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Stay casual, dress in layers, and get proper footwear
Cruises depart Juneau or Sitka. Boutique, small ship adventure cruises in Alaska's Inside Passage
Cruises depart from Whittier, a 1 hr drive from Anchorage. 2-5 day small ship explorations
The most intimate multi-day cruise option. Book entire boat for your family or group, or opt to bunk with other guests. Trips available from Whittier, Homer, Seward, Juneau, and Sitka.
The classic Alaska Cruise, offered by such companies as Holland America, Princess, and Royal Caribbean. Choose a round-trip Inside passage or one-way Gulf of Alaska Cruise.
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Stops include Seward (Kenai Fjords), Girdwood, Whittier & Spencer Glacier
Stops include Wasilla, Talkeetna, Denali National Park & Fairbanks
Floatplanes are available from Kaswitna Lake, Willow or Anchorage with flight times from Anchorage under an hour. There is a gravel strip on the south end of the lake adjacent to the lodge.
The take out for the 54 miles described here is by floatplane from the Yentna River just below its confluence with Lake Creek.
It is another 36 miles to the Susitna River where you could find a gravel bar for a wheel plane pickup or arrange for a riverboat pickup from Susitna Landing area.