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Alaska is one of the most awe-inspiring places on earth.

The largest state in the United States, Alaska is home to 17 of the 20 highest peaks in North America, more than 100,000 glaciers, 3 million lakes, 6,640 miles of coastline, 33,904 miles of shoreline, and more than 70 potentially active volcanoes. From Alaska's majestic beauty to its staggering array of wildlife, it is truly a unique destination.

Sailing on a cruise ship is just the beginning of any Alaskan Tour Adventure. The absolute magnificence and splendor of Alaska can only be fully realized by experiencing an Alaska shore excursion. Whether it's by air, land or sea, exploring the wonders of Alaska Tours and excursions will be a once in a lifetime experience.

At Shore Excursions Group, we offer an extensive selection of exceptional Alaska cruise excursions providing our customers with reasonably-priced opportunities to experience the best of Alaska. We've even made it easier for you to design your Alaska shore excursion itinerary by creating a selection of Multi-Port Packages that include three of our most popular excursion tours at a discounted price.

We offer three different varieties of Alaska shore tour packages - value, active and adventure - tailored to your personal travel style. Or feel free to create your own itinerary by choosing individual Alaska cruise excursions for each port that you visit based on your specific interests and budget.

Alaska Cruise Excursions to Inspire

On one of our Juneau shore excursions, take a float trip on spectacular, glacier-studded Mendenhall Lake, passing by the world famous 2.5 mile-wide Mendenhall Glacier or experience a whale watching cruise and see a humpback whale up close. Other Juneau shore excursion trips include a city tour or gold panning adventure where you can relive Juneau's gold rush history by panning for gold and then enjoying a delicious salmon bake at Salmon Creek.

In Ketchikan the spectacular Misty Fjords Flight seeing Tour is a must-see experience that will provide a lifetime of memories. The Misty Fjords National Monument is a 2.3-million acre piece of pristine wilderness that must be viewed by floatplane; it is the only way to truly take in its majesty - soaring cliffs, saw-tooth ridges blanketed in trademark mists, sky-blue lakes, endless waterfalls, icy saltwater fjords and miles of glacier-carved gorges. As part of our Saxman Native Village and Ketchikan City tour visit the world's largest standing collection of totem poles and hear the legends and stories of how and why they were made.

In Skagway our Helicopter Dog Sledding Adventure day excursion begins with a helicopter ride to a glacier dog sledding camp where you will share this adventure with 80 Alaskan huskies and hear unique personal accounts of the Iditarod, back country experiences and have an opportunity to ask questions. Feel the excitement as the team is hooked up, then you're off! Also from Skagway we offer many Alaskan tours into the Yukon territories including horseback riding and dog mushing adventures. Or enjoy an exciting raft trip down the Chilkat River through the famous Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, the world's largest concentration of Bald Eagles in North America.

For our active customers we offer a variety of hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing and zip lining cruise ship excursions in most of our Alaskan ports. For our fishing enthusiasts, we have many options including salmon fishing, Halibut fishing, skiff crabbing, skiff fishing, fly fishing, or spin fishing. Our fishing shore excursions are offered in Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka.

Alaska's not the only ultimate destination on the eastern Pacific. If you're looking for a warmer adventure, a Hawaii shore excursion might be just the ticket.

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Best Alaska tours to glacial lake.
Whale of a good time!!
August 27, 2021
Small boat, about 10 if yes plus Captain and Naturalist. Small boat not recommended if you get sea sick. We were ok, but pretty bumpy ride. Saw many whales! Enjoyed our tour.
Reviewer: Patrick Hall
5 Stars
Amazing Experience
August 19, 2021
Talk about seeing the "real Alaska"! Doesn't get better than this. Our driver, Mike, was so helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you for an amazing experience!
Reviewer: Lisa
5 Stars
Best Excursion on the whole Cruise
August 16, 2021
Frank was absolutely hands down the best tour guide ever! We saw six or seven Bears, I actually lost count! Also we got to see two deer! Frank is so familiar with the island he knew all the best places to go! The group was small which was wonderful! Frank was very knowledgeable about all the wildlife and vegetation! This excursion was the BEST one out of all of them we did! Thank you SO very much for making our cruise spectacular!
Reviewer: Jennifer Souter
5 Stars
Rainier Tour
August 09, 2021
Lucas led our tour! He was so knowledgable and enthusiastic, we really got alot out of it and learned so much. It was a beautiful day and he took us to the most beautiful sights. I would come back and take a tour led by him again.
Reviewer: Amy, Sam and Kate Rosen, Grandma Rennie too
5 Stars
Great excursion!
July 28, 2021
This was a great excursion. Jim picked us up from the ship and was very friendly. He took us to the downtown area after the trip and was very helpful letting us know what to do. The actual flight was awesome! The pilot (also named Jim) gave very interesting running commentary while in flight. I would do this excursion again if ever in the area.
Reviewer: Alan Furan
5 Stars
Offseason Tour of Dreams
November 18, 2020
We booked this tour out of season due to the Dam Covid. Amazing tour of the whole island and even though it is winter Dominic managed to find us two bears and we got so close to a Hump Back whale right on the dock. It is a day i will never forget for the rest of my life.
Reviewer: Aaron Cole
5 Stars
Amazing Whale Watching!
March 05, 2020
This was a great tour to see the best of everything Juneau has to offer. The time at Mendenhall Glacier was just enough although not enough to hike to the waterfall. The whale watching was the most amazing experience. I understand they cannot guarantee what we will see but we saw it all! A pod of Orcas and two Humpbacks. The Humpbacks were so close they had to then the engine off the boat. And to end our adventure with a salmon bake was perfect. Don’t miss the waterfall behind the gift shop! We did have an issue with the bus driver not going to the right place after the Glacier but we didn’t miss out on any of our time whale watching or the salmon bake.
Reviewer: Julie Day
4 Stars
Still can't believe what happened
March 03, 2020
I will never forget this tour for as long as i live. The sailing was super fun and easy and Dominic is so knowledgable about Alaska. He found us some Humpback whales within about an hour and we sailed along side them while the swam and bubble net fed. This was truly amazing. But the best was yet to come. Guess who touched an Orca? Yep this guy did and it wasn't even us chasing the Orca. They were moving right up to us and kept popping up right next to me almost like they were playing and i reached over and touched a dam Orca. I am getting giddy talking about it again. The GoPro Footage i have is a masterpiece BEST TOUR OF MY LIFE
Reviewer: Brett Templeton
5 Stars
Amazing Tour Of Ketchikan
March 03, 2020
We hadn't planned for the sudden change in Weather but as a great guide Dominic had. We viewed three Black Bears at a place called Herring cove and then he took us to this beautiful waterfall where he also picked some fresh Salmon Berries for us to try (Delicious). Then we went back into town and stopped at a private rock beach where Dominic picked starfish from ocean for the kids to hold and see. He really took the time to make sure our kids were entertained as well as making sure he kept the adults informed with local information and History. The rain got even worse and Dominic took us to a local gem of a place where there was a car museum and also i felt like a kid in a candy store when he took us all into this amazing gun museum. After the family dragged me out of there we went for a walk in the Tongass National forest where we saw another bear this time feeding in a waterfall. Was truly an amazing tour and Dominic i am sorry it has taken this long for this review.
Reviewer: Emma Scobie
5 Stars
Interesting tour
February 19, 2020
Great tour! We met the master carver who provided a wealth of info re: the art of totem carving; had a lovely tour of the beautiful totems and thoroughly enjoyed the traditional dances. All in all a lovely dat
Reviewer: Anita j. Frazer-Ramos
4 Stars