One of the most popular tours in Skagway, the White Pass Railroad summit tour isn't one to miss. This fully narrated excursion will take you by train up to the summit of the White Pass which is 2,865-feet in elevation! Enjoy the breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, and more as you relax and enjoy the ride!
Board the White Pass Yukon Railway for this exciting scenic tour. Travel through the mountains as the early stampeders did over 100 years ago! After reaching Fraser, British Columbia, you'll board a comfortable motorcoach for your journey back to Skagway. With multiple photo stops along the way, this tour is sure to be a delight and fill you with memories.
Take a ride through history with this full day multi-country tour! Follow the route of the Klondike stampeders on your way to Canada. An exclusive scenic stop at Lake Bennett is a treat for everyone. Enjoy a boxed lunch along the way and get ready for a unique experience full of fun and history!
Dogsledding is Alaska's favorite sport and now you have a chance to take part! After a scenic helicopter right, we'll take you up to the Denver Glacier dog camp where you'll meet professional 'mushers' and their friendly dogs before embarking. You can stand on the sled and mush, or you can relax while sitting - either way it's going to be an amazing experience! PLEASE NOTE: THIS EXCURSION OPERATES MAY - AUGUST ONLY.
This helicopter tour with take you to some of the most remote glaciers in Alaska. You'll fly over mountains, glaciers, and valleys until you reach one of the magnificent glaciers where you'll have ample time to walk on the river of ice and learn about it's creation. Snap photos, revel in the beauty, and wander to your hearts content.
This doglsed tour will get your blood pumping! Go for a ride through the great Alaskan back-country of a historic Gold Rush Site! The friendly huskies will take you for the ride of your life where you'll enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and wildlife. After the ride, make sure you cuddle with some of the adorable puppies too!
Travel through the fjords and rainforests on this stunning Alaskan excursion. Your guided adventure will give you the opportunity to see everything from whales and seals to cascading waterfalls. Walk through the forest to arrive at your canoe which will take you on a trip to the Davidson Glacier! Enjoy a picnic lunch before ending your tour!
On this unique adventure, enjoy a scenic boat ride through the world's second largest fjord system on your way out to the Davidson Glacier. From there, hop into your ATV for a fun ride through the forest while taking in the scenery and wildlife. This tour won't disappoint if you're looking for fun!
This thrilling excursion is perfect for adventurers who want to fly through the mountains of Alaska. Our course will take you on 11-ziplines while you'll sail over glacially fed waterfalls. You'll have control of your own speed, but if you let go, you can fly as fast as 45 miles per hour! If that's not enough fun, you'll also have the chance to walk across 4 suspension bridges!
Make your ascent up the White Pass' walls of granite in the rock climbing portion of this adventurous tour. Then rappel the way back down as you take in all the scenic views from the unique vantage point. The thrill doesn't end there, as the tour takes you on five zip lines throughout the rainforest before returning you to your ship.
Learn about the history of the Gold Rush Trail while driving along Skagway's scenic route to Canada's Yukon Territory. Once you cross the border, we'll take you on the dog sled ride of a lifetime at Caribou Crossing where you'll be whisked along the trails traveled by the Gold Rush stampeders. Lunch is included in the tour so make sure you come hungry!
With so much to see, this is an incredible tour for your day in Skagway. You'll learn about the history of the 1898 Gold Rush Trail while driving through the mile-high mountains and lush forests this state has to offer. Your visit will take you into the Canadian Yukon territory where you'll watch for wildlife while taking in the magnificent views.
Begin your fully narrated journey in historic downtown Skagway as you head to the Gold Rush Cemetery for a visit to our famous outlaw, Soapy Smith. Continue on the Klondike Highway enjoying spectacular views of the railroad as well as historical overlooks. Upon cresting the summit, we pass into the 'moonscape' of the 'Tormented Valley.'
After a scenic coastal drive to Dyea, you'll enjoy a relaxing float down the gentle Taiya River. Your guide will share with you the fascinating Gold Rush and natural history of the area. Wildlife sightings like bald eagles, seals, and the occasional bear are possible. Take in the great Alaskan scenery as you glide down the peaceful river. This tour is a great chance to get out into the Alaskan outdoors on an easy adventure!
Enjoy a lush, forested hike on the historic Chilkoot Trail before relaxing with a scenic float on the Taiya River. The hike portion is very active and considered moderate to strenuous on hilly terrain. After a scenic coastal drive to Dyea valley, the one-way hike leads you to the rafting departure point where you'll suit up to float on the tranquil river. Learn about the history and nature of the area from your guide while also keeping an eye out for possible wildlife sightings like bald eagles, seals, and the occasional bear.
Combine two of Skagway's most popular excursions for an encompassing experience of the Skagway area! Board the historic White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad to Fraser Station, British Columbia Canada. Then switch to a bike for the fifteen mile guided coast from summit to sea back to Skagway.
This three hour tour includes a small group guided scenic drive to the Summit with photo stops, admission to the Suspension Bridge and, if time allows, a visit to Reid Falls and the Gold Rush Cemetery in Skagway. Please note that a passport is required for this tour.
This private excursion takes guests to Steve Kroschel's Wildlife Center located in Haines by boat through passage along fjords. There is ample opportunity for wildlife sightings and photographic views along the journey by boat as well as the locally guided drive along the Haines Highway, a National Scenic Byway. A Fast Ferry ride from Haines to Skagway will return guests to their ship with plenty of memorable sightings and experiences.
You'll experience a little bit of everything on this all-encompassing sightseeing adventure. Beginning with spawning fish in the beautiful Taiya Inlet and ending with an impressive view from the 'Welcome to Alaska' sign, you'll have many chances to snap some impressive photos of wildlife and learn about Skagway's interesting history.
Leave the crowds of Skagway behind and visit Chilkoot Lake State Park in Haines for the ultimate wildlife viewing experience. Your experienced tour guide will take you for a relaxing ride through the park, pointing out wildlife, local flora and fauna, and stopping at the best scenic viewpoints along the way.
Knowledgeable guides will take you and your fellow paddlers through North America's longest and deepest Fjord. From your tandem kayak, you will be treated to the stunning views and ample wildlife sighting opportunities.
Break away from the crowds of Skagway for some unforgettable kayaking in a true naturalist's paradise: Haines, Alaska. After a scenic ferry ride from Skagway, you'll arrive in Haines and will set out towards Chilkoot Late State Park for your kayaking adventure. This relaxing kayaking trip will leave you with a most memorable experience that you'll remember for years to come.
Treat yourself to a small group rafting and scenic driving tour through the famous Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve on this tour. Escape the crowds of Skagway for an unforgettable journey west to Haines, Alaska! You'll be immersed in nature throughout the day, taking in the local wildlife and scenery while learning the vast history of the area.
Where the road ends, your adventure begins! Experience the true wilderness that Alaska is famous for on our narrated river tour in the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve which explores miles of tributaries of the stunning glacially carved, braided Chilkat River system.
Travel as the original Gold Rush stampeders did, on horseback! This relaxed journey will take you through part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Park and through the heart of the Dyea Valley. There is no running of the horses, so your ride will be an easy walk that let's you enjoy all of the scenery and deep-rooted history of the land.
There is a little bit of everything for everyone in Skagway. If you’re looking to get outdoors to enjoy wildlife, our Glacier Point Wilderness Safari is a great option. If you’re looking to learn a little history and enjoy a scenic ride in a vintage passenger train car, then the White Pass Railroad Summit Excursion is the perfect Skagway tour for your party. The nearby Denver Glacier is only accessible via helicopter if you would like to tour Skagway’s glacier and possibly enjoy a glacier helicopter dogsled tour. To experience the natural wonders around Skagway, take one of our many trips up into the Yukon Territory of Canada for some of the most magnificent sightseeing Alaska has to offer!
Known as a gateway town to the Yukon gold rush, it was on August 17, 1896, when gold was first discovered 600 miles from Skagway in the Klondike region of Canada’s Yukon Territory. The following year, hundreds of gold-seekers flocked to Skagway to begin their journeys North. The path the miners took to seek gold would eventually create the foundation for one of the most popular Skagway shore excursions – the White Pass Yukon Railroad Summit Excursion.
By 1898, Skagway’s population had boomed to 8,000. Construction began on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, and the infamous con man “Soapy” Smith who swindled prospectors and controlled a comprehensive spy network was shot and killed.
With the completion of the railroad in 1900 and the once prosperous gold rush nearly over, Skagway was formally incorporated as a city until 2007 when Skagway was re-incorporated as a borough.
The current population of Skagway fluctuates right around 1,000 residents. During the summer tourist season, the first-class borough sees more than 1 million visitors looking to enjoy the great outdoors, history, and natural wonders through many amazing shore excursions and tours that Skagway has to offer!
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