Skagway Glacier Point Wilderness Safari

The Glacier Point Wilderness Safari is one of the most popular excursions in Skagway.

On this spellbinding wilderness expedition, you have the chance to travel through fjords and rainforests while viewing some of the most remarkable Alaskan scenery around. Ranging from wildflowers to towering mountains, the breathtaking views will cap off with up-close views the Davidson Glacier.

Your adventure begins aboard one of our boats custom designed to provide an intimate viewing experience. During your 40 minute journey through North America's deepest fjord, keep a lookout for whales, seals, and cascading waterfalls while your Naturalist guide tells you more about the area you are traveling through.

Upon arrival at the remote Glacier Point beach, you will have a short, adventurous drive across the forested glacial moraines to our base camp, where you will gear up in rubber boots and a life jacket. After a quarter mile walk, the forest opens to reveal a breathtaking view of the Davidson Glacier and pristine lake below. Here you will board a 31-foot voyager canoe for a trip around the lake to view the glacier and enjoy the incredible Alaskan wilderness while your guide shares their extensive knowledge of the area.

After returning to the base camp, enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach before your return trip on the catamaran. This is an ideal family adventure and one you certainly won't soon forget!

Included: Picnic lunch.

Please note: Must weigh between 50-350lbs. Guests must be in good physical condition and able to hike approx. a quarter mile over natural terrain.

Duration: 6.5 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Bottled water and boxed lunch
  • Safety jackets and waterproof boots

Requirements:

  • Minimum weight: 50lbs
  • Maximm weight: 350lbs
  • Guests must be in good physical condition and able to hike approximately a 1/4 mile over natural terrain

Duration: 6.5 hours. Tour times below are approximate:

  • 10 minutes walk from ship to marina
  • 2 hours total roundtrip boat ride
  • 30 minutes walk to camp / safety briefing / equipment setup
  • 1 hour at Davidson Glacier
  • 2 hours Canoeing 

My cruise ship arrives at 7:00am, will I be able to make the 7:30am tour time?

Yes! You will be greeted by our tour guides in front of your cruise ship, who will escort the you to the boat ride to Glacier Point.  It is important that you are ready to exit the ship upon arrival in order to have ample time to meet your guides.

What is the seating arrangement in the boat?

Every boat has open seating as well as outside viewing areas when permitted.

Is there an inside seating area on the boat, is it heated?

The interior of the boat is heated when needed due to weather conditions to keep a comfortable environment.

What is the temperature on the water? 

Air temperature can drop as much as 10°F with the wind chill factor when viewing whales outside.

Will I see any wildlife on this tour?

Wildlife is abundant in Southeast Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour, however this is not a designated wildlife watching tour and nothing can be guaranteed!

Will I be able to walk on the glacier during this tour?

Yes, as long as the weather and ice conditions safely allow.

Are there any age restrictions for children?

There are no age restrictions for this tour however participants must weigh between 50-350lbs.

Are there any physical requirements for this tour?

Guests must be in good physical condition and able to hike approximately 1/4 mile natural terrain trail.

Can I bring a backpack?

Backpacks, small bags, and purses are allowed on this tour.

Can I bring my own food or drink?

Non-alcoholic beverages in a closeable containters and snacks are allowed on tour.

Are food and drink included?

Beverages and a lunch are included.

Do you offer any discounts or promotions?

We offer the local wholesale rates for all of our tours because we feel that everyone should get the same lowest price possible regardless of how many excursions you book. No tricks, no gimmicks, no hidden fees.

Do you offer tours for large groups?

Definitely, arrangements of tours for groups or large families are possible. Please contact us with your group requirements.

Can multiple families book this tour and be together?

Yes! Multiple families may join the same tour as long as adequate space is available and the maximum is not exceeded.

What happens if my ship is delayed getting into port?

If your ship is late, please call your tour operator so that your tour time can be adjusted. If an alternate tour time is not compatible with your schedule, your ticket will be fully refunded with no fees or penalty.

What if my tour is cancelled due to bad weather?

All tours that cancel because of weather will be fully refunded with no fees or penalties.

Where do I meet the tour operator to be picked up for my excursion?

All tours pick-up either at your cruise ship or within a short walking distance of your cruise ship unless otherwise noted. When you purchase your excursion, your ticket will be sent to you via email with detailed meeting instructions and emergency contact information. If you have any questions relating to a specific excursion, please contact the tour operator listed on your ticket.

How close is the pick-up location to the cruise ship?

This will vary from port to port. Most excursions meet you either in front of your cruise ship or within a maximum 5-10 minute walk from your ship unless otherwise noted. All pertinent directions and details will be listed on your ticket.

What happens if the excursion runs late and I miss my ship?

We guarantee that your tour will return on time. If you were to miss your cruise ship because the tour did not return on time, we will comp your hotel, food, and flight costs associated with meeting your cruise ship the next day. We have never had a passenger miss their ship.

Does the tour include transportation?

Yes. All tours pick up from the main cruise ship terminal and include round-trip transportation unless otherwise specified for the specific tour.

What if I am unable to print my ticket before I arrive in port?

All reservations are saved under the name you purchased your excursions and are kept on file with your tour operator. Having your tickets in-hand is the optimal choice to avoid confusion because the directions and meeting instructions are included. Please contact us if you are unable to print the tickets.

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  • Alaska Shore Excursions
  • 212 Admiral Way Ste. 5 Juneau, Alaska 99801
  • 1-888-586-8489