Question by vlanderbab: Need someone who has been on an Alaska cruise/tour recently to advise on mosquito problems and tours?
What works for mosquitos? Do they get on the ship in ports? Are there tour options in Fairbanks,Denali and the ports of Haines, Juneau and Ketchican that are less expensive than the ones offered by the cruise line?
Answer by Time travler
Anything with DEET works great. I just used Off with no problems, but on my second cruise to Alaska this summer, I am considering one of the clip on things with a fan from Off. It is something new and would be nice to not have to put anything directly on your skin. I have never seen them get on the ship, but I’m sure it is possible. My favorite tour in Denali was the Homestead Husky tour that took us to Jeff Kings facility(4 time winner of the Ididerod). He is wonderful and treats you like a best friend. Oh, be sure to go to the Red Dog saloon in Juneau too.
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