Skagway Yukon Discovery Adventure

122 reviews

Excursion Overview

An awesome adventure into the Yukon Territory of Canada!

On the Skagway Yukon Discovery Adventure, we will first climb the mountainous Klondike Highway driving north to the US/Canadian border, paralleling the 1898 Gold Rush Trail to the White Pass summit at 3292 feet. Along the way view coastal rainforest, magnificent waterfalls, glaciers, and icy blue lakes.

Once in Canada, we journey through the spectacular scenery of dramatic lakes encircled by mile-high mountains and the Northern Boreal forest wilderness. Included are Bove Island, Tutshi, and Tagish Lakes. Pose at the Yukon Border sign for a great photo opportunity! Visit the historic Carcross Village, see the "World's Smallest Desert" and marvel at the gorgeous green Emerald Lake. We watch for wildlife (including Bears) all along our route.

For lunch, we stop at Wild Adventure Yukon (formerly known as Caribou Crossing) where you'll see the North's premier educational wildlife gallery, featuring over 100 Yukon and Ice Age taxidermy animals, and a Royal Canadian Mounted Police display. Lunch is delicious barbecue chicken with sides (vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free option available).

You'll also visit the Sled Dog camp where you can view the Alaskan Huskies, including precious puppies (sled dog or foster pups), and see some cute animals in the Petting Farm area. Please be advised that one-on-one interaction with the dogs cannot be guaranteed. Additionally, the order of stops will vary at your guide's discretion.

Things You Need to Know


  • Roundtrip narrated scenic tour
  • Lunch of delicious BBQ chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, homemade bun, coffee or tea, and donuts
  • Vegan and Gluten Free lentil curry is available by request, please leave a comment at checkout.
  • Admission to Yukon Museum


  • 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. No photocopies of any identification are allowed.
  • Children 15 and under are required to have a Passport OR an original raised seal birth certificate (USA citizens only). No photocopies of any identification are allowed.
  • Please note: 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: 6.5 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

  • 5.25 hours guide narrated bus tour with multiple scenic stops
  • 1 hour 15 min at Caribou Crossing for Lunch/Yukon Museum/Gift Shop/Sled dog camp with puppies
  • Additional time is included for border crossing.

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets near the cruise ship pier. 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. There is no storage available for motorized scooters. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible equipment will be required on tour.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, each guest needs a valid passport. Children under 16 who are U.S. citizens may travel with their original, raised seal birth certificate instead. All other guests including children are required to have a passport.

The maximum capacity for this tour is 28 passengers (usually not filled more than 25 or 26). If your party is larger than 28, arrangements can be made to accommodate your group. Please contact us with your group requirements.

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.

Wildlife is abundant in Southeast Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour. We sometimes see bears (more frequently in May/June), but this is not a designated wildlife tour, and wildlife is not guaranteed.

There are no age restrictions for this tour.

Backpacks, small bags, and purses are allowed on this tour.

Non-alcoholic beverages in closable containers and snacks are allowed on tour.

Lunch is included on this tour. BBQ chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, homemade bun, coffee or tea, and donuts. Vegan and Gluten Free lentil curry is available by request, please leave a comment at checkout.


Guest Reviews


122 total


Kevin W

On Sep 2023

We so very much enjoyed our trip. There was so much unexpected beauty that we encountered. When we shared or experience with others they all wanted to know were we had been. Our guide Brook was fantastic. She made the trip that much more enjoyable. We had time to enjoy everything, never felt rushed. We would definitely do this again, highly recommend.

Diana M

On Sep 2023

We had a great day with Mike. What a beautiful place. We enjoyed the commentary and the scenery.

Tina S

On Sep 2023

This was absolutely amazing. We chose this over the train because of the stops and this absolutely did not disappoint. Our driver/guide Connor was personable and attentive. He even watched for wildlife and stopped for us to take pictures of a bear that appears on the road. The vistas were amazing (of course), but Connor was what really made the trip special. He never rushed anyone and even made a quick "potty" stop for us at the border. Easy pick-up and drop off from the ship.

Shawn B

On Sep 2023

Was a great tript. Did not see much wildlife but driver was very informative

Charles M

On Sep 2023

The tour was fantastic. Had a great time best of all the driver. Mike was amazing. He told lots of stories based on his knowledge of living in Skagway for the last 10 Years. The weather was fantastic and he stopped at all the important spots and give us plenty of time to take pictures and talk about what we were seeing. The food at the petting zoo was amazing and the animals especially the puppies were on and playful. I would recommend the tour to everyone.


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Duration: 6.5 hours

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Duration: 6.5 hours

Ages 13+

Adult : $152.25

Child (3-12): $152.25

No charge but must add to order

Infant (Under 3): $0.00