Skagway, Alaska

Skagway was the gateway to the gold fields for the thousands who flocked to Alaska and the Yukon with the hope of striking it rich. Skagway may have boasted the shortest route to the Klondike, but it wasn't the easiest.

Over 100 years ago, the White Pass route through the Coast Mountains and the shorter but steeper Chilkoot Trail were used by countless stampeders. Many a would-be miner perished on the treacherous Chilkoot Trail.

The gold rush was a boon and by 1898, Skagway was Alaska's largest town with a population of about 20,000. Hotels, saloons, dance halls and gambling houses prospered. But when the gold yield dwindled in 1900, so did the population as miners quickly shifted to new finds in Nome.

Today, Skagway has less than 1,000 residents. It still retains the flavor of the gold rush era.

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Points of Interest

  • White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Klondike Summit
  • Gold Rush History
  • Yukon (Canada)
  • Haines
  • Red Onion Saloon
  • Dog Sledding
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  • White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad

    The "Scenic Railway of the World" links Skagway with Yukon, Canada. A 41-mile roundtrip offers an unforgettable journey to the summit of the White Pass at nearly 3,000 feet in elevation.

  • Outdoor Adventures

    Enjoy what is truly an outdoorsman's paradise, with activities you won't find anywhere else. Go for a ride on a dog sled, horseback riding, hiking, river rafting, flightseeing, ziplining and more.

  • Klondike Summit

    The Klondike Summit, also called the White Pass Summit rises 3,292 feet above sea level along the Klondike Highway. The journey, running parallel to the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, offers breathtaking views of waterfalls, glaciers, scenic vistas and glimpses of the original Brackett Wagon Road and Tormented Valley.

  • Gold Rush History

    Relive the color and history of the Yukon Gold Rush. Tour the camps, pan for gold and meet a few costumed characters who'll show you what life was like during the boom-town days in the 1800s.

  • Yukon (Canada)

    Yukon is a wilderness playground with an extensive network of waterways. On the scenic 65-mile drive from Skagway, the lush coastal landscape gives way to rugged wilderness. Its capital, Whitehorse, is the center for the Yukon's mining and forestry industries, and a welcoming spot for visitors.

  • Haines

    Pristine beauty and an abundance of wildlife define Haines. Just 14 miles from Skagway by water, the town is renowned for huge convocations of bald eagles and one of the planet's longest fjords.

  • Red Onion Saloon

    During the Klondike Gold Rush, the Red Onion Saloon was Skagway's most exclusive bordello. Now this colorful establishment is a bar/restaurant and a National Historic Building.

  • Dog Sledding

    Meet professional mushers and their amazing canine companions in an introduction to Alaska's state sport. Take a flight to a glacier to experience flying over the snow, or visit the summertime training grounds for a ride in a wheeled sled.

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To the Klondike Summit

1.5 hours | Skagway | SGY-140
  • Klondike Summit

The large picture windows of your minibus afford spectacular views as you travel through historic Skagway, and along the Klondike Highway to the West White Pass summit in the St. Elias Mountains. Driving along the Klondike Highway, you travel one of North America's most scenic mountain roads, paralleling the historic White Pass railroad into the interior. The past comes alive as your guide imparts a century's worth of White Pass stories and identifies numerous glaciers and peaks.

There are plenty of sights along the way, including Dead Horse Trail, the old Brackett Wagon Road, Pitchfork Falls and Moore Bridge. Thrilling views from every angle await when you reach the summit at a lofty of 3,290 feet. The pristine air invigorates you and the vast silence is broken only by the sound of the wind blowing across the moonscape of rock and foliage.

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Local Connections: Skagway Street Car City Tour with Storyteller

1.5 hours | Skagway | SGY-150
  • Gold Rush History

Since 1923, the Skagway Street Car City Tour has been Skagway's premier sightseeing tour with an informative fun-filled 90 minutes "To All Points of Interest." Founder, Martin Itjen, came looking for Klondike gold in 1898 and gave Alaska's first motorized sightseeing tour for U.S. President Warren Harding, becoming the town's most celebrated storyteller. A personalized, small group experience with costumed guides aboard a yellow 1927 sightseeing bus makes a century of Skagway's history come alive. Explore the waterfront, visit the Gold Rush Cemetery, travel through the National Park Historic District and view your ship amidst spectacular mountains from the Scenic Overlook. Travel through the residential district of Skagway, famed for its flower gardens, and past the childhood home of Alaska's most famous resident, Gov. Sarah Palin. Let us show you our town like no other tour can! All aboard the Skagway Street Car!

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Skagway Street Car City Tour - Multilingual

1.5 hours | Skagway | SGY-151
  • Gold Rush History

Presented in multiple foreign languages as well as English, experience Skagway's premier sightseeing tour on an informative fun-filled 90 minutes "To All Points of Interest." Founder, Martin Itjen, came looking for Klondike gold in 1898 and gave Alaska's first motorized sightseeing tour in 1923 for U.S. President Warren Harding, becoming the town's most celebrated storyteller. A personalized, small group experience with costumed guides aboard a yellow 1927 sightseeing bus makes a century of Skagway's history come alive. Explore the waterfront, visit the Gold Rush Cemetery, travel through the National Park Historic District and view your ship amidst spectacular mountains from the Scenic Overlook. Travel through the residential district of Skagway, famed for its flower gardens, and past the childhood home of Alaska's most famous resident, Gov. Sarah Palin. Let us show you our town like no other tour can! All aboard the Skagway Street Car!

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Local Connections: Ghosts & Goodtime Girls Walking Tour Created by Madam Jan

2 hours | Skagway | SGY-380
  • Gold Rush History
  • Red Onion Saloon

Lavishly costumed and highly entertaining, your high-spirited madam from the Red Onion Saloon will greet you at your ship with a souvenir garter, then guide you on a two-hour walking tour through the back alleys and former red light districts of Skagway, where women of the evening brushed shoulders with notorious characters such as Soapy Smith and Frank Reid. You'll hear stories of Klondike Kate, Cad Wilson and Diamond Lil and will pass historic and haunted Gold Rush buildings as you learn of Skagway's rich history. Your experience culminates with a stop at the world-famous Red Onion Saloon's restored brothel museum. Here, join in a champagne toast and explore the hallways and bedrooms of this celebrated brothel, observing original relics and images of the ladies who worked there. The tour ends at the saloon, and you'll have time to visit the gift shop and explore downtown Skagway on your own.

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Skagway City, Summit & The Days of '98 Show (Wheelchair Accessible)

3.25 hours | Skagway | SGY-101
  • Klondike Summit
  • Gold Rush History

Step back in time and soak in Skagway's colorful beginnings and scenic views. Your thrilling half-day of Gold Rush history begins with a drive through historic Skagway, which played a key role in the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-1898. Sense the excitement and nostalgia around every corner as you drive to Gold Rush Cemetery for the recounting of the deeds done by the colorful characters of the city's early days. Then,continue on with a scenic drive up the Klondike Highway, paralleling the White Pass & Yukon Route railroad and peaking at the breathtaking 3,290-foot summit. Your guide will regale you with stories of stampeders as you trace their footsteps along Brackett's Wagon Road, Pitchfork Falls and Dead Horse Gulch. Your last destination is The Days of '98 Show, the longest-running production in Alaska that truly brings Skagway's history to life. You're sure to enjoy it all-singing and dancing, love and rejection, comedy and drama. This tour enters Canada, so don't forget your passport! Return to port or remain in town to explore independently.

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Skagway City, Summit & The Days of '98 Show

3.25 hours | Skagway | SGY-100
  • Klondike Summit
  • Gold Rush History

Step back in time and soak in Skagway's colorful beginnings and scenic views. Your thrilling half-day of Gold Rush history begins with a drive through historic Skagway, which played a key role in the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-1898. Sense the excitement and nostalgia around every corner as you drive to Gold Rush Cemetery for the recounting of the deeds done by the colorful characters of the city's early days. Then continue on with a scenic drive up the Klondike Highway, paralleling the White Pass & Yukon Route railroad and peaking at the breathtaking 3,290-foot summit. Your guide will regale you with stories of stampeders as you trace their footsteps along Brackett's Wagon Road, Pitchfork Falls and Dead Horse Gulch. Your last destination is The Days of '98 Show, the longest-running production in Alaska that truly brings Skagway's history to life. You're sure to enjoy it all-singing and dancing, love and rejection, comedy and drama. This tour enters Canada, so don't forget your passport! Return to port or remain in town to explore independently.

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Red Onion Saloon Breakfast & Historical City Tour

3 hours | Skagway | SGY-130
  • Gold Rush History
  • Red Onion Saloon

Relive the exciting days of saloons and dance halls, shootouts and lynch mobs, floozies and cancan girls on a fun-filled tour through Skagway's colorful history. First, you'll visit the historic Red Onion Saloon. Here, splendidly costumed madams will greet you with a souvenir garter and serve up a Gold Pan Scramble. Enjoy breakfast while listening to tales of Klondike Kate, Diamond Tooth Lil and the other barmaids who worked the Red Onion in 1898. The bartender will share saloon stories, as he mixes you a signature cocktail. Upstairs, you'll visit the celebrated brothel museum. Next, continue through the charming downtown streets to the Skagway Museum to view their collection of fascinating and unusual artifacts, hard evidence of the stories you'll see and hear on your tour. At the Gold Rush Cemetery, witness the final resting place of some of the more colorful characters of the Klondike Gold Rush. Finally, visit The Lookout, a photographer's delight offering a panoramic view of the Skagway Valley, glacier-clad mountains, Lynn Canal and your cruise ship.

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Klondike Summit,Liarsville Experience & Gold Panning

3 hours | Skagway | SGY-110
  • Klondike Summit
  • Gold Rush History

Your motorcoach tour begins with a drive through historic Skagway, which played a key role in the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-1898. Sense the excitement and nostalgia around every corner as you drive to Liarsville, a recreation of a tent city from 1898, complete with the fun and excitement of its heyday. A cast of sourdoughs and dance hall girls entertain you and teach you the art of gold panning before you're set free in the Liarsville gold fields with a guarantee that you'll find that precious metal and catch gold fever. Then, journey along the famed White Pass & Yukon Route railroad. Thrill to breathtaking views from the 3,290-foot summit. Your guide will regale you with stories of stampeders as you trace their footsteps along Brackett's Wagon Road, Pitchfork Falls, Dead Horse Gulch and the infamous Tormented Valley. Have your camera ready, as there are numerous photo opportunities.

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Art by Fire Glassblowing Demo at Jewell Gardens

3 hours | Skagway | SGY-361
  • Outdoor Adventures

Your adventure begins with a ride through gold rush Skagway, during which you'll hear about the town's colorful history as the gateway to the Klondike. Then it's on to the site of Jewell Gardens where giant vegetables and flowers are sure to delight. Train enthusiasts will love the garden railway, a G-Scale model of the White Pass & Yukon Route that winds through a tiny town with its mountains, forests, tunnels, waterfall and gold mine: a miniature Skagway! At the Garden City Glassworks Theater, inspired glass artists will explain and demonstrate their ancient art. Interact and learn as beautiful art pieces are created right before your eyes. To complete your experience, take free time to wander the garden or browse the glass gallery gift shop. With delicious gourmet treats and refreshing beverages made fresh from the garden, your easy three-hour tour is complete.

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Local Connections: Hands-On Kitchen Science with Alaskan Chef

2.5 hours | Skagway | SGY-315

Master your cooking skills during a hands-on lesson at award-winning The Historic Skagway Inn. Built in 1897 and set within the Klondike Gold Rush National Park Historic District, the inn is the ideal location to learn the secrets of some of the area's best recipes. It's just a short ride to the inn, where you'll gather in the Saloon Room and meet the chef and owner who will share his knowledge of foods popular during the Gold Rush. Then, you'll walk to the garden in search of the perfect ingredients for the cooking demonstration and join the chef as he prepares three experiments that include smoking (and tasting) Alaska salmon or halibut, using purple cabbage to determine the acidity of foods, and making your own ice cream dessert! Once you've completed your epicurean journey of sight and taste, you'll return to your ship.

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Gold Panning, Sled Dogs & 40 Degrees Below Zero Exp

3 hours | Skagway | SGY-355
  • Dog Sledding
  • Gold Rush History

Welcome to the Klondike. On this tour, you'll have a fun-filled experience as you take part in your own Klondike Gold Rush. Your adventure begins as you board your motorcoach for a ride through the historic streets of downtown Skagway to Dredge Town. Once there, you'll watch a video presentation introducing you to dogs of the Klondike Gold Rush before enjoying a modern sled dog demonstration. You'll also get to meet, and interact with, the dogs and their puppies. Next, you'll suit up and step into a 40-degree-below-zero chamber for the instant deep-freeze effect you'd feel on the Iditarod. Your gold rush experience isn't complete until you meet a cast of costumed characters for some fun as well as a chance to claim your fortune. Not only will you learn the art of panning for gold, you can count on striking it rich.

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Gold Panning, Sled Dogs & 40 Degrees Below Zero Exp (Wheelchair Accessible)

3 hours | Skagway | SGY-356
  • Dog Sledding
  • Gold Rush History

Welcome to the Klondike. On this tour, you'll have a fun-filled experience as you take part in your own Klondike Gold Rush. Your adventure begins as you board your motorcoach for a ride through the historic streets of downtown Skagway to Dredge Town. Once there, you'll watch a video presentation introducing you to dogs of the Klondike Gold Rush before enjoying a modern sled dog demonstration. You'll also get to meet, and interact with, the dogs and their puppies. Next, you'll suit up and step into a 40-degree-below-zero chamber for the instant deep-freeze effect you'd feel on the Iditarod. Your gold rush experience isn't complete until you meet a cast of costumed characters for some fun as well as a chance to claim your fortune. Not only will you learn the art of panning for gold, you can count on striking it rich.

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Legends & Lies: Gold Rush Saloon Experience & City Tour

2.5 hours | Skagway | SGY-320
  • Gold Rush History

Take a peek into Skagway's notorious, rip-roaring past with a two-hour-and-thirty-minute excursion to the historic Skagway Inn, a celebrated brothel during the Gold Rush. Once you arrive you'll enter the Saloon Room where you'll be greeted by the characters from the past and treated to biographies and stories, and songs of the era played on the old-time upright piano. Then, learn to make classic "Stampeder Libations" (choice of alcohol or non-alcohol recipes) accompanied by appetizers such as salmon quesadillas, cheese quesadillas, mini halibut cakes, chips and rhubarb salsa, and pigs in blankets made with reindeer meat. After you've been inducted into the "Order of the Sourdough," you'll be presented with a signature saloon glass and the drink recipes. Then you'll catch the SMART shuttle and travel back to your ship.

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Klondike Summit, Suspension Bridge & Salmon Bake

4.5 hours | Skagway | SGY-120
  • Klondike Summit
  • Gold Rush History

Begin your adventure with a motorcoach ride along the Klondike Highway, paralleling the route used by prospectors during the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush. Ascend to the breathtaking 3,290-foot White Pass Summit, while your guide captivates you with tales of the hardships endured by earlier travelers in their quest to reach the interior. Continue north to the Yukon Suspension Bridge. Thrill to the sensation of a swaying walkway 57 feet above the churning rapids of the Tutshi River. Observe Mother Nature in all her glory from the main platform and walk through the area's interpretative sites and museum-quality displays. Then, enjoy a hearty salmon bake buffet at the Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp. Step back in time in this recreation of a tent city from 1898. Peruse the saloon, bordello and relics from a bygone era.

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Skagway in Focus Photography Tour

3 hours | Skagway | SGY-330
  • Klondike Summit

Capture the wonders surrounding Skagway with one-on-one instruction with a professional photographer during this three-hour excursion. Be sure to bring all your cameras and gear; even a small "point and click" camera or phone can capture the majesty of Mother Nature. Depending on the day's conditions, your photographer/guide will select a number of his favorite locations. But the excursion is not set to a rigid schedule-the focus is getting the most out of your camera with one jaw-dropping photo opportunity after another. In addition to Skagway's spectacular beauty, the day lends itself to shooting the sites of the White Pass summit or the ghost the town of Dyea. Wherever your photographer/guide leads you, you're sure to be inspired. You'll return to the pier with your camera filled with wonderful memories of breathtaking beauty.

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Klondike Rock Climbing & Rappelling

3.25 hours | Skagway | SGY-490
  • Outdoor Adventures

Join expert mountaineering guides for this award-winning excursion. Climb the granite walls of the White Pass; all abilities welcome. Choose from over a dozen climbing routes - your guide will pick one based on your experience and desire for a challenge. Each climb offers a stunning aerial view of the Skagway River, the White Pass & Yukon Route railway and the surrounding wilderness, as well as a tasty snack. You'll have the opportunity to climb many of the routes and to try rappelling on the high cliffs. Your experienced climbing guides enjoy sharing their knowledge and stories of adventures in the mountains. This is the perfect outing for first-timers or experienced climbers looking for a challenge with the help from authorities on international mountaineering and climbing.

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Adventure Park & Ziplines

3.25 hours | Skagway | SGY-400
  • Outdoor Adventures

Take part in an immersive activity amongst truly breathtaking beauty! Join our expert guides on an approximately 3 1/4-hour exhilarating experience in an Alaskan adventure park. Your adventure begins with a 20-minute narrated drive through historic downtown Skagway and up the Klondike Highway. A short walk on a rainforest trail brings you to the spectacular adventure park where you'll be outfitted and prepped for fun. Enter into an incredible series of crossings on the ropes course, including Burma loops, suspended bridge and raised balance beam. Up next, it's time to maneuver a fantastic series of ziplines through the lush Alaska canopy. As you propel from platform to platform, fellow participants will cheer you on. Your heart will be pumping as you prepare for the "Walk the Plank" segment soaring high above the ground through the treetops. It's an experience you'll never forget!

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Rainforest Bicycle Tour

3 hours | Skagway | SGY-455
  • Outdoor Adventures

Experience the natural beauty and history of Dyea on a leisurely bicycle ride along five miles of easy scenic roads within the Klondike Gold Rush National Park on this three-hour excursion.

Upon arrival in Dyea, you'll be given an orientation and standard safety briefing before setting out on your bike ride. Guides versed in the area's ecology and history lead you along a bike route covering five miles of flat terrain for easy pedaling. Ride through the rainforest, visiting historic ruins, the Chilkoot trailhead and coastal tidal flats where eagles, salmon, colorful wildflowers and dazzling mountains are often in view. This tour is ideal for those seeking to get away from the crowds and enjoy mild exercise in the fresh Alaskan air.

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Klondike Summit To Sea Bicycle Tour

2.75 hours | Skagway | SGY-450
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Klondike Summit

Your senses will awaken to the sights and sounds of Alaska that can only be experienced on two wheels. Retrace the path of the historic Klondike Gold Rush by bicycle, covering 15 miles of scenic landscape as you coast down the White Pass Summit on this fun-filled, 1.5-hour adventure. After a bicycle orientation and safety briefing, head downhill as your guide escorts you the 15 scenic miles from summit to sea! As you coast along the paved Klondike Highway on this energizing bike ride, you'll make multiple stops for photos of the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, cascading waterfalls, awe-inspiring glaciers, majestic mountains, and historic sites. You will even get to bike across the U.S. border! Your intimate vantage point offers a unique and healthy way to tour Skagway and the surrounding area. Experience the great Northern outdoors, get some fresh air and go biking with Alaska's original bicycle company!

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Experience the Yukon & Suspension Bridge

8.25 hours | Skagway | SGY-170
  • Klondike Summit
  • Yukon (Canada)

Experience the majestic White Pass Summit and Canada's legendary Yukon and visit the Yukon Suspension Bridge on this unforgettable guided tour. As you drive up the Klondike Highway you'll reach the summit, some 3,290 feet above sea level. Enjoy the changing scenery that transforms from lush rainforest to stark granite, with towering mountains and lakes of all sizes dotting the valleys.

At the Yukon Suspension Bridge, experience the thrilling walk across the bridge suspended dramatically above the whitewater rapids of the spectacular Tutshi River as the river rages beneath you.

You'll be served a barbecue lunch at the Caribou Crossing Trading Post followed by a stroll through the Wildlife Gallery, petting farm, dog musher's village and RCMP heritage center.

On the return trip, you'll have a chance to do some sightseeing and souvenir shopping on our stop in the Native town of Carcross before heading back to the ship.

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Musher's Camp & S'more Roasting Adventure

2.75 hours | Skagway | SGY-445
  • Outdoor Adventures

Enjoy a uniquely Alaskan experience and learn about the official state sport of dog mushing with a visit to an authentic dogsledding summer training camp. Ideal for the entire family, your journey begins with an entertaining historic tour through downtown Skagway and along nine miles of stunning coastline to an adventure camp in Dyea, an old gold rush town. Once you arrive, you'll meet experienced mushers and join in a "Musher Talk" for a fascinating discussion of what it takes to be a musher in punishing races like the Iditarod dog sled race. After a question and answer period, you can meet the puppies that will one day lead the team. Then, you're invited to sit around the campfire for s'mores followed by a self-guided nature hike or browse the gift shop and relax in the saloon with a deck overlooking a picturesque stream.

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White Pass Scenic Railway (Wheelchair Accessible)

2.75 hours | Skagway | SGY-201
  • White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad

All aboard for an unforgettable journey on "The Scenic Railway of the World" to the magnificent White Pass Summit. Experience the most popular attraction in Skagway with convenient dockside service. Your fully narrated, 40-mile round-trip adventure on the historic, narrow gauge railroad is an unforgettable way to see the beauty of the area and learn its colorful history. Carved through some of the North's most rugged terrain in 1898, this engineering marvel climbs nearly 3,000 feet, offering breathtaking views. Built during the Klondike Gold Rush, the railway was completed in 26 months by blasting through the mountains with 450 tons of explosives. Fully restored cars, pulled by vintage diesel locomotives, travel over steep grades and around cliff-hanging turns. Retrace the original route to the White Pass Summit, take in the majestic panorama of mountains, glaciers, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels, trestles and historic sites from large, picture windows, then return to port.

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White Pass Scenic Railway

2.75 hours | Skagway | SGY-200
  • White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad

All aboard for an unforgettable journey on "The Scenic Railway of the World" to the magnificent White Pass Summit. Experience the most popular attraction in Skagway with convenient dockside service. Your fully narrated, 40-mile round-trip adventure on the historic, narrow gauge railroad is an unforgettable way to see the beauty of the area and learn its colorful history. Carved through some of the North's most rugged terrain in 1898, this engineering marvel climbs nearly 3,000 feet, offering breathtaking views. Built during the Klondike Gold Rush, the railway was completed in 26 months by blasting through the mountains with 450 tons of explosives. Fully restored cars, pulled by vintage diesel locomotives, travel over steep grades and around cliff-hanging turns. Retrace the original route to the White Pass Summit, take in the majestic panorama of mountains, glaciers, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels, trestles and historic sites from large, picture windows, then return to port.

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Chilkoot Trail Hike & Float Adventure - Discovery Exclusive

4.25 hours | Skagway | SGY-740
  • Outdoor Adventures

Relive the Klondike adventure with a hike along the famous Chilkoot Trail followed by a float trip down the Taiya River during this approximately 4 1/4-hour guided tour.

You'll travel to the historic town of Dyea to hike the first two scenic miles of the Chilkoot Trail, the center of Skagway's gold rush. This trail winds through a lush rainforest alive with animals and wildflowers - climbing and descending 350 feet. Your guide weaves a mix of history and Klondike folklore as you retrace the footsteps of the gold-hungry stampeders who forged this route 100 years ago.

At the banks of the Taiya River, your 18-foot raft awaits for the scenic float (no whitewater) back to Dyea. The forest gives way to wild irises as fjord walls rise to meet snow-capped peaks. Enjoy a riverside snack of homemade cookies and a hot beverage before returning by van on the 30-minute drive to Skagway.

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Ocean Raft Adventure

2 hours | Skagway | SGY-710
  • Outdoor Adventures

Explore the breathtaking Lynn Canal, North America's deepest and longest fjord, in an ocean raft adventure on this adrenaline-fueled two-hour sightseeing tour. A comfortable exposure suit will be provided to keep you dry throughout the excursion as well as gloves and goggles if you wish. This fast, easily maneuverable vessel provides excellent access to the dramatic waterfalls, hidden coves and abundant wildlife that abound. Your raft will get extraclose to points of interest, and your captain will provide interesting commentary throughout the tour as well as make multiple photo stops. You'll want to keep your camera at the ready for seals, whales, sea lions, eagles, sea birds and mountain goats. On occasion, the captain will cut the engines so you can experience the true sights, sounds and peacefulness that is unique to Alaska's wilderness. At the conclusion of your thrilling day, return to port or do some shopping in historic Skagway.

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Musher's Camp & Sled Dog Experience

3.25 hours | Skagway | SGY-440
  • Dog Sledding

This is a tour full of Alaska adventure, history and awe-inspiring wilderness. For years to come, you will love talking about your thrilling sled ride in Alaska, your newfound mushing experience, and the adorable puppies! Your easy half-day adventure includes the scenic roundtrip drive from your ship in Skagway to Dyea for intriguing insight into Alaska's Klondike National Historical Park. At the Musher's Camp ™ take an exhilarating sled ride pulled by a team of powerful Alaska Huskies, some of whom have competed in world-renowned races like the Iditarod and Yukon Quest, learn about this adventurous sport from experienced mushers at an informative "Kennel Talk", and enjoy play and photo time with a passel of tail-wagging puppies. Your tour also includes a 4x4 Unimog drive to a dramatic look-out point over the Dyea tidal flats, a crackling fire, and the unique gift shop laden with enticing souvenirs.

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White Pass Rail & Klondike Highway - Multilingual

3.5 hours | Skagway | SGY-225
  • White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
  • Klondike Summit

Presented in multiple languages, marvel at some of North America's most breathtaking sites with a coach ride through Skagway then on to the Klondike Highway and up through West White Pass. Here, you'll stare in wonder at the mountaintop's other-worldly appearance. At an elevation of over 3,000 feet, this lunar-looking area boasts 300-year-old stunted juniper trees and dwarfed spruces that only stand two or three feet tall. Once you reach Fraser, British Columbia, you'll transfer to the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, a narrow-gauge "Scenic Railway of the World." Built in 1898 for easy access to the gold fields, the vintage cars have been fully restored, with large picture windows that frame the breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, gorges, waterfalls and tunnels. You'll travel the opposite side of White Pass, down into the canyon and chug into downtown Skagway where you can disembark for shopping before returning to your ship. Tour may operate in reverse order.

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Alaska Nature & Wildlife Expedition

6 hours | Skagway | SGY-420
  • Haines

Renowned naturalists and an exploration of magnificent wildlife in six ecosystems - ocean, estuary, river, lake, muskeg and rainforest - await in Haines. A high-speed ferry takes you along North America's longest and deepest fjord to Haines, where you'll board an expedition bus and follow the route of returning salmon along the fertile Chilkoot River. This valley, nestled between rugged glaciers and snowcapped peaks, is home to generations of brown bears, bald eagles, mountain goats, river otters, salmon and numerous birds. View wildlife up close through powerful spotting scopes. Your next stop is a fish weir where technicians count migrating salmon. On the shore of a mountain lake, the living tapestry of the rainforest comes alive on a refreshing nature walk beneath magnificent trees and through an ancient muskeg. Your tour concludes with a narrated drive through downtown Haines and historic Fort Seward before returning to Skagway via ferry.

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Chilkoot Lake Kayak Experience

6.25 hours | Skagway | SGY-775
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Haines

Enjoy a scenic cruise to Haines where you'll join professional sea-kayak guides in a paddling adventure on Chilkoot Lake, one of Alaska's most pristine and treasured places during this 6-hour tour of immense natural beauty.

Your journey begins onboard a high-speed ferry for a 45-minute cruise along North America's longest and deepest fjord to Haines. Enjoy spectacular views and historic commentary as your guide points out marine wildlife - watch for whales!

Enjoy a tour of Fort Seward followed by a water-safety briefing and a thorough introduction to kayaking. Once outfitted in the necessary gear, we'll put in. No previous experience is necessary and expert guides will make everyone quickly at ease.

The stable and silent kayaks make excellent viewing platforms for wildlife. Chilkoot Lake - the setting for your paddling adventure - is home to all five species of Pacific salmon, numerous bald eagles, waterfowl and one of the highest concentrations of brown bears in southeast Alaska. Everyone will enjoy the excitement of kayaking in the midst of towering mountains and spectacular scenery. You may be treated to outstanding bear viewing during the riverside drive to the lake and while on the lake. You'll have approximately 1.5 hours to explore by kayak. The location is chosen to provide the best kayaking and wildlife-viewing conditions and many visitors to Alaska feel there's no better way to fully experience the beauty of Alaska.

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Grizzly Falls Ziplining Expedition

4 hours | Skagway | SGY-405
  • Outdoor Adventures

Take adventure to the max with a ziplining adventure at Grizzly Falls. Your four-hour excursion begins with a scenic drive through Skagway's downtown historic district before traveling to base camp. Then, disembark your shuttle and board a Unimog, an all-terrain vehicle. Soak up the fresh air as you climb along a rugged mountain road through a forest of trees. Once at the mountaintop meet your guide for a safety and equipment orientation. Then, suit up, buckle up and fly away! Enjoy over 90 minutes of heart-pumping, exhilarating action over a course of ten different ziplines and four suspension bridges. Soar over treetops, feel the mist on your face as you fly over glacially-fed waterfalls, and zoom across lines, where you can reach speeds of 45 miles per hour! Then, return to the comfort of your transportation and the scenic drive back to Skagway.

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Horseback Riding Adventure

3.5 hours | Skagway | SGY-430
  • Outdoor Adventures

Escape the busy crowds and discover the awe of Dyea Valley just as the pioneers did - on horseback. For one hour and forty-five minutes you will ride your horse through the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Your knowledgeable guide will entertain you with the history of the gold rush, including the boom and bust of the town of Dyea. Then you will ride out of the rainforest and onto the Dyea flats overlooking the northern tip of the Lynn Canal. Discover why the locals come here to view wildlife such as eagles and the salmon run. Marvel at the majestic mountains, streams, and Alaska wildflowers. After the ride, enjoy a snack of fresh Alaska smoked salmon pâté and crackers with a beverage. This serene adventure is a unique way to discover Alaska's gorgeous wilderness.

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Rail, Summit, Suspension Bridge & Garden Lunch

7 hours | Skagway | SGY-240
  • White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
  • Klondike Summit

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this dramatic land. Travel aboard the White Pass & Yukon Route railroad, renowned as the "Scenic Railway of the World." Against all odds this iron trail was forged through some of North America's most spectacular and rugged terrain, which you will enjoy through the picture windows of your vintage car.

Continue north by motorcoach to the Yukon Suspension Bridge and feel the thrilling sensation of a swaying walkway 57 feet above the churning rapids of the Tutshi River. Observe Mother Nature and walk through the museum-quality displays that detail the areas natural history. Resume the drive back to Skagway along the picturesque Klondike Highway.

Enjoy lunch among the flowers at Jewell Gardens, site of pioneer Henry Clark's family farm. Savor a meal in which many of the ingredients come from the edible landscape that surrounds you. Browse the quaint gift shop before returning to the pier.

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Last Frontier ATV Adventure

6.25 hours | Skagway | SGY-515
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Haines

Take in the views on a 50-minute ride aboard a catamaran fast ferry that brings you to Haines where you'll embark on a thrilling nature adventure from the seat of an UTV (utility task vehicle). This exhilarating full-day excursion takes you deep into the natural beauty of Alaska's wilderness. While you drive caravan-style, you'll not only take in your breathtaking surroundings; you'll also learn about the vegetation and wildlife from your naturalist guide. Begin at the dock in Haines, and enjoy a motorcoach ride along the National Scenic Byway to the UTV staging area. Participate in a safety briefing, then set off on a 15-mile ride to explore the wilds of Alaska. Keep an eye out for eagles, bears and moose and, in the sparkling waters, swans and salmon. Your route takes you across Little Salmon Creek and ascends a series of viewpoints overlooking the Klehini, Tsirku and Chilkat River Valleys. Tuck into a picnic lunch, then return via the ferry to Skagway.

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Evening Wildlife Expedition

6 hours | Skagway | SGY-421
  • Haines

Experience a quintessential Alaska adventure with the opportunity to view brown bears foraging along a scenic river during an evening in Haines. This tour is only offered during the peak of the salmon spawning in August and September and has limited availability.

Naturalists take you to the sheltered valley of the Chilkoot River, for centuries a favorite fishing site for the Tlingit people and brown bears. As the sun slowly sets, bear families may descend on the river, leaving the cover of the forest to forage along the grassy banks.

From the protection of your bus, you may witness the food chain in action as thousands of salmon swim past the hungry bruins. Spotting scopes bring the action up close, as bald eagles, gulls, ravens and ducks hover over the spawning fish. Following this foray into the wild Alaska night, guides share stories of life in a quaint Alaska fishing village while driving back through downtown Haines and historic Fort Seward before departing to Skagway.

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Haines Wilderness Odyssey by Jet Boat

6.25 hours | Skagway | SGY-700
  • Haines

A motorized boat tour deep into the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve offers a true wilderness experience and the ability to visit two ports in one day. Your tour begins as you board a high-speed catamaran for a scenic cruise along North America's longest and deepest fjord to Haines. Upon arrival, enjoy a bus ride along the Haines Scenic Byway for a narrated and informative journey en route to the preserve. Where the road ends, your adventure begins. Meet your captain and board a specially designed flat-bottomed vessel to cruise miles of scenic channels of the Chilkat River. Eagles, moose and bears are often spotted along the riverbank, making this a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity. The peace and quiet will capture your soul and give you a new appreciation for the vast wilderness of Alaska and the people who call it home. A meal is provided.

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Yukon Expedition & White Pass Scenic Railway

8.25 hours | Skagway | SGY-180
  • White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
  • Klondike Summit
  • Yukon (Canada)

Experience the beauty of the legendary White Pass Trail of '98 from different perspectives on this exhilarating tour. Travel the Klondike Highway by motorcoach, over the White Pass Summit, into Canada's Yukon culminating with a thrilling ride aboard the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad. A scenic drive parallels the route used by prospectors during the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush as you ascend the 3,290-foot White Pass Summit. The lush growth of the coast gives way to Canada's rugged wilderness as you travel through the glaciated area known as Tormented Valley. Enjoy a barbecue lunch at the Caribou Crossing Trading Post followed by a stroll through the Wildlife Gallery, petting farm, dog musher's village and RCMP heritage center. Stop at the Native village of Carcross, home to exceptional handi-crafts. Then, board the White Pass & Yukon Railroad vintage train cars for an epic, 27-mile journey past breathtaking waterfalls, mountains and glaciers.

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Haines Eagle Preserve Rafting & Wildlife Quest

6.5 hours | Skagway | SGY-745
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Haines

A high-speed catamaran to Haines, a rafting adventure in the Chilkat Bald Eagle Reserve, and a riverside picnic make this a wildlife tour of a lifetime. Your tour begins as you board a high-speed catamaran for a cruise along North America's longest and deepest fjord to Haines. Next, you'll board a motorcoach for a relaxing 40-minute drive up the Haines Highway to the preserve. You'll see historic Haines and Fort William H. Seward on this narrated drive, and look for moose and swans in the marshlands. Experienced guides await to begin your rafting adventure (not whitewater). You'll float silently down the river aboard 18' inflatable rafts - the best way to observe eagles drawn to feed on the plentiful salmon. Bears and wolves are also frequent guests at the feast. Not only rich in wildlife, the preserve is also a place of incredible beauty, with towering mountains, hanging glaciers and lush forests. A riverside picnic caps off your day.

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Local Connections: Golden Glassblowing Experience at Jewell Gardens Designed by Glass Artist

3 hours | Skagway | SGY-360
  • Outdoor Adventures

This "hot shop" adventure invites you to create your own glass art in the Last Frontier.

Your tour brings you to Jewell Gardens, a tranquil oasis of organic flowers and plants. Upon your arrival, your guide will offer a private orientation to this spectacular northern show garden and the hot shop, where you'll learn the ancient art of working with molten glass. You'll create the ultimate Alaska memento, a handmade ornament to float in your garden pond, or hang in a window or Christmas tree. In the spirit of the Gold Rush, you'll incorporate 24K gold for dazzling effect. Your work of art can be shipped anywhere in the United States, compliments of Jewell Gardens.

Next, you'll embark on a guided glass gallery tour of hand-blown works, followed by tea service, lunch or light dinner (depending on time of day) made with fresh ingredients from the garden, and a glass of beer or wine.

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White Pass Rail, Summit, Gold Panning & BBQ Lunch

5.75 hours | Skagway | SGY-250
  • White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
  • Klondike Summit
  • Gold Rush History

Experience the 1898 Gold Rush, as the prospectors never could - in first-class comfort. At the White Pass & Yukon Route Depot, board a vintage railcar for a ride on "The Scenic Railway of the World." In Fraser, disembark the train and board a motorcoach for a dramatic journey past the Tormented Valley and Pitchfork Falls en route to Skagway. Breathtaking views of surrounding mountains, waterfalls and glaciers may be captured during the many photo stops.

Stop at Dredge Town where you will enjoy an authentic smoked BBQ lunch including ribs, chicken and various side dishes. Refreshed, you're ready to meet a delightful cast of characters and find your fortune. Learn the art of gold panning and practice your technique in warm-water troughs. Gold is guaranteed in every pan! Haul your treasure into the Gold Shack and have it weighed before browsing the gold nugget jewelry collection and mining-related souvenirs.

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Takshanuk Mountain Trail by 4x4 & Lodge Meal

6.25 hours | Skagway | SGY-510
  • Haines

Take the wheel of a four-wheel drive Kawasaki "Mule" through the lush forest of the pristine Alaska wilderness! You'll journey along the Takshanuk Mountain Trail on this amazing 6.25-hour adventure.

Enjoy a guided cruise aboard a high-speed catamaran along North America's longest and deepest fjord to Haines, with spectacular views of waterfalls and icy peaks. Hop on your four-wheel-drive vehicle at the Takshanuk trailhead. Marvel at beautiful waterfalls and crystal-clear creeks on your way to meadows at an elevation of 1,500 feet. Spectacular views abound!

On the way down, we'll take a rest stop at a mountaintop lodge with a warm fire for a tasty lunch. After descending the rest of the trail, enjoy a scenic motor coach ride along Lutak Inlet before cruising back to the ship.

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Kroschel Wildlife Refuge - Animal Planet Exclusive

6.25 hours | Skagway | SGY-370
  • Haines

This interactive wildlife-viewing experience is unlike any other in Alaska. Embark on a close encounter of the wild kind as you visit a wildlife park that will give you an opportunity to see and feel Alaska animals up close and personal. Your tour begins in Skagway as you board a high-speed catamaran. On the cruise along North America's longest and deepest fjord to Haines, you'll witness spectacular views of waterfalls and ice-sculpted peaks. In Haines, towering mountains provide a scenic backdrop as your bus follows the Chilkat River into the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Your next stop is Kroschel Wildlife Park, a home for orphaned wild animals that allows you to touch many of the animals, learn their habits and gain an understanding of the time and trust required to train them. A snack will be served on the way to or from the park (meal time appropriate).

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Chilkoot Lake Freshwater Fishing

6.25 hours | Skagway | SGY-550
  • Haines

Go fishing amidst the magnificent beauty of Chilkoot Lake, a summertime haven for fishermen. The ones you catch make great pictures; the ones that get way make the best stories and the time you spend makes wonderful memories.

You'll board a high-speed catamaran and cruise along North America's longest and deepest fjord to Haines. Enjoy spectacular views of waterfalls and ice-sculpted peaks as your guide narrates while pointing out marine wildlife.

From Haines, enjoy a scenic 30-minute drive to Chilkoot Lake, one of the most picturesque locations in southeast Alaska. Go fishing aboard a 30-foot pontoon boat surrounded by waterfalls, forest, snow-clad mountain peaks and Sitka spruce. Chilkoot Lake offers some the best fishing in southeast Alaska with four salmon runs a year from June to October. The lake is home to four of the five salmon species found in Alaska waters as well as Dolly Varden, cutthroat and steelhead trout. The unique waters of Chilkoot Lake are the perfect habitat for these fish. The cold, clear waters of the swiftly moving creeks created by melting ice fields on the surrounding mountains are ideal for salmon spawning beds.

Every fisherman is in control of his or her own spin-cast rod and reel. There is a maximum of six guests per boat. Fishing is conducted on a catch-and-release basis. It's an experience suitable for fishermen of all skill levels and a time to truly commune with nature.

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Gold Panning, Sled Dogs & Scenic Railway - Discovery Exclusive

6.75 hours | Skagway | SGY-350
  • Dog Sledding
  • White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
  • Gold Rush History

Experience life as a prospector on this fun-filled family tour that takes you back in time to the excitement of the Gold Rush. Your adventure begins as you board your motorcoach for a ride through the historic streets of downtown Skagway to the Klondike Gold Fields. Once there, you'll watch a video presentation introducing you to dogs of the Klondike Gold Rush before enjoying a modern sled dog demonstration and experiencing some of the race conditions. You'll also get to meet, and interact with, the dogs and their puppies. A gold panning demonstration is taught by a costumed seasoned prospector and then it's your turn to pan for gold! This is a tour where you make money! Go to the Assayers' Office to see how well you did. The adventure continues at the White Pass Train Depot, where you'll board your private rail car complete with a costumed guide to entertain you. You'll climb nearly 3,000 feet over 20 miles of steep grades and cliff-hanging turns. Delight in the breathtaking views from the large picture windows and enjoy a snack. When you reach the White Pass Summit, a traditional "Klondike" toast is made with sparkling cider.

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Alpine Lake Kayak,Scenic Rail & Klondike Summit

5 hours | Skagway | SGY-770
  • White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
  • Klondike Summit

Ride the historic White Pass & Yukon Route railroad and explore the crystal-clear waters of a glacier lake by kayak on this scenic and immersive 5-hour excursion. Your tour begins onboard a vintage railcar in operation since 1898. Enjoy a ride with plenty of sights along the way, such as Gold Rush Cemetery, Bridal Veil Falls, Black Cross Rock and infamous Dead Horse Gulch.
The next portion of your adventure begins at Bernard Lake. Paddle for approximately an hour across the pristine waters in your two-person kayak. Your naturalist guide will answer any questions you have about the gold rush. There is a potential for wildlife viewing as bears, mountain goats and caribou live amid the alpine terrain of glacier-carved Tormented Valley. Enjoy a light snack with beverage before boarding your motorcoach back to Skagway. En route, your driver will narrate the journey along the Klondike Highway. Soak in the views of the mountains, waterfalls and glaciers on this 45-minute drive.

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Best of Skagway: Rail, Salmon Bake & Saloon

7 hours | Skagway | SGY-230
  • White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
  • Klondike Summit
  • Gold Rush History
  • Red Onion Saloon

Experience the best of Skagway on this extensive tour of its most celebrated sights and attractions. Depart from the White Pass Depot for a thrilling train ride from Skagway to Fraser, British Columbia. Relax in your vintage car as you climb nearly 3,000 feet over 20 miles of steep grades and cliff-hanging turns. Then, board a motorcoach and travel the spectacular Klondike Highway with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, waterfalls and glaciers. Enjoy a hearty salmon bake buffet at the Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp, a recreation of a tent city from 1898, complete with all the fun and excitement of the Gold Rush days. End your day with a glass of champagne and a toast in the infamous Red Onion Saloon. Join the "madams" for a private party in the upstairs brothel, see artifacts left behind by travelers and maybe catch a glimpse of the resident ghost.

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Glacier Point Wilderness Safari

6.25 hours | Skagway | SGY-760
  • Outdoor Adventures

If you crave a taste of Alaska's wilderness, this trip is for you! This 6 1/4-hour tour is an incredible experience that takes you face-to-face with a massive glacier in one of the most spectacular settings on the planet.

Your adventure begins as you explore the rugged beauty of Alaska's deepest fjord from a custom marine vessel designed for wildlife viewing. Watch for whales and sea lions en route to a remote beach at Glacier Point. After a short drive and a quarter-mile hike, you'll board a 31' voyager canoe and paddle across an iceberg-studded lake to the face of a glacier that grows ever larger and more massive as you approach.

Throughout your tour, expert guides share their extensive knowledge of this amazing area. Hike back to the bus. After a 20-minute drive, a tasty box lunch will be served. Then relax and enjoy the cruise back to Skagway and your ship.

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Exclusive Burro Creek Waterfall Lodge & Crab Feast

3.5 hours | Skagway | SGY-345

Enjoy a three-hour adventure in the great outdoors with a visit to the Burro Creek Waterfall Lodge, a 120-acre rustic resort just two miles across the water along Lynn Canal, America's longest and deepest fjord. From the pier you'll cruise across the water to the lodge where you'll be treated to a warm crepe before you follow your guide outside for a stroll to the spectacular waterfall. You have the option of joining the onsite naturalist for a moderate hike to more waterfalls or returning to the lodge where you'll grab a drink and feast on a seaside Dungeness crab and shrimp boil with andouille sausage, corn on the cob, potatoes, oven-fired bread and brownies. Finally, you'll climb back aboard the boat and return to your ship in Skagway.

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Local Connections: White Pass Rail Bennett Lake & Yukon Adventure Created by Train Historian

8 hours | Skagway | SGY-220
  • White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
  • Klondike Summit
  • Yukon (Canada)

All aboard the historic White Pass Railroad for a full-day wilderness adventure. Begin your day by traveling via motorcoach to the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad depot to board your train for a 67-mile trip on the historic railway en route to Fraser, British Columbia, and then on to beautiful Bennett Lake. On board, relax in vintage rail cars as you climb nearly 3,000 feet over 20 miles of steep grades and cliff-hanging turns. Accessible only by train, Bennett, British Columbia, is an abandoned gold rush town next to scenic Bennett Lake. Explore this remote area on a self-guided walking tour, then step back in time at the White Pass Museum. Reboard the train and tuck into a hearty lunch on board as you travel the shores of Lake Bennett to Carcross to explore this native village and do a little shopping. Meet your motorcoach and travel along the historic Klondike Highway on your return to Skagway

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Glacier Point ATV Exploration

6 hours | Skagway | SGY-520
  • Outdoor Adventures

Get ready to rev your engines when you get behind the wheel of an ATV. Your trip starts off with a cruise down the Lynn Canal, North America's deepest fjord, to the ATV base camp at Glacier Point. Be on the lookout for whales, seals, and eagles as you glide by majestic mountains and cascading waterfalls. Once you arrive at the secluded beach, you'll hike to the ATV base and meet your guides who will show you the ins and outs of four-passenger ATVs. After you're buckled in, you'll hit the happy trail and follow your guide through the forest's twists and turns with breathtaking views of the four-mile-long Davidson Glacier. Soak up Alaska's ethereal beauty and learn its history while stopping for memorable photos. A picnic lunch at the ATV base camp on the beach awaits your return. Refreshed, you'll board your boat and return to Skagway.

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White Pass Scenic Railway - Luxury Class

2.75 hours | Skagway | SGY-210
  • White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad

Travel in first-class style back in time to the days of the Gold Rush aboard the same train and along the same route that carried prospectors to the gold fields over a century ago. The exhilarating 3.5-hour journey begins at the pier where you board the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad and take a seat inside a comfortable parlor car with leather chairs and love seats. Indulge in refreshments and savory appetizers while listening to your personal guide weave tales of Gold Rush history. The train will steadily climb nearly 3,000 feet over 20 miles of steep grades. Have your camera handy-your car has an expanded outside viewing platform, and the stunning ride boasts jaw-dropping hairpin curves, amazing plunging gorges, sparkling waterfalls, sky-high trestles and the occasional moose or bear. Once at the summit, the train returns to Skagway along the same scenic route and returns you to the pier.

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Glacier Discovery by Helicopter

2 hours | Skagway | SGY-800
  • Outdoor Adventures

Leave all traces of civilization behind and experience the infinite beauty of southeast Alaska's remote glaciers - accessible only by helicopter! Soar over glaciers and green expanses en route to landing on a glacier for a guided nature walk.

Lift off from the historic Skagway waterfront and head into a rugged region of sheer mountains, majestic valleys and massive glaciers. Jagged peaks towering over the Chilkat Glacier, cascading waterfalls surrounding the Ferebee Glacier, or the spectacular "river of ice" known as the Meade Glacier are among the wonders you may encounter. Flight routes and landing zones are selected daily to ensure you enjoy the best the area has to offer.

After a thrilling 40-minute flight (roundtrip) over spectacular glaciers, you'll have the rare opportunity to explore one of Mother Nature's greatest marvels. Enjoy an unforgettable 40-minute walking tour as experienced glacier guides explain the awesome forces at work.

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Heli-Hike & Rail Adventure

5 hours | Skagway | SGY-850
  • White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
  • Outdoor Adventures

This half-day guided adventure combines a helicopter tour with a ride aboard the historic White Pass railroad and a hike in the Tongass National Forest.

Lift off from the historic Skagway waterfront and head into a rugged region of sheer mountains, majestic valleys, massive glaciers, and views of the glacially carved landscape.

Next, set off on a four- to five-mile nature hike along the remote upper Skagway River to view magnificent Laughton Glacier. Throughout the hike, your guides will provide information about the region's unique natural history, allowing plenty of time for potential wildlife sightings and photographs. Bears, mountain goats and moose all call the Laughton Valley home.

Ride the scenic White Pass & Yukon Route back to Skagway with a snack of salmon pate' and crackers. This historic iron trail was carved through some of the North's most rugged terrain in 1898.

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Dog Sledding & Glacier Helicopter Flightseeing

2 hours | Skagway | SGY-840
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Dog Sledding

Soar above southeast Alaska over glaciers and vast spruce-covered expanses en route to a dog-sled camp on a 2-hour Alaskan excursion that combines helicopter flightseeing with dog sledding. There are no better views than from a helicopter's vantage point since much of southeast Alaska is only accessible by air. Fly over deep crevasses and towering glacier spires. Soar over the wilds of this gorgeous region and marvel at details in the landscape that can only be seen from above. After a thrilling 30-minute flight (roundtrip), we'll land at a dog camp on Denver Glacier that is home to nearly 300 Huskies and puppies. You'll meet these incredible dogs as well as the mushers who will introduce you to "mushing," the art of dog sledding. Drive the team or ride in the sled while observing the breathtaking environment. We'll spend approximately one hour at camp before the return flight back.

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Private Hummer Tour

4 hours | Skagway | SGY-900
  • Gold Rush History

Enjoy private car service with a twist - customize your four-hour adventure with a Hummer and a knowledgeable driver-guide at your service. You could tour the charming town of Skagway and visit the Gold Rush Cemetery. Opt to travel on the Klondike Highway - the route of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush – to the summit and beyond into the Yukon, culminating your journey at the perfect turnaround point, Emerald Lake. Or chose to head to the Skagway Overlook, for a fantastic view of the city and your cruise ship. Then take the scenic drive to the Dyea, located within the Klondike National Historical Park, and the starting point of the famous Chilkoot Trail. You'll be briefed on a variety of available venues and you can do as much, or as little, as you like. Popular sites include Liarsville Trail Camp and Salmon Bake, the Skagway Museum and Archives, Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum, Jewell Gardens and Yukon Suspension Bridge. Entrance fees to attractions are additional. This VIP experience is limited to groups of up to 4 passengers.

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