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: Marilyn F Wolff-Hall
The best guide ever! So knowledgeable and friendly. The sites were outstanding. We even saw a bear up close and personal munching on some greenery by the roadside. What a fabulous way to spend the day. We highly recommend this tour!!
We came into Skagway, AK and decided instead of the train that everyone does we would do a land tour. We are so glad we did as we got to see a lot more. We had so many stops and took excellent pictures. Our guide was very knowledge and made the experience even better. Thank You!
Reviewer: leta holloway
This was a very good tour and we enjoyed lots of opportunities to stop and take pictures and especially enjoyed seeing all the lakes up close that we probably would not had an opportunity to do on other tours. The driver was very entertaining and we learned a lot about the area we were in.
Reviewer: Liz Bell
Skagway, the port for this tour, is a delightful small town, reminiscent of the old west with boardwalks along the main street, We followed the route taken by the Klondike Gold Rush prospectors. Our guide gave us an interesting history of the hardships of that era. We arrived, via a lot of great scenery, at Caribou Crossing. They specialize in training husky dogs for the Itedarod, a 1000 mile gruelling Alaskan race. The dogs pull sleds filled with tourists during the summer to continue their training. SO impressive how they desperately want to be the dog selected to go into the harness. There were 2 and 4 week old husky puppies there as well - unbelievably cute. On the road back, we spotted a black bear on the roadside. It was munching on a dandelion, apparently the go-to food to replenish body oils after emerging from hibernation - who knew!! Few tours that day spotted bears, we were lucky. The guide was passionate about this country, its wildlife, its scenery and its people.
Reviewer: Christopher Lutter
Bill did a fantastic job as bus driver and tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about the tour route, answered our questions and was funny, friendly and very accommodating when we sighted wildlife or needed a picture. He even obliged us by taking a short video for us. Great guy! The tour itself was very interesting with beautiful panoramic views. We also enjoyed watching the huskies mushing and were fortune to see a few bears close up. Would definitely recommend this trip.