Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.
What you will visit:
Skagway's Local Breweries
A trio of local beverage makers open their doors and invite you to glimpse their production techniques and to learn their history. At Skagway Spirits, a family-run micro-distillery located in an old airplane hangar they renovated themselves, your tour will include an overview of the distillation process used for some of Alaska's best spirits (gin and vodka). In Klondike Brewery, engage in an educational experience highlighting the tradition of their craft brews. Finally, The Skagway Brewing Company, renowned for its Spruce Tip Blonde Ale, is carrying on the pioneering tradition in its innovative and sustainable brewpub.
What you will see along the way:
Skagway holds a unique place in Alaska history. Known as the "Gateway to the Yukon," Skagway played a key role in the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-1898. Its dramatic history is still alive, and your tour begins with a scenic drive through the center of town. You can sense the excitement and nostalgia around every corner as you drive past boardwalk-lined streets and false-front buildings, through historic downtown.
The Lookout is a photographer's delight, offering a panoramic view of the Skagway Valley, glacier-clad mountains, Lynn Canal and your cruise ship.
While visiting Skagway Spirits distillery, you'll sip a handcrafted spirit in one of the craft cocktails that are offered in the casually historical tasting room. The Klondike Brewery offers a variety of samples of its handcrafted beers. Then, at the Skagway Brewing Company, settle into an exclusive tasting room with views of Skagway and enjoy a sample of local, wild, smoked salmon, house-grown greens, beer cheese soup or beer chili, and hand-cut French fries. These delicious snacks are served with several craft beers.
Special Notes:Minimum age is 21 and photo ID is required to sample alcohol.
Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.