On Jun 2019
This excursion was one of the top 2 excursions I have ever been on! We lucked out and saw a female moose, a mama bear and her baby cub, a few bald eagles, a swan, and an otter! What more could anyone ask for!? The bus driver was very knowledgeable and funny! The jet boat guide was also very knowledgeable and had many great stories to share! Everything about this tour was fantastic - including the ferry ride to Haines with their Naturalists telling us facts and stories. :) Amazing all around! My only complaint is that i wish there was more time on the jet boat! They had to cut it a little short because there was massive road construction going on between the Haines ferry dock and the jet boat dock, which took much longer to get there than usual, and we couldn't be late to get back, so they had to cut the jet boat part a little short. They're working fast, so hopefully it won't hinder the tours for much longer.
On Aug 2018
Knowledgeable tour guide- took care care of us in inclement weather. WIsh we saw more wildlife but the weather was crummy.
On Jul 2018
Tour guide very pleasant and knowledgeable about area.
Staff very friendly and lunch was appreciated.
Laurence R S
On Jun 2018
First, Alaska Shore Excursions and the tour operator really exceeded expectations on this tour. We were very impressed with their excellent customer service.
Now for the tour. We took a 45 minute ferry ride from Skagway to Haines. The guide on the boat kept us entertained with details about the area we were travelling through. The scenery along the waterway was spectacular.
In Haines we were met by our bus driver. She was delightful and was a capstone to a wonderful day. She entertained us with very funny stories about eagles, moose and a bear. She educated us about Haines and the surrounding area. She was worth the price of the trip. I wish I could remember her name (I'm terrible with names).
At the river, we met our captain CP. He took us along the river. We saw moose and black bears, lots of birds, etc. He was friendly, well informed and really worked hard to ensure we had a great experience during the day. We stayed watching the two black bears interact with each other for at least 20 minutes.
Back on shore, we had a lunch of all beef hot dogs, vegetarian chili, chips and cookies. We then retraced our journey home and it was just as entertaining as the way in. All in all, a wonderful day and excellent value for the money.
I would definitely recommend this tour. It is a lot of hours but filled with great Alaskan memories.
Larry from Salt Lake City, UT
On Aug 2017
The weather was excellent so had a great trip on the river and we saw a mousse and eagles. Our guide even stopped on our way home to show us the salmon running.