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besowmya April 8th, 2004 03:52 PM

Floatplane worth it?

Hello everyone,

This messageboard is fantastic! I cannot imagine planning my trip to Alaska without all your opinions.
I need help understanding how similar the floatplane experience is to the helicopter ride. I'm taking a helicopter ride in Juneau. If I don't spend the money on the floatplane excursion, I could plan a trip to the Kenai Fjords National park (and therefore not miss the train ride from Anchorage to Seward- our ship docks at Whittier). What do you think?? Thanks.

Karen16 April 9th, 2004 01:28 PM

Re: Floatplane worth it?
My opinion only- very different. I would skimp elsewhere and do both, if this is not going to be a repeat trip?? How are you getting from Whittier??? There is supposed to be a cheap bus service available direct to Seward. If it arrives by 10- 10:30 am you could hook up with a Kenai Fjords boat trip leaving at 11:30. You could drops your bags directly at the depot for storage then walk to the Kenai Fjords office. Long day though. :) If you can't do both, then my edge would be toward Kenai Fjords- for my wildlife interest. But I have done all of your list- certainly tough choices.

besowmya April 9th, 2004 04:10 PM

Re: Floatplane worth it?

Thank you, Karen. I took your advice and tried to make a couple of phone calls. No company seems to have service between Whittier and Seward. Any leads? Going directly to Seward from Whittier would save me a bunch.
Btw, you definitely should get compensated for all the help you provide on these websites. Are you 'BudgetQueen' as well?!

besowmya April 9th, 2004 11:28 PM

Re: Floatplane worth it?
It's me again. I've finally found this shuttle bus service from Whittier to Seward. It is called Polar Express- any feedback? Is it reputable? They leave from Whittier at 8:45 am and reach Seward at 10:30 am. Costs only $30 per person, one way!

They also have service to Anchorage from Whittier leaving at 8:45am.

Karen16 April 10th, 2004 03:49 AM

Re: Floatplane worth it?
I would go with them- sounds like a good deal. Yep- I'm Budget Queen

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