This excursion will travel 100 miles roundtrip through beautiful wilderness to the Yukon border. There are many scenic photo stops throughout the tour as your guide narrates the tour with history of the Gold Rush and the unique nature of the area.
You'll travel up the Klondike Highway by mini-bus, viewing impressive scenery as you go, from the breathtaking coastal mountain ranges to stunning waterfalls. Local landmarks include White Pass & Yukon Railroad route, Pitchfork Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Moore Creek Bridge and the 3292-foot White Pass Summit with the Welcome to Alaska sign.
At the Summit, we enter into British Columbia, Canada and the "Tormented" Valley, a wilderness of subarctic alpine tundra and beautiful lakes. Beyond the Tormented Valley is the wilderness of the northern Boreal forest with large Tutshi and Tagish lakes with panoramic views at many stops. As we travel through the habitat of the Boreal forest, we watch for potential native wildlife roaming the spectacular scenery, including moose, bears, birds, mountain goats, and Dall sheep. The turnaround point is the Yukon border and Welcome to the Yukon sign for a great photo.
As a bonus, we include a stop at the Yukon Suspension Bridge! View the Tutshi river canyon from above while crossing the bridge and learn more about the area with the educational displays. Snack bar is available to purchase food and then we visit Yukon gift shop for mementos. This stop makes the tour unique among tour options that do similar itinerary.
Included: Admission to Yukon Suspension Bridge site including bridge crossing.
Passport or Passport ID card (and Visas - USA and Canada if necessary - single entry Visa is OK) are required for all passengers 16 and over. Children 15 and under are required to have a Passport OR an original raised seal birth certificate (US citizens only). No photocopies of any identification is allowed. No charge for children under 2. Child tickets for ages 2-12.
Children traveling with only one parent or without both parents must have a permission letter from the absent parent/parents, giving permission to the person bringing the child on tour to allow them to go to Canada with that person. Documentation should be signed with parent name, address, cell phone contact number and give the child's legal name and person's legal name they are traveling with. If the single parent or guardian has sole custody, they should travel with a letter to that effect.
Duration: 4 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)
- Roundtrip narrated scenic tour
- Admission to Yukon Suspension Bridge site and crossing of bridge
- A valid passport or a US passport card is required for all guests over 16 years of age
- For children 15 and under, a valid passport or original birth certificate is required
Duration: 4 hours. Tour times below are approximate:
- 3.25 hours guide narrated bus tour with multiple scenic stops
- 45 minutes at Suspension Bridge site
- This tour meets on the cruise ship dock. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.
ADA Accessibility of Tour:
- This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests must be able to climb 4 steps into and out of the bus. There is limited space for collapsible wheelchairs and walkers. We cannot accommodate larger wheelchairs or scooters of any kind. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible equipment will be required on tour.
How many passengers does the tour bus hold?
The maximum capacity for this tour is 28 passengers (usually not filled more than 25 or 26 passengers). If your party is larger than 28, arrangements can be made to accommodate your group. Please contact us with your group requirements.
What is the seating arrangement of the tour bus?
There is open seating on the tour bus, however if you require a certain seat due to physical impairment then please contact us with your requirements.
Will I see any wildlife or bears on this tour?
Wildlife is abundant in Southeast Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour. Bears are commonly seen, however this is not a designated wildlife tour and wildlife is not guaranteed.
Are there any age restrictions for children?
There are no age restrictions for this tour.
Are there restrooms available?
Yes, there are clean flush restrooms on site and they are the only ones available between Skagway and Carcross.
Can I bring a backpack?
Backpacks, small bags, and purses are allowed on this tour. There is less room for strollers and large bags so please let us know in advance if accommodations are needed for those items.
Can I bring my own food or drink?
Non-alcoholic beverages in closable containers and snacks are allowed on tour.
Are food and drink included?
No, however snacks and beverages can be purchased at the Yukon Suspension Bridge stop.
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