This is one of the most popular Skagway excursions with good reason. The 2.5 hour time frame gives you the opportunity to soak in some of Skagway's rugged history and surrounding scenery, but also gives you time back in Skagway for shopping or even another afternoon adventure such as ziplining or a husky dog ride. Unlike the cruise line tours that depart in 45-passenger buses, this tour is strictly local with between 13-32 passengers in a comfortable mini-coach with lots of window seating, which will come in handy for photographing waterfalls, glacier-formed lakes, and majestic Alaskan peaks.
Starting with a pick-up right at your cruise ship, you'll meet your guide for the day and board the mini-coach. The guides provide an excellent narrative about the background of Skagway and the history of the Klondike Gold Rush full of rogue characters and unruly outlaws. As the journey begins to climb up the White Pass summit, the narrative takes a backseat to the natural beauty you'll see on both sides of the Klondike Highway. This tour is our recommendation if you want to experience all of the highlights that attract visitors to Skagway but also leave some free time for other tours, shopping, hiking or just relaxing back in town.
Here's a tip: This tour pairs perfectly with our Whale Watching Tour in Juneau!
SKAGWAY TOURS DETAILS:
J.J. was a very informative and friendly tour guide. Found the cemeteries very interesting. The little town of Skagway was like a look at the past. J.J. seemed very happy to have become a permanent resident there. Very enjoyable.
JJ was really informative and personable!!!!
This is a great tour to get the most out of your time while in Skagway. The scenery and sights are amazing. The tour is the perfect length to see everything, yet leave a little time for additional exploring. Our tour guide, JJ, was the best!
The tour was breathtaking! Lots of places to take pictures. The most amazing part was that one person in my group left their jacket on the first bus. We called the office and they brought the jacket to our ship before we left the port! They really go above and beyond!!!
Loved our trip to the Summit we were blessed with great weather and Tyler was very interesting and informative. Our whole day in Skagway was wonderful great port to visit.