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White Pass Railroad
© Holland America Line

Trips on the iconic White Pass & Yukon Route narrow gauge railway are some of the most popular excursions in Skagway. But there's lots of other things to do in and around this small town. Here you can take a hike in the beautiful mountains, go on a wildlife or bird watching tour, kayak on a lake, bike down the White Pass, pan for gold, take in a salmon bake, head to the Yukon, go dog sledding, golf, fish and much, much more. There's lots to do in Skagway.

Your ship will dock at one of the city's docks--the Broadway Dock, which is situated at the end of Broadway, the Railroad Dock, which is at the southern end of the town, or at the Ore Dock, which is located at the end of Main Street. Some smaller ships dock at the Ferry Dock. It's a short walk to the town's shopping, dining and historic areas.

Time in Port

In 2016, the cruise lines' ships will make port in Skagway for an average of almost 12½ hours. For each of the following excursions, we've added an icon that tells you what percent of your time in port is spent on the excursion. With that in mind, you can plan for other activities while in Skagway.

Excursion Ratings

We provide rating information on most of the following tours. These star ratings come from Carnival, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Holland America and CruisePortInsider, and provide a good resource when you're deciding on whether to take an excursion, and if so, which one.

Tour Pricing

We also provide tour pricing for most excursions, which were posted on the websites of Carnival, Princess, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian as of June 24, 2016. It's important to note that the actual price that you'll pay for the excursions may be higher than the prices we publish in our excursions pages.

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If you have taken any of the tours listed below, we'd like your feedback on your experience. Please click on the link of the tour you took, and then click the "Write a review of this tour" button and tell us what your experience was all about.

Last Updated: June 24, 2016




Cruise Line Shore Excursions in Skagway


Aquatic Tours Attractions Tours Bicycle Tours
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Hiking Tours Horseback Riding Motorsports Tours
Nature Tours Railway Tours Scenic Tours

Aquatic Tours

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Chilkoot Lake Kayak

Wilderness Kayaking Experience/ Wilderness Kayak Experience at Chilkoot Lake/ Chilkoot Lake Kayak Experience
6 to 6¼ hours           5 stars

Following a scenic trip to Haines, enjoy a kayak on Chilkoot Lake. The lake is uncrowded and the scenery is spectacular. Huge waterfalls spill off of the cliffs surrounding the lake and wildlife abounds in the lush green forest that carpets the shoreline.

 

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High boat meal 4$s 50%  

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Lake Bernard

Glacier Lake Kayak & Scenic Railway Experience/ Glacier Lake Kayak and White Pass Railway Adventure/ Glacier Lake Kayak, Scenic Rail & Klondike Summit/ White Pass Railway & Glacier Lake Kayak/ Glacier Lake Kayak & White Pass Rail Experience
5 hours           5 stars

Enjoy a ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route railway from Skagway to the shores of Lake Bernard, then it's kayaking time. You will paddle for approximately 1 hour 20 minutes across the cold pristine lake waters. Following your paddle, you'll meet up with a motor coach for the scenic, narrated drive back to Skagway.

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Moderate Train snack 5$s 40%  

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Chilkoot Trail

Chilkoot Trail Hiking & Rafting Adventure/ Chilkoot Trail Hiking and Rafting/ Chilkoot Trail Hike & Float Adventure/ Chilkoot Trail Hike & River Float/ Chilkoot Hike & Float
4¼ hours           5 stars

This tour begins with a 2 mile hike on the first section of the historic Chilkoot Trail through what was once Skagway's sister city of Dyea. Then you'll don rubber boots and enjoy a leisurely 40-minute float down the river back to Dyea.

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Glacier Point Wilderness Safari

Glacier Point Wilderness Safari
6 to 6½ hours           5 stars

After taking a fast catamaran down the Lynn Canal to Glacier Point, you'll take a short scenic drive to a clearing. Following a quarter-mile nature hike, the forest opens to a view of the Davidson Glacier as it tumbles from mountains into the lake below. You'll then get in a 31 foot canoe for a paddle to the face of the mighty Davidson Glacier.

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Moderate boat meal 5$s 50%  

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Whale

Ocean Raft Wildlife Adventure/ Ocean Raft Adventure
2 to 2½ hours           5 stars

The word exhilarating comes close, but doesn't quite fully describe this Ocean Raft adventure. Designed for groups of 6 intrepid explorers, you'll travel through Lynn Canal, North America’s longest and deepest fjord, in search of a vast array of wildlife, including whales, sea otters and a profusion of nesting sea birds.

 

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Moderate boat 4$s 20%    

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Eagle Preserve Float

Eagle Preserve Float & Scenic Cruise/ Eagle Preserve Rafting Wildlife Quest/ Eagle Preserve Float/ Haines Eagle Preserve Float Adventure & Lynn Fjord Cruise
6¼ to 6½ hours           5 stars

Following a scenic trip to Haines, you'll take a 40-minute drive to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Then you'll begin the rafting adventure as you float down the river aboard an 18 foot inflatable raft, which is the best way to observe eagles drawn to feed on the plentiful salmon.

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Moderate boat meal 5$s 50%  

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Bear

Alaska Wilderness River Adventure/ Haines Wilderness River Adventure/ Alaska Wilderness River Adventure (Haines)
6¼ to 6½ hours           4 stars

Following a scenic trip to Haines, you'll take a 40-minute drive to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Then, after an al fresco wienie roast, you'll board a purpose-built jet boat and cruise miles of scenic tributaries. In addition to the eagles, moose and bears are often spotted along the riverbank.

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Moderate boat meal 4$s 50%  

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Attractions

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Gold Panning

The Big Nugget Tour
5 hours

On this extended visit to the Klondike Gold Fields, you'll see and do all there is to see and do. Pan for gold, meet a sled dog team, do the 40 Below Experience, visit the brewery and sample a few brews, enjoy a meal, learn about Yukon gold dredging, or if all that is too much, just relax and enjoy the ambiance.

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Low Bus meal 4$s 40%  




Liarsville

Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp & Salmon Bake/ Liarsville Salmon Bake
1½ to 2 hours           5 stars

At Liarsville, the first order of the day is to enjoy an al fresco all-you-can-eat salmon bake feast. Next, a cast of sourdoughs and dance hall girls will entertain you with a melodrama and a poem by the "Bard of the North," Robert Service. And if you want to strike it rich, try your hand at panning for gold; it's guaranteed in every pan!

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Low Bus meal 3$s 20%  


Biking Tours

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White Pass RR

White Pass Train & Bike Tour/White Pass Train & Klondike Bike Tour/ White Pass Railway & Klondike Bicycle/ White Pass Train & Bike
4 to 4¾ hours           5 stars

This tour begins with a ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route railway from Skagway to Fraser, BC. Then board a van that will take you to the summit of the White Pass. Here you'll be paired up with a bike and then coast down the hill all the way back to Skagway.

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Moderate Train snack 5$s 40%  

 




Summit to Sea Bicycles

Klondike Bicycle Tour/ Klondike Summit to Sea Bicycle Tour
2½ to 2¾ hours

This tour takes you to the summit of the White Pass in a mini-bus. Then coast back down the hill to Skagway. You'll make several stops on the descent to take a drink from a rushing waterfall and to capture photos of the White Pass & Yukon Route railway, the area's glaciers and the majestic mountains.

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Chilkoot Trail

Rainforest Bicycle Tour
3 hours

Get out and explore the neighboring town of Dyea. You'll be traveling in a small group on flat terrain through the lush rainforest. You'll visit the historic ruins of Dyea, pass by the Chilkoot trailhead and venture to the coastal tidal flats where eagles, salmon, colorful wildflowers and dazzling mountains are often in view.

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High Van 4$s 20%  




Dyea

Triple Adventure - Bike, Hike & Float
5¾ hours           5 stars

A 30 minute van ride will take you to historic Dyea, where you'll start your day's adventure with an easy 5 mile bike ride through the area. Then you'll take a 2-mile hike at the start of the Chilkoot Trail to the Taiya River. From here you'll take a 40-minute float down river back to Dyea. All in all, you'll see some spectacular scenery and get in a good workout at the same time.

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High Van snack 4$s 50%  

 


Canopy/Rock Climbing Tours

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Zipline

Klondike Zipline Adventure Park/ Adventure Park and Zip Lines/ Adventure Park & Ziplines/ Adventure Park: Zip Lining
3¼ to 3½ hours           5 stars

A short hike on a trail through the forest will bring you to the Adventure Park. The course begins as you enter into a series of rope crossings, including Burma loops, suspended bridges and raised balance beams, then you'll fly from platform to platform along a series of six zip lines through the lush Alaskan canopy.

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High Bus snack 4$s 30%  

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Rapelling

Klondike Rock Climbing & Rappelling Adventure/ Klondike Rock Climbing & Rappelling/ Rock Climbing, Rappelling & Zip Line/ Adventure Park: Rock Climb & Rappel
3¼ hours           5 stars

Get out into the rainforest for a climbing and rappelling adventure. There are more than a dozen climbing routes to choose from; some are very easy and others offer more of a challenge. Each ascent ends with a stunning aerial view of the Skagway River, the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway and the surrounding wilderness.

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High Bus snack 3$s 30%  

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Ziplining

Grizzly Falls Ziplining Expedition/ Grizzly Falls Zip-Line Expedition
4 hours           4 stars

Fast, fun and exhilarating, this spectacular adventure offers nature lovers and thrill seekers alike the unique opportunity to zip through the treetops of the Tongass National Forest on 11 ziplines and across 4 suspension bridges. And did we tell you that the views are amazing?

 

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City Tours

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Red Onion

Bordello Breakfast & Historical Tour
2½ hours           5 stars

Enjoy a light breakfast as you hear the provocative tales of the enterprising women who came to Skagway in 1898. Then step upstairs to the celebrated brothel museum to explore the halls and rooms, and see the many original artifacts left by the "soiled doves" of over a century ago. Your visit to the Red Onion is followed by a tour of the town of Skagway.

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Low Bus meal 3$s 20%  




Red Onion

Ghosts & Goodtime Girls Walking Tour
2 hours           5 stars

This walking tour of Skagway begins as you are greeted by a sumptuously dressed "madam," who will welcome you with a souvenir garter and guide you through Skagway's streets and alleys, past historic gold rush buildings and through the infamous red light district. The focus of this fun tour is on the "ladies of the night" who inhabited the town during the Klondike Gold Rush.

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Moderate Bus 2$s 20%    




Days of 98 show

Skagway City Tour & The Days of '98 Show/ Skagway & the Dangerous Days of '98
2¾ hours

Begin with a narrated drive through historic downtown Skagway, followed by a trip to the scenic overlook and a visit to the Trail of '98 Museum. Then take in a performance of the Days of '98 Show. This show has it all: live music, singing and dancing, love and rejection, comedy and drama, and brings Skagway's colorful history to life.

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Low Bus Handicapped 2$s 20%  




Streetcar

Skagway Street Car City Tour/ Skagway Street Car Tour/ Skagway's Original Street Car
1½ hours           5 stars

Board an authentic yellow 1927 sightseeing bus and take an exploration of "all points of interest" in Skagway. You'll visit the Gold Rush Cemetery, drive through Skagway's residential "garden district," and, after a performance at the Club House Theater, you'll be inducted as an honorary member of the Arctic Brotherhood.

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Low Bus 2$s 10%    

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Combo Tours

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Gold panning

Gold Panning, Gold Rush Sled Dogs & 40 Below/ Gold Panning, Sled Dogs and 40 Below/ Gold Panning, Sled Dogs & 40° Below/ Gold Panning, Sled Dogs & 40 Degrees Below Zero Experience
3 hours           5 stars

At Klondike Gold Fields you'll witness a sled dog demonstration and meet and interact with the Iditarod sled dogs and their puppies. Then step into a cold chamber for an instant deep-freeze effect and feel the cold of an Iditarod race. Lastly, learn how to pan for gold and have the opportunity to strike it rich!

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Low Bus Handicapped 3$s 20%  




Skagway street

Historical City, Gold Camp & Salmon Bake
3 hours

Enjoy a tour of the small town of Skagway, followed by a visit to the Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp, located just a couple of miles out of town. Here you will enjoy a salmon bake, then you can strike it rich as you learn how to pan for gold.

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Low Bus meal Handicapped 3$s 20%

 




Salmon bake

Klondike Summit, Suspension Bridge & Salmon Bake
4¼ hours           5 stars

Following a quick tour of Skagway's historic downtown, you'll head up the Klondike Highway through the White Pass to Yukon Suspension Bridge. On your return to Skagway, you'll make a stop at Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp for lunch and a melodramatic show.

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Low Bus meal 3$s 30%  

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Liarsville

Klondike Summit, Liarsville Experience & Gold Panning
3 hours

Enjoy a motor coach tour of historic downtown Skagway, followed by an ascent of White Pass and on into British Columbia's Tormented Valley. On your return to Skagway, you'll stop at the Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp for a melodramatic show and to pan for gold.

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Low Bus 3$s 20%    




Red Onion

Red Onion Breakfast and Suspension Bridge/ Red Onion Breakfast, Summit & Suspension Bridge/ Bordello Breakfast & Suspension Bridge
4¼ to 4½ hours

Begin with a tour of historic Skagway, followed by a breakfast at the Red Onion Saloon. Here you'll hear the tales of the women who worked in the Red Onion's brothel and take a tour of the brothel museum. Next, you'll drive over the White Pass into Canada to see the Klondike Suspension Bridge.

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Low Bus meal 3$s 40%  

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Dyea

Triple Adventure - Bike, Hike & Float
5¾ hours

A 30 minute van ride will take you to historic Dyea, where you'll start your day's adventure with an easy 5 mile bike ride through the area. Then you'll take a 2-mile hike at the start of the Chilkoot Trail to the Taiya River. From here you'll take a 40-minute float down river back to Dyea. All in all, you'll see some spectacular scenery and get in a good workout at the same time.

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High Van snack 4$s 50%  

 


Dog Sledding Tours

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Dog sledding

Dog Sledding & Helicopter Glacier Flightseeing/ Dog Sledding and Glacier Flightseeing by Helicopter/ Dog Sledding & Glacier Flightseeing/ Dog Sledding & Glacier Helicopter Flightseeing
2 hours           5 stars

Your day's adventure begins with a thrilling 15 minute flight over spectacular glaciers, and then land at a dog camp situated atop a majestic glacier high above Skagway. You'll spend an hour on the glacier, plus enjoy 30 minutes of dog sledding.

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Moderate Helicopter 5$s 20%    

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Sled dogs

Dog Sled Discovery & Mushing Camp/ Dog Sled and Musher's Camp Experience/ Musher's Camp & Sled Dog Experience/ Musher's Camp & Sled Dog Discovery
3¼ hours           5 stars

Travel to the scenic Musher's Camp in Dyea, and take a 1½-mile ride on a wheeled cart, then learn all about the dogs and the sport of dog mushing from Iditarod race veterans.

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Sled dog puppies

Goldrush Sled Dogs and White Pass Train Adventure
5½ hours

Enjoy a trip on the White Pass & Yukon Route railway from Skagway to Fraser, BC, and after transferring to a motor coach, you'll return to Alaska. Before returning to Skagway, you'll stop at the Klondike Gold Fields to learn about dog sledding, and meet Iditarod racers, their sled dogs and their puppies.

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Fishing Tour

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Fishing

Chilkoot Lake Freshwater Fishing
6¼ to 6½ hours

Following a scenic trip to Haines, a mini-bus will whisk you to Chilkoot Lake, one of the most picturesque locations in southeast Alaska. Your fishing expedition takes place aboard a comfortable 28-foot pontoon boat. Depending on the season, several varieties of wild salmon and Dolly Varden are the likely catches.

 

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Moderate boat snack 5$s 50%  


Flightseeing Tour

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Helicopter

Glacier Discovery by Helicopter
2 hours           5 stars

Board a helicopter and head for one of the nearby glaciers. Then you'll take a walking tour of a lifetime as the experienced glacier guides answer all of your questions and work to explain the awesome forces at work. Total flight time is 40 minutes, and the time on the glacier is another 40 minutes.

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Food Tour

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Jewell Gardens

Jewell Gardens and Tea Tour
2¼ hours           5 stars

Enjoy a visit to Jewell Gardens, Skagway's famous organic show garden. It dazzles visitors with thousands of tulips, giant delphiniums and an abundance of flowers and enormous produce. The tour also includes tea service on the sun porch or in the conservatory overlooking the spectacular gardens.

 

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Low Bus snack 20%    

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Glassblowing Tours

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Glass blowing

Golden Glassblowing Experience/ Golden Glassblowing Experience At Jewell Gardens
3 hours           5 stars

Learn the ancient art of working with molten glass and create your ultimate Alaskan keepsake. On this excursion, you are the designer. And before blowing your piece, you will choose your color combinations and whether you want to incorporate 24K gold into the glass for a spectacular effect.

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Low Bus meal Handicapped 4$s 20%

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Glass Blowing

Art by Fire Glassblowing at Jewell Gardens/ Art by Fire, Gardens & Glass
3 hours           5 stars

Enjoy a demonstration of the ancient art of glassblowing as the resident artisans create objects of beauty. Then tour the Jewell Gardens, where enormous flowers and vegetables flourish in the Alaskan sun. A meal featuring locally-grown ingredients is included.

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Low Bus snack Handicapped 3$s 20%


Golf Tour

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Golfer

Golf Alaska!
6 hours

Located in Haines, the Valley of the Eagles golf course was designed by Seattle golf architect Mark Miller. Wildlife complements the scenery, with possible sightings of spawning salmon, bald eagles, moose, waterfowl, mink, otters and songbirds. Course particulars: 9 holes, Par 36, 2,700 yards.

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Moderate boat snack 4$s 50%  

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Hiking Tours

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Adventure Hike

Skagway Adventure Hike/ Adventure Hike Skagway
2¾ hours

After a short narrated tour of Skagway, you'll head up the Klondike Highway to the trailhead. Then send 2 hours hiking in the Tongass National Forest with a naturalist guide. The scenery can be particularly spectacular, with views of the Skagway Valley, White Pass and the Lynn Canal.

 

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High Bus snack 3$s 20%  

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Denver Caboose

Denver Valley Wilderness Hike & White Pass Railway/ Denver Valley Wilderness Hike & White Pass Rail/ Denver Valley Hike & White Pass Rail
7½ to 7¾ hours           5 stars

Travel 5 miles up the White Pass on the White Pass & Yukon Route railway to a trailhead. Then you'll take a guided hike through the beautiful glacially carved valley. After the hike, you'll re-board the railroad for the 1½-hour ride over the White Pass to Fraser, BC, followed by a motor coach trip back to Skagway.

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High Train meal 5$s 60%  




Glacier Station hike

White Pass Rail & Glacier Station Exploration Hike
7½ hours           5 stars

Travel from Skagway to Fraser, BC by bus, then board the White Pass & Yukon Route railway for the trip over White Pass and on to historic Glacier Station. Here you'll take a 4 to 5 mile hike up the Skagway River to the Laughton Valley. After the hike, you'll re-board the WP & YR for the short ride back into Skagway.

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Moderate Bus meal 5$s 60%  




Sawtooth Hike

Sawtooth Hike & White Pass Railroad Adventure/ Sawtooth Mountain Nature Hike/ Sawtooth Mountain Hike & White Pass Railway
4½ hours           4 stars

Travel 5 miles up the White Pass on the White Pass & Yukon Route railway to a trailhead, where you'll begin a guided exploration of the Tongass National Forest. After your hike, you'll re-board the WP & YR for the short ride back into Skagway.

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Alpine snow shoe adventure

Alpine Snow Shoe Adventure and White Pass Railway/ Alpine Snow Shoe & White Pass Rail Experience
8 hours           3 stars

Begin with a ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route railway to a trailhead near the summit. Then you're off on a 3½-hour snow shoe adventure in the Tormented Valley region of British Columbia. After your hike, re-board the train and continue on to Fraser, where you'll transfer to a motor coach for the return trip to Skagway.

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High Train meal 5$s 70%  




Laughton Glacier Hike

Laughton Glacier Snow Shoe Adventure & White Pass Railway
9 hours

This tour begins with a 50-minute ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route railway to Glacier Station. Then your guides will outfit you with snow-shoes and other gear before you begin a guided 4 to 6 mile round-trip snow-shoe hike in the clean mountain air. You'll return to Skagway with a ride down the White Pass on the WP & YR railway.

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High Train meal 5$s 70%  




Laughton Glacier Hike

Laughton Glacier Hike & White Pass Railway Adventure/ Laughton Glacier Wilderness Hike and White Pass Railway/ White Pass Railway & Laughton Glacier Wilderness Hike
9 hours           5 stars

This tour begins with a 50-minute ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route railway to Glacier Station. Then begin a guided eight-mile round-trip hike in the clean mountain air. You'll return to Skagway with a ride down the White Pass on the WP & YR railway.

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High Train meal 5$s 70%  




Heli hike

Heli-Hike and White Pass Rail Adventure/ Heli-Hike & Rail Adventure/ Heli-Hike & White Pass Railway
4½ to 5 hours

Following an exhilarating helicopter flight over the Juneau Ice fields, you'll land at Glacier Station. Then you're off on a 4- to 5-mile roundtrip hike along the raging Skagway River to the viewpoint of the magnificent Laughton Glacier. You'll return to Skagway after boarding the White Pass & Yukon Route railway at the whistle stop.

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High Helicopter snack 5$s 40%  

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Chilkoot Trail

Chilkoot Trail Hiking & Rafting Adventure/ Chilkoot Trail Hiking & Rafting/ Chilkoot Trail Hike & Float Adventure/ Chilkoot Trail Hike & Float/ Chilkoot Trail Hike & River Float
4 to 4½ hours           4 stars

This tour begins with a 2 mile hike on the first section of the historic Chilkoot Trail through what was once Skagway's sister city of Dyea. Then you'll don rubber boots and enjoy a leisurely 40-minute float down the river back to Dyea.

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Horseback riding

Chilkoot Horseback Adventure/ Horseback Riding Adventure
3½ hours           5 stars

Enjoy a scenic narrated trip to nearby Dyea, then begin a 1¾-hour ride through the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. You'll pass by some of the few remaining signs of what was once a thriving gold rush town of 10,000 souls, then ride out of the rainforest and onto the Dyea flats overlooking the northern tip of the Lynn Canal.

 

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High Bus snack 4$s 30%  

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Motorsports Tours

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Rhino

Takshanuk Mountain Trail by 4X4/ Takshanuk Trail Adventure by 4X4
6¼ to 6½ hours           5 stars

Following a scenic trip to Haines, you'll board a mini-bus for the short transfer to the Takshanuk Mountain trailhead. Then hop on a Kawasaki Mule for a 3-hour, six-mile roundtrip tour through some of the most pristine wilderness in Alaska.

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Moderate boat meal 4$s 50%  




Yukon border

Yukon Jeep Adventure/ Yukon Jeep Adventure & Klondike Summit
5 hours           4 stars

This fun excursion will have you traveling caravan-style for a total of 140 miles on the route of the Trail of '98 into the Yukon Territory and back to Skagway. An interactive radio in each 4-person Jeep Wrangler allows everyone to listen in as your guides regale you with tales of the gold rush era.

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Moderate Jeep snack 4$s 40%  

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Nature Tours

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Bald Eagle

Alaska Nature & Wildlife Expedition
6 to 6¼ hours           4 stars

Head up into the fertile Chilkoot Valley in search of the area's indigenous wildlife. The fertile Chilkoot Valley is home to generations of brown bears, bald eagles, mountain goats, river otters and salmon. During your 4-hours on the bus, you'll enjoy a fully narrated tour of this beautiful area. You'll make six stops along the way, spending more time outside the bus observing the wildlife than on.

 

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Low boat meal 4$s 50%  

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Whale

Ocean Raft Wildlife Adventure/ Ocean Raft Adventure
2 hours           5 stars

The word exhilarating comes close, but doesn't quite fully describe this Ocean Raft adventure. Designed for groups of 6 intrepid explorers, you'll travel through Lynn Canal, North America’s longest and deepest fjord, in search of a vast array of wildlife, including whales, sea otters and a profusion of nesting sea birds.

 

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Moderate boat 4$s 20%    

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Arctic Fox

Kroschel Wildlife Refuge
6¼ hours           5 stars

Following a scenic trip to Haines, you'll follow the scenic route of the Chilkat River into the Bald Eagle Preserve. Then make your way to the Kroschel Films Wildlife Park Center, a home for orphaned and rescued wild animals, including wolves, Arctic fox, lynx, porcupine, pine marten, mink, reindeer and wolverines.

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Moderate boat snack 4$s 50%  




Mountain Goat

Evening Wildlife Expedition
6 to 6¼ hours

Following a scenic trip to Haines, head up into the Chilkoot Valley in search of the area's indigenous wildlife. The Chilkoot Valley is home to brown bears, bald eagles, mountain goats, river otters and salmon. During your 4-hours on the bus, you'll enjoy a fully narrated tour of this beautiful area. You'll make six stops along the way, spending more time outside the bus observing the wildlife than on.

 

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Low boat meal 4$s 50%  

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Railway Tours

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Steam engine

"All Aboard" The Steam Train Adventure/ The All Aboard Steam Train
4 hours           5 stars

Enjoy a scenic round trip journey from Skagway to Fraser, BC on the White Pass & Yukon Route railway. What makes this trip unique is that the train is propelled by an antique steam engine, Number 73.

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Low Train snack 5$s 30%  




White Pass Summit Excursion/ A White Pass Scenic Railway/ White Pass Scenic Railway/ White Pass Summit Scenic Railroad
3 to 3½ hours           5 stars

This fun excursion will take you to the summit of the White Pass and back on the narrow gauge White Pass & Yukon Route railway. After reaching the summit, a seat exchange will occur, allowing everyone to experience the excellent views during this round trip rail journey.

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Low Train snack Handicapped 4$s 30%

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Bennett Lake

Bennett Lake, Yukon Wilderness Express Train/ White Pass Bennett Lake Adventure
7½ to 7¾ hours

Begin with a trip on the White Pass & Yukon Route railway from Skagway to Bennett Lake. Here, you'll enjoy a meal during a layover, then re-board the train for its final leg into Carcross in the Yukon. You'll return to Skagway on a motor coach.

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Low Train meal 5$s 60%  




SSalmon Bake

Alaska Gold Rush Highlights
5½ hours

Enjoy a scenic journey from Skagway to Fraser, BC on the White Pass & Yukon Route railway, then transfer to a motor coach and visit the Yukon Suspension Bridge. On the return to Skagway, you'll make a stop at the Klondike Gold Fields for a BBQ salmon meal and to try your hand at panning for gold.

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Low Train meal 5$s 50%  




Alpine snow shoe adventure

Alpine Snow Shoe Adventure & White Pass Railway/ White Pass Railway & Alpine Snow Shoe Hike/ Alpine Snow Shoe & White Pass Rail Experience
8 hours           3 stars

Begin with a ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route railway to a trailhead near the summit. Then you're off on a 3½-hour snow shoe adventure in the Tormented Valley region of British Columbia. After your hike, re-board the train and continue on to Fraser, where you'll transfer to a motor coach for the return trip to Skagway.

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High Train meal 5$s 60%  




Gold panning

Best of Skagway - Rail Summit, Trail Camp, Salmon Bake/ Best of Skagway/ Best of Skagway & White Pass Railway
6½ hours           4 stars

Enjoy a trip on the White Pass & Yukon Route railway from Skagway to Fraser, BC, and after transferring to a motor coach, you'll return to Alaska. Before arriving in Skagway, you'll stop at Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp for lunch and to strike it rich panning for gold. Plus, you'll visit Skagway's Red Onion Saloon and its brothel museum.

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Low Train meal 5$s 50%  




Fraser Station

Exclusive White Pass Railway & Gold Dredge Combo
5 hours

This tour begins with a visit to the Klondike Gold Fields, where you'll learn all about gold mining. After you've hit pay dirt, you will transfer to the White Pass & Yukon Route railway for a trip from Skagway to Fraser, BC. A motor coach will return you to Skagway.

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Low Bus meal 4$s 40%  




Denver Caboose

Denver Valley Wilderness Hike & White Pass Railway/ Denver Valley Wilderness Hike & White Pass Rail/ Denver Valley Hike & White Pass Rail
7½ to 7¾ hours           5 stars

Travel 5 miles up the White Pass on the White Pass & Yukon Route railway to a trailhead. Then you'll take a guided hike through the beautiful glacially carved valley. After the hike, you'll re-board the railroad for the 1½-hour ride over the White Pass to Fraser, BC, followed by a motor coach trip back to Skagway.

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High Train meal 5$s 60%  




Sawtooth hike

Sawtooth Hike & White Pass Railroad Adventure/ Sawtooth Mountain Nature Hike/ Sawtooth Mountain Hike & White Pass Railway
4½ to 5 hours           4 stars

Travel 5 miles up the White Pass on the White Pass & Yukon Route railway to a trailhead, where you'll begin a guided exploration of the Tongass National Forest. After your hike, you'll re-board the WP & YR for the short ride back into Skagway.

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White Pass RR

White Pass Railway & Suspension Bridge
4½ hours           5 stars

Begin with a ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route railway from Skagway to Fraser, BC. Then transfer to a motor coach and head for the Yukon Suspension Bridge. On your return trip to Skagway, your guide will regale you with tales of the hardships that earlier travelers endured in their quest to reach the interior.

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Low Train Handicapped 4$s 40%  




Carcross RR bridge

Ultimate Yukon & White Pass Railroad Adventure/ Yukon Adventure & White Pass Scenic Railway/ Yukon Expedition & White Pass Scenic Railway/ White Pass Railway & Yukon Expedition/ White Pass Rail & Yukon Expedition
7 to 8 hours           5 stars

This tour begins with a motor coach ride from Skagway to the small village of Carcross in the Yukon Territory. After a BBQ lunch at the Caribou Crossing Trading Post, you'll see the Yukon Quest sled dogs and a Wooly Mammoth skeleton. Then transfer to Fraser, BC and board the WP & YR railway for the return trip to Skagway.

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Low Bus meal Handicapped 4$s 60%




White Pass Railroad

White Pass Rail, Klondike Highway & Gold Camp Adventure
4½ hours           4 stars

Begin with a ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route railway to Fraser, BC, then enjoy a scenic bus trip over the White Pass and back to Skagway. Just before arrival in town, you'll stop at the Liarsville Trail Camp, where you'll tour the facility's authentic camp exhibits, take in the entertainment, and then strike it rich panning for gold.

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Low Bus snack 40%    




Railroad car interior

White Pass Rail, Klondike Highway & Gold Camp/ White Pass Railway & Trail Camp Adventure/ Klondike Gold Dredge, White Pass Rail & Scenic Highway Exploration
4½ to 4¾ hours           4 stars

Begin with a ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route railway from Skagway to Fraser, BC. Then board a motor coach for the ride back to Skagway. En route, you'll stop at the Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp for an entertaining show and the chance to strike it rich as you pan for gold.

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Low Train snack Handicapped 4$s 40%




Gold panning

White Pass Railway, Klondike Gold Fields & Panning
4¾ hours

Begin with a ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route railway to Fraser, BC, then enjoy a scenic bus trip over the White Pass and back to Skagway. Just before arrival in town, you'll stop at Klondike Gold Fields, where you'll visit the facility's gold dredge, and maybe even strike it rich panning for gold.

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Low Bus Handicapped 4$s 50%  




White Pass RR

White Pass Train & Bike Tour/White Pass Train & Klondike Bike Tour/ White Pass Railway & Klondike Bicycle/ White Pass Train & Bike
4 to 4¾ hours           5 stars

This tour begins with a ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route railway from Skagway to Fraser, BC. Then board a van that will take you to the summit of the White Pass. Here you'll be paired up with a bike and then coast down the hill all the way back to Skagway.

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Moderate Train snack 4$s 40%  




Laughton Glacier Hike

Laughton Glacier Hike & White Pass Railway Adventure/ Laughton Glacier Wilderness Hike & White Pass Railway/ White Pass Railway & Laughton Glacier Wilderness Hike
9 hours           5 stars

This tour begins with a 50-minute ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route railway to Glacier Station. Then begin a guided eight-mile round-trip hike in the clean mountain air. You'll return to Skagway with a ride down the White Pass on the WP & YR railway.

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High Train meal 5$s 70%  




Laughton Glacier Hike

Laughton Glacier Snow-Shoe Adventure & White Pass Railway
9 hours

This tour begins with a 50-minute ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route railway to Glacier Station. Then your guides will outfit you with snow-shoes and other gear before you begin a guided 4 to 6 mile round-trip snow-shoe hike in the clean mountain air. You'll return to Skagway with a ride down the White Pass on the WP & YR railway.

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High Train meal 5$s 70%  




Heli hike

Heli-Hike & Rail Adventure/ Heli-Hike & White Pass Railway/ Heli-Hike & White Pass Rail Adventure
5 to 5½ hours

Following an exhilarating helicopter flight over the Juneau Ice fields, you'll land at Glacier Station. Then you're off on a 4- to 5-mile roundtrip hike along the raging Skagway River to the viewpoint of the magnificent Laughton Glacier. You'll return to Skagway after boarding the White Pass & Yukon Route railway at the whistle stop.

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High Helicopter snack 5$s 40%  




Glacier Station hike

White Pass Rail & Glacier Station Exploration Hike
7½ hours           5 stars

Travel from Skagway to Fraser, BC by bus, then board the White Pass & Yukon Route railway for the trip over White Pass and on to historic Glacier Station. Here you'll take a 4 to 5 mile hike up the Skagway River to the Laughton Valley. After the hike, you'll re-board the WP & YR for the short ride back into Skagway.

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Moderate Bus meal 5$s 60%  




Lake Bernard

Glacier Lake Kayak & Scenic Railway Experience/ Glacier Lake Kayak & White Pass Railway Adventure/ Glacier Lake Kayak, Scenic Rail & Klondike Summit/ White Pass Railway & Glacier Lake Kayak/ Glacier Lake Kayak & White Pass Rail Experience
5 hours           5 stars

Enjoy a ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route railway from Skagway to the shores of Lake Bernard, then it's kayaking time. You will paddle for approximately 1 hour 20 minutes across the cold pristine lake waters. Following your paddle, you'll meet up with a motor coach for the scenic, narrated drive back to Skagway.

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Tulips

Rail, Summit, Suspension Bridge & Garden Lunch
7¼ hours

Begin with a trip on the White Pass & Yukon Route railway from Skagway to Fraser, BC. Then, after transferring to a motor coach, you'll make your way to the Yukon Suspension Bridge. Once back in Skagway, you'll visit beautiful Jewell Gardens for a tour of the facility and a gourmet lunch created from the plants grown in the Gardens.

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Low Train meal 4$s 60%  


Scenic Tours

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Eagle Preserve Float

Eagle Preserve Float & Scenic Cruise/ Eagle Preserve Rafting Wildlife Quest/ Eagle Preserve Float/ Haines Eagle Preserve Float Adventure & Lynn Fjord Cruise
6¼ to 6½ hours           5 stars

Following a scenic trip to Haines, you'll take a 40-minute drive to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Then you'll begin the rafting adventure as you float down the river aboard an 18 foot inflatable raft, which is the best way to observe eagles drawn to feed on the plentiful salmon.

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Moderate boat meal 4$s 60%  

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Bear

Alaska Wilderness River Adventure/ Haines Wilderness River Adventure/ Alaska Wilderness River Adventure (Haines)
6¼ to 6½ hours           4 stars

Following a scenic trip to Haines, you'll take a 40-minute drive to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Then, after an al fresco wienie roast, you'll board a purpose-built jet boat and cruise miles of scenic tributaries. In addition to the eagles, moose and bears are often spotted along the riverbank.

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Moderate boat meal 4$s 50%  

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Railway trestle

"To the Summit!"/ To the Klondike Summit
1½ hours           5 stars

Board a mini-bus and take a fun adventure to the 3,290 foot high Klondike Highway Summit, on the original Gold Rush Trail of '98. Your driver-guide will not only introduce you to the beautiful countryside, but also thrill you with a century of Klondike stories.

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Low Van 2$s 10%    




AB Hall

Klondike Summit & Historic City Tour
2½ hours

Enjoy a motor coach tour of Skagway, then head up the Klondike Highway to the White Pass summit. After a brief foray into British Columbia and the Tormented Valley, return to Skagway via the town's Gold Rush Cemetery, where you'll learn all about Skagway's most illustrious citizen, "Soapy" Smith.

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Low Bus 2$s 20%    

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Sled Dog

Klondike Summit and Gold Rush Sled Dogs
3 hours

Board a motor coach and enjoy a tour of downtown Skagway, then drive up the Klondike Highway to the White Pass summit. On your return to Skagway, you'll stop at the Klondike Gold Fields to see a dog sled demonstration. You'll also pay a visit with a dogsled team and see them make a run on a trail.

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Low Bus 3$s 20%    




Suspension bridge

Experience the Yukon & Suspension Bridge
8¼ hours

Board a motor coach for a ride over the White Pass and into Canada. Then you'll travel through the Tormented Valley and onwards to the Yukon town of Carcross, situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Bennett. After lunch and a visit with Yukon Quest mushers and their sled dogs, you'll make a final stop at the Yukon Suspension bridge before heading back to Skagway.

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Low Bus meal 4$s 70%  




Carcross bridge

Yukon Scenic Drive/ Yukon Territory Scenic Drive
5 to 5½ hours           5 stars

Enjoy a 2-hour drive from Skagway into the Yukon Territory. You'll make a stop to explore the village of Carcross, see the "smallest desert in the world," then continue to Emerald Lake. On the return, you'll stop at the Spirit Lake Lodge.

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Low Bus meal 4$s 40%  

Important Information


Notes on the above cruise excursions:

  • The information on the cruise excursions listed above was developed from publicly available sources.
  • The cruise lines may elect to add to, change, delete or otherwise alter the itineraries of the excursions above;
  • The cruise lines may restrict the number of passengers allowed to go on any particular excursion.
  • The cruise lines may impose other restrictions on any particular excursion, including height, weight, minimum age, etc.; make sure to check with them to determine if there are such restrictions.
  • There may be seasonal limitations on certain excursions or tours, such as whale watching. Be sure to check with your cruise line to determine if the tour in which you're interested is available when you're on your cruise.

Why buy a tour through the cruise lines?

  • They have selected tour operator partners who are safe, reliable, licensed and insured.
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  • They will be happy to credit your onboard account if you've already booked an excursion and there is a change in itinerary of the ship.
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Footnotes


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