About Us

Packer Expeditions and The Mountain Shop:
Your Outdoors Specialists

Packer Expeditions holds a Special Use Permit to operate wilderness tours within the Tongass National Forest. Special thanks to the hard working men and women of the United States Forest Service for facilitating this opportunity.


Established in 1992 and based in Skagway, Alaska, Packer Expeditions and the Mountain Shop provides exceptional customer service to visitors and local residents alike. Whatever your outdoor interest, we are here to help you make the most of your time in the mountains and waterways around Skagway.

Whether you are looking for a day hike on a short visit, a fully guided and catered Chilkoot Trail experience, or high quality equipment for your self-guided adventure, we are here and ready to help you make the best of your trip.

How do I book a Packer Expeditions tour?

In most cases, cruise ship passengers should book the tour through their ship’s shore excursions if the tour is offered by the cruise line.  However, if your cruise line does not offer the trip you want, please book directly with us.  To determine if your cruise line offers a particular tour, navigate to the particular tour page under the “Skagway Day Tours” tab, and then select the “Book this Excursion” tab.  On the right side of that page you will find  a list of which cruise lines offer that tour, and another list of the ones that don’t offer it. It is advisable to do this as far in advance as possible, as we book up quickly.

If your cruise line does not offer the tour you want, if you have trouble booking our excursions with your cruise line, or are arriving in Skagway by means other than a cruise ship, please use the booking inquiry form found under the “Book this Excursion” tab on each tour page.  We can serve you more promptly and effectively if you use the booking inquiry form.  You can also contact us using the email address guide.manager@packerexpeditions.com or by phone at 907-983-3005.   If contacting us by email or phone, we will be able to respond more helpfully if you can provide us with the following information when you contact us:

  • The name of your ship
  • The number of people in your party
  • The exact date you will be in Skagway
  • The name of the tour or tours that interest you most

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