Let’s face it: you simply can’t get everywhere in Alaska by yourself. To watch bears swiping at salmon or check out calving glaciers—to see the Alaska you see in pictures—you’ll have to take a tour. 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.