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!
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 a little further and get a little further off the beaten path, then you might want to explore 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.
Looking to learn more about Inside Passage History? Check out the Juneau CIty & Mendenhall Glacier Tour!
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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!
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
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.
A very enjoyable tour and the courier Brook was excellent and very knowledgeable
Our tour guide was Brooke and she was fantastic! We saw 5 bears on our trip and lots of beautiful scenery. Definitely recommend.