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Brief description and prices of 1998 Alaska shore excursions offered aboard Celebrity Cruises' Galaxy and Mercury. Information is deemed accurate but not guaranteed and was current as of March 1998. Although specific to Celebrity and 1998, today's mainstream Alaska cruises are likely to offer similar shore excursions, but probably at a higher price.

Haines City and Cultural Sightseeing 3 hours $38/$29

Tour a unique community rich in historic and cultural diversity. Experience an authentic Dog Sled demonstration.

Haines Chilkat Indian Dancers/Salmon Bake 3 hours $56/$38

Enjoy fresh local red salmon, barbecued ribs and salad bar as you dine in a replica Chilkat Indian tribal house.

Haines Chilkoot Lake Boat Trip 3 hours $68/$68

A guided tour around the lake shore surrounded by snow-capped peaks and glaciers. Refreshments included.

Haines Mountain Biking - Chilkoot Lake and Glory Hole 3 hours $92/$92

A challenging ride along the shore of Chilkoot Lake to a remote salmon spawning pool, within the Bald Eagle Preserve.

Haines Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve by Jet Boat 3 hours $95/$70

Your camera is a must on this trip to the heart of the Bald Eagle Preserve. Watch for eagles, bears and other animals.

Haines Glacier Bay Flightseeing 1-1/4 hours $126/$126

Fly over Glacier Bay National Park. Throughout your flight you will be surrounded by alpine and valley glaciers.

Juneau City Highlights and Mendenhall Glacier 3 hours $32/$18

Discover Alaska's capital city as a local guide tells the history of Juneau's gold rush days. Also visit Mendenhall Glacier.

Juneau Authentic Alaskan Salmon Bake 2 hours $28/$20

You will be taken on a short, narrated ride through Juneau to experience Alaska's original outdoor salmon bake.

Juneau Taku Glacier Lodge by Plane 3 hours $190/$190

One of Alaska's ultimate experiences. A magnificent flight to a remote wilderness lodge nestled amid glaciers and forest.

Juneau Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip 3-1/2 hours $101/$72

On this gentle intro to white water rafting, you will see hanging glaciers as you float across Mendenhall Lake to the river.

Juneau Juneau Ice Fields Flightseeing 1 hour $120/$120

Fly over the waters and forest of Gastineau Channel and into the world of ice and snow. Tour ends with a thrilling water landing.

Juneau Mendenhall Glacier via Helicopter 2 hours $165/$165

A helicopter ride to explore first hand a giant river of ice and have the rare chance to actually set foot on a glacier.

Juneau Glacier Explorer - Pilot's choice 2 hours $245/$245

After landing at a special spot, your pilot takes you on a personal tour of the clear aqua pools and crevasses of the glacier.

Juneau Glacier Expedition via Helicopter 2 hours $180/$180

Touching down on a glacier, you can explore an extraordinary world inaccessible by other means of transport.

Juneau Wildlife Cruise 3-1/2 hours $110/$75

Tour through the channels of Steven's Passage and Lynn Canal in search of wildlife. Includes guide and snacks.

Juneau Sport Fishing 5 hours $168/$168

Troll for salmon in one of the best fishing grounds in southeast Alaska amidst some of the most glorious scenery.

Juneau Sea Kayaking 3-1/2 hours $79/$60

Your guide will explain the history of the area and help identify the local flora and fauna as you travel the coastal waterways.

Juneau Juneau Bike Ride 3 hours $58/$58

Tour though Juneau enroute to Douglas Island for a bike trip through majestic forests and over meandering streams.

Juneau Whale Watching 3 hours $98/$98

See southeast Alaska's marine life, as you travel in boats designed for close-up encounters. Includes binoculars and snacks.

Juneau Fly/fly Fishing 6 hours $135/$135

After a short flight over spectacular scenery, guests are left to enjoy the tranquil wilderness and a chance to pursue wild salmon and trout.

Juneau Mt. Roberts Alpine Walk 1-1/2 hours $36/$28

Explore beautiful alpine meadows on this fascinating outdoor experience at the top of Mt. Roberts Tramway.

Juneau Douglas Island Nature Walk 3 hours $56/$39

Walk along wooden plank trails that break out of the forest to reveal majestic views of the towering peaks surrounding Glacier Bay.

Juneau Nas Kakid Theater 1-1/2 hours $16/$10

Sealaska Cultural Arts Park, a clan-house style theater, sets the stage for a unique performance of fables and lore from the Indian culture.

Juneau Mount Roberts Tramway - time at your discretion $17.75/$10.45

Ride the cable car to the mountain top for an opportunity to alight and take in the panoramic view over the Gastineau Channel and Juneau.

Ketchikan Totem Bight 2 hours $32/$18

This park offers a unique opportunity to learn about the history, lifestyles and lore of the Northwest Coast natives.

Ketchikan Saxman Native Village 2-1/2 hours $44/$25

Experience the living culture of modern day Southeast Alaskan natives. See authentic totem poles and tribal dances.

Ketchikan Historical Waterfront Cruise 1-1/2 hours $52/$31

From your vessel you will see historic Creek Street, Saxman Totem Park and more. Includes narrator and snacks.

Ketchikan Back Country Jet Boat Adventure 3-1/2 hours $82/$48

This tour offers you a first-hand look at rural coastal living along the historic water-ways of Clover Pass and Naha Bay.

Ketchikan Misty Fjords Flightseeing via Bush Float Plane 2 hours $170/$170

Marvel at the sheer granite cliffs as you fly deep into the Tongass National Forest and the Misty Fjords National Monument.

Ketchikan Misty Fjords Seaplane Adventure via Vistaliner 2 hours $180/$180

Experience the second largest wilderness area in the U.S. aboard a Seaborne Vistaliner. Land on a remote lake or fjord.

Ketchikan Mountain Lake Canoe Adventure 3-1/2 hours $84/$58

Begin with a scenic bus tour to a secluded mountain lake in a lush rain forest in the Tongass National Forest (largest in the U.S.).

Ketchikan Sport Fishing 5-1/2 hours $168/$168

An opportunity to land a salmon, halibut or other Alaskan sport fish. Your catch can be sent home for an additional cost.

Ketchikan Sea Kayak Adventure 2-1/2 hours $77/$48

Kayak across the Tongass Narrow to Pennock Island and on to Deer Mountain and explore historic Ketchikan.

Ketchikan Mountain Bike the Rain Forest 3 hours $75/$75

Take pictures, view waterfalls and learn about the area's natural/cultural history as you bike along the Inside Passage.

Ketchikan Historic Cannery and City Tour 3 hours $57/$30

An opportunity to see and learn about Ketchikan and visit the George Inlet Cannery, a retired facility built in the Alaskan wilderness.

Ketchikan Best of Ketchikan (Deluxe Combination Tour) 4-1/2 hours $220/$195

The ultimate tour of Ketchikan combines Misty Fjord flightseeing, city sightseeing, totem pole park and the George Inlet Cannery.

Seward Portage Glacier Cruise 5 hours $80/$65

Travel the scenic Seward Highway before boarding the m/v Ptarmigan for a cruise within 300 yards of Portage Glacier.

Seward Homestead Cabin and Seward Town 4-1/2 hours $83/$67

A unique tour to Van Deusen's beautiful homestead, an old hand-crafted cabin. Available only for guests with flights after 3 p.m.

Sitka Historical City Sightseeing 3 hours $32/$18

A Russian/American historical tour through Sitka's historical areas bordering scenic Sitka Sound.

Sitka Historical City and Eagle Rehabilitation Center 3 hours $42/$22

Visit the historical sights of this former "Russian Capital City" and the Bald Eagle Raptor Center.

Sitka Silver Bay Cruise 2 hours $32/$18

An eighteen mile cruise to learn about Sitka's Tlingit and Russian heritage as you journey through Silver Bay. Includes snacks.

Sitka Sea Otter and Wildlife Quest 3 hours $98/$75

Naturalists explain about the marine eco-system and various forms of wildlife as you explore the waters of Salisbury Sound.

Sitka Seaplane Adventure 2 hours $145/$145

See all the best of historic Sitka and view the dramatic scenery shaped by million of years of geological force.

Sitka Sea Kayaking Adventure 3 hours $82/$65

Upon arrival at a floating base camp, you will be instructed in the use of 2 person kayaks and enjoy the marine environment.

Sitka Sport Fishing 4 hours $168/$168

Enjoy halibut or salmon fishing from a fully equipped fishing vessel. One-day fishing license required (additional $10).

Skagway Historical Skagway and Trail Camp 3 hours $39/$22

Visit the Days of '98 Museum, home of some original "Iron Horse" steam engines and a restored gold rush camp.

Skagway Klondike Summit and Gold Panning 3 hours $42/$25

Enjoy breathtaking scenery as you follow the Trail of '98 to White Pass Summit. You will have a chance to pan for gold.

Skagway City Sightseeing by Vintage Street Car 2 hours $39/$21

Join your costumed conductor in a vintage street car and re-live the bygone days of the gold rush.

Skagway White Pass and Yukon Rail/Bus Combo 4-1/2 hours $134/$75

Tour on the White Pass and Yukon Route railroad up the White Pass following the original path of the Klondike stampeders.

Skagway Klondike Summit Drive by Mini-bus 1-1/2 hours $32/$18

Tour this lofty notch in the St. Elais Range along the "Gold Rush Trail of '98" made famous by Klondike stampeders.

Skagway White Pass Scenic Railway 3 hours $82/$45

Witness the wild beauty of Alaska as the train climbs past Bridal Veil Falls, Inspiration Point and Dead Horse Gulch.

Skagway Chilkoot Trail/Glacier via Helicopter 2-1/4 hours $168/$168

Get a bird's eye view of the town, The Chilkoot Trail mountain route, glaciers and ice fields with a stop on one of the glaciers.

Skagway Glacier Explorer "Pilot's Choice" 1-1/2 hours $245/$245

A custom helicopter flight over the Gold Rush country including 2 different glacier landings for a tour.

Skagway Glacier Country Flightseeing 1-1/4 hours $135/$135

A local pilot will fly you through this amazing landscape created over 4,000 years ago during "The Little Ice Age".

Skagway Flightseeing and Bald Eagle Float Trip 5 hours $240/$240

Begin with a breathtaking flight over massive ice fields and glaciers enroute to the Eagle Preserve for a river tour.

Skagway White Pass Train and Bike Combo 4-1/2 hours $135/$135

Begin with a narrow gauge train excursion up the White Pass. Then ride from Klondike Summit (at 3,292 ft) to sea level.

Skagway Dyea Mountain Bike and Float Adventure 3-1/4 hours $110/$110

Tour historic downtown Skagway, bike to the town of Dyea "Gateway to the Klondike" and float down the Taiya River.

Skagway Kayaking 2-1/2 hours $70/$70

As you tour the shoreline, in a 2 person kayak, your guide points out flora and fauna as you keep a lookout for wildlife.

Skagway Chilkoot "Trail of Gold" Hiking 3-1/2 hours $50/$30

Begin with an overview of historic Skagway. Then travel along the waterfront to Dyea where the hike on the Chilkoot Trail begins.

Skagway Salmon Cook-Out, Campfire Tales and Gold Panning 2 hours $39/$39

The Gold Rush Trail Camp is the setting for a cook-out and opportunity for guests to try their hand at gold panning.

Valdez Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal 2-1/4 hours $25/$15

On an 11 mile long fjord, the Aleyeska Marine Terminal offers the chance to see the final stage of the pipeline project.

Valdez Thompson Pass and Worthington Glacier 3 hours $35/$18

Tour Thompson Pass for a glimpse of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and Worthington Glacier State Recreation Site.

Valdez Historical Sightseeing Cruise 3 hours $54/$29

Board the m/v Glacier Queen and explore the waters round Valdez and learn of the forces that shaped the area geologically.

Valdez Columbia Glacier Helicopter Flightseeing 1-1/2 hours $198/$198

Fly over the terminus of the Pipeline and down the Valdez Arm to Prince William Sound enroute to Columbia Glacier.

Valdez Float Plane Flightseeing 1 hour $140/$140

Travel over the scenic and historic Valdez area. Highlights include Shoup Glacier and a buried segment of the pipeline.

Valdez Keystone Canyon Raft Adventure 2 hours $70/$70

The Lows River through Keystone Canyon provides one of Alaska's most thrilling and spectacular river trips.

Vancouver City Sightseeing 3 hours $24/$14

For guests departing Vancouver on late flights, this excursion offers a chance to visit one of Canada's most beautiful cities.

Victoria Butchart Gardens 3-1/2 hours $41/$24

See the most popular sights "Old Town" and Chinatown of Victoria enroute to Butchart Gardens.

Victoria Hatley Castle and Fort Rodd 3-1/2 hours $36/$20

Visit Hatley Castle offering a great deal of history and lovely gardens before traveling on to Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Park.

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