Skagway Street Car Tour Excursion Reviews
Not much to see in this town, it is very small but it's economy is based on cruise tourism. We were due to take an active excursion via Catamaran to Haines, but my husband developed a cold and wasn't feeling up to it. We ended up on the street car tour of the town which gave the history of Skagway and was really entertaining. We didn't want to join the masses wandering through the shops, so this was perfect. It was inexpensive, short (maybe 2 hours) and interesting. If you want something quick, it's perfect.
Having been to Skagway once before we chose the Street Car tour this time. It was interesting to learn about the town and then ride up to the overlook to view the town and port. We stopped at the cemetery to learn about the town villains of times gone by. The White Pass Scenic Railway tour is also worth taking.
Our guide was quite funny and very knowledgeable. Made for a great tour. Typical tourist town and shops with all the same products. Great for a walk about.
We had an 8:30am Skagway Yellow Taxi tour. Our driver and tour director was Charity. Charity was an actress, dressed up in old fashioned clothes who gave the running commentary of the tour. Charity was very likeable and friendly, but her 'schtick' didn't sit well with us. We didn't find her humor funny. We wished the 90 minutes was filled with more facts and less jokes. We first viewed the other docks on the bay for 10 minutes, which was a waste of time. Then RV Parks ' who cares? Main Street was fine. Overlook was ok. You could see the very cute town below with their international airport. Her house ' again, who cares? It was one of the nicer homes in town, so she must get good tips. She did tell us of their winter activities which was perfect because that is the kind of stuff you can't get in books. But 90 minutes is way too long. The Gold Rush Cemetery had hokey speeches on the crooks buried there. Way too much drama for our taste. The vehicle was clean and well maintained. You couldn't take a photo of any of the buildings because she drove to fast past them. Take a walking tour instead; the town isn't that big.