Cruisetours to Talkeetna, Alaska

Imagine the average small town in America. Take a moment and think about the charm a small town exudes, from the local restaurants and unique shops, to the historical sites and beyond. There is something special about exploring a small town - the pace is slower, the residents are friendly and each town has its own eccentricities that are fun to discover. Talkeetna, Alaska is your typical Alaskan small town. It's located at the base of Mt. Denali - the tallest peak in North America - and the town often serves as base camp for climbers attempting 'The Great One'. Talkeetna is also believed to be the inspiration behind the fictional Alaskan town of Cicely featured in the 1990 comedy Northern Exposure.

Here you'll find residents taking pride in the surrounding nature and local art. You could spend the morning fly-fishing, hiking or flying over the beautiful scenery, and then spend your evening exploring an art gallery filled with works from local artists, mingling with Talkeetna locals at a restaurant and visiting a few of the fifteen buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.

It's no surprise the warmest months to visit Talkeetna, Alaska are the summer months. June, July and August all have average high temperatures in the upper 60s and average low temperatures in the upper 40s. The shoulder months of May and September are also good times to visit as the average high and low temperatures are 58°/37° and 56°/39° respectively. From June through August (the peak of cruisetour season), Talkeetna, Alaska receives approximately 18 hours of daylight each day. Which is plenty of time to learn why the unofficial motto is: "Talkeetna: Where the road ends and life begins."

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Fishing

The town of Talkeetna is located where three rivers, the Susitna, Chulitna and Talkeetna, meet - so it's no surprise that fishing is a main attraction! Whether you are an expert angler or casting out for the first time, there are plenty of opportunities to see what you can catch in the cool Alaskan waters! Try your hand at fishing in the crisp Talkeetna waters with Phantom Tri-River Charters. You'll be fishing for a variety of salmon types including Sockeye, Silvers, Kings and more! And even though you'll be in Alaska's untamed wilderness, Phantom offers covered and heated boats so you can focus on casting your line and getting that awesome catch. Or, you can see how well you do at fly-fishing with Talkeetna Wilderness River Fishing Guides. Either way, you're guaranteed a great time - and you may even catch your dinner!

 

Flightseeing

One of the best ways to see Mt. Denali is in the air, and taking a flightseeing tour while you're in Talkeetna is a great introduction to the natural wonders that surround this quaint Alaskan town. Fly high with Talkeetna Air Taxi and you'll see Denali from an angle most travelers don't get to experience, and you'll also follow the rivers of Talkeetna into a picturesque landscape of icefalls, glaciers and snowy peaks.

 

River Rafting

Experience Talkeetna from a completely different angle by floating down the Talkeetna or Chulitna Rivers. Learn about local wildlife, plants and scenery from knowledgeable guides. You'll visit bald eagle nests, locate beaver dams and look for bear tracks while floating down the Talkeetna River. If you choose the longer Chulitna River Tour, you'll be in the prime habitat of bald eagles, bears, salmon and moose. Plus, both rivers provide stunning vistas of Mount Denali. No experience is necessary and the river tours are suitable for most ages and abilities.

 

To plan a cruisetour to Talkeetna, Alaska, contact The Cruise Web today at 1-800-377-9383.

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