Exciting and informative day trip! We took the round trip cruise to Juneau from Haines, Alaska and enjoyed every minute of it. By boat the views were breath taking, the food enjoyable and the Captain very alert to chances of wildlife viewing. The bus driver, Whitney, was amazingly funny and knowledgeable. Both the Captain and Whitney were well able to keep us entertained and provided great information about the areas we were in. We lucked out and were able to see a black bear fishing for salmon and then eating her dinner in the bushes near the glacier. On the way we saw humpback whales, bald eagles, porpoise and seals. Over all a huge thumbs up for the Alaska Fjordlines!! Highly recommend booking a trip.
This day trip to Juneau via Haines/Skagway was the highlight of our vacation to AK! Captain Glen and crew were knowledgeable and excited about all we encountered that day-whales, sea lions, eagles, seals and porpoise to name a few of the beautiful things we saw that day.
“Of my 30 or so days in Alaska, the day with Fjordlines is the highlight, and I’d also say it was the best spent money. These folks really know how to show Alaska, a quality and class act.” Mark Cameron
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“We chose to take it both ways to Skagway and it was awesome. The Captains and deck hands were the very best, helpful, knowledgeable and so full of customer service. This is the only way to go back and forth to Skagway. We saw lots of wildlife and the captain took his time on both trips to show and stop for photo shoots without any hesitation. Great trip and will always do this in the future.”
“Fabulous well worth the money”This trip, we started in Haines, was fabulous. They are professional, talented, and fun! We saw amazing sights like a sea lion rookery (we were lucky enough to see two bulls mix it up), whales dolphins, bear, whales, more whales. The bus picked us up took us into Juneau, the sights along the way were amazing! Once we were picked back up in Juneau we went to the glacier and spent some time there. The chowder on the way back was yummy!
Wonderful day of cruising the inside passage to Juneau. Sightings of humpback whales, porpoises, sea birds, eagles, salmon jumping! Informative and kind staff, took great care of everyone aboard. Delicious snacks of muffins, fruit, smoked salmon chowder and cookies! Stop in downtown Juneau and the Mendenhall Glacier an added bonus. This was my second trip with Fjord Express and I would do it again anytime. Image by Ron Horn
“What a great experience! Having traveled up to Skagway by RV, we wanted to see some of the fabled inside passage and take a trip to Juneau as well. What a great way to do it! While there’s plenty already on the itinerary, the captain gives you lots of opportunities to see wildlife on the way down and back. We saw humpback whales, stellar sea lions and bald eagles galore! We also saw numerous glaciers on the way down. After a nice lunch in Juneau and a trip to the State Museum on our own time, the trip to the Mendenhall Glacier was another treat. And, we all loved the smoked salmon chowder on the way home. Family owned and run. Absolutely worth it.”
A beautiful day on the water hosted by Glen and Libby. Loved their commentary and personal responses to any of our questions. It was great to learn about this family run business and we enjoyed looking through the photo albums. We spent 3 days in Skagway doing pretty much all there was to do and this trip was one of the highlights. Even the food was fantastic. Great value for the money with lots of whale and seal sightings. The side tour to the Mendenhall Glacier was another highlight.
The Museum’s collections include cultural materials from the people of the Northwest Coast, Athabascan, Inupiaq, Yup’ik , Alutiiq, and the Unangax . Artifacts from the state’s Russian colonial eras, state and political history, fine art (including contemporary art), natural history, industry and trades can also be found on exhibit.
For more information on the Alaska State Museum visit: http://museums.alaska.gov/