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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
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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We had a great time and our tour guide, Jessica, was very informative and helpful to make it a truly enjoyable trip.
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).
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!!
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.
There were about 24 in our group. The guide was entertaining and interesting as he told us about the area.
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.
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.
This was our first trip to the Yukon Territory and our third trip to Alaska. The full-day tour was great from start to finish. Our driver and guide, Max, was very well-informed about the sites in the region. He explained the very difficult journey of the Klondike Goldrush miners as the tour followed the trail that they followed. We entered Canada and saw Dahl Sheep, Mountain Goats and a Cinnamon Black Bear! We visited Carcross and had a great lunch at an Alaskan Husky sled dog training center where we were allowed to interact with the new pups and watch the dogs train. They also had a wonderful museum and petting zoo. We then went to gorgeous Emerald Lake. What a stunning spot. We saw a magnificent glacier in the Stikine Region on the way back to Skagway. Gorgeous!
Although the journey is a full-day, it was worth the time to see this rugged and gorgeous region of the Northwest. We arrived back to the ship and had about an hour to spend in lovely Skagway before returning to the ship.
I would do this excursion again!
Patrick was our tour guide and was fantastic. He made sure we saw everything along the way including a young black bear eating along the side of the road
This was the best excursion of our Alaska trip. You would be a fool not to take this tour during your visit to Skagway. The weather was beautiful and we saw lots of wildlife during our tour. Our tour guide, Tyler (T-Bone) was very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful during the entire trip. He stop several places giving us time for photos and viewing. Also, he did not overload the bus giving us plenty of room to move about for viewing. We can't stop talking about how GREAT this excursion was and would take it again. **GREAT TOUR GUIDE** LMS
Max was a great driver and guide. He was knowledgeable and very adaptable to the needs in our group. We booked the excursion several months before the cruise. I chose the trip instead of the railroad because I figured there would be more flexibility if we saw interesting wildlife, which is exactly what happened. We were able to see a bear with her two cubs and mountain sheep. I’m sure the railroad is great but I’d choose this tour again. The bus holds less than 30 people. I think we had 25.
Since this was our first cruise I felt a little apprehensive about going with a non-cruise line excursion. Everything went without a hitch. My impression was that even if there were a problem that the tour company had a plan B ready since Max was in frequent contact with his company.
We had 6 hours bus tour, our driver is very professional and love for what she was doing. We learned a great deal from her.
Outstanding tour! I don’t know how our guide, Mike was able to deliver so much info! He did a terrific job of being a tour guide, entertainer, and traffic director! Thanks for a great day Mike! Best tour we took in Alaska!
My family truly enjoyed this excursion. Our tour guide, Brooke, was fantastic. She stopped at lots of places with beautiful views. We got to see lots of wildlife including a black bear! We enjoyed learning about the gold rush and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at the museum.
This was an EXCELLENT tour. Our tour guide, Tyler, was lively, extremely knowledgeable, personable and funny.
The 1 reason I chose this tour over the White Pass railroad were the number of reviews that lamented the fact that you couldnt get out at all.
We had a climate-controlled minibus with only 21 people. Compare that with the NCL Pearl excursions that were considerably more expensive and left in mega-buses that were 100-200 people deep each.
The drive out to the Yukon was absolutely gorgeous. You pass through Alaska stopping to take photos at the Welcome to Alaska sign, British Columbia and the Yukon also taking photos at the sign. We were able to stop and get out to take photos at various locations. We saw mountain goat as well as an eagle extremely close to the road and raven.
We went everywhere as described. In addition, though I didnt take the sled dog ride as it was on a wheeled vehicle instead of a sled due to the lack of snow I was able to pet the puppies. In addition, we stopped and drank some glacier run off water from Bridal falls only 3 of us dared and stopped at the actual Carcross town as we had extra time and got our passports stamped.
I would advise that at Caribou Crossing where the dog sled adventure and lunch is that you go to the Taxidermy museum and exit through the rear door. There you can pet and for only 1 a bag feed a pure black stallion, mini-horses, donkey, alpaca and/or goats.
This was an awesome tour! Our guide, Aaron, was extremely knowledable of the history, friendly and made it a fun adventure. We stopped several times and saw beautiful sites. Lunch was delicious,also! I highly recommend this tour. You won’t be sorry!
My original plan is to join the half trip of white summit pass train and half bus trip. But then that trip is full so we turned to this mini bus trip. It is so cool the driver will drop us off at any lovely and special scenery for photos. We also have a chance to do sled dog rides! At last, I even think this excursion is far better than my original planned one!!
This is the second time that I have done this tour, and I would do it another time. The things that you get to see are wonderful and the tour guide (Brooke??) was amazing in pointing out wildlife and the other sights. She was extremely safe, and made sure that everybody got to enjoy the sights in safety. The was cautious of the impact we had on the wildlife and made it an amazing experience for everybody. Our 10 year old daughter also went with us and she had a bit of an upset stomach at one point. The tour guide made a special stop so that she could use the restroom and it was very much appreciated. Great tour - give it a try!!
Patrick is a great guide, very knowledgeable about history of Skagway and White Pass/Yukon area. Excellent driving and sense of humor. We have done multiple stops to take great pictures, so we can bring home tons of memories. The tour worth every penny we paid! We're so glad we choose Viator for this tour.
Great bus tour of Yukon with multiple stops. Incredibly scenic. Dog Sled/Iditarod training was worth the visit! Bus driver was a great tour guide.
Our driver Patrick met us in the parking lot right after the cruise ship pier, and he quickly seated everyone in our relatively small minibus (I think we had about 15 people).He drove through Skagway, pointing out some highlights along the way (to be honest, not many in the city), and then we were on our way north. The tour description is exactly correct: lots of scenic photo stops along the Klondike highway route, gorgeous green Emerald Lake, Tutshi, Tagish and Bennett Lakes, unique Carcross desert, and so on. We had a lovely day - sunny and no rain. Unfortunately, we did not see much wildlife, but the varied landscapes, in both Alaska and the Yukon region of Canada, more than made up for this. Patrick pointed out highlights along the way, and he kept us amused and entertained. One nice personal touch that he provided: At several scenic spots (for example, the Welcome to Alaska sign), Patrick took photographs of each couple or group of travelers.So why take the bus and not the train? The minibus stopped many times along the route, both on the way up to Carcross and on the way down,, for photo opportunities. When we got back to the cruise ship later that day, we spoke to those who had taken one or another train alternative (there seemed to be many possible train choices), and they were all envious of our trip. The train ride may be a bit more scenic (and historic), but we had many more chances than they did to get out see the countryside.