Visiting the Taiya Inlet and exploring the White Pass all the while looking for WildLife gives you the best of both worlds with this afternoon tour!
Spawning fish make their way from the ocean and up the Taiya River evey summer. With them they bring all types of predators looking for a quick and easy snack. On this tour we take you for a stunning ride along the Taiya Inlet, out towards the Dyea Flats, the mouth of the Taiya River and the historic Chilkoot Trail head. This area is well known as a feeding ground for an assortment of wildlife including black bears, grizzly bears, seals, sea lions, bald eagles, golden eagles and many other types of birds who arrive with the spawning fish.
You've seen the ocean and now it's time to head up the pass and into the mountains! Rise from rich coastal rain forest to the spectacular views of the Tormented Valley nestled at the summit in between snow capped mountains and glacier fed lakes. Phenomenal photo opportunities are abundant as you rise from sea level to 3300ft in elevation past pristine waterfalls and prodigious valleys, finishing the climb with the outstanding view from the 'Welcome to Alaska' sign.
Be sure to keep your eyes open for moose, mountain goats and fox pups in the overgrowth on the sides of the roads. Between the frequent stops allowed for finding your inner professional photographer, the beautiful Alaskan scenery, opportunities to learn fantastic facts about the 1898 Gold rush, notorious characters who once called Skagway home, and the chances of seeing wildlife, this relaxing and gentle tour has a little something for everyone!
Please note: Passports are required to participate on this tour.
Minimum of 2 passengers required to book!
Duration: 3.25 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship port.)
- Roundtrip transportation from cruise ship terminal
- Passports ARE required to participate
- Minimum 2 passengers required to book
Duration: 3.25 hours. Tour times below are approximate:
- 3.25 hours fully narated scenic bus ride
- This tour meets on the cruise ship dock. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.
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Passports ARE required for participation in this tour.
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Sep 2018 - Ken M.
Had a great excursion with Mikie. He made the excursion a success.He took us to very interesting places, took great picturers.
Jul 2018 - Elizabeth H.
Super personal tour with Mikey. He couldn't have been more enthusiastic to show us the area and seeing a bear up close was the icing on the cake. Thank you for a great afternoon.
Oct 2017 - Barry T.
Although the guide tried hard the trip was 1.5 hours less than expected ending at the gold rush cemetery. There was few wildlife sightings and we didn't go to the White Pass because of low cloud? but speaking to people who did go the views were fantastic. Not very impressed unfortunately as overpriced for what we did.
Sep 2017 - Roy B.
We were very happy with the trip and it covered everything as described. Our guide Shelby was excellent. Only negative comments are the directions on where to meet the bus were inaccurate and the bus itself was in a very poor state.
Jul 2017 - Huiya L.
The itinerary is good. We went to White pass and Dyea as expected. Didn't get to see any animal but this was not guaranteed anyway. No one can control animals. Our driver Harry is nice and helpful, also is an amazing guide.
Jun 2017 - Wendy D.
An excellent excursion with an excellent guide. Visited lots of interesting areas and lots of photo opportunities.