Yes, they are worth the cost and effort. In fact, these sightseeing tours are what you’ll remember years after your trip. They get you get deep into nature and make it possible to see wilderness that you simply can’t get to on your own--and can’t see from the road.
Want to see bears swiping at salmon? Glaciers calving into the ocean? Day tours get you face to face with the Alaska you’ve seen in pictures. So we’ve sifted through Alaska’s many excursions to come up with our favorites; unforgettable experiences led by passionate, experienced operators who know all the hot spots.
You’ll find other benefits to taking a tour. After all, if you go fishing independently, you’ll have to spend valuable time getting a license and renting equipment—things that your operator will take care of. Excursions, too, present an easy opportunity to do something you may have never tried before, like driving an ATV or going whitewater rafting down a glacial river. So choose what you’d like to do from our list below—these tours will likely be the highlight of your Alaska vacation.