Skagway Wildlife Tour Excursion Reviews

On a wildlife tour in Skagway, you may catch a glimpse of rare bald eagles, deer or even a bear! Bring your camera.
This was observed while hiking to and from Dewey Lake.
Sail Date: September 2018
This was observed while hiking to and from Dewey Lake.
This was observed while hiking to and from Dewey Lake. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The Wildlife Rescue Center was amazing and I’d do it again tomorrow!!
Sail Date: August 2018
The Wildlife Rescue Center was amazing and I’d do it again tomorrow!! It did take a lot of time to get there and some people were moaning but no one was complaining on the way back!!
The Wildlife Rescue Center was amazing and I’d do it again tomorrow!! It did take a lot of time to get there and some people were moaning but no one was complaining on the way back!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The tour was out of Haines.
Sail Date: May 2018
The tour was out of Haines. The ride to Haines was nice but due to the weather it was hard to see out during our boat ride as the windows were fogged up and there was a lot of people on the boat. The tour was not what we were expecting. ... Read More
The tour was out of Haines. The ride to Haines was nice but due to the weather it was hard to see out during our boat ride as the windows were fogged up and there was a lot of people on the boat. The tour was not what we were expecting. We did not expect to have to walk through people's backyards to get to the areas we were trying to view animals from. There were several people on the tour with mobility issues and due to the weather and the terrain they were unable to participate in all aspects of the tour. There was some walking over uneven ground and over rocks etc. The lunch that was provided was very good. The small size of the group enabled people to ask lots of questions about the area which was enjoyable. Our tour guide and bus driver were quite willing to answer all questions. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We took the ferry to Haines, rented a car and went to Kroschel Films Wildlife Center then drove up ...
Sail Date: August 2017
We took the ferry to Haines, rented a car and went to Kroschel Films Wildlife Center then drove up to see the gorgeous glaciers in British Columbia ... breathtaking!
We took the ferry to Haines, rented a car and went to Kroschel Films Wildlife Center then drove up to see the gorgeous glaciers in British Columbia ... breathtaking! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
This was a highlight of the trip.
Sail Date: August 2017
This was a highlight of the trip. We saw bears and eagles and we were guided by a naturalist who was well-informed and helpful.
This was a highlight of the trip. We saw bears and eagles and we were guided by a naturalist who was well-informed and helpful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This tour started with a ferry ride through a nice fjord.
Sail Date: July 2017
This tour started with a ferry ride through a nice fjord. Then we boarded a van and drove around the area looking for wildlife. We ended up seeing several bald eagles and ended up very close to a large female brown bear. It's very ... Read More
This tour started with a ferry ride through a nice fjord. Then we boarded a van and drove around the area looking for wildlife. We ended up seeing several bald eagles and ended up very close to a large female brown bear. It's very fortunate we ran into the bear, because without that the tour would have been sorely disappointing but the bear made it quite exciting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
we looked and looked for bear but didn't see any.
Sail Date: September 2016
we looked and looked for bear but didn't see any. we were at the end of the season, unfortunately. But if you love Eagles, you'll love this tour. keep your camera handy.
we looked and looked for bear but didn't see any. we were at the end of the season, unfortunately. But if you love Eagles, you'll love this tour. keep your camera handy. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was a fun tour with great opportunities for the wildlife photographer!
Sail Date: September 2016
This was a fun tour with great opportunities for the wildlife photographer! The host is very entertaining and the entire place is set up to get great photos of the animals without fences getting in the way. My sister was not looking ... Read More
This was a fun tour with great opportunities for the wildlife photographer! The host is very entertaining and the entire place is set up to get great photos of the animals without fences getting in the way. My sister was not looking forward to another wildlife refuge excursion, but she had just as much fun as I did and afterward said she was really glad I picked this tour! We highly recommend it! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We went by ferry from Skagway to Haines, where we boarded a bus for a wildlife tour.
Sail Date: August 2016
We went by ferry from Skagway to Haines, where we boarded a bus for a wildlife tour. During the tour we saw bears, eagles, seals, and lots of salmon. We really enjoyed it.
We went by ferry from Skagway to Haines, where we boarded a bus for a wildlife tour. During the tour we saw bears, eagles, seals, and lots of salmon. We really enjoyed it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
I wish I could give the Kroschel Wildlife Center excursion 10 stars instead of just 5.
Sail Date: July 2016
I wish I could give the Kroschel Wildlife Center excursion 10 stars instead of just 5. This was our best and favorite excursion. This is NOT a zoo. The animals live in their natural habitat and they interact with Steve and Mario along ... Read More
I wish I could give the Kroschel Wildlife Center excursion 10 stars instead of just 5. This was our best and favorite excursion. This is NOT a zoo. The animals live in their natural habitat and they interact with Steve and Mario along with the visitors. The ride on the ferry from Skagway to Haines and back is breathtaking. This is well worth every penny you pay. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Amazing trip on water to see eagles, moose and a brown bear.
Sail Date: June 2016
Amazing trip on water to see eagles, moose and a brown bear.
Amazing trip on water to see eagles, moose and a brown bear. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Kinda long ride to get there but the tour was interesting and informative
Sail Date: May 2016
Kinda long ride to get there but the tour was interesting and informative
Kinda long ride to get there but the tour was interesting and informative Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We were broken into groups of 6 so it was very intimate.
Sail Date: August 2015
We were broken into groups of 6 so it was very intimate. The local guide was informative and colorful. We saw brown bear, an eagles nest and salmon. Lunch at the cultural center was delicious and they were able to make a separate lunch ... Read More
We were broken into groups of 6 so it was very intimate. The local guide was informative and colorful. We saw brown bear, an eagles nest and salmon. Lunch at the cultural center was delicious and they were able to make a separate lunch for me due to food allergies and they didn't complain at all! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Nice, quiet relaxing boat ride.
Sail Date: August 2015
Nice, quiet relaxing boat ride. Beautiful area
Nice, quiet relaxing boat ride. Beautiful area Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excursion SK03.
Sail Date: July 2015
Excursion SK03. A VERY STRENUOUS tour. Climb up the side of the mountain 350+ ft.through very narrow walkways and then down another 350+ft. Not recommended for seniors.
Excursion SK03. A VERY STRENUOUS tour. Climb up the side of the mountain 350+ ft.through very narrow walkways and then down another 350+ft. Not recommended for seniors. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
First time in Haines.
Sail Date: July 2015
First time in Haines. Good tour...rainforest hike was great. Saw mother bear and cubs from about two miles away. Awesome! Eagles galore. Beautiful views and vistas.
First time in Haines. Good tour...rainforest hike was great. Saw mother bear and cubs from about two miles away. Awesome! Eagles galore. Beautiful views and vistas. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We went to the Discovery-endorsed Kroeschel Wildlife refuge.
Sail Date: June 2015
We went to the Discovery-endorsed Kroeschel Wildlife refuge. The refuge itself was very fun and interesting. You see lots of cool animals and even get to pet some of them. The issue is getting there. It's 2 HOURS away. So first you ... Read More
We went to the Discovery-endorsed Kroeschel Wildlife refuge. The refuge itself was very fun and interesting. You see lots of cool animals and even get to pet some of them. The issue is getting there. It's 2 HOURS away. So first you get on a ferry to the town of Haines, which isn't so bad, but then when you get to Haines it's another HOUR on a SCHOOL BUS on bumpy roads, then AFTER you spend like 2 hours at the refuge, it's 2 more hours of this nonsense to get back to the ship. Is it worth it? There were animals you would never see, and would never see that close up... but it's up to you whether it's worth it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Steve Kroshel's park was beyond amazingly cool.
Sail Date: September 2013
Steve Kroshel's park was beyond amazingly cool. Intense amount of animal interaction for guests!
Steve Kroshel's park was beyond amazingly cool. Intense amount of animal interaction for guests! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Whale watching in the evening.
Sail Date: June 2013
Whale watching in the evening. We spotted 9 humpback whales. It was very exciting.
Whale watching in the evening. We spotted 9 humpback whales. It was very exciting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
A boat ride to Haines and Davidson Glacier.
Sail Date: June 2013
A boat ride to Haines and Davidson Glacier. Whales & Eagles along the way. A stop for a picnic lunch then a bus ride to the canoes. After a short paddle the motor went in the water for the rest of the ride to the Glacier. The we walked ... Read More
A boat ride to Haines and Davidson Glacier. Whales & Eagles along the way. A stop for a picnic lunch then a bus ride to the canoes. After a short paddle the motor went in the water for the rest of the ride to the Glacier. The we walked out to see the Glacier. A really nice day Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We rode the water taxi (catamaran) down to Haines, which was an interesting experience in itself.
Sail Date: September 2012
We rode the water taxi (catamaran) down to Haines, which was an interesting experience in itself. Along the way we saw a whale do a full breach (completely out of the water), but it happened only once so no one got a picture. ... Read More
We rode the water taxi (catamaran) down to Haines, which was an interesting experience in itself. Along the way we saw a whale do a full breach (completely out of the water), but it happened only once so no one got a picture. ("Nuts!") Buses were waiting at the pier in Haines so there is only a minimum of walking for those with mobility problems. Saw Harbor Seals, numerous bald eagles, and some bears, along with pink salmon jumping out of the water at Chilkoot Lake. Although the bear viewing wasn't optimum (i.e. They weren't standing in the middle of the river pulling salmon out with their great timing. Rather, they were lazy bears who were standing at the weir and picking the salmon off as they got hung-up. Oh well, who are we to judge?), bears are bears and are impressive creatures no matter how you see them. We were delighted at the spectacle. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Did the Glacier Point Wilderness Safari.
Sail Date: July 2012
Did the Glacier Point Wilderness Safari. Got to do a little of everything (boating, hiking, glacier watching, etc), which was nice.
Did the Glacier Point Wilderness Safari. Got to do a little of everything (boating, hiking, glacier watching, etc), which was nice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
It was really nice to see the animals up close.
Sail Date: June 2012
It was really nice to see the animals up close. We got to touch caribou antlers, get kissed by a moose, etc. Nice boxed lunch at the end. I was concerned about walking up the steel hill w/ a bad knee, but it went slow so it wasn't ... Read More
It was really nice to see the animals up close. We got to touch caribou antlers, get kissed by a moose, etc. Nice boxed lunch at the end. I was concerned about walking up the steel hill w/ a bad knee, but it went slow so it wasn't a problem. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises