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About Packer Expeditions

Guided hiking, kayaking, backpacking, and gear rentals in Skagway, Alaska

About Packer Expeditions

Packer Expeditions

Your Outdoor Specialists

Established in 1992 and based in Skagway, Alaska, Packer Expeditions and the Mountain Shop provide 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.

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.

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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About The Mountain Shop

We are Skagway’s Adventure Sport Source! 

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Skagway’s premier outdoor gear and clothing sales and rental store. We carry fashionable and functional clothing and shoes for all types of adventures. Click here to shop our online store.

Summer Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week!

Winter Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 12-4 p.m. Sunday.
Located between Broadway and State Street on 4th Ave in downtown Skagway, Alaska (Click here for Google Maps Directions).

Outdoor Gear Sales and Rentals:

  • Backpacks
  • Sleeping bags
  • Tents
  • Sunglasses
  • Camping
  • Mountaineering
  • Climbing
  • Cycling
  • Yoga
  • Skateboards
  • Kites. We have it all!

How do I book a Packer Expeditions tour?

Cruise ship passengers may find some of our trips offered through their cruise line.  However, if you are traveling by road or air, if you would like to book with us directly, or if your cruise line does not offer the trip you want, please book online on our website!

To determine if your cruise line offers a particular tour, please contact your cruise line directly. It is advisable to do this as far in advance as possible, as we book up quickly.

If you have questions or inquiries about an expedition or trip, we are happy to answer your questions via email or phone. We can serve you more promptly and effectively if you use the booking inquiry form on our contact page. You can also contact us using the email address [email protected] 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