Skagway White Pass Scenic Railway Excursion Reviews

The unforgettable journey on the White Pass Scenic Railway is not just another train ride; built through rugged terrain, the route passes through tunnels and valleys en route to the scenic White Pass Summit.
Sail Date: September 2018
Took the bus over and the train back. Had a great time! Beautiful scenery.
Took the bus over and the train back. Had a great time! Beautiful scenery. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: September 2018
This was the best way to see Skagway ! It was fun , interesting ( our guide gave us so much local information and folklore > the views from the train were all anyone could hope for !
This was the best way to see Skagway ! It was fun , interesting ( our guide gave us so much local information and folklore > the views from the train were all anyone could hope for ! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: September 2018
We hiked up to Dewey Lake. I recommend the hike, but it is not for all ages. I also recommend the scenic rail ride. What an experience. The countryside is amazing.
We hiked up to Dewey Lake. I recommend the hike, but it is not for all ages. I also recommend the scenic rail ride. What an experience. The countryside is amazing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: September 2018
Must do this activity, the history is amazing as are the views. Americans bring your passports, you're going to Canada. No need to book with the cruise ship, you can make your own way to the station at this port. If you can find ... Read More
Must do this activity, the history is amazing as are the views. Americans bring your passports, you're going to Canada. No need to book with the cruise ship, you can make your own way to the station at this port. If you can find the tickets cheaper elsewhere. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: September 2018
wonderful scenery on a bright sunny warm day. coudn't have been better.
wonderful scenery on a bright sunny warm day. coudn't have been better. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: September 2018
We always enjoy that train ride. Great scenery and great historical narratives.
We always enjoy that train ride. Great scenery and great historical narratives. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: September 2018
Well worth the extra few dollars to take the luxury version of this trip. Snacks, wine, beer, coffee etc., and very comfortable seats. From what I could see of the regular seating it appeared to be benches with no refreshments. This was a ... Read More
Well worth the extra few dollars to take the luxury version of this trip. Snacks, wine, beer, coffee etc., and very comfortable seats. From what I could see of the regular seating it appeared to be benches with no refreshments. This was a very enjoyable and worthwhile excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: September 2018
This was a great excursion, views and sights from the mountainside were unbelievable.
This was a great excursion, views and sights from the mountainside were unbelievable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: September 2018
We loved the bus ride up to Carcross but felt our tour guide could have told us a few more things about what we were seeing-- instead of simply telling us-- this is the most beautiful place on the route. Also the train ride was ... Read More
We loved the bus ride up to Carcross but felt our tour guide could have told us a few more things about what we were seeing-- instead of simply telling us-- this is the most beautiful place on the route. Also the train ride was unforgetable. However, the train car workers were some of the rudest, most unkind people I have ever interacted with. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: September 2018
Did the train up the pass and the mini van back on a slightly different route. Great experience quiet diverse scenery. It stops in Fraser BC doesn't go all the way to the Yukon. The Gold rush stories were fascinating.
Did the train up the pass and the mini van back on a slightly different route. Great experience quiet diverse scenery. It stops in Fraser BC doesn't go all the way to the Yukon. The Gold rush stories were fascinating. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: September 2018
Fantastic views. Comfortable ride.
Fantastic views. Comfortable ride. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: September 2018
Another neat ride, something to check off list, not sure if it is a good value for eh money.
Another neat ride, something to check off list, not sure if it is a good value for eh money. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: September 2018
LOVED IT! First time on a train. So beautiful. Great historic information.
LOVED IT! First time on a train. So beautiful. Great historic information. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: September 2018
Save money and don't book through the cruise line if you want to go on a railway tour. It's absolutely worth it and the railway is RIGHT by the port. Maybe a 10 minute walk; maybe longer if you walk slow. Just buy your own ticket ... Read More
Save money and don't book through the cruise line if you want to go on a railway tour. It's absolutely worth it and the railway is RIGHT by the port. Maybe a 10 minute walk; maybe longer if you walk slow. Just buy your own ticket and board the train. We didn't realize how close it was. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: September 2018
We boarded the train early in the morning. There is a stove in each car but if you are not close to it there is a chill. Just be aware of this and dress appropriately. We were comfortable in our boots and jackets. There is a bathroom ... Read More
We boarded the train early in the morning. There is a stove in each car but if you are not close to it there is a chill. Just be aware of this and dress appropriately. We were comfortable in our boots and jackets. There is a bathroom in each vintage car. There was complimentary bottled water but no other food or drink. Our train went across the Canadian border . You do not get off train and do not need your passport. The engine "switched around and we headed back down mountain. Before heading the other direction we all stood in unison, flipped our seats and traded sides. We all got a great view either coming or going. There is commentary up and down discussing the history of the gold rush and pointing out sights along the way. It is amazing any animals or humans survived this journey. There are other options for this journey. For instance you could ride a bus up and the train down or you can go further to the Yukon. You are given a commemorative booklet that discusses the journey and provides a map to follow along the journey. We also took a street car tour. This is around Skagway which is a small town. The drivers are the guides and are dressed in period costumes. It is fun and you will learn a bit more about the town and its characters. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Sail Date: September 2018
Such beautiful scenery going through the mountains of Alaska on the White Pass train. Loved hearing the history of gold mining there.
Such beautiful scenery going through the mountains of Alaska on the White Pass train. Loved hearing the history of gold mining there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: September 2018
This was my favorite excursion! The scenery was just beautiful and our narrator was extremely entertaining!!!
This was my favorite excursion! The scenery was just beautiful and our narrator was extremely entertaining!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: August 2018
Fantastic Guide (Jennie), we did the bus up and rail back. The independent charter used smaller buses, which was important to us. The guide was great, we made 3-4 stops on the way up to the train. She got our bus of 24 people on our car ... Read More
Fantastic Guide (Jennie), we did the bus up and rail back. The independent charter used smaller buses, which was important to us. The guide was great, we made 3-4 stops on the way up to the train. She got our bus of 24 people on our car before the other groups assigned to that same car, so we got to sit on the right side of the train for the way down- much better view on that side. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: August 2018
This is our most favorite Alaskan city. White pass scenic railway, organized by cruise line is phenomenon. Minus one star because of the visit at Liarsville. We stopped there for an hour for nothing.
This is our most favorite Alaskan city. White pass scenic railway, organized by cruise line is phenomenon. Minus one star because of the visit at Liarsville. We stopped there for an hour for nothing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: August 2018
Again, it's nice to be in a small group with a personable and entertaining driver. No fighting crowds and we got to stop more often.
Again, it's nice to be in a small group with a personable and entertaining driver. No fighting crowds and we got to stop more often. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: August 2018
Phenomenal excursion on a train from Skagway, AK, to Fraser, BC, including narrative of the Klondike gold rush and surrounding vistas!
Phenomenal excursion on a train from Skagway, AK, to Fraser, BC, including narrative of the Klondike gold rush and surrounding vistas! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: August 2018
We did the White Pass Railway and Gold Panning. Train ride was amazing! Kids loved the gold panning.
We did the White Pass Railway and Gold Panning. Train ride was amazing! Kids loved the gold panning. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: August 2018
We rode the train up and bicycled down the mountain. Awesome experience and great guide. I'd highly recommend this one - at least the train ride if you don't want to bike. The ride was incredible and probably the highlight of ... Read More
We rode the train up and bicycled down the mountain. Awesome experience and great guide. I'd highly recommend this one - at least the train ride if you don't want to bike. The ride was incredible and probably the highlight of all the excursions. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line