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Interested Feb 5th, 2002 10:39 AM

South East Alaska Questions
Interested in seeing the Southeast part of Alaska, Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway, etc. but don't want to take a cruise through the inside passage. Does it make any sense to fly into and out of Juneau and then plan a 7 or 8 day trip in late May, early June by using Juneau as a center for day trips? Is it possible/worthwile to stay 3-4 days in Juneau and then also Ketchikan or Skagway? (Already looked at the smaller cruise ships that do 5/6 day iteneraries (Cruisewest, Clipper) and they seem kind of pricey.)

Rupert Murdoch Feb 5th, 2002 11:12 AM


Scott McMurren Feb 5th, 2002 12:19 PM

Good questions which I should know the answers to, but I don't

James Feb 5th, 2002 02:07 PM

I was actually looking at the same thing the other day. Does anyone have any ideas?

Interested Feb 5th, 2002 04:29 PM

Can anyone help me?

Donna F Feb 6th, 2002 05:13 AM

Look into the Alaska State Ferry. We took the ferry from Bellingham, WA to Skagway. With the ferry, you will be able to design your own schedule and it is a means of transportation with Alaskans. There is a website with schedules posted. We opted to pay for a cabin but you can also sleep in deck chairs or put up a small tent in the fan tail area. We were told that cabins sell out early for summer months on the route we took but there were plenty of passengers 'roughing it' and the ferry has public bathrooms, etc.

Interested Feb 6th, 2002 10:53 AM

Thanks for the reply, but I was wondering if anyone did this kind of trip without using the ferry, or just for very limited parts of the trip like Juneau to Skagway and then plane back to Juneau.

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