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KSpen's Port Reviews of Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Victoria
Grand Princess cruise in July 2013
Member Name: KSpen
Cruise Date: July 2013
Embarkation: San Francisco
Destination: Alaska
Member Review: KSpen's Grand Princess Review
Float Plane Rating: 1.0 out of 5+

My husband did the float plane to an island to look for bears. The whole trip was not very well planned, the other guests on the tour were very loud the whole time (if there was bear in the area, it would have left from all the noise) One of the guests could not walk, kept falling, out of breath. The tour guides took us to several places-we only stayed at each place a few minutes, not long enough to have a chance to see any bears. One of the guides was a 17 year old high school student- much to young to be leading this type of tour. Neither of the guides told us to talk quietly, walk quietly, etc. The only good part was the airplane flight. For $430- this was a complete waste of money!!!!! I would give this tour a negative number.

Whale Watching Rating: 5+ out of 5+

this tour was really good- We saw lots of whales, two were breeching for over 30 minutes, it was great. The salmon dinner at the lodge was really good. We only had 15 minutes at the Mendenhal Glacier (which was fine with me, Ive beent here before)
(We arrived late to Juneau, then all 3000 people were trying to get off the ship at the same time, which made all of us an hour late to our tours-reason for short time at glacier)

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White Pass Bennett Lake Adventure Rating: 5+ out of 5+

We both did this tour. Our tour bus driver was friendly and knowledable. The train was fun! It was an all day ride, stopping at Bennet Lake for lunch. Its a beautiful ride, Bennett Lake is very pretty, our tour guide was great! It was a very fun day. We would do this again sometime, and highly recommend it to others.

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Wildlife Cruise Rating: 5+ out of 5+

We took a coastal wildlife tour- It was really fun! There was a small group of us, about 16. The boat owner took us way out of Ketchecan, down some beautiful water ways. We saw an eagle nesting area- lots and lots of eagles, we saw several seals, other birds. Unfortunately we did not see any bears, but it was not without a lot of effort from the boat owner. He provided all us with binoculars too, made many stops so we could go out on the front of the boat for pictures. We would recommend this tour to others.

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Port Rating: Not Rated

We did not take any tours in Victoria, we like walking around on our own. Its a pretty city, but by the time we get to Victoria we are tired of tours. (we would rather take the ones in Alaska)

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