Skagway City and White Pass Summit

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Children (Ages 2 and under) are free on an adult's lap
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 5 to 20 minute walk, or an approximately 10 to 15 minute shuttle ride (not included, approximately $2 US per person) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend dressing in warm layers appropriate for changing weather conditions and temperatures. The outer layer should be waterproof. Guests should wear comfortable waterproof walking shoes or boots.
Restrictions All participants must check in for their tour at least 20 minutes before departure. Guests must be able to enter and exit the tour vehicle without assistance. Those wishing to exit the tour vehicle at photo stops should be able to take a few steps on their own. Collapsible walkers or wheelchairs can be stored with advanced notice. The tour will be crossing the Canadian border and then back across the US border. As of June 1, 2009 all U.S. and Canadian citizens who are 16 and older traveling between the U.S. and Canada, by land will be required to present a valid passport (or government authorized "enhanced" drivers license.) Guests 15 or younger must have a certified birth certificate. People of all other citizenship 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 18 months.

Skagway City and White Pass Summit

Sure to be a highlight of your Alaskan experience, the Skagway City and White Pass Summit Tour begins with a guided tour of Skagway's Historic District in a mini-coach holding no more than 32 passengers. Your guide will explain why Skagway was known as the toughest town on Earth during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-99.

On this Skagway excursion, you will visit historic points of interest such as the Pitchfork Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. The Bridal Veil Falls are the trailhead for the "Valdez Goat Trail", which is a section of the Trans Alaska Military Packtrain Trail, created during the Klondike Gold Rush.

As you journey up the scenic Klondike Highway, you will travel parallel to the historic White Pass Trail much of the way to the 3,292 foot summit. Along this glacier carved valley are glaciers, thundering waterfalls, majestic mountain vistas and pristine wilderness. Once at the summit, you will descend into the daunting Tormented Valley in British Columbia, Canada. It is this area which inspired the classic authors Robert Service and Jack London. The Tormented Valley is an eco-tone; two separate ecosystems transform to become the other. After visiting this area of 300 to 400-year-old trees known as "Krummholz", many of which are no taller than chest-high, you will return to Skagway.

During your Skagway excursion, various photo stops will be made to help you maximize your Alaskan experience.

PLEASE NOTE: All tour stops are subject to change based on weather and road conditions. This tour will be crossing the Canadian border and then back across the U.S. border. All U.S. and Canadian citizens 16 and older traveling between the U.S. and Canada are required to present a valid passport (or government authorized "enhanced" driver's license, currently issued in MI, MN, NY, VT, and WA.) We recommend you 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 citizenship 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. If you would like your child to have his/her own seat, you are required to count them as an adult while booking.

If placed on an 11:30 AM departure, your tour will depart from Downtown, about a 10 minute walk from the pier or short shuttle ride. Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  315 ReviewsReview This Tour
Skagway City and White Pass Summit
July 30, 2023
Our guide was knowledgeable. He was nice. He didn't mind taking our pictures and patiently answers questions. He made the tour fun & enjoyable.
Reviewer: Amy Aquino
4 Stars
Skagway city
July 28, 2023
It was fantastic! Saw a lot of wildlife.
Reviewer: Danette Mozes
5 Stars
Beautiful Tour
July 25, 2023
We boarded the bus and headed up the pass to the White Summit. Multiple stops allowed for plenty of time to view the beautiful scenery. The fog at the summit made it a little scary for part of our group. Ultimately, it was very enjoyable and provided for a nice history lesson of the gold rush era.
Reviewer: Paul Beeler
4 Stars
Very Enjoyable
July 15, 2023
Kenton was a great guide - knowledgeable and funny. He gave us time to take photos. He gave us historical information and knew lots about Skagway. I highly recommend this trip!
Reviewer: CMO
5 Stars
Great overview of the Skagway area
July 14, 2023
Our tour guide, who lived in the area for many years, was very knowledgeable and related personal stories about the city and the gold rush to the Yukon Territory.
Reviewer: Terry Benson
5 Stars
Great Excursion
July 11, 2023
We did the Shuttle tour to White Pass Summit, because we had already been on the White Pass & Yukon Train, and in many ways this tour was better, because of all of the stops that we made, and our Tour Guide was great with information about the Gold Rush Days!
Reviewer: Loretta Brown
5 Stars