfort of vintage train cars. The White Pass & Yukon Route is Alaska’s most popular shore excursion and a favorite on many Alaska/Yukon travelers’ must-see lists.