Alaska Cruise Day 5

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Like the areas we visited in Alaska, Prince Rupert B.C. is a beautiful place surrounded by wildlife and fantastic scenery. Some of the cruisers were disappointed by the town itself; however, there were many sites to see outside the downtown area.

Prince Rupert Shore Tours and Excursions

There were many activities available on Prince Rupert. Among the shore excursions offered were Kayaking, Fishing, Crabbing, Hiking the rain forest, biking and a Grizzly watch tour. Downtown was a little less commercialized than Skagway and Juneau, but it served the purpose for us.

Alaska Cruise - Downtown Prince Rupert

We had purchased so many souvenirs in the other ports that we had to buy another suitcase to carry them all. We ended up at the thrift store in Prince Rupert and scored a nice piece of Samonsonite luggage for $3.50. Also, I needed a dinner jacket since we were surprised the evening before with an invitation to dine with the captain. I ended up getting a nice dinner coat for about $2.50 from the thrift store.

Alaska Cruise - The Butze Rain Forest

We ended up renting a car again and traveled to the Butze Rain Forest for a hike. Many of the cruisers took the bus tour there, and we met up with many of them during our 3 mile hike. I was fortunate enough to see a bald eagle fly very close to where we were walking, but I did not have my camera ready so I missed the shot. It didn't rain at all in the forest, it was a nice cool hike as the temperature stayed in the low 50's the entire trip.

Supposedly, the tides reverse direction in this area of the water during the tide change. I didn't really see or understand what that was all about, but the scenery and the wildlife in the area was fantastic. There were also air excursions for those who like the view from above.

Alaska Cruise Day 6

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Alaska Cruise through the Inside Passage...


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