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Skagway White Pass Railroad Summit Excursion & Train Tour

One of the most popular tours in Skagway, the White Pass Railroad summit tour isn't one to miss. This fully narrated excursion will take you by train up to the summit of the White Pass which is 2,865-feet in elevation! Enjoy the breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, and more as you relax and enjoy the ride!

Duration: 2.75 hours

Price: $129 per person

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Skagway White Pass Railway & City Tour

Board the White Pass Yukon Railway for this exciting scenic tour. Travel through the mountains as the early stampeders did over 100 years ago! After reaching Fraser, British Columbia, you'll board a comfortable motorcoach for your journey back to Skagway. With multiple photo stops along the way, this tour is sure to be a delight and fill you with memories. PLEASE NOTE: THIS TOUR IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS, AND SATURDAYS.

Duration: 4 hours

Price: $139 per person

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Skagway Bennett Scenic Railroad Journey Train Tour

Take a ride through history with this full day multi-country tour! Follow the route of the Klondike stampeders on your way to Canada. An exclusive scenic stop at Lake Bennett is a treat for everyone. Enjoy a boxed lunch along the way and get ready for a unique experience full of fun and history!

Duration: 8 hours

Price: $235 per person

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Skagway Glacier Helicopter Tour

This helicopter tour with take you to some of the most remote glaciers in Alaska. You'll fly over mountains, glaciers, and valleys until you reach one of the magnificent glaciers where you'll have ample time to walk on the river of ice and learn about it's creation. Snap photos, revel in the beauty, and wander to your hearts content.

Duration: 2 hours

Price: $339 per person

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Skagway Musher's Camp and Sled Dog Adventure

This doglsed tour will get your blood pumping! Go for a ride through the great Alaskan back-country of a historic Gold Rush Site! The friendly huskies will take you for the ride of your life where you'll enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and wildlife. After the ride, make sure you cuddle with some of the adorable puppies too!

Duration: 3.25 hours

Price: $133 per person

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Skagway Musher's Camp and S'Mores Roasting

Learn about the mushing dogs and the history of their sport and then after enjoy some delicious s'mores roasting! The best part of this tour is playing with husky puppies! Your affections help to socialize these future athletes, which is essential to their racing success.

Duration: 2.75 hours

Price: $119 per person

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Glacier Point Wilderness Safari Tour

Travel through the fjords and rainforests on this stunning Alaskan excursion. Your guided adventure will give you the opportunity to see everything from whales and seals to cascading waterfalls. Walk through the forest to arrive at your canoe which will take you on a trip to the Davidson Glacier! Enjoy a picnic lunch before ending your tour!

Duration: 6-6.25 hours

Price: $219 per person

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Glacier Point ATV Exploration Tour

On this unique adventure, enjoy a scenic boat ride through the world's second largest fjord system on your way out to the Davidson Glacier. From there, hop into your ATV for a fun ride through the forest while taking in the scenery and wildlife. This tour won't disappoint if you're looking for fun!

Duration: 6-6.25 hours

Price: $359 per person

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Skagway Grizzly Falls Ziplining Adventure

This thrilling excursion is perfect for adventurers who want to fly through the mountains of Alaska. Our course will take you on 11-ziplines while you'll sail over glacially fed waterfalls. You'll have control of your own speed, but if you let go, you can fly as fast as 45 miles per hour! If that's not enough fun, you'll also have the chance to walk across 4 suspension bridges!

Duration: 4 hours

Price: $169 per person

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Skagway Rock Climbing, Rappelling and Ziplining Adventure

Make your ascent up the White Pass's walls of granite in the rock climbing portion of this adventurous tour. Then rappel the way back down as you take in all the scenic views from the unique vantage point. The thrill doesn't end there, as the tour takes you on five zip lines throughout the rainforest before returning you to your ship.

Duration: 4.5 hours

Price: $165 per person

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Skagway Yukon Discovery & Sled Dog Tour

Learn about the history of the Gold Rush Trail while driving along Skagway's scenic route to Canada's Yukon Territory. Once you cross the border, we'll take you on the dog sled ride of a lifetime at Caribou Crossing where you'll be whisked along the trails traveled by the Gold Rush stampeders. Lunch is included in the tour so make sure you come hungry!

Duration: 6.5 hours

Price: $163 per person

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Skagway Yukon Musher's Camp and Gold Panning

What could be better than dog mushing in the historic Yukon? Partnered with our experienced tour guides, you will get to head up the White Pass all the way into the Yukon. Listen to the amazing stories about the gold rush, Yukon history, and learn about the native flora and fauna as you make your way to a remote Yukon Mushers Camp. After your dog sledding ride in an ATV, pan for real gold and enjoy the thrill that sparked the Gold Rush.

Duration: 4.5 hours

Price: $129 per person

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Skagway Yukon Discovery Adventure

With so much to see, this is an incredible tour for your day in Skagway. You'll learn about the history of the 1898 Gold Rush Trail while driving through the mile-high mountains and lush forests this state has to offer. Your visit will take you into the Canadian Yukon territory where you'll watch for wildlife while taking in the magnificent views.

Duration: 6.5 hours

Price: $116 per person

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Skagway City and Summit Tour

Begin your fully narrated journey in historic downtown Skagway as you head to the Gold Rush Cemetery for a visit to our famous outlaw, Soapy Smith. Continue on the Klondike Highway enjoying spectacular views of the railroad as well as historical overlooks. Upon cresting the summit, we pass into the 'moonscape' of the 'Tormented Valley.'

Duration: 2.75 hours

Price: $55 per person

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Skagway White Pass Summit and Beyond Tour

This 100 miles roundtrip includes a guided scenic drive to the Yukon border with multiple photo stops, admission to Yukon Suspension Bridge site and crossing the bridge. Don't miss the chance to take pictures in front of the Welcome to Alaska sign and the Yukon Border sign!

Duration: 4 hours

Price: $81 per person

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Skagway River Float

After a scenic coastal drive to Dyea, you'll enjoy a relaxing float down the gentle Taiya River. Your guide will share with you the fascinating Gold Rush and natural history of the area. Wildlife sightings like bald eagles, seals, and the occasional bear are possible. Take in the great Alaskan scenery as you glide down the peaceful river. This tour is a great chance to get out into the Alaskan outdoors on an easy adventure!

Duration: 2-2.5 hours

Price: $84 per person

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Skagway Hike and Float

Enjoy a lush, forested hike on the historic Chilkoot Trail before relaxing with a scenic float on the Taiya River. The hike portion is very active and considered moderate to strenuous on hilly terrain. After a scenic coastal drive to Dyea valley, the one-way hike leads you to the rafting departure point where you'll suit up to float on the tranquil river. Learn about the history and nature of the area from your guide while also keeping an eye out for possible wildlife sightings like bald eagles, seals, and the occasional bear.

Duration: 4-4.5 hours

Price: $116 per person

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Skagway Alpine Lake Canoe Adventure

You will enjoy a culture-rich tour of historic Skagway on the way to the Canadian border and Summit Lake. After reaching the lake destination, enjoy the pristine waters of a secluded glaciated lake by canoe that is similar to the ones that trappers and prospectors used during the gold rush era.

Duration: 4.5 hours

Price: $137 per person

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Skagway Chilkoot Trail Hike, Float & Summit Drive

Retrace the footsteps of the Klondike Gold Rush stampeders over the historic Chilkoot Trail and float back down on the beautiful Taiya River. Then experience the spectacular views of alpine lakes, towering snow-capped peaks, and pristine forest on a drive to the summit of the picturesque White Pass.

Duration: 6 hours

Price: $196 per person

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Skagway Chilkoot Canoe Wildlife Safari to Haines

Enjoy beautiful Chilkoot Lake by voyageur canoes, similar to the canoes used by trappers and gold miners at the turn of the century. You'll have a chance to explore the inlets, coves, salmon spawning streams and numerous waterfalls that spill off of the mountains into the lake. We'll finish this relaxing, picturesque tour with a picnic style lunch in Haines.

Duration: 6.5 hours

Price: $182 per person

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White Pass Train and Bicycle Tour

Combine two of Skagway's most popular excursions for an encompassing experience of the Skagway area! Board the historic White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad to Fraser Station, British Columbia Canada. Then switch to a bike for the fifteen mile guided coast from summit to sea back to Skagway.

Duration: 4.5 hours

Price: $219 per person

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Skagway Yukon Suspension Bridge & White Pass Summit Tour

This three hour tour includes a small group guided scenic drive to the Summit with photo stops, admission to the Suspension Bridge and, if time allows, a visit to Reid Falls and the Gold Rush Cemetery in Skagway. Please note that a passport is required for this tour.

Duration: 3 hours

Price: $104 per person

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Skagway Chilkoot Lake Wildlife Viewing Tour to Haines

Leave the crowds of Skagway behind and visit Chilkoot Lake State Park in Haines for the ultimate wildlife viewing experience. Your experienced tour guide will take you for a relaxing ride through the park, pointing out wildlife, local flora and fauna, and stopping at the best scenic viewpoints along the way.

Duration: 6.5 hours

Price: $194 per person

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Skagway Inside Passage Kayaking Tour to Haines

Knowledgeable guides will take you and your fellow paddlers through North America's longest and deepest Fjord. From your tandem kayak, you will be treated to the stunning views and ample wildlife sighting opportunities.

Duration: 6.5 hours

Price: $203 per person

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Skagway Chilkoot Lake Wildlife Kayak Tour to Haines

Break away from the crowds of Skagway for some unforgettable kayaking in a true naturalist's paradise: Haines, Alaska. After a scenic ferry ride from Skagway, you'll arrive in Haines and will set out towards Chilkoot Late State Park for your kayaking adventure. This relaxing kayaking trip will leave you with a most memorable experience that you'll remember for years to come.

Duration: 6.5 hours

Price: $200 per person

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Skagway Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Rafting Tour to Haines

Treat yourself to a small group rafting and scenic driving tour through the famous Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve on this tour. Escape the crowds of Skagway for an unforgettable journey west to Haines, Alaska! You'll be immersed in nature throughout the day, taking in the local wildlife and scenery while learning the vast history of the area.

Duration: 6.5 hours

Price: $200 per person

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Skagway Jet Boat Adventure to Haines

Where the road ends, your adventure begins! Experience the true wilderness that Alaska is famous for on our narrated river tour in the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve which explores miles of tributaries of the stunning glacially carved, braided Chilkat River system.

Duration: 6.25 hours

Price: $209 per person

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Native Culture Experience to Haines

Experience the native culture of the Tlingit people and the Chilkat Valley on this unique visit to Haines and Klukwan. We're sure you will enjoy this cultural experience and everything from the scenic high-speed catamaran ride to Haines to the presenters that will share traditional songs and drumming that highlight their history and heritage!

Duration: 6.5 hours

Price: $210 per person

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Skagway Glassblowing Experience

This is your chance to try your hand at glassblowing! Create your own souvenir to make your Alaskan cruise memories last forever. This "hot shop" adventure will allow each guest to participate in the production of a beautiful blown glass ornament or create a globe to spruce up any table!

Duration: 2+ hours

Price: $114 per person

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Skagway Chilkoot Horseback Adventure Tour

Travel as the original Gold Rush stampeders did, on horseback! This relaxed journey will take you through part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Park and through the heart of the Dyea Valley. There is no running of the horses, so your ride will be an easy walk that lets you enjoy all of the scenery and deep-rooted history of the land.

Duration: 3.5 hours

Price: $164 per person

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Skagway Yukon Sightseeing Adventure by Hummer

A great way to see the highlights of both the Summit and the Yukon - an incredible wilderness area! Travel the route of the trail of '98 taken by the hardy gold prospectors.

Duration: 5.25 hours

Price: $154 per person

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Skagway Valley of the Eagles Golf Adventure

A professionally and ecologically designed par 36, 9-hole course awaits those wishing to get in a round while on vacation. One of the most truly scenic golf courses in the world to test your skills.

Duration: 6.5 hours

Price: $164 per person

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Skagway Dog Sledding & Glacier Flightseeing Helicopter Tour

Dogsledding is Alaska's favorite sport and now you have a chance to take part! After a scenic helicopter ride, we'll take you up to the Denver Glacier dog camp where you'll meet professional 'mushers' and their friendly dogs before embarking. You can stand on the sled and mush, or you can relax while sitting - either way it's going to be an amazing experience!

THIS TOUR IS NO LONGER TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR THE 2019 SEASON

Duration: 2 hours

Price: $539 per person

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Best Skagway Tours & Excursions:

1. White Pass Train Tour

2. Skagway Dog Sledding Tour

3. Skagway Glacier Point Wilderness Safari Tour

4. Gold Rush Trail

5. Skagway Chilkoot Trail Hike 

6. Taiya River Excursion

7. Yukon Suspension Bridge

8. Chilkoot Lake

9. Dyea

10. Valley of the Eagles Golf

 

About Skagway

There is a little bit of everything for everyone in Skagway. You can read our list of the 10 best things to do in Skagway. If you’re looking to get outdoors to enjoy wildlife, our Glacier Point Wilderness Safari is a great option. If you’re looking to learn a little history and enjoy a scenic ride in a vintage passenger train car, then the White Pass Railroad Summit Excursion is the perfect Skagway tour for your party. The nearby Denver Glacier is only accessible via helicopter if you would like to tour Skagway’s glacier and possibly enjoy a glacier, helicopter, or dog sledding tour. To experience the natural wonders around Skagway, take one of our many trips up into the Yukon Territory of Canada for some of the most magnificent sightseeing Alaska has to offer!

 

Known as a gateway town to the Yukon gold rush, it was on August 17, 1896, when gold was first discovered 600 miles from Skagway in the Klondike region of Canada’s Yukon Territory. The following year, hundreds of gold-seekers flocked to Skagway to begin their journeys North. The path the miners took to seek gold would eventually create the foundation for one of the most popular Skagway shore excursions – the White Pass Yukon Railroad Summit Excursion.

 

By 1898, Skagway’s population had boomed to 8,000. Construction began on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, and the infamous con man “Soapy” Smith who swindled prospectors and controlled a comprehensive spy network was shot and killed.

 

With the completion of the railroad in 1900 and the once prosperous gold rush nearly over, Skagway was formally incorporated as a city until 2007 when Skagway was re-incorporated as a borough.

 

The current population of Skagway fluctuates right around 1,000 residents. During the summer tourist season, the first-class borough sees more than 1 million visitors looking to enjoy the great outdoors, history, and natural wonders through many amazing shore excursions and tours that Skagway has to offer!

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