Ketchikan was a cute port. I wish we had more time there. We had booked a private tour with Ketchikan Taxi Cab Tours, which was a smart choice for us. We were picked up at the pier at 7:30am and he showed us around for the next four hours. We were dropped off in the center of town and explored until time to get back to the ship at 1:30.
We did not want to be stuck on a tour bus or do the train ride, so we opted to rent a jeep from Green Jeep Tours. This worked out perfectly for us. There is not a lot to see and/or do in Skagway, so we picked up the jeep and headed to the Klondike Highway to head up to the Yukon. Green Jeep Tours provides you with a map, a guidebook and a CD with a self guided tour. They also provide water and a few granola bars, but there is pretty much nothing once you leave Skagway until you get to Carcross, so you may want to bring additional snacks. There is only one way in or out of Skagway, so it is very easy to drive and some beautiful scenery along the way.
Once we got to Carcross, we checked out the very tiny town and stopped by Caribou Crossing, which we promptly walked out of. This was a major tourist trap that had been referenced in The Milepost. The Milepost even stated that if you mentioned the book you would get half off the price of admission, however Caribou Crossing refused to honor that promotion.