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White Pass Mountaineering Adventure

Calling all adrenaline junkies: Get your fix with this jaw dropping mountain climb in the alpine wonderland of White Pass.

White Pass Mountaineering Adventure

This mountaineering excursion is recommended for hikers and mountain climbers who crave a challenging adventure in the wilds of Alaska. Your journey begins with a scenic, 40 minute ride into the mountains and up to White Pass, a breathtaking mountain pass bordering Alaska and the Yukon Territory in Canada. Once at the Pass you will gear up and leave the road behind as you head onto the trail and into the remote beauty of Alaska that many visitors do not get to see.

While at the Pass you will cover about 6 miles in length with a gain of up to 3,000 feet in elevation. Your guide will take you on a climb to the summit of Feather Peak or Mount Cleveland, both of which stand at about 5,500 feet with astounding views of the surrounding jagged peaks and wilderness below. Alternatively, there are a series of high points and routes that your guide may choose from depending on route conditions, group ability, and guide choice. Even if the summit isn't possible for the day, there are still incredible waterfalls and many awe-inspiring views to for you to enjoy.

May and June climbs might require a combination of snow-shoeing and stream crossing; climbs later in the season will likely be snow free, with off-trail hiking through alpine grasses and wildflowers, scrambling on rocks and the occasional stream crossing. Depending on the route and conditions you might use ropes, crampons, ice axes and other technical equipment to reach the summit. Your experienced guides will cheerfully instruct you in basic mountaineering and snowshoeing skills along the way and your safety is always the first priority.

What are you waiting for? Reserve this daylong adventure now for an unparalleled experience in the Alaskan wilderness at White Pass.

Please Note: All participants must bring a valid passport. Some guests may also need a Canadian visa.

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Tour Type
Group
 
Group Size
Small
 
Activity Type(s)
Active, Scenic, Outdoor
 
Tour Duration
9 Hours
 
Activity Level
Difficult
 
Tour Leaves From
The Cruise Ship Pier.
 
Food/Beverage Provided
A packed lunch, snacks, and water is included. Dietary restrictions including gluten free, vegan, vegetatian, and food allergies may be accommodated with a minimum of 48 hours advanced notice. Please include your request when placing your booking.
 
Special Instructions
The weather can vary greatly, and be 10 to 20 degrees cooler than at sea level. It is possible to have sunshine, whiteout foggy conditions, 30 mph winds, rain, and even snow all in the same day. It is important to dress in non-cotton extra warm layers, wear a waterproof jacket and pants, and have good sturdy hiking boots. Guests should also bring a wool hat, gloves, and a small day pack.
 
Restrictions
All participants must bring a valid passport. Some guests may also need a Canadian visa. The minimum age to participate on this tour is 12 years old. This tour includes a lot of physical activity and it is the guest's responsibility to determine that they are physically and mentally able to participate in the activity. Any pertinent medical conditions must be disclosed to the guides.
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About Shore Excursions Group
ABOUT US
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

Our Approach
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

Our Tours
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

Our People
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.

Our Owners
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.

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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.