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Top Rated Skagway Tours

  • Grizzly Falls Ziplining Expedition

    High-flying adventure meets Alaskan coastal rainforest on the Grizzly Falls...

    Duration: 4 hours
    Grizzly Falls Ziplining Expedition

    Tour Price:

    $169.00

    Grizzly Falls Ziplining Expedition

    High-flying adventure meets Alaskan coastal rainforest on the Grizzly Falls Ziplining Expedition. There's a reason why this is the #1 must-do activity in Skagway on TripAdvisor. This 4-hour adventure has something for both nature lovers and thrill-seekers alike and the Skagway zip line tour is arguably one of the most renowned ziplining tours along the Alaskan cruise route because of its picturesque, natural setting amongst massive spruce and cedars. Eleven ziplining stations take you high in the canopy with views over glacially fed waterfalls and mountainous rainforests. You're in control of the speed; test your limits by flying up to 45 miles per hour! Four beautiful, ultramodern suspension bridges cross over this rugged landscape and provide the perfect platform for memorable photos (see above!)

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  • Chilkoot Trail Hike & Float

    Ready to get those cruise legs some exercise? A guided hike through the Alaskan...

    Duration: 4 hours
    Chilkoot Trail Hike & Float Tour

    Tour Price:

    $95.00

    Chilkoot Trail Hike & Float

    Ready to get those cruise legs some exercise? A guided hike through the Alaskan rainforest for the active traveler provides a great opportunity to get some energy out, learn about the area, and actually experience the infamous Chilkoot Trail first-hand. The 2-mile, one-way hike culminates at the Taiya River where your raft awaits. From here, begin a peaceful river float down the Taiya as your guide recounts tales of the Gold Rush history and enjoy the surrounding scenery which resonates with Alaskan beauty. This active Skagway shore excursion combines hiking with a gentle float trip and contains all the same history and highlights you find on the various city and bus tours. Get outside, breath some fresh air, and discover why Alaska lured you North to begin with on one of the best combination Skagway tours.

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  • 6-Hour Emerald Lake Tour

    You just have to see the pictures from this tour because our descriptions just can't...

    Duration: 6 hours
    Private Skagway Tours

    Tour Price:

    $720/vehicle

    6-Hour Emerald Lake Tour

    You just have to see the pictures from this tour because our descriptions just can't describe it well enough! It's arguably the most scenic of any Skagway tours and shore excursions. Starting with a pick-up at your ship in Skagway, the 6-Hour Emerald Lake Tour begins by cruising up and over White Pass Summit in a comfortable, private vehicle with just your group and guide. Then, cross the border and drop down in Canada's remote wilderness with wildlife opportunities, scenic highway viewpoints, and expansive mountain lakes. We like to get an early start so we can be the first group on the road which means the best opportunities for wildlife sightings and a more intimate experience for your group. Highlights of this 140 mile round-trip tour include the First Nation village of Carcross, Bove Island, Tushi Lake, Carcross Desert, and stunning Emerald Lake. Optional stops at Caribou Crossing offer opportunities to visit with their husky puppies and learn about their sled dog teams.

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  • Ocean Raft Adventure

    One of the newer tours in Skagway, the Ocean Raft Adventure combines speed, thrills, wildlife,...

    Duration: 2 hours
    Ocean Rafting Adventure Alaska

    Tour Price:

    $135.00

    Ocean Raft Adventure

    One of the newer tours in Skagway, the Ocean Raft Adventure combines speed, thrills, wildlife, and just plain fun. Explore North America's longest and deepest Fjord, the Taiya Inlet. This tour undoubtedly provides a different perspective of the Inside Passage than you'll see from the cruise deck as you will be riding the same type of boat used by U.S. Navy Seals and Coast Guard rescue teams. With limited seating aboard, you'll zip through the inlet with your Coast Guard certified captain and guide exploring waterfalls, hidden coves, beaches, and wildlife. The pictures tell the story better than we can!

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  • Rainforest Bicycle Tour

    If you've never been to Alaska, you might not think 'rainforest' first and foremost....

    Duration: 3 hours
    Rainforest Bicycle Skagway Tours

    Tour Price:

    $95.00

    Rainforest Bicycle Tour

    If you've never been to Alaska, you might not think 'rainforest' first and foremost. In fact, the Tongass National Forest is not only the largest National Forest in the country but is part of the largest temperate rainforest in the world! There's no better way to explore this diverse landscape than on a bicycle with an informative guide explaining not only the ecology, but the history along the way. The Rainforest Bicycle Tour is a 5-mile ride on relatively flat terrain surrounded by sitka spruce, western hemlock, and red cedars. Cruise through the rainforest and out into the tidal flats of Dyea, a forgotten ghost town that once rivaled Skagway in the days of the Gold Rush. This tour is a great way to get out of the busy port and into Alaska's beautiful landscape on one of these small-group setting Skagway tours.

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  • Yukon Discovery

    The combination of scenery and wildlife opportunity makes this one of the best Skagway Alaska...

    Duration: 6.5 hours
    Yukon Discovery Tour

    Tour Price:

    $105.00

    Yukon Discovery

    The combination of scenery and wildlife opportunity makes this one of the best Skagway Alaska excursions! The Yukon Discovery is a full-day, guided trip from Skagway into Canada’s Yukon Territory. Starting right outside the dock, climb north in a comfortable mini-coach gaining almost 3,000 ft. up and over the White Pass summit and entering first British Columbia and then Yukon Territory. It’s not uncommon to see moose, caribou, sheep, or bears along the remote Klondike Highway. Stopping in Carcross, Yukon provides time to visit with husky dog teams and the cute puppies as well. After lunch, continue on to Emerald Lake which is a spectacular sight – you might have to convince your friends and family that you didn’t Photoshop the pictures.

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  • Takshanuk Mountain Trail

    Rated the #1 activity in Haines on TripAdvisor, the Takshanuk Mountain Trail puts you up...

    Duration: 6.5 hours
    Takshanuk Mountain Trail

    Tour Price:

    $199

    Takshanuk Mountain Trail

    Rated the #1 activity in Haines on TripAdvisor, the Takshanuk Mountain Trail puts you up close and personal with raw Alaskan wilderness. If you're looking for an activity that is a little more hands-on, then hop out of that bus seat and into a Kawasaki Mule utility vehicle for a tour that climbs 1,500 feet through lush Alaskan forest. With a guide leading the way, you'll pass over meandering mountain streams, cruise past backcountry waterfalls, and stop along the way to allow you to enjoy the crisp mountain air and snap lots of photos. You'll certainly want your camera handy when you reach the top of the trail because a magnificent overlook area provides a stunning view of Chilkat Lake and the Upper Lynn Canal, North America's longest and deepest fjord.

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  • Yukoner: Half-Day Tour to Yukon

    Journey up and over White Pass summit and drop into the wilderness of Canada on...

    Duration: 3.5 hours
    Half Day Yukoner Tour

    Tour Price:

    $69.00

    Yukoner: Half-Day Tour to Yukon

    Journey up and over White Pass summit and drop into the wilderness of Canada on this half-day tour that culminates at the Yukon border. Following the Klondike Highway and paralleling the same route taken by the Gold Rush stampeders a century ago, this sightseeing tour includes all the scenic features of the White Pass Summit tour but ventures a little further. Crossing the border into Canada you'll see the expansiveness of British Columbia and a part of the massive lake system that connects the Chilkoot Trail to the Yukon River. With two timing options daily, you'll still have plenty of time for exploring things to do in Skagway before or after this tour.

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  • Skagway Sled Dog and Musher's Camp

    One of our favorite Skagway tours explores Alaska's state sport, dog mushing! Ride with...

    Duration: 3.5 hours
    Skagway Sled Dog Tour

    Tour Price:

    $135.00

    Skagway Sled Dog and Musher's Camp

    One of our favorite Skagway tours explores Alaska's state sport, dog mushing! Ride with Alaskan huskies on this highly acclaimed Skagway shore excursion for an authentic taste of Alaskan culture and heritage. This adventure includes a direct, firsthand husky experience by hopping in a custom wheeled dog cart pulled by a team of 16 Alaskan huskies! Your guide, who is also a year-round musher, tells you all about the dogs, their training, their unbelievable conditioning, and what it takes to race the 1,000 mile races such as the Iditarod and Yukon Quest. After the ride, journey back to visit with the husky puppies and talk more with local mushers during a question and answer session. You'll leave with a surprising knowledge of this subculture and a rich experience from meeting some truly Alaskan characters on the Skagway Sled Dog & Musher Camp. Tour.

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  • White Pass Summit & City Tour

    If you're looking for shorter Skagway tours that will leave you with time in the...

    Duration: 2.5 hours
    White Pass Summit Tour

    Tour Price:

    $49.00

    White Pass Summit & City Tour

    If you're looking for shorter Skagway tours that will leave you with time in the day for other things to do in Skagway then you might be interested in the White Pass Summit & City Tour. Providing a great overview of the town, the history, and venturing up to the White Pass Summit at 3,292 feet to take in some scenery all combine to form this information packed mini-tour. You won't find anything like this Skagway shore excursion through the cruise lines as this is a strictly local offering narrated by local Skagway guides. Stops along the way include waterfalls, the alpine tundra of Tormented Valley, Summit Lake, the 'Welcome to Alaska' sign, and the Gold Rush Cemetery. It's all the highlights of Skagway packed into a 2 ½ hour tour!

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  • Scenic River Float Tour

    A sightseeing tour with a rafting component, the Scenic River Float Tour provides an excellent...

    Duration: 2 ¼ hours
    Scenic River Float Skagway Tours

    Tour Price:

    $79.00

    Scenic River Float Tour

    A sightseeing tour with a rafting component, the Scenic River Float Tour provides an excellent opportunity to learn about Skagway and the surrounding area through a slightly different perspective than the various bus-based Skagway tours. There's something about getting on the water and experiencing the surrounding natural beauty first-hand that leaves a lasting impression. The Scenic River Float is not one of those 'hold on for dear life' types of rafting trips but rather a mellow float tour that allows you to photograph nesting eagles, observe the surrounding glaciated peaks, and soak in the informative commentary from your guide which touches on the interesting history of the area, deriving its roots from the Klondike Gold Rush. With glimpses of the Chilkoot Trail and lost town of Dyea, this Taiya River trip focuses on all of the Skagway highlights like most Skagway tours, though from a natural outdoor setting with a small group.

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  • Chilkoot Horseback Adventure

    This hands on Skagway excursion explores the mountains near Skagway just like the pioneers did...

    Duration: 3.5 hours
    Skagway Horseback Shore Excursions

    Tour Price:

    $169.00

    Chilkoot Horseback Adventure

    This hands on Skagway excursion explores the mountains near Skagway just like the pioneers did over a century ago, on horseback . Off the pavement, away from the crowds, step into nature with your guide and discover why you really chose to go to Alaska with this small-group setting tour. No previous horseback experience is required - only a sense of adventure is needed. Starting with a pick-up at your cruise ship, bus 10 miles out to historic Dyea, Alaska where you will meet your horse and guide for scenic ride. From Dyea, the Chilkoot Horseback Adventure begins and journeys into Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. This once booming Gold Rush town of 10,000 now lays abandoned, adding to the history and enticement of this mysterious area.

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Tours Unique to Skagway

  • Glassblowing Experience

    A unique and out-of-the-ordinary Skagway shore excursion, the Glassblowing Experience Tour consistently comes in as the single highest rated Skagway tour from post-trip reviews. It's a fully hands-on experience where you not only observe...

    2 hours | $105.00 | More details...

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  • Yukon Discovery and Sled Dog Tour

    There is a reason that visiting Yukon is one of the most popular Alaska shore excursions. This full-day scenic tour starts in Skagway and begins with a beautiful, picturesque ride north over the White...

    6.5 hours | $179.00 | More details...

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  • White Pass Train Tours

    This is a unique Skagway train experience as it takes you further along the route than the majority of the train tours departing from Skagway. Whereas many round-trip White Pass railroad experiences...

    8 hours | $219.00 | More details...

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  • Private Skagway Tours

    Private Skagway tours are the way to go for groups of 4 or more. The 7-hour Private Tour is on our 'Top Picks' list because it is the most comprehensive tour going beyond Skagway...

    7 hours | $840/vehicle | More details...

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  • Ocean Rafting Adventure Alaska

    One of the newer tours in Skagway, the Ocean Raft Adventure combines speed, thrills, wildlife, and just plain fun. Explore North America's longest and deepest Fjord, the Taiya Inlet. This tour undoubtedly provides a different...

    2 hours | $135.00 | More details...

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  • Yukon Discovery Tour

    The combination of scenery and wildlife opportunity makes this one of the best Skagway Alaska excursions! The Yukon Discovery is a full-day, guided trip from Skagway into Canada’s Yukon Territory. Starting right outside the...

    6.5 hours | $105.00 | More details...

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  • Glacier Point Wilderness Safari

    An adventurous combo excursion that has a little bit of everything: a catamaran cruise, rain forest hike, and a scenic paddling journey that culminates with a face-to-face view of Davidson Glacier. This Skagway...

    6 hours | $199.00 | More details...

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  • Bennett Lake Train Private Tour

    You won't find this tour offered anywhere else! This tour came in through popular demand, but retains an exclusivity not found in many Skagway tours. Combine the most extensive train journey offered with...

    8 hours | $285.00 | More details...

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  • Skagway Helicopter Train Tour

    Planes Helicopters, trains and automobiles! Skagway offers so many highlights - it can be hard to decide which one to do; the White Pass Train, beautiful Yukon Territory and Emerald Lake right down...

    8 hours | $499 | More details...

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  • Skagway Bike and Brothel Tour

    Two great Skagway tours combine together to make the Bike & Brothel Tour, showcasing the historical and cultural highlights of Skagway in a comprehensive two-hour town tour. Bicycling around Skagway gets you out from...

    2 hours | $69.00 | More details...

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  • Lights Out Glassblowing

    If you've never been to a glass 'hot shop' before, this shorter Skagway tour provides a great little side trip to sit in on a live glassblowing demonstration. Set amongst beautiful, organic show gardens,...

    1.5 hours | $55.00 | More details...

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  • Bike and Kayak Skagway Shore Excursion

    For the active adventurer, this half bike and half kayak excursion encapsulates one of the more remote Skagway tours. You'll ferry over to Haines, Alaska which is an authentic fishing town and far from...

    6 hours | $280.00 | More details...

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