Take a second and imagine waking up on your cruise ship, looking out your window and seeing a huge Humpback Whale break through the water! That is Alaska. Alaska is home to a variety of animals and also home to many species of whales such as Orca, Humpback, and Gray. It contains about 98% of the U.S. brown bear population, an estimated 30,000 brown bears live in Alaska. Alaska is also home to many bird species, one of them being the bald eagle. The bald eagle is Alaska’s largest resident bird of prey. Found only in North America, bald eagles are more abundant in Alaska than anywhere else in the United States.
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Alaska spills over with breathtaking sights you won’t find anywhere else. From immense, snow covered mountain tops to thick ice glaciers. Alaska is nothing short of visually stunning! The question isn’t whether you’ll see something life-changing here, but which type of sights you’ll choose to focus on. Adventurous travelers can get a true bird’s eye view from a helicopter or small plane tour, or make yourself the engine in a human-powered sightseeing tour as you kayak or hike your way through Alaska’s wilderness with the help of an experienced guide.
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Wild winter tour options are sure to amaze in Alaska! Imagine cruising Prince William Sound to the immense blue face of Blackstone Glacier or flight-seeing above rugged ranges and endless ice fields. Picture hitting the slopes at a world-class ski resort, mushing behind a team of 12 fleet-footed Alaska huskies or snowshoeing tranquil back country trails. Finish the day chasing ephemeral northern lights throughout the serene northern night.
A vast selection of restaurants, theater companies and high spirited events round out the full complement of recreational options. Take a train ride through the mountains with White Pass & Yukon Route. Visit popular communities on the way such as Skagway, Bennett in British Columbia, and Carcross in Yukon.
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