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Skagway Jeep Tour Excursion Reviews

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Venture down quiet paths and trails into the heart of Skagway’s natural settings on a Jeep tour.

Sheyshey

1 review

Great excursion. The driving to the off-road area was a bit far but we had fun.


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

DSJ6377

2 reviews

This was so much fun and well worth the money! beautiful scenery and fun off-roading adventure!


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

abby1340

1 review

This tour is THE most fun I've ever had on a scheduled excursion. The guides, the Jeeps, the terrain, the scenery, the wildlife and the history were all fantastic! That being said, this tour needs a HUGE disclaimer BEFORE people sign up. The Jeeps they use are two door, hard top and they expect them to hold at least four people. If you've never had the pleasure of sitting in the backseat of a two door Jeep let me enlighten you. If you are over 6' tall you will not fit. If you are over 150 Lbs. you will not fit. If you have had any surgeries or things limiting your ability to contort yourself like a circus performer, you will not fit. If you are of smaller stature you will be expected to sit in the back the entire time. If you are claustrophobic you will NOT like the backseat! We lucked out and the couple riding with us straight up quit before the tour even began as the wife was afraid of tight spaced and the husband would not physically fit into the backseat of the Jeep. I was adamant that just because I fit in the backseat I was NOT riding back there the entire trip. Just because I am small doesn't mean my money isn't worth as much as yours.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

medic149

1 review

The description was misleading. Only spent about 20 minutes doing any kind of 4-wheeling. Don't take this if you don't like driving over a suspension bridge or along cliff highways!! You may get put in to a Jeep with people you don't know. They pack in 4 people to a Jeep. Didn't like that at all. The descrip didn't say that and when we asked we were told, "well, that was in the release you just signed". Our response was, oh, yes, the release you had us sign after you took our money. They did give us our own Jeep for the two of us. It was very cramped space with 4 people to a Jeep. We had one Jeep get a flat tire and the tour guides were great at making jokes aobut it and changing it in Nascar pit crew style fashion. It began to snow, pretty heavily, which was their first snow of the season. The Jeep did not handle well in the snow. Oh, and the description said you'll visit the world's smallest dessert...............NOT!!! It is a small island out in the middle of a lake that you can barely see on your 4-wheeling ride back down the mountain. Again, very misleading description. Overall, it was kind of cool to do, but in such bad weather (heavy fog, rain, snow) it wasn't worth it. Would only reccomend if you don't take the scenic train ride and it is good clear weather.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

oregoncov

1 review

In Skagway we rented a jeep from Green Jeep Tours. That was great. They pick you up at the dock take you to get your jeep that has a CD that plays for your self guided tour. We went up into the Yukon as far as Emerald Lake and then back to Dyea.

Provider: Independent Operator

kendie345

1 review

Took a ferry to Hainesville and bused to location of ATVs. Kawasaki Mules were used as we traveled a trail, stopped at a cabin for snacks, and continued to lookout area. On return, we stopped at the cabin for lunch. Food was very good and we enjoyed the day.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

BMKguy

1 review

The off-road part was great. However, there was far to much time spent on the highway. Also, if you like to drive and there are 3 other drivers in your jeep, you get to drive only one quarter of the time.

Provider: Princess Cruises

Rootiekazootie37

1 review

We booked this 4x4 mule tour through Carnival. It was a 6 hour tour, but only about 1 1/2 hours were in the mules, which was a bit disappointing. We took a ferry (40 minutes) to Haines, got on a bus (10 minutes) to get to the 4x4's, loaded into our mules and road a short way to a cabin. Here we had yummy, warm cookies (20minutes) then reloaded our mules and road a bit (maybe 30 minutes?) On our way back down we stopped at the cabin again for a meal of fresh fried halibut, which was outstanding, along with some side dishes. Then, back to the start and bus and ferry in reverse. I would have liked more time on the 4x4's. It was a very foggy day, so we couldn't see much. This tour was OK. The people running it were very nice.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Maxroadster

2 reviews

Next day found us and the continuing rain in Skagway, Alaska. Our Princess Tours excursion was not scheduled until after lunch so a short morning walk into town was in order. Skagway, along with the other tourist ports, maintains an old frontier flavor. A walk through the town doesn't take long but buildings either on the main street or just off the main street appear as they must have a long time ago. Local tours include rides on vintage buses and taxis making for lots of fun as the drivers were also in period costumes. Skagway offers a lot to do even though its diminutive size doesn't make it seem like there would be much there. Several popular train rides depart this area traveling into Canada, White Horse Pass is a must see for the first time visitors. Our scheduled tour began after lunch with bus driver, Sourdough Sam, detailing points of interest during the trip to pick up our 4 wheel drive Jeeps. Little did I know this was the tour highlight! The logo emblazoned on the vehicle doors said "Back Country Jeep Safari." We were assigned four to a Jeep with the driving chores to be divided amongst the occupants, the shared driving experience didn't happen. The tour descriptions and vehicle signage suggested an afternoon 4 wheel-drive which was only partially accurate. The advertising brochure said a guide would describe the tour route as it unfolded. However, it failed to note his talk would be via a CB Radio that may or may not have functioned properly when the vehicles were stretched out thus hindering reception of the guide's monologue. Added to that annoyance was the vehicle occupant who enjoyed reminiscing which almost always was in louder voice than the CB speaker volume. Some waterfalls and or canyons may have been missed as a result of the weak radio signal, talking passengers and fogged out windows. Obviously the excursion company can't be responsible for the discourteous passenger, can they? Nonetheless, that portion of the trip defined as off-road driving primarily consisted of a rock-strewn, rough road, some five or six miles to an abandoned Gold Mine site cleared of trees and embellished with a mild, figure-8, 4-wheel drive trail. At best, this adventure appeared to be tailored for the layperson. About the only wildlife encountered on this trip was a starving ground squirrel. I will say the snacks taken before leaving the "jeep trail" were tasty though lacking in quantity. Detracting further from this adventure is the fact that a later check with Skagway vehicle rental agencies reflects that the same jeep with a GPS rents for about half of what was paid for this tour. To say I was disappointed would be a strong understatement! Princess was apprised of this calamity and did reimburse a portion of the excursion costs. Remember, cruising is an adventure!

Provider: Princess Cruises

ElJugador

1 review

Rented our own Jeep. Did the same thing the Jeep tour did (not a lot of options as to where to go) but did it at our own pace, with two of us in the car, at half the price 2 people would have paid to be stuffed in a Jeep with 4 people. The drive over the pass was pretty cool. Would have been good to have visited the museum first so we would know what we were seeing but then we would not have gotten in front of the tour buses. Good way to go.

Provider: Independent Operator

travelingchef21

1 review

We booked a green jeep tour and had a jeep all to ourselves. It was self guided so we could go at our own speed. This was my favorite part of the trip.

Provider: Independent Operator

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