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Gold Panning at Porcupine Creek

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Address: Porcupine Creek, Haines, AK 99827

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Hard work, real panning down by the stream, benefits include the challenge of finding gold along the river bank. The men had 2 hours of fun.

Reviewed 15 July 2015
Joyce G
Cape Coral, Florida

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Cape Coral, Florida
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Reviewed 15 July 2015

Hard work, real panning down by the stream, benefits include the challenge of finding gold along the river bank. The men had 2 hours of fun.

1 Thank Joyce G
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

I wanted to pan for gold in Alaska so we did the Gold Rush Tour to Porcupine Creek with our guide Holly Jo. We took the 45 minute trip on the Fast Ferry from the port in Skagway to Haines. Holly Jo knew the history of the area very well and had several photo books with historical images. Best of... More 

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Reviewed 24 February 2013

This was a fascinating insight into the unglamorous life of a prospector. Digging the sand and gravel from the creek, washing and panning and picking out stones to get acouple of specks of gold dust, if you are lucky, then doing it all over and over and over again. It's fine as a tourist but an arduous backbreaking way to... More 

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Reviewed 27 June 2011

We returned from a wonderful trip to Alaska. Our tour in Skagway was the best. We took the ferry over to Haines where we went on the Gold Rush Tour to Porcupine. We had a wonderful tour guide Holly Jo that told us all about the history through Hanies to Porcupine. She knew the area very well. Jack Dalton did... More 

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