in Skagway, United States

Skagway Shore Excursion: Full-Day Tour of the Yukon


Skagway, United States

115.50 USD

1 - 15

6 hrs 30 mins


From $115.50 USD
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Overview
  • Enjoy your port time in Skagway enjoying a full-day shore excursion by mini-bus into the Yukon, Canada's westernmost territory. Explore some of North America's most stunning wilderness, and stop at Caribou Crossing for lunch. Lunch is BBQ chicken with sides of roasted potato, coleslaw, rolls and homemade donuts, tea and coffee (Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten free option of lentil curry is available as alternate if needed). Included are a Wildlife Taxidermy museum with over 100 Yukon and Arctic species as well as recreations of Ice age animals. Historical Gold Rush and Canadian Mountie displays are also available. Onsite is a sled dog camp where you can see the huskies preparing for the Yukon Quest race. There is also a petting farm with animals to interact with and gift shop. Be prepared to stand in awe of natural beauty of southeast Alaska, British Columbia and Yukon Territory on this Skagway sightseeing tour.

    All passengers must have a valid passport.

Location
  • Around:
    • Skagway, United States
  • Pickup: Traveler pickup is offered
    Directions: Please meet at the tour waiting area of your ship pier. The representative will be holding a Frontier Excursions sign. Please be there 15 minutes before departure time.
    Bring all documents needed for border crossing- original Passports and/or USA/Canada Visas (no copies allowed).

    Ports
    Skagway port


Categories
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Ports of Call Tours
  • Full-day Tours
  • Bus & Minivan Tours

Time of Tour
  • Departure at:
  • Duration: 6 hrs 30 mins

Additional
  • Price per person: $115.50
  • Size: 1 - 15 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages: English

Inclusion
  • Full-day tour of the Yukon by mini-bus.
    Professional guide.
    Port pickup and drop off.
    Lunch - BBQ Chicken with sides of roasted potato, coleslaw, rolls, homemade donuts, tea/coffee. Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-free option of lentil curry available..
    Entry/Admission - Caribou Crossing Trading Post

Exclusion
  • Gratuities

Cancellation
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience

Skagway Shore Excursion: Full-Day Tour of the Yukon

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Frontier Excursions & Adventures, 299 Broadway, Skagway, AK 99840

Narrated scenic tour with Frontier Excursions & Adventures

Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Caribou Crossing Trading Post, Carcross, Yukon Y0B 1B0 Canada

Admission to Wildlife Taxidermy museum, Sled dog camp and lunch included

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Carcross Desert, South Klondike Highway, Carcross, Yukon Y0B 1B0 Canada

Unique geologic feature with sand dunes

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Emerald Lake, South Klondike Highway, Whitehorse, Yukon YT Y0B Canada

Scenic view and photo-stop

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Welcome to Alaska sign, Skagway, AK 99840, USA

Scenic Viewpoint and photo stop at the White Pass Summit

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bennett Lake, Canada

Viewpoint and beach access of Lake Bennett in village of Carcross

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Carcross, Carcross, Yukon

Visit village of Carcross with historic buildings and Native culture.

Duration: 20 minutes

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability.
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel.
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel.
For non-US/Canadian citizens additional documentation may be required. You MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler.
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time.
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
Children 15 or younger may bring an original/certified copy of birth certificate OR a current valid Passport. Children 16 and older must bring original valid Passport. If one or both parents are not traveling with their child, a notarized letter of authorization from the absent parent(s) is also necessary to cross into Canada.
Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark. Passenger must be able to walk some and boarding bus requires a few steps. YOU MUST INFORM OPERATOR IF ARE BRINGING A COLLAPSIBLE WHEELCHAIR OR WALKER..
Please meet at the tour waiting area of your ship pier outside security gate. The representative will be holding a Frontier Excursions sign. Please be there 15 minutes before departure time. Bring all documents needed for border crossing- original Passports and/or USA/Canada Visas (no copies allowed)..
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

Reviews

5.0 stars, based on 62 reviews
ty.richart
ty.richart

My friends and I booked this tour instead of the fabled train tour. Guess what? We are so happy we did. We were able to stop along the way and take awesome pictures! Our tour guide was phenomenal and he quite the photographer. The foliage was spectacular. I saw tons of Doll Sheep with binoculars, of course. The food was okay. The Carcross desert is something to see. When I go back to Alaska, I might even do this again! Highly recommended for anyone.

11/10/2019
Sue N
Sue N

We had a great one day tour of the Yukon. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Would recommend it. Small group as well.

09/10/2019
Katherine W
Katherine W

Awesome tour! Our guide Brook totally rocked! She was able to spot teeny tiny little white dots on the cliffs while driving, pull over and inform us that those little dots were actually mountain goats! Seriously! My husbands telephoto lens on his camera confirmed it! Wow!
Traveling on the Klondike highway through the Yukon Territory was an experience I will never forget. It is impossible to take a bad picture... every where you turn is more and more beauty, and a knowledge that you are seeing something that a ridiculously few number of people ever witness.
Caribou crossing was fun, I highly recommend taking the dog sledding option... have I mentioned the puppies?!!! To much cuteness for words!
As I said before our guide Brook was great. She made sure everyone got their picture taken at the Welcome to Alaska sign and well as the Yukon sign and anywhere else you wanted a picture taken.
I highly recommend taking this tour with this tour company.

01/10/2019
sujejo
sujejo

Loved this tour. Lots to see including bears! Beautiful country. Casey, our tour guide was funny and knowledgeable. She really wanted us to have a fun day.

26/09/2019
Judy M
Judy M

This tour was fantastic. Unlike the train, which has limited stopping opportunities for pictures, our small bus driver did not have similar constraints. When an opportunity presented itself - we stopped! The narrative was timely and provided good information. The entire area is specatular but the Yukon portion of the trip was out of this world! Lunch was adequate but we were not there for the food. An awesome tour and one I would highly recommend.

23/09/2019
Laurie B
Laurie B

Loved this trip. So much to see and the food was good! The dog sledding was so much fun. The puppies were the highlight.

16/09/2019
Faye J
Faye J

Our guide on this excursion was the very best. I wish I could remember his name! He was very knowledgeable about the area and kept up a running commentary on the entire trip. I believe this tour was much better than taking the train because we were able to get out of the van and take pictures along the way. The small group was much better than a large tour bus.

11/09/2019
Denise L
Denise L

Small bus driven by Candace who was very knowledgeable about the area and plant life too! Loved the side stories she told too 🙂 The views were beautiful and unlike the train, we had multiple stops to take photos, eat and shop.

09/09/2019
Vasiliy G
Vasiliy G

Skagway Shore Excursion: Full-Day Tour of the Yukon we took in August, 2019. The weather was wonderful, tour guide was very informative, detailed, knowledgeable, attentive. The bus was comfortable, food was good, enough time for the souvenirs and coffee. We are pleased, would recommend!!! Thank you!

29/08/2019
csirisin
csirisin

The trip was nice and the tour guide was very good. Visited lot of places and enjoyed the drive, Vegetarian food was not good.

27/08/2019
Sussan E
Sussan E

It was pleasure to listen to Brook about Skagway and Alaska. Thank you for all the information. You are great tour leader. We enjoyed a lot.

26/08/2019
james h
james h

The scenery was awesome. Our guide (Beverly) was superb, informative, humorous, and made for a wonderful day.

26/08/2019
ednjoyce76
ednjoyce76

We had a great day with Brooke, our guide. She did a great job. Told us a lot. We were thrilled to see both a moose and a bear, even though she said that was unusual to see both. Lunch was excellent. Brooke knew when to stop at the special signs (Welcome to Alaska and Welcome to the Yukon) to avoid the crowds and to get the clearest view. Highly recommend this tour!!!

21/08/2019
seashellsbb
seashellsbb

Our guide John was both knowledgeable and entertaining. The mini bus stops were beautiful and informative and gave us chances to stretch our legs. Lunch was provided at the Caribou Crossing. It was tasty, and the fun part was sitting in a covered wagon to eat it.
After lunch we had time to feed and pet the goats, llamas, and horses which was very cool since they were gentle and appreciated the food.
A very memorable trip. Don't miss it.

20/08/2019
Kathryn S
Kathryn S

Great driver/guide in Patrick, great destinations, so much to see at Caribou Crossing could have used more time perhaps but tour kept to timelines which is important. Good to see it all in perfect weather of course.

19/08/2019
Sept cruise
Sept cruise

Tour guide and driver Max, was very knowledgeable and courteous and accommodating, would like to have taken a little more time to spend at various spots on the tour.

19/08/2019
barbarajcordray
barbarajcordray

Tbone was an excellent guide. He provided lots of information but not endless talking. Very familiar with all the stops and geography. Helpful with taking pictures. Friendly, polite and knowledgeable.
Saw bears unclose.

13/08/2019
Alex A
Alex A

It was great tour, worth every penny! We stopped at beautiful sites with good photo opportunities. Jessica, our driver/guide was very knowledgeable and attentive. Would highly recommend this tour.

07/08/2019
Elizabeth V
Elizabeth V

We all loved this excursion--our favorite in Alaska. Scenery was beautiful as we had a sunny day.
The barbecue chicken lunch was excellent and then we went on to Emerald Lake which was the
highlight of the tour. The reflection in the lake was beautiful. On the way back we saw a female
black bear and her three cubs.

07/08/2019
eddtan99
eddtan99

We had a great time and our tour guide, Jessica, was very informative and helpful to make it a truly enjoyable trip.

06/08/2019
KeithT
KeithT

It was an excellent tour with Jessie driving and guiding us along the South Klondike Highway. She worked as a children’s activity officer on the HAL Vollendam (which was also in port at the same time) but fell in love with Skagway and has been living and working there for the past 9 years.
She gave us a background of the township of Skagway, who lives there, its main industry (tourism and cruise ships) and how this has helped the town so much. The town operates most of the year except between the months of October to April when it is very cold (-20 F sometimes).
She outlined the history of the Chilkoot trail, and the gold rush into the Klondike in the late 1890’s. It was an arduous venture just to get to the gold mining area, and really it only lasted a few years before it all petered out. The Royal Canadian Mounties inspected each potential miner’s load to see if he had enough food and clothing and other essentials to last the very cold winters in the Yukon – you needed 1 ton of equipment and stores before you were allowed to continue on up the Yukon. However, it spawned the establishment of the White Pass and Yukon Railroad (narrow gauge and with some steep gradients), running alongside the original (and rather treacherous) trail used by prospective miners on their way to the Yukon and today’s tourist industry.
Our tour took us past most spectacular mountains, large lakes, a variety of vegetation types (including tundra, aspen and boreal forests) up to Emerald Lake. This has a deep emerald colour probably due to the glacier ‘flour’, and then back to Caribou Crossing for our BBQ lunch, visit to a museum of local wildlife (pre-historic to today) and a husky sled dog training activity. These dogs are training for Iditarod 1,000-mile race from middle to northern Alaska. This was most interesting, and we saw them in action.
On our way back we stopped at the Carcross ‘desert” so named for the sand dunes left by the glaciers and used as a goal for those going to the Yukon before getting onto a boat up the Yukon river (when it was free of ice).
We crossed the border twice – once from US to Canada and vice versa.
It was very informative tour and put the whole Yukon story into context (especially when compared with the Australian gold rush in the mid 19th Century).

31/07/2019
jlgwinn
jlgwinn

Our energetic, enthusiastic and accommodating your guide Casey made the day enjoyable and memorable. We very much appreciated all the stops for photo opportunities. She made all the tour details very clear and was also mindful of our safety.

25/07/2019
Maria T
Maria T

Max was an awesome tour guide, and very knowledgeable and passionate about his job. We made lots of stops on our trip and were able to see some gorgeous sights. The food provided for lunch was amazing as well. Definitely would recommend this tour!

15/07/2019
Robert E. M
Robert E. M

Tour guide was very good, explaining everything and answering all questions as well as telling tall tales. The scenery was outstanding. One of best tours on our trip.

12/07/2019
ladylafalot
ladylafalot

I booked this tour as a cruise ship excursion and was very happy that I did. We debated whether to take the train through the White Pass or to do something like this. I’m so glad I picked this one. Our guide Jessica made the tour for sure. She was so down to earth and funny, she was entertaining and full of interesting stories and facts. We definitely feel like we caught a glimpse of what it’s like to live there now and what it must have been like in past days like the gold rush. Jessica definitely made this tour amazing!

10/07/2019
Melinda W
Melinda W

We toured with Frontier through Viator. Our tour driver was Patrick and he was absolutely AMAZING!!! It was the very BEST day of our cruise to Alaska. We were met at the pier by very friendly staff who directed us to a shuttle. Patrick was extremely knowledgeable and easygoing. He represented Frontier and Viator as a high quality company and we will certainly recommend them to anyone who wants a full day tour with amazing sites! We saw FOUR bears, a coyote, and so many bald eagles! The stop at Carcross was really nice. The Husky puppies were cute and the staff there were friendly. I really wish I could submit pictures, but they wouldn't do the trip or landscape any justice any way :-) Absolutely amazing time with Patrick!!

09/07/2019
Robert S
Robert S

We chose to take a coach along the same route as the popular train ride to the Yukon. Comparing notes, our fellow travelers who took the train were jealous of our many stops for great photo opportunities including 3 Dahl sheep being stalked by a grizzly bear, petting puppies of mushers and filling our water bottles with glacier runoff coming down a waterfall. Great way to see White pass.

08/07/2019
Joseph D
Joseph D

There were about 24 in our group. The guide was entertaining and interesting as he told us about the area.

03/07/2019
Amanda N
Amanda N

I highly recommend this tour! I know a lot of people get nervous about taking excursions that aren't through their cruise line, I was one of those people but I took the risk and glad I did! We had Bev as our driver/tour guide and she was amazing! She made so many stops along the way to our lunch destination and on the way back to port and she knew her stuff. We made it back in the time frame they gave us when booking and we still had hours to check out the town when we got back which was just as good.

03/07/2019
Ekaterina P
Ekaterina P

Very nice excursion. Minibus, so faster get on/off and even got to turn around for the bear on the road. Brooke did great job. My teenage kids reffed to this as the best excursion of the trip.

03/07/2019
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