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The jakkster's Port Reviews of Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway
Zaandam cruise in July 2013
Member Name: The jakkster
Cruise Date: July 2013
Embarkation: Vancouver
Destination: Alaska
Member Review: The jakkster's Zaandam Review
Ketchikan
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+

We got a local bus to totem bight state park (for $2 each return) and spent a hour there. We then walked around the town and followed the river. The salmon were there and great to follow them along. No clue how they get upriver but an amazing sight to see and good viewing spots at the top of creek street



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Juneau
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

Get the local bus to Mendenhall glacier for $16 return. Expect to spend a good chunk of the day here as you can hike, go to the view points, go to the waterfall and most importantly check our steep creek in rebar season. Be patient as after 1-2hour wait a bear came out to go fishing and we got to watch him for an hour. Lots of the tour will zip you through Mendenhall in an hour but I would do it yourself and really spend time here


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Skagway
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+

Nice old fashioned town but so busy when the cruise ships are in. Maybe take a quick peak around town early and then head off hiking. Lower Dewey lakes hike is really tough for the first half mile but then levels off and you walk around a lake. Take a picnic and stop along the way or if you still need more head higher to upper Dewey lake and the waterfall. Short walked the other wise of town eg to smugglers cover



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