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When is weather the best for Alaska cruise & tour?

Old Feb 3rd, 2010, 01:14 PM
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When is weather the best for Alaska cruise & tour?

Trying to decide between May, June or July.
I realize at best that Alaska isn't usually sun bathing weather, but there are times of the year that inclement weather is more likely.
Need opinions as to which month is best.
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Old Feb 4th, 2010, 02:13 PM
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We were advised to go last week of June, first week of July and we had perfect weather.
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Old Feb 4th, 2010, 02:23 PM
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When is weather the best for Alaska cruise & tour? When it not rains

Sorry, couldn't resist.

We were in the first half of June, got some sun, some sprinkles.
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Old Feb 5th, 2010, 03:29 PM
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According to weather underground (wunderground.com), the last two weeks in June and the first week in July are the driest in southeast Alaska. But, that is relative to a very wet climate.
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Old Feb 5th, 2010, 03:51 PM
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May, last week of August and September is consider shoulder season. It rained every trip that we have taken to Alaska. On one trip last year in late August, it rained everyday. With that said, there were breaks throughout the day and we managed to hike on some trails (wet!) and many tours. The only thing that was cancelled s the float plane to Misty Fjord and that's because of fog and low visibility than anything else. We enjoyed the trip just the same. Most tour operators have umbrellas available on their buses that you can borrow and use. SOme ships kept umbreallas in the cabin that you can use as well.

The last 2 week in June and the first 2 week in July will give you the best chance of more sunshine. Just keep in mind that the key word is chance. There is no guarantee.
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Old Feb 7th, 2010, 09:17 AM
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We went the last week of May and first week of June. Actually had good weather the whole time but sky was overcast a couple of days. It was a bit chilly, though.
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