- Round-trip transportation from your Skagway cruise ship pier terminal!
- English-speaking and trained Skagway Yukon Discover Shore Excursion guides!
- Scenic half-day sightseeing excursion of White Pass with views of the White Pass and Yukon Railroad!
- Drive through British Columbia and its contrasting terrain!
- Continue further into the rugged and majestic Yukon Territory!
- Enjoy an Alaskan BBQ at Caribou Crossing!
- Escape the Skagway cruise ship sightseeing shore excursion crowds and enjoy the unique sights of Skagway and Alaska!
After meeting your local Skagway Deluxe Yukon Shore Excursion staff and departing Skagway, your sightseeing excursion guide will share an overview of the town as you drive through its Historic District. Climbing the valley, we follow the Klondike Highway paralleling the original White Pass Trail and the White Pass and Yukon Railroad train track. Keep your eyes open for one of the trains creeping up the pass on the opposite side of the valley.
Reaching the White Pass Summit, you pass into British Columbia and drive through the Tormented Valley with its unique landscape. Continue on past majestic lakes and mountains, into the southwest corner of the Yukon Territory. Your Skagway full-day sightseeing excursion mini-coach, unlike the large touring buses, can make stops in more places, offering you the chance for more photo stops such as the stunning Tutshi and Tagish Lakes. Although animal sightings can never be guaranteed, the further from civilization you go, the chances improve.
After approximately two hours of driving with stops, a lunch stop is made at Caribou Crossing for BBQ chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, homemade bun, coffee or tea, and yummy donuts. (Vegetarian option of lentil curry available). You will also have some free time to browse an educational wildlife gallery, visit the Yukon gift shop or visit the Petting Farm area where you can see and photograph sled dogs and pups as well as Pomskies (a mix of Husky and Pomeranian). The total time at Caribou Crossing is approximately 60 minutes.
After lunch, you will see the scenic highlight of the southern Yukon with the gorgeous green Emerald Lake. You will also see sand dunes the "world's smallest desert" at the Carcross desert. You'll stop at the quaint village of Carcross and the sandy beach at the Lake Bennett viewpoint. All too soon it is time to turn back towards Skagway following the same highway, with spectacular scenery and additional photo stops on the return drive. Total return time with stops is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.
PLEASE NOTE: The Deluxe Sightseeing Excursion from Skagway Alaska will be crossing the International border into Canada, and then returning back to the United States. REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU BOARD YOUR CRUISE SHIP: As of June 1, 2009, all U.S. and Canadian citizens who are 16 and older traveling between the U.S. and Canada, by land will be required to present a valid passport, Passport card. We suggest you bring a photo I.D. as well. U.S. and Canadian citizens who are 15 years old or younger may travel with a certified birth certificate or Passport. Adults and children of all other citizenships are required to have a passport, and a USA and/or Canada visa (If required by citizenship).
All Minors Must be Accompanied by a Legal Guardian. Children accompanying parents should have an original birth certificate (if 15 or under) OR Passport (all ages). If one or both parents are not traveling with the child, a letter of authorization from the absent parent(s) is necessary to cross into Canada.