Alaska Shore Excursions and Cruise Tours

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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. In addition to being one of the few places to experience the Northern Lights, Alaska is also home to iconic destinations such as Denali National Park, Kenai Fjords National Park, and Glacier Bay. 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 Alaska vacation. 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, or seaplane, 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 excursions and 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 sledding 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.


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.

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Best Alaska excursions to glacial lake.
Juneau City and Mendenhall glacier Tour.
February 16, 2023
This was an excellent tour, small group with a very engaging and informative driver. He showed us all the Juneau sites with several photo stops and we had lots of free time to hike around the glacier!
Reviewer: Joyce Hogendoorn
5 Stars
February 10, 2023
5 Stars
So glad we did this!
February 04, 2023
This excursion really exceeded my expectations! We arrived in the afternoon Sept 2022 and easily found the meeting point right off the gangway. We waited for about 25 mins before we all boarded the bus.The marina was about 20 minutes away and our bus driver was informative and funny along the way. The boat was quite large and they said it was brand new, and it looked it! It was very comfortable and warm and there was plenty of room to spread out. We saw at least a dozen humpback whales, mostly terminal dives/dorsal fins! The guides were very knowledgeable and ensured we had a great trip. One of them had a binder with identifying information on the whales we saw and could tell us their names and migration patterns, which was really cool. You really want binoculars for the best experience and dress warmly as it's quite chilly on the water. On the way back, we stopped off the main road near the river and got a photo with the Mendenhall glacier in the distance, which was an added bonus.
Reviewer: Kelly West
5 Stars
January 28, 2023
Reviewer: Pam Schulz
5 Stars
Glacier View - Sea Kayaking
January 19, 2023
Excellent tour. We saw eagles, sea animals and it was not as cold as I expected. Hot chocolate at the end was nice.
Reviewer: Lisa Godfrey
5 Stars
Juneau and Mendehall Glacier Tour
January 14, 2023
We loved this tour.....easy walk to check in and a very caring driver who gave us lots of information during the bus transfers and lots of time to explore the glacier!
Reviewer: Joyce Hogendoorn
5 Stars
Whale watching near Juneau
January 01, 2023
I had originally booked a tour for a smaller group of 20 (we had 11 in our group) but that was cancelled. This tour was supposed to be up to 40 people, but we were the only participants! Everyone was wonderful! Our bus driver spoke while he drove, pointing out highlights, and stopped twice for photo ops - at the Mendenhall glacier and by the bronze whale fountain. The boat was wonderful - a very high speed jet propulsion boat. The captain and naturalist gave us so much information! We saw dozens and dozens of fishing bald eagles. And there were whales - 2 at a time. We watched for over 45 minutes as the whales breached and dove, rolled and flirted with us. On the way back, we saw a pod of killer whales! While I am sure that wildlife tours are unpredictable, we were fortunate to have the chance to see so much.
Reviewer: Eva McGuigan
5 Stars
Nice adventure
December 09, 2022
We enjoyed our small tour to the Yukon and the dog musher camp. The musher gave a brief overview of the races she competes in, we had a brief trail ride with a small team of dogs, and then we got to see the puppies waiting for homes. Emerald Lake was a highlight for me - it was a gorgeous mountain lake!
Reviewer: Deborah S.
4 Stars
Knowledgeable and interesting
November 30, 2022
Mark has a wonderful background in food and San Francisco. His tour visited some wonderful restaurants and he was able to provide knowledge regarding the owners, food preparation and the cultures that influenced menu. In addition he gave us a tour of some of the murals populating the Mission District and their history. Highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: William Gohlke
5 Stars
November 25, 2022
5 Stars