Skagway bus / train ride – This was a fantastic tour. We booked this tour through BeyondSkagway.com and had a private bus tour to Emerald Lake with stops along the way. This tour was about $250 per person.
The morning bus ride out was riddled with fog. The driver, Candace, told us that for July the weather was very typical. My mother was concerned about safety and driving in the fog, but there was so little traffic and Candace really knew the road well. I asked her to pick out her favorite stops because we were not familiar with the various stops. We ended stopping at a glacier waterfall and having a drink of fresh glacier melt water. It was very cold and very tasty. We stopped several times for photos at various lakes and mountains, but the best stop was at the puppies. For $25 per vehicle, we all got out to hold and pet puppies that are being trained to be dog-sled dogs. What a blast!
Once we reached Emerald Lake, we stopped for photos. This lake is gorgeous with a deep emerald green color due to diatoms and runoff from the mountains. This is well worth the trip.
Several of my group members asked why a 65 mile (each way) trip would take 7 hours. With all the stops and lunch along the way, it ended up taking what it did. It was a perfect trip and worth the 7 hours. This was with BeyondSkagwayTours.com, excellent outfit!
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