Skagway Gold Panning Excursion Reviews

Catch the gold fever searching for yellow nuggets in the heart of historic Skagway.
Sail Date: September 2018
Gold panning tour much tourist for me loved the tour on the Alaska highway.
Gold panning tour much tourist for me loved the tour on the Alaska highway. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Meh
Sail Date: August 2018
A great experience. Try to take the Gold Rush Dog sled excursion if you can! We were able to find a couple of flakes of gold.
A great experience. Try to take the Gold Rush Dog sled excursion if you can! We were able to find a couple of flakes of gold. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: August 2018
We got a recommendation from a local and just walked to Back Alley Rock on 5th street and did their gold panning. My son was super careful and found 15 flakes of gold in his pan so he was super happy! We were happy, because it was only $24 ... Read More
We got a recommendation from a local and just walked to Back Alley Rock on 5th street and did their gold panning. My son was super careful and found 15 flakes of gold in his pan so he was super happy! We were happy, because it was only $24 per pan. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: August 2018
Alaska 360 was the name of the company. Easy and fun for kids especially - can turn your gold flakes into a keepsake.
Alaska 360 was the name of the company. Easy and fun for kids especially - can turn your gold flakes into a keepsake. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: June 2018
It was an excursion that included seeing dog sledding, gold panning and a -40 degree simulator (a giant freezer). This excursion provided an overview of dog sledding. You got to see and pet the dog and got to hold the puppies. Gold panning ... Read More
It was an excursion that included seeing dog sledding, gold panning and a -40 degree simulator (a giant freezer). This excursion provided an overview of dog sledding. You got to see and pet the dog and got to hold the puppies. Gold panning was fun and guaranteed you would find some gold. The family walked away with about $40 worth of old. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: June 2018
Got separated from my group and almost missed the lunch. The gold panning was fun but they want you to buy expensive jewelry or cases to put your gold in.
Got separated from my group and almost missed the lunch. The gold panning was fun but they want you to buy expensive jewelry or cases to put your gold in. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: June 2018
This was adorable and fun for our kids- we loved meeting the puppies! The dog mushers were really interesting and I'm happy we did it. The dogs, cold room and gold-panning are all located in this little tourist destination created ... Read More
This was adorable and fun for our kids- we loved meeting the puppies! The dog mushers were really interesting and I'm happy we did it. The dogs, cold room and gold-panning are all located in this little tourist destination created just outside of port. It didn't quite feel authentic but it was still a nice day together . Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: June 2018
Ok...I thought this excursion might be a little cheesy, but we had an awesome time! It was a lot of fun. Wanted to do it again. Recommend.
Ok...I thought this excursion might be a little cheesy, but we had an awesome time! It was a lot of fun. Wanted to do it again. Recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Sail Date: May 2018
Was ok for the price! Ride over was in a school bus. All you can eat salmon was good. The show put on by the country girls was funny. the gold panning was a learning experience.
Was ok for the price! Ride over was in a school bus. All you can eat salmon was good. The show put on by the country girls was funny. the gold panning was a learning experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: May 2018
Part of a combined tour with a dogsled demonstration, "the 40 below experience," and the White Pass Scenic Railway. Dogsledders were experienced and engaging at sharing their love of the sport and their dogs. Puppies were ... Read More
Part of a combined tour with a dogsled demonstration, "the 40 below experience," and the White Pass Scenic Railway. Dogsledders were experienced and engaging at sharing their love of the sport and their dogs. Puppies were predictably adorable. Gold panning was just long enough to be fun, not frustrating. One minute in the 40-below room is all you get but all you need to appreciate it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: September 2017
really fun especially as we were trying to get more gold than each other
really fun especially as we were trying to get more gold than each other Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: August 2017
Found gold which we got to keep. Played with puppies.
Found gold which we got to keep. Played with puppies. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: July 2017
Very fun. The actors made the experience really great. Don't forget to get the hot, fresh baked cookies. Yummy.
Very fun. The actors made the experience really great. Don't forget to get the hot, fresh baked cookies. Yummy. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: July 2017
Kind of a goofy experience in Liarsville with a great salmon bake (they had chicken, salads, and other food as well), a silly show put on by the locals, and the chance to learn a little about gold panning without having to wade through a ... Read More
Kind of a goofy experience in Liarsville with a great salmon bake (they had chicken, salads, and other food as well), a silly show put on by the locals, and the chance to learn a little about gold panning without having to wade through a river. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: June 2017
The gold panning was definitely more for kids as most adults tried for a minute or two and then left their stations.
The gold panning was definitely more for kids as most adults tried for a minute or two and then left their stations. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: June 2017
In Skagway we did go on a salmon bake and panning for gold. I would have rather not go since we ate outside and the wind was 40 miles an hour and misting. But had paid for it and was sure if I didn't go I would be out the money
In Skagway we did go on a salmon bake and panning for gold. I would have rather not go since we ate outside and the wind was 40 miles an hour and misting. But had paid for it and was sure if I didn't go I would be out the money Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: May 2017
When you arrive you are given instructions on how to pan for gold and then you are given a pan of pay dirt. It was fun, a little scary when you start dunking and let the dirt/rocks out of the pan. Good thing gold weighs more and sticks ... Read More
When you arrive you are given instructions on how to pan for gold and then you are given a pan of pay dirt. It was fun, a little scary when you start dunking and let the dirt/rocks out of the pan. Good thing gold weighs more and sticks to the bottom of the pan. We got a few flakes worth $12.97 (two pans worth). You get to keep your gold flakes in a black plastic tube. Cute memento! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: May 2017
Gold panning didn't do a thing for me, but a lot of the people around me enjoyed it.
Gold panning didn't do a thing for me, but a lot of the people around me enjoyed it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: May 2017
We had booked a 8 hour train Lake Bennett excursion but the driver left 15-20 minutes early. The White Pass Railroad refunded our money we had paid for the Lake Bennett Adventure and let us pick what excursion we wanted to go on. We ended ... Read More
We had booked a 8 hour train Lake Bennett excursion but the driver left 15-20 minutes early. The White Pass Railroad refunded our money we had paid for the Lake Bennett Adventure and let us pick what excursion we wanted to go on. We ended up with a 3 hour train ride and gold panning. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Sail Date: May 2017
part of Sled Dogs, Gold Panning and 40 below. Musher Matt was entertaining and informative. Staff was as well
part of Sled Dogs, Gold Panning and 40 below. Musher Matt was entertaining and informative. Staff was as well Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: September 2016
Booked the train and gold panning as a package. Price was crazy expensive from what we are used to, $205 each. We ended up getting really lucky with some amazing weather, great views of the Skagway valley, fun bus driver on the way down ... Read More
Booked the train and gold panning as a package. Price was crazy expensive from what we are used to, $205 each. We ended up getting really lucky with some amazing weather, great views of the Skagway valley, fun bus driver on the way down and great gold panning experience with a classic gold panning guide. He stole the day with his instructions on how to gold pan, kudos to him! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: September 2016
For us... forget it . Tailings brought in from a commercial mine many miles away. You pan them in made troughs..Maybe we were expecting too much. Thought it would be at an old mine. Oh well did find a few specks of gold.
For us... forget it . Tailings brought in from a commercial mine many miles away. You pan them in made troughs..Maybe we were expecting too much. Thought it would be at an old mine. Oh well did find a few specks of gold. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: August 2016
15 mins listening to guy about panning gold and had less than 10 mins to pan 6 oz of dirt. RIPOFF b/c kids were miserable.
15 mins listening to guy about panning gold and had less than 10 mins to pan 6 oz of dirt. RIPOFF b/c kids were miserable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises