What a great experience. Our guide was Alisa, a native of Ketchikan. She was a great source of info about the area and fishing and just a pleasure to hang out with! We had a great time, caught some great fish and saw some amazing sites. After fishing we were taken to a really cool “camp” where our some of our fish was cooked up with some other sides. The camp was very quant … like something we could set up if we were camping, but way nicer. We are going back!
If you get the chance, TAKE THIS EXCURSION. It had it all – small fast boat (held the 14 guests and 3 crew comfortably), lots of scenic photo opportunities, wildlife (eagles and seals), Native history, art and culture, and even hands-on activity. We really enjoyed visiting with and taking pictures of the native dancers after their performance in the longhouse. Their friendliness was so genuine. The tasty snacks on the cruise back to Ketchikan were a pleasant surprise.
This tour provided a fascinating look at the history and culture of the Tsimshian people who live on Annette Island. We got to the island aboard a waterjet powered cruise boat that was very comfortable and run by a super friendly crew. On the island we visited a historic museum and the community longhouse, where we were treated to an excellent performance by the local native singers & dancers. The traditional regalia they were wearing was beautiful. I highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in the history and culture of indigenous people.
We really didn’t know what to expect on this excursion, but we were pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the fjords. We had a wonderful sunny day for our trip. We appreciated the narrator’s information as we cruised through the fjords. The scenery was fantastic. A nice addition to the excursion was the inclusion of complementary coffee, tea and hot chocolate. We were also given our choice of soup or chili, or both since they had plenty, and at the end of the trip we were given a sample of smoked salmon. What a treat, and totally unexpected. Since it says this is a wilderness tour and not a wildlife tour, we did not expect to see any animals. We did, however, see harbor seals, porpoise and many bald eagles. It was a great experience. Enjoyed the sheer magnificence and awesome wild beauty. It exceeded our expectations. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience. We will never forget it.
This was my favorite of all the excursions we took. The boat was comfortable and the views were incredible. Binoculars and maps were provided. The naturalist was so interesting; he talked about the living conditions of the people, the habitat of the animals and the land development. He gave lots of history about the area and how the glaciers created the beautiful scenery of Misty Fjords. We saw eagles, seals, waterfalls, fish and glaciers. The crew was very nice, the food was great and it was a trip I would take again.
This is our second time doing this Allen Marine Misty Fjords boat tour. We loved it the first time so much we did it again and brought our friends with us. A large comfortable boat with open area on the top deck. You can choose if you want to stay inside where it is warm or wander out for a few photos and enjoy the breeze. The scenery is magnificent with plenty of wildlife sightings. Allen Marine is totally professional supplying not only a lovely boat, informative narrator and hosts, free coffee, tea, hot chocolate and snacks but a wonderful experience.
Best excursion ever! So many dogs! They were like “pick me, pick me” so excited! Our musher, Maliko was so knowledgeable. I was so impressed. She has such passion and loves the dogs so much. She took her time and answered many questions. (Good luck in your future race!) I learned so much from Maliko about the Alaskan Husky. It’s really neat to see how well these animals work together. If you are visiting Juneau in the summer this is a must! Wonderful excursion for children as well as seniors. The dogs looked healthy and well cared for.
This is a great experience for the whole family. You get to learn about the dogs and their breed – Alaskan Huskies, as well as the history of dog sledding, how they race, as well as the experience of being pulled by a team. These dogs are amazing, and all they want to do is pull the sled. Oh, and you get to meet the puppies. This was well worth every penny!
I wanted to see the dogs and hold the puppies without helicoptering out to Mendenhall Glacier. This was so educational and fun. Our guide, Maliko, races part of the Yukon Challenge, and she was so enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and excited to share. We got a great understanding of the history of sleds and dogs – they do not use the Siberian Huskies like in the movies. These dogs are lean, strong, and they love to run. Maliko explained what’s it’s like on a race from packing the sled to provisioning for the dogs, from the check points, to taking care of the dogs during the race in which she might cover 100 miles in one day! The dogs were so excited to pull the 600 lb carts (actually heavier since they were loaded with people!). After the tour, the cookies and coffee, the cart ride, we got to hold the 4 week old warm, sleepy puppies! Talk about heaven. Their photographer will snap one professional photo, and our guide Maliko took some of us with our own cameras and cell phones. This was the best excursions I took while visiting Alaska.
This excursion was the absolute highlight of our Alaska adventure! First, the views and the whole experience of the helicopter ride over Juneau and glaciers is magnificent … you feel safe and thrilled at the same time. Once you get to the camp, it’s a glimpse of a whole different life. These folks have huge passion for the dogs, the race, the whole enchilada. One on one with the dogs was wonderful – and the people running it were top notch. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience all around, and highly recommend it to all – even for those who are not terribly athletic. Don’t hesitate to spend on this excursion … well worth it!