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Old 12-03-2010, 11:49   #1
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Inside Passage to Alaska

any information on what time of year would be the best time to head up the inside passage to alaska. would love to have enough time to do some sightseeing exploring dont want to rush it. thanks
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:01   #2
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My neighbor has done that trip a couple of times. You can read about it in his blog:

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Jonathan Raban wrote a book about it, he probably knows.
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Old 12-03-2010, 14:02   #5
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April/May are still wet and cool. Best weather time of year is late June through Mid-August in Southeast. Be prepared for it to rain. A lot.

FYI I grew up in Juneau.
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Re: Inside Passage to Alaska

Hi Everyone, New Member, cruising inside passage 7 days on Norwegian Peal in May. Any and All information regarding ports and recommended tours(Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Prince Rupert, Vancouver) would be appreciated.
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Re: Inside Passage to Alaska

For Skagway, I highly recommend taking the 3-foot-gauge railway over White Pass.

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Thank You, We (girlfriend from Australia) and I (from California) are still planning our tours, and this one sounds great. Love the photo..I'm a photographer, and this looks like a wonderful way to get some Awesome shots! Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
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On the way to White Pass.

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In Juneau, take either a whale watching cruise or the helicopter flightseeing.
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Hi,

Done the passage many times over the past 20 years. A lot of motoring along long narrow channels with at times crap loads of traffic in the summer fishing season, is usually the norm. On the North Coast of BC winds are predominately from the South in wet weather from the north in sunny weather. Outside passage is more beautiful and being more open more chance of better Sailing winds. Hecate Strait is a shallow sea with dangerous access from the mainland side.

BC is far more remote than the Pan handle. Alaskan Infrastructure has made it much more civilized, than BC. Always keep your tanks as full as possible in BC. Anyway if you need specific information I can supply. At the moment it is still cold and snowy on the BC North Coast.
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