Alaska! The port visits so far have been very good. When I look at picking port visits I like to look for something I have not done before. For this trip I also needed to find ones that everyone, all ages, would enjoy.
Yesterday we visited Skagway. For this visit we went on a catamaran to a nearby town called Haines. From there we went in 4X4 vehicles up the mountains. Halfway up we stopped for fresh, hot cookies and hot chocolate. On the way back down we had Halibut and smoked chicken. I had a great time driving the 4X4 because I had never done this before. The views were fantastic and the kids had fun zooming down the mountain.
In Juneau we went to the Mendenhall Glacier. We had two hours at the Visitors center which was the perfect amount of time to go Nugget Falls (an hour walk round trip) as well as look at the center. From the Visitors center we saw mountain goats and bald eagles in the viewing scopes. We also saw bald eagles from the bus on the way to the glacier.
My mom does not get around as well so she did not go in the 4X4. This was a good decision because the ramps to and from the catamaran were steep and I would be difficult to manage. The trip to the glacier was perfect for everyone. My mom was able to hang out at the center while we did our hike.
When I return I will go into more detail about both of these towns because we also had time to walk around the towns in addition to the port adventures.
You may want to do other adventures than what I have done but I hope that you will find adventures that are best for your family when you take on ALASKA!