Once on the plane we donned headsets for a narration of what we were seeing as we flew over incredible snow capped mountains and glaciers. Everyone had a window seat and I admit the view had me breathless. Once at the isolated Taku Lodge, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, we were greeted with steaming cups of hot Russian tea. After a stroll outside to view the Hole In The Wall glacier, we were treated to salmon roasted over an alder wood fire, with baked beans, coleslaw, warm apple compote, and herb biscuits and sourdough bread, with ginger cookies for dessert. To wash it down, water is chilled with real glacial ice.
The 3 ½ hour Taku Lodge Feast and Glacier Seaplane excursion with 50 minutes of flight time ($315 for adults and $270 for children) was an incredible experience and will certainly be the highlight of this Alaska cruise.
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