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Packer Expeditions

Guided Hiking | Backpacking | Kayaking | Heli & Railway Trips
in Skagway, Alaska

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Experience Alaska with a Personalized Mountain Adventure

Whether you are looking for a scenic 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 in Alaska! Our expeditions are continually rated five stars on TripAdvisor!

These tours are operated under a special use permit with the US Forest Service in the Tongass National Forest. This company is an equal opportunity provider.

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Perfect for Single-Day or Multi-Day Adventurers

We welcome cruise ship passengers from many different cruise lines!

Packer Expeditions offers guided day hikes on wilderness trails not accessible by road, sea kayak trips on glacial lakes, scenic rides on the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway, helicopter trips, and fully catered multi-day backpacking on the world famous Chilkoot Trail.

We pride ourselves on our commitment to our guests: Giving you the best possible experience during your visit to Skagway. Our guides are attentive, experienced, and knowledgeable, so you can enjoy your expedition to the fullest!

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We're Proud to be one of Skagway's Top 10 Outdoor Activities on TripAdvisor!

Incredible Kayaking and a Cool Train Ride

Our recent Alaskan cruise in September, my wife and I planned a glacier lake kayak and train adventure through our cruise ship. It was amazing! We kayaked for an hour and a half on this beautiful lake surrounded by breathtaking scenery. After the kayak, we headed back to Skagway aboard the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway. Unbelievable! Our guide was friendly and super informative. Thanks for an amazing day!

– David G., TripAdvisor
Will Definitely Book With This Company Again!

Erin, Toby, George and Rylan were our guides on our cruise ship excursion. They were very knowledgeable, friendly and had outgoing and fun personalities. They bent over backwards to make sure we were having the best experience including providing a hot beverage at the top of our hike. The hike was strenuous but doable and worth it for the amazing views and different ecosystems we traveled through from rainforest to glacier. The train ride to get there was another attraction with beautiful views.

– Michele H., TripAdvisor
Laughton Glacier Hike

This was an amazing hike and adventure and by far my favorite thing I have done in Alaska on both my trips there! We hiked the second week of August and booked the excursion through Carnival who used Packer Expeditions for the tour, so thrilled they were the company of choice! Our guides Josh, Randy, and Andy we incredible and really took the time to get to know all of us in the group and how we were doing throughout the hike.

– Tanya K., TripAdvisor
A Most Excellent Day

he Packer Expeditions team, including our guides, Erin, Tyler and Jack, and Wyatt in the office, put together a most excellent day trip for our family! By far, the best of our shore excursions. The scenery was amazing (train trip and hike), we really appreciated the activity level, and the entire guide team were stellar and fun for our whole group. Highly recommended without any reservations. Thank you, Packer Expeditions team!

– Allison P., TripAdvisor
The Best Tour in Alaska

If you’re within 2000 miles of Skagway you have to contact Packers Expeditions. They are by far the most friendliest, outgoing, and entertaining people you will ever encounter. I booked with them for the Laughton Glacier Wilderness Hike and White Pass Railway Adventure and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. I’ve been a lot of hikes and guided tours before and this one blew every single one of them out of water.

– Jennifer P., TripAdvisor
Amazing Excursion!

(Laughton Glacier hike) The guides paced themselves with the pace of the hikers and one of the guides stayed behind when one of our party couldn't make it to the end of the hike. The guides were so knowledgeable of the native plants and the trails and just everything! Parts of this hike were strenuous, but so worth it. We even saw an avalanche while having lunch on the glacier. I just can't say enough wonderful things about this experience. This was truly the highlight of our trip.

– Bonnie S., TripAdvisor
Glacier Lake Kayak & Scenic Rail Tour - An EXCELLENT adventure

It was fun start to finish. The driver, Megan, kept us entertained on the trip to Fraser where we were greeted by Cory, Pete, and Smitty. They were most helpful getting us ready for the kayak trip. Having not kayaked before in a double kayak, I was a little apprehensive, but Smitty was wonderful and patient spending extra time with us to make sure we were comfortable. A fun filled afternoon enhanced by awesome guides, great beauty, and a scenic train trip. Definitely recommend this excursion.

– Helga D., TripAdvisor