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: All tour stops are subject to change based on weather and road conditions. 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: Laura Behrens
We took this excursion on September 19. The weather was beautiful and the scenery along the way was spectacular. Our tour guide was filled with knowledge about the areas we visited and he made it a point to stop several times for pictures, sometimes unscheduled (like a bear we saw on the side of the road).
Reviewer: Dianne Bourne
We enjoyed our tour of town with a little history and then our drive into and through part of the Yukon. Our stop at Carcross with the delicious fried chicken lunch, museum and gift shop were very nice. We enjoyed the history lesson on the gold rush our guide shared with us also.
Reviewer: Susan Barnett
What a tour guide! He was great. A very scenic tour with a lot of history told.
Reviewer: Bob Leiper
We were hesitant to commit to 6 hours on a tour but it sounded like a lot better trip than the train everyone else was taking. We were right! Traveling on a motor coach that can stop and see things up close is much better. Also, we went all the way into the Yukon Territory and had a fun lunch and visit at Caribou Crossing. The train doesn't go that far. Our guide was awesome and the time asses very quickly.
Reviewer: Reid Heitkamp
Tour guide was Brian and best I've every encountered. Friendly & knowledgeable. Nice ride with many photo stops; varied topography, sometimes in clouds, sometimes above them. Also learned about the people of Skagway and their city, very interesting!