Skagway Yukon Van Tour Excursion Reviews

See the remarkable Yukon on a comfortable and intimate guided van tour in Skagway. You will be in awe of its captivating beauty!
Booked with a local tour operator through Viator.
Booked with a local tour operator through Viator. Bus driver was also the tour guide and did an excellent job getting us to the Yukon border with plenty of narration during the drive.
Booked with a local tour operator through Viator. Bus driver was also the tour guide and did an excellent job getting us to the Yukon border with plenty of narration during the drive. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Got great pics of the yukon but did not get to Emerald Lake because of KNOWN construction potential ...
Got great pics of the yukon but did not get to Emerald Lake because of KNOWN construction potential issues. Also saw NO wildlife and tour site mentioned spotting various wildlife. The mid day lunch stop at Caribou Crossing, to our ... Read More
Got great pics of the yukon but did not get to Emerald Lake because of KNOWN construction potential issues. Also saw NO wildlife and tour site mentioned spotting various wildlife. The mid day lunch stop at Caribou Crossing, to our family, was a tourist trap and we did not get any real time or interaction with the sled dogs or really learn about it, it was more touristy than a real traditional mushers camp. Our guide was lovely, and it wasnt her fault, but I would recommend families book a tour that maybe doesn't go as deep into the yukon but does NOT go to caribou crossing and waste time there. Also I would check in advance with any tour to confirm whether construction may "derail" some of your plans, because most of these port cities in Alaska have ONE highway in and the same one out, so any construction or anything can affect your plans and may make you want to change things. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The highlight of our trip, going into the Canadian Yikon and then taking the scenic train back to ...
The highlight of our trip, going into the Canadian Yikon and then taking the scenic train back to town
The highlight of our trip, going into the Canadian Yikon and then taking the scenic train back to town Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
6 of us took a AC van into Yukon Territory through Dyea Dave!
6 of us took a AC van into Yukon Territory through Dyea Dave! It was a great experience and our guide was very knowledgeable about the area and gave fun little facts throughout the trip. She gave us plenty of time at each stop and we ... Read More
6 of us took a AC van into Yukon Territory through Dyea Dave! It was a great experience and our guide was very knowledgeable about the area and gave fun little facts throughout the trip. She gave us plenty of time at each stop and we never felt rushed the entire day! Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We took the Yukon Rail and Bus excursion with Chilkoot Charters.
We took the Yukon Rail and Bus excursion with Chilkoot Charters. We took the bus up (Emerald Lake, Lake Bennett) and the train back from Fraser. Highly recommend. You must bring your passport.
We took the Yukon Rail and Bus excursion with Chilkoot Charters. We took the bus up (Emerald Lake, Lake Bennett) and the train back from Fraser. Highly recommend. You must bring your passport. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Second time on this tour and second time with the same driver, Pete.
Second time on this tour and second time with the same driver, Pete. If you take this tour, try to get Pete, he is terrific. Great stories and history of the area. The scenery is magnificent. Much better than the train.
Second time on this tour and second time with the same driver, Pete. If you take this tour, try to get Pete, he is terrific. Great stories and history of the area. The scenery is magnificent. Much better than the train. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I'll review those separately.
I'll review those separately. In Skagway, we took the Yukon Rail & Bus Excursion through Chilkoot Charters & Tours. My husband and I had taken it on our previous cruise and loved it. Jenny, our driver, made this an awesome ... Read More
I'll review those separately. In Skagway, we took the Yukon Rail & Bus Excursion through Chilkoot Charters & Tours. My husband and I had taken it on our previous cruise and loved it. Jenny, our driver, made this an awesome day! She was friendly and informative, without trying to be a comedian all day! She gave us quiet time, with some beautiful background music, on the trip back to the train, to soak up the majesty of our surroundings. We stopped from time to time for pictures, saw a brown bear, and had a wonderful stop for lunch and sled dog puppies (among other things) at the Caribou Crossing Trading Post. Jenny, our wonderful driver/guide, dropped us off at the Scenic Railway for an unforgettable ride back to the ship. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We took a bus tour on a small bus through the Yukon and as far as Carcross (Caribou Crossing).
We took a bus tour on a small bus through the Yukon and as far as Carcross (Caribou Crossing). It included lunch, as well as admission into the attraction at Carcross. The Yukon is very beautiful, and well worth the trip.
We took a bus tour on a small bus through the Yukon and as far as Carcross (Caribou Crossing). It included lunch, as well as admission into the attraction at Carcross. The Yukon is very beautiful, and well worth the trip. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Loved it.
Loved it. Pricey, especially for us Canadians who have to add 35% to every dollar spent....but this tour was well worth it.
Loved it. Pricey, especially for us Canadians who have to add 35% to every dollar spent....but this tour was well worth it. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Skagway was beautiful and trip to Yukon was amazing.
Skagway was beautiful and trip to Yukon was amazing.
Skagway was beautiful and trip to Yukon was amazing. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
6 hour round trip tour to Yukon with various stops for photos and restrooms.
6 hour round trip tour to Yukon with various stops for photos and restrooms. Stopped at a small cafe for free sandwiches and pie for lunch. Small menu but adequate. Enjoyed a stop in one village where we could shop for about 30 minutes.
6 hour round trip tour to Yukon with various stops for photos and restrooms. Stopped at a small cafe for free sandwiches and pie for lunch. Small menu but adequate. Enjoyed a stop in one village where we could shop for about 30 minutes. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We used Frontier Excursions Yukon Discovery Tour.
We used Frontier Excursions Yukon Discovery Tour. We chose this because the train, depending on the trip type you take, stops at Fraser, and you return via bus on the highway. The van to the Yukon follows the Klondike highway past Fraser ... Read More
We used Frontier Excursions Yukon Discovery Tour. We chose this because the train, depending on the trip type you take, stops at Fraser, and you return via bus on the highway. The van to the Yukon follows the Klondike highway past Fraser and goes all the way to Caribou Crossing just past Carcross in the Yukon. Obviously you see a lot more: We stopped at the Welcome to Yukon sign, Welcome to Alaska sign, and stopped for pictures at the Carcross Desert, Bove Island, and Emerald Lake, along with some other picturesque areas crossing the mountains. We were lucky in that we saw a Brown bear along the side of the road eating Dandelions, and another Brown Bear on the way back. The narration was top notch. There was also lunch at Caribou Crossing and a chance to play with the sled dog puppies and tour a small taxidermy museum. All this for less than the cost of the railroad tour. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We did the Yukoner half day tour and it was absolutely amazing.
We did the Yukoner half day tour and it was absolutely amazing. The best pictures from the vacation came from this excursion. It was reasonably priced, professional, and very informative.
We did the Yukoner half day tour and it was absolutely amazing. The best pictures from the vacation came from this excursion. It was reasonably priced, professional, and very informative. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Fantastic tour guide Heidi provided a great narration to the wonderful sights of the Yukon.
Fantastic tour guide Heidi provided a great narration to the wonderful sights of the Yukon. We saw 7 bears, numerous Dall Sheep and mountain goats, eagles, etc.
Fantastic tour guide Heidi provided a great narration to the wonderful sights of the Yukon. We saw 7 bears, numerous Dall Sheep and mountain goats, eagles, etc. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Was too short in time and so did not stop at a lot of picture taking spots where others were ...
Was too short in time and so did not stop at a lot of picture taking spots where others were stopped. .
Was too short in time and so did not stop at a lot of picture taking spots where others were stopped. . Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great trip into the Yukon.
Great trip into the Yukon. This was a wonderful way to really get off the beaten path and really see some of Inland Alaska & Canada. Well worth the cost.
Great trip into the Yukon. This was a wonderful way to really get off the beaten path and really see some of Inland Alaska & Canada. Well worth the cost. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Took a tour to the Yukon!
Took a tour to the Yukon! It is beyond beautiful! Saw mountain goats, a desert, and superior scenery! So worth my time and money!
Took a tour to the Yukon! It is beyond beautiful! Saw mountain goats, a desert, and superior scenery! So worth my time and money! Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our driver/guide Mike Swayze took us up the highway to White Pass describing all of the points of ...
Our driver/guide Mike Swayze took us up the highway to White Pass describing all of the points of significance and stopping at many points along the way to give us picture taking opportunities. In the course of the ride we crossed over ... Read More
Our driver/guide Mike Swayze took us up the highway to White Pass describing all of the points of significance and stopping at many points along the way to give us picture taking opportunities. In the course of the ride we crossed over into the Yukon Territory of Canada and we had to show our passports. We saw all of the things the brochure promised including Emerald Lake which does look like an emerald, the world's smallest 'desert', the Mounty Museum, the Arctic Wildlife museum and we got to see the dogs pulling the sleds. There were some husky puppies available for adoption as well as for petting. This was at Caribou Crossing where we also had a delicious chicken BBQ lunch. A stop was also made at Carcross, which had a really interesting store with a lot of memorabilia as well as souvenirs for sale. On the way back we stopped at the various location signs for picture taking. It was a wonderful six and a half hour trip. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Terrific in every way.
Terrific in every way. There is a lot of different opportunities where the van stops for pictures. We stopped at a sled dog training facility where there is also a taxidermy museum of Smithsonian quality. Plenty of animals in the ... Read More
Terrific in every way. There is a lot of different opportunities where the van stops for pictures. We stopped at a sled dog training facility where there is also a taxidermy museum of Smithsonian quality. Plenty of animals in the petting zoo. Lunch was fall off of the bone BBQ chicken with cole slaw, bread and homemade donuts. Very well worth every penny. The driver, Tyler, was fun, informative and a great guide. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice vehicle, very comfortable, and we were able to customize our tour.
Nice vehicle, very comfortable, and we were able to customize our tour.
Nice vehicle, very comfortable, and we were able to customize our tour. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Bus driver was very good at telling us of the history of the town.
Bus driver was very good at telling us of the history of the town. Tour through historic district to Skagway Overlook - an old town, some good history Visit Skagway Overlook - Nice overlook of the town and glaciers in the distance ... Read More
Bus driver was very good at telling us of the history of the town. Tour through historic district to Skagway Overlook - an old town, some good history Visit Skagway Overlook - Nice overlook of the town and glaciers in the distance Tour to City of Skagway Museum & Skagway Sculpture Garden - more history. Visit Skagway Museum & Sculpture Garden - Small, but need more time (can go back) Tour to The Days of '98 Show - more history Watch The Days of '98 Show - If you like community theater, this is good Tour back to cruise ship pier - a bit more about the town Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Wonderful drive to the Yukon.
Wonderful drive to the Yukon. Very good scenery and stops.
Wonderful drive to the Yukon. Very good scenery and stops. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Got to go to the Yukon territory for lunch.
Got to go to the Yukon territory for lunch. Had a few photo stops in some quite beautiful places.
Got to go to the Yukon territory for lunch. Had a few photo stops in some quite beautiful places. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We did a tour with Dyea Dave - highly recommend.
We did a tour with Dyea Dave - highly recommend. We went up to Emerald Lake - absolutely stunning.
We did a tour with Dyea Dave - highly recommend. We went up to Emerald Lake - absolutely stunning. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our guide Renee was so knowledgeable since she was a local and stopped at a lot of places for ...
Our guide Renee was so knowledgeable since she was a local and stopped at a lot of places for pictures (as well as taking pics of us!). She was also great with time management getting us through the Canadian checkpoint before the rest of ... Read More
Our guide Renee was so knowledgeable since she was a local and stopped at a lot of places for pictures (as well as taking pics of us!). She was also great with time management getting us through the Canadian checkpoint before the rest of the tour buses and charter buses as there was an hour+ wait the week prior. Also, Emerald lake is BEAUTIFUL! Would highly recommend this tour!! Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International