Deluxe Yukon Sightseeing Tour
Deluxe Yukon Sightseeing Van Tour from Skagway, Alaska
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 Skagway 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. At this point of the Skagway tour, 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 excursion 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: Hitesh Parmar
Great Tour and even our guide Bryan Terrell was great. It was a great experience. Money well spent. Lunch was also very tasty.
Reviewer: Sharon Vasko
Loved this tour! We were so happy we took the bus instead of the train. The scenery was gorgeous and the provided lunch was great!
Breathtaking scenery and to top it off we had the best tour guide Brian. Even my uninterested 16 yo teenager found it enjoyable. Brian shared amusing stories about his life living in Skaway. We took the trip end of June and were blessed with the best weather. The road was not too treacherous if you were afraid of getting car sick. The lakes were beautiful. The water threw off an interesting creamy turquoise hue with the sun and we were very impressed with Emerald lake. We encountered 4 bears! We were fairly close to 2 of them. We ended up at the dog mushing camp and lunch was included. The BBQ chicken was mighty juicy and tasty and the donuts....... I had a second one which I had never done in my adult life. Kids would love the dog camp. The camp has a petting zoo and a museum with a good collection of taxidermies. Take the bus tour and don't take the train. You would see a whole lot more!
Breathtaking scenery and we had the best tour guide Brian. My advice, take the bus and not the train, you would see the whole lot more. The road was not too treacherous if you were worried about car sickness. Not too much walking, mostly in and out of the car to take pictures, lots of beautiful pictures. You may see bears along the way. We encountered four. We ended up having lunch at the dog camp and grab the donut. I had two which I normally wouldn't do. The camp had a petting zoo and a museum of taxidermies of a good collection of animals. Kids would love it. Overall, a memorable trip!
This tour was our favorite excursion. We had wanted to take the train but it was unavailable so we did this instead...we were very lucky as this was an excellent experience! Very interesting throughout with good stop points. Our tour guide was fun and provided a good balance of interesting narrative. I would recommend.