Departing from Skagway's glacially-carved coastline by van, you will ride over the coastal mountain range through the White Pass Summit Area known as the Tormented Valley. And that's just the beginning of your memorable Deluxe Yukon Sightseeing Tour.
Making your way across the northwest corner of British Columbia and into the southwest corner of the Yukon, you will savor majestic mountain vistas, pristine lakes, and crisp, clean air. A photo stop will be made at Emerald Lake before traveling on to Caribou Crossing Trading Post and Museum.
During your time at the Trading Post, you can relax and enjoy a tasty Yukon-style lunch and visit one of the most spectacular wildlife museums in North America. The museum's exhibits range from Ice Age specimens to animals more recently introduced into the Yukon. There are exotic animals from both the arctic and sub-arctic regions of Alaska and the Yukon, as well as from around the world.
Your Skagway port tour continues on to the shores of crystal-clear Bennett Lake. There you will have an opportunity to skip a few stones across the water, take pictures, and ask your tour guide questions about the historic Klondike Gold Rush.
If time permits, your next stop will be the Carcross Desert, which is the world's smallest desert. Here, you will be able to get some sand in your shoes and take pictures that will be treasured for a lifetime.
Photo stops and possible wildlife sightings await as you journey back to Skagway. Once there, your tour guide will drop you off in the center of the Skagway shopping district or return you to your cruise ship.
For those in your party who would like to learn more about sled dogs and the art of mushing, they can opt for the Yukon Dog Musher Adventure Tour at the same time. Both tours travel on the same van to and from Caribou Crossing Trading Post and Museum.
Please Note: The tour will be crossing the Canadian border and then back across the U.S. border. All U.S. and Canadian citizens who are 16 and older traveling between the U.S. and Canada are required to present a valid passport. It is suggested to 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. People of all other citizenships are required to have a photo I.D., a passport, and visa (if required).
All minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Children that are 2 years old or younger are free when occupying an adult's lap (this does not include lunch). If you would like your child to have his/her own seat or meal, you are required to count them as an adult while booking.
The tour will be crossing the U.S. and Canadian border. All U.S. and Canadian citizens 16 years of age or older are required to have in their possession a valid passport. Guests 15 or younger must have a certified birth certificate. People of all other citizenships are required to have a photo I.D., a passport, and visa (If required). Please be aware that this tour operates in the wilderness, hours away from medical facilities. Although staff do have general first aid knowledge, this tour is not recommended for guests with serious medical conditions or infants under the age of 20 months.
Reviewer: Robin Stearns
Bryan Terrell was an amazing tour guide that truly added to a wonderful day of sightseeing. He was extremely knowledgeable and went out of his way for us. He drove my 88 year mother back to the ship rather than have her walk back from town. I would definitely go on one of his tours again. The scenery was also magical and one of the highlights of our cruise.
Reviewer: Monica in TX
We absolutely loved this mini-bus tour. We went back and forth whether to choose the train ride or this one. We chose this one due to the fact that they would make frequent stops at different areas of interest while the train cannot do that. Brian our tour guide was great and very informative of the area. Going into the Yukon and seeing the untouched areas on top of mountain was breathtaking. We stopped for lunch in Carcross and got to play with the puppies and other animals after lunch. Highly recommend. You will not be disappointed!
Reviewer: Julie & Chuck Wolfe
The only thing that we did not like was the food at our stop in the yukon.
Everything about this excursion was wonderful. Our tour guide was friendly, fantastic, and super knowledgeable. I can't seem to remember whether his name was Bill or Bob. He takes pride in what he does and loves guiding the tours; so much so that he drives up to Alaska from Arizona every summer so he and his wife can lead the Yukon sightseeing tours. The scenery was beautiful and even our stop at Caribou Crossing was great. The lunch meal served was so delicious! My only suggestion would be to increase the visit to Caribou Crossing to 2 hours because 1 hour (to include lunch) was not enough to time to visit the museum and see the outdoor attractions.
Reviewer: Nigel & Liane
Despite the cloud and some rain, this was a very enjoyable excursion. Our guide, Bryan, was great company. His knowledge and sense of humour made the trip. Right from the start the tour of Skagway itself was interesting even before we climbed out of the port into the scenic interior. The mini-bus was comfortable and the group size small enough to be manageable with no long waits for stragglers. Both of us thought this trip was great value for money.