A Quick Side Trip to Juneau from Haines or Skagway

Without changing your lodgings, you can travel from Skagway or Haines for a tour of Juneau's highlights and a sightseeing day cruise of the Lynn Canal. Alaska Fjordlines' high-speed catamaran (tel. 800/320-0146 or 907/766-3395; www.alaskafjordlines.com) carries passengers for half a day in Juneau, with wildlife sightings on the way. The fare is $159, including a narrated bus tour of Juneau and Mendenhall Glacier, with time for shopping and dining downtown. The whole excursion is about 12 hours.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.