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Native tours offered around Southeast Alaska

Posted: Tuesday, July 03, 2001

These are some of the Southeast Alaska businesses that offer Native tours:

Alaska Native Personal Tours. Where: Craig and Klawock on Prince of Wales Island. Operator: Nyna Fleury. Contact: (907) 755-4848. Three-hour tours cost $35. Tours are also available from $25 to $85. There is a $5 discount for locals. Children under 5 ride free.

Yeshua Guided Tours. Where: Haines. Operators: Steve and Coreen Hay. A two-hour tour costs $35. Discounts for locals are "negotiable." Contact: (907) 766-2334. Browse their Web site at yeshuaguidedtours.com.

Stories & Legends. Where: Juneau, city and glacier. Operator: Cory Mann. Little Green Trolley tours, 30 minutes narrated; $7.50 for an unlimited day pass. Contact: 463-5228. Cell phone: (206) 465-1398.

Chilkat Cruises & Tours. Operator: Klukwan Inc. Native corporation. Where: Haines, the bald eagle preserve and the village of Klukwan. Three-and-a-half hour land-based tours cost $50. There is a discount for locals who inquire. The company also operates high-speed craft in upper Lynn Canal. (907) 766-2100. Browse their Web site at www.chilkatcruises.com.

Goldbelt Auk Nu Tours, 586-8686, and Auk Ta Shaa Discovery, 586-8687. Operator: Goldbelt. Where: Juneau and adjoining waters. The Tracy Arm tour is eight hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., including a light lunch, hot beverages on board and use of binoculars; $110.25. Auk Ta Shaa Discovery offers rafting and kayaking trips on the Mendenhall River and Mendenhall Lake. A six-hour kayak trip is $95, which includes a light lunch. A four-hour rafting trip is $89. For information about the Mount Roberts Tramway, call 463-3412.

Keet Gooshi Tours. Operators: John and Cheryl Katzeek. Where: Haines; travel through bald eagle preserve to village of Klukwan. A three- to four-hour tour is $65. View tribal screens, houses, totems. (907) 766-3824.



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