Hello all. I'm helping my mom plan her frist cruise to Alaska for May 08.
Saphire Princess, 7-day cruise, disembarks in Whittier. We decided to book tours and excursions independently. But, doing it this way has logistical problems ie. transportation from the port to the excursions. I have ironed most of these out - BUT...
I have run in to a couple of snags in the proposed itinerary.
1) Getting out of Whittier. Does anybody have a (cost effective) suggestion for going from Whittier directly into Denali?
Mom really wants to end her vacation in Denali, do the Tundra tour, etc. Getting her out of Whittier and into Denali (reasonably and timely) has me stumped.
2) The Tour Book: Does anybody have experience with using the buy one get one free coupons? Are there time and date restrictions, or any other restrictions that we should be aware of?
3) Flightseeeing. See Mt. McKinley.
Opinions please: Talkeetna Air, Talkeetna Aero, Rusts, or K2? Which flight route?
4) Crab, Crab, and more crab. But all I can find are Salmon Bakes! What's a trip to Alaska without chowing down on some Alaskan King Crab? Does anybody have a suggestion for a good Crab Excursion?
Any and all suggestions and input is greatly appreciated.
Thank you all.