Aalska Cruise Options

Q: Do you know of a 2-3 day cruise that would take us back in to inner islands to see iceburgs, whales,and other sites?

A: The most common cruises are either a 7 day Alaska cruise on a major cruise line or a day cruise through the Kenai Fjords National Park or Prince William sound. You would need to book a private charter in a destination such as Seward, Whittier or Juneau to do what you would like to do. The links will lead you to the visitors association in each destination for more information.

Ferry Service Near Anchorage

Q: I want to fly to Juneau and go to Anchorage by boat. Will the ferry take me there?

A: There is no ferry service to Anchorage. However, you could take a ferry to Whittier, then take the Alaska Railroad to Anchorage. If you need assistance with making your reservations, I’d suggest contacting the folks at Alaska Ferry Adventures.

Southeast Alaska Rail Options

Q: We are going to Icy Strait, Hubbard Glacier, Juneau and Ketchikan. Can we get a scenic train ride in any of these places?

A: There are no rail services or tours in those Southeast Alaska locations. Many cruises also visit Skagway. There is a rail excursion in Skagway called the White Pass Rail. Here’s a link to their website http://www.wpyr.com/.

Getting to Juneau

Q: Can I drive to Juneau?
A: Southeast Alaska is full of small towns most of which are isolated from the road system. The only way to access these places would be by boat or by plane. The Alaska Marine Highway Ferry System is also a great way to visit these areas.