Glacier 4×4 Adventure

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    Your expert guide, who knows the area intimately, will be able to answer all your questions about local geography.
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    Nope, not even PhotoShopped! You’ll see icy-blue glacier meltwater firsthand.
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    You won’t find a more isolated trip into the arctic tundra than on this backcountry adventure!
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    You won’t want to forget your cameras or binoculars on this one, as wildlife sightings are common.
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    Don’t blink, or you may miss it! Car-sized chunks of glacier ice often cascade into the lovely lake picture here.
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    On this exclusive Skagway ATV adventure, you’ll head into the glorious backcountry in your own brand-new Kawasaki Mule.
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    This Skagway glacier tour is appropriate for kids and adults of all ages!
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    Fireweed and other Alaskan wildflowers thrive on the moraine alongside this stunning glacier lake.
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    Drinks and a backcountry lunch are included on this Skagway glacier tour.
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    With these custom 4×4 vehicles, you’ll gain rapid access to pristine backcountry settings.
Among the absolute best Alaska cruise tours for visitors that love adventure, stunning mountain views, and the search for wildlife, the so-fresh Skagway Glacier 4x4 Adventure is a unique and exclusive ATV tour that carries travelers deep into the wilderness outside of Skagway. On this glorious Skagway glacier tour, you’ll travel high to remote peaks and check out a hidden Skagway glacier. You’ll see a crystal-blue meltwater lake and have time to explore and take in the sights. Stay alert as your knowledgeable local guide pilots your ATV upwards, as Dall sheep, brown bear, and caribou sightings are common here! You’ll move across six miles of gorgeous land, tracking along wild tundra and among ancient old-growth spruce. What’s more, you’ll see glacial lakes and towering glacier-capped peaks along the way! Many visitors’ highlight is the exposed traverse along a high alpine Ridgeline far above iconic Lake Bennett. But perhaps you’ll be even more impressed by the car-sized chunks of ice that periodically calf into the bright blue water! No matter which portion of the journey you find most inspiring, this unique Skagway glacier adventure, among the very best Alaska cruise tours for nature-lovers, is certain to provide you with lasting memories and lovely photos!

What to expect and what not to expect with this Skagway shore excursion

Your out-of-this-world adventure extravaganza starts with pick-up from the cruise docks in Skagway. Then you’ll head toward the 4x4 base, which is situated nearby in lovely British Columbia. Your expert leader will introduce you to the area before guiding your group out into the pristine wilds. You’ll hop on a brand-new 4x4 ATV and make your way toward Paddy’s Peak, a secluded and stunning mountain that few outsiders ever lay eyes on! Hold on tight, and get your camera ready as you round the final bend: you’ll soon find yourself surrounded by fireweed beside field of cascading alpine ice!

  • Brand-new tour not available from the cruise lines
  • 5 hours duration
  • Fully guided by local experts
  • Drinks and lunch included
  • Intimate small-group setting
  • Frequent caribou, bear, and Dall sheep sightings

With close-up views of Paddy’s Peak, untouched Alaskan mountains, and tantalizing tundra in all directions, you’ll understand for yourself why we’re so confident not only in calling this special tour one of the best Alaska cruise tours for intrepid adventurers, but also quite simply one of the best Alaska cruise tours in Skagway.

Adventurer? Stopping off in Ketchikan? You might want to take a look at the similarly inspiring Misty Fjords Flightseeing Tour, an awesome opportunity for taking in some of the most incredible geologic wonders in Southeast Alaska!

Minimum Ages, Cancellations, Accessibility, Etc.


  • Accessibility: Because the ride can be somewhat bumpy, we do not recommend this tour pregnant women or people with neck or back injuries. It is also not recommended to wheelchair-dependent guests.
  • Minimum Age: This tour is limited to guests 8 years and older.
  • What to Bring: PASSPORTS are mandatory on this trip for the border crossing into British Columbia.
  • Cancellation Policy: In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we always issue a full refund for the tour. Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty. Including 'Flex Cancel' allows cancellations and refunds up to 24-hours before the tour. Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with Flex Cancel) are nonrefundable.
For availability and timing, complete the information on the sidebar
TOUR TIMEMeeting TIMEdurationdrop-off timeavailable
8:00 a.m.7:50 a.m.5 hours1:00 p.m.7 days/week
11:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.5 hours4:00 p.m.7 days/week
2:00 p.m.1:50 p.m.5 hours7:00 p.m.7 days/week
  • Guest Rate: $249.00
  • + 5% sales tax
You've got questions, we've got answers
Q:Is transportation included? Where is the meeting location for this tour?
Round-trip transportation is included with this trip right from your cruise ship. The guides will meet you right at the end of your specific cruise ship and you will be returned to the cruise ship at the end of the tour. If booking online, you will receive a confirmation email and voucher with complete instructions immediately upon booking.
Q:Our ship arrives at 7:00 a.m. - do we have time to make the 8:00 a.m. departure?
Yes! In many ways, the 8:00 a.m. departure is geared towards guests arriving at 7:00 a.m. Just be prepared to disembark early or on time and there shouldn't be any problems joining the 8:00 a.m. departure.
Q:What wildlife will we see?
Although we don't guarantee wildlife sightings on this tour, caribou and Dall sheep sightings are common. Some guests also see brown bears.
Q:Will I drive my own 4x4 ATV?
Trained guides will be piloting your vehicle for the majority of the tour. This being said, guests with driving experience may be allowed to drive for part of the outing.
Q:Is this trip similar to the Takshanuk Mountain Trail?
Yes, this trip is in many ways geared toward guests that are unable to join a Takshanuk Mountain Trail trip for availability reasons.
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