Yukoner: Half-Day Tour to Yukon

  • Alaskan fireweed
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    Fireweed is Alaska’s state flower and is plentiful during the summer months, providing an excellent addition to any photo
  • Yukoner tour, Skagway
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    No traffic jams on this stretch of highway. A typical shot of the winding Klondike Highway
  • Alaska wildflowers
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    Lupines also glitter the landscape with a myriad of other colorful flowers creating a natural bouqet
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    The lake system in Northern B.C. and Southern Yukon is interconnected and was used by prospective gold miners to travel north to Dawson City
  • White Pass summit
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    No boats, no houses, no development – just pure nature uninterrupted
  • Skagway tours scenery
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    Autumn comes early in the high country and leaves can start changing as early as August
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    The foraging on the sides of the highways provides ample food for bears, which provides ample photo opportunities for you!
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    Another bonus about heading inland is that sunshine is plentiful even when the coast is grey
  • Tutshi River
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    The Tutshi River reflecting its turqoise waters and boasting how pure these mountain waters can be
  • White Pass summit, Skagway Alaska
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    The White Pass summit towers above treeline and is littered with glacier-formed lakes, pools, and ponds
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 2 timing options daily, you'll still have plenty of time for exploring things to do in Skagway before or after this tour.

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

Along the Alaskan cruise route, Skagway provides one of the only opportunities to get on a bus and head inland and the chance to explore the interior scenery. The Klondike Highway winds its way north into Canada, splitting peaks and expansive lakes on both sides. If you want to spend a little more time getting to see the area but don't want to dedicate a full day to sightseeing, the Yukoner tour is a great option, providing a good balance between wildlife opportunities (bear, sheep, eagles), rugged Alaskan scenery and local history by guide/driver on the journey. You'll even stop at the famous Yukon Suspension Bridge! This tour leaves Alaska, enters British Columbia and culminates at the Yukon border before a return trip to Skagway - all in only 4 hours!

  • Enhanced wildlife opportunities in Canadian wilderness
  • Dock-to-dock transportation
  • 4 hour duration
  • Fully narrated by local guide
  • Photo and wildlife opportunities
  • Lunch is not included

For a little more information about this tour you can visit the White Pass Summit & City description as that particular highway journey is contained within this slightly longer version. If you're looking to spend just a little more time, explore more and get further off the beaten path, then you might want to consider the Yukon Discovery tour which is the full-day version of the Yukoner. But if you're looking for a tour that is somewhere in the middle, reasonably priced, doesn't take up your entire day, and still provides a thorough Skagway tour experience, then the Yukoner is for you.

Minimum Ages, Cancellations, Accessibility, Etc.


  • Minimum Age: There is no minimum age to participate on this tour.
  • Accessibility: The activity level of this tour is easy/moderate. Guests must be able to walk up and down a few steps to board the bus. There are opportunities to walk around at designated areas.
  • Cancellation Policy: In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we will issue a refund. Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure. Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure are non-refundable.
  • What to Wear: In preparing for Skagway excursions, we recommend dressing in layers as Alaskan weather can change quickly. Dress comfortably and pack a rain jacket just in case. Extra items can be stored on the bus at any time throughout the trip. Don’t forget your camera!
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  • Adult Rate: $79
  • Child Rate: $59 (ages 3-12)
  • Infant Rate: Free (ages 2 and under)
  • + 5% sales tax
You've got questions, we've got answers
Q:Are there photo opportunities?
Yes! There are opportunities and pull-outs along the way to get off the bus and take pictures.
Q:What type of vehicles are used?
For this particular tour comfortable custom mini-coaches are provided, with a 13-to-32 passenger capacity. All feature large touring windows, bucket seats and PA systems for the guide to communicate along the way.
Q:Will we see wildlife?
Typically, trips to the Yukon have the highest occurrence of wildlife sightings. This particular tour has a better chance of wildlife than the White Pass Summit tour, but not as strong as trips that continue into the Yukon, such as the Yukon Discovery Tour.
Q:Why are passports required for this tour?
This tour enters Canada’s Yukon Territory and passports will be required to go through the Canadian customs post, as well as to re-enter the United States. Passports are required for all adults and children 16 or older. Children 15 and under should have an original or certified copy or birth certificate or a Passport. If one or both parents are not traveling with the child, a notarized letter of authorization from the absent parent(s) is also necessary to cross into Canada. Some nationalities may also require a Canada and/or USA Visa. If passengers show up for the tour without the proper ID, they will not be allowed to board. While we will attempt to accommodate passengers lacking identification, there is no guarantee that suitable arrangements can be made, and no refund will be given under these circumstances. Passengers with felonies, DUI, or criminal charges are not allowed entry into Canada.
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Rating of This tour has received an average of 4.75 stars on a total of 20 Ratings

Robert & Pam B.
Robert & Pam B.

On an "Alaska Cruise" this was our BEST shore excursion. We chose it over the train ride because it was supposed to allow stops for photo ops. In that regard it EXCEEDED our expectations. Our guide, Tyler, made over a dozen stops for great scenic photos, and added PERSONAL commentary that really enhanced our experience. We even stopped at the Yukon border where there were a couple of local craftsmen set up that provided us with a small souvenir of the trip experience. We would easily choose this tour again. It was GREAT!

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Ed J
Spokane, Wa and Orange County, Ca
Skagway Yukon shore excursion

Arranged a shore excursion for family of 13 with 7 grandchildren ranging in age from 2-15. Excursion exceeded all expectations. First pleasant surprise was to learn we would have our own 14 passenger tour van instead of sharing a larger 24 person van as originally scheduled. Tour encompassed amazing scenery highlighted with a close up bear sighting. Tyler our guide was as delightful as informative. Tour was a highlight of our Alaskan cruise on the Celebrity Solstice in June, 2016

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Seattle, WA
Great customer service and excellent tour

We booked 3.5 hours from Skagwaytours and it was great price and lots of points of interests to tour. Booking was smooth, toll-free numbers and responsiveness of staff was great too. Always willing to help.
Tour guide - Mike from Frontier Excursions and the owner Craig were excellent professionals. Informative, funny and above all most scenic memorable tour of Skagway and Yukon in 4+ hours round trip time with wildlife and stunning views.

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Gordon D.

A very enjoyable tour and the courier Brook was excellent and very knowledgeable

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Great Tour!

Our tour guide was Brooke and she was fantastic! We saw 5 bears on our trip and lots of beautiful scenery. Definitely recommend.

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