Our summer season in Alaska is underway! If you’re joining us aboard the Disney Wonder to America’s Last Frontier, get ready to experience beauty, nature and adventure like you never have before. Today, I want to tell you about our newest wilderness kayaking Port Adventure in Skagway, along with other ways to experience wild Alaska from this scenic port.
NEW Wilderness Kayaking Experience – This new excursions lets you experience Alaska’s natural wonders as you kayak through the tranquil waters of Chilkoot Lake. First, enjoy a high-speed catamaran cruise along North America’s longest and deepest fjord, Lynn Canal, watching for whales along the way as you glide past breathtaking glaciers and cascading waterfalls. Your nature watching continues once you settle into your kayak on Chilkoot Lake, home to bald eagles, waterfowl and all five species of Pacific salmon. Keep your eyes on the shoreline as the area has one of the highest concentrations of brown bears in southeast Alaska!
Glacier Lake Kayak & White Pass Rail Adventure – This kayaking adventure takes place on the crystal-clear waters of a glacially carved lake in the rugged Canadian Highlands. To get there, you’ll travel aboard the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, known as the “Scenic Railway of the World,” for an unforgettable journey that traces the “Trail of ’98” used by the Klondike Gold Rush Stampeders in the late 19th century. Once you’re gliding on the serene waters of the alpine lake, enjoy unobstructed panoramic views of the stunning wilderness with snow-capped mountains rising in all directions.
Glacier Point Wilderness Safari – Another way to get a taste of the Alaskan wilderness is on this wildlife-focused trip that combines a boat ride through the breathtaking Lynn Canal fjord with a voyager canoe adventure at the foot of a glacier. On your scenic ride through the fjord, watch for whales and sea lions. Then, board a 31-foot voyager canoe and paddle together toward the face of Davidson Glacier, which tumbles from the towering mountains into the pristine lake. The intense blue of the ice, contrasting the polished granite walls and vibrant green forest, is a spectacular sight you will never forget!
Remember, when the ship’s in port, venture ashore!
Credit: Arnaldo Zanonato, Senior Manager, Port Adventures