- Round-trip transportation from your Skagway cruise ship pier terminal!
- English-speaking and trained Skagway and White Pass Summit Shore Excursion guides!
- Scenic touring of White Pass with views of the White Pass and Yukon Railroad!
- Visit British Columbia and its contrasting terrain!
- Escape the cruise ship shore excursion crowds and enjoy the unique sights of Skagway and Alaska!
After being picked up at your Skagway Alaska cruise terminal by your local shore excursion guide, you will leave Skagway on the Klondike Highway and you will parallel the historic White Pass Trail much of the way to the 3,292-foot white summit. Along the way as traffic allows, your Skagway Sightseeing Cruise Excursion guide will make photo stops at some of the scenic lookouts such as Brackett Wagon Road, Pitchfork Falls, Moore Creek Bridge, views of the WP&YR railroad, and "Welcome to Alaska" sign at the famous Summit. Keep your eyes open for potential wildlife along the way! The approximate time for driving to the summit with stops is 75 minutes.
Once at the White Summit, you will enter the daunting Tormented Valley in British Columbia, Canada. The valley contains areas having an almost lunar appearance, a stunted forest of 300-year-old trees known as "Krummholz", the crystal blue Summit Lake, and the Alpine tundra.
They will make as many photos stops as possible, depending on weather, traffic, and the speed of your excursion group. As you return to Skagway down the same valley highway, you will start to understand why this rugged, unforgiving wilderness inspired such authors as Robert Service and Jack London. Drive time to the city overlook is approximately 30 minutes.
At the city overlook, you will have great views over Skagway, the valley, and your ship at the dock. You will make a 20-minute stop at the nearby Klondike Gold Rush Cemetery, where you will learn of the gunfight between Frank Reid and Soapy Smith, the most famous shootout since the OK Corral. During your highlights sightseeing drive through the historical part of Skagway, your Skagway shore excursion guide will explain why during the gold rush, Skagway was the toughest town on earth with at least 84 saloons, although alcohol was illegal.
All minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian on this Sightseeing Shore Excursion from Skagway, Alaska.