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.
We loved, loved, loved our tour an tour guide Brian. He really enhanced the trip! We felt like relatives in town! Many beautiful sights! Pictures cannot capture the awesomeness! The bus windows are big and clean. We had enough room for comfort and personal space. So glad we booked this through Costco Shore Excursions. Would take this same exact tour again. Different sights each trip.
Reviewer: Clarence M Spencer
Instead save $$$$ and see more Be part of a small group 10 to 20 Eat a great Chicken meal and pet a Doggie
Small group, Brian the guide told several stories (and jokes) about the surroundings and history. It was a very nice day and he took all the time for this excursion. Sledding with de dogs was a very beautiful experience.
Reviewer: Roy Davis
We had a fabulous day with Bryan. He was very friendly, courteous, professional and extremely knowledgeable about the Skagway and Yukon area. The minibus he drove us around in was clean, well-maintained and very spacious. It allowed everyone in our group to have a window seat with a view of the incredible scenery. Bryan knew all of the best places to stop, including areas for wildlife viewing, and let us get out and spend as much time as we wanted. He always made us feel comfortable and never rushed us.
Reviewer: Barbara K Colin
It was the best tour I have ever been on Bryan Terrell was very knowledgeable and funny. He let us stop more times because we asked than any other tour ever. Everyone of us felt like he listened to us and treated us special.