Skagway Gold Panning Excursion Reviews

Catch the gold fever searching for yellow nuggets in the heart of historic Skagway.
I panned about $13 worth of gold.
I panned about $13 worth of gold. I'm rich!
I panned about $13 worth of gold. I'm rich! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Fun and gold was found!
Fun and gold was found!
Fun and gold was found! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A great excursion first was a train ride then watching sled dogs then seeing what it feels like at ...
A great excursion first was a train ride then watching sled dogs then seeing what it feels like at 40 below then panning for gold.
A great excursion first was a train ride then watching sled dogs then seeing what it feels like at 40 below then panning for gold. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Compared to panning at Dredge 8, it wasn't worth the time.
Compared to panning at Dredge 8, it wasn't worth the time.
Compared to panning at Dredge 8, it wasn't worth the time. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
It was fun.
It was fun. Found about $27 in gold.
It was fun. Found about $27 in gold. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Taken to Liarsville by bus where we learned all about how it got its name and then panned for gold, ...
Taken to Liarsville by bus where we learned all about how it got its name and then panned for gold, which we got to keep and then off to a bus ride across the Continental Divide , which marks the official border between Yukon Territory in ... Read More
Taken to Liarsville by bus where we learned all about how it got its name and then panned for gold, which we got to keep and then off to a bus ride across the Continental Divide , which marks the official border between Yukon Territory in Canada and Alaska in US. Opportunities to see an Inukshuk which marked the border and the Welcome to Alaska sign. Got to see glaciers from afar and were delayed at the border coming back due to regulations and road work so they contacted our ship and they had to wait for us. That is the advantage to booking through the cruise line. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A delicious salmon-based lunch paired with a contrived gold panning experience and ...
A delicious salmon-based lunch paired with a contrived gold panning experience and community-theater level entertainment. The "history" portion of Liarsville seemed unreliable. Don't waste your time or money.
A delicious salmon-based lunch paired with a contrived gold panning experience and community-theater level entertainment. The "history" portion of Liarsville seemed unreliable. Don't waste your time or money. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
It is part of the Sled dog tour.
It is part of the Sled dog tour. It was fun.
It is part of the Sled dog tour. It was fun. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Very fun and good for all ages.
Very fun and good for all ages. The food was good and the show was funny.
Very fun and good for all ages. The food was good and the show was funny. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
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.
Gold panning tour much tourist for me loved the tour on the Alaska highway. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A great experience.
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
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We got a recommendation from a local and just walked to Back Alley Rock on 5th street and did their ...
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
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Alaska 360 was the name of the company.
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
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
It was an excursion that included seeing dog sledding, gold panning and a -40 degree simulator (a ...
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
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Got separated from my group and almost missed the lunch.
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
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was adorable and fun for our kids- we loved meeting the puppies!
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
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Ok...I thought this excursion might be a little cheesy, but we had an awesome time!
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
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Was ok for the price!
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
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Part of a combined tour with a dogsled demonstration, "the 40 below experience," and the White Pass ...
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
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
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
really fun especially as we were trying to get more gold than each other Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Found gold which we got to keep.
Found gold which we got to keep. Played with puppies.
Found gold which we got to keep. Played with puppies. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Very fun.
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
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Kind of a goofy experience in Liarsville with a great salmon bake (they had chicken, salads, and ...
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
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Fun to do!!
Fun to do!! Kept our gold in a pendant!
Fun to do!! Kept our gold in a pendant! Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The gold panning was definitely more for kids as most adults tried for a minute or two and then ...
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
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line