It is important to look over a shore excursion list and narrow down your interests. There are too many choices. things to consider- BUDGET- are you willing to book independently? flights? wildlife? native culture? etc etc. As for land tours- be very very carefully what you purchase and be fully aware of what is NOT commented on. The brochures are works of art that is usually not realistic. Independent touring interior is superior for being able to visit and stop where you wish. Most tours do not see a lot in the cities and include only the usual "tourist" stops. There can be so much more. Denali Park is something to consider very closely- most people don't have a clue of the different options in. Don't consider the Natural History tour if you are interested in wildlife- (I find it very hard to rationalize this tour after spending so much time getting there). The Tundra wildlife tour will get you much farther into the park, mile 53 for wildlife viewing but costs $70+, there is my favorite- the shuttle system- no meal included, but at $22.50 to Eielson- mile 66 it is indeed a great bargain.