Alaska Cruise – Port Review: Skagway

We arrived in Skagway early, to a bit of a gloomy day.  I was worried that my helicopter tour wouldn’t go, but lucky me, it did!

Skagway

I headed off the ship right away to join the helicopter tour.   The helicopter company, Temsco, was great and super organized getting our group geared up for the trip.  We were given a safety vest to wear, as well as glacier boots to put on over our shoes.   I was lucky that I ended up with a family of 4, including 2 small children, so the helicopter wasn’t cramped at all, plus I ended up with a window seat.  The flight was about 20 mins before we arrived at the glacier.

Temsco Helicopter

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Arriving at the glacier

Once we were on the glacier, we were given poles to assist with walking around and we explored the area.

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Glacier Walk
Glacier boots!

Glacier Walk

Glacier Walk & Helicopter
Leaving in convoy!

Glacier

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View on the way back to Skagway
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View of the NCL Pearl as we’re about to land

The helicopter tour was spectacular – certainly not something to miss out on in Alaska!

While I was off on my tour, Jennifer went on the Klondike rock climbing tour.  She thoroughly enjoyed herself.  Here are some photos from her trip.

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We met back at the boat for lunch, and then headed off on our walking tour of the historic town of Dyea.  We were the only two that booked this trip, so we had a private tour, which included a picnic lunch by the river (wish we knew about that so we didn’t eat before!).

Remnants of a boat
Remnants of a boat
Last surviving piece of Dyea that is still standing.
Last surviving piece of Dyea that is still standing.
Slide Cemetery
Slide Cemetery
PIcnic lunch by the river
PIcnic lunch by the river
Local brew by the river
Local brew by the river
Skagway Overlook
Skagway Overlook

Finally, we walked back through downtown Skagway for a little shopping.

Skagway

Skagway

White Pass Railway
White Pass Railway

Next post will be about Glacier Bay National Park!

*All photos are the property of Charlotte Moore, unless stated otherwise, and may not be used without written consent.

 

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