SKAGWAY TOURS & SHORE EXCURSIONS

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Skagway White Pass Railroad Summit Excursion & Train Tour

  • 4.7
  • 2.5-2.75 hrs

  • $146 / person

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 2,888-feet in elevation! Enjoy READ MORE...

Skagway Bennett Scenic Railroad Journey Train Tour

  • 4.8
  • 8 hrs

  • $265 / person

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 READ MORE...

Skagway Dog Sledding & Glacier Flightseeing Helicopter Tour

  • 4.9
  • 2 hrs

  • $659 / person

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 READ MORE...

Skagway Glacier Helicopter Tour

  • 4.9
  • 2 hrs

  • $399 / person

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 ri READ MORE...

Skagway White Pass Summit and Beyond Tour

  • 4.9
  • 4 hrs

  • $116 / person

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

Yukon Suspension Bridge & Summit Tour

  • 4.9
  • 3 hrs

  • $126 / person

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 READ MORE...

Skagway Yukon Discovery Adventure

  • 4.8
  • 6.5 hrs

  • $152 / person

With so much to see, this is an incredible excursion for your time 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. READ MORE...

Skagway Musher's Camp and Sled Dog Adventure

  • 4.8
  • 3.25 hrs

  • $174 / person

This dogsled 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 vi READ MORE...

Skagway Grizzly Falls Ziplining Adventure

  • 4.9
  • 4 hrs

  • $219 / person

This thrilling excursion is perfect for adventurers who want to fly through the mountains of Alaska. Our course will take you on 10 ziplines while you'll sail over glacially-fed waterfalls. You'll have control of your own spe READ MORE...

Skagway Adventure Park & Zipline Tour

  • 3.5 hrs

  • $180 / person

The lush Alaskan canopy provides the perfect backdrop for a high-flying zipline adventure. Cross exciting suspension bridges, test your balance on raised balance beams, and soar through the air on an adventurous zipline seri READ MORE...

Skagway Musher's Camp and Gold Panning

  • 5.0
  • 2.75 hrs

  • $149 / person

Meet our Alaskan husky athletes, puppies, and dog mushers! Learn about the Alaskan state sport from the actual mushers during the unique "Musher Talk." Wrap up your day by experiencing the history of Alaska - try your hand at READ MORE...

Skagway Musher's Camp and S'Mores Roasting

  • 4.8
  • 2.75 hrs

  • $134 / person

Learn about the mushing dogs and the history of their sport and then 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, wh READ MORE...

Skagway Step Into the Yukon with Sled Dog Tour

  • 4.5 hrs

  • $160 / person

As you depart Skagway for this 4.5-hour tour, you will travel up the breathtaking White Pass, past mountain waterfalls, through the Tormented Valley, a visit to a remote sled dog racing kennel where you will meet the sled dog READ MORE...

Glacier Point Wilderness Safari Tour

  • 4.8
  • 5.5-5.75 hrs

  • $299 / person

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 arr READ MORE...

Skagway Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Float Tour

  • 6.5 hrs

  • $245 / person

Dramatic views of glaciated snow-capped peaks surround you on a scenic float trip through the Chilkat Valley. Join an experienced guide through the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. An immersive wildlife excursion w READ MORE...

Skagway Highlights eBike Tour

  • 3 hrs

  • $115 / person

Come ready to check out historic Skagway on an electric bike. Similar to a regular bike but with the added power of an electric motor for that extra gusto to get you around town. Embark on an adventure to discover the histo READ MORE...

Skagway Lynn Canal Sailing Adventure

  • 2.5 hrs

  • $150 / person

A thrilling sailing adventure along one of North America's longest, deepest, and prettiest fjords. Whether you are looking to sit back and relax with a warm beverage or grab the helm and hoist the main with the Captain, this READ MORE...

Skagway Trail and Sail Tour

  • 6 hrs

  • $255 / person

Break away from the crowds on a self-guided e-bike adventure paired with sailing through the Taiya Inlet. One of the longest and deepest fjords in North America, the Taiya Inlet boasts beautiful scenery and hopeful sightings READ MORE...

Skagway Adventure Hike

  • 2.75 hrs

  • $95 / person

A great activity to experience the natural beauty of Southeast Alaska's Tongass Rainforest. Journey on a 2-3 mile hike with several viewpoints along the Porcupine Mountain trailhead. Experienced guides will guide you throug READ MORE...

Skagway White Pass Mountaineering Adventure

  • 5.0
  • 8-9 hrs

  • $405 / person

Spend the day surrounded by the snow-capped peaks that line the skies of Skagway on a challenging adventure in the wilds of Alaska! Gear up and take off on a 6-mile, 3,000 feet gain in elevation to the summit of Feather Peak READ MORE...

Skagway City and Summit Tour

  • 4.8
  • 2.75 hrs

  • $70 / person

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 a READ MORE...

Skagway Summit, Tormented Valley, and Suspension Bridge Tour

  • 3.5 hrs

  • $99 / person

Sit back and relax as you enjoy the best scenery South East Alaska has to offer, on this relaxing scenic drive to the Yukon as you pass by beautiful rainforests, glacially carved valleys, waterfalls, and the dramatic beauty o READ MORE...

Skagway River Float

  • 4.8
  • 2.25-2.5 hrs

  • $95 / person

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 the natural history of the area. Wildlife sightings like bald eagle READ MORE...

Skagway Hike and Float

  • 4.9
  • 4 hrs

  • $131 / person

*2024 Tour Schedule Coming Soon* Enjoy a lush, forested nature walk in the historic Dyea townsite before relaxing with a scenic float on the Taiya River. After the hike, you will drive to the rafting departure point where you READ MORE...

Skagway Wildlife Safari Tour to Haines

  • 5.0
  • 6.5 hrs

  • $205 / person

**LIMITED DEPARTURES AUGUST & SEPTEMBER** Haines is home to breathtaking views and magnificent wildlife. Spend the day with an experienced naturalist as your guide exploring the area and learning about the plants, and animals READ MORE...

Skagway Summit Lake Canoe Adventure

  • 4.0
  • 4.5 hrs

  • $195 / person

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 READ MORE...

Skagway Chilkoot Canoe Wildlife Safari to Haines

  • 6.5 hrs

  • $225 / person

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 wat READ MORE...

Skagway Chilkat River Jet Boat Adventure to Haines

  • 4.7
  • 6.25 hrs

  • $299 / person

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 stunni READ MORE...

Liarsville Gold Rush Camp & Salmon Bake

  • 4.0
  • 2 hrs

  • $119 / person

Experience the White Pass and travel back in time to the iconic Alaskan Gold Rush! Nestled by a waterfall and surrounded by sourdoughs, dance hall girls, and prospectors, you will learn all about life during the gold rush. Yo READ MORE...

Liarsville Salmon Bake

  • 4.0
  • 1.5 hrs

  • $89 / person

Explore the life of the early prospectors and enjoy a wonderful salmon bake during your stop in Skagway. An all-you-can-eat feast for the whole family includes Alaska's signature Alderwood-grilled WILD salmon, Cheechako chic READ MORE...

Skagway Chilkoot Trail Hike, Float & Summit Drive

  • 4.5
  • 6 hrs

  • $215 / person

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, READ MORE...

Skagway Wilderness Kayak Adventure

  • 6.5 hrs

  • $225 / person

Ferry over to Haines, Alaska for a kayaking wilderness adventure on the pristine waters of Chilkoot Lake. Explore the lake surrounded by mountains and numerous waterfalls. Post paddle, an ocean-side picnic awaits with views READ MORE...

Skagway Chilkoot Lake Wildlife Viewing Tour to Haines

  • 4.4
  • 6.5 hrs

  • $233 / person

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 wildli READ MORE...

Skagway Inside Passage Kayaking Tour to Haines

  • 4.8
  • 6.5 hrs

  • $235 / person

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 stunning views and ample wildlife sighting opportunities. Skagway' READ MORE...

Skagway Chilkoot Lake Wildlife Kayak Tour to Haines

  • 4.9
  • 6.5 hrs

  • $221 / person

Breakaway 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 Stat READ MORE...

Skagway Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Rafting Tour to Haines

  • 4.6
  • 6.5 hrs

  • $244 / person

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 READ MORE...

Skagway Your Way Private Tour

  • 3 hrs

  • $238 / person

You choose the path on this small group private tour. One option is to set out in the direction of the wonderland that is the White Pass Summit. Flowing rivers, mountain peaks, and azure lakes await. Or perhaps a drive alo READ MORE...

Skagway Historic Gold Rush Scenic Driving Tour

  • 4.5
  • 2 hrs

  • $80 / person

Begin your adventure at the pier with your knowledgeable guide who will take you on an intimate drive through Skagway's historic district and residential district on your way to the backcountry gold rush-era town of Dyea. Exp READ MORE...

Skagway Grand Slam Town and Summit Tour

  • 2.5 hrs

  • $60 / person

Follow the same route taken by Gold Rush pioneers in the late 1800s! This scenic driving tour will take you on a journey through historic downtown Skagway, up the iconic Klondike Highway, and over the Canadian border. You'll READ MORE...

Skagway Private Chilkat Photography Tour to Haines

  • 6.5 hrs

  • $329 / person

After a scenic Fast Ferry ride from Skagway, you'll arrive in Haines for the best Chilkat Valley photography opportunities. Your expert photographer guide will assist you in capturing the beauty of Alaska! Have enough time to READ MORE...

Skagway Yukon Extended Summit Drive Tour

  • 5.0
  • 5 hrs

  • $135 / person

Soak up the natural wonders of the Yukon as you enjoy a scenic ride exploring the crossroads of the Klondike. Take advantage of amazing photo opportunities and capture the true beauty of sweeping landscapes, towering mountain READ MORE...

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About Skagway

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. Horseback Adventure

10. Valley of the Eagles Golf

 

Skagway Shore Excursions by Locals

We are a local Alaska company that aims to bring you the best tours and experiences that Skagway has to offer. When you buy Skagway shore excursions on your own, instead of through a cruise ship, we can offer you wholesale, local Alaska prices. Our goal is to make your Alaskan cruise the trip of a lifetime!

 

FAQ

What are the best tours in Skagway?

The best tours in Skagway are:

 

Which Skagway excursions are best for kids and families?

Skagway is a fun and scenic destination for families. Here are the top tours for kids and families:

 

Is the White Pass Railroad worth it?

Yes! The White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad is a top destination in Skagway. The scenic train ride offers stunning views and a glimpse back in time. The best train tour is: White Pass Railroad Summit & Train Tour.

 

What is the best way to explore Skagway?

You can explore Skagway and its surrounding wilderness by train, helicopter, ATV, water, or even on foot. The best tours for exploring are:

 

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!