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Traveling to or from Alaska on a cruise ship comes with a very special set of unique experiences, personal perspectives and memories … but just some of those take place while you’re on the water. Venturing into Alaska by land while your cruise ship is docked at one of Southeast Alaska’s personality-packed ports including Ketchikan, Haines, Sitka, Skagway and Juneau... Read More

Many of our Alaska travelers call us with this question and of course, from our perspective, there’s never a bad time to visit Alaska! But if your preferred form of transportation to the Last Frontier is aboard a cruise ship, summer is the season to select for your Alaska cruise. Alaska’s summer months are when the state is humming and... Read More

In Alaska, summer’s end brings bittersweet emotions for most Alaskans, as the warmth and brightness of the Midnight Sun wane and the cooler, darker days and nights of fall take hold. We All Need a Break Most Alaskans – from winter “haters and hibernators” to “wild winter” lovers – truly live for their summers. The season’s ever-present sunlight provides a seemingly magical... Read More

Over the past 30 years, the team at All Alaska Tours, guided by Owner and President, Al Koch, has helped over 350,000 travelers bring their biggest Alaska dreams to life. So, it might not surprise you to learn that the company’s origins are also something of a “once-in-a-lifetime” Alaska story, filled with humble beginnings and big dreams that became a... Read More

Glaciers are both grand and abundant in Alaska, and there’s an extra-special Alaska destination where they aren’t just the main attraction, they’re also a namesake. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Southeast Alaska is a world-renown travelers' mecca. Glacier Bay's park headquarters are based in Gustavus, Alaska, just west of Juneau and north of Hoonah at the end of... Read More

If you're the type of Alaska traveler who wants to take control your adventure from the driver's seat, hands on the steering wheel, guiding your travel companions to every great Alaska destination and landmark on your bucket lists, you've come to the right place. All independent spirits who prefer driving themselves and their crew around the state's spectacular road system... Read More

Most Alaska visitors eventually land in Anchorage at either the start or finale (but sometimes midway) as part of their Alaska tour itinerary. But do you know how best to spend your time in Anchorage and the 5 best things to do there? Here are our top 5 picks for a visit to Anchorage: #1: Visit Seward via the Alaska Railroad By far... Read More

Was your 2021 Alaska cruise just cancelled by your cruise company? With Transport Canada’s February 2021 announcement banning large cruise ships (100+ passengers) bound for Alaska from operating in Canadian waters and docking in Canada until February 2022, many people are wondering whether they will be able to cruise to Alaska this summer. Even if you are not able to sail... Read More

As we begin to travel again to Alaska in 2021 (or begin planning future travel), it is important to be aware of steps being implemented by the travel industry to keep us as safe as possible while we are still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, these practices will continue to evolve as information about the incidence... Read More

Every new year, nothing brings more enjoyment than dreaming about your next big trip. As 2020 draws to a close, this couldn't be more real as the vast majority of our 2020 travel became one big "cancel that". But the sun is on the horizon for 2021! Here are five great reasons why traveling to Alaska should be at the top... Read More